God First, Football Second

August 8th 2014 No comments yet  

706735_22088940My life revolves around football season. It is a slightly embarrassing admission, but an honest one. The date the Kansas City Chiefs open their training camp is marked on my desk calendar (I wish that was a joke), and I read updates from every single practice. I pay $20 in order to watch every NFL preseason game online. When the season finally opens the first week of September, I treat it like a personal holiday.

What do I do February through July? I am glad you asked. (Not really.) First up on …

God and Sports: How Does He Influence Games?

September 13th 2013 No comments yet  

file000420773408 When I was a high school football player, I had a very specific schedule I would follow before a game. I had a certain order I would put on my uniform. After it was on, I would lay flat on my back on the floor, helmet and everything, until we went out for warmups. During warmups, I shook the hand of every player and coach on my team. When I went back into the locker room, I prayed.

But I never asked God for wins. …

Reflections From a 70.3 Ironman: Anything Is Possible – A Common Grace

A Photo September 6th 2013 No comments yet  

file0001595609600Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “The good Lord made the body capable to do just about anything, it is your mind that you have to convince.” Those in the triathlon Ironman community who believe anything is possible have convinced their mind.

“Anything is Possible” is the motto of Ironman. They don’t mean that ducks can talk or humans can fly, but that men and women are capable of doing so much more than they realize. I believe this is a common grace …

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