We’ve all grown up under the assumption (right or wrong) that sports build character. How else could so many in our society justify spending a great deal of time and money towards that pursuit?
Playing sports increases our physical wellness, some sports more than others.
During our adolescent years being involved with sports was considered a safe outlet for rampant and random teenage energy.
This past week, through a very challenging and sobering situation, I realized one aspect of sport that I’ve always taken for granted.
I cannot wait to go to bed on Thursday evenings. It’s like Christmas Eve each week of the year! Every Friday morning at 5:30 a group of about twenty guys gather at one of our local high schools to hoop it up. While getting up before 5 AM is a challenge for most anyone, this is an event where no one wants to stagger in late, else you will be the 11th man shuffled back and forth between teams. Our Friday morning basketball league has been a sacred time for me the past four years since my wife and I moved to town. Why? Because I love the game of basketball. Or so I thought. Read more →