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Shining Moments

Super Bowl 2013 certainly did not disappoint us.



and moments that touched the heart.

I found myself wondering through the game

how I would have felt if my brother would have been coaching the other team.

For one, I never would have wanted to be in that position

but if it happened

I would have been so concerned about my brother’s feelings.

Being my brother trumped everything.

Then, after the game, I watched with so many others

as they shook hands

and John said “I love you” to Jim.

Shining moments all over.

That was the real victory!

To play your very best,

to compete,

and when all is said and done

to still love and affirm your relationship.

Brief moments that touched my heart

reminding us that it was more than just a game.

John went on to comment that winning was a great joy

but that in a way that many of us can understand

he hurts for his brother.

Yes, I hear those well known words again

“Let my heart be broken for the things that break the heart of God.”

by Bob Pierce.

Yes, in a world that quickly numbs its feelings

I am grateful to see the heart those two expressed.

Small glimpses…


Super Bowls will come and go

but our brothers and sisters are part of our lives forever.

Yes, there are always the stories within the story

and they are there to teach,

to speak

to encourage.

Let’s focus our lives on what is most important in life

refusing to let any thing or anyone

keep us from a life of love and peace.

Is there someone to whom you need to say ‘I love you’ today?

That is the real victory!



Shining Moments

D-Day June 6, 1944.

Before I was born but still remembered by some.

I listened as my Dad spoke about it trying to imagine him in his army uniform

      21 years old

      so young

160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50 mile stretch of heavily fortified

French coastland.

to fight the Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy,France.

Reading the quote by General Eisenhower speaking of the invasion as

a crusade in which

“we will accept nothing less than full victory.

The D-Day cost was high

   more than 9,000 allied soldiers were either killed or wounded.

The cost of victory.

My Dad came home

      eventually married my mother

        giving birth to me a few years later.

“I’m glad that you lived,” my youngest said upon listening to him share his D-Day story.

“Where would I be?”

My heart often wanders back in history

   Wondering where any of us would be

if there had not been great sacrifice

    so that we might live free.

The price of freedom is high.

We will accept nothing less than full victory.

It is only with that kind of commitment

  that victory is ever won.

In our personal lives let there not be mediocre attempts

      and faint hearted efforts to succeed.

No, rather let there be that laser focus

      that wholehearted surrender to God

      that declares “I will accept nothing less than full victory….


With that kind of determination

   We too will see results.

The Truth will set you free. John 8:32

He always does as we surrender our lives over to Him. Everything changes.

Freedom at last bringing

Life changing results that will impact the lives of generations after us.

Giving shining moments to many

Lighting up our world with victory.

Loving the Word Impossible

A famous psychiatrist once said, “There is a deep tendency in human nature to become like that which you imagine yourself to be.” If you believe that you are defeated it is most likely that you will be that way.

But have you noticed the people who achieve happiness and success? When they begin to sink into a depressed mood, they shake it off. They know that the thoughts of defeat cause defeat. Likewise thoughts of victory open the way to that very thing.

There is a little verse tucked away in the Bible which is one of the best and surest formula for getting rid of all feelings of defeat and weakness. “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

If you believe those words your faith will grow and it will change your life.

We have an invincible ally. Get in step with Him and everything changes.

Yes, I believe that He wants to do what seems impossible through each one of us.

When you mentally live with thoughts of God your impossibility changes to possible.

Take these ten short words and let them change your life. “If God be for us, who can be against us?” With these words you can stand up against any human situation and not be defeated. Try it. It works.