Hittin' The Hardwood-- Fear and Free Throws

Dec. 15, 2009

Hi, everyone, and welcome to "Hitting the Hardwood." I know it has been a month since my last post, but I know you’ve been following our games. If you have not been able, let me tell you, we have been on the road this entire month. Both the faculty and staff have done a great job embracing the challenge and we have all made sure to be prepared for each trip and thank God we have had safe travels.

The games have been most competitive, but the team has not let that interfere with success. Playing on the road is the toughest because you must generate your own energy and the team must be its own cheering section. However, we have spectacular parents, families, and friends who continue to travel and are right there with us in those other arenas. We would like to thank you for your time and unconditional support. We know you would be there even if we were not on a roll and we are glad that you are able to share the victories with us. My teammates have been playing with poise and purpose and I am encouraged by all of their efforts. I think that if we can continue to bring out the best in each other, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!

So, I know that the free throw is the third easiest shot in the world, but I always find a way to complicate things! And, I have to make better use of my opportunities at the line. I must concentrate and not get complacent. I mentally must change my perspective, because it is easy to form barriers for yourself. “Fear, like limits, are often just an illusion," to quote basketball great Michael Jordan. Why make the simple stuff hard?? I guess I like to make it a challenge, but in this category, I think it best to just go ahead and get the job done! To go from 76% to Shaquille O'Neal is not a good look :). I sincerely ask that you would pray for better concentration for my teammates and me.

This thing is just getting started, so if you have not been keeping track of our games, now would be a good time. Conference is coming and there’s nowhere for us to go, as 11th-ranked, but UP!!!

Thank you Lord, for all of the games; No matter what I will continue to trust You, in the easy and the hard times.

Until Next Time,

2 Timothy 1:7

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