In Others’ Words: The purpose of defeat and victory
We’re gearing up for volleyball season in the Vogt household — and the season lasts a long, long time. There’s the school volleyball season, which runs right into the club volleyball season … and that ends about the same time as the school year ends.
Yeah. And then this summer? You got it. More volleyball.
I’ve learned so much watching my daughter compete. About winning and losing … and choosing how you respond to both. My daughter plays to win. Who doesn’t? But in the losses … oh, how the glory of what she believes, who she chooses to be, comes out.
My daughter makes her own choices on the court, before, during, and after a match. She’s anchored to her faith and was born with a resiliency that amazes me — and that I try hard to mirror. Yes, yes, we can learn from our children.
In Your Words: We’ve talked of victory and defeat before — and I know at least one member of this community who stares down defeat on a daily basis. (Right, Andrew?) But there are those times when defeat shakes the soul … and glory — hope, determination, a deeper understanding of yourself, or of God — comes out. When has that happened for you?
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