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home : columns : columns May 25, 2016


11/14/2012 1:32:00 PM
Talking with my heroes

Today I am praying for you to have more Godly discernment.

Yesterday I was able to talk to three of my heroes in life -- my dear, dear friend Paul Dokken in South Dakota(Paul and his wife, Rene, are supporters of For God's Glory Alone Ministry, which we thank our Lord for), Jack Kelly and Ron Meyer of Windom, my hometown. These three men have made a huge impact on my life that I carry with me to this day.

Paul and I went to school together. We reconnected just a few years ago and he has helped me grow in the Lord. He and Rene have become prayer warriors for this ministry and my family.

Jack Kelly was a coach back home. Jack needs a kidney; please pray for this man and also his wife, Marilyn, who has cancer. He was not only a coach, but a teacher -- a leader. He still is! He taught lessons to all of us that knew him and we carry that with us today.

I will never forget back in the '60s when a little boy fell into a gravel pit back home and the fire department was called. My dad and Jack served together on the fire department, and I can still see the firemen and Jack digging at that gravel trying to get to that little boy. The little boy did not make it, but that scene has stuck with me to this day . . . helping people, being of service in a second's notice, having a fireman's mentality when it comes to serving God, being on call 24/7. Be a man of Godly action.

Ron Meyer was the football coach back home and I served as his assistant. I served him as equipment manager, locker room attendant and trainer. Coach Meyer taught me much about tough love. He taught me much about dedication to the task.

He trusted me with much. I would even drive his car. I told Ron yesterday that I still remember him introducing me at the Senior High Athletic Banquet and calling me "Ron Meyer Jr." That touched me so and made me weep tears of joy.

Even thou I was close to Mr. Meyer, that "tough love" I wrote of earlier, he showed me that by giving me an "F" in health calss one time. I still laugh -- and cringe -- about that.

I have been so blessed with all the Godly people in my life, from the day I was born to where I am at now.

Take time today and think back on those who have touched your life in a Godly way and thank the Lord for them. Then, strive to serve others the way you have been served.

Make that call today to someone who has impacted your life. Years ago I called my sixth-grade teacher, Clara Rasche, to tell her how she helped me so. She passed on shortly after that call.

Do not wait any longer to make that call of love.








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