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

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

Faith Brockers – the Woman Behind the Lineman

Though there are many variations of the phrase, you have often heard it said; “Behind every successful man is a strong woman.”  Whether it was a mother, a wife, or another caring, supportive woman, this phrase rings true to many.  Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman, Michael Brokers, is no exception. Brockers is a 7-year NFL … Continue reading Faith Brockers – the Woman Behind the Lineman

Jackie Slater – Los Angeles Legend

Super Bowl Series: Many of you will undoubtedly attend Super Bowl parties this year, watching the big game with friends and family members.  As February 3rd approaches, A Lamp unto My Cleats will feature players from the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots each day.  My hope is that you will read these stories … Continue reading Jackie Slater – Los Angeles Legend

Slade Heathcott’s Inspiring Journey

  On January 14, 2019, there was a small piece of baseball news.  It wasn’t enough to push rumors of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado’s free agency off the front page.  It was barely more than a footnote. Slade Heathcott announced his retirement from baseball. You might have missed Heathcott’s career.  He only appeared in … Continue reading Slade Heathcott’s Inspiring Journey