A new Pro Football Hall of Famer is using the podium in Canton, Ohio as his pulpit. Following 16 seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans, and 10 years waiting since his retirement in 2009, Kevin Mawae took the stage Saturday night to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Kevin was quick to share about his faith. Less than a minute into his speech, he proclaimed, “I am a born again believer to the resurrection and blood of Jesus Christ, and I proudly and humbly recognize that without God’s grace and His blessings, I would not be here tonight.”
Mawae mentioned his brother, John, was tragically killed in an alcohol-related car accident on May 5, 1996, and just weeks later he learned his wife was pregnant with their first child, a son, Kirkland.
“Those two moments changed my life, and the direction and purpose of my life forever,” Mawae said. “With that extreme sorrow followed by great joy, my focus turned to faith as I learned of the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and the purposeful living in His name. Whether it be through encouragement, wisdom or resources, I learned that God can use one person to change the lives of hundreds and even thousands.
“My journey to football became a platform for the purpose of changing lives and sharing the Gospel.
After his brother’s death, Mawae began to explore faith in God and try to understand who Jesus. He began reading the Bible, working through the New Testament, and attending team Bible studies, and he eventually gave his life to Christ.
Mawae added life’s purpose is sharing the Gospel.
Sometimes, like it or not, you just have to have breakfast on the go! These little gems make it seem alright. Make them the night before, then heat quickly before you head out. Love the fact that everyone could customize their favorite ingredients. Even make it veggie only, if preferred. (you just can’t call them “wake up piggies” if you do!)
1 TBS milk
1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
8 fully cooked breakfast sausage links
4 slices cheese of choice (I used colby-jack)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, beat eggs. Reserve 1 tablespoon for brushing on tops of rolls. Whisk in milk. Scramble eggs. Salt and pepper to taste.
2. Unroll dough onto work surface; separate into 8 triangles. Cut cheese slices in half; place 1 half on each triangle. Top each with spoonful of scrambled eggs and 1 sausage link. Loosely roll up triangles; place on un-greased cookie sheet.
3. Brush reserved beaten egg on top of each crescent.
4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. I LOVE the fact that I didn’t have to heat up my big oven. I used this oven from Gerrit’s Appliance!
Okay…this is a tear-jerker for sure! Can’t wait to hear him do this song live Saturday night at the Unity Music Festival!
Archeologists say they’ve discovered the Church of the Apostles. The biblical church is believed to have been built over the house of Jesus’ disciples Peter and Andrew. Archeologists believe that the site on the northern shores of Israel’s Sea of Galilee is the location of the ancient Jewish fishing village of Bethsaida. The village later became the Roman city of Julias. During previous digs the team had found artifacts indicating the church’s existence nearby. Until recently, some scholars questioned if the Byzantine-era church really existed,