Carver meal schedule

Here is the schedule of the meals (the games are the following night)…

Thursday August 30

Wednesday September 5

Thursday September 13

Thursday September 20

Thursday September 27

OFF week

Thursday October 11

Thursday October 18

Wednesday October 24

Thursday November 1

Thursday November 8

State Playoffs – TBD

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Band of Brothers Battle Cry

Men, I came across this today and I’m totally blown away by it.  It just hit me.  It sums up the walk of a man passionate about his faith.  Read this and let it soak in…

“My future is secure.  I am done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, mundane talking, chintzy giving and dwarfed goals.  I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotion or popularity.  I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised or rewarded.  My face is set; my goal is sure.  My road is narrow; my way is rough, my companions few.  My God is reliable, my mission is clear.  I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, delayed or deluded.  I will not flinch in the face of adversity, negotiate at the enemy or meander in the maze of mediocrity.  I am a disciple of Christ.  I must go until He comes for His own, by the grace of God.  He will have no problem recognizing me, because my colors are clear.”

This is the very last journal entry of a Zimbabwean pastor martyred in the faith.

I will memorize this one.  It’ll be a very constant companion during the days of loneliness, despair, doubt, hunger and fear

Who is in the battle with you?

 

I cannot stress enough the importance of you having a “band of brothers” fighting alongside you in the battle that is life.

 

There can be no debate that we live in a fallen world.  No debate that we have an enemy that seeks to “steal, kill and destroy”.  If you are battling this life as a man standing alone, you are kidding yourself.  You’ve bought one of satan’s (grammar says to capitalize this name, but I refuse out of disgust for our enemy.  I refuse to give him this due) great lies – that you can do it alone.  There is no substitute for other Godly men knowing your story, knowing your mistakes, your pain, your failures and being there alongside you as you strive toward restoration.

 

So I sit back and ponder this simple question, “Who is out there fighting for me?”  Who do I know that has my back, sees me for what I am and will fight for me … no matter the cost?

 

It takes energy, time, patience, understanding and forgiveness to come alongside a fellow brother.  You’re going to hear some messy stuff.  You’re going to be frustrated as your brother cannot seem to break bondage that would seem easy for you to break.  It will pain you when he falls back.  You’ll want to kick him in the rear when he starts to feel sorry for himself and won’t engage.  Remember “Top Gun” when Maverick wouldn’t engage the enemy?  Remember the reaction of his wing men?  “Maverick….engage….MAVERICK!!”  

 

In other words… we need you.

 

You are needed in the battle.  So not only is the question, “Who is truly out there fighting for me?” — but — the other question is “Who am I fighting for?”

 

If you can’t answer these questions, then you may well be fighting this battle alone and alone is no place for a man to be.

 

The call is to LiveUP – to live to the fullest potential of your God-given life in service to our King.  We need each other desperately.  We cannot stress this enough.  More to come…so much more.

 

In this battle, shoulder-to-shoulder with you, sword in hand, bloodied, bruised, covered in sweat and tears…fighting…for you

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