March Madness, and Easter Peace

We are having fun watching our brackets rise and fall. We also have our favorite commercials and an even longer list of those that annoy us as they get repeated over and over again.

All of this madness is juxtaposed with the real madness leading to the crucifixion of God two thousand years ago. Fortunately for us, our moment of madness did not end there. The Resurrection of Easter gave us a second chance. In other words, we are not in a single-elimination tournament.

So even if your bracket is busted it is not the end of the world. And even if it were the end of the world – a better world awaits us. Provided of course we accept the gift that Jesus made of himself on the cross.

We all have our own story and all our stories are important. “For the Glory” is the story of how God intervened in the life of young Olympic basketball hopeful Kurt Kuykendall. He overcame a lot in the pursuit of his dream. I guess you could say his bracket got busted, but it was not the end of the story.  You can view the trailer here.  

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I will give myself only to the special person whom I marry as my partner for life.

I will respect the lives of others, especially the unborn and the aged.


I will not quit or make excuses when I fail. I will try again.


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