Category Archives: Lessons from Sports

Why I Need to Listen to My Wife (and Other Wise People)


This sucks. Oh, really? Yes, really. Why do I have to wrestle with doing the right thing? Why can’t I just play basketball, enjoy the exercise, and go home? Why do I have to fight this on-going internal civil war … Continue reading

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Does Your Competitive Streak Sometimes Kill the Joy of Community?


I got greedy. I wanted to end the morning with a win. Let the band strike up, “We Are the Champions,” because we’re marching into the weekend as the victors. We’d won every game of the morning’s basketball session. One … Continue reading

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4 Truths About Failure and Success


Okay, with the World Series going to a decisive winner-takes-all seventh game, let me begin with a trivia question. What record do Barry Bonds, Carlos Beltran, and Nelson Cruz currently share as of Friday morning (a record I hope Cruz … Continue reading

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A 3-D Relationship with God: Difficult, Dangerous, and Disheartening


Bang. Miss. Bang. Miss. Bang. Bang. Miss. Miss. Bang. Bang. Bang. Miss. Miss. Miss. Dang! Dang! Dang! If I had to hunt for a living, I’d starve. I started thinking about the ONE and failure on a Saturday after an … Continue reading

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A Life Full of Zeroes


Zero. Zero. Zero. I recorded my score each time until I tired of the activity. Then I continued to participate but stopped recording the results. What was the point? Zero plus zero plus zero adds up to a big, fat … Continue reading

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How Does the Past Affect the Present?


Okay, I’ve now officially moved into creepy-stalker-guy status. Let’s start with the where. Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, home of the Kansas City Royals. Now for the official disclaimer. I become an 8-year-old the moment I step near a … Continue reading

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