With the NBA season tipping off today, I figured basketball would be a good topic. Each season starts with a some interesting questions, because each new season there are player and coaching changes, and each year starts with a number of teams vying for the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy, each with new hopes and dreams. Is this the year?
So too we enter this day, a new day, a day where we can go out and be the best. We can go out and strive after holiness; we can strive to serve and love in all we do. We don’t need a new season to start over, but each day is an opportunity to live the best life you can live. The hope should always be there for living for the glory of God.
There is a sign in the Notre Dame football locker room that each player is supposed to touch as they go out onto the field that reminds them to play like champions. The team’s record is of no consequence, because each time they go out on the field they are reminded that they go out and represent Notre Dame. Similarly, we need to remember that we represent our Creator with how we live our lives.
Each day we need to remember that we are God’s beloved; be a champion for God’s love today!
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I am often asked what describes you, which is a hard answer because sometimes I move in a thousand different directions. Some call me an engineer, others call me pastor, a few call me captain, some call me friend, others call me dad, and one calls me sweetheart. All of these things are descriptors and are accurate, but they don't fully capture me. My favorite place is in the mountains, enjoying the beauty of nature and God's creation, running and hiking around with my family and friends, and taking photos to cement the memories. However, the people that know me the best know that my favorite thing to do is come up with crazy adventures that push the limits of what our minds and bodies can do.
My faith in God is important to me and drives me to look at creation the way I do. Because of my faith, I look at these adventures and running races from Half Marathons all the way to 50-mile races, as well as several Obstacle Course Races, as an opportunity to push the body God gave me as an act of worship. Hopefully, someday soon, I look toward running longer races and bigger adventures. My hope is that humanity can understand that the wild is a gift, and we need to care for it and quit destroying it by the way we live.
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