Tonight is the Mavs home opener. It’ll be interesting to see how they respond this season after pulling off two of arguably the biggest choke jobs in NBA history in consecutive seasons. My hunch? It’ll be like it never happened.

Professional athletes have a short memory when it comes to failing. When it comes to life, I wonder if having a short memory of one’s failings is better or worse?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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