3 Point Inspiration

I attend one of those “Megachurches,” …..The Cincinnati Vineyard Community Church. Besides their mission “To Love the people of Cincinnati into a relationship with God,” the Vineyard strives to be a relevant source for people to develop their faith.

I had an inkling todays message would tie into Super Bowl Sunday.  I was right today’s message “Get in the Game” was woven with numerous sports themes.  Although their message was about volunteering at the church, the message I received was to “Get In the Game” of sharing what touches me with you, the readers of Expert in the Rough.

I consider myself a bit of an Internet enthusiast and I have set some high standards of protocol.  I never want to be perceived as a spa^mmer or novice who passes around chain letters or be the hundredth person to forward you the latest YouTube sensation….hence I might be seen as a sensationalist.

I figure you have probably already seen it.

During today’s message the pastor shared a video of Jason McElwain, you might not recognize the name but the story might ring a bell.  Jason McElwain better known as “J-Mac” to his classmates and teachers is famous for scoring six 3 point baskets in final minutes of his final and only high school basketball game.  Even if you are unfamiliar with basketball this might not sound like much of an accomplishment but for Jason, who was diagnosed with autism as a child this was almost a miracle.

As I watch the video in church today I thought I should share this on my blog, the message I was hearing was “Brian you really don’t share any inspiring stories about others on your blog, this would be a good one to start with.”  God gives me different messages from time to time and this one is not necessarily earth shattering but what the heck.

I hope you enjoy this video about Jason McElwain.

What touched me about the video were two things:

  • Jason broke free of his limitations and it led him to places no one could foresee.
  • Small acts by a person in a leadership position can change the world.

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One Response to “3 Point Inspiration”

  1. J-Mac is great! I recommend this book,
    It helped give me a better understanding about Autism, sorry that I do not have it anymore to offer it to an expert in the rough fan.
    .-= Richard Terpening´s last blog ..The Miracle Within =-.