Created to Worship but Not to Be Worshiped

As our world and country reel from the unfolding pandemic crisis, social and political commentary is everywhere. Social commentators relay stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things during these trying times. Political commentators gives us a running tally...

It’s Odd

It’s odd, isn’t it? For days on end, we quarantine ourselves at home, venturing out only for basic necessities or because of mandatory work attendance. Two weeks ago, this was a problem for other people in the world, as it usually is in the minds of we...

Permission to Feel

Today would have been opening day for our baseball team. Instead, we sit at home, wondering when and if our season will begin. We could have played tonight and lost, which would have hurt, but this hurts more. It’s a bigger loss. During this pandemic crisis,...

Permission to Not Know

Nearly a week ago, life as we know it changed for the indefinite future. Life as I knew it: teaching school, followed by baseball practice, awaiting the opening of the season…all of that came to a crashing halt when school and the season were suspended. Obviously,...

Thanks, Coach Altobelli

Where I’m from, baseball never ends. It’s more of a lifestyle than a sport. The kids I coach, along with their families, make a huge commitment to be a part of our program. I did it as a player years ago and now have the chance to lead other young men to...

Kobe

“Don’t go into the house yet.” My son was reading social media posts as we pulled into the driveway today. “Kobe just died.” Perhaps just because of his iconic status, it was like a punch in the gut. Kobe? I watched his whole career....