I’ve wrestled with the paralyzing fear that comes with waiting for certain diagnoses. I’ve also tasted a bit of chronic illness. And my life has on occasion been crippled by the anxiety and depression that hammers away relentlessly at the hearts and minds of those who struggle with illness or the possibility of it. When the imagination is left to its own devices during these times, it becomes a vicious tormentor that I would say is unparalleled in the human experience.
Houston, we don’t have a problem anymore.
After releasing Lin this past year, you must have been in extreme pain and regret when Linsanity was born in New York. You watched, in agony, as Jeremy Lin captured the world, literally. You realized that Jeremy Lin wasn’t just an Asian American wannabee basketball player from Harvard University. You quickly realized that you didn’t give the man a sliver of a chance.
I commend you, Houston, for redeeming yourself – by taking a big chance on this relatively “small” man. Second chances rarely presents itself, and you aggressively pursued Linsanity for what its worth – millions in ticket sales, jersey sales, and exposure of your team, the Houston Rockets.
Here’s an inside look into how the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin deals with temptation as a member of this team. As you can imagine, temptation lurks everywhere – for every man and woman. But think about what NBA players experience, playing at home and when traveling from city to city.
Jeremy Lin shares some insight into some of his deep rooted values and the things he witnesses during his traveling days. It’s also encouraging to read about the influence of his parents and his need for the Lord.Â
(By Garam Yun) As a recent undergraduate, I’ve oftenÂ feltÂ a yearning to belong in a close-knit community. I miss the familial manner in which I went about daily life back at campus, often meeting up with friends for a quick bite in between classes and reconvening with myÂ roommates once a week to share our weekly highlights. Since moving back home and entering what most people title post-college life, akaÂ ”the real world,” I’ve gravitated toward my Christian roots and searched to quench my desire for companionship within a body of believers at Calvary Vision Church (CVC) in Blue Bell, PA.
Like most other life lessons, I’ve discoveredÂ theÂ value of authentic charity without planning for it. This real commitment to othersâ€” Iâ€™ve learned from the dedicated leadership of my pastors and fellow church and community members. While I had my own intentions of attending my church to engage inÂ meaningful friendship, IÂ receivedÂ anotherÂ gift ofÂ meetingÂ inspirational individualsÂ equipped withÂ a real sense of caring for the needs of others.
You make me proud. I’m the proudest dad there is. You crack me up, and we laugh like crazy.Â Â We’ve been wrestling in something called a moon-bounce recently – it’s this bouncy thing where kids go inside and bounce around. We play this game called “King of the Hill” where the stronger one throws the other outside of the moon-bounce – the object of the game is to be the last one inside the moon-bounce. We like to roar at each other like Symba from the Lion King movie. We are like little children (you and me). It’s utter bliss.
I’m not sure why I wrote the above, but I guess I just want to remember some of the great times we had this past week. I hope that I never forget these precious moments, but I’m bound to forget because I have a very bad memory. Ask your mother.
Anyway, somebody on Facebook shared a YouTube video of a pastor named Francis Chan giving a message. When you get a chance, my son, take a look at this 4 minute video below. I know you can’t really read right now at your age, but one day, you will. I hope that you will soon bump into this article, and I most certainly hope that you take a look at this video and what it’s trying to convey. [Read more...]