It’s been 10 years since we decided to suspend PlayersPrayers. A lot has happened since. Our three kids have established themselves in their own sports: swimming, MMA, and baseball. But most recently, the global COVID-19 pandemic has driven followers of sports and spirituality more to the screens. I recently attend my first in-person professional sporting event in over 18 months. We have begun to attend in-person church again. In our area poeple are going back to church and stadium. The intersection of sports and spirituality remains alive and well, and PlayersPrayers is back to shed some light on it. We remain open to all faiths and sports with an international perspective. Our platform may adjust. For now, Blogger is around and working, as are Twitter and and Youtube. All these channels will receive significant updates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! PlayersPrayers is back! Please leave a comment about what you would like to see here in the future.

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PlayersPrayers was started on March 30th in 2004. This blog was a place where sport meets spirituality. On December 14th 2006 an international edition was launched. All of the international articles are now part of my consolidated lifestream at danielhaas.org. The two former blogs are discontinued. Old photos can still be viewed on flickr and videos on youtube.

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This blog is on hold until further notice.
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The 2008 State of the Blogosphere is out. Among other things Technorati is taking a look at the most popular topics, finding out that three-quarters of bloggers cover three or more topics. 19% of all blogs cover religion/spirituality and 16% cover sports. Religion beats sports. That is hard to imagine compared to TV ratings. Is the blogosphere really that different?
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We are still relocating both offline and online.

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We are moving and thus selling

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Lego turns 50 today. Google celebrates it logo-style and we ask:

What about lego stadiums and lego churches on the major Photo Sharing Sites?
Here are the facts:

flickr found 219 photos tagged with lego and church.
photobucket has 79 lego church images.

flickr found 37 photos tagged with lego and stadium.
photobucket has 9 lego stadium images.

On both sites churches are more popular than stadiums are. Amazing buildings, tons of bricks. Check the photos.

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Full of gratefulness and joy we are announcing our daughter’s birth:
Marie Sophie Haas was delivered by cesarean on January 9 2008 at 4:55 am.
She was 20.47 in tall and weighed 122.40 oz.
Mother and child are in good health.

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Mark Dixon shares what he likes about Twitter. E. g. he likes Tweet Scan and thus encouraged me to restart our once famous series of summaries of sport and spirituality on twitter. Not on a regular basis, but at least occasionally. Now here comes A Sporting Christmas on Twitter:

There were 37 workout-tweets on Christmas Eve. These are our favorites:
Hannes’ Xmas, MJ’s shopper, kjo48’s gift, Shawn’s run, allify’s holiday, Shannon’s cookies and Josh’s SMS

There were 20 workout-tweets on Christmas Day. These are our favorites:
Mike’s Triceps, paugren’s Christmas, meetmeinmontauk’s bliss, Daniel’s thumbs and calinative’s pain.

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