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A life that you don’t want to miss!

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Something to think about. Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.During that time approximately, 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time.

This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their childr…

Son's of Thunder!

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Jack Higgens, author of the successful novel The Eagle Has Landed, was asked what he would like to have known as a boy. His answer: “That when you get to the top, there’s nothing there.”

Those called personally by Jesus to follow His way, His life find there’s much more to life, than you could ever dream.There is in fact everything you could want or hope to find, when you know the Lord!

Yet it’s not always Happiness and Hallelujahs!

The Apostles, men set aside by Jesus, and commissioned to carry His message around the world , were typical humans, they (Like Us) ran cold, and hot…sometimes zealous, other times intimidated…the personalities of their past….the old nature, frail, undisciplined would often rush to the for-front of an event.

How very evident is the humanity of James, and his brother, John…James was the oldest “Son of Thunder” So named I believe because of their zealous, passionate personalities!

The following event from the life of these two brothers, illustrates the struggle …