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A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (Adams Media, 2009)
Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Dog (2009)
Love is a Flame (Bethany House, 2010)
Extraordinary answers to Prayer (Guideposts, 2010)
Love is a Verb (Bethany House, 2011)
Big Dreams from Small Spaces (Group Publishing, 2012)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Leave Your Mark

Did you know:

  • Shirley Temple starred in her first movie (The Red-haired Alibi) in 1932 at the age of four,
  • Marvin Hamlisch was accepted into the Julliard School of Music at the age of seven,
  • Mozart composed his first of 41 symphonies at the age of eight,
  • Felix Mendelssohn debuted as a concert pianist at the age of nine,
  • Louis Braille began divising his alphabet for the blind at the age of fifteen,
  • Jay Luo graduated from Boise State University with a B.S. in math at the age of twelve,
  • Samantha Druce was twelve when she swam the English channel?

But. . . did you also know:
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote Faust at 81,
  • Carl Sandburg published a new volume of poetry (Honey and Salt) at age 85,
  • Bob Hope, at age 87, traveled to Saudi Arabia to entertain American troops,
  • At age 89, Albert Schweitzer was hard at work every day in his hospital at Gabon, West Africa,
  • Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York at the age of ninety?
So, whatever your age, do you really have an excuse for not going after a dream?

As Canadian hockey player, Wayne Gretzsky said: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."

And an added thoughts for us Christians:
 If God has placed a dream in your mind that He wants you to accomplish, will He not also strengthen you as you rely upon Him?

""As for God, His way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
He enables me to stand on the heights." (Psalm 18:30-33, NIV Bible)

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