Last week I talked about looking back over the season and seeing how God has
blessed. As I looked forward to this weekend, I found myself following that
advice. God has made it possible for Lynda and me to take a little break
from things. I have a little time to spend time away from the racing world.
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
One of the challenges in racing is that most of what we do is done
when the weather is the best. This summer has had no shortage of glorious
days. With those days come plenty of opportunities to head out to the track
somewhere. It is difficult on many counts to stay home and rest. However, we
need to set priorities. My family has been understanding and allowed me to
reach out to others.
It is no secret that the family unit is high in the pecking order
of God’s priorities. If we take a look at their order they should go
something like this, God, marriage, family, others. Many times we get our
Notice there are a few things missing from the list. “Things” do
not belong on the list of God’s priorities. Things are not important for us
to pursue, relationships are. Listen to what Jesus said in the Sermon on the
Matthew 6:31-33, (NLT);
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we
What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but
your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God
above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you
The trinity of selfishness, me, myself
and I, doesn’t belong on the list as we are called to serve, not to be
Matthew 20:28 (NLT); “For
even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others
and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
I make this point to say that we do not
always get things in the right order. Too many times our priorities get out
of order. I am not saying we are not doing good things, but maybe we are not
doing the best thing.
There is no such thing as a part-time Pastor; we are on call 24-7.
I am amazed at how many cold dinners I have eaten because of a phone call or
a person that needed to talk with me. I am not complaining but I hope in
some way you might understand the demands on a Pastor’s time. Sometimes we
need to remember our priorities and put things in the proper perspective.
We can read in God’s word that he provides for us when we need to
take a break.
Matthew 11:28 (NLT); Then
Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest.
Psalm 23:2-3 (NLT); He lets me rest in green
meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He
guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
It is necessary to take a break once in a
while, to get away from things and renew your strength. To rest and let the
rat race run without you. I am thankful that we RWJM has grown in such a way
that I am able to take that rest.
Racing with Jesus Ministries has been blessed this season with the
addition of many new faces to help carry the torch. God has called Ben
Greenier, Dave Greenier, Ray Pavkov, Scott Martin, Ricky Maddox and others
to serve Him here. They along with our group of existing and dedicated
chaplains have been able to go more places and serve more people. We are
also confident that God has others waiting in the wings to answer that call.
We now have several tracks and a touring series that would allow us
to place a Chaplain there if we had them. God has opened doors that were
previously closed. God has provided personnel to meet the growing need of
faith in the racing community and as we grow we continue to see more
opportunities. God has truly blessed us.
A funny thing happened a few weeks ago that should not go
unnoticed, we sent out a team of chaplains to a touring event. It may not
seem like a milestone event but it is. We have trained up workers who go in
the name of Jesus and minister. I headed out on vacation with three events
on the calendar. God provided the workers to cover the events.
Racing with Jesus begins a new chapter, one that allows us a
greater reach. We continue to see the hand of God growing this ministry. We
watch as His plan unfolds before our eyes. God has put His hand of blessing
With this new growth comes new responsibilities and needs. Racing
with Jesus Ministries exists through God’s grace and those He leads to
support us. Please pray about how you might partner with us and expand our
ability to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the racing world.
To support us please visit our website,
www.rwjm.com and use
the “Partner with us” tab.
I am excited about what God has in store for us. I am also excited
about those of you He will call to partner with us. As His Word says,
“Nothing is impossible with God.”
THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD
THE SECOND ANNUAL SHANE HAMMOND DRIVING SCHOOL
- Friday, September 10th - 10AM to 2PM, Saturday, September 11th - 9AM to
1PM, Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT -
Try driving a midget for the first time, learning from some of
NEMA’s best or just come out and support the Shane Hammond Believe
Foundation. Proceeds will benefit The Foundation.
HAVING A GREAT TIME IN MAINE - Maine is a great place to get
away, you can get away from everything, including the Internet! After some
gymnastics I was able to get this to you, enjoy. If I missed anything, I'll
catch up next week.
Be a witness for our Lord with the ministry decals and apparel. See
them at the Show Your Faith Apparel Store at
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prayer and counseling needs no matter what part of our racing family you are
in, or give us a call. Until next time, remember that God loves you, we love
Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing. GOD BLESS.
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Tolland, CT 06084.
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Please remember, we can only do what we do because of your prayerful
Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord
make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face
toward you and give you peace."
May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don
LARRY AND CARLENE SHIVERS- This Mom and Pop team for #23 Modified celebrate
50 years on the road.
BOB & PEGGY KARBONIC- This CT Mod driver and wife have their 16th
DAN & SHARON MESERVEY- The parents of NASCAR WMT/CWES drivers Dan, Jr. and
Doug from Chatham, MA have their 43rd anniversary.
LARRY & CINDY NICEWICZ- This retired racing writer/ go-karter and wife from
Vernon, CT share their 50th anniversary.
ED & GAYLE FERREE- Saxonburg, PA multi-time PA Motor Speedway Big-Block Late
Model dirt champion and owner of Frankland Racing Supply and Clincher Gears
and wife have their 34th anniversary.
VILL AND ARLENE HARD- The Ford racing fans from Clifton, NJ have their 53rd
anniversary as a loving couple and partners in racing.
MARTY RADEWICK- Almost Retired Riverside Park Speedway Modified driver.
JEFF HAMMOND- Former NSC/NNS Crew Chief now TV commentator.
AUDREY STEVENS MOCKOVAK- This Calremont, NH Speedway Modified driver
is also the lovely wife of Mark Mockovak.
FRED VORDEMEIER, SR.- The father of NASCAR WMT driver, Fred, JR; "The
Big Apple Kid" from West Hempstead, NY.
LARRY NICEWICZ- Vernon, CT retired racing writer.
CHAD MILLER- Son of NY photographer Chuck.
BILL CHANNELL- Proprietor of Epping, NH's Channell 1 Video who has now
ARLEEN SUKUP- Wife of Schodack Landing, NY former Midget owner Joe.
BILL WOODWARD- Big Ed Flemke Jr. fan and former NFM driver.
ROBERT JEFFREYS- NC Modified driver.
RALPH SOLHEM- Owner of the NASCAR WMT No. 0.
BILL CHRISTOPHER- In Plainville, CT, the father of well-known racing
twins Mike and Ted.
PHIL SMITH- Veteran racing writer from Westerly, RI.
CARRIE KILCOLLINS- Sturbridge, MA fan of CT Mod driver Willie Hardeeand her
dad Wendell is Hardee's Crew Chief.
AL HANSEN- Green Lane, PA former Modified team owner at Grandview and
TERRORISTS STRIKE USA- It was not the first time, but on September 11, 2001,
our country changed forever after 3,000 people were killed by terrorists.
GEORGE KENT- The veteran Tioga Speedway and NASCAR WMT driver from
LARRY CARON- Williston, VT LM driver.
DEBBIE VECCHIO- Wife of Syracuse, NY NASCAR KNPSE chassis specialist, Tony.
STEPHEN "GOODYEAR" BELLEROSE- NASCAR WMT crewman and Dave Lind Goodyear Tire
CHERIE BEERS- Wife of Northampton, PA asphalt NASCAR WMT driver, Eric.
RICKY RUDD- Retired NSC driver.
CINDY NICEWICZ- Wife of retired Vernon, CT writer Larry.
JIM GUTHRIE- Gadsden, AL born, Albuquerque, NM IRL driver.
ED HERROLD- A former Riverhead Raceway NASCAR Starter, now living in Texas.
DOMINIC DOBSON- Mercer Island, WA CTS driver.
MARK PORCARO- Clinton, NJ occasional NASCAR KNPSE driver.
BILLY CLARK- Farmington, ME LM driver.
WES ROSNER- Famed Agawam, MA ProStock/NASCAR CWES builder.
DELORSE BOULET- The special woman in the life of Jewett City Service
proprietor Henry St. John.
GARY MARTIN- Concord, NC Sprint Cup photographer.
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