"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Faith, Family, and Football

Faith, family, and football have been important to me for as long as I can remember. I can remember being an Oakland Raider fan back when they were really good. YES -- They were good once upon a time back in the days of Lamonica, Otto, Wood, and Biletnikoff. They were the silver and black, they had the mad bomber, Biletnikoff could catch anything, and they played the game like it was supposed to be played -- Fast, hard, & tough!
I remember the "immaculate reception" by Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers when they beat my Raiders. It hurt! I remember many of the Super Bowls and it seemed that we always watched them at our home -- that tradition continues today. We watch the game AND the commercials and enjoy every minute of it. It's always been an enjoyable experience. We'll wait and see if that changes should the Dallas Cowboys ever make the Super Bowl again! Kiki is their biggest fan! I'm not sure how she would handle them getting to or loosing a Super Bowl!
However, I also am reminded on this Super Bowl Sunday how thankful I am that God has given me the strength to keep my priorities in order! We'll be watching the big game today with family AND enjoying my world famous chili! However, it will not be our worship experience! It will simply be a great day to celebrate the things of life that God has allowed us to enjoy.
So, when things get crazy or don't go the way you want for your team, remember your priorities. Enjoy the moment! Celebrate your team! But, most importantly, keep the faith!
Under HIS Grace...

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