Shot put Lady
I was inspired today by the example of 100 yr. old Ruth Frith (pictured left), who recently set the WORLD RECORD for the shot put.
That's how I want to go out…throwing things record distances at 100.
My version of throwing the shot put is throwing sermons and trying to help churches grow stronger. I would love to be doing that when I'm 100…but the odds are against me 🙂

I turn 34 tomorrow.


To some, it sounds young.

Not to me. It's as old as I've ever been before.

18 was young. But, things hurt now. I get tired more easily. I actually have to pay attention to what I eat and exercised to keep from getting fat.

But, there are some up sides. I've learned more. I hope I'm more mature than I was at 18. When I was 18, I didn't know Emily yet, and didn't have Anna, Olivia, and a baby to be named later in my life yet. So, I'll take 34 over 18.

I also hope I'm a more devoted disciple of Christ than I was at 18. That's the big question for us all. Are we growing in Christ?

How about you. Are you more devoted to Him this year than you were last?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including: ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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