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The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when u fear God u fear nothing else, whereas if u do not fear God u fear everything else.Chambers

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Mom Creates APP To Prevent Kids From Ignoring Calls

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When Family And Sports Collide

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Finding God’s “Perfect Will”?

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NEW PRODUCTWhat does it mean to you when people ask about God’s Will for their lives? This is something I have questioned myself…often. Even as a guy who’s been in the ministry for years, served in many capacities, and been around the world on multiple mission projects, I can still wonder if I am in God’s perfect will, doing the things I should be doing. How about you?

I’m glad to be in such good company! The fact is that many of us, especially those who sincerely want to please God and serve Him can find ourselves in gridlock, stopped dead in our tracks because we are wrestling with this whole concept of knowing and doing God’s “perfect will” for our lives.

Having approached the mid-life point of life and been faced with multiple decision opportunities over the course of my life, I want to share some of the things I…

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Three Things I Learned This Summer

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IS EVERYTHING.

I was asked to write about 3 things I learned this summer. I thought I hadn’t learned anything. I mean how could I, I hadn’t done anything. Wrong. It took a long time and a lot of thinking but I realized I had learned a few things this summer.

I learned that friendships are tough but worth it. I recently got into a fight with a good friend of mine over an on going issue we finally confronted each other about. She decided to give me my space and not talk to me for a while. In that time I was able to think. We have been through so much together, and yes some things tarnished our friendship, but we still got through them. I forgive her and although it’s going to be hard to forget, I’m going to try because I know it’ll be worth it to.

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Three Weddings In Two Weeks

Three Weddings In Two WeeksThis weekend officially ends my summer activities and commitments. And I go out with a great celebration! Three good friends of mine have gotten married in the last two weeks. Two of them, Nick Poole and Shane Vicry were former interns with Vision 2 Hear and the third, which I actually couldn’t attend :( was for former Board Member of Vision 2 Hear, Tony Lawson.

So as I wrap up the summer, here are a few things I learned from weddings this summer.

Family is number one priority.

There are very few things that bring people together anymore but thankfully we still have weddings! People travel from far and wide to be part of weddings and to celebrate with their loved ones as they begin this epic journey called marriage. Even though I am not “blood-related” (nor were many others), I logged a lot of miles (as did several others) to celebrate with my “sons” in the ministry. If things would have worked differently, I would have attended Tony’s wedding also because he’s a dear friend known to many as “Uncle Tony”. If there’s only one thing to take away from the wedding experiences this summer it’s a reminder that seeing family and being part of each other’s lives is paramount to the human experience. But I did learn a couple of other things too :)

 

Take advantage of the venue, area and travel.

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Traveling such long distances for things like weddings not only costs much but can require a fair amount of time. Building in an extra day of time to sight-see, or even rest and simply enjoy where you are is something I feel quite valuable and rewarding (as long as it’s not on a Monday in Dallas. It seems all museums are closed on Mondays!) Not quite sure what I could have seen in Williamsburg, KY haha but we could have had fun in the Sav-A-Lot parking lot I suppose. jkjk!

 

 

Enjoy reliving past stories and creating new ones.

From bachelor parties to rehearsal dinners, weddings are great events to relive great and meaningful stories from the past as well as create unforgettable memories for the future. The weddings I attended over the last couple of weeks were full of so many wonderful tales that have been told and retold for years now. But there were also some incredibly funny and touching stories created during these life events that I’ll not soon forget.

 

Say the words that need to be said.

It’s a given that certain people will make toasts to the bride and groom, parents will make speeches and the bridal party will share their thoughts, but even if you don’t fit into one of those categories, share your words, thoughts, feelings and support publicly and privately with the bride, groom and other close friends. As it’s seldom that we get together with this many people that we love and miss at a given point in time, take advantage of moments of vulnerability and transparency to say what is really in and on your heart. even though we expect the Bride and Groom to say “I do”, it’s a great time for you to reaffirm how much you love those in attendance as well.

I have much more to contemplate from this summer, but these were just quick and on my mind so I wanted to share them. Let me say a huge congratulations to Nick and Maribeth, Tony and Jenn and Shane and Maddie on their recent weddings. I love you guys and wish you the very best lives together as possible. Thanks for letting me be part of your families and I’m truly thankful to have you as a part of mine.

Sincerely,

George

Nick Poole and Maribeth Gillis

Nick Poole and Maribeth Gillis

Tony Lawson and Jenn Roof

Tony Lawson and Jenn Roof

 

Shane Vicry and Maddie Doucet

Shane Vicry and Maddie Doucet

 





Can You Hear Me Now Part 7

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38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42

As I wrap up this series on bringing focus back to life, a quick look at Mary’s life can be very helpful. Here are a couple things I see from this passage that will assist…

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 6

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38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42

Being still is one of more difficult things for many in our day and age. Yet it is one of the most rewarding things anyone can do who truly want want to hear from God…

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