Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…
“Friendship is a sheltering tree; Oh, the joys…of friendship through my years.”
“Youth and Age (Poem)”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.”
1 Samuel 18: 4 (NIV)
“And…Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.”
1 Samuel 23: 16 (NIV)
You may remember Keli McGregor.
I’ve mentioned him a number of times before. He was a dear and trusted friend who left us much too soon—at least that’s how it seemed to many of us.
Some of you may remember meeting and listening to him share with us at an Impact for Living Men’s Conference a few years ago at Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida. I first met Keli McGregor at the University of Florida over twenty-five years ago. He was a former tight end in the National Football League, and then served as a graduate-assistant with head football coach, Galen Hall, at the University of Florida while obtaining his Master’s degree.
Keli became a dear friend—and then after earning his Masters, he went on to work with Coach Frank Broyles at the University of Arkansas as an assistant athletic director, where he spearheaded the building of their campus basketball facility named the Bud Walton Arena. He then returned home to Denver, working with the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, leading the construction of their new stadium, Coors Field. He was eventually named the Rockies’ President. (more…)