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Sunday sermon: Not this time
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Sunday sermon: Not this time

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Sep 25, 2022, 1:56 PM
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"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again." -- Proverbs 24:16

Nate Wiggins could have quit.

He had been burned like a Labor Day hamburger by the Deacs. When he did his job right, he got a face full of flag from officials who were waving more flags that a Fourth of July parade.

Sam Hartman must have thought Nate ran over his dog and was making it a personal mission to punish. He was getting beat, and he was getting angry -- at himself, at life, at being showed up.

So, with the game on the line, there wasn't much question where Wake was going. And Nate -- and the short-handed, tired, frustrated, flag-bedecked Clemson secondary -- had an answer.

Not this time.

When you get a chance, watch Nate on that final play. I promise he KNEW Hartman was looking at A.T. Perry. Perry, the guy who had embarrassed him on a long TD pass earlier. The throw, as nearly all of Hartman's tosses Saturday, was perfect. It took a perfect response to stop it.

And for that play, Wiggins was just that -- perfection. He sailed across in front of Perry, leaping just enough to swat the ball without drawing yet another flag-happy response. With that, the game was over. Too tired to celebrate, Nate just sprawled in the end zone, soaking in relief and justification.

A 52-46 win is scarcely an outcome to celebrate if you're the defense. Certainly DJ, Ship, the new-found appreciation of our tight ends and the ever-accurate BJ Potter deserve accolades.

But in our lives, I think we find ourselves more like Nate Wiggins. Life likes to pile setbacks on us, throws us into situations just to see what happens. How will we respond? When we falleth that seventh time, will we stop and sulk, rail at the unfairness?

Or do we rise up, once more, and say "Not this time?"

Nate, and the secondary, will get better. Wes Goodwin will too. There are trials ahead, and we -- as a team and a family -- will be tested. But it's nice to know that when it comes down to it, we rise again.

The Tigers face another stiff challenge in the Wuffies this weekend. And we all face our personal challenges. It's not how we were knocked down before. It's how we respond.

We'll respond superbly in the Valley Saturday night. I pray you'll look your challenges in the eye, like Nate did, and say "Not this time."

Have a great week!

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Sep 25, 2022, 2:04 PM

Great analysis and commentary Rev. Preach!

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Sep 26, 2022, 12:59 PM

We should put this picture and a picture of DJU'S one legged throw on a funeral placard and post it at the new Wake Forest tombstone.

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Welcome Back Rev! We need your voice of reason.

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Sep 25, 2022, 2:06 PM

Thanks! Go Tigers!

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Very, very happy- very, very proud.


The Tigers won in the name of Gaines, the spirit of Ella, and the power of GEE-HAW’D!!!***

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Sep 25, 2022, 2:07 PM

Good one to digest, Reverend. Glad you are back on this board. Take care of yourself!

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Sep 25, 2022, 2:17 PM

I wish I could write half as well Reverend

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Sep 25, 2022, 2:23 PM

Great perspective Rev. Thank you for the gift.

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All is right in the world again with having RevDodd back!***

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Sep 25, 2022, 3:09 PM

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) ;)

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Sep 25, 2022, 3:23 PM

Sure miss your posts Rev.

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Amen. Timely (and timeless) message***

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Sep 25, 2022, 3:26 PM

What a great analogy for our lives. Though I don't post much I have missed you insights. Will be there Saturday night with wife and son and DIL! Go Tigers!

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Amen, Rev Dodd

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Sep 25, 2022, 3:28 PM

I would give it a hallelujah if I could spell it!

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Class of '87


Great words Rev!***

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Sep 25, 2022, 3:38 PM

Wow, that was well worth the read. Thank you for the reminder. Needed to hear this today. Go Tigers!

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Thank you for sharing your wisdom. A real post of the day

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Sep 25, 2022, 4:27 PM

Thank you again.

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Sep 25, 2022, 4:56 PM

Great to have your words of wisdom back on the board Rev!

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I just did not realise how much I missed these posts until

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Sep 25, 2022, 5:01 PM

the Rev came back...

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Sep 25, 2022, 5:11 PM

Nice post Rev.

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Sep 25, 2022, 6:10 PM

AWESOME post, Rev!!!!

Tigernet is glad you are back.

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Sep 25, 2022, 6:39 PM

Thank you!

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“THAT” Will Preach Brother!!!

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Sep 25, 2022, 6:48 PM

We are blessed to sit under your tutelage!!!

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Sep 26, 2022, 7:05 AM

Thank you for this inspirational guide, RevDodd®. I needed it.

God bless you!

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"It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers any more than it is to make sheep ferocious."
--Henry David Thoreau


It must have been very difficult...

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Sep 26, 2022, 8:34 AM

...for Wiggins to knock that one down instead of notching an interception against the QB who had become his nemesis in the game.

In the end, he did what was best for the team.

Nice work Rev.

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Amen***

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Sep 26, 2022, 8:50 AM

Thanks Rev. Great Sermon. Go Tigers !

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The biggest difference on that final play, other than us


Sep 26, 2022, 8:53 AM

being in Tampa 2, was that it was a short field, less ground to cover. Nate didn't have time to get left behind again.

:)

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He came into the game . . .

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Sep 26, 2022, 10:11 AM

nursing an injury (hamstring) . . . just how nimble would you have been?!!!

Kudos to him for playing injured, as we certainly didn’t have the “bodies” available for a replacement.

He gave every ounce of himself to our cause . . . in his defense and with all due respect, “Back Off with your snide remarks!”




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BOOOOOOOOOOOOO . . . . BOOOOOOOOOO this poster

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Sep 26, 2022, 10:20 AM

to the ends of the earth.

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Sep 26, 2022, 9:24 AM

That was so inspiring! I wish I could give it more than 1 TU. It is not how many setbacks life gives you, it is how you respond to each one. Welcome back!

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Superb Post

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Sep 26, 2022, 9:45 AM

Standing O

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welcome back rev!***

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Amen and AMEN. SO GOOD to have you back, Rev.

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Sep 26, 2022, 10:16 AM

Blessings.

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Sep 26, 2022, 12:50 PM

Man I’ve missed your sermons Rev.! Preach on!!!

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Sep 15, 2021, 8:54 AM

Thank the Lord the Rev. is back. Preach it Brother.

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Sep 26, 2022, 3:45 PM

Great post and a good life lesson for all to hear. It’s not the failure but how you respond that determines if your a winner .

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Sep 26, 2022, 5:21 PM

So glad to have the opportunity to read your sermons Rev. Excellent

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Sep 27, 2022, 9:43 PM

Outstanding sermon RevDodd! Spot on.

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Sep 27, 2022, 10:31 PM

My life is definitely more like Nate. Thanks for the spark to help me get up the next time! Love your sermons, Rev !

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