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Christian living, Inspirational

Anthony’s Inspiration

By Del Duduit A lot can change over a year. I met Anthony Munoz at the first pre-season game for the 2017 Cincinnati Bengals last year upstairs in the media center. I had just finished a late-afternoon dinner before the Bengals played host to Tampa Bay on a Friday night in the Queen City. The meals… Continue reading Anthony’s Inspiration

Christian living, Inspirational

I Met Billy the Kid

By Del Duduit If you are anything like me, you have about 17 different irons in the fire at one time. That has been my lifestyle for a while, but it has intensified over the past 20 months. Over the course of my brief 51 years on earth, I have worn many hats, from retail… Continue reading I Met Billy the Kid

Christian living, Inspirational

More Integrity is Needed

My post below also appears on Athletes in Action at http://www.athletesinaction.org By Del Duduit Integrity: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and moral uprightness. Sounds good, right? If only it was that simple. However, in today’s society, morality is not so clearly defined, because one person’s standards may be different from… Continue reading More Integrity is Needed

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A Letter Changed His Life

By Del Duduit I have never been addicted to drugs or spent time in jail, so I don't pretend to know what some have gone through as part of their recovery. But I have experienced guilt and shame that accompany a bad decision. For some, being behind bars is a punishment. Yet for others, the… Continue reading A Letter Changed His Life

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When Loves Turns to Hate

By Del Duduit Hatred: To feel intense or passionate dislike for someone or something. What has to simmer in a person’s soul to bring about such a fierce feeling? I’ve always been told you have to love what you do, and this is especially true for professional athletes. In order to be successful, a player… Continue reading When Loves Turns to Hate

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A Reason to Celebrate

By Del Duduit Do you need a reason to celebrate the 4th of July? After all, if you have watched the news lately, you would think the USA is headed down the tubes. Some media outlets would have you believe all hope is lost. There are reports of babies "being ripped" from their parent's arms… Continue reading A Reason to Celebrate

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O Say Can You See

By Del Duduit Next week, we will celebrate July 4th—the 242nd anniversary of our independence as a nation. My church at Rubyville Community in rural Southern Ohio does it up right. We have fireworks along with a patriotic service. Our church normally runs about 400 people on an average Wednesday night. But next week, there… Continue reading O Say Can You See

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Just like that–I’m a Grandpa!

By Del Duduit Poof - just like that I’m a grandparent. Little Miss Sophie has come into my and Angie’s lives at the perfect time and the perfect way – already potty trained. She is the precious four-year-old daughter of our new daughter-in-law Danielle, who married our oldest son Gabe on Memorial Day weekend. Sophie… Continue reading Just like that–I’m a Grandpa!

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She Enjoys Golf Again

(WARNING: This post deals with the sensitive issue of sexual abuse.) By Del Duduit I have the classic love/hate relationship with the game of golf. The love part comes from the deepest confines of my imagination where I visualize myself hitting each shot perfectly. That combined with a crisp spring morning, an early tee time… Continue reading She Enjoys Golf Again