Articles Tagged 'Ball'

On Getting What We Deserve

On Getting What We Deserve

Fans sitting around him (some who had tried to make the catch themselves) berated him, threw beer and food at him, and threatened him.

Patrick Odum shares an insightful take on the target of Cubs' fans wrath for the past years for interfering with a foul ball trying to be caught by Moises Alou.

Is Anything Sacred?

Is Anything Sacred?

Why do we try to change God's standards?

Max Lucado reminds us that God's holiness standards do not change and that we must not compromise on what we feel called to do.

Your Default Face

Your Default Face

What do you look like when you are not trying look any certain way?

Deonna Shake uses her vast coaching and playing experience to introduce a key concept called "default face" and reminds us that how we carry ourselves says a lot about us.

Ready for Anything That Comes

Ready for Anything That Comes

Here is someone whose faith has stood the test of time and continues to display that faith in the face of great challenges.

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the decency, faith, and goodness of two former presidents, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

But Who Won the Game?

But Who Won the Game?

Sometimes the final score doesn't count as much as the way the game is played!

Rubel Shelly writes about a basketball game between the Gainesville Tornadoes and the Vanguard Vikings and the fans who helped give the team a life.

The Fourth Quarter

The Fourth Quarter

So are you ready for the buzzer to sound?

Teresa Bell Kindred reminds us to use the fourth quarter wisely and finish strong.

Consecrated?

Consecrated?

Black Friday a part of Thanksgiving, really?

Patrick Odum takes a risk and invites us to not be so pig-headed about how bad Black Friday or even shopping on Thanksgiving might be, but decide for ourselves and let others do the same as long as we do it giving thanks to God!

When Nobody Was Looking

When Nobody Was Looking

What would you have done?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that there are honest athletes and football players.

Play Like You're Loved

Play Like You're Loved

Are you trying to earn it?

Rubel Shelley takes a look at coach Scott Nagy of South Dakota State and sees a great slogan: play like you are loved.

What a Basketball Game!

What a Basketball Game!

March madness is here, but the best game was played in February!

Rubel Shelly takes us to El Paso and shares a story that will warm our hearts about a coach, a boy, a team, and good sportsmanship.

Knowing Your Role in the Game of Life

Knowing Your Role in the Game of Life

What position are you trying to play in life's big game?

Rick Brown talks about teaching a Bulgarian friend how to play softball and it reminds him that many followers, disciples, of Jesus need to be given a job description.

Tim Tebow Can't Win!?

Tim Tebow Can't Win!?

What's a young guy got to do?

Rubel Shelly wades into the Tim Tebow issue with some good insight and a reminder to wait and see how this all turns out.

Thankful for the Mercies

Thankful for the Mercies

Here's something you don't want to forget at the table of thanks today!

Rick Brown reminds us to be thankful for God's mercies.

A Tribute to a Coach and Friend

A Tribute to a Coach and Friend

Why turn down more money?

Rubel Shelly talks about friend and coach Garth Pleasant of Rochester College and his great coaching career and his training and raising up of young men.

We Want Ike!

We Want Ike!

When giving up something is winning for everyone!

Rubel Shelly tells about the Ike story that touches the heart and reminds us what sports are supposed to be about.

We Get to Play Baseball

We Get to Play Baseball

What do you get to do today?

Tom Norvell reminds us on this 2010 MLB Allstars game night about the blessings of what we get to do each day.

Perfect!?

Perfect!?

When perfect isn't perfect!

Patrick Odum reminds us of a horribly blown call in baseball that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game, and Patrick reminds us of what really makes us perfect.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Isn't it about time to get rid of the fluff and get back to the basics?

Rubel Shelly uses the recent world series and a few Casey Stengel stories about the early days of the Mets to remind us that the we need to get back to the basics of what we do as believers: love God and love each other.

A Dad Who Gets It

A Dad Who Gets It

Don't you wish you could handle things as well?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of what good fathers are like and that there are great stories out there to tell about good dads.

Why Leaders Don't Make Excuses

Why Leaders Don't Make Excuses

What, it's my fault?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the heart of leadership is not making excuses and helping others get the credit when things go right.

Maybe It Isn't Dead Yet

Maybe It Isn't Dead Yet

When is losing not such a big deal?

Rubel Shelly describes a rare but beautiful story of sportsmanship that helps us prepare for March madness.

Better than the Super Bowl

Better than the Super Bowl

Why would you cheer against your own team?

Rubel Shelly describes a better football game than the Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and this was between two high school teams, Grapevine Faith Christian and Gainesville State.

Who Cares?

Who Cares?

What do you do when kids don't respond to your good efforts?

Hal Runkel talks about putting up a basketball goal with his son and how his son responds inappropriately and how a dad responds properly.

Watch Out for Number 3

Watch Out for Number 3

O you'd better watch out or she will make you cry!

Sarah Stirman talks about her daughter's basketball playing and how coaches warn their teams to watch out for her, number 3.

More than One Way to Hit a Homerun

More than One Way to Hit a Homerun

When is a homerun not quite a homerun without some help?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us of a great home run story from D II women's softball and how the opposing team helped an injured competitor.