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Learning to Dream Again

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I’ve been a dreamer my whole life. 

My parents are probably the biggest influences in this. They are extraordinary and I, ashamedly, don’t tell them that enough. Say what you want about the Dallas Cowboys, but my parents are the best cheerleaders the world has ever known. They have fought for me, pushed me, and believed in me when I didn’t even know what that meant or looked like. They taught me to dream, to hope, to drain every ounce of life from each day, and to strive for more than could be attained in this life.

Like Gabriel Oak, who told Bathsheba Everdeen in Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, “I believe in you entirely. I don’t believe there is anything you can’t do,” my parents reverberated that message my entire life. Their love for me and confidence in the Lord created a space safe to both dream and fail and dream again.

But here’s the thing about my dreams: none of them happened.

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Admiring True Greatness, Part 2

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In the last blog we tried to define true greatness and presented some questions to ask ourselves, kids and youth group, to see if we can see through the hoopla of the celebrity image and into true greatness.

If you haven’t read that blog, you should do that before continuing this one.

True greatness may be closer than you think.

Have you noticed it living under the same roof as you?

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Jimbo and Jayna Burkey Video

Despite enduring the worst tragedy of their lives, Jimbo and Jayna Burkey continue to watch God redeem the circumstances of their 16-year-old daughter’s death, casting themselves on the Lord and finding rest in Him alone.

So many tears. Watch this short (4 minute) video about one of the most godly couples I know. Their lives radiate Christ and His grace despite much suffering. Be encouraged!

Read the Burkey’s complete story, their testimonies and how they give their lives away in order to disciple others, in the free March/April issue of Real Truth Magazine at realtruthmatters.com/magazine.

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