Jan 24 2013

It's Never Too Late

Do you have a dream and you feel like that ship has sailed, or that you have too much responsibility now to make it happen?

This story might change your mind.

It's about a woman, Agnes, who was a housewife and stay at home mom with a dream to teach.  So after the kids were raised, at age 61, she went back to school and got her teaching degree.  

She spends her days teaching cooking, sewing and costume making.  But, recently it's become more than that.  At age 99, with no plans of retiring, she is now America's Oldest Teacher. 

She said, "I just love it. It's really great. The kids are really good kids. The Lord will tell me when to stop."

Maybe her passion is the reason she's lived so long.  She has a purpose.  She is fulfilling her dream.

What's a dream that you don't want to give up on? 

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Jan 23 2013

I'm Not Who I Was

If you’ve ever wished you could go back and tell a person in your past you’re sorry and that you’ve changed, but you can’t find them, or they won’t listen.   

Well, there's a song for that.  It wasn't until recently that I learned the true story behind the song, "I'm Not Who I Was" by Brandon Heath.  

I could have sworn it was about a break-up and it was his message to an old girlfriend.  

Nope, it was for his step mom.  After she and his dad divorced he lost contact with her, but he wanted her know about the man that he had become, so he wrote these lyrics:  

I wish you could see me now

I wish I could show you how 

I'm not who I was

I used to be mad at you 

A little on the hurt side too 

But I'm not who I was.

It turns out, she heard that song on Christian Radio and loved it, but never knew until they were reunited recently on Facebook that it was written for her.  

I don't know about you, but a good reminder for me not to judge, or hold a grudge based on someone's past. I want to be the kind of person that gives out grace. 

I love how Brandon ends the song:

Well the thing I find most amazing 
In amazing grace 
Is the chance to give it out 
Maybe that's what love is all about 

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