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Letter To A Distant Dad

Dear Daddy,

God just really had it on my heart tonight to write you this letter. I recently heard this song on the radio, and I really felt like I was supposed to tell you what it meant to me. The song is called “Lead Me,” by Sanctus Real. It’s a song about a man looking at his life, and realizing it’s not everything that other people think it is, and even not what he thinks it to be. He realizes that he needs to be there to lead his whole family, and that they need him to love them, fight for them, and never leave. At the end, though, he realizes that what he needs most is to pray earnestly for God to help him…he realizes he can’t do this alone.

“I look around and see my wonderful life

Almost perfect from the outside

In picture frames I see my beautiful wife

Always smiling

But on the inside, I can hear her saying...

“Lead me with strong hands

Stand up when I can't

Don't leave me hungry for love

Chasing dreams, what about us?

Show me you're willing to fight

That I'm still the lo…


By Dr. Tim Clinton

“This is a football”

Vince Lombardi…Many consider him to be the greatest pro football coach of all time. But his opening speech at training camp is a study in simplicity. He would stand on a table, hoist a pigskin, and say:

“Gentlemen, this is a football.”

But, wouldn’t a bunch of big-time NFL pros know that? Yes…but Lombardi understood that as the game grew more and more complicated, emphasizing the basics of the game became more and more essential. Nothing is more basic to the game…than the football. Everything centers on it.

The most important “basic” in our faith is love.

1 John 3:11… ”For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another…”


Everything Christian centers around it. Without it, our “words” are an irritating noise…a clanging gong.

“…Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another…” (4:11)
Re-think…love. Toward total strangers. When the waitress is rude, or somebody cuts you off in traffi…

Life is Art

by Jim Rohn

In my years teaching people to be successful, I have seen that basically people break their lives down in to two major parts: Wealth-building and the rest of their lives. Having done a lot of reflection on these two topics - wealth and life - I am coming to some new conclusions about how to perceive the two.

Until recently I thought that there was a significant difference in how we should tackle the two areas. In fact, I thought that the two topics should be addressed in almost opposite fashion.

You see, wealth-building is just math. While life -- Life is art.

Think back with me to high school. Most of us were required to take math and most of us probably took art as well.

Now, think about your final exams in the two areas. Your math paper was graded on hard facts:

Ten times ten is always one-hundred
Thirty divided by three is always ten
Seven plus seven is always fourteen
Fifty minus twenty-five is always twenty-five

There is always just one answer in math. The answers are hard fac…