Archive | June, 2013

“Daddy Loves You”

Have you seen the recent video clip of a three year old who is now being able to hear for the first time? The doctors at the University of North Carolina Hospital “hot-wired” an auditory device on his head to bypass his ear and connect it to the boys’ brain. The success of their endeavors was when the child lit up with glee when he heard his father’s voice for the first time. It was interesting that Dad did not say his name to get his attention nor did he just say hello. He shared a more deep and personal message. He said, “Daddy Loves You!”

For those of us who have no problems hearing noises, we can be grateful for this reminder of our blessing. At the same time we may also have some worries or concerns that block the spiritual messages we get from our Heavenly Father. When the troubles of this world crowd out the connection we have with God, it can be deafening! Sometimes we want to hear from God and we can’t.

Don’t fret. The Lord knows how to go around our cares and still get the message out to us that “Daddy Loves You”!

How to Get Your Team to Win with You

The buzz of the College World Series has been the talk around here lately. But Americans still love football. One of the best football coaches that ever lived began his life today in 1913. It is none other than the great Vince Lombardi. You can’t say the Green Bay Packers without mentioning him.

He not only won games in his life, but he also influenced young men for ages to come. Some of his quotes are below.

“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate”
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”

Maybe he got some good advice from another well- known coach of Nazareth. He seemed to be more concerned about what was inside the person than what they knew on the outside. Christ also knew that His kingdom rested on not just him. He spent time with people especially his disciples. Maybe today would be a good time to channel your energy in looking inside a person and getting them to win together with you. That’s a good game plan for success!