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Three great spiritual reminders from London Olympics

When we’re told, we never remember. When we experience it, we never forget…

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Three great spiritual reminders from London Olympics:

  1. Conviction is at the center of a great spirit
  2. A contagious spirit overcomes adversity
  3. A great spirit is easily recognizable, even when it’s quiet

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The great summer of 2012

The obvious answer is, “It depends”

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no 10 year old, anywhere, should ever have to face death

If you’ve had a chance to have a family, do meaningful work, achieve some decent personal goals, then we ought to look at the inevitable as our crowning achievement, not some unexpected, painful, terrible goodbye.

If you are a child facing end of life reality, regardless of age, death doesn’t, and never will, make sense.

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Remember, Only You Can Define What Great Is

So the man standing is not Rick Warren or Billy Graham

It was a beautiful Sunday evening as jeff noel watched with a humble heart two months ago on Clearwater Beach, Florida. The man standing preached the Gospel to a congregation of 13. Compared to Billy Graham, maybe not so great. Compared to no one else on the entire beach preaching the Gospel… great! Ya with me?

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Doing Something Great Can Be Defined Anyway You Want, It’s Up To You

Come as you are Church...on the beach...anytime, anywhere, really

What is it about Christmas that makes a Christian’s heart sing with Joy? What is it about midlife that stereotypically provides crisis? In both, there is anticipation. In dreaming of doing something great there can also be this paradoxical anticipation. We can hope or dread. Each of us has earned the right to be the judge of greatness. And we have earned the right to bring it. What we haven’t earned (yet) is the guts to commit. Go.

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Know-It-All?

Just when you think you know it all, you can quickly be reminded what a pathetic thought that is.

I was writing for an hour this morning before it hit me.

One-hundred days. Remember yesterday’s post? Blah, blah, blah, right?

Well, how quickly I can falter.

So a few minutes ago, upon realizing, even after 100 days, I didn’t do what I was so full of yesterday, I went to the foot of our bed and got down on my knees.

Don’t know where I’d be without forgiveness. Seriously.

It’s better than anything in our medicine cabinet.

Have a GREAT day. It’s up to you. Carpe diem, jeff noel đŸ™‚

PS. Take two aspirin and call me in the morning……. or, just get down on your knees and forgive yourself.