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From My View for 11/11

By Bruce Crawford - Staff Writer | Nov 11, 2020

Listening to my new minister Paul Pryor during our Wednesday evening bible classes the last several weeks, as he taught about tomorrow, got me a thinking about a lot of different things. Not only about my church faith, but, to my sports writing too.

Trusting in our God is better than knowing about tomorrow. We as a people say lets do it tomorrow, instead of the present. We do put things off a good bit, thinking I will put it off, and do it the next day. However, tomorrow may never come for many people.

We can never understand why good things happen to people that we see as bad. We are not supposed to judge, but yet we do, and that stinks. Take for instance what has happened to the area’s volleyball teams. They played the whole season for a chance to move on to the post season.

However, it didn’t go as we hoped it would, especially for the Magnolia and Paden City volleyball teams. Magnolia was the only team that defeated Paden City this season, and they weren’t allowed to play for a chance to play for the state championship.

That is a bummer, but rules are rules. But is it fair, we are not to say its not fair, (It isn’t) however we must trust the people that make those decisions. We say to the people in charge to do what is right, but when it happens to us, and we say or think that they should just throw out the rules to benefit us.

We need to trust the people in power that make these rules to do what’s right. Yeah until it goes the other way. I concur, but what about the seniors, what about the team that was runner-up and worked so hard for the opportunity to get there and compete for the crown, there will be no tomorrow for them.

But, will there be, yes there will, Lord willing. Take what had happened and learn from it. I understand it wasn’t you or any of your teammates that caused the spread of the corona-virus. It still stinks, but it is the right thing to do.

Don’t be like some people in high places, to change the rules to fit their way of thinking, and be careful when drawing conclusions.

We as a people must get back to the Bible, and do what the book tells us, and don’t put off until tomorrow what we can do today. The girls that didn’t get that shot, I feel for you I really do.

The Magnolia girls had a great season, and was on their way to another meeting with Paden City, and the same could be said about the Lady Wildcats. They both could have played in their section and their region as well as in the state, we will never know.

This thing about our government and the elections, what a disaster. We trust that the people in charge will do the right thing, and do what the rules say, and don’t change the way for their way of doing things. I can go on and on, but I just wanted for everyone to understand we have rules and laws to protect us and make sure we are all in the same ball-park.

In closing, I hope and pray that we as a people can get along and not feel like the world around us is falling apart, and put this behind us and get back to normal.

With the area fall sports finished we hope we can have the winter sports season. But if you didn’t play a fall sport, remember you must have a physical to be able to participate in trying out. If we don’t have a winter sports season, do your best wash your hands. Wear a mask and if you can’t do that social distance.

We have 15-days until Thanksgiving, and we have so much to be thankful for, I hope we all can get up tomorrow and start all over again