The first copies of my book are back from the printer. Soterion Press of Fort Worth's "The Church on the Slab" is publishing the book. This organization addresses the needs of homeless veterans, elderly and working poor of North Texas. Proceeds from the book will support and sustain this important work in the North Texas community. The team at The Church on the Slab provides nearly 720 meals each month, plus clothing and guidance. Through the work of the team, seven veterans (this year) have gotten off the street and into transitional housing. Obtain a copy of Rain: A Workbook for Players Who Want to Score Points in Games and support "The Slab" by going to:http://www.churchontheslab.com and ordering on-line; or by sending a check for $16.00 to Soterion Press, c/o The Church on the Slab, 1009 Arizona Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104.
In the winter of 1891, Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball at the YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. The school--a training enclave for missionaries—educated students studying to introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
In Dr. Naismith's view, basketball and the foundational message of true Christianity were interlaced.
The idea for basketball came to him after this revelation: the bitter Northern winters dictated the need for an indoor game…a game exponentially more graceful than football, and simpler than baseball.
He wanted a game where finesse stood equally with power.