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Learning to Swim

There was a time when Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell used to sink in adversity. Literally. Caldwell was five years old when he, his six-year-old sister and his four-year-old brother convinced their mother to take them to the “Big Pool,” a neighborhood pool in Rockford, Ill., with a deep end, shallow end, high dive, low dive and even a slide (probably a little better than their inflatable pool in the back yard).

“We told her we’d stay in the shallow end, so we did,” Caldwell remembers. “But I was a pretty adventurous kid…” Continue reading

In The News This Week: Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson shot a six-under-par 65 for a 15-under-par 269 to win the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. The victory was his second win in three weeks.

“I’m a big believer in prayer…” PGA rookie Webb Simpson told the largest room of reporters and television cameras he had ever faced in his young career. He had just earned his way into the national spotlight with a three-under 68 that placed him at the top of the leaderboard on the second day of the first FedEx Cup tournament of 2009. He would go on to finish eighth in a field that had some of the best and far more experienced players in golf… Continue reading

The Prayers of the Righteous

“The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.” Proverbs 15:29 In a devotional on June 13 I wrote about the power of prayer and the importance of prayer. I asked those reading the devotional to pray for me and for Sports Spectrum. We really needed it that day. I had actually written the devotional about five months earlier. What amazed me was all of the things that happened for it to be placed on that particular day. Managing Editor Brett Honeycutt had placed the devotional on June 13 way back in February just before we went to print. On June 10, a few days before most of you read the devotional, a meeting was scheduled that was going to be a tough meeting. On June 13, I was out of town for this meeting, picked up my Blackberry around 5:45 a.m., and began Read More

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