Sharing the Fruit of God's Spirit


Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Blog, Christian Living | 4 comments

MMS Football (1993 10)


Is God a football fan? Will you find God on the fifty yard line wearing blue and green rootin’ for the home team?

I married a football player who became a football coach. I love football. I love what the Seahawks have done to excite the entire Pacific Northwest, but I have to confess, I’ve often watched players take a knee at the end of a game and thought, really? Are we giving thanks for that last TD? A late-in-the-fourth sack of their quarterback? Are we hailing God for a “Hail Mary” six-pointer?

I meet regularly with a group of ladies called Girlfriends Inspired by God (G.I.G). Together we celebrate what God’s able to accomplish through each one of us. Answering my own questions, I believe God’s cheering for all of us—from the sidelines, from across our desk, from inside our classrooms. God understands the passions of our heart, the unique skills and abilities we bring to life. And whether we’re blocking a punt or taking care of a client, we’re shining His light on our day. And for that, I thank God, too!

Next Sunday the Seahawks meet the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. I’ll be rootin’ for the “home” team!


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  1. Jan

    I believe when we honor God and put Him first, God’s in our “corner”. And, I am touched, not just when I see the humility of Russell Wilson, or any Godly young man, on their knees, giving Him the glory, win or lose. I think we, in the Northwest are extremely blessed to have men in our midst who walk their talk as far as their faith is concerned and in how they live their lives. God does hear the prayers of our hearts, on the football field or not, and He’s in the business of asking us to keep our eyes on Him, trusting Him along the way, even when faced with uncertainty. So, that being said, this girl, who LOVES the Hawks (and especially loves God) says … GO HAWKS!! Can’t wait!

  2. Karen Farris

    Great post!! Football continues to provide valuable lessons besides being our American pastime. Randy Alcorn, a Christian author of the book Heaven, suspects that we all will enjoy games in Heaven. Until then, I appreciate those who share their talents on the field while pointing to the One in Whom it was all made possible.

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