Monday, May 25, 2009

Professional Player loves Jesus?

Got this today from my friend Jeremiah. Went to LCC with him and he has definitely taken things in a different direction then we thought. I know it is sometimes hard to reconcile these two worlds, but if we really are to embrace the world around us, why not be a financial planner, a software developer, or even a professional blogger/poker player? This may be a source for some good discussion (or maybe not), but regardless, would you mind lifting him up in prayer?


Tomorrow I head back to Vegas for the 2009 World Series of Poker. Last WSOP was an incredible experience for me; I've never had that much fun playing poker or developing relationships. I'm incredibly excited about this summer...I am in a great spot this year for both working and playing. However, what I'm really looking forward to is renewing the relationships and friendships I've developed in the poker community over the past few years. Obviously, there's larger issues at stake for me than how my next podcast turns out or how I played in a given tournament.

One thing I'm going to need a lot of this summer is prayer support; Christians are few and far between in the poker community. If possible, I'd love it if you could include me in your regular prayer time these next several weeks. If you're interested, I'll send you at least a weekly email with bullet points to pray for. If you're not interested, that's too bad and I'll just spam your inbox :) Of primary concern to me is my relationship with Melissa; I'll be going back and forth a couple times and she's used to me traveling for work, but it's always tough being away from her and the pooch.

My schedule is very full; I hope to collect enough "data" for articles and such through the end of the year. Here's what I'll be doing:

  • Producing a series of strategy videos for
  • Weekly tournament articles for (newest one here)
  • Cash Plays podcast for - link
  • I've had a number of requests for articles/blogs etc...gotta figure out what to do/not do
  • Playing 10-12 tournaments (May 30, Jun 1, 3, 6 coming up quick)

I'm really hoping for a little more of Matthew 13:33 this summer:

"The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."