I look forward to this time of year because my children begin a new year in homeschool. We have new plans, new curriculum, new attitudes about learning. We build on lessons learned from last year and proceed with a freshness to our work daily. New beginnings take place and the slate is wiped clean by the hand of God. We see the natural cycle of life transform before our eyes as we witness God’s hand in the body of the landscape around us, despite where we may live, in the urban setting or in the backwoods.
What’s a highlight every year is sports. Flag football season is renewed once again and that brings with it a full opportunity to purge all which needs to be shed. We have our eldest back in the game—now his sixth season—and my middle child is in his fourth season. It has been a great start, wins and losses, fumbles and winning passes, but the joy of watching my boys play isn’t just accompanied by my daughter’s cheers on the sidelines, but by a shared opportunity to see my boys sharpen their gifts and abilities.
The Bible says in 1 Timothy 4 verse 8: “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”
Here are ten reasons why boys have an advantage when they play sports:
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