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TRAGIC ADVERSITY – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The first story – Sheryl Sandberg. • The second story – Ryan Leaf. • Key aspects of their recovery.

I happened to read, on the same day, stories of two people well-known to the public. Both stories, stunning encounters with adversity, were presented as a person who had it all but then lost it. I was struck by what I would call spiritual insights from these tragedies, although neither story used specifically the word spiritual.

THE FIRST STORY IS ABOUT SHERYL SANDBERG**. Sandberg and husband David Goldberg vacationed in Mexico. While Sandberg slept, her husband’s heart gave out in the gym.… More

Please consider reading this blog to your young sons or grandsons who play sport. And forward it to some parent or grandparent who you think might like to do the same thing. Letter 1 was about Tim Tebow. Letter 2 here is about the San Antonio Spurs.

Jaden, I hope you were able to watch the USA Men’s basketball NBA championship games between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. The Spurs won the championship series 4-1 this week, their 5th championship in 15 years, which is a remarkable achievement. Its called a dynasty.

It all started with Tim Duncan, from the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, who was recruited by the San Antonio coach in 1997.… More

The personal life of Tim Tebow….a tearjerker – In my book Hiking Toward Heaven, the coangel Michelle discusses the benefits of two old-fashioned virtues: humility and persistence. In the chapter about the challenging hike down the La Luz trail out of Albuquerque, the focus is on an amazing woman called Meme who exemplifies “Never give up” in a fairly accurate portrait of her real life.… More

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