Sunday, September 30, 2012

Game Day Verse: Jets vs. 49ers



James 1:2-5 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Promise

Four years ago today, Tebow made what later became known as "The Promise."

Please note that he never promised to win, or not lose, another game, but to work hard and play to his best.  The Gators went on to win the National Championship in 2008, but had they not, would his promise not still have  been fulfilled?  No one doubts Tebow's work ethic, even now.
And what has been the enduring legacy of The Promise?  Inspiring kids to do their best.
Here's one of our favorite videos from Tebow's senior season at Florida inspiring two little Gators to do their best.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Game Day Verse: Jets vs. Dolphins




Galatians 5:13  You were indeed called to be free, brothers and sisters. Don't turn this freedom into an excuse for your corrupt nature to express itself. Rather, serve each other through love.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tebow shot for Vogue Magazine

Renown photographer Annie Liebovitz has shot Tebow for Vogue Magazine.  Tebow is the second former Gator athlete to be featured in Vogue this year along with Ryan Lochte.


Vogue article here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tebow's Drive to Make a Difference

Tim Tebow yearns to make a difference.  Sound a little familiar?

Tebow's Q&A with Rich Cimini on his off the field life in NYC.


Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Probably the hospital we're building right now [in the Philippines, his birthplace]. Lord willing, it'll continue to help kids long after I'm gone. That's what I want out of everything that my foundation does. I want to help kids when I'm no longer here, when I'm dead and gone. I want to help kids when I don't have the energy and the time to help them, but somehow still find a way to make a difference. This hospital is one example of that.

Q: You were 7 years old when you were diagnosed with dyslexia. What message would you want to convey to someone who just found out they're dyslexic?
A: One of the first things I'd say is, it has nothing to do with how intelligent you are. You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information. When you know that, you can overcome a lot of the obstacles that come with dyslexia. When you figure out how you learn, you can accomplish whatever you want.

Q: Do you remember the first time you asked someone for an autograph?
A: My dad took me and my brothers down to a Florida Fan Appreciation Day. We waited in line and got a bunch of the guys' autographs, but my favorite one was Fred Taylor. We wanted to get Danny Wuerffel's autograph, but we didn't want to wait in line that long. It was actually pretty cool because, a few weeks later, he ended up coming to our church. I was 8 and I got his autograph that day. What was cool about that was, I got it on a church bulletin and I still have that framed in my parents' house in Florida.

Q: What about the first time you signed an autograph?
A: I was 15 years old, and we got done playing a game. Someone came up to me and handed me a baseball and said, "Would you please sign this baseball because I think you have a chance to become something someday?" It was after a football game, but I signed a baseball. It's so funny because I can honestly say I wasn't one of those kids that practiced his signature, so I thought, "How am I going to do this?" My brother and his friends were all laughing. They all said, "That's the worst signature I've ever seen."

Full Q&A here.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Game Day Verse: Jets vs. Steelers






Matt 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Game Day Verse: Jets vs. Buffalo


Jeremiah 17:7-8  Blessed is the person who trusts the LORD. The LORD will be his confidence. He will be like a tree that is planted by water. It will send its roots down to a stream. It will not be afraid in the heat of summer. Its leaves will turn green. It will not be anxious during droughts. It will not stop producing fruit. 


Sorry for the delayed return to blogging.  We'd like to thank all of you who emailed us during the off-season, and even the preseason, to see how we were and expressing your interest and appreciation of our efforts here.  Your emails and notes are very much appreciated.

The driving force behind this blog is now fostering a special needs child and has not been able to contribute to writing or keeping up with all things Tebow, hence the summer hiatus. We are currently weighing if we will be able to continue this season, or if we will  continue in an abbreviated form. 

We'd appreciate your thoughts and prayers!