Tags: love of God

Falling Short

Last Friday night, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was, again, dominant as he faced the Boston Red Sox in Arlington, Texas. Darvish struck out 12 while walking only two, and went 8 2/3 innings in the 8-0 Ranger victory. Unfoirtunately for Darvish, it was with 2 outs in the night inning that he lost a…

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Rehearsing the Fundamentals

For diehard baseball fans, what gets us through the long, cold months of winter is not just the promise of spring—it is the promise of spring training. We can now all breathe a sigh of relief, for spring training started this week. For fans, it is so wonderfully refreshing to see the players on the…

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Go Time

We are now entering a most critical time in the men’s college basketball season. With only a handful of games to go before conference tournaments set the table for March Madness, teams are battling to avoid surprising upsets and to establish their credentials for the Big Dance in March. Syracuse, atop the rankings for much…

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Group of Death

Fans of 32 nations around the world watched with anticipation last Friday as the draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup took place. This random draw distributes the 32 national teams into 8 groups of four, which will play down to the final 16 teams in the competition next summer in Brazil. In every soccer…

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Giving Thanks

This is Thanksgiving weekend, and it is one of my favorite times in the year. I enjoy the food (of course) and the football (even if I nap through the Lions game), and I enjoy having some time to reflect on the blessings of God. Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is…

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A Special Moment

Every now and then, there is a moment. A moment when all of the dog-eat-dog, win-at-all-costs, take-no-prisoner approach to sports takes a back-seat and something special happens. Just such a special moment happened this past Saturday afternoon at the Nebraska spring football game. Seven-year-old Jack Hoffman was there as a guest of the football team…

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Great Disappointment

To say that Bristol Motor Speedway has not been kind to Tony Stewart would be putting it mildly. In 29 career Sprint Cup races at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, Stewart has only 1 win and 8 top tens. This for a driver who has multiple championships and 47 total career wins. I think Tony could…

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New Opportunities

Last week must have been a whirlwind for Andy Reid. He woke up Monday morning as he had every Monday morning for the past 14 years—as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. By day’s end, however, Andy had been fired. He expressed his desire to continue coaching, and, by Friday, was the coach of…

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Setting The Stage

During the absolute glut of football presented over the Thanksgiving weekend, the final pieces began to fall into place for the college FBS national championship game. With their 22-13 win over USC, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame have pretty much punched their ticket for the title matchup. Their dance partner will be determined next…

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An Attitude of Thankfulness

This is Thanksgiving weekend, and it is one of my favorite times in the year. I enjoy the food (of course) and the football (even if I nap through the Lions game), and I enjoy just having some time to reflect on the blessings of God. Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the LORD, for…

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