Of Basketball, Winter & Superheroes


This past week was school vacation and so I was “off” all week. And the week went by faster than the blink of an eye. The week held more snow and the Olympics. And some great posts. So here we go:

1) We all need to believe in a superhero. If you don’t believe me, watch this little boy’s reaction to Superman. As I watched this, a few times I will admit, I found myself wondering if this could be just an inkling of what Paul meant as he penned: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil. 2:10-11).

2) It snowed again this week. Twice to be exact. And plenty all winter. Maybe that is why this struck such a cord with me. To think that He washes us “whiter than snow”.


3) I love “What if” kind of questions. They make me think of endless possibilities. Barbara asks these questions with excellence … “And what if one of God’s purposes in this cold winter was to give me eyes to see beauty where I don’t think there is any?” Or what about this question … “And what if one of God’s purposes in this forever cold was to help me discover the fun of hot chocolate?” In this post, you are sure to get a very different perspective on winter.


4) Small. What happens when we perceive ourselves as small? What if we are called to be small? Seriously. In this post, we will find the challenge to serve big even if no one sees or ever knows our name.


5) I first saw this video a few weeks ago. It naturally caught my attention as my son coaches a high school basketball team. I was not prepared for how it would move me. It will surely move you as well as you hear Kenny share that there are far more important things in life and the one thing that has stood the test of time is God.

May you be blessed as you read and listen to the above links. Take time to relax a bit, put your feet up and have some coffee!


Today I am linking with … The Weekend Brew and  Make My Saturday Sweet and The Friday Five and Recommendation Saturday and The SITS Sharefest .

14 thoughts on “Of Basketball, Winter & Superheroes

    • Me too! I am a “what if” kind of person & often I let others keep me from asking that question. The post made me realize to keep asking it as then we see the possibilities He presents. Thank you for stopping here!

  1. Hi Joanne! That video of the child and Superman was so precious! And the fact that the little guy was trying to be just like him with his arm position. It made me think of the joy that we give the Father when we try to be like him too.

    So far above us, but he asks me to love mercy, act justly and walk humbly ( or small, as you pictured). When I do that, I wonder if he giggles with glee just like this father?

    Great video! So many lessons in it too.
    Happy weekend🙂

    • This is why I love your post, Wanda. There are so many wonderful posts out there & none of us can get to them all. But when we share…. it is like finding treasures🙂 Have a blessed Sunday!

  2. I really enjoyed the post from Barbara and loved, loved the post from Sarah. Great links, Joanne. I so love these posts where we share the love found throughout our week.
    Blessings to you.

    • I do too, Beth. There are so many great things to read & listen to that we cannot get to them all. But as we all share them, it is like finding a nugget of gold. A treasure. I love it! Have a great Sunday!

  3. I always look forward to these posts! Hadn’t seen the Superman one, how precious!! Thank you for being part of the Recommendation Saturday Family! Heart Hugs, Shelly❤

    • Shelly, I loved that little guy! It truly speaks volumes on so many levels. So glad to be able to share it. I know I say it every week but I so enjoy being a part of your linkup. And I am grateful to have met you too! Blessings!

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