Twenty Approaches in Fifteen Days [The Finish Line]

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For the first time in my life I felt that this part of my life wasn’t left up to chance. I knew that it was a numbers game if I did the approaches. It seemed as if a whole world had opened up for me. I was already nearly halfway to my objective in the first day!

Again that feeling of great progress took over and so I ended up doing an approach on Sunday at church and then nothing until Wednesday. Each time I came back to start approaching it was hard to do the first one. It became easier after the first one was under my belt. A lot of the approaches I did after the first day were one a day. I tried to make them where I was during my normal everyday life.

Two weeks later on Saturday I still needed four more to reach the goal of twenty. This time I got a little help from Kathy to finish them up. We went to the mall to find girls to talk to. Kathy took me into stores that were filled with women and she would set me loose. I got flustered early that day because one of the approaches didn’t go well at all. The girl literally didn’t respond to my opener at all. It made the whole interaction feel really awkward but I only had three more to do. So I manned up and finished.

Twenty approaches in Fifteen days! It took me that third Saturday to finish but I was so relieved. I accomplished what I had set out to do and I learned a lot! I knew if this was to become a part of my life that these wouldn’t be the last approaches. This was simply the beginning.

Love Your Mother

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When is the last time you told your mom that you love her? I know for me it has been way too long. Guys in general have problems with showing affection and love to others. I know I’ve told myself that I’m just not wired that way. My family have never been ones to show affection to one another. I can’t remember the last time I kissed my mom and told her that I love her. Continue reading

Sharing Your Gifts

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Jesus said to him, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the first and great commandment.And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’ (Matthew 22:37-39). According to Jesus, the whole law was based on these commandments. God gives every single believer gifts to share with the body of Christ. These gifts are supposed to be used to glorify God and edify the body. In my opinion, too many Christians don’t share their gifts for a variety of reasons. Continue reading

Getting Back Up

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I remember back in elementary school how we used to make fun of these commercials that were on TV. You would see some elderly lady on the floor and she would say “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” The kids at school would imitate these commercials at school and we would all laugh. It seemed like a foreign concept to fall on the floor and not be able to get back up. Now I’m not trying to pick on elderly people that fall and can’t get back up but, the sad reality is that this is true for a lot of us and we don’t even know it. Continue reading