We Are The Champions–And I’m Not Just Talking Basketball — 7 Comments

  1. Oh, my goodness (smile). You’ve described the illness perfectly. That’s what it looks like around here! I especially like the mad cow comparison. Being the only female in the house surely is a drawback this time of year :). But it is fun to see such passion. Yes! Keep up the good fight :).

  2. I am a crazy, snorting, yelling at referees MARCH MADNESS fanatic!!! Oh yes I am! My oldest son and I have our own “pool” that we do – I’ve been beating him soundly the last few years.

    Begrudgingly, I give your team kudos – don’t even begin to ask me about my stupid UCLA Bruins…GRRR.

    Great spiritual lesson here, Janis – I really liked it a lot. I also want to play well, and claim the victory Christ has given me. And so, I’m asking God for the strength to keep pressing on…

    By the way, #508 – thank you very, very much. I feel the same way about you, too. I am blessed by your friendship and support.


  3. Laura~It’s so great to have a another female in the same situation with all males around. Glad you liked the mad cow disease comparison. Couldn’t resist it.

    Sharon~you are too funny! My guys are always telling me to “calm down, Mom” when I yell at the refs. You are hilarious! I love it.
    Thanks for giving my team kudos. We’re running out tomorrow to buy “Sweet Sixteen Shirts.”
    Although, our chances against Duke are pretty slim.
    And just to let you know~when UCLA is not playing Arizona, we still root for them. After all, we are from Southern Cal.
    Thanks for making my day!

    Blessings to you all,

  4. Your analogy is so good – and I’m not just saying it because I’m a man. I’m a man with a race to run right now – and I’m not exactly college aged 🙂 – so this hit me, “We must be on our guard to keep fighting our opponents right til the end so that we may wear the crown Christ has won for us.” Late in the game is where so many of these tourney games are decided. I want to finish strong. And my favorite from your list is this one: 508) all of my family and friends who have supported me in the writing of this blog: – first – because of their support – second because you were nice enough to thank them. {smile}

    This was good. Really, this was good for me to read. Thank you.

    God bless and keep you and all of yours this day.

  5. Such a great post and great analogy here. I love those verses and the cheering encouragment they are to keep running and finish the race well. Thank you for the reminder and the push not to quit today. I could hear the cheers in the stands!!!!! Great list of gratitudes, too!
    The simple life! I loved that one best! Thanks for a great post here. I go away blessed and all hiped up!

  6. Craig~I’m quite complimented having a guy think my post on March Madness hits the target. You’re right about the teams in the tournament losing it right at the end. What a good point to remind us to never let up!

    Cora~Adding the cheers from the crowds really puts life into this analogy. It’s inspiring to see how the Holy Spirit reveals something a little different or with a new angle to each person. He truly meets each of our needs, individually.

    Lisa~So excited to have you following my blog here. You, too, have a household of males! What a kick! I’ve learned to love “Sports Central” in our home–and even miss it (sometimes) if all the guys are gone. Basketball is my favorite. I usually just pop in and out of the family room for the rest of the sports.
    I will be praying for you~I understand your health has been more troublesome lately.
    I am having a wonderful week of vacation.

    From My Heart to Yours,

  7. I just signed up to be a follower! I keep missing your posts on FB so I am going to sign up on email. I will take the time to peruse through some of you past blogs. I love this particular post since MARCH MADNESS has taken over our home. I live with all males as well so I am right in the middle of the intensity that goes on here when the games are playing! Your analogy is wonderful and such an encouraging reminder to keep fighting to the end and the reward awaiting us! I have been so longing for His appearing of late! Hope you are having a blessed week of vacation Janis!