Samantha & Zack

Samantha & Zack

Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.Romans 12:1

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Answered prayer in Arkansas...

You know it is easy to say that is God is GOOD and FAITHFUL when He allows us to SEE answered prayers. Well, we are thankful to say that He has allowed us the past 2 weeks to actually witness with our own eyes....answered prayers. He has allowed Trey to live his dream, touch a college football and given him the strength to run on a college field. We are soaking up every moment and having so much FUN!
However, many of us often now say, after witnessing this dream, that God is "faithful". Yes, He is faithful!! Yes, He is good! BUT HE HAS BEEN THE WHOLE TIME!!
Trey's whole move South has had it's mountains and valleys......
Right now we are on a mountain! We love the TDs and the FIRST DOWNS......but we must remember that God was with us in the valleys. Those same valleys are what brought us where we are and what helps us to be so appreciative and thankful for these FUN mountains!!
However, there will be other valleys at some point.......I pray we all remember to be THANKFUL in the valleys and REMEMBER that even there GOD IS SO GOOD AND SO FAITHFUL!!! God has truly blessed my heart through my baby brother and I am forever thankful for Him allowing Trey to experience his dream and even more grateful, excited that God allowed me to be his sister and cheer for him along the way!!
Trey had some great plays this week also against Ark. State! Some of his biggest cheerleaders that arrived at the game were Dad, Mom and JOSH HEARD! I am thankful we have such an amazing family and precious friends to cheer us on!!

God's timing is always perfect - John 7:6-13

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the LordIsaiah 55:8

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven-Ecclesiastes 3:1
JONESBORO, Arkansas - There was an obvious step forward made by South Alabama's offense in Saturday night's game at Arkansas State. The Jags scored a few more points and even collected more total yards than their offensive-minded opponent, but there was still something missing.
"We didn't win. That's always the No. 1 goal,'' quarterback Ross Metheny said when asked about the play of the offense in a 36-29 loss to the Red Wolves before 22,143 at Liberty Bank Stadium.
"I think offensively we showed a lot of improvement tonight and it's definitely a building block that we can build off of going forward,'' Methney said. "But you always want to win. We came up a little short tonight but we're going to go watch film and get better from it and move forward.''
Metheny was in his first game as the Jags' starter in the team's departure from a two-quarterback, shared playing time approach. C.J. Bennett, who had shared time with Metheny in recent games, did not play Saturday. The only other quarterback to see playing time at the position was Trey Fetner who was used in the Wildcat offense in short-yardage situations. Fetner had three carries for 17 yards.
Directing the offense to a touchdown on the Jags' first possession and a field goal on the second possession Metheny led the Jags to a field goal and a 10-0 lead. For the game, he was 24-of-38 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns of 4, 13 and 12 yards. He was intercepted once. Metheny also had 22 yards rushing.
"I thought he managed the game very well and he improvised when things went bad,'' head coach Joey Jones said. "he threw it underneath to some (running) backs and ran for a first down a couple of times. That's what you have to have. Everything can't be drawn up perfectly and he did a great job improvising when things weren't perfect.''
Metheny said he felt comfortable in his new role and new responsibility.
"It was good to play the whole game,'' he said. "It's an opportunity I've been looking forward to since I left high school. I'm glad I could just be out there and help put us in the best situation to be successful. I tried to do my part. Again, we came up a little short. It was good to be out there and if I'm the guy to help us win to bve the most successful then that's what it is and we'll move forward .''
The offense as a whole tallied 373 yards, which was more than the 316 yards Arkansas State, a team known for its offensive punch, produced. Demetre Baker, the Jags' leading rusher, was suspended and did not play so the Jags used several players at running back. Terrance Timmons was the leading rusher with 43 yards, followed by Kendall Houston with 36, Metheny with 22, Fetner with 17 and T.J. Glover with 10. At receiver, Corey Besteda and Greg Hollinger caught five passes each, with Besteda collecting 45 yards and Hollinger 30 yards and a score. Glover had three catches for 47 yards and Jereme' Jones three catches for 44 yards and a score.
"The last couple of games execution has kind of been an issue, but I think we executed a lot better tonight,'' Metheny said. "Obviously there's some things - we can execute better and there's always correction. We'll go back and look (at film) and fix them. But I think offensively it was a big (boost) for us to build off of and move forward with.''
Jones said he was pleased with what he saw from the offense and sees more improvement in the future.
"You have to feel good about (the offensive production Saturday night) because we haven't played to our potential to this point,'' Jones said. "It seems like we're always on the edge of playing good and then something would happen and we would shoot ourselves in the foot. But I thought we had some consistency on offense and that's going to help us win ballgames down the road.''

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