March Madness

March Madness has begun!

As long as I can remember, I have filled out a bracket. Typically, I google a few articles that discuss the possible upsets and then I go to work guessing games.

Last night was especially exciting since my second cousin and college football teammate, Nate Oats is the head coach of the Buffalo Bulls. They were the 13th seed and they upset the 4th seed Arizona.


I loved hearing Nate’s half-time interview. He was asked how it felt to be winning at the half as an underdog team and he replied with all the confidence in the world that he thought they matched up great and he didn’t see them as an underdog.


After the game, Nate was asked if the team was pretty excited. He replied that the guys could read texts for an hour or so and then they would be collecting the phones so the players could get to bed. Meanwhile, the coaches would stay up all night drawing up plans for their next game.

If you noticed Coach Nate on the sidelines, you would agree that he works almost as hard as the players. It is obvious to me that the team trusts and respects their coach and his staff. So, I can imagine that when the plan for Kentucky is laid out, they will accept it and put it into action and hopefully get a win, moving them into the Sweet Sixteen.

Similarly, our Creator longs for us to trust Him with His plan. God’s plan for our life is perfect. He knows what is best for us to succeed in this life and eternity.

This Sunday, I look forward to beginning our Easter Series with a sermon from Ephesians 1:3-14 about God’s plan for our salvation. Together, we will discover that like a great basketball coach has a plan for his team, God has a plan for our life.

DON’T FORGET…we have added a second service…you can come at either 9:00 am or 10:45 am.