How is everyone doing? Hard to believe another week is about to start. I am going to touch on how the game was yesterday and then fill you on some things going on in the States.
Yesterday, we got beat by a great team! Gala is stacked with a lot of foreigners and their Turkish girls are good as well. From the get go we got down early, and we never recovered. Best of luck to Gala as the try to make a run to win the Turkish Cup. I will keep you posted on who the winner of that is. The Turkish Cup was a neat experience. We got to stay in a nice hotel, eat great food, and be surrounded by all of the other teams. It is always nice being around fellow Americans :)
Something special happened yesterday as Chris Rocco and Rachel Hammond were married. Congrats to Chris and Rachel Rocco :). I had the privilege of rooming with Rachel for two years in college, she is a great friend, and it has been neat to see the Lord bless her and use her!! God bless you Rachel and Chris!!!
Today we headed back to Adana. We got back to Adana around 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. We have today off as well as tomorrow, which is great. It is at this point in the season, where people's bodies are longing to get a break. I am looking forward to taking some time off after the season to rest my body physically and mentally :). Hard to believe only a few more weeks left here in Turkey. Time to finish strong and leave everything on the court!!!
I wanted to share this link below with you. I found out about this link below from a friend. It allows you to watch some highlight videos of various games throughout the season:
I also took some pics from the weekend:
A shout out to the Lady Flames as they look to win another Big South Conference Championship today. They are matched up for the third year in a row against Gardner Webb. GW always gives a good fight. I will keep you posted on who win's that as well :)Megan
He [Jesus] is before all things, and in him all things hold together.— Colossians 1:17 (NIV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...Before there was an earth, universe, or nature, there was Jesus! He was before they were made. He will be after they are long gone. In fact, his power and his presence are what hold our world, our universe, and our nature together. He is the sustaining force, the enabling power, and the generous preserver of life as we know it. So since he could provide us these things and they are but a faint anticipation of what is yet to be, won't it be great to see him, just as he is, and share in his glory with him?!
My Utmost For His Highest:
If we are truly surrendered, we will never be aware of our own efforts to remain surrendered. Our entire life will be consumed with the One to whom we surrender. Beware of talking about surrender if you know nothing about it. In fact, you will never know anything about it until you understand that John 3:16 means that God completely and absolutely gave Himself to us. In our surrender, we must give ourselves to God in the same way He gave Himself for us— totally, unconditionally, and without reservation. The consequences and circumstances resulting from our surrender will never even enter our mind, because our life will be totally consumed with Him.
Our Daily Bread:
Just as we need food to sustain our physical lives, we also need nourishing food for our spiritual lives. God’s Word is “sweeter . . . than honey and the honeycomb” (Ps. 19:10) and feeds our souls. It makes “wise the simple” (v.7) and provides both nourishment and energy for life’s long journey. Take time to feed on it.
God’s Word provides the nourishment
That every Christian needs to grow,
Supplying strength from day to day
By teaching what we need to know. —Sper
God feeds us through His Word.