Feb 03 2012

There's power in your comeback Story.

When you're not afraid to just fess up to the mistakes and tell others how you came back from them, you make a difference in people's lives.  Just be real.

Reading a book about that right now from Matthew Barnett from the LA Dream Center.  He says, "Getting back up again is not only good for you but for a world that desperately needs the comeback story within you."

There's a young woman that's doing that today, telling her story on how she is getting back up.  She's literally starting to right her comeback story.  

It looked like she had it all together at a young age.  Comes from a famous family and at 16 she was the star of her own tv show, and then found out she was pregnant.  She obviously faced a lot of criticism.  She retreated.  Left Hollywood and went back home to regroup and have her daughter.  

She's now 20 years old and told a magazine,

“I had to make a decision that I could sleep with every night,” she explains. “I did feel responsible for the young girls and the mothers who I probably confused and let down. I apologize for that. But I wasn’t trying to glamorize teen pregnancy. I hated when [the tabloids] said that. Everybody is dealt a hand of cards. It was my choice to play them the way I played them. But the hateful comments hurt.”

“That’s been the coolest thing — realizing that it’s okay to just be myself and really tell my story,” she tells the magazine. “I expect the scrutiny. The last time anyone heard anything of me, I was 16 and pregnant. All I can do is be my best — there will always be people who will never like me.  These days, the only thing I'm afraid of is not being a good mom,"

Now she's 20, her daughter is 3, and she's back, trying to get her music career going.  She has some help from her famous sister, Brittany Spears.  Praying that Jamie Lynn Spears is able to make a difference with her Comeback Story.   

What's your Comeback story?

 

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Feb 02 2012

Nate and Kim

How you live your life can make an impact every day.

Don’t believe me?  Tell you story about Nate and Kim.

Nate became a christ follower 2 weeks ago and he is still giddy about it.

Nate became a believer because of Kim, but Kim and Nate have never met. 

How is that possible….Well let’s take a look…

Kim knew Jesus from an early age, and in college she had a huge impact on her friends.  While most of her fellow students used college years to experiment, Kim didn’t.  She remained committed to her faith and it showed.  Especially to her roommate, Lisa, who confessed that she wanted whatever it was that make Kim so strong. 

Kim shared her faith with Lisa.  Lisa believed. 

Years later, at Lisa’s first job, Lisa met Thomas, who is in a wheelchair and was hit by a drunk driver and carried anger…Lisa invited Thomas to church, and Thomas believed.

Thomas became a public speaker and told his story about his new perspective on life…He shared about overcoming hardship to experience joy.  He was so passionate that a bunch of people shared his video of him speaking online…

Nate…saw the video and He believed.   Thanks to Kim.  Mut Kim and Nate have never met…except from time to time they share a smile at a coffee shop. 

If you want to see more of Kim and Nate’s story, you can watch their video on my page today at klove.com.  It just reminds you that you don’t have to preach a sermon to make a difference…how you life your everyday life makes a difference . 

Don’t be afraid to be real and tell people what you’ve been through…love what this Mark Burnett says from the LA Dream Center…

“Getting back up again is not only good for you but for a world that desperately needs the comeback story within you.”

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