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Love in the Doing

Do stuff. Epic stuff. Lots of it. Stuff that looks like who you want to be and who Jesus made you to be. ~ Bob Goff My pastor likes to say, “I love Christianity. It’s Christians I could do without.” He’s joking (mostly), but he’s right. We’re people and people mess up a lot. But sometimes we get it right. Sue Joynt is a woman who got it right. Sue has a son who played on the high school football team. Every week, under the Friday night lights, it was all about cheering him and his fellow Panthers on to victory. As the weeks went by though, Sue began paying more attention to a situation in the stands than to …

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The Prayer Group

After what happened to us I could have easily been an atheist, and for a few minutes I guess I probably was. ~ Bill Allen I met Bill Allen over coffee. He said he was honored to meet me – honored to meet…me. In June, 1944, Bill was a Navy medic aboard the USS LST-523 a Class Tank Landing Ship. Its mission was to bring supplies and transport D-Day casualties across the turbulent English Channel. “They’d bring us bodies and we’d clean them, wrap them in blankets and make sure they had their dog tags,” he said softly. The trips were dangerous, so Bill and a few of the men formed a small prayer group. It started with three then …

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Even a King needs a King

There’s only one king, and that’s Christ. ~ Elvis Presley Sun Studios, the legendary Memphis recording house where Elvis Presley once recorded, hasn’t changed much over the years. It’s like stepping out of the DeLorean and into the birthplace of rock and roll. Elvis week always reminds me of my visit there a few years ago. There I was  waiting for my client, Elvis’ doctor, George Nichopoulos (“Dr. Nick.”) We were there to record an interview with the nationally syndicated show The Insider. Dr. Nick wrote a book about his time with Elvis and it was my job to get him press. After a full day of interviews and a book signing, a huge group of us went out for …

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The Butterfly Effect

Every single thing you do matters. ~ Andy Andrews In 1963, when he first made his presentation to the New York Academy of Sciences, Edward Lorenz was literally laughed out of the room. His theory, called the butterfly effect, stated that a butterfly could flap its wings and set air molecules in motion that, in turn, would move other air molecules–which would then move additional air molecules–eventually influencing weather patterns on the other side of the planet. Preposterous? Maybe, but physicists and mathematicians around the globe agree the connection is real. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as it relates to human life. Each of us–either directly or indirectly–touch the lives of others. Our very existence set a series of ripples in motion …