Doing Life Together on the Field and at Our Desk

Doin’ Life Together: Go, Hawks! Yea, God! the Sea: Navigating

Is God a football fan? Will you find God on the fifty-yard line wearing navy blue and light-up-the-night
neon green? Does God root for the home team? The underdog?

I married a football player who became a football coach. I love football. I love the Seahawks! I love
what the Seahawks have done to excite the entire Pacific Northwest, but I have to confess, I’ve often
watched players take a knee at the end of a game and thought, really? Are we giving thanks for that
last TD? A late-in-the-fourth sack of their quarterback? The pick six? Are we hailing God for the “Hail
Mary” six-pointer?

I meet with a group of ladies for coffee every Saturday morning. The four of us groan through life’s
challenges, laugh at life’s absurdities, and then smile as we solve the world’s problems in a mere
sixty minutes. Together we celebrate what God’s able to accomplish through each one of us.

Answering my own questions, I believe God really is cheering for all of us—from the sidelines, from
across our desk, from inside our classrooms and a small coffee shop. God understands the passions
of our heart, the unique skills and abilities we bring to life. And whether we’re blocking a punt or
taking care of a client, whether we’re caring for family or caring for ourselves, we’re shining His light
on our day. And for that, I thank God, too!

And the next time our Seahawks march back onto the field, I’ll be rootin’ for the “home” team!

Go, Hawks! Yea, God!

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Deanna Nowadnick

Deanna Nowadnick

Speaker | Writer | Author


Deanna Nowadnick

Before my father died, he reminded me that Mom had asked me to write a book. At the time the boys were in college, and the notion of writing was unfathomable. Writers write books. By the time my boys were adults, I’d run out of excuses. I was also at that age when I could pause and reflect.

Fruit of My Spirit: Reframing Life in God’s Grace was my first publishing endeavor. My second was Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels with God. Both are collections of stories that tell of God’s love and faithfulness. Both tell of His remarkable grace and mercy.

When not writing, I serve as the Client Service Coordinator for The Planner’s Edge, an investment advisory firm in Washington state. I’m active in my church, serving on the Leadership Team and gathering with a wonderful group of ladies to study and giggle over lattes and chocolate. On my desk is a rock with the words “Choose Joy!” etched in it. It’s my inspiration for each day. As an author, it is my hope that my own words might share that joy we find together as children of God.

With Him, it can be so.

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