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A Letter to Lebron

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Dear Lebron,

As an American, you enjoy freedoms that millions of other people around the world would die to have. Incidentally, that is what many are doing in the streets of Hong Kong right now. They are fighting, and dying, at the hands of the Chinese totalitarian regime hell-bent on obliterating their freedom.

Why do you support them? It’s a fair question. I understand the NBA, whom you work for via the Los Angeles Lakers, are big business buddies with the Chinese.  There’s a lot of Yaun (the Chinese dollar) filling the pockets of nearly every NBA player and coach (Steve Kerr and Pop), including yourself. It would be tough to give up that “extra income.” Maybe not as tough as having your freedom, liberty, and life completely stripped away.  But, that’s just pocket change, isn’t it?

Are you “educated on the situation” I am referencing?

Let me help.

You live in the greatest (not perfect) country on earth where freedoms are limitless. Income, that only the wildest of dreams could conjure up, can be earned. Your dissent can be loudly extolled without reprisal from the government (at least for now, anyway). The ability to come and go whenever and wherever you liked (Cleveland, Miami, Cleveland, Los Angeles). The people of Hong Kong, who bought your jerseys, shoes and anything else you endorsed, are in a life and death struggle to save what you benefit from.

I guess the most important, and final question, for you is simply:

What’s the price of freedom?

GOD Bless,

Robbie Burns

Your Day, Not Mine

In my 9th and 12th grade history classes at Tattnall Square Academy, we begin each day with a DMR (Daily Military Remembrance) to honor those who have given their life in service of our country.

With this being my birthday, I was curious as to who gave their life on the day I was born. Meet today’s DMR, Pfc. John Martin from Forsyth, Georgia. Screen Shot 2019-10-03 at 10.05.55 PMHe was only 23 on October 3, 1966. A life filled with dreams and goals.

Today, GOD blessed me with my 53rd year. I’m sure Pfc. Martin would have wanted to reach this age (that includes many more like him who died on this date in Vietnam).

On the same day – sadness in one home and joy in the other. A beginning and an end. My 53rd year of freedom has been granted by GOD’s grace and your sacrifice for the freedom’s I’ve long enjoyed.

Thank you, sir.

This is your day, not mine.

JesusWOD

Things Above

“…set your hearts on things above…set your minds on things above…When Christ, who is your life…”  – Colossians 3: 1, 2, 4

The things our hearts and minds are focused on is usually what drives our lives. They take our energy (physical, mental, emotional), and time (a commodity you cannot buy more of and is short in length).

Have we ever really thought about what we are setting our lives on?

Does Jesus really think, or believe, we will keep our hearts and minds on Him 24/7/365? No. The majority of us are lucky to do that for a half-hour straight. We are too full of “us”.

I do believe He wants to see a better consistency established in this area of our lives. It won’t be complete until we are called home.

JesusWOD:

If Christ was taken out of verse four, how would we fill in the blank?

“When ____________, who is your life…”

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