Tennis has been my favorite sport to play since I was a kid. (Full disclosure, it’s been the only sport I’ve been any good at…which no doubt contributes to my interest in playing it.)
As an adult, it’s been great to get to keep playing tennis and I get out every week to serve it up. Lately, I’ve been able to play with my son as well. He’s on the high school team and it brings back memories for me, plus it’s just really cool to see him continue to improve his game.
In all of this, I feel a strong sense of gratitude – a big part of that, just to be able to still play the game I love so much. To the point where, particularly when I’m playing matches against others in the weekly sessions, the tennis court has become one of the places where I feel closest to God.
It’s become my place to really say thank you to Him, often. Like I should be doing more often in everyday life, but too often don’t. It’s also challenged me to focus more on the ups in life than the downs.
Funny how God shows up in different ways, and different places, than we might expect.
Have a great day!
So, here we are. 2018. Wow.
Another year we get to live, to start over, to continue something good, to finish strong, to go for it, to make the best of what’s available, to dream, to cherish, to try new things, to work on old things, to praise God for all we have…and so much more.
Just wanted to encourage you today to take advantage of the opportunities abound with the coming of a new year. I hope it’s a great one for you!
Gotta take a moment today to just give thanks for all of the blessings in my life. Didn’t deserve any of them. Got ’em anyway. Way cool.
“Lord, how You’ve loved me, I don’t deserve…grace on top of grace. More than I’ve asked for, more than I’m worth…grace on top of grace.”
‘When You found me, I was so blind. My sin was before me, I was swallowed by pride. But out of the darkness You brought me to Your light. You showed me new mercy and opened up my eyes.
From the day You saved my soul, ’til the very moment when I come home…I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow…from the day You saved my soul.’
This song makes me feel like singing! God is good.
Have a great day everyone.
It can be easy to forget about God or to not depend on Him enough when things are going well. This verse is a great reminder to give Him praise all the time!
And hey, if things aren’t going well for you, it’s also a reminder that there is plenty to still be thankful for.
God is good – all the time. Have a great day, friends.