CYBER PASTOR VISIT
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it,
but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
John Ortberg in his book, When the Game is Over it All Goes Back in the Box paraphrases the first few verses of 1st Corinthians 13 saying, “If I make a fortune, get the cover of Time magazine, and become attractive, comfortable, and secure, but have no love, I have rolled snake eyes. No matter how much I win, if I win alone, I lose. Love is the ball game.” (p. 203.)
Jim Valvano began his career as coach at the age of 22. After coaching his first year he was asked, "Why is winning so important to you?" He responded, "Because the final score defines you…you lose, ergo, you're a loser; you win, ergo, you're a winner." The college team he coached took a different viewpoint and perspective. They said about the game, “Participation is what matters. Trying your best, regardless of whether you win or lose -- that's what defines you.” After 24 more years of living Jimmy confessed, “Those kids were right. It's effort, not result. It's trying. What a great human being I could have been if I'd had this awareness back then.”
At the age of 46, Jimmy was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. That year, after his diagnosis, he gave one of his most memorable motivational speeches at the Reynolds Coliseum on NCSU's basketball court. It was during this speech that he stressed the importance of hope, love and persistence concluding with "Don't give up, don't ever give up."
Just two months before his death he gave his last speech at the first ESPY Awards, presented by ESPN. During his speech, as the teleprompter indicated he had only 30 seconds left he said, "They got that screen up there flashing 30 seconds, like I care about that screen. I got tumors all over my body and I'm worried about some guy in the back going 30 seconds." He concluded, “To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think -- spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day.” His family placed his own closing epitaph on his gravestone: "Take time every day to laugh, to think, to cry."
Filled with a Sense of Awe,
Place: Henderson, NV
Start: 04:26 PM, 11/28/2014
End: 04:26 PM, 11/29/2014
California police have not decided whether to take any action against the driver who hit her.
He is in talks to direct a film about Desmond Doss.
The Adventists were probably on their way to church on Sabbath morning.