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Purdue super fan Tyler Trent passes away

We don’t control the cards we’re dealt. All we can do is play what we have.

Tyler Trent passed away on Tuesday.

The Purdue student had battled a rare form of bone cancer. He had become a sensation in college football and Big Ten circles as being someone the Purdue football team rallied around this season. The hashtag #TylerStrong went viral.

He inspired and encouraged people. He raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research. He wrote a book that he’d never be able to see completed, but which will also continue to raise money for cancer research.

Tyler was also outspoken about the importance of his faith.

In 2017, Tyler’s cancer returned and he began to pray that God would use this journey for His glory.”

As I think about the impact he had over the last few months, it’s clear that this prayers was answered.

In an interview with Today, Tyler said: “Waking up day to day is like winning a lottery…I try to rely on my faith in Jesus Christ and figure out how to have a good day.”

As his battle continued, Tyler took to Twitter numerous time to glorify God.

The only resolution that matters for 2019


Originally published December 31, 2014

At the beginning of each year, millions of Americans make new year’s resolutions. Common resolutions include eating healthier, saving more money, quitting smoking, or learning a new skill. All of those are great things.

But the reason why we create new year’s resolutions is because there are areas in our life where we know we should be doing something and where we aren’t. Maybe it’s something we’ve tried and failed at before, but new year’s gives a sense of optimism. I think before we focus on anything else in 2019, our resolution should be to start (or continue) living each day for God.

We can feel like we want to get all of our ducks in a row before we can make time for faith. There are always reasons to not pursue God. There are always things that come up, difficulties we have. If we wait until everything is perfect before we do something, it never happens.