Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Olympics, My Huskers and Being on a Team

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "team," I love spending my Thursday nights with my FMF friends. I adore these people! So glad I could be at the Twitter party again tonight! 

I love watching the Olympics. I get sucked in every time especially gymnastics, swimming, diving, etc. It's so fun to watch the different teams competing and winning. I was never a great team player when I was younger. I wasn't athletically inclined. So I became part of the team by taking volleyball stats etc.

There is something so awesome about finding a team where one belongs. I have found that here with the Five Minute Friday community. I have found it on Twitter and in the wider church. I have realized the gift there is in being part of a team where my gifts and abilities are valued. Do you know what I mean, friends? Too often there are star players that get all the love and credit. We need to realize that everyone brings gifts. 
And when a team has good players, we truly realize there is no "I" in team. 

When I was little, I loved watching my favorite college football team. In fact, they are STILL my favorite team: the Nebraska Cornhuskers. GO BIG RED!! I have always said that I was destined to be a Huskers fan. The day my mom was in labor with me, the Huskers played one of their biggest rivals and Grandpa, Dad, and Doctor Frank talked about the game the whole time mom was in labor with me. I said it was the first thing I heard, so a Huskers fan was born!!


22 comments:

  1. Indeed, Tara, there is no 'I' in team! Never thought of that.

    I played rugby when I was younger, and teamwork went far beyond the rugby pitch. Takes teamwork to place a trail of footprints across a ballroom ceiling, much less coax a horse up a Grand Staircase. It was memorable for us...but I still wonder what the horse thought.

    #2 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2016/08/your-dying-spouse-196-team-of-one-fmf.html

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    1. Nope never an "i" in team.

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  2. So true that we need to find a team where we fit and where every member of the team is valued, not just the "star players". Often the quiet behind-the-scenes work that sometimes goes unnoticed is just as important.

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  3. "There is something so awesome about finding a team where one belongs." So true, Tara, and this #fmf community is a great one. I love how we all can encourage each other as we all do our part. And yes, "...there is no "I" in team." Blessings to you, Tara!

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    1. Gayl, it is. I love that we can all encourage one another too. Blessings to you too!

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  4. Haha, you're so cute! What an interesting concept. I wonder what my doctors were talking about when I was born??? :)
    Visiting from FMF#14 today. So nice to see you.

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    1. Thanks Shauna! Nice to see you too!

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  5. What a fun story about becoming a Huskers fan ;). Yes, I LOVE the FMF team--ya'll are the best ever!

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  6. Tara, I love this line: And when a team has good players, we truly realize there is no "I" in team. That truly speaks to me today. Thankful to be teammates w you (go unathletic peeps)!

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    1. That is one of my fave lines too!

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  7. We're ready for some football in this house Tara. It's great to be part of an encouraging team and #fmf is definitely that.

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    1. I am ready for some college football. Go BIG RED!

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  8. Yep, there is no "I" in team! God has been highlighting this verse to me from Philippians 2:3 -- "Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves." We were meant to be better together than apart! I'm learning that now more than ever. :) Blessings!

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    1. I love that verse from Philippians! Blessings to you too!

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  9. Oh, girl, you are so on point here. In the church we do a really bad job at recognizing the important nature of small, behind-the-scenes offerings of work and worship. But the big stuff couldn't happen without it! God made us each to do our part in His own special way, and we all definitely need to get better at cheering each other on, whatever we do!

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    1. Thanks friend! You are right in the church we indeed do a really bad job at recognizing all the gifts.

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  10. Tara,
    I believe God specializes in promotions in His kingdom that have less than mesmerizing earthly appeal. It's the faithful soup kitchen worker every week that catches his eye over the flashy televangelist with $60,000 tithes. (Widow and her two coins)
    And even with writing. We don't need to be a best-seller to reach God's children with His words and heart!
    Love you!!
    Love,
    Tammy
    (linked at #65 this week)

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    1. Aww thanks! Love you right back!

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  11. All the Yes and Amens... (this reminded me of a funny -albeit slightly inappropriate meme I saw... I'll Vox it to you!) ;)

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    1. I'm waiting for that Vox!

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