Archive for January, 2017

In His Hand

January 15, 2017

Psalm 89:13-16 King James Version (KJV)

13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.

16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

As a child of God, be encouraged that you are in His hand. As a child of God, you are victorious. Walk in His love and praise Him in advance for His goodness and mercy for His joy shall be your strength. Adversity may come and struggles may arise, but know and be encouraged that you shall come forth as pure gold.

The Not-so ‘Young’ Guns

January 15, 2017

When a co-worker told me about the retirement of Carl Edwards, I like many was caught off-guard. But, upon further reflection, I thought of Jeff Gordon and the thoughts I’d had previously.

Back in the day, NASCAR had commercials that featured the ‘young guns’ of the sport. Ryan Newman and a few others were spotlighted and, as a Jeff Gordon fan, I couldn’t help but ask, why wasn’t Jeff featured? He’s not that much older than him! When Jeff got towards the latter part of his NASCAR career and analysts commentated on how he was the elder statesman, I couldn’t help but think, they do know Dale Jr isn’t too far behind him?

My point in this is, back then, I felt that once Jeff retired, there were a few guys that probably wouldn’t be that far behind.

As Jeff was and remains a trendsetter in NASCAR, I believe a new trend of the ‘not-retired’ will arise and many drivers will step away from the full-time grind as drivers who started when they were four and five are closing in or are past 40. With Tony Stewart and now Carl Edwards stepping away, it’s only going to continue. In the meantime, enjoy the ride.