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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Heroes come in all sizes

For the past few days, my satellite service has been out, due to lack of payment.  So I have been getting my news from the internet.  I ran across a story that wrecked me, but lifted me up at the same time.

Down in Florida, there is a little eight year old boy who has had a rough life.  He has spent more than half of his life battling brain cancer.  Recently, he told his mom he doesn't want her to be mad at him, but he doesn't want to fight the cancer any more.  If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you aren't human.

The reason this young man's story came to my attention is because of a guy named Tim Tebow.  I had heard of Tebow, and had heard that he was a Christian, and apparently a devout one.  I have heard that he is catching a lot of shit for his freedom of religion, and that pissed me off, but I didn't look into it any deeper.  I just chalked it up to the sorriness of our media and our public schools, that they haven't turned out more citizens, as opposed to the sorry Bill Maher like pieces of shit who play for the Detroit Lions.

Anyway, after last Sundays game, Tebow was interviewed, and he said the highlight of his week was getting to speak to his hero, Blake Appleton, on the phone.  Then Tebow turned around and left the press wondering who Blake Appleton was.

Young Blake is a tough little man.  This eight year old boy is trying to help his mother come to grips with his own demise.  That is a tough thing for a parent to do for a child, yet here is this boy, helping his mother to understand that it will be alright.  My heart breaks for his parents.

Blake has a facebook page, where people can leave thoughts and prayers for him and his family.  I pray for a peaceful rest of his life, and I pray that his parents can enjoy every minute they get with him.  And I hug my own children just a little tighter.

Tim Tebow isn't the only Christian in pro football, so I don't know why he is catching so much shit for his faith.  A few years ago, Earl Campbell knelt in the end-zone after every touchdown, giving thanks to God.  And even more recently than that, after games, members of both teams would kneel on the field and pray.  Together!  Maybe that's taking things a little too far.  But recently, athletes have been getting away from God. I don't particularly like it.  Anyone that can actually get payed for playing a game should thank God loudly and often.

I was fortunate enough to see this following clip when it aired.  I had never heard of Cam Newton, but I had heard of Bill Maher.  Maher is the piece of shit sitting next to Cam Newton.  Notice the atheist says not a word as this strapping young man gives God the credit for his success.  It was certainly a moment worth seeing, especially since I had watched Maher spew hate for fifteen minutes before Newton came out.

Pray for this little boy, and his family.  And remember, dying isn't so bad, we all have to do it.  It's living that should be done well, and Tim Tebow has helped this little boy enjoy a pretty rough life.  God bless him, and the Appletons.


  1. These kind of stories make one appreciate their own blessings a lot more. Sad for the child, I hope and pray for a miracle for him and his family. Congratulations to Tebow for being a stand up guy when it comes to this sort of stuff. It's not the first time he has done it. He truly has a good heart.
    F-off to all his detractors. As we all know it is part of the lefts grand plan to tear down anything that made America great. These attacks on Tebow are attacks on American greatness. I'm not a greatly religious person but, I admire those who are.

  2. Paladin,

    I admire people like Tebow so much. I have never considered myself a tambourine whacker, but I have always been a believer. I may have sinned, and I may sin some more, but I know when someone has gone way over the line. I hope God will love me warts and all, but if He is all forgiving like some folks think, I don't want to share Heaven with Bill Maher and his type.

  3. Paladin & TGP- His detractors do not f##k with him about his religion. They criticize his Quarterbacking skills, and how they relate to the NFL game. He is winning right now, but Denver is running a spread style offense. Once Defenses figure out how how to play this offense, he is as good as done.
    Personally speaking- Tebow is a great kid. While in college, he went on numerous missionary trips. And young Blake is only the FIRST child you read about. I guarantee he won't be the last.
    Again, as an NFL quarterback, he is suspect.....
    As a Human being, we can only hope to live up to his standards.

  4. Johnny,

    Good point. However, two players on the Detroit Lions mocked his religion after sacking him. And there are lots of people, like Bill Maher, who give him hell for giving thanks to God.

    The one loss in Mr. Tebow's record as Denver's starting quarterback this season came in a 45-10 blowout against the Detroit Lions. Mr. Tebow completed just 46% of his passes. He suffered seven sacks, including one by Stephen Tulloch, after which Mr. Tulloch took a knee, "Tebowing" as Mr. Tebow struggled to rise.

    When asked how he felt about Mr. Tulloch's mockery, Mr. Tebow responded, "He was probably just having fun and was excited he made a good play and had a sack. And good for him."

  5. TGP- Detroit. Now you got me goin'. Their Defensive line is sad. They are so talented, but sometimes, such a disgrace to the game. It's sad really, because Detroit was so bad, for so long. But now, they have alot of talent. But when things don't go their way, they turn into children. I place the blame on one person, their coach. He needs to get control of his team.
    Maher- He's just a small, small man.
    Tebow is a good kid, I hope his skill set can improve, because the NFL needs more people like him. Unfortunately, he stands to lose his second game of the year today...DA BEARS...:)

  6. "May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy." --George Washington, letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, 1790

  7. Nothing like using a sick kid to advance your own personal religious agenda. And everybody knows "God" plays favorites in the NFL.

  8. Johnny,

    I wish I could watch. I've never seen him play, so I can't comment on his skills. But, I was one of the best football players (in my mind) and I couldn't play in college, much less the pros. My guess is Tebow will get better, not worse.

  9. Jeff,

    You really should just stay gone.

    I am not using a sick kid to advance my personal religious agenda. I'm using a sick kid's story to halt your intolerant, anti-social, hateful, morally bankrupt, running America to hell in a fried chicken bucket agenda.

    Like Jesus using a parable to show the people the way things work, I am using this kid's story to show you that even a child can understand how the world works. Why do you have so much trouble with it? I guess your IQ must be around 40, huh?

    I don't know anyone who thinks God plays favorites in the NFL, or anywhere else. But I would look at Tebow's dismal stats, then look at his win/loss column, and I have to draw the conclusion that something is working for him.

  10. TGP- Is Jeff also NON? Why does one person go by different names?

  11. I try to explain Jeff/Jio/NON in a new post. Its very hard for normal people to understand, but schizophrenia IS a real disease.