Kickin’ It

Charles Kiser —  August 31, 2008 — 4 Comments
Just thought I’d entertain you this week with a few pictures from our recent kickball event at Cole Park. We had several new friends join us — four of whom, in fact, have just moved to the United States from Spain and have taken jobs teaching Spanish in the Dallas Independent School District. Their English was impeccable and they were excellent kickball players. I think their skills at futbol (soccer) gave them an edge on us.

The Kiser boot. Observe the straight body lines, eye contact, and skill at kicking while holding drink in hand. Superb form. It was probably a foul.

Ryan Porche looking far into outer space after kicking the ball — because that is usually where his ball went. The man was usually at home plate before the ball even hit the ground.

Someone named Claudia decided to engage in waterwars with another someone named Charles. Charles had the last word in the group picture, however, unbeknownst to Claudia.

Charles Kiser


I’m a pastor, missionary, and contextual theologian in Dallas, Texas. I’m committed to equipping and coaching Christians to start fresh expressions of Christian community in Dallas County — communities of hospitality, inclusion, justice, and healing.

4 responses to Kickin’ It


    That looks like fun, Charles. I really don’t get why everyone has a drink in their hand though. It that’s the rule then it’s a weird rule (my apologies if you came up with it). You are kind of weird though… =)


    Look at all those smiles! And WHAT IS the deal with all the cups?


    We saw a bunch of young adults several months ago playing kickball with drinks in their hands and thought, ‘hey, that’s a crazy idea.’ So we did it, too.

    It’s actually quite fun. You can cool off on a hot day – because inevitably you will spill your drink on yourself. And you can also help others cool off on a hot day, if you know what I mean.

    Not to mention that it’s kind of an equalizing factor – you can only be so athletic at kickball when you have a drink in your hand, no matter what your skill level.

    Try it sometime. It rocks.


    Charles, I’m curious, have you found it helpful to stick your tongue out as you kick the ball?

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