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  • Driven into the wilderness

    first_img Share 11 Views   no discussions LocalNews Driven into the wilderness by: – February 27, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Photo credit: joewalker.blogs.comThe gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record the time that Jesus spent in the wilderness before undertaking his public ministry. Mark is the shortest of all the gospels generally, and in his account of Jesus’ wilderness experience his abbreviated style is even more directly in evidence, with one important and dramatic exception as to detail. He does not say that Jesus simply went into the wilderness. He writes instead, “The Spirit drove him into the wilderness.”What’s the significance of being driven? It could hardly be that Jesus was reluctant and the Spirit overcame his reluctance and prevailed upon him to go. The significance of the expression refers instead to the imperative status the wilderness had in Biblical experience. Jesus had to go into the wilderness because it was primordially the place where prophets and pilgrims achieved spiritual clarity.This was not something verified only in Biblical experience. In the spiritual tradition of Native Americans, the wilderness is where shamans periodically went to renew their availability to divine powers. In the Bible, it is the place from which prophets such as John the Baptist emerged with particular messages. The wilderness was a place of revelation and nurture.More to our purposes in the context of the time Jesus spent there, the wilderness was a place of in-depth clarification of purpose and spiritual preparation for a special task. Thus, the Israelites had to sojourn in the wilderness of Sinai for forty years before they could enter the promised land, that is, before they were fit to enter. And Jesus too goes there to be clear about how he must proceed with his representation and mission, and what his priorities must be. The rebuttal of Satan’s suggestions gives us an idea of what his agenda entailed. In actual experience the wilderness is hardly a place of positive connotation. It’s an environment of barrenness and terrible extremes –torrid heat during the day and biting cold at night. After they left Egypt, the Israelites complained to Yahweh: why have you brought us out here to die? Why couldn’t you leave us with our fleshpots in Egypt? They saw the positive side only later, when they looked back. Which is also how it tends to be with us. At the time of any wilderness period we go through, what we feel is how awful the actual experience is. Only in looking back do we ever see positive value. At that moment we say things like: I learnt this, or I came to see that, or the experience made me a different person. The value of the wilderness is always a retrospective discovery.The reason for the wilderness’ positive valuation is that it facilitates the possibility of undistracted encountner between the self and God. Wilderness, of course, need not be the Sahara. It could mean, and means more often, a place or a time of one’s own choosing, where there’s the likelihood of little or no distraction. We go there to listen, to learn, and to be simply available to God.It is retrospective attention that discloses the beneficial side of the wilderness. This is why the language of the experience is always couched in terms of paradox. The wilderness blooms, the prophet Isaiah writes. The environment of starkness and barrenness comes to flower – but not with the help of rain or irrigation. It blooms and blossoms on its own. The reason then that we have this time in the life of Jesus as our annual introduction to Lent is obvious. We are invited to embrace voluntarily a wilderness of our own, for the benefits it will afford our lives. The promise is of clarity, purpose and strength for the challenges of faith and discipleship. May this time then not pass us by, as it so quicly can, but may it once again be the occaion of abundant grace and benefit.By: Father Henry Charles PhD Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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  • Eagles Victorious In Tri Meet With Indians And Hilltoppers

    first_imgJac-Cen-Del Varsity Track hosted a 3 way meet with Shawe Memorial and Milan.   Congrats to Cloey Simon on setting the NEW record in the 300H at 48.8 beating Kelsey Bowling’s old record by 1.3 seconds.Final ScoreLadies  JCD 85 / M – 62 / SM – 8Men JCD  65/ M – 56 / SM – 30JCD top performersC Simon 1st 100H/ 1st 300H / 1st LongJump/ 1st 4×400K Simon 2nd 100H/ 2nd 300H/ 2nd LongJump/ 1st 4×400A Mullins 3rd 100D/ 3rd Long JumpA Martinelli 4th 100D/K Sizemore 2nd 1600MA Hammond 4th 1600ME Newhart 3rd 400D/1st 4×400/1st 4×100E Schmiedel 4th 400D/ 3rd 3200ML Dilk 2nd 800M/ 4th Long Jump/1st 4×400/1st 4×100D Hughes 3rd 200D/ 4th High Jump/1st 4×100J Dodge 2nd 3200MS Volz 1st Shot/ 2nd DiscA Brinson 2nd Shot/ 1st DiscL Newhart 3rd Shot/ 3rd DiscT Wilhoit 2nd High JumpA Weston /2nd 4×800E Ertel / 2nd 4×800M Struckman / 2nd 4×800M Berry / 2nd 4×800MenN Hoffman 2nd 100H/ 1st 300H/ 4th High JumpZ Stewart 3rd 100H/ 4th 400DT Dilk 3rd 100D/ 2nd 200DN Laswell 2nd 1600M/ 1st 4×800J Phole 3rd 800M/ 1st 4×800/ 3rd 3200MS Phole 4th 3200M/ 1st 4×800A Rohls 4th 800M/ 1st 4×800Bl Simon 1st Shot/ 3rd Discus/ 3rd High JumpA Peetz 2nd Shot/1st High Jump/ 1st Long JumpL Comer 4th High Jump/ 1st Discus/ 2nd High JumpCourtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more

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  • Year in Review: Talk of the Town

    first_imgWhen it comes to college athletics, the University of Wisconsin hasn’t received its due on a national level time and time again. Is it location? Is it history? Is it a lack of big names? The problem still persists and hasn’t lost its precedence even heading into 2007.But if there ever was a Year of the Badger, 2006 would be it.The UW men’s basketball team is one great example of how Wisconsin came up in national conversation more often this year than it has in the past. The Badgers constantly struggle, regardless of sport, to gain notoriety in preseason rankings, but Bo Ryan’s squad returned four starters from last year’s team, including Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year Alando Tucker. The polls consistently started UW inside the top eight, and some pundits were even discussing Wisconsin as a potential Final Four team down the road.And the greatest evidence of UW’s national repertoire came in the form of the Badgers’ first Sports Illustrated cover in any sport as the featured subject. Brian Butch and Alando Tucker’s participation as part of an SI college basketball preview proves UW basketball may finally be getting the respect it deserves.On Jan. 2, the No. 21 Badger football team upset No. 7 Auburn in the Capital One Bowl. The 21-10 victory moved Wisconsin up to No. 15 in the final postseason poll. But with Barry Alvarez retiring, and only three offensive starters returning for the 2006 season, Wisconsin was nowhere to be found in this year’s preseason polls.No problem, thought first-year head coach Bret Bielema and his Badgers. Away from the spotlight, without grabbing many headlines, UW systematically rolled off a school-record 11 wins coming to its grand return to the Capital One Bowl. Wisconsin, now ranked No. 7 in the BCS rankings, is actually the underdog against No. 12 Arkansas, most likely due to the slight home field advantage going to the Razorbacks.But Wisconsin became the center of debate in America, when they were “shut out” of the BCS games by that pesky two-teams-per-conference rule. Many writers roared that Wisconsin has the talent to match up with the best teams in the country and should have been granted a chance to play with the likes of USC or Oklahoma in a BCS bowl match-up. It goes to show Bielema and his Badgers are here to stay as a team making noise in the national forums.Of course, there were the men’s and women’s hockey teams sweeping their respective national championships in March and April. The men’s hockey team was featured in an SI article in mid-April and both teams held on to the No. 1 ranking coming into this 2006-07 season.Individuals were not forgotten on either team. Sara Bauer became the first Badger to win the Patty Kazmaier Award as the best women’s college hockey player in the land, and men’s goaltender Brian Elliott was a Hobey Baker finalist, making the top three in the voting for best men’s college hockey player.The UW volleyball team is consistently one of the best attendance draws in America in its sport. Pete Waite and his team were awarded, thanks to the Badgers’ top 10 ranking and their fans’ support, the host site for the 2006 AVCA College Volleyball Showcase. Wisconsin participated in the four-team tournament alongside defending champion Washington, as well as top 20 teams Texas and Ohio.UW has apparently done a great job in hiring its coaches. Bielema won Big Ten honors for his rookie year effort; women’s hockey coach Mark Johnson was National Coach of the Year after winning the championship and was selected in July to coach the 2007 U.S. Women’s National Team; Waite was the coaches’ pick for Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2006; and men’s cross country coach Jerry Schumacher was named Great Lakes Region Men’s Coach of the Year on Nov. 16.The University of Wisconsin still may not receive enough credit for its outstanding athletic programs. But 2006 was certainly a big step in the right direction.last_img read more

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  • This group of Trojans has shot at postseason

    first_img“The Fifth Quarter” runs every other Wednesday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Alex at ajshultz@usc.edu. On Sunday, the USC men’s basketball team took on No. 23 San Diego State. It was a tale of two halves for the Trojans, who looked absolutely abysmal in the opening 20 minutes of action before coming all the way back and nearly winning the game. Ultimately, the Aztecs pulled out a 66-60 victory at the Galen Center.The Trojans fell to 3-3 with the loss to SDSU, and have generally failed to impress early in the season. They easily disposed of the clearly less talented teams they’ve faced —Coppin State and Long Beach State — and squeaked out an overtime win against an undermanned Texas squad. But the University of Illinois blew out USC by a final score of 94-64, and Marquette also had their way with the Trojans in the consolation bracket of the Maui Invitational. There are plenty of red flags popping up over the Trojans’ relatively slow start, making USC coach Kevin O’Neill’s hot seat even hotter. But I’d maintain patience with this team, which has shown some flashes of being a possible contender in the Pac-12 this winter.USC’s schedule isn’t going to get any easier—in fact, it looks even more difficult now than it did before the season started. Its next game is a road matchup against 4-1 University of Nebraska. Then it’s two straight battles against top 25 schools — No. 25 New Mexico and No. 21 Minnesota. After a few filler games, Pac-12 play kicks off on Jan. 3.In the end, though, that tougher schedule will aid the Trojans if they hope to muster any sort of run at the NCAA tournament. Quality wins against top 25 schools would be a huge lift to a March Madness resume, however unlikely that might appear now. USC surely gained some confidence after hanging tough with SDSU in what was practically a neutral court thanks to a large and vocal turnout of Aztec fans. The Trojans are still meshing together lots of new pieces, but they’re more than capable of taking down a borderline ranked squad.It’s also important to remember the Trojans, especially senior point guard Jio Fontan and junior guard J.T. Terrell, just haven’t shot the ball well. Terrell leads the team at 12.5 points per game but is shooting just 31 percent from the floor, nearly identical to his 3-point percentage. Fontan, meanwhile, is putting up 7.7 points per game on an incredibly low 23 percent of his attempts. Two years ago, he knocked in 41 percent of his shots. That number is going to stabilize sooner or later, even if the point guard struggles to totally make it back to his pre-2012 numbers (he missed all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament). Terrell, on the other hand, is trying to adjust back to Division 1 competition after a year at the junior college level.“For the most part J.T. has been taking some of his shots, shots that he makes on a consistent basis,” Fontan said after USC’s loss to San Diego State. “They just haven’t been falling. As for myself, I just have to play better. It’s been a rough couple of games, I just have to make more shots. I just have to be a better player.”It’s very possible expectations for USC’s backcourt — Terrell especially — might have been slightly overblown. But if Fontan and Terrell can muster anywhere near solid shooting nights, the Trojans will be awfully tough to beat with an inside game featuring three 7-footers and talented senior forward Eric Wise. Wise in particular has been an unexpected bright spot for USC, averaging 11.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. He’s also second on the team in assists and has generally been the only consistent performer on the roster.Regardless of what you think of O’Neill’s coaching tenure at USC, the one thing he constantly preaches is strong defense, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Illinois annihilated the Trojans to the tune of 94 points, but it was an anomaly of a shooting performance, as the Fighting Illini shot nearly 70 percent in the first half and knocked down 13 3-pointers for the game.For the most part, USC has put out a solid interior defensive unit and seems to be improving in the rebounding department. The only thing missing is more consistency scoring the ball, plain and simple. This isn’t last year’s roster — there are legitimate division-one options who just aren’t making shots right now. When those players do start converting, the Trojans can begin molding together a possible March Madness resume.last_img read more

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  • Irish in Olympic action today

    first_imgScott Evans plays in the last 16 of the men’s badminton while this evening Oliver Dingley competes in diving and Judy Reynolds is in the Dressage grand prix final at 2. The Dubliner is in a good position for at least bronze.Staying on the water and this evening Ryan Seaton and Matt Mc Govern start from 4th in the 49er class while Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster are in the 49er FX and start from 12th. Sara Treacy runs in the steeplechase final around 3.15 while Thomas Barr is in the 400 metres hurdles heats just before 4.last_img read more

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  • CAF League Ticket: Gov Wike Congratulates Rivers Utd

    first_imgRivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has congratulated Rivers United Football Club of Port Harcourt for securing a CAF Champions League ticket after they emerged second in the just-concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Governor Wike said that management and players were worthy ambassadors of Rivers State all through the 2015/2016 NPFL season, displaying great football artistry and professionalism.He particularly lauded the players for reciprocating the sponsorship of the state government, by being committed all through the just concluded season. The governor assured the management and players of Rivers United of the continued support of the State Government as they fly the flag of Nigeria in the forthcoming CAF Champions League.The Governor upon assumption of office, merged the defunct Sharks and Dolphin Football Clubs to form a stronger team Rivers United.The new Rivers United has been well-funded by Governor Wike , leading to their superlative performance in the NPFL .Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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  • MGA and ICC form data-sharing collaboration

    first_img Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Submit TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has strengthened its sports integrity capacity by entering a data-sharing agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC).The announcement sees the MGA continue its 2020 agenda of collaborating with wider industry stakeholders, seeking to directly tackle online gambling’s current threats and future challenges.The ICC governs and administrates international cricket across the world, with its membership formed by 100 national bodies overseeing domestic cricket competitions.The MGA detailed that it has secured an agreement which will facilitate the sharing of information between the two parties, strengthening provisions related to maintaining cricket’s integrity across all competitions.Confirming the partnership, the MGA chose not to disclose further terms and data provisions attached to its agreement with the ICC. MGA Sports Integrity Manager Antonio Zerafa stated: “This data sharing agreement with the ICC represents the Authority’s on-going commitment of combatting match-fixing and other types of manipulation in sports. In fact, this agreement will allow the MGA and the ICC to share crucial data related to the process of detecting, preventing and investigating activities related to the manipulation of sports competitions.”last_img read more

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  • Watch heated exchange between Mbappe and manager Tuchel after PSG star is substituted [VIDEO]

    first_imgParis Saint Germain might be winning games and scoring goals for fun but that has not stopped incidents of open revolt from senior players.Following the summer transfer saga involving star player, Neymar who demanded to be sold by the French club, tensions had always been simmering, threatening to boil over.They did for Kylian Mbappe in PSG’s 5-0 thumping of Montpellier.Mbappe, who had scored PSG’s fourth and was clearly enjoying himself, was hooked by manager Thomas Tuchel in the 68th minute.Clearly unhappy by his manager’s actions, Mbappe hardly listened as his manager attempted to explain his decision.At one point, he even exchanged a few words with Tuchel before getting free of his manager’s grip and joining the other members of his team on the bench.Cameras captured Mbappe looking agitated as he sat in amongst the PSG subs.It raises even more questions about the player’s future at the club with reports suggesting that Real Madrid are preparing a mega bid for Mbappe in the summer.The 21-year-old has scored 22 goals in 25 games this season for the French club and has also contributed 13 assists.Watch what happened below:@KMbappe pas content de sortir… #PSGMHSC @lequipe @PSG_inside pic.twitter.com/PtvMoskaD5— Nicolas Ruderman (@nicolasruderman) February 1, 2020last_img read more

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  • Eliga Austin Creed: 88, Conway Springs: Oct. 12, 1925 – April 6, 2014

    first_imgVisitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M. To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net A memorial has been established with the Wounded Warriors.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home. Eliga Austin CreedEliga Austin Creed, age 88, of Conway Springs, KS, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, KS. He worked at Hyde Park Milk Dairy as a machine operator for over 40 years before retiring.Eliga Austin Creed was born on October 12, 1925 in rural Anson, KS to Wiley Creed and Dollie Louise (Hare) Creed. He served in the United States Army from September of 1950 to July of 1952.Eliga A. Creed married Dorothy May Simon on January 1, 1956 in Conway Springs, KS. She preceded him in death on June 8, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy; one brother, Kerry Creed; and four sisters, Floria Standridge, Necia Bilson, Emma Riggs and Mary Warren.Survivors include one son, Wendell Creed and his wife Maria of Wichita, KS; two daughters, Susie Weber and her husband Henry of Milan, KS and Becky Kelly and her husband Brian of Wichita, KS; five brothers Holland Creed of Wellington, KS, William Creed of Cleora, OK, Daniel Creed of Wellington, KS, Fred Creed of Conway Springs, KS and Wiley Buck Creed of Post Falls, ID; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.center_img Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Graveside Services will be held at the Austin Cemetery in Anson, KS on Friday, April 11, 2013 at 1:00.P.M.last_img read more

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  • The Nelson Leafs run winning streak to five games, bounce Princeton Posse 4-1

    first_imgHowever, Nelson was not going to allow the Posse two wins against the Green and White this season.Austin Lindsay, with goal and an assist, and Maximilan Daerendinger each had two points to lead the Leafs to the victory.Kyle Chernenkoff, Brendan Smith and Tyler Garcia also scored for the Leafs, which held period leads of 1-0 and 4-1.Nelson dominated the Posse for most of the game, out shooting the visitors 45-25, including a 14-7 and 21-12 advantage in the first two periods.Nelson, 10-5 on the season for third spot in the Murdoch Division, scored twice on the power play.Patrick Ostermann had an easy night to register the win in goal for the Leafs.After playing seven times at home during the month of October, the Leafs take to the road beginning Friday in Armstrong against North Okanagan Knights.Saturday the Leafs face Kelowna Chiefs before concluding the road trip in Summerland against the Steam. Nelson Leafs are a team on the rise while the Princeton Posse continue to spiral down.Nelson won its fifth straight Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game, outlasting the Posse 4-1 Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The loss was the ninth straight for the Posse.Ironically, the last win for Princeton came in September against the Leafs.last_img read more

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