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Comic relief to your Wednesday via BEN CRANE

                  Ben Crane is the Aronowitz family favorite who is blessed to play golf on the PGA TOUR.  He had 2 wins last season and I had the chance to spend a little bit of time with Ben and his wife Heather at the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP in Atlanta at the end of the year.  I am currently working through a devotional guide that Ben gave me called, “HIS WORD, LAST WORD,” that he and his caddie (among other PGA TOUR PLAYERS) use during their lives on tour.  I consider it a blessing to be able to pray for the Crane family & the impact that they can have on tour.  God is using them in a mighty way!

               I work really hard talking with my young athletes in the youth group here at FFUMC to find professional athletes who are passionate about their relationships with Christ to follow.  I talked yesterday about one of my youth group kids who loves the steelers who recently got an EMMANUEL SANDERS jersey for Christmas (Emmanuel was my former young life kid in Texas).  It is important that we don’t just root for somebody who does amazing things on their respective playing fields; rather, we need to do some research to see what it is that they are also doing with their heart, their life, and their family.  Ben provides that great example for golf fans who love the Lord.  He recently kicked off his season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii (a winners only event from the previous season) and will defend his title at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines next week! 

             Recently Ben and his team have started releasing videos to allow people to see some of the lighter side of “life on tour” and of Ben!  I wanted to share one with you today!  I want to caution you to not have a mouthful of coffee, water, or soda when you are watching as it will be the funniest thing you see all day!  Also, you can sign up to receive daily devotions from Ben and his team at http://bencranegolf.com/

                 Have an awesome Wednesday.  I’m praying for you all as you walk with Christ today!

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