Well…I must tell you that I don’t want to always bore you with my posts about such serious topics all the time. So, I’ll mix some things up in this post. I ask the question in the title, “What Excites You?” Can I tell you something “non-spiritual?” Is that allowed? I hope so!
What Excites Me? Basketball!
I love it!
My entire family loves it! If you didn’t know it, we are all Carolina Tar Heel fans. Here’s Pam and Andrew at a Carolina game in the Dean Dome…
Talk about exciting! Watching a Carolina game in the Dean Dome! Now that’s exciting! Isn’t it neat how the Lord has geared us for different things that we like and don’t like. For instance, I don’t like “doing nothing.” If I’m going to “rest,” then I’m going to go to sleep. I find it hard just sitting and doing nothing. But, basketball. Man…if I’m not careful, I could watch it all the time. It’s why I got rid of cable TV.
But now there is this thing called ESPN3 and you can watch a game on the computer. YIKES! What a temptation and can I tell you…I indulge from time to time. I am right now! That’s right, I’m typing this blog at the half of the Carolina vs. Wake Forest game. Sshh!! Don’t tell anybody! 😉
I’ve loved basketball since I was one year old and my dad put a ball in my hands between my little legs. I still love the way a basketball feels in my hands. I love the way a basketball smells, a gymnasium smells on game nights (with the smell of popcorn wafting up the rafters). It’s a blast.
Let me show you somebody scoring their 1,000th point…
That’s my niece Leah Church. She’s 13 and has already scored her 1,000th point for the Surry County Running Patriots. This is a homeschool team that plays all over the state and into Virginia. She hit a 3-pointer for her 1,000th point by the way. Leah is playing against players that are 15, 16 and 17 years-old. Amazing. She’s averaging over 20 points per game.
Here she is with her coach, who presented her the game ball after nailing that 3 pointer for her 1,000th point…
Sure am proud of that young lady! I think she takes after her Uncle’s and Grandpa’s love for basketball. Dad and I often say, “We taught her everything she knows.” But, I’m sure her father, Craig Church would have something to say about that (all the hours of practice and running and training he’s done with Leah).
What else excites me? Well, there is truly no great thrill than to hear my girls sing and play their instruments. Last week, we were working doing some cleaning at a business (offices) we clean each week and I heard them singing. Katy was singing melody and Kandace singing harmony. I was sweeping in another area of the large office and I just stopped and listened. I “teared-up” to be honest. I thought, “Man, that’s beautiful!”
I love to hear them sing…Katy’s singing here with our church Praise Team…She’s in the middle in the dress…
I love to watch Katy act…
I love watching Kandace playing the violin…
What about you? What do you love? What excites you? God wired you that way. Some like gardening, working on cars, hunting, shopping, reading, sleeping :), you name it. I’m glad that He made me the way He did… How ’bout you?
Rejoice in your DNA. Really. Rejoice in how the Lord made you. Oh…I’m pretty excited right now. The Heels are still winning!
One last thing…I mentioned in the last post about the Greek model of education versus the Hebraic model. I want to honor what I said that I’d do…mentioning these two models. So, briefly… The Greek model is having a teacher give facts, information and data to students that the students then “learn” and give back to the teacher. This is the stuff you “learned” in school that you have now mostly forgotten…like the Quadratic Equation and how to diagram a cell. 🙂
The Hebraic form of education is all about mentoring and apprenticeship. This was the model of education for centuries prior to about 250 years ago. Which is more effective. I’ll let you decide. Jesus was apprenticed by His father. So, you know what I’m partial too.
Oh…a score update…the Heels are up 20! I’m excited!