I was brought up Catholic and I always believed there was a God, but I didn't have a personal relationship with Him. I figured that I could get to heaven if I was just the best person I could be. I didn't often stop to think, "How good is good enough?"
In high school, God revealed to me in the Bible that unless I came to a point of asking Christ into my heart through prayer--beginning a relationship with Him--I wasn't going to meet Him in heaven. I had to act on my belief.
Since coming to know God, I've learned that without Him I can do nothing. He has blessed me with a beautiful wife (Jane) and wonderful children (Joshua and Jordan); but with His blessing comes the responsibility to encourage them in the ways of the Lord. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Phil. 4:13). Playing in the NFL gives me the opportunity to fulfill God's Divine plan. He gives me an opportunity to be a light for Him.
If you would like to know more about Jesus and what He can do for you, just click the button on the left side of your screen to change your life.