Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Planking, Tebowing and Avoiding Tragedy

Have you heard of the fad – Planking?

According to Wikipedia planking is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game.

A newer fad is Tebowing.  Patterned after the example of Christian athlete Tim Tebow, who falls into prayer position to thank God during his football games.


“Tebowing” is to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.

Yesterday, my 17 year old son and a few friends were practicing these fads at school.



Tebowing – under a timely banner!

Double Tebowing:

These ''activities’ delayed their 30 minute commute home from college in a neighboring town. 

On their usual route home, at the time they would have normally been traveling through, this happened:


An accident between a semi and a car resulted with critical injuries to the driver of the car.  Had these boys not been ‘delayed’, they could have been involved in this.

This reinforced the call to pray each day for my family and their safety, for God to guard their paths and keep them from danger.  Today, He answered that prayer.  It’s enough to make a mama want to practice Tebowing!!


  1. Just grabs you heart.
    Nothing else to say

  2. Oh my. So glad the boys were safe. Can you imagine starting a whole new "fad"..if you will - that people connect to your very name - and it involves prayer - or turning your thoughts towards Christ?!

  3. Stunned, by why should I really be? We have an amazing God who answers our prayers before they're on our lips. So very thankful for the safety of the boys, but grieved for the driver who was injured. May the driver learn to tebow through recovery.


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