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At a recent funeral service, I was scheduled to preach right after a lady delivered a solo. It wasn’t just any lady singing. It was Faith Esham, an accomplished vocalist who for years has made a living singing opera. (Faith … 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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Leading the Way

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has apologized for his administration’s role in the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint. Furthermore, Snyder says that he will drink Flint water at home and at work for at least the next month to prove to … Continue reading

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Not a Coach

I enjoy sports, and I attend a lot of local basketball games. Someone once asked me why I never got into coaching. It’s because I wouldn’t be very good at it. While I understand most of what has happened on … Continue reading

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Focus on Your Game

Golfer Russell Knox is not known for hitting the ball a long way off the tee. He came in at number 120 on the PGA Tour last year in driving distance. Knox comments about this:  “I played with Bubba (Watson) … Continue reading

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Know Your Role

The young son of our friends was excited about the prospect of being in an upcoming wedding. As the day drew closer, the young fellow asked his mother, “When will I get to try on my bear suit?” “What are … Continue reading

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Focus on Your Strengths

    The recent passing of legendary television star Andy Griffith has given us a reason to contemplate his amazing career. Part of Griffith’s success came from the fact that he learned early on to play to his strengths. He … Continue reading

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Just as He Wanted

In a cartoon drawn by Hank Ketcham, Dennis the Menace was standing in front of his mother, who was sizing him up with her usual perplexed look. Dennis was wearing skates, a fireman’s hat and a super hero’s cape. He … Continue reading

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Just Be Yourself

Rory McIlroy Young golfing sensation Rory McIlroy was once tempted to copy the style of another player. When he was 13, his golf coach, Michael Bannon, caught Rory trying to imitate Tiger Woods’ follow through. He told him to stop … Continue reading

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Sober Judgment

When I played high school basketball, I used to dread trying to guard players who were much quicker than I was. Being quite slow-footed, I often found myself in this position. I remember one time I was isolated on the … Continue reading

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