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Monthly Archives: September 2011

While many athletes are judged solely on how well they fare against their competition, surfers are ultimately judged on how they handle what the sea throws at them. Once surf companies saw video clips of Matt Beacham’s bag of tricks, a professional career was born and Beacham has been getting paid to surf since. Utilizing the video medium may have helped promote his career, but Beacham had bigger aspirations than simply making a living. Surrounded by a solid crew of friends who shared the same vision, The Foundation and Noah’s Arc videos were produced to document the testimonies of several professional surfers and how God had impacted their lives...

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;” Psalm 63:1 (KJV)

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” Matthew 10:29

“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus...” I Corinthians 1:30

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter through 7 innings Saturday vs. Philadelphia before Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino recorded a line drive base hit to left field. Dickey finished the day with 7 IP, 3 H, 1ER, and 1BB and no decision. The Mets went on to win the game 2-1. This was Dickey's last start on the year for the Mets, and it wraps up another solid year for the knuckleballer. Dickey finishes the year with a losing record (8-13) but a very solid ERA of 3.28, which is first among Mets starters. I had a chance to speak with Dickey in spring training, and the story was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum. The knuckleball. It dips and dives, darts and drops, and is the most unpredictable pitch in baseball. It seemingly takes a wild journey before reaching its destination to the plate. No one knows exactly where it will go. The batter doesn’t, the fielder doesn’t, even the catcher, and most importantly the pitcher, aren’t exactly sure where the ball will land...

“...your ears are open, but you hear nothing.” Isaiah 42:20

Heisman Trophy candidate and sixth-year senior Case Keenum leads the nation in total offense and has led the Cougars to a 3-0 start. He has passed for 1,119 yards and 10 touchdowns in the Cougars' first three games and recently led Houston to a huge comeback against Louisiana Tech last weekend, when his offense went off for 28 straight points late in the game to win 35-34. His story was featured in our Fall 2009 issue. After only two seasons, University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum is already one of the most prolific passers in school history. He’s also the nation's returning leader in total offense and considered one of the top returning players in 2009 by several national sports publications. Keenum is a viable Heisman Trophy candidate...

“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” Ephesians 4:11-12 (KJV)

Last weekend, I learned how to be a better father. I wasn’t planning on it—I was merely going to an All Pro Dad event…as a single dude with two single Sports Spectrum co-workers...

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