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  1. Paige says:

    Good….”He was utterly unconcerned about the opinions of judges or spectators.”
    This is my life goal.
    Methinks sometimes the ‘far superior opponent’ is ourselves. Not clear on the ‘superior” part.

  2. Michael says:

    Many thanks to my pastor friend who shall remain unnamed who helped me put this verse and this story together to make my own application…

  3. Michael says:


    That is a great observation…

  4. Nonnie says:

    So thankful for friends we have to encourage us, to point us to Jesus, to weep with us, to remind us that there is always more……

  5. Michael says:

    Amen, Nonnie!

  6. “He was utterly unconcerned about the opinions of judges or spectators.
    He inspired a a very tired old man to do the same.”

    Yeah, man, that’s what I’m talking about! =)

  7. Ryan Ashton says:

    Love you, Michael. Thank you

  8. Another win for Trey, inspiring his dear old dad! =)

  9. Michael says:


    It was a great lesson…and God is using it.

  10. Michael says:


    Thank you…keep fighting.

  11. Captain Kevin says:

    This is fantastic! Thank you, Michael. Way to go, Trey! Thank you Paigemom. Thank you, Jesus!

  12. Michael says:


    Thank you…I hope it provides enough spiritual gasoline to get through another day!

  13. Manna = 1 day at a time = stay “in the present moment with God and whomever your with”

    …ok, not the best “math” but you get the drift 😉

  14. Michael says:


    The math works for me. 😉

  15. I wish he had worn a Bronco helmet.

    Love this story.

  16. Michael says:

    Thanks, BD. 🙂

  17. Bip says:

    Out of over 7 million spermazota each and every human ever born emerged a victor from their inception. God produces winners from the beginning whom He loves and desired into existence. Never forget that!

  18. th' guy in th' corner says:

    That is so cool, Michael!

  19. sarahkwolfe says:

    Love this, Michael….in every way. Love the confidence of Trey and especially this:

    “he chatted amicably with the stomper and waited for the match to begin.”

    Love the man Trey is becoming.

    We all need these moments of inspiration, especially when the one inspiring us is just being themselves and not aware of the impact they are having.

  20. brian says:

    I admit I wrestled with God many nights, the time I pleaded for answers and all I had was questions. God really never gave me answers, He gave me grace. He understood I could not hear His Answers but He understood, I needed to hear His voice. I am truly grateful for those times.

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