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Tebow Mania


Tebow Mania is taking over!   Tim Tebow is a man who is not ashamed of his faith.  Even more than that, he publicly exercises his faith.  Publicly credits God with his success.  It’s a breath of fresh air.  Sure, there are plenty of naysayers out there.  Those who criticize his faith.  Those who claim it’s a bunch of nonsense.  But even many naysayers are now paying attention.  And although many will argue over God’s involvement in Tim Tebow’s success, few would argue he is a man completely devoted to his faith and his God.

My Facebook news feed was exploding with Tebow mania.  People are encouraged and inspired by his story.  And his courage to stand for what he believes.  People are cheering him on.  Shoot, I don’t even like football, but I find myself toying with the idea of ordering a Tebow jersey!

Last night, as I scrolled through the feed, I noticed that believers and non-believers alike are in love with Tebow, his dedication, and his devotion.  So many seem to be hungry for what he has.  So how do you live a life of devotion to God?  How do you become so completely in love with Him, full of faith, full of confidence in His power that it truly changes your life?

We can all have a powerful, active relationship with God.  It begins with the choice to give your life to Him.  ALL have sinned.  But there is hope through the blood of Jesus.  He was the sacrifice, the atonement for our sin so that we can have eternal life.  Giving your life to Him is believing in Him.  Believing in His sacrifice.  His love for us.  Admitting your a sinner.  Confessing to God and accepting His forgiveness and the sacrifice made for YOU.  But it doesn’t end there.  Giving your life to Christ is only the beginning of the journey.  He has so much more for you!  But it takes work.  It takes perseverance.  It takes determination.  And it takes consistency.

You must devote yourself to a life lived for God.

Your devotion and dedication to a relationship with Him must weather the storm.  If you want to see His power at work in your life, you must choose to follow Him.  Everyday.  As you put him FIRST in your life.  As you devote your time to prayer and worship.  As you devote yourself to reading His word.  As you yield to His guidance and direction for your life, you will allow Him to work in your life.  And His power, His love, His faithfulness will amaze you.

I challenge you today, to put God first.  Dedicate your life to Him.  Give Him your heart and complete authority over your life.

One thing’s for sure.  You will never see the power of God at work in your life, if you don’t take the first step!

Tebow mania is great.  He is setting an amazing example.  He is witnessing to millions.  But what I really want, what I really need is the power of God at work in MY life.  Then, I can begin to inspire others the way Tebow inspires me.  Now, where can I order a jersey?

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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in Daily Devotions

 

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How Bout Them Cowboys?????


A legend was born on this day.  A day of memories that will be handed down from generation to generation.  Well, that might be a tad bit dramatic, but it’s certainly a day I’ll never forget.

It was my first NFL football game.

And it was a Cowboys’ game.

On Thanksgiving Day.

You just don’t get much better than that.  Before this day in history, I was just a lukewarm, could care less football fan.  I watched out of duty for the many crazed football fans in my family.  My mom, Killa, and my oldest, Bud, who are both die hard Cowboys fans.  Then there’s the Miami Dolphins fan, Adam…. #2 boy.  Stevo, #4 boy, is a Steelers fan and generally opposes any team anyone else likes.  Lastly, baby boy #5, Braedon, is a Colts fan.  Lots of football love in my house.  That leaves the middle boy, Dad, and I floundering during football season.

Til now.

Did I mention we are a CrAzY bunch??

My mom was determined for all of us to go to a football game together.  My family, mom, and my brother’s family (Texans fans).  The plans for this special day had been in the works for months.  I tried my best to muster up some excitement.  For their sake.

The day finally came.  We all covered ourselves in Cowboy clothing….well, except Adam.  He donned his Miami Dolphin gear and even recruited Cameron, the middle, could care less about football boy, to be a Dolphins fan for the day.  We even planned low-key tailgating.  The game didn’t start until 3:00, but we left about 8:0o that morning to head to the stadium (less than an hour away).

This view will cost you $60!

It was amazing.  After paying $60 per vehicle to simply park, we unloaded and tailgated from our cars.  We had a sandwich fixing buffet, played washers, threw the football around, and scanned the Black Friday ads.

Afterwards, we headed into a game that wouldn’t be decided until the last 10 seconds. We had an absolute blast.  I found myself screaming and jumping up and down, high-fiving strangers…..all for the love of the Cowboys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re here!

In my next life, I’m gonna be a DC Cheerleader!

My favorite tight end….#82…Go Witten!

I have never like Romo…but after seeing him in action, even I’m impressed!

Of course Romo just isn’t the tight end Witten is….bahaha!

 

Killa and Baby Boy #5

That’s the moment it happened.  I was completely transformed.  After the experience I had, I can no longer be a lukewarm, take it or leave it, football fan.  I came out of there in love with the Cowboys.  For better or worse.  With or without Romo, I pledge my allegiance to the Dallas Cowboys.  Now, I’ve just gotta start saving my pennies for next year’s game.

He was really excited about that touchdown!

Happy Turkey Day!

 

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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in It's my life.....

 

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What I Love About the South


I’m sitting here feeling fat and sassy after eating a big ole southern meal, sipping on sweet tea.  And it just dawned on me that everyone just isn’t as lucky as me.

Southern people just know how to do thangs right.

And no, that ain’t a typo—- I meant ‘thangs’.   I consider being from the south an extra heap of blessing.  So, for all you non-southerners….you Yanks and  Cal-eee-fornians…..I thought I would share a little bit of the southern side.  You might wanna grab a tissue cause you will prolly be drooling in envy soon!

You know you’re from the south when…..

♥ Cornbread is a dinnertime staple.

♥  Pick-up trucks outnumber cars 3 to 1.

♥  Most of those said pick- up trucks contain coolers in the back……well-stocked with cold beer.

♥  Just about anything is breaded and fried….okra, green tomatoes, Twinkies, Oreos, pickles, and even bananas…

♥  The lawn doubles as a junk yard.

♥  Dinner is not complete without a big ole glass of sweet tea.

♥  Flip-flops are worn year round.

♥  The golden prize egg at Easter could be hidden in a cow patty.  I have pictures somewhere to prove it!

♥  People actually greet each other as they go in and out of the local Piggly Wiggly.

♥  Kids are raised to say ‘yes, mam’ and ‘no sir’ and they dadgum better use it or else risk getting a good slap upside the back of the head.

♥  Every home as a porch and is used to sit and watch the world go by on a daily basis.

♥ Football is life.  Enuff said.

♥  Gravy is used like a condiment.  It makes everything taste better.

♥  Bless your heart doesn’t really mean bless your heart.  It means you’re an idiot.  Or a tragedy has befallen you.  Or both.

♥  You’re proud to call yourself a Redneck.

♥  You know what chicken fried steak is.  And you LOVE it.

♥  It’s socially acceptable to leave your Christmas lights up year round.  In fact, it’s the smart thing to do.

♥  You have more miles on your tractor and/or four wheeler than your car.

♥  A coke is not necessarily a coke.  It could be a Dr Pepper, Pepsi, or even a Sunkist.

♥  Deer meat is the preferred meat and can be prepared in a multitude of ways….usually all fried. With gravy.

♥  ‘Fixing to’ and ‘on an accident’ are understood and used frequently.  Ex:  I was fixing to clean out the car, but then I ran over the curb and busted a tire.  But I did it on an accident.

♥  You use a buggy, not a shopping cart.

♥  1oo+ degree weather goes on for months.

♥  Going to Wal-Mart is a Friday night tradition.  It’s good to get out on the town.

♥  A half inch of snowflakes that melt before 9am constitute a holiday due to the dangerous road conditions.  We can drive through 3 feet of mud and water in our four wheel drive….but don’t ask us to drive in a half-inch of snow!  School is cancelled!!

♥  Traffic jams are usually caused by a tractor on the highway.

♥  Shotgun is not just something you shoot…….it also reserves your right to the front seat.  When I say load up, they yell….”SHOTGUN!”

♥  Part of potty training boys is teaching them to pee off the porch.  A proud moment, that is, yes sirrreeee!

Which brings my What I Love About the South list to an end.  The kids are about to have a peeing contest off the front porch to see who gets dibs on calling the remote control.  Gotta go see who wins!!

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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in It's my life.....

 

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