These days, the Dallas Mavericks continue to lose close games. They have a new point guard, and are trying to get the new system down…and they’ve played all the elite teams in the West to the wire…but lost.

If you listen to the papers, and to the sports-talk guys, you’d think the Mavericks were the Minnesota T-Wolves. You’d think that they had been killed by the Lakers on Sunday…when a missed Jason Kidd free throw kept it from double OT.

When the Cowboys lost…and I have no love for them…they finished a 13-3 season, and actually got a first round bye…an improvement over last year.

"All that matters is Super Bowls.:"

"All that  matters is championships."

Is that true?

They are better, for sure. But are they all that matter?

Is it better to cheat and win Super Bowls–or Home Run titles, or come up short honestly. Winning with honesty is best…but if that weren’t an option, what do we lift up as a society?

What is true failure?

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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