Monday’s Quick Hits

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. – Bo Bennett

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Sheriff Bob Edwards
  • Trump Vacation
  • Rallying Cry
  • Football

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The Sunday Message

Welcome to February – and Super Bowl Sunday!

I am always sad when football season ends. Football lets us down easy though – we have fewer and fewer games until the final big game – the Super Bowl.

Then football ends. There is emptiness on Sundays (and Mondays and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays).

The next football games are in August, and that is a long time from today. Sure there are other sports – but nothing compares to the competition on the football field.

The Bible gives us a lot of information about competition. For example:

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. – 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)

Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.2 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIV)

My favorite verse about competition is this one:

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Have a great day with your family and friends!

 

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The Sunday Message

An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.2 Timothy 2:5 ESV

Football season is starting and it’s one of my favorite times of the year. From now until January there will be football games on television almost every night of the week except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The game of football has some interesting rules and their own justice system right there on the field. If a violation of the rules is seen, the referee will throw a flag and the punishment marked off in yards. The other team may accept the penalty or take the result of the play. Of course, we see coaches and players pleading their cases, but most of the time their requests fail. There are no plea deals in football – we don’t see a 15 yard penalty reduced to five because it’s a first offense.

May your favorite team do well this season!

You know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize. So run to win!1 Corinthians 9:24 (NCV)

 

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to February and another edition of “Caught My Eye!”

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Same-Day voter registration, Stronger Montana Fund, Max Baucus, Hilltop Public Solutions, Chuck Hagel, Jobs, a Pep talk, Conservative states, and much more!

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Just Football…

This past week in the pick the winner (NFL games) contest, I went 8-6.   Just terrible.  I did not think the Chiefs would have that big a letdown after the Chargers game, but they did.   I also figured the Steelers would beat the Ravens in Pittsburgh and that Buffalo would handle the Jets.  Oh well, there’s another week and the games are getting to be more important each week from the NFL all the way down to high school.

This week in “Just Football” I take a look at the some honors in the NFL, an unimpressive performance, Thursday night NFL football, the BCS, Penn State, Mizzou, the Cats and the Griz, and the fighting Saints of Carroll College! Continue reading

Just Football…

It was very tough in the NFL pick contest this last week – I went 7-6.  There were some upsets (like the Jaguars beating the Ravens) but I am still holding my own against those paid sports people!

At first I was disappointed that the World Series was being played on Sunday and Monday nights – because that is football night!  After the Saints were up 34-7 at the half (Sunday night) and the Ravens and Jaguars played a very boring game on Monday Night, it was OK.  I went back and forth watching the games.

In case you are new to “Just Football” then welcome!  Just about every Tuesday during football season, I take a look at some of the NFL teams, major college and FCS games, throw in some high school football, plus a few pieces of info you won’t get anywhere else.  Continue reading

Just Football…

Another week of football is in the books and, sadly, I went 9-4 for the week on my NFL pick contest.  That means no free pizza for me.

Just about every Tuesday during football season, I take a look at some of the NFL teams, major college and FCS games and also throw in a few pieces of info you won’t get anywhere else.

This week we take a look at a couple of birthdays, the handshake, the 1929 Packers, beer prices, the BCS, a place for scores, and much more! Continue reading