Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jack’s Winning Words 8/24/16
“I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning.”  (Edwin Moses)  Gold medal winner Moses last appeared in the Olympics in 1984.  In his career he won 122 consecutive races, setting a world record 4 times.  He’s been a leading advocate for drug-testing athletes and for social change in the world.  But, more important than that, he’s the nephew of two WWs readers.  If you don’t know Edwin, Google does.    ;-)  Jack

FROM TARMART REV:  As we have discussed previously, the world and ourselves have always been in a system of change, from creation on and from our first breath on . . . interesting thought to ponder for those of us having a view eternal life-- will change continue or eventually become fulfilled?====JACK:  Does the AG have a plan for the continuing education of its pastors?  Our pastor is at one of those events this week.  One speaker is Nadia Bolz-Weber.  You can Google her.  ====REV:  We do . . . statewide and national . . . ongoing occurrences for many years . . . being out of the saddle so to speak since West Bloomfield days, I busy myself here at home and use an app called for keeping fresh on Bible studies through excellent teachers as Erwin Lutzer of Moody Bible Church in Chicago and at the present, Pastor Mike Fabarez out of California and covering the Book of Romans. There are a number of others on there that catch my attention from time to time, usually on the topics they are covering.  As far as motivational speakers to philosophical views and applications towards ministry, I leave that to the senior pastor and younger ministers who are filling the leadership roles in these regards . . . not too many questions thrown my way as to my point of view nowadays.====JACK:  You are an old poop!  I'll bet you don't even have a tattoo.

FROM EDUCATOR PAUL:  I loved that guy!!!!====JACK:  He went to Morehouse College which, at that time, didn't have track.  He had to use a high school track in the area...but he practiced.  My friends say that he is "absolutely" a nice person.

FROM LGAM IN MICHIGAN:  Cool!====JACK:  People I know were on the same plane from Rio with Ryan Lochte and had their picture taken with him.  Not so cool for that gold-medal winner.

FROM TAMPA SHIRL:  That is an inspiring story.  I really enjoyed the Olympics this year and especially enjoyed seeing the whole world coming together at an exciting competition.  The young people are amazing.  It was fun to see Rio again,too.  Les and I were there in 1990 on Copacabana and the highlight was going up to Christ the Redeemer.====JACK:  Not much was said about the statue, but sometimes just the showing of it spoke louder than words.

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  Olympic athletes inspire awe in the rest of us! Just imagine competing in all those races, and setting 4 world records!! Edwin Moses is a hero worthy of emulation! ====JACK:  ...and, on top of that, being a nice person, as well.

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