“You like me…right now, you LIKE me!” – Sally Fields

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WOW! I don’t even know what to say! Yesterday I received the attached email from Epoch Awards.

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After spending a little time last night reviewing the website and other folks who have been nominated, I am SOOO encouraged! There are so many people doing so many great things in our country and around the world. It is so encouraging to see how God is moving in and through His people to bring his Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven. Go check out the list of nominees and the organizations’ websites here >> Epoch Award Nominees. At this writing, I’m not up there yet, but I guess it will be soon.

Louis and I try to focus on keeping the main thing the main thing.  We do our best to love our community…our city…our neighbor as ourselves.  We strive to love God with our heart, mind and strength.  And it’s our mission to be about making disciples who make disciples. And we want to encourage others…we want to encourage YOU to do the same.  For now, we do that as a way of life.  It’s what we do.  It’s the way we roll. I am grateful that someone out there sees that in us and has nominated me for the award. As far as what I think… I’m already a winner.  I have won! Why? Because we are doing what God has called us to do..for now.  However, God is now calling us into a new place. (No…we are not moving!!!) But, a new or might I say…an additional calling or a more formal calling. Stay tuned.

Thanks to Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous for the encouragement to keep doing what we do. I feel like Sally Fields in her Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actress in 1984’s Places in the Heart

“You like me…right now, you LIKE me!”

But the greater news is.. God likes me.  Actually…he really LOVES me, regardless of what I do…or don’t do. This work comes out of my love for Him, not because I have to win His love. Phew!