Right now I'm smack in the middle of reading a new book that's for men.  I know that sounds weird, but it's written by two of my friends and so of course I'm gonna read it.  It's also been really challenging for me as a person and a wife.  It talks a lot about stuff that if I just change the context applies to me as well.

The book's written by our pastor, Matt Carter, and our friend, Colt McCoy.  They also did some amazing videos to go along with the study, and Aaron actually was a part of doing the score for it.  (That's the music for all you non music/movie peeps out there … don't feel bad, it had to be explained to me as well!)

Anyhow, I just wanted to share these two videos with you today.  One is of Colt sharing about the injury that took him out of the National Championship game  in 2010.  Colt also shares this story in the book, and y'all I cried when reading it.  Maybe because he's our friend, or maybe because I'm an athlete (once an athlete, always an athlete.  right?!?!?)  and can understand that pain, or maybe just because it's a sad story for someone that wanted something so badly and it was taken away from them by something they couldn't control.

Counterfeit Love: An Interview with Colt McCoy from The Austin Stone on Vimeo.   Cleveland Brown's Quarterback, Colt McCoy, shares his story behind the 2009 National Championship. He sits down with Austin Stone's Matt Carter to share how God has used struggles and successes in his career to strengthen his relationship with Christ.To view more stories from The Austin Stone visit: http://austinstone.org/stories
The next video was shot when Colt & Matt were filming for the video series that goes along with their book, The Real Win.  I can't even explain it, but you have to watch because you won't believe it's real!

I told you.  Crazy!  Anyhow, enjoy these videos, and enjoy your Friday.  Today's our last Friday of school …… Praise the Lord!

I surely hope that you are encouraged by Colt's story.

Jamie Ivey