Jan 16 2012

John 3:16

Maybe you saw it during the game over the weekend…or a friend sent it to you in an email…that’s how I found out.

This commercial during the Denver Broncos vs.New England Patriots Game…with just kids…reciting the bible verse, John 3:16

You know the one…For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

For some reason it meant more, because it came from children.  There was no other advertisement or product, just the bible verse.  Focus on the Family did the add. 

This whole thing of course has been inspired by Tim Tebow and how he puts that on those black things under his eyes…whether you like the guy, or not, it’s cool how one person can make such an impact. 

Because he had that verse on his face…90 million people searched John 3:16 in google…

Makes you realize if you just lovingly, show what you believe and not hide who you are… at your job, at your school, you make an impact. 

Someone did that for my family.  I remember my mom telling me a story about how she was down and depressed…sitting at a baseball game…and saw this women in front of her that seemed so happy.  My mom, got the guts up to ask her, “what makes you so happy?” 

In the stands of Wrigley field in Chicago…this lady boldly said, because I have Jesus in my heart…

Just be who you are…wherever you are…

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Jan 16 2012

I Have a Dream Too

Today is more than just a day off, it’s a day to resurrect that dream. 

You might be home from work or school today, or home with the kids since they have the day off from school today to honor Martin Luther King Junior. You can use this day to have some fun, you could also use it to dream, and encourage others in their dream.  Just like that famous speech rallying for equality. 

Some of my favorite lines from that speech: 

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”

Too often we let our own “difficulties” hold us back, stop us from moving forward.  Maybe you think you aren’t good enough, or your ruined. 

Not for this little girl from Wisconsin.  She could have grown up feeling worthless, not got enough and with no hope for a future.  See her Daddy was in prison. Instead of growing up defeated, she’s grown up to make a difference.  At 23 years old she wants to tell children who have parents in jail to feel less alone, to have mentoring and to pursue as much of a relationship with their parents as possible.  She’s going to do it.  This weekend was a major step in the right direction for Laura Kaeppeler.  She was crowed Miss America

She said the whole experience with her Dad…”taught us that God can turn anything into good if you let him.”

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