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“But whoso looketh unto the perfect law of liberty and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man be blessed in his deed.”
— James 1:25

This is the time of year that brings about a lot of extra activities in our lives. It is the season when the harvest is gathered and nature is getting ready for a few months of rest before the next cycle. It is the time when all teams are competing for the playoffs to determine who is going to the different bowls for the colleges, and who is going to the Super Bowl for the pros.

I do not have a favorite college or pro team; I just enjoy watching the game, regardless of who is playing. I enjoy college games the most because of the ability of the younger men to make outstanding plays. It is a great joy for me to watch the attitudes of some of the college players after they have tackled one of their opponents. I know football is a rough contact sport and is played with a lot of aggression and enthusiasm.

When I see a player help a player of the opposing team get up after a tackle, that shows me a good attitude and sportsmanship. I see it happening more in the college games than in the pro games. I guess it is because the college player isn’t getting paid for his ability to play football and is playing for the enjoyment he gets from it...


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