My favorite athlete

Being a native Colorado girl, I have always chosen to call the Denver Broncos “my team” when I’m cheering for someone in the NFL.  I’ve never been an avid football fan, but I remember having Bronco watch parties with my grandmother as a child, attending the victory parade after they won their first Superbowl, and always getting excited when they made it to the playoffs!

This year, we all had even more to be excited about with an athlete like Tim Tebow on our team!  I could not be more proud to be a Bronco fan.  I love how Tim wears his heart on his sleeve, is a gracious even in loss, and is first and foremost a follower of Christ.  He doesn’t let the criticism get to him, and he’s confident in who he is.  He lives his life for Christ and doesn’t let anything change that priority for him.  He is someone we could all learn from, and those lessons would have nothing do with football…

Tim Tebow Denver Broncos

Picture borrowed from article you can read here.

Can’t wait to see how they do next year!

Courageous

I have been thinking a lot lately about my Christian faith. It’s a huge part of who I am, and I feel like I’m constantly learning, growing, and striving to become more of the person God wants me to be. I am not perfect, in fact the being a Christian means you know this all to well, and you know that only through God’s grace can you ever be made whole.

I have been struggling lately with the desire to openly share my faith. For some reason I just feel that I’m called to do this in some way… yet I admit I’m scared. Rationally I know that is the most absurd statement. Why would anyone ever be afraid of sharing the Gospel? The Gospel is the most important thing in a person’s life, and knowing Jesus is the biggest decision you could ever make. The Great Commission of simply telling people what I believe, and defending it with facts and logic isn’t that hard, so why do I freeze up anytime I’m given a opportunity? Is it enough to try and show God’s love through my actions and the way I treat people? Or do I need to learn to speak the Truth with words despite my fears?

Why am I so scared of people’s reactions? Am I scared of rejection? Scared of whether or not it will change their opinion of me? I honestly have no idea, but I’m trying to work though these thoughts and fears…

The other day on the way to work, I was listening to K-Love, and heard the new song by Casting Crowns called Courageous. The lyrics really struck me, and I wanted to share them here as a reminder to myself:

We were warriors on the front lines
Standing, unafraid
But now we’re watchers on the sidelines
While our families slip away

Where are you, men of courage?
You were made for so much more
Let the pounding of our hearts cry
We will serve the Lord

We were made to be courageous
And we’re taking back the fight
We were made to be courageous
And it starts with us tonight

The only way we’ll ever stand
Is on our knees with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous

So the journey to courage begins…


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