A Literal God

The literal God–
“I don’t know why God is doing this, but I’m sure there’s a reason.” Jay Hewitt, WVU point guard, on losing to Marshall, WVU’s 8th straight loss.
“I keep thinking somebody doesn’t want me to play in these games. But my God is bigger, I guess.” Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams QB.
“We believe the Lord brought us here for a purpose. Nothing that the other side tries to do can stop that.”
A TV preacher on sending him your money— “It’s the circumcision of your financial life. It’s like cutting away the excess skin”
I drove and Kate Long wrote—-We saw a church sign that said “Is prayer you’re steering wheel or your spare tire?”

About Sam's Branch

I joined the Peace Corps in 1961 as West Virginia’s first volunteer. Go to Amazon.com to order my book Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories. I am the eighth generation of my family born in the Big Coal River Valley of West Virginia. My father and grandfather were underground coal miners. I have a chemical engineering degree from West Virginia University (WVU). After training to make sidewinder missiles, I joined the Peace Corps and taught chemistry and coached the track team at a secondary school in Nigeria. Since that time, I was WVU’s first full time foreign student advisor and worked in urban outreach, organic farming, construction labor, and high school teaching. I recently retired from the board of directors of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (wvhighlands.org), and recently retired from the board of directors of the West Virginia Kanawha State Forest Foundation (ksff.org). I am still on the board of the Labor History Association and the West Virginia Environmental Education Association and recently joined the board of the West Virginia Civil Liberties Union. I am active in the campaign to stop the destructive practice of mountain top removal strip mining in the Appalachian Mountains. You may contact me at martinjul@aol.com or my blog samsbranch.wordpress.
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6 Responses to A Literal God

  1. Brenda Hudson says:

    What is your point? I feel you are making statements that are open ended.

  2. Brenda Hudson says:

    The one true God can certainly be directive in the life of individuals. This would include ball players who depend on him for wisdom and direction. I really don’t think God is concerned with what team wins the game. Mike Matheny is a great example of a Christian baseball player. Mike has been our friend for many years and a true example of a Christian witness. Don’t believe God is up there deciding who is going to win all the games. The players are not puppets, but individual who make decisions on their own. Many of these decisions are the result of training, experience, wisdom, prayer and determination. Some will pause to thank God and others will take full credit for themselves.

  3. Sam's Branch says:

    Which of the many possibilities is the one true god? The Moslems say it is their guy.

  4. Brenda Hudson says:

    There are many gods that people worship, but the only God of Christianity is Jesus, God and Holy Spirit that makes the Trinity. He is considered the only God that loved us, came to earth as a baby, grew to adult and gave His life for us. He loves us and want the best for us. A person needs to get to know Him through reading the Bible and hearing true ministers deliver the Word. Once you accept Him as your Savior, He will be with you and guide you through this troubled world.

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