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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — It speaks volumes about Nick Foles that 11 hours after putting on one of the greatest performances in Philadelphia sports history, Nick Foles stood at a podium, accepted the Super Bowl MVP trophy and spoke about his shortcomings.

This is Nick Foles.

This is why he’s special.

Foles continued his torrid postseason Sunday, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns and catching a touchdown pass in theEagles‘ 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.

It was a remarkable performance for Foles and continued his wild ride from Eagles Pro Bowler to Rams castoff to Chiefs backup to Eagles backup to Super Bowl champion.

Monday morning, Foles was back at the Mall of America, the Super Bowl headquarters all last week, to accept the MVP trophy.

I asked him what he wants people…

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If Foles leads the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, he’ll become a folk hero in a city that has desperately waited for a championship since 1960.

But that won’t define Foles in the big picture. He has more important plans for his future.

“I want to be a pastor in a high school,” Foles said Thursday. “It’s on my heart. I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I wanted to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It’s a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people’s hearts.”

Foles is part of a team that has a strong Christian brotherhood. MVP contender Carson Wentz has been outspoken about his faith and many players spend a lot of time together in prayer, studying the Bible and sharing devotionals.

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Why I Started and Why I Quit Modeling

A great post from a blogger friend—be a model for Jesus Christ. Approval of Christ is the approval needed.

Holy Spirit, You are welcomed here.

I was in a previous relationship with a guy that modeled. Every photo shoot I went to with him, I would get tons of comments from people saying I should model. I laughed it off. I was in several photo shoots with the previous boyfriend and the photographers were constantly complimenting me and saying how great we were doing. During the time, I struggled with wanting the world’s approval so it felt great to hear I was doing great. I grew up in a performance based household so it made my feel like I was finally performing well. I ended the relationship because the more he traveled, the more we didn’t see each other and we quit growing as a couple. After I broke up with him, he quit modeling to try to be with me. Word of advice: Don’t quit your job because of a boyfriend or girlfriend. You…

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Stopping, To Hear God

“The Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing flame of fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was on fire, yet it was not consumed. So Moses said, “I must turn away [from the flock] and see this great sight–why the bush is not burned up.” When the LORD saw that he turned away [from the flock] to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.””


When God acts to get our attention, He has something to tell us, or something for us to do, or to receive.

We need to respond in a positive way, and act on it, check it out to see what it is that God is wanting our attention for.

I wonder what would have happened, if Moses had not turned to check out the burning bush, because we read that it was after God saw Moses turn from the flock he was caring for, to check out the bush, that God spoke to Moses.

How often have I missed a message from God, because I was too involved in my daily routine, or things in life, to stop what I was doing and pay attention to a sign God was giving, and then listen to Him.

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Trusting God

Imagine the feelings you would have if God told you to offer your son as a sacrifice to Him.

I know this was back in the day of Abraham, and we do not offer live sacrifices to God now.

Again imagine, God promised you something, something real important to you, as a son was to Abraham, and then God called on you to give it up, release it unto Him, even though when God gave the item, or the promise, it was to be a lasting promise, as Isaac was to Abraham.

How would you respond, I would probably have questions I know.

Abraham followed God’s direction perfectly. We are not told that he questioned at all. BUT, Abraham trusted God completely.

Read in verse 25, Abraham said to his servants, as he and Isaac walked up the mount in the region of Moriah, to the place of sacrifice alone, “we will come back to you.” Abraham knew God had a plan, and trusted God.

I imagine God had somehow worked in Isaac’s mind also. Remember Abraham would have been about 120 years old at this time, and Isaac about 20 years old. Yet Isaac did all Abraham asked, even to lay on the altar and be tied. That is submission.

God did provide a lamb to replace Isaac on the altar. Just as God provided the Lamb of God, Jesus, the Christ, to be the sacrifice for our sins, and to replace you and me on the cross. Praise Jesus.

Father God, I need an obedient heart and spirit, that trusts you completely in all things at all times, even, or especially when I do not understand. I ask You this Father, with expectations, receiving in Jesus Name, and in the Power of Your indwelling Spirit.

“God said, “Take now your son, your only son [of promise], whom you love, Isaac, and go to the region of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.””GENESIS 22:2 AMP

“Abraham said to his servants, “Settle down and stay here with the donkey; the young man and I will go over there and worship [God], and we will come back to you.””GENESIS 22:5 AMP

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Jesus Christ will Return

Jesus Christ came to earth the first time as a baby, birthed of a virgin, in a manger, because there was no room for Him any place else in Bethlehem.

WHEN HE RETURNS, He will come to earth, to be seen by all, as KING of kings, and LORD of lords.

Every knee will bow before Him. Every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

There are many in this world who are carrying on with their lives in the same way people acted in the days of Noah, thousands of years ago. God wiped out all the people in the world, except for Noah and his family at that time by the flood.

We know, according to Scriptures, that God is not doing a re-do like that again, but His Son, Jesus Christ is going to return to earth, for all who have called upon Him for Salvation, by repenting of sins, asking forgiveness, and living for Jesus. He is taking us to Heaven to live eternally with our Triune God.

For those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour, by asking His forgiveness of sins, they will still bow their knee at that time, and acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, but it will be too late for salvation, according to Scripture.

Signs are pointing to the soon return of Jesus Christ, where do you stand?

““Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other. “I have sworn [an oath] by Myself, The word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear [allegiance]. “It shall be said of Me, ‘Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength.’ To Him people will come, And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.”

‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭45:22-24‬ ‭AMP‬‬


‭‭ROMANS‬ ‭14:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“For this reason also [because He obeyed and so completely humbled Himself], God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW [in submission], of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess and openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord (sovereign God), to the glory of God the Father.”

‭‭PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭2:9-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.”

‭‭MARK‬ ‭16:19‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He left them and was taken up into heaven. And they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy [fully understanding that He lives and that He is the Son of God]; and they were continually in the temple blessing and praising God.”

‭‭LUKE‬ ‭24:50-53‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“While they were looking intently into the sky as He was going, two men in white clothing suddenly stood beside them, who said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.””

‭‭ACTS‬ ‭1:10-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Then I heard something like the shout of a vast multitude, and like the boom of many pounding waves, and like the roar of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, [the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all] reigns. Let us rejoice and shout for joy! Let us give Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb has come [at last] and His bride (the redeemed) has prepared herself.” She has been permitted to dress in fine linen, dazzling white and clean–for the fine linen signifies the righteous acts of the saints [the ethical conduct, personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character of believers]. Then the angel said to me, “Write, ‘ Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me [further], “These are the true and exact words of God.” Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he [stopped me and] said to me, “You must not do that; I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers and sisters who have and hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God [alone]. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy [His life and teaching are the heart of prophecy].” And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who was riding it is called Faithful and True (trustworthy, loyal, incorruptible, steady), and in righteousness He judges and wages war [on the rebellious nations]. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many royal crowns; and He has a name inscribed [on Him] which no one knows or understands except Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, dressed in fine linen, [dazzling] white and clean, followed Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword (His word) with which He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He will tread the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty [in judgment of the rebellious world]. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name inscribed, “KING OF KINGS, AND Lord OF LORDS.””

‭‭REVELATION‬ ‭19:6-16‬ ‭AMP

““But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son [in His humanity], but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man (the Messiah) will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the [very] day when Noah entered the ark, and they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be [unexpected judgment].”

‭‭MATTHEW‬ ‭24:36-39‬ ‭AMP‬

“the people were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, [they were indifferent to God] until the day that Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”

‭‭LUKE‬ ‭17:27‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“By faith [with confidence in God and His word] Noah, being warned by God about events not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his family. By this [act of obedience] he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith.”

‭‭HEBREWS‬ ‭11:7‬ ‭AMP‬

“For indeed Christ died for sins once for all, the Just and Righteous for the unjust and unrighteous [the Innocent for the guilty] so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit; in which He also went and preached to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the great patience of God was waiting in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons [Noah’s family], were brought safely through the water.”

‭‭1 PETER‬ ‭3:18-20‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“For if God did not [even] spare angels that sinned, but threw them into hell and sent them to pits of gloom to be kept [there] for judgment; and if He did not spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought [the judgment of] a flood upon the world of the ungodly; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, who was tormented by the immoral conduct of unprincipled and ungodly men (for that just man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by what he saw and heard of their lawless acts), then [in light of the fact that all this is true, be sure that] the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and how to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,”

‭‭2 PETER‬ ‭2:4-9‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Genesis 1:1-2

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

John 1:1-4

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Colossians 1:16-20

16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

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