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  1. Paige says:

    “Someone else already competed in my name”…… wow….. This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

    Hope Trey’s weekend is a blessing in every way (and that no one gets hurt!).

  2. Michael says:

    Thank you, Paige!

  3. Summer says:

    Paige, I love that song. I remember as a little girl sitting in church singing it at the top of my lungs. This will be my song for today. Thanks for reminding me of it. Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine. 🙂

  4. Nonnie says:

    Hope Trey has a wonderful time at the competition! Praying you two will have a very special father/son time.

  5. Michael says:

    Thank you, Nonnie!

  6. bishopdave says:

    And yet your theology probably also says, “fight the good fight,” “press on toward the prize,” etc. He’s in the tournament regardless. What will his rewards be? Which path would create greater growth in him? The gold would have been a participation trophy. Good dad (pats on head).

  7. Very clever post! Trey has a wonderful dad. And Trey is in a very honorable tradition of self defense. I pity the opponent who comes against Trey. No matter what, in my mind Trey has the gold and so does his dad.

  8. Michael says:

    Thank you, dave and bishopdave!

  9. Sarah says:

    Wonderful, Michael.

    Hope Trey has a great time and that all the kids walk in with a sense of ownership knowing all that went into getting them to the competition. They know that they are cared for and that they are not there lightly…that is worth much. Every thing else is gravy.

  10. podium Bob says:

    “No competition, no work required…on that Day when the trophies are handed out you are golden.”

    So when we hand out trophies to all the little children regardless of how they placed it’s a good thing? 🙂

    Michael I agree in the end it’s about living with Jesus, heaven for lack of a better word, but what about now?

    It says His, and therefore His followers, victory is over death but how come we have to live like pagans today! Can’t we live in His Kingdom today?

    Back to the competition thing.

    Competing sports (which I have done) is about competing with and against other human beings. The trophy is given out for beating the other person or team. God has no such trophies! Of course there are those who will say the competition is really self and doing one’s best is what it’s all about. Yes PRs are good, but the Broncos are playing tomorrow to win and if they don’t “doing their best” is not a consultation. No one remembers who lost the Superbowl.

    But competition in the Kingdom of God it is about imitating God and loving that competitor. Yes trophies are won and enemies defeated, but how do we love them in-spite of either our victory over them or defeat by them? Walking with Jesus in His Kingdom is tough because we have to be prepared to do both!

    Good thing He fought death, it’s un-winnable by us.

    There is a trophy Paul said, the crowns on the heads of those who heard about Jesus through his teaching. That is his crown/trophy.

  11. bishopdave says:

    Extra thankful for that silver.

  12. :: SILVER ::

    Way to go Trey!

  13. Nonnie says:

    Way to go, Trey!!!

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