A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will, and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it.” - John C. Maxwell

The Wright Brothers First Heavier-Than-Air Flight

 

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Put Your Dream to the Test (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2009), Page 5

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I’ll spare you the play-by-play account and allow the message of this short clip to stir you. 

You may never know the full impact of a kind word expressed, a hug given, taking a moment to listen to someone, or a simple smile shared.

I encourage you to give the gift of SIGNIFICANCE to another. 

Choose to take what you have, who you are, and make a difference in someone’s life – TODAY!

 

 

 

 

It’s Friday and we are going to detour a little and talk about food.

If breakfast is on your mind, maybe an omelet or bacon and eggs might suit you.

Perhaps you have a craving for a salad or wrap for lunch.

Dinner, or “supper” as it is referred to in my neck of the woods, offers endless possibilities.

Are you hungry for eggplant?  How do you like it prepared?

  • Deep fried?
  • In lasagna?
  • As the featured item in a salad?
  • Not at all? (My personal vote!)

Personally speaking, eating eggplant is like biting into a sponge – tasteless for sure!

If I was forced to choose, I would go the route of Eggplant Parmesan.

At least the cheese and pasta sauce would serve as a disguise and hide the main attraction.

For a healthier version check this out.

In my version of Eggplant Made Easy, check out this video clip as you head into your weekend – it’s time for a feel good story.

Hopefully, the interview will encourage you.  Below are a few sound bites:

  • “His faith has often times gotten him through…He’s showing me “Hey, I’m real”.
  • “You can cut a million eggplants and you will probably never see that again…God is..within us.  He has different ways of showing it within our lives.”
  • “I don’t know what it means…all I know is it tells me…He real… and nothing else can change my mind about that!”

Was God trying to get this man’s (or others) attention?

Maybe.

Maybe not.

I’ll defer to your judgment on the question.

One day while traveling for work, I had a similar experience. Nothing earth shattering.

To me, it was a simple reminder of His presence.

If you care to read it about it, you can do so here.

A verse comes to mind:

Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets.  And now…He has spoken to us through his Son” Hebrews 1:1-2 (NLT)

The way I see it – He speaks!

The real question is – are we listening?

Care to weigh in on this discussion? What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better…

…The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while DARING GREATLY, …

…so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt.

How can you DARE GREATLY today?

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Happy 238 America!

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Today is America’s 238th birthday! From the days when America was a dream in the hearts of the founders until today, much has changed.

Despite the changes, we live freely in the greatest country in the world.

We will gather today for picnics, parades, time with family, cookouts, and of course, fireworks displays.

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