12 Look Who’s Talking

The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.

—AFRICAN PROVERB

At six feet two and 290 pounds, Nate Hobgood-Chittick was a massive man with an even bigger spirit for life, yet he was undersized for a defensive tackle. Nate played in the NFL for four years and won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams. Nate was a dear friend. He passed away far too early at forty-six years old. We used to love talking about the spiritual life, ways to become one’s very best, and how to best support and challenge others on their life adventures. He taught me a lot and I miss him just the same. I can still hear his enormous laughter and feel the way he lived life to the fullest. He loved his family, loved people, and loved life. ...

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