Category Archives: Wide World of Sports

Super Success or Super Fail

This past Sunday night, the Super Bowl drew the largest television audience in history. An estimated 111.5 million people tuned in to the game between New England and Seattle. Thankfully, unlike last year it was far from a blowout and the game was actually settled in the last seconds of play. If you were inclined toward the […]

Team Colors

The NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament officially gets underway this weekend. If you read my post last week, it’ll be no surprise to discover that I look forward to it every year. I enjoy watching game after game after game as the exciting, and sometimes brutal eliminations take place. And you can be sure that I’ll […]

Greater than Gold

gold medalThe Olympic flame was extinguished at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday.  The athletes have since loaded up their equipment and headed for home, while we, the viewers, have returned to our favorite sitcoms, crime dramas, and reality shows.  Chances are, most of us won’t think much about snow sports and ice skating competitions until the winter of 2018.

But before we put these Olympic games completely on ice, take a moment to watch this video from skating gold medal winner, Scott Hamilton. Even if you don’t remember his spectacular Men’s performance in 1984, you’ll likely still recognize his voice as the skating commentator from these, and many previous, winter games. 

You may have already picked up his story on social media like I did, but if not, it’s certainly worth 10 minutes of your time.  Please don’t see this as only an inspiring account of another overcomer.  See yourself in his story.  Remember that a life of faith chooses to believe and trust God, whether you can understand His purpose or not. So as you watch, contemplate this question…

What possible purpose does God have for the obstacles in your life?  

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
~ 1 Peter 1:6-7

 

Lessons from a Fall

American figure skater Jeremy Abbott came to the Sochi Olympics sporting an impressive pedigree. As four time US National champion and current title holder, he was considered to be in contention for a medal for the Men’s skating title that was held last week.  However, that dream evaporated in an instant when the blade of […]