Sunday, April 18, 2010

Home on Her Knees

Racing for Jesus is a story about the faith of NASCAR drivers. It was written in 2008 for the magazine Christianity Today but the information rings true today.

It tells in the story that Tony Stewart's mother says she "prays alot" for her son. I have a good friend whose son fights in Mixes Martial Arts. When asked if she attends his fights, she said, "No, I stay home on my knees." I could feel her pain at watching her son fight in this sport where the winner walks away but the loser usually loses consciousness.

As mothers, one of the most important things we can do for our children is pray for them. But when they are involved in an activity that can be life-threatening such as auto racing, it seems like praying becomes even more imperative.

Are any of you readers the mother of someone involved in NASCAR or another dangerous sport. Let me know how you handle it emotionally and spiritually. I would like to share the stories of mothers for the upcoming Mother's Day.


Saturday, April 10, 2010


Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, April 10, 2010

The race started with a moment of silence for the West Virginia miners lost this week.

The color guard came from Luke Air Force Base which is very near the race track.

Ken Bower's, PIR Chaplain offered a prayer with a challenge to forgive as we are forgiven.

Dr. Jess McGuire performed the National Anthem on the trumpet and did a great job.

The flyover was 4 F-16's from Luke AFB.

Nice start to the race and the desert looks great.

What is your favorite way to hear the National Anthem performed? I like a group of singers who are singing in 4 part harmony.