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The World Series & Faith

Tonight, a new World Series champion may be crowned. Either the San Francisco Giants will win their first World Series title in 56 years, or the Texas Rangers will prolong the series, which currently sits at 3-1 in the Giants' favor. (TSN) The situation looks bleak for the Texas Rangers right now, but as I read about the series, I thought back...

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World Cup Soccer in Lego
World Cup Soccer in Lego

It’s pretty hard to ignore that the World Cup is happening right now. But for those of us who aren’t huge fans, a month long competition feels like a LOT of soccer. Just tell me when we get to the final! If you’re looking for a small dose of World Cup action, vuvuzelas included, check out this video from legofussball.eu . The creator Fabian...

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Do We Still Push Kids Too Hard?
Do We Still Push Kids Too Hard?

Do too many parents and grandparents try to live through their kids and put too much pressure on them? At a young age, kids are often pushed into playing sports or music or other activities. While there are some great benefits that can come from these activities like learning teamwork and gaining self-confidence, there are also dangers, none...

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Hockey Hero Is Unafraid
Hockey Hero Is Unafraid

There’s been a lot of talk of hockey this week. The US Olympic men’s hockey team beat Canada for the first time since 1960.  I know we Canadians are a polite bunch, but that’s going to sting for a while. It wasn’t the first time the country was united behind a single game and it won’t be the last.  Ask any hockey historian and they...

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Let the Games Begin!
Let the Games Begin!

It’s hard to believe that the Olympics start today. I live in Vancouver.  These are our games. We’ve been hearing about the Olympics, pretty much non-stop, for seven years. In and around Vancouver the games are everywhere you look.  They are in the signs that tell me the new highway is complete, and in commercials on my TV asking me “Do you...

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The Latest Superbowl Ad Controversy
The Latest Superbowl Ad Controversy

Most years, the most controversial thing about the Superbowl are the ads (or perhaps a wardrobe malfunction) so in a way this year is nothing new. But unlike most previous years, where the controversy surrounds the overt sexuality of the ads, this year it's the opposite: This year's controversial Superbowl ad advocates celebration of family and life. Tim...

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Super Bowl XLIV: Dare to Dream
Super Bowl XLIV: Dare to Dream

I am not a football fan, but it’s hard to ignore the Super Bowl especially this year with its David and Goliath, ripped from a Hollywood screenplay match-up.  As I’m sure you’ve heard, the New Orleans Saints will make their Superbowl debut this year up against the epic Indianapolis Colts.   Super Bowl XLIV (44 if your roman numerals are...

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Superbowl Countdown: Remembering NFL Greats of the Past
Superbowl Countdown: Remembering NFL Greats of the Past

In the weeks leading up to the NFL Superbowl, often a person's thoughts will return to the NFL greats of the past. Perennial all-stars like Joe Montana and Troy Aikman as well as those special stories with fairytale endings like Kurt Warner will probably come to mind. One name that you may have forgotten, or never heard about, is Rolf Benirschke....

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