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Viewing entries posted in August 2015

Aug
30

Life Change... In a Taxi!

Can a taxi ride change somebody’s life for eternity? It can – and I’m not talking about the cab experience you had that made you think the afterlife was coming sooner than expected! I’m talking about a true life-change moment between a taxi driver, his passenger, a loving God, and your partnership with KLRC.

About ten minutes before Casting Crowns was to take the stage in Springdale this past July, someone working security (let’s call him Jeff) got my attention. Jeff wanted to share a story with me. You see, when Jeff isn’t working events, he’s busy driving people all over NWA in his taxi.

What would it FEEL like to be completely out of debt?

No credit cards, no car payments, no student loans, no medical debt, no personal loans to family or friends, not even a mortgage payment, nothing.

Notta. Zilch.

What would that feel like?

Years ago, I was an "eye-for-an-eye, tooth-for-a-tooth," kind of girl. I longed for payback for the people who hurt my heart.

I felt God asking me to move forward so that I could heal, but I remained stuck.

Nine year-old bat boy Kaiser Carlile died after being struck in the head by a bat in what was a freak accident. He was doing something he loved. His dad said the players were heroes to him and he looked up to them, and even though he was wearing a helmet, he was accidently struck and killed. What a tragedy.

It may sound flippant, but accidents happen all the time. In the Bible we read about Jonathon’s son who, when he was five, was being hurried away by his nurse when he fell and became crippled. Or when a young man was listening to the apostle Paul preach and he fell out of a window. The fact that we are often surprised when we hear a story like Kaiser’s is a mystery since we seem to encounter so many accidents along life’s journey.

Have you ever been overwhelmed by something that seems trivial to others? Perspective is a funny thing.

For example, did you know that my thumb is bigger than you are?

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