Blake Lizotte – Not the Easiest Path

Her kitchen table was covered with “get well soon cards,” hand-written letters, her address book, and her 2012 calendar opened up to the month of August. We sat together, drinking coffee and eating one of her new-found favorite foods; toast with butter and sugar. 99-yearold Fern Kolbe shared with me her life story; which was … Continue reading Blake Lizotte – Not the Easiest Path

Tage Thompson – Trusting His Plan

As the puck drops on the 2019-2020 NHL Season, A Lamp unto My Cleats will focus on Hockey for the next few months. We will kick off the season by featuring some exclusive content from Tage Thompson, Blake Lizotte, and Josiah Slavin! “God writes straight with crooked lines.” This old saying – which is sometimes … Continue reading Tage Thompson – Trusting His Plan

Boston Scott – Not about the Doubters

He stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall. He weighs 203 pounds. He never received a scholarship to play NCAA football. He was a walk-on at Louisiana Tech. That doesn’t sound like the resume of an NFL athlete.  Yet that describes Philadelphia Eagles running back, Boston Scott. Scott attended Zachary High School in a small … Continue reading Boston Scott – Not about the Doubters

Mason Rudolph – Making an Impact

Image is everything. In a culture of 33-character tweets, instagram photos, and 30-second news stories, creating marketable images is paramount.  The formula is simple; stage an inspiring photo, broadcast the image to the world, move on, and repeat. In 2015, a 4-year old boy named Gavin King was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer … Continue reading Mason Rudolph – Making an Impact

Terry Shumpert, Ty Blach, and Setting an Example

If you were a baseball fan in the 90’s, you may remember Terry Shumpert.  Shumpert was a 2nd Round pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 1987 draft, selected by the Kansas City Royals.  He made his major league debut in 1990 for the Royals, mostly in a utility infielder role.  He played … Continue reading Terry Shumpert, Ty Blach, and Setting an Example

Matt Overton – the Man who will Buy Your Colts Season Tickets

On Saturday, August 24th, the Sports World was in shock.  Andrew Luck, the 29-year old star quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, unexpectedly announced his retirement from the gave that he loves so dearly.  People reacted in a wide variety of ways.  Some offered their empathy and respect.  Bears backup quarterback Chase Daniel said that “it … Continue reading Matt Overton – the Man who will Buy Your Colts Season Tickets

Adam Haseley – All Glory to God

On June 4th, 2019, Adam Haseley made his major league debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. Haseley is a top prospect for the Phillies.  He was drafted with the 8th overall draft pick in the first round of the 2017 amateur player draft.  He entered the 2018 season as mlb.com's 6th rated Phillies prospect and improved … Continue reading Adam Haseley – All Glory to God

Christian Music Spotlight – Austin French

For this week's blog post, we venture away from hearing from Christian Athletes to focus on a Christian musician, Austin French.  Austin French will be performing at the Walk on Water Winter Fest in my small hometown of Chelsea, Michigan this weekend.  If you are interested in attending, tickets can be purchases here. Contemporary Christian … Continue reading Christian Music Spotlight – Austin French

Trey Flowers – One of Eleven

One out of eleven. Each individual on the football field is one out of eleven players representing his team. New England Patriot’s defensive lineman, Trey Flowers, had a long time to get used to that ratio.  Growing up in Huntsville, Alabama, young Trey was one of eleven siblings. In a family that large, you have … Continue reading Trey Flowers – One of Eleven

Brandin “the Archer” Cooks

The Archer. It sounds the latest movie the ever-expanding universe of Super Hero movies. But to football fans, the archer is someone else; Rams Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks. Cooks was drafted in the 1st Round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.  He played in 10 games his rookie season, starting in … Continue reading Brandin “the Archer” Cooks