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Reflecting on Scripture with Colin Redmond

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Reflecting on Scripture with Colin Redmond

Growing up as a child, I had the distinct privilege of visiting my grandparents’ wheat ranch in eastern Washington and observing how life is lived in an environment where water was precious and the nearest neighbor lived a mile away. Quoting the scripture, Whoever gives even a cup of cold water in my name will by no means lose his reward. –Matthew 10:42 …my grandmother would shut off the TV and offer a glass of cold water to a visiting neighbor, relative, or friend. Reflecting on scripture, I wonder: What reward does one receive for giving a glass of water? What reward does one receive for giving a soccer ball? How does engaging with giving change our lives? Colin Redmond, an 11 year old boy from Northbrook, a suburb north of Chicago, Illinois,...

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Gear4Goals: Understanding the Experiences of Life

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Gear4Goals: Understanding the Experiences of Life

What is it about sports that makes it the great equalizer? Why are people so fanatic about sports? Why would a doctor like Dr. Jeff Kahrs travel to Kenya, Africa, with sports equipment for children who lack even the basic essentials such as food and water? Being devoted to my son, but not to sports, understanding the experiences of life has taught me that there is a place for being enthusiastic about athletics. My son, Isaac, made up for the lack of my family’s involvement in sports by participating in:    basketball baseball football ice hockey roller blade hockey Watching him play with his peers, especially ice hockey, never ceased to inspire me. Overcoming ADHD in his youth, sports helped A LOT in equalizing his life to: motivate him to...

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