Fantasy Football is Coming

I’m well aware that many people find fantasy football to be a game for losers. It probably is…and that’s why I love it! Highland Oaks has a fantasy football league, and it is a blast. On the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the elders conference room turns into a draft room. The walls are covered with draft boards, and we spend the next 5+ hours drafting as though we were Walsh, Shanahan, or Belicheck. I have lost in the final two out of the last three years. My team name… "The Smashmouth Preachers."

We have 14 teams in the HOFFL this year (though we could have a lot more). I have the second pick. An offer has been made for the pick – the number 5. Should I take it? And who should I pick in each slot? Cowboys fans—spare me the laughter of hearing Tony Romo, or Marion Barber. T.O. will probably be the first Cowgirl taken. Probably end of second first of third.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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