This is an interesting video on Jordan and Rose.
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When I saw this photo I was again reminded of the sacrifice that our soldiers make, but more importantly I was reminder of the sacrifice that their families make. The men and women that are willing to serve and their families are awesome people. The men and women that stand in the gap deserve our respect and honor. They do things that other do not. They are willing to sacrifice their life so people they do not know can have freedom. To the men and women that serve, I say thank you! To the families that have family member currently serving abroad, I say thank you! To the families of those men and women that have sacrificed their lives for us, I say I’m very sorry for your lose, but please know that I am very thankful for their service and sacrifice. I pray that you all will be blessed.
All I have to say is hello Scottie! Jordan is the best ever!
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Great video by the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences. Shows some great kids singing with pride about their city Detroit to the tune of “Empire State of Mind.” These are the types of things that Detroit needs to be known for not the trash we constantly see on the news. I live in a great state with some great people, but as always the media and the world are always interested in the bad actions of others. Congratulations to these kids for a great video. I hope that they do more.
Well to keep a good frame of mind I need to realize that an 8th grade trip will be fun even if they close the rides at Cedar Point. According to Mrs. Kwik there is always places to eat, and they are usually inside. We will have the opportunity to win big stuffed animals. The trip is fun because of the experiences we have with the kids.
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Today, as I am on many days, I was pulled from a deep sleep by the sound of my alarm. My normal reaction would be to complain that I had to get up. I would eventually get up and take a shower. This would be the slow process of trying to wake up. After a shower I would then be able to function. With a different perspective, what does this alarm mean? 1. I’m alive! 2. I’m minutes from getting into God’s Word. 3. I get to go to work to support my family. 4. I have a job to go to that I love. 5. I get to see my kids soon. 6. Sometime today I will receive a hot meal from my beautiful wife - AWESOME COOK! The list goes on and on. Before thinking of all the good that the alarm represented, my morning attitude was very poor. All I ever wanted was more sleep, but I have to get out of bed to get all the things that are on my list and more. How crazy was I to think I was better off staying in bed.
I’ve decided it is time to change my view which will help me change my mood. Rain - it has been a struggle because of having to reschedule games, but all the rain has saved me a ton of money. The rain means I don’t have to pay to water my lawn. God is good!
I’ve got some great players, and I don’t mean because of basketball.
As I arrived to school yesterday with my 5 year old son in the back seat, I was reminded of what great kids I have on my team. I always have considered my players to be my sons and have always said that had I not had a son of my own, it would not have mattered. I have 12 to 15 sons every year. Well, God saw fit to bless me with a son, and it has been a great experience.
Yesterday, I was reminded of all those thoughts as my son became very excited as we pulled into the school. Why was he so excited? He was hopping because he needed to get out of the car before Charles got inside the school. “Hurry Dad!” as he no longer cared that I was in the car. He had to say hi to Charles. Well he got out of the car, and Charles was already in the school. TJ ran inside and started yelling Charles’ name and, to his excitement, Charles walked all the way back down the hallway to give TJ a high five. TJ was smiling from ear to ear. It had made his day because his friend Charles from the basketball team had said hi.
It doesn’t stop there. As I dropped off my stuff in my office, I began to walk TJ to his class, but to do that, we had to walk through the busy high school hallway. TJ was in his glory because as we walked down the hallway, I continued to hear, “Trent!” in many different fun, loving forms. It was my players (sons) calling him over for a high five or a bump. TJ was in heaven. The look on his face was as if he was one of the players on the team. Those boys have made him feel like one of the family and treated him like a little brother.
Because of continual actions like these, my son wants to come to practice and hangout at practice and games. The players have made him feel special. What a lesson we can learn from these boys. Everyone is special, and everyone is watching. These players will always be special to him. I know this because he is still talking about players that graduated a couple years ago. Today I was very proud to be the coach of the Oakland Christian Lancers, and it didn’t have anything to do with basketball.