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Victory Formation Christianity: Playing it safe til He comes

Victory Formation Christianity: Playing it safe til He comes

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It’s as frustratingly maddening as it is sweetly exhilarating. If you’re on the winning side there’s no greater sight. If you’re the loser, you’d rather stick a needle in your eye than watch as it plays out. It’s football’s Victory Formation. When the outcome of a football game is no longer in question late in the game, the team with the lead usually goes into an offensive formation that completely protects the quarterback as he takes the snap and almost immediately takes a knee to just keep the clock running. The losing side usually has no timeouts left and no hope of a comeback when the winning side begins this formality. The Victory Formation is the winning side’s way of making sure they don’t turn the ball over causing a…
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Overcoming Sudden Trials

Overcoming Sudden Trials

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Things are going smoothly. You feel like your steps are being ordered by the Lord as He positions you to move into a new season. You’re receiving fresh revelation and insight on a daily basis, it seems. Then it happens. Some random Satanic dart finds its way into your transition-zone, and it momentarily knocks you for a loop. It’s nothing major, just a little reminder that there’s still an enemy of your soul who’d love nothing more than to cause a setback on your journey. Maybe it’s a co-worker’s attitude, or a lying tongue spreading vicious rumors about you or your family. Maybe it’s an unexpected doctor visit and/or X-Ray in the middle of your day, or even a sudden negative report from your banker. These sudden trials sometimes have…
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Sportswriting examples

Sportswriting examples

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From 2008-12, I was a freelance sportswriter. During that time, I primarily covered Tennessee Volunteers Football for bleacherreport.com. I had other duties for many other sites, some of which are featured in the pdf download available on this page. Multiple types of articles are featured on this download. From columns to letters from the editor to general reporting, you can see the attention to detail and my overall writing style. [download id="234"]
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NFL Draft 2012 coverage

NFL Draft 2012 coverage

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In 2012, I had the unique opportunity to be involved in covering the NFL Draft. As part of my responsibilities to cover the annual April event, I reported live from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. In addition to filing daily stories, I did multiple radio live radio interviews covering the week-long event. You can download a pdf featuring many of those articles here. [download id="239"]
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Restoring Togetherness

Restoring Togetherness

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Below is an excerpt of my feature story in the August 2015 edition of Good News Chattanooga magazine. Marriage as we know it has changed. No, this article has nothing to do with the Supreme Court. The change I’m referring to happened a long time ago when the two working together for the good of the whole family inexplicably morphed into the two living their own individual lives. Traditional roles of male breadwinner and female homemaker have long since passed. And in the place of tradition, we have substituted two individuals, working separately, rarely getting a glimpse of each other. Whether you are climbing your own ladders of success or, in some cases, leading totally separate lives, marriage for many is a shell of what it used to be. Throughout the…
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