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Thursday, January 29 2009


Super Bowl Sunday is here!


  Sunday is the Super Bowl.  To be honest with you, I don’t even know who is playing.  I used to be a Dallas fan but before that I was a "Broadway Joe" fan. I started to call someone and ask but I decided to just tell you I really didn’t know this year.  Honesty….what a relief it is.

  I was going back over some of the blogs I have written recently and found one about football.  For a moment or two I thought I would post that up on the site again to commemorate Sunday and then I thought, no, just write a new one.  YOU deserve a fresh word not a stale one.  So here we go.

  In the whole big scheme of life, I have come to realize that our best offense in the days in which we live is a good defense.  Being prepared physically, mentally and spiritually for what is going to hit us or come up against us in the game of life will be a key factor in the success of our everyday lives. 

  I wrote a little poem years ago entitled Stop to smell the Roses.  It was just, as I look back, a silly little poem but it meant the world to me at the time because I never used to take the time to write anything but a check!  I felt that it was possible that maybe my life was destined for something more than I had known.  These poems would just seem to effortlessly blop out on a page over and over again.  I wondered what they were for.  They came as a result of my spending time with God.  Over and over they would come forth.  I tried many times to get them published as anything…but to no avail.

  Then quite by chance one evening, I just sat down and went through them.  One by one I read as if being led to do that.  When I got to the last one, it finally hit me that it was one of the ways in which the Holy Spirit had tried to speak to me.  It was as if those years meant something more than just trying to walk in faith.  It was as if they were supposed to be a defense for me against what was coming, but I just didn’t get it.  So many times I just haven’t gotten “it”.

  So, the point I am trying to make is that God is always there speaking to us for our own good as a defense against what is coming, but how many of us are listening?  Most of the time I have been given the ball and fumbled and had to start all over again.  I am determined this time that will not be the case.  I forge through whatever is before me. It is not always easy.

  On the whole, we don't know how tough we really are until we are faced with a situation that seems impossible to conquer.  But, if we have been trying to walk with Christ and trying to do His will, He is faithful to give us a good defense...we just don't know how to discern it.  When the game of life is over down here I want to be the victor with the highest score possible.  I will not be defeated by not having a good defense set in place. 

  I can tell you that the best offense you will ever have is a great defense.  I am the quarterback and I am passing the ball to you.  Are you looking for me to pass the ball to you or are you not paying attention?  Jesuswithoutthejunk is trying to equip you so you can go for the touchdown. You are going to have to be the one to catch this ball and make a run for the goal line I can't do that for you.        


Remember:  Not to try is to fail…. 


Enjoy the game!!!!



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