Tags: love of God

Simply Amazing

Amazing. That is the word used repeatedly over the weekend as people tried to describe the performance of Wisconsin running back Marvin Douglas this past Saturday. What was so amazing? He singlehandedly dismantled a pretty good Nebraska defense by running for 408 yards and 4 touchdowns. More amazing? Douglas achieved that on only 25 carries….

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Who We Can Trust?

As the Major League Baseball regular season winds down into its final days, there are two kinds of teams—the teams that will be playing in the post-season and the teams that will be clearing out their lockers and going home. What makes the difference? Certainly it is a complex question with many possible answers, but,…

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Walking by Faith

When the Cleveland Browns opened their 2014 NFL season, they did so with a new head coach—Mike Pettine. In fact, they started this campaign with their third new head coach in the last three years. While that kind of instability can produce plenty of uncertainty and a sense of organizational disorientation, it also forces the…

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Every Tribe and Nation

In the sports film Remember the Titans, we go back to the racially charged days of the early 1970s and a high school football program in Virginia that was experiencing forced integration. It is a terrific, inspiring, and well-told story of the struggle to come to grips with racial and ethnic biases, fears, and injustices….

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Extremely Surprising

I was recently watching a baseball game where a batter came to the plate with the bases loaded—having already hit a grand slam earlier in the game. As he stepped to the plate, with the opportunity to hit a second slam in the same game, the announcers mentioned a name that I hadn’t heard in…

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The Need For Heart

As the 2014 NFL season fully kicked into gear yesterday, filled with pomp and circumstance, the reminders were everywhere that the National Football League (like all professional sports) is a business. Every game’s commentary was peppered with conversations of union negotiations, new big money contracts, and more. The fact that sports is a business can…

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A Matter of Love

Some time ago I wrote an article for Our Daily Bread in which I mentioned seeing a young woman wearing a t-shirt which read, “Love is for losers.” I wrote about what a sad worldview that is and about how vital love is. It was a pretty decent article, I thought. Imagine my surprise, however,…

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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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