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Gratitude for Another’s Kindness

I caught a glimpse of this story, and since it’s the time of year for gratitude and thanksgiving, I wanted to share it with you. A young teen with cystic fibrosis wanted to play on the football team at his local high school in the mid-West. The football coach had noticed him, for the teen attended every practice and showed…

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All You Have Is Your Mind

“After your career ends, all you have is your mind.” Steve Smith Sr. played for both the Baltimore Ravens and the Carolina Panthers. One of the NFL’s most productive wide receivers of the 21st century, Steve led the league in catches, touchdowns, and receptions during his playing days. And his comment about life after football is fitting. He decided to…

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The Scars Within

Veteran’s Day was Saturday. When this time comes around, I often remember the veterans that have been and continue to be in my life. My dad, who served in the Navy in the Pacific Ocean in WWII. My husband, who served in the Army in the Philippines during the same war. My many friends who fought, sacrificed and served that…

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Letting Go

For me this year, autumn, with all its glory, came early. The bright sunshine of summer whisked by and the cooler mornings of fall entered the scene. The first hard frost brought the end of the small, colorful summer flowers. Leaves are falling and piling on the ground. Time to let go and move into a new season. And with…

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Riding On His Shirttail

Last weekend New England was playing against the Atlanta Falcons. The game had just started but the players were fired up. The Patriots were close to the goal and pressing hard. The ball was hiked and tight end Rob Gronknowski picked up the short pass. He dinked the ball to wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Not all that unusual, but in…

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Lookin’ Good

Many football players are known for their styles and special looks. Deion Sanders has a nickname: Neon Deion. He made his fame as a football player after having a career in baseball and has moved on to be a sports commentator. He’s the only player to ever compete in the Super Bowl and the World Series. But more important, he’s…

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Opportunities Are Coming!

On Monday Morning Football the debate was going hot and heavy about a new quarterback coming into the league. Rookie Mitch Trubisky was the second round draft pick for the Chicago Bears and was vying for the starting position. Talk was he was doing well for the Bears: calm in the pocket, no dancing feet or eyes darting all over…

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