Jun 27 2012

Lose Your Life to Find It

When you don't know what to say.  

Maybe you've had this experience too, when a friend has unloaded or confided in you and you were left speechless.  

That happened to me yesterday when a friend of mine sent me a text that said, "I just got fired!"  I felt so bad, and I didn't want to say the wrong thing like well God must have something else planned for you!  I don't think she was ready for that.  In the moment she was hurting.  

It reminded me of this thing I read in the book "Love Does" by Bob Goff.  So, I shared it with her.

He was fired from one of his first jobs as a waiter after a very embarrassing accident.  Here is what he learned from that experience:

"The thing I love about God is He intentionally guides people into failure…Failure is just part of the process, and it's not just okay; it's better than okay.  God doesn't want failure to shut us down.  God didn't make it a three-strikes-and-you're-out sort of thing.  It's more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so that we can swing for the fences again.  And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups…Finding things and losing things is what the Bible is all about.  God even seemed to encourage it.  He talked about losing your job, or even your life, if you want to find it."

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Jun 27 2012

It's Like Riding a Bike

You’ve heard this saying before…”it’s like riding a bike, once you learn you never forget."

But what if you never learn.

What seems like a right of passage is really a luxury...not every kid is as fortunate as you were or as your kids are.

But, there’s this guy Ron that wants to change that… he started this organization called Recycle Bikes for Kids to make sure every child learns how to ride a bike.

All anyone who wants a bike needs to do is turn up at the door in Little Rock and  enter the treasure trove of finished bikes and pick one that will become their own. There is no charge.

The bikes help more than just kid, they’ve been given to the homeless, even several tandem bikes for the blind to allow those with no or partial sight to ride with a pilot. In the last three years, they have collected, repaired and given away over 3,000 bikes.

Because once you learn how to ride a bike…you also learn that when you fall, you gotta get back up again…

In the NEWS: Recycle Bikes For Kids. Huffington Post

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