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Great story about the AHS Class S Championship and the legacy of A -Town Football. #Charger4Life

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NEW BRITAIN – The legend is bathed in history but it does not rest with yesterday. It continually breathes today and you just shake your head and maybe offer a wry smile and a salute not just for what was but what continually is.
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PrintMany of us watch or have participated in sports; they are entertaining, fun, exhilarating, competitive and challenging. If you have ever experienced coaching, there is nothing more exciting than seeing your team execute a play in a game situation, exactly as you have diagramed it or practiced over and over again. As a member of a team, there is nothing like working together to win a hard fought competition. Sports are analogous to life; all of us have experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. But lack of persistence and the decision to give up after a defeat, is what separates winners and losers in life. In our day to day struggles we can’t win everything, but we sure can try. Orison Marden tells us that there are the wills, won’ts, and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything, the second oppose everything; the third fail everything. Which one are you….are you a “Game Changer?”

There are moments in competitive sports when the game is tight, seconds are ticking away and the final outcome depends on a decision that can change the course of the game. It could be a specially designed play, an extraordinary performance or a poor decision. Regardless of who or what it is, it’s considered a game changing situation.

God has given us extraordinary talents with the ability to achieve miraculous and unbelievable accomplishments. He is an example and the embodiment of the ultimate game changer and has left us, within His lessons, the blueprint for success. In our daily lives we can change our circumstances and influence others. Author Dennis Kimbro tells us that the world waits and takes notice of exceptional people who can separate themselves from the crowd and do things in a creative and exciting way. The world is searching for and craves aggressive and progressive leaders that identify with success and can show others how to attain it. Those successful leaders that I speak of are “Game Changers.”
Success glassTo be a game changer there are a number of qualities you must possess but one of them is persistence. Calvin Coolidge once said;

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unregarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Are you a……”Game Changer?”
You are a…….”Game Changer!”

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Terri D. Goldson, Sr.

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My mother and grandmother told me that just a touch of a particular spice or flavoring can change the taste and texture of a food. They reminded me that good food can change the atmosphere, your attitude, and it can create a feeling of joy. They encouraged me to light up the world.

At a wedding they ran out of wine, Jesus touched the water and it changed to wine…. the party continued.

At a time in need, Jesus shared a meal, fed the multitudes, changed the atmosphere and changed lives.

My chiropractor was explaining how he could make a simple adjustment or manipulation and touch the spine to alleviate pain. He stated that it is amazing how it can help a person walk or move better in a matter of minutes. He helped me believe that any man can have the ability to heal a person in many different ways.

Jesus healed the sick, blind, lepers and the broken; all it took was a touch.

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My father and coach told me that all it takes is a positive attitude and a touch of determination to help change the momentum of a game from seemingly insurmountable odds. Just believe in yourself and trust in your ability. They told me to apply it to all situations with consistency.

Against all odds, David slew the giant Goliath and all it took was faith and one stone to change the destiny of a nation.

We all have the ability to change a situation with a touch of kindness and a sprinkle of love. A simple smile can light up a room, a hug and kiss can warm the soul, or a kind word can change a mood and heal a broken heart. Words of encouragement and prayers of hope and faith have the ability to create miracles.   It doesn’t take much to change things, just faith the size of a mustard seed and the willingness to reach out.

We all can make a difference!

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Elder Terri D. Goldson, Sr.

Blogger Keith Balmer, The NFL Needs Its Head Examined” hits the NFL, football as a whole and sports with a crushing, truthful and thought provoking commentary regarding injuries, player safety and long term brain injury. Player safety must become a priority over revenue, winning and for the sake of the game…any and all games.

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Read excerpt: On Wednesday, Robert Griffith III had surgery for a total reconstruction of his right knee to repair a torn ACL and LCL. He had a similar reconstruction on the same knee three years ago when he was a sophomore at Baylor University.

I loved what Sally Jenkins, sports columnist for the Washington Post, said in a column she wrote this past week:

“There is no confusion over Robert Griffith III’s knee – and there never was. The Washington Redskins drafted a healthy, thrilling young player and by the time they got done using him up, he lurched around like a pirate with a peg leg.”

But she could have said that about any NFL player. Once the sport is done using them up, most of them lurch around with broken bodies and shattered souls.

Our society demands injury of the few, for the entertainment of the many.

Keith Balmer

Log onto this link to read Keith Balmer’s entire article.  http://t.co/10OpWyL6