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Cheering for Someone When They Get What You Want

Cheering for Someone When They Get What You Want

I live in a home of athletes, raised in the school of hard work and dedication — literal blood, sweat, and tears. When your boys play football and you’re the mother who supports them, you learn early on to live with both the smells of their jerseys and the fears that require prayers for God

When Life’s Not Fair: Teaching Your Child through Sportsmanship

“That’s not fair!” Can’t you just hear the whining and complaining in the exclamation? Nearly every parent will hear those annoying three words exclaimed by a child at some point in the child-rearing years. And more than once, I’ve responded on occasion, “Sweetie, I know. Life’s not fair.” For a few years, a cultural trend

Humility Wins

Wise words from the New Testament remind us of the importance humility can play in our lives: After an exciting touchdown run, it is refreshing to see so many professional football players kneel to the ground to celebrate their success with a quiet, reflective moment. It’s a real contrast to the vibrant, ego-centered rampages we saw during most of the

What Does the Bible Say About Sportsmanship?

My seven-year-old boy loves sports. So far, he has played soccer, baseball, football, floor hockey, lacrosse, and basketball. When I ask him which one is his favorite, he has a tough time choosing. While the sports he plays will change from season to season, I hope the one thing that will remain the same is his good sportsmanship.

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