• I don’t know about you, but I am missing watching sporting events on TV. I’m not missing watching HGTV, but that’s another story. There’s something about watching a ballgame that intrigues me. Whether it’s the individual athletic talent on display, or the sense of teamwork involved, there’s a drama in sports that can’t be matched. 


  • Many do not know that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billy Graham were friends. Although they never marched together, there are several stories of what took place behind the scenes to show a love, support and prayer life that encouraged each other. In fact, Dr. King wrote: “Had it not been for the ministry of my good friend Dr. Billy Graham, my work in the civil rights movement would not have been as successful as it has been.”


  • My grandsons taught me a valuable lesson a few years ago. After picking them up from school one day I asked them if the boys they had been talking with were teammates of theirs on their ball team. The boys looked familiar to me, but I didn't know their names. So, in attempting to learn the names of these friends I would probably see later at the game, I asked them to tell me their names. One friend happened to be Asian, another was Hispanic, a third was black and the other was white. But, then, instead of saying, "The Asian guy's name is Sam, the black guy's name is Michael, the Hispanic guy's name is Tony, and the white guy's name is Fred," they said: "The guy in the red shirt is Sam, the guy opening the door is Michael, the guy talking to the teacher is Tony, and the guy letting down the flag is Fred." I had seen color and race. My grandsons were color blind and had only seen friends.