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Friday, October 26, 2007

What a Team!!!

I have been coaching Kerri's middle school basketball team. It is comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls. They are a great bunch of kids. They all love to play and we are having a good season. I have not posted a picture of Kerri recently so I thought I'd post a few. Kerri doesn't really like to play as much as my other two children but she runs up and down that court primarily because she knows I like it so much.
As her father, I'm a little torn because she does a pretty good job but I'm never sure if she really wants to be out there. It was interesting that when we begin stretching before practice that Kerri ( a 6th grader at Hillcrest Christian School) is always the first in line to LEAD the stretching. Usually and 8th grader would step up to lead but Kerri is always anxious to lead.
You see, I think she is anxious NOT because she LOVES the game of basketball... you can ask her... she doesn't really enjoy it that much... but the reason she leads the stretching is because she is a LEADER. God placed that within her!! And God has placed different gifts within each of us... and when we use those gifts the Lord is glorified.
Not only is Kerri leading the stretching, she is always quick to say a prayer or lead a devotion. Yes, I am thankful that I get to hang out with her on the basketball court, but i'm most thankful that she has a heart for God.
We have a few games left.... I think we play L.A.B at Hillcrest Christian School on November 2nd at 3:15 pm. Come out and cheer us on if you'd like.

1 comment:

Aalegre said...

I had the blessing of being her 4th grade teacher in social studies. Kerri is a leader, indeed, and what makes her stand out as one is she is a leader who SERVES first. She is (and I mean always!) the first one to ask, "Mrs. Alegre, may I help you with anything? May I help anyone in class?" She will also be the first to help any classmate in need. She did not lose sight of her priorities, either. She did her work first before she offering her assitance. She visited me yesterday, looking for "White Rabbit" treats. That was actually God's reminder for me to get my class some... thank you, Kerri! I am proud of you!