The Olympics is not the only thing on my mind. I had supper with last night and spoke today with Seth J. DeMoor who is trying to do some cool blogs and cycle across the country from Orlando, Florida to Buena Vista, Colorado. He has a blog and his all out effort and adventure has many values in common with the Olympics. His website is right here for your perusal http://onebillionstories.com/ The New Testament is actually full of references to the events and traditions of the Olympic Games. So Seth’s faith tie is not unrelated either. However in these weeks I am spending quite a bit of time watching the Winter Olympics. It is not all that I do but it is important. I really get into the Olympics. I like the Summer and the Winter Games.
So I hope all of you are getting something out of it as well. Let us press on and be a bit inspired to find an adventure and a winning route. Let’s view the Olympics and try to live them out a little bit as well. I may have more to say later after the closing ceremonies. But I do not want to pass up the chance to say something now.
Whether it Apollo Ohno becoming America’s most decorated winter Olympian or Rachel Flatt struggling against superb athletes in a field where the USA has long dominated– it is full of drama and stories. It recharges some of my creative batteries just to watch it.
This is also a big anniversary for those who remember the famed Miracle on Ice hockey semifinal against the Soviet Union . Some of that emotional magic shone upon our professional hockey team when they beat Canada in a recent match. The Olympics pour out connections of moments in our lives, connections between countries and connections between courage and opportunity. I do like the Olympics. I am watching them intently.