Brandon Mebane – Walking by Faith

Prior to yesterday’s Division Round Playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers, there was a moment of silence.  The football world paused for a moment to remember Makenna Mebane, daughter of Charger’s Defensive Tackle, Brandon Mebane. While still in the womb, Brandon and his wife, Amena, were informed that Makenna … Continue reading Brandon Mebane – Walking by Faith

Cody Parkey – a Champion in Defeat

The name Cody Parkey is now a part of NFL history. A week ago, Cody Parkey was anything but a household name.  Growing up fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, I remember him beginning his career in the Metallic Green and Black, and I fondly remember his Pro Bowl Season back in 2014.  After that season, … Continue reading Cody Parkey – a Champion in Defeat

Daniel Nava – The One Who Was Never Supposed to Make It

Daniel Nava was never supposed to be a star. He grew up near San Mateo, California, the home of NFL quarterback Tom Brady. Brady is a superstar.  Nava’s sports career was never expected to amount to much of anything. He was never a prospect. He was never recruited to lead a College Baseball program. He … Continue reading Daniel Nava – The One Who Was Never Supposed to Make It

David Hess’ Major League Debut

You may not know much about David Hess. That might change soon. Since being selected in the 5th round of the 2014 draft, David Hess has been a minor league pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.  Of course, being a minor league pitcher for the Orioles isn’t exactly a promising proposition.  While the Oriole’s organization has … Continue reading David Hess’ Major League Debut

Jordy Mercer – Strength in the Midst of Change

    When you go through a series of change, it can be a lot to handle; even if those changes are good ones. For Jordy Mercer, 2012 was a great example.  As a kid growing up in Oklahoma, Mercer’s dream was to one day become a major league baseball player.  In 2008, he was … Continue reading Jordy Mercer – Strength in the Midst of Change

Jackie Robinson: Turning the Other Cheek

  Every year on April 15th Major League Baseball Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day.  Every player on the field wears the number 42, as they celebrate the day in which Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier back in 1947.  Robinson’s story is well-known.  There is, … Continue reading Jackie Robinson: Turning the Other Cheek

Steven Souza Jr. – The Importance of Teammates

    It is not good for man to be alone. When God first created Adam in the garden, he was all alone.  No spouse.  No friends.  No family.  Our Triune God knew that we couldn’t live out our lives in His image if we had no one to love and care for.  So God … Continue reading Steven Souza Jr. – The Importance of Teammates

Matt Forte – The Workhouse Returns to His Stable

    Change can be terrifying. Running back, Matt Forte, is going through a major change in his life right now.  After 10 seasons in the NFL, Forte will be hanging up his cleats.  Forte played college football at Tulane, was drafted by the Bears in the 2nd round of the 2008 draft, and then … Continue reading Matt Forte – The Workhouse Returns to His Stable

Ben Revere – A Little Guy with Big Dreams

    5’9’’ Ben Revere never thought he would ever be able to play major league baseball - ever. His goal was simply to play college baseball.  During his senior year of high school, Division 1 colleges like University of Georgia, Florida, Florida State, and Miami showed interest in him.  It appeared that his dream … Continue reading Ben Revere – A Little Guy with Big Dreams