I want to know which sports team shirts you and your family wore to Chick-Fil-A yesterday. Go ahead. Click on the “comments” thing there in the upper right corner and tell me. For us, it was three pink Cowboys shirts, one pink Longhorns shirt, and my 13-or-14-year-old gray Houston Oilers shirt.
In light of last night’s wildly entertaining football game between Miami and Florida State in Tallahassee: Six or seven lead changes, three or four ties, big plays, and turnovers. I’ve been watching football for over 40 years. And I’ll never, ever, ever understand, under any circumstances, at any point in a ball game, regardless of the score, no matter who’s got what momentum at the time, despite the kicker’s shortcomings or the return man’s strengths, I’ll never, ever understand the logic or the strategy behind the squib kick.
We were made to be in relationship with our God. He created us to be in constant communion with him. With God is where we realize our full potential as human beings. In God is where we grow to become exactly what he made us to be. Why in the world would you want to be anywhere else?
“If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire; if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if he chose, just hand out to anyone. They are a great fountain of energy and beauty spurting up at the very centre of reality. If you are close to it, the spray will wet you; if you are not, you will remain dry. Once a man is united to God, how could he not live forever? Once a man is separated from God, what can he do but wither and die?” ~C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Only five days until the Cowboys kick off the NFL season in Tampa Bay. And today’s #5 in the Red Ribbon Review is punter John Warren. The free agent from Tennessee played in 12 games at a time when the Cowboys were searching for a guy to replace Danny White, who was too valuable as a starting quarterback once Staubach retired. Warren kicked in 1983-1984, averaging 39.2 yards per punt. You probably don’t remember him at all. But he’s the second-greatest Cowboy to ever wear #5.