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Win this one for Bobby!

My high school soccer coach tried to motivate us to play better by telling us a story about his neighbor’s son who lost part of his finger while playing with a fire cracker. “Let’s win this one for Bobby!” We looked at each other in amazement and wondered why we would play harder for this unfortunate boy that we did not know.…

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Added by Don Netz on March 27, 2014 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

Coaching Richard Sherman

As an avid fan of sports, I was fascinated by the many responses to the final minutes of the Seahawks-49ers game this past Sunday and particularly the actions and words of Richard Sherman. Rather than dive into more rhetoric where the only winner is the media, I have been reflecting on how I hope I would respond if I had the incredible privilege of coaching Richard Sherman. Certainly, I realize I will never coach football, let alone in the NFL, but as I reflected…

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Added by Josh Beers on January 26, 2014 at 4:01pm — 2 Comments

Costume or Uniform?

Costume or Uniform?

A recent devotional booklet I used challenged my thoughts on discipleship with a unique illustration. Eunice McGarrahan spoke to the element of discipleship with the contrasting elements of a costume and a uniform. She stated; “A costume is something you put on and pretend that you are what you are wearing. A uniform, on the other hand, reminds you that you are, in fact, what you wear.” The point of the devotional that day was to become more like Christ by ‘putting…

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Added by David Herron on January 7, 2014 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

Sports . . . More Than Just a Game

Growing up, I lived for sports.  It didn’t matter the game—I was in!  All in!  The thrill of victory, the rivalry between opponents, the desire to succeed, and the cheers from fans were, at the time, what fueled my drive to compete.  It didn’t matter the season or the sport; I wanted to…

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Added by Micah Shaw on September 23, 2013 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

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