Marcus Mariota has been the starting quarterback for Oregon since the 2012 season. In addition to being a superb passer, he holds the school record for yards rushing by a quarterback. He was taking a class in human anatomy when he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. As a keen observer of the medical procedures to heal his injury, Mariota said he was able to take what he learned in the classroom "and then see what they did for it." He went on to say, "It was kind of a fun way -- well, not a fun way -- but a way to apply what I was learning."
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.