A poem as we begin the New Year. Have a wonderful weekend and New Year my friends!

Step Ahead

In sports and in life
there are habits to begin
and the first one to try
is planning to win.

Everyone who competes
Has one common goal.
In golf, it’s getting
the ball in the hole.

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In football, it’s getting
the ball across a certain line
or kicking the ball through
to gain points within time.

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In basketball, it’s getting
the ball in the tiny basket
winning many games to make
the March madness bracket.

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In baseball or softball,
it’s helping a teammate
to touch all the bases
and then home plate.

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In track, it’s running
faster and faster each time
as the runner increases the pace
until getting into their prime.

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The great thing about sports
is that goals are defined
and as we aspire this year in life
let us put this in mind.

Poem by Mark Shields…

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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