Sports

Purple Asters

Purple Asters

By Susan | January 7, 2020

A friend loveth at all times. . . .

— Proverbs 17:17a

 

We had a little Friday morning riding club at the barn where we kept our first horse, Zippa Dee Dude. A bunch of us women decided to sneak away from our busy schedules and hang out with our horses, just for fun.

 

Women so often fall into self-neglect and burnout because they devote themselves to taking care of everything and everybody BUT themselves.…

Making Concessions

Making Concessions

By Susan | January 7, 2020

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord, and not unto men. . . .

                                                                      — Colossians 3:23

There I was, down on my hands and knees on a cold, rainy, autumn Saturday afternoon, scrubbing a really grungy concrete floor with disinfectant so strong it curled my nostril hair.

 

Me?

Loser’s Hugs

Loser’s Hugs

By Susan | January 7, 2020

(T)hat we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves
are comforted of God.

—    2 Corinthians 1:4

 

You’ve got your football moms. They have to sit out at night on those ice-cold bleachers and take a night class in chemistry to figure out how to get those stains out of the uniform by next game.

A Heart for the Game

A Heart for the Game

By Susan | January 7, 2020

which seem to be more feeble, are necessary.

                                                                      — 1 Corinthians 12:22

 

Our daughter’s first softball season was my husband’s first at-bat as coach. It was a perfect bookend season.

 

Don’t get excited. The team won its first and last games . . . and lost the 16 in between. Hence, the bookends. It was one of those “character-building”

He Can Still Wear the Shirt

He Can Still Wear the Shirt

By Susan | January 7, 2020

Look not every man on his own things,
but every man also on the things of others.

                              — Philippians 2:4

 

Maddy is on a sports team for the first time. She’s a very proud, very short member of the Tigers, a soccer club for first-grade girls. They play 4-on-4. There’s no score and no goalie.