Friday, April 24, 2009

what quarter of the game are you in? the game of life.

This illustration was used at our dear friends funeral just a few short weeks ago. It's been at the front of my mind ever since and I've had the urge to share it here for days...

Most every teenager or young person would think "I'm in the pre-game", "I'm in the 1st quarter"... others may see themselves resting at "halftime". But, the honest truth is we don't know what part of the game we are playing. We will probably never know why God chose to take John at that moment, at such a young and monumental time of his life. But God has a reason for everything he does even when we don't understand.

No one would have ever imagined that at the young age of 22, at a time that it seemed his life was just getting started that John was in the 4th quarter. I know it was a shock to me but not to God. I think we often lose sight of who's in control. The truth is we aren't in control, God is. We may think we'll live forever, but we may not. I know you never want to think of those situations but its the truth. We aren't promised tomorrow and I'm so thankful to know I have a God who loves me and has my very best interest at heart with every breath he gives me.


  1. You are exactly right, God is in complete control and we aren't promised our next breath. We should live each day as if it were our last. Thanks for posting this, it's a great question and one we should ask ourselves each day what quarter are we in?

  2. =)....So very true....Any day could be our last, live life to the fullest.

  3. We lost our 7 month old daughter last February. We often tell people that she lived a full life. She lived exactly the number of days the Lord ordained for more, no less.

    One of my favorite passages of Scripture is from James 4: "Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit'; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away."

    Thanks for the reminder. :)

  4. this is sooo true! im so sorry about your friend! sometimes it is hard for us to see why God does the things he does but you said it right! Everything happens for a reason! God is WONDERFUL!!


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I have loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember - anyone who knows me can tell you that. There is just something about it that makes me smile. After the birth of my first daugther, Delaney, my passion for photography ignited. 33 months later came her baby sister, Avery. I have had my camera in my hand every day since. There isn't a moment I want to miss... the tiny toes, the drool, the smiles, the simple things. My girls are my inspiration for everything. You will often find me in the background snapping those natural moments in life that I don't want to see people forget. Sometimes the best photographs are the ones that are unposed and candid. I love the feeling of capturing such sweet moments and will strive to bring your memories to life in a way that you love.