Controversy continues to swell over the protests at pro football games. Will they stand? Will they kneel? Do they have the right? Why do politics and sports have to mix with such volatility? According to ratings and attendance, people are paying attention or they are flat ignoring what is happening. “I’ll never watch another game, not because I care about multi-millionaires pouting, but because I can’t stand the pro game,” said one 60 year-old guy.

Ah, the NFL. The National Football League or …

The No Fun League … The No Future League … The Not For Long League

The last one strikes a chord. We know that is true for all of us.

  • “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing.” William Shakespeare
  • “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.” Harvey Mackay
  • “The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life.” Billy Graham
  • “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog – it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” (James 4:14)

We can do a great deal with the time we have been given, but wasting it shouldn’t be an option. I hope your day is full of challenge, surprise, joy, and fulfillment … because we all live in the Not For Long League.

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About Mark Wilbanks

Dr. Wilbanks became Wieuca’s fifth senior pastor in February of 2012. Mark’s father, Oliver Wilbanks, served as Associate Pastor here from 1966 to 1982. Wieuca had a tremendous influence in shaping Mark’s call to ministry during his teenage and young adult years. A graduate of both Southern and New Orleans Baptist Theological seminaries, Mark has served churches in Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia. He pastored Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida for 17 years and Bradfordville First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida for ten years. He and his wife, Kim, were married in 1979 and have two sons, Andy and Jordan. Andy is married to Lindsay and they have a son, Cade, a daughter, Ruthie, and welcomed their third child, Samuel, in October.

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