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Sep 20

A Sense Of Peace pt 4

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Sports, Values

Curtis Eichelberger’s new book Men of Sunday reviewed here recounts the story of Trent Dilfer, his son, and his family’s heart-aching, heart-breaking, and inspiring saga. You might want to read part 1 and part 2 and part 3 first.

The Lesson

It’s been nine years since Trevin’s death. He’d be nearly fifteen now and probably following in his daddy’s footsteps playing football in the Stanford area. Instead, Trent and Cass are following Maddie, who has become quite a volleyball player and is being scouted by Division 1 programs.

Sep 19

A Sense Of Peace pt 3

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Sports, Values

Curtis Eichelberger’s new book Men of Sunday reviewed here recounts the story of Trent Dilfer, his son, and his family’s heart-aching, heart-breaking, and inspiring saga. You might want to read part 1 and part 2 first.

“I never asked why,” says Dilfer. “I’ve never been obsessed with what it was or why it happened.”

Dilfer believes that God is loving and merciful and that there must have been something at play that he couldn’t comprehend.

Who could comprehend good coming out of so much suffering?

Sep 18

A Sense Of Peace pt 2

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Sports, Values

Curtis Eichelberger’s new book Men of Sunday reviewed here recounts the story of Trent Dilfer, his son, and his family’s heart-aching, heart-breaking, and inspiring saga. Part 1 was yesterday.

While Cass could patiently sit in the room for hours, Trent had a hard time with it and would go to the hospital’s rooftop garden or to the chapel for prayer.

Dilfer had made millions of dollars. He’d been to the summit of the game he loved. Was God saying, “Wait a minute. Not so fast”? Dilfer says he never went there. He’d recommitted to Christ in college; he’d repented and never looked back.

Sep 17

A Sense Of Peace pt 1

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Sports, Values

“Trevin was Dilfer’s only son, the only other man in a house full of women. He loved to hang out with his daddy in the locker room and often challenged Trent’s teammates to footraces.”

Curtis Eichelberger interviewed many current and former NFL players including Mike Singletary, Justin Tuck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Oshiomogho Atogwe, and Jay Feely about football’s violent nature, the sacrifices players and families make, adversity they face, temptations they endure, and the call to being leaders and role models.

Eichelberger’s new book Men of Sunday reviewed here recounts the story of Trent Dilfer, his son, and his family’s heart-aching, heart-breaking, and inspiring saga. 1

Sep 13

Madness, Machismo or Ministry?

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Spiritual, Sports, Values

I read Curtis Eichelberger’s new book Men of Sunday this weekend.  It’s a compelling book I’ll quote several times this week before I post my full review this weekend. 1

As I read Eichelberger’s piece on former “Pro Bowl Denver Broncos offensive lineman Mark Schlereth I was inspired, awed, and perplexed.

I had to ask, is this man mad, filled with machismo or ministry minded?

Madness, Machismo or Ministry?