Do you remember when someone you respected gave you a good word, a kind word, an apt word that changed you? By a good word, I mean that that person told you something about yourself that changed the way you viewed the world and your place in it.
I can distinctly remember someone shocking me and telling me I was “not a quitter
Our friends over at Church Sports Outreach have posted this short blog on Jeremy Lin. Jeremy has a great perspective on how to integrate his faith into basketball:
Lin then adds the following commentary about his coming to treasure Jesus more than basketball success:
When Paul wrote in Philippians to press on for an upward prize, he was living for that, and it made his life meaningful (Philippians 3:15). And I realized I had to learn to do the same. I had to learn to stop chasing the perishable prizes of this earth, I had to stop chasing personal glory, I had to learn how to give my best effort to God and trust him with the results. I have to learn to have enough faith to trust in his grace and to trust in his sovereign and perfect plan. I had to submit my will, my desires, my dreams — give it all up to God and say, “Look, I am going to give my best effort, go on the court and play every day for you, and I’m going to let you take care of the rest.
Welcome to my new blog! I am Ken Cross, the new vice president of the Sports Chaplains Network (SCN).
Why would there be the need for a Sports Chaplains Network? Because as Sports Chaplains we have a unique opportunity to be used of God to change lives with a relational, gospel centered ministry through sports.
A couple of days ago I was watching ESPN and saw this video. A great human interest story about a seemingly all powerful Super bowl winning Justin Tuck and a brave young fan with leukemia. But it was more than that for me.
Watch it and then I will tell you why.
Did you notice that all of this happened as a result of an unnamed chaplain putting a “bug/suggestion