November 2010 - Tyler Swanson
Chosen Attribute: Teamwork
Why is this attribute important to you?
Teamwork. I have learned a lot about glorifying God through teamwork and my time playing hockey. Like hockey players, believers have their own gifts and should use those gifts to spread the word and grow the Kingdom of God. As a defensive defenseman, I know that I’m not going to score many goals. My job is to limit the other team’s opportunities, block shots, and play the body. Our team tends to have success when we put our gifts together and play as a team. Just like hockey, believers should use our gifts to glorify God and get together with other Christians to maximize our spiritual potential.
What is your favorite scripture verse?
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
I love this verse because it reminds me how powerful Christ is. I feel confident when I read this verse. When I try to do things on my own, they usually don’t work out as well as I thought they would or I end up going down the wrong path. But when I trust in Him and pray about things, He always leads me in the right direction.
What else should we know about you?
I am in my third and final season playing for the Alexandria Blizzard (NAHL). My time in Alexandria, MN has been great, as I have been blessed with a great housing family, teammates, and coaches. One of my future goals is to play Division 1 hockey while growing in my faith. My family has been a huge part of my life, I love being with them and I’m so blessed and thankful that they have always been there for me.
Posted on Tue, November 2, 2010
by Rick Randazzo filed under