Jun 20 2012

He Makes All Things New

Love it how what you think might be a weakness in your life, becomes an asset for making a difference.

Saw this story about a baseball player, Nick Hamilton.  He’s in the college world series right now playing for Kent State.  He’s kind of a big deal.  He was just drafted by the Indians, and it’s cool because his Dad happens to be the play by play guy for that team.  But, there’s something different about this player

When he steps up to home plate he can’t hear the crowd. He can’t even hear when he hits the ball with his bat.

And when he hits a home run, he won’t hear his Dad cheer or announce his name.

He’s deaf.

He said, “I really think everybody has something they go through in life, and his is mine, hopefully it’s something other kids can look up to.”

I don’t know about what you think, but I think that is God.  It’s proof that you need him, and it’s proof that when you accept Him, he makes all things new and good.

Here’s his son, Glenn Hillman singing the National Anthem.

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.  The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” -2 Corinthians 5:17

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Jun 20 2012

Look Forward

You are more capable you think.

I had this “a-ha” moment at the gym yesterday.  Doing one of those

Pilates classes and the teacher wanted us to do this move that was a

handstand.  I thought there’s no way I could that, maybe if I was 9

years old.  She said, “just look forward and your body will follow

you.”  So I tried, and it worked!   For about 5 seconds.

I didn’t stand on my hands for long, but I realized I did something I

never thought I could, just because I tried.  Because I had the guts

to look forward.

I read this today and it gave my handstand a deeper meaning:

“Sometimes you underestimate yourself and what you are capable of

accomplishing.  Just look forward, make a conscious decision to stop

worrying and start believing in yourself, and the power of God within

you. Say yes to life and try new things.” –(www.dailyword.com)

Rise, let us be on our way.—John 14:31

Here's a great example of a person doing that:

Ernestine Shepherd did the thing that most women fear, bathing suit

shopping.  She took reinforcement, her sister was there too.

They didn’t like what they saw, so they banned together and resolved

to start exercising.

Well, shortly after that monumental shopping trip, her sister died,

and Ernestine got to work at the gym.

She is now 75 years old, and is the world’s oldest competitive female


Oh and by the way that infamous bathing shopping trip when she

started working out, she was 57.

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