Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22Introduction T his devotional is dedicated to my husband, Darren, and to our four children: Tyler, Brady, Drew, and Mallory. I began writing it in the spring of 2016, a few months before the 2016–2017 school year during which all three of our sons will be participating in college sports, our daughter will be participating in high school basketball, and Darren will be entering his twenty-fifth year of coaching, the last twelve as the head coach of the high school basketball team in our hometown of LaMoure, ND. This is the year that I will be a mom of three college athletes, which I think of as somewhat of a unique situation. It gave me the inspiration to sit down and write this devotional geared toward college athletes and the issues they face. My prayer is that if you choose to read this devotional, you will desire a closer relationship with Jesus Christ, you will realize your talent can and should be used to display His glory, and that you will realize what a wonderful opportunity it is to be on an athletic team. My hope is that you would be grateful for all the experiences you will be a part of during your years as a college athlete. Your thankful spirit will have the potential to impact teammates, coaches, and fans positively for many years into the future. Spend some quiet time each day the next three weeks with God as you read the twenty-one brief devotions, prayers, and corresponding Bible verses. Let these moments with God remind you of the integral connection between your faith in God and the athletic