Living Your Dream List: Write It Down. Save Your Money. Go Do It.

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“If there’s anything you really want to do, write it down, save your money, and go do it; because just yesterday, I was a teenager!” These are the words of my father to me on his death-bed in October 2011. He was 79 years old, and very aware that his final day in this world was swiftly approaching. I was age 48. He spoke candidly about his faith, confidently about going to heaven soon, and about making sure his bills were paid. A few days later, dad was gone. After speaking at his funeral service, I went home and began thinking about his statement. I made a “dream list,” more …

Todd and Rex Pair

Giving Thanks to God for People Who Make You Better

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Today I give God thanks for, and commemorate the friendship and ministry partnership of Rex Pair, who passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the age of 52. He fought stage 4 lung cancer valiantly and relentlessly since his diagnosis September 2013. Rex served as my Executive Pastor at Midway Church for the last 12 years, from July 2004 until his passing. As Executive Pastor he assisted me

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100 Days to 50: Day 1 – We Have Finally Arrived!

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Well I could say that the last 100 days have been rewarding, but I must clarify that the last 50 years have been rewarding!  Here’s a few important things I’ve learned in my journey.  Some of them Ive learned when I approached the age of 30, others when I approached the age of 40, and others I have only begun to embrace through this process of evaluation.  These are some things that we all need to work on diligently:  Develop patience and kindness    Learn how to relax    Become friends with change    Know what you are good at, and what you are not    Be confident in your relationship with God  Develop a commitment ...
Pencil Sketch by Mike Lee

100 Days to 50: Day 2 – Gaining the Most Out of Life

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Choose to smile at people everyday. No, its not always an easy task.  Life can throw a lot of curveballs and many of them will seem to knock the breath out of us, but a smile is infectious.  A smile is encouraging and communicates a clear message to your own soul that says, “I will not be defeated by the hardships of this world; there is a better day coming and the best is yet to come!”  I believe this and I choose to smile.  Above is a pencil drawing by my friend and artist, Mike Lee. I’m grateful! Join me from the start of my "100 Days to 50" journey ...