A Christmas Story

December 24, 2008 | 13 comments

If a story about football brought tears to my eyes, you know it’s gotta be good.


13 Responses to A Christmas Story

  1. Kevin Barney on December 24, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Faith, indeed.

    (I’m crying, too.)

  2. queuno on December 24, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    I once lived down the street from the “other” Grapevine High School (NOT Grapevine Faith, but the local HS), and I can’t ever imagine their football team or supporters doing anything like this.

    Very, very cool. It helps stave off the other negativity that sometimes surrounds the season.

  3. Rameumptom on December 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Working in a prison as a counselor, I know there are a lot of forgotten people out there. We look at people with a record, and forget that they are God’s children. Nice to see that some can look past it and make a difference, especially for the lost youth of America.

    Thanks, Julie!

    Gerald Smith

  4. Susan M on December 24, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Wow. I can’t remember the last time something I read online made me cry like this. What a neat story.

  5. idahospud on December 24, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    This girl doesn’t cry easily–I made it to the prayer, and succumbed. Thank you, Julie.

  6. Jeremy on December 24, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Football? Evangelical Christians? TEXANS? Me, cry?


    //reads article//


  7. Karen on December 24, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Great story. Thanks for sharing Julie.

  8. Ray on December 24, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you, Julie. My wife will be crying shortly, just like I was.

  9. Jack on December 24, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Hello, Niagara.

    Beautiful story, Julie. Thanks.

  10. mommymel on December 24, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Are you KIDDING me? That is the greatest story EVER! I’m over here crying buckets and I hate sports.

  11. Jami on December 25, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Best football story ever. Thanks, Julie.

  12. jtg on December 26, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Time to make another inspirational, football movie.

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Curtis on December 27, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Yup. Got me, too.

    What a tremendous experience for those kids, and for the people who supported them.