How to Have a Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!! But if it is not very merry for you I pray you experience comfort and strength from the Very One who came that first Christmas.  He came into

A Place in History

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Darrel played in three World Series.  One of them was arguably, the best and most memorable of them all.  An historic world series–it revived baseball.  Darrel had a place in

Light in the Darkness

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The last few blogs have dealt with difficult and confusing circumstances in Christmas and life.  But these are merely props to the greater story.  Sometimes in spite of the drama

Motivated by Grief from another School Shooting

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The sadness of grief was something I have avoided throughout my life.  But that is an emotional, spiritual and strategic mistake.  Christmas has joy, but also grief.  I’m going to

Be Ready!!

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“Be ready when the game comes to you.” That’s what Sparky Anderson told Darrel in the speech that helped Darrel realize the importance of his place on the team.  That

Keeping Perspective

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“And now the simple message of Christmas.” That was a line at the bottom of a cartoon as spoken by the emcee at the Mega Church’s Christmas pageant.  In front

Trusting God in the Storms of Life

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Difficult times and poverty are more common in the human experience than the opposite. When Darrel was sweating his job as a baseball player, while he was waiting for a


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Setbacks seem all wrong at the time.  When Darrel was sent to the minors and my first broken world experience sent me out of a church and into the unknown,

The Most Wonderful/Terrible Time of the Year

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For many, the excitement and expectation of the Christmas season is missing. It is incongruous with the reality of their daily lives…..lost relationships, broken dreams and unmet needs.  The bright

Thankful in the Lean Times

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Five Kernels of Corn.  It is necessary to be thankful.  The Giver of all good things deserves our thanks and we need to be thankful,  for our own emotional health.