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TebowAs Christians we love our “Christian” celebrities.  Whether it’s Kirk Cameron, the Duck Dynasty family, or Tim Tebow; we simply love having someone who represents us in the media.  We buy their stuff, watch their content religiously, and say things like “It’s so nice to see faith positively depicted in the media.”  However, it seems that all this affection seems to come with a price.  And the price isn’t on us, our Christian representative is the one who has to pay. Continue Reading…

Lessons from Game Day - DisappointmentI’m a big college football fan.  I follow the Oklahoma State Cowboys pretty close to religiously.  Last year was incredible, the Cowboys had the season I’d been dreaming about since I was a child.  They lost only 1 game all year, and were barely squeaked out of a chance to play for the national championship.  But we graduated two of our best players, and this year is a little different.

Saturday night we were beaten by a team we should have dominated.  And at first I was bummed.  I was frustrated, and disappointed, and knew I was going to get plenty of crap the next day (because I’m pretty good at giving people crap when their teams lose).  But about the time I knew there was no hope left, sometime within that last minute of game time, I realized that there’s no reason for a bunch of college kids I don’t even know should mess my day up.

I realized that even thought I am disappointed, I would still live a normal life this week.

I can’t just stay at home and mope because we lost.  It’s the same principle that makes musicians go out and play another show after a bad one, the same principle that pushed authors to continue writing despite rejection letters.  It’s the reason you send out another resume, you bake another cake, or you sit down to apologize to your wife.  Because disappointment as a feeling isn’t necessarily bad, but disappointment as a lifestyle doesn’t work.

When have you had to get up and move forward even though you didn’t feel like it?

The Passion of Saturday MorningI’m really excited about football season.  Not just because my Oklahoma State Cowboys are coming off their greatest season in school history, but just because I love college football.  I love camping in front of my television for Saturdays and watching not just my team, but any team.

What if I looked forward to church as much as I did football season?

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