Tag Archives: excellence

Only the Best

A friend of mine used to get great cell phone service at his house. This was to be expected since he could literally stand in his yard and see the tower that provided his service. Then he noticed that his … Continue reading

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Excellent Shot!

A man who wanted to learn how to play golf hired a golf pro to teach him the game. The pro thought that the best way to learn would be to go out on the course and actually begin to … Continue reading

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The Leadership of Tim Duncan

Basketball great Tim Duncan just announced his retirement, ending a 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs. Long-time Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said that Duncan was “Irreplaceable.” Scott Layden, who spent four seasons as the Spurs assistant General Manager, said—“Leadership … Continue reading

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Part of the Church

I am solely responsible for a classic blooper in our church newsletter that just came out last week. I typed it. I proofread it. I thought I had it perfect, but I didn’t. I made a big mistake. One section … Continue reading

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Summitt of Influence

Many people are mourning the passing of one of the greatest coaches of all time, Pat Summitt, who coached the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team to 1,098 wins and 8 national championships. Coach Summitt is credited with raising the … Continue reading

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Excellence in Giving

Those of us who claim to follow Jesus should strive for excellence in all that we do. This includes the matter of giving to the work of the Lord. An elderly lady once passed out in church, hitting her head … Continue reading

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Inspiring Leadership

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez hurled a rare perfect game against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, August 15. His superb effort on the mound had a profound effect on his teammates. Left fielder Trayvon Robinson commented, “I was going to go … Continue reading

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Better Toss

I recently saw something at a high school baseball game that I had never seen before. A batter drew a walk and tossed his bat toward the dugout. However, his bat landed far short of where he intended. Most players … Continue reading

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Always Give Your Best

On July 17, 1930, Ken Ash of the Cincinnati Reds entered the game as a relief pitcher. He got his team out of a jam with only one pitch, enticing Chicago’s Charlie Grimm to hit into a triple play. Ash … Continue reading

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