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Sunday, October 14, 2012


It's not always easy to be a fan of a team. There are some times that can be tough. I am not going to write about sticking with your team or anything like that. I just wanted to say this...

If you are a part of this prayer group and you are committed to it, my challenge to you this week is to pray for each player and coach. I did it the first week before I got everything set up. It takes a while...but it's do-able. I took a day and prayed for a few kids each day. I don't know what all is going on their lives and neither do you. I just know that they need some prayers for both on the field and off the field.

If any of you know me well at all, you know that I teach high school. Our team hasn't won a game this season. Friday was senior recognition. I had to help one student write what he wanted said for his parents recognition: 'Son of Pam and the late Theodore ________' being escorted tonight by his brother ____________.  The reason he is escorted by his brother? His mom is in rehab. Another kid...I helped him because he wanted to recognize his grandparents as  his parents and wanted to know if that was ok. I baked them cookies and made a goody bag for Friday. I told them that it's easy to stick with the team when you win. It takes a man to stay on the team when you are not. This is a team who played in the state championship 5 yrs ago. They were used to winning easily. Through a series of very devastating events, the boys aren't at the same place they were. It doesn't matter if there is a W or an L by the schedule on my closet.  I am going to do my best each day to help them become better people and help them prepare for life after school..

There are lots of things the kiddos face off the field. We don't know what goes on really. I've never been one to issue a challenge. Actually, when things get tough, my MO is to sit back and keep my mouth shut.

So can you do it? Pray for each kid and player this week? You don't have to pray for football skills. Pray for the things God leads you to pray for with them. I, personally, started looking at their photo on the website while I pray for them.

1 Thessalonians 5:10-12

New International Version (NIV)
10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Let me know how its going.


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