Character qualities of a hero

February is Black History month.  On the Welcome to the Big Leagues blog it is also a month of Heroes–heroes and what it takes to be a hero.  Heroes are

Very Important People–To Me!

I’m rich in people!  True wealth. Today I express thanks for Gary Foster.  He introduced me to Jerry Jenkins, one of the best selling Christian authors of all time–he’s writen over

Major League Thanks

I CAN ROOT FOR THE DODGERS ON THIS ONE! For some reason, I’m usually rooting for whoever is playing the Dodgers, but I can root for the Dodgers on this

Paying the Ultimate Price

BASEBALL PLAYERS WHO PAID ULTIMATE PRICE Six Big League ball players paid the ultimate price by serving our country in wartime, according to Yahoo Sports writer, Eric Ivie. As we

A Dream Interrupted

Darrel’s Big League dreams were interrupted. There are no guarantees that a ball player can pick up where he left off when he is away from the game for that

A Veteran’s Day Salute

My favorite veteran and my hero is my dad. He epitomized the greatest generation–what he did in WW II was heroic. And he has the medals to prove it. He

Save Lives with Your Life Matters Message

When I wrote Welcome to the Big Leagues, I had the feeling I was onto something important.  People need to be encouraged with a transcendent message–how God sees them.  But,

Everyday heroes are the most important ones.

Below is my column in the News Press this week.  It is about heroes even though this weeks theme is perseverance.  But heroes persevere competition, hardship, doubt, attacks, etc.  So,

You cannot overestimate the importance of who you listen to.

The competition against your significance does not have to hinder you.  It can strengthen your focus when you intentionally decide what voice and/or message to listen to.  You cannot overestimate

A School Bus Driver’s Success

“When a man knows he is significant in the eyes of God because of who he is, he will be successful.  He will live with enthusiasm and strength.  His relationships