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A Grateful Heart

This Thanksgiving week, all of us have much to be grateful for—and NFL players popped onto our TV screens repeatedly during Thursday’s games to tell us what they are thankful for. They expressed gratitude for lots of things—the big Thanksgiving dinner, their health, their abilities, their families, their teammates, the opportunity to play a kids’ game for big money. Some…

Who We’re Thankful To

This Thanksgiving week, all of us have much to be thankful for—and NFL players will be popping onto our TV screens repeatedly during tomorrow’s games to tell us what they are thankful for. They will express gratitude for lots of things—the big thanksgiving dinner, their health, their abilities, their families, their teammates, the opportunity to play a kids’ game for…

Giving Grateful Praise

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As a boy growing up with very athletic brothers, I loved sports and desperately wanted to play and compete—and to do so at a high level. Unfortunately for me, I was something of a late bloomer. Every year, I was cut from Little League, so I set my sights on junior high football. But I was only on the football…

An Attitude of Thankfulness Podcast

It’s that time of year again. Time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings God’s bestowed. This weekend on Sports Spectrum, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas joins the team to discuss ways for living a life of gratitude all year long. Don’t miss this edition of Sports Spectrum.

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 He is good, For His…

Thankful

Tomorrow, of course, is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. There will be some football games that will try to capture our attention and, for many of us, a wonderful meal to more than satisfy our appetites. What may be missing in the midst of our Thanksgiving, however, is some intentional thankfulness. It is certainly not my intent to lay…

Bad Memories

As a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, I was among the many who were absolutely livid when former Browns owner Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore. He became public enemy number one on Lake Erie and was never able to return to Cleveland again. Yet, in spite of the anger Cleveland fans held for years, I was nevertheless saddened that,…

Labor Day

On this holiday when we celebrate work, most of us get to celebrate work with a day of rest. Of course, that isn’t true of most professional athletes. When they are in their seasons, there is still work to be done. In fact, in past years Labor Day was a day in which many Major League teams would play double…

All-Star Quality

In May, when the Angels’ ace pitcher Jered Weaver threw the first no-hitter of his career, he was overwhelmed with emotion. When interviewed, Weaver, an All-Star hurler by any standard, immediately began to talk about his parents and wife, the support of his family and their importance in his life, and how this master-class pitching performance would never have been…

A Thankful Heart

This Thanksgiving, NFL players popped onto our TV screens repeatedly during Thursday’s games to tell us what they are thankful for. They expressed gratitude for lots of things—the big thanksgiving dinner, their health, their abilities, their families, their teammates, the opportunity to play a kids’ game for big money. Some gave thanks for our troops who serve our country so…