But many who are first will be last, and the last shall be first. — Matthew 19:30. I remember the times I sat on the bench. My teammates would play in the game while I gathered splinters. Things did change, but I do remember wishing for that chance to play and show the coach what I…

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… for we are well able to overcome it. — Numbers 13:30. I first heard the song “We shall overcome” when I attended a basketball game between Pine Bluff A&M and Grambling. A small group of my buddies wanted to see some “real basketball.” The music and lyrics still stick with me, and it is…

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Ah Lord God! …. Nothing is too hard for you. — Jeremiah 32:17. I am sure as as child I told my parents that something they wanted me to do was, “Too Hard.” They didn’t buy it. As a young athlete, I might shout out to my coach that what he wanted me to do was,…

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…for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself…. — Romans 2:1 There is a lot of judging, labeling, and name calling these days from all persuasions. It is easy to do, and I am as guilty as the next. This verse from Romans reminds me of the old adage that when you point your finger…

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A good while back, I took several classes on meditation including a class on Centering Prayer. A friend sent me a video of an interview of the Dalai Lama who talked about meditating over four hours per day. Several of my readers are probably thinking, “I wish I had four hours every day to meditate.”…

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