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“Tha-Reee!”

Guest Blogger: Angie Brashear

In recent weeks my sons have spent their evenings watching the NBA Finals, energetically cheering on the San Antonio Spurs. Most game nights, their animated antics interrupted me as I attempted to prepare for the release of my debut novel, Of the Persecuted. But it was difficult to get irritated with my handsome, blond blessings. This held especially true when they jumped off the couch screaming “Tha-Reee!” every time the San Antonio Spurs hit a long shot.

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My boys love basketball. They appreciate fundamentals. Dribbling. Pivoting. Passing. Well-executed shots. Not traveling. Not double-dribbling. Not two-handed shots. Not selfish shots. They admire players who’ve gone down in history as executors of such fundamentals—Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, and my own personal favorite, John Stockton.

Their love for basketball, and for three-pointers led me to think about the best “Tha-Reee!” of all time—the Trinity. One God, three distinct persons. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Like time, God represents past, present, and future. One is not separate from the other. He is a Father to the fatherless. He is a Savior for the lost. He is a Guide in prayer and truth. God’s plan for us is the best well-executed shot of all time, guided by His fundamentals outlined in scripture.

To non-believers, the Trinity may be a difficult concept to grasp. It certainly was for me before the Lord saved me in my early twenties. But it makes perfect sense when you open your heart to the One True God. Believe me. Seek Him and you will seek no more.

So while the NBA Finals are in full swing, the best “Tha-Reee!” of all time dominates all of our seasons. And we are grateful.

Angie Brashear authorWhen Angie Brashear isn’t working or taking care of her family, she writes. Usually at night after her kids fall asleep. She’s a fan of speculative fiction and an avid runner, both of which perplex her nonfiction-reading, football-loving husband. Saved in her early twenties, Angie is grateful for the Lord’s presence in all aspects of her life. She is originally from Rockland, Maine and currently resides in Cameron, Texas with her husband and three children. Follow her at http://facebook.com/AngieBrashearAuthor, https://twitter.com/AngieBrashear, and http://angiebrashear.com.

Of the PersecutedOf the Persecuted (ebook cover)-resized

Laila Pennedy awaits death by hanging. For the Rendow Clan rules the Woodlands Region, aiming to slaughter the Faithful. And she deserves to die. But Lars Landre, the man destined to lead the Faithful out of persecution, has other plans hidden behind his rare and mysterious blue eyes. Rescue.

 

 

 

 

 

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One comment on ““Tha-Reee!”

  1. Angie

    Your guys may really love an old movie called The Pistol, about Pistol Pete Maravich who still holds the college scoring record (without the Tha-ree line.) He was an avid Christian and died around age 40 after a game of pick up basketball with James Dobson and a couple of my friends. The book, The Pistol, Birth of a Legend, goes into his conversion to Christianity, though the movie is only about him and his Dad when he started for his high school team as an 8th grader. Your boys might also get a lot out of his videos called, Homework Basketball.

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