KATHIE’S KORNER — Timing and Learning Are Crucial in Sports and Faith – Port Arthur News

KATHIE’S KORNER — Timing and learning are crucial in sports and faith

Published Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 01:02

I am a big sports fan and a loyal fan.

My husband, Mike, and I do a certain amount of “couch coaching.” We try diligently to help the coaches on TV with football, basketball, baseball and tennis, but find that they don’t listen to us or even try some of our suggestions.

How brutal.

We think we’re good at it because we played sports and watched sports as kids, me with my older brothers, neighborhood kids, and relatives.

During our school years, we attended major schools in California, while our children continued in Washington State. As adults, we enjoyed encouraging and coaching our children’s teams as they practiced and played in junior and senior high schools, including football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball.

Mike coached his baseball team to a championship, so exciting!

We notice that some athletes from these college and professional teams today stand still and wait for the ball to come to them. If they were ‘going to make it’ or at least run to the area of ​​the field or field where the action is (without crashing into each other), they would be ready to take a positive, active role in scoring or defending a goal.

Timing is crucial. If they hesitate, they are too late. I’ve always encouraged my kids and grandkids to “dive” for the ball when we played on our grass, and they did!

There was a lot of yelling and laughing.

I think this concept is a viable, visual lesson for every area of ​​our lives.

It is very different to play or work with a team. We have to draw the line not to be selfish, to push our way (ball hog), but to be aware of our strengths and the strengths of the team to achieve more positive, winning results.

When we worked in Hollywood recording studios, concerts and churches we had the opportunity to “listen” up close to band members and singers around us which made an incredible difference in mixing, to achieve or achieve in more ways than one. to win.

Sometimes it’s important to wait, that’s part of being patient or being patient.

Examples: In line at the post office, Drs. office and supermarket (it’s mental)!

Waiting can be an action word. While we wait for things, results or people, stay busy and productive, be a good waiter.

A good waiter in a restaurant is attentive to his or her assigned tables, but not annoying or wanting to be your new buddy.

They keep track of everyone’s order, water and needs, move smoothly around the room and are happy to serve.

As a Christian woman, teacher, and psalmist, I lean on His scriptures that remind me, “Wait on the Lord, be of good cheer, and He will strengthen your heart.”

“Teach me Your way and lead me in a smooth path…” Psalm 27:11 & 14 (NKJ)

A powerful Word especially for us, thank You, God.

Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Port Arthur Newsmedia. She can be reached at kathiedeasy@hotmail.com.

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