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You are a Masterpiece

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,  which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph 2:10

Can you wrap your head around this verse? You were made in the image of God, His workmanship. A masterpiece. You have been crafted and created by design. That design was set up before you were born so that you would accept Him as Lord, move towards His purposes, and start doing good things that put a smile on His face. You've had other options. All of us have. But at some point we all realize that someone has their eye on us. Someone is watching over us. Your life has purpose: to bring His glory into the lives of those that you are in fellowship with. As you build your relationship with Him, you will begin to truly enjoy all that comes with walking it out. Blessings will overtake you! Favor will surround you! So many times we are bombarded by bad news, ambushed by difficulties and adverse circumstances. That is part of life. But when we realize that we w…

College Football Playoff Life Lessons

If you have followed Cup of Joe for any period of time you are well aware of the fact that I am a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan. So this year has been quite interesting for me to say the least. And of course last night was perhaps one of the highlights of the last 12 months of my life as the Buckeyes became the first Champions of the National College Football Playoffs. I’ve never been so proud to be a Buckeye, born and bred!

This year college football gave us a few life lessons. The first is, just because you lose a game doesn’t mean you are done for the season. It’s always too soon to quit. If you keep on playing the best you can you just never know what can happen. Secondly, it does not matter what people say about you. The Buckeyes had 40-1 odds against them to win the National Championship after they lost their starting quarterback before the year started. But you silence the critics when give your all and leave it on the field. And lastly, it takes teamwork to make a dream work. Selflessness is a huge part of success. And for the Ohio Sate Buckeyes organization, these things were done to perfection and now they are the Undisputed National Champions of the College Football Playoff. Congratulations on a fine year and thank you for inspiring all of us with your incredible resiliency! #GoBucks #BuckeyeNation