Monday, November 10, 2008

Don't be like me

It's kind of ironic that I spent Saturday morning finishing a message on taking risks; overcoming your fear to step out of the boat in faith because I stayed in my own boat on Friday night.
Friday at 5:00, I was seriously considering driving to Iowa City to watch my 5-4 Hawkeyes take on the undefeated/#3/ National Championship contending Nittany Lions. My good friend Russ Koelzer tried to talk me into going but it was going to be freezing cold, I'd be driving 10 hours in one day, I couldn't get anyone to go with me and I wouldn't get back until midnight. Since Iowa had lost to a pathetic Illini team the Saturday before, I wasn't too confident in our chances.

Man, to relive Saturday, November 8th. I missed out on personally experiencing one of the most exciting wins in Iowa football history. Yes, I had a good time watching the game with fellow Hawk fans at the Other Place in Olathe, but it was a fraction of the excitement I could've experienced. And I found out my sister and brother-in-law were shopping in Iowa City that day and CJ could've gone with me (CJ usually works Saturdays so I didn't even call him). As great as that win was, I'm really, really bummed that I wasn't there.

I could've been out in this crowd.

Don't be a wuss like me!

1 comment:

Emily said...


First...I guess I should say that there are few people in this world that I truly admire and look up to. There have been few role models in my life to give me that chance...but, my dear friend...I have to confess that there are several areas in which I would love to even compare. I have to say that you are by far...not a wuss. ;) While I am sure that you were being sarcastic in that case you weren' have to know that you are certainly NOT a wuss by any means.

You are a great leader that I do look up too. Your walk with God, your ability to be level headed about NEARLY every issue that is brought to your plate and let's not forget the fact that even in the worst of circumstances you can bring laughter and grace to the situation.

There are not many times where I am open with my feelings, and I don't share how much I respect you enough...but I am truly thankful for having such an amazing pastor and friend that I can look up to and strive to live my life like.

Take care Donnie...and quit selling yourself short!


Ps. ;)