hot topic: world cup!!!

usa-ghana-worldcup

Yea baby!!!!  The US won their match against Ghana – congrats to the US team 🙂

One of the things that I love about soccer / football / futbol is how it is accessible to everyone.  Wherever I go around the world, I see evidence of this sport in some fashion or shape (wobbly goals from tree branches, balls made from tape and cut up tires, lines in the sand for field markers, etc).  I also love that almost anyone can play it, regardless of age, experience, gender, financial status, educational experience, etc. – I even recently put my name on a list to possibly play in some recreational league (no call yet).

In my thinking, Jesus is a little bit like soccer / football / futbol:

  • He plays well with others,
  • He is universally appealing,
  • He has the power to unify people to noble living &
  • He is relevant to all of us, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, educational background, financial status, experience, etc.

Happy World Cup & don’t forget the international coffee ,)

encouraging news!

This morning I was reading the 2nd half of Romans 8 & it was SUPER encouraging!  I am continually astounded at how God gives us exactly what we need when we need it – so I figure that you also may need some encouragement as well.  With that in mind, here are some things to think about:

  • if God is for you, who can be against you?
  • there is nothing that can separate you from God’s love – not the present, future, people, situations, etc.  God’s love for you is permanently sticky
  • the Holy Spirit & Jesus intercede / pray for you (and they know exactly what & how to pray for you)
  • you are fearfully & wonderfully made
  • God has plans, hope & a good future for you
  • you are highly valuable & super important to God

With these thoughts in mind & many more, keep your head up, your eyes on Jesus, revel in & spread God’s intense & immense love for you today!

Here’s an amazing video that is totally unrelated 🙂   football