Friday, February 22, 2008

Wisdom from Evel Knievel, Chikezie update, etc.

When I was a kid, nobody was cooler than the man pictured to the right. I'll always remember the Christmas that I received the Evel Knievel action figure from Santa. It had the motorcycle that you could wind up and let race across the room, knocking over things and putting holes in the sheetrock. Here's a very practical quote from the man who claimed to have broken every bone in his body, (all for our entertainment of course):

"Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it"

In other news, Chikezie survived the first round of cuts on American Idol last night. It looked for a moment like he might be going home, but he's still alive to sing for another week. He overcame a sub-par performance, a poor choice in wardrobe, and Simon mispronouncing his name. The only way I can explain how he made it is that America must have Chikezie-mania!

I had a great time speaking this morning for FCA at Riverside High School. It was very cool to see such large group of teenagers willing to arrive at school at 7 a.m. to worship together. Pray today for the teenagers in your life. The temptations and struggles they face today are great, and I believe God wants to do some amazing things in their generation.

I mentioned last week about a possible opportunity concerning land and a building for Freedom. An initial meeting yesterday went well. Please pray for the following guys who will be looking over this information as we try to determine what God's next step is for us: Tracy Burkhalter, John Bostic, Lance Owens, and Brian Thomas. Pray daily for these men by name. We know the only plan that will work is God's plan, and we want to do nothing but that!


Mark H. Johnson said...

That's awesome...about Freedom, not American Idiot. Thanks for the update and the direct prayer request.

DMaC said...

Dude , I had the Evel Knievel bike too. Crank that thing up and see how far it could fly off the home-made ramp. Good times.
I can't bring myself to watch the guys sing on Idol. The females, ok. But if it's not Johnny Cash or Wille Nelson I'm a bit uncomfortable.

Anonymous said...

I am a 37 year old man. My wife got me an Evel Knievel last year for Christmas. It sits on my credenza in my office. There was not a cooler hero as a child. Yeah "The Fonz" on happy days had us concerned when he jumped the barrels at Arnolds and then ran into the fried chicken stand. But nothing compared to the stunts that Evel pulled off; or for the most part tried to pull of. That sucker launched himself a rocket over the black canyon and lived to tell about it. My favorite one is when he was going to jump over a pool of sharks. He never got to because during his practice jump over an empty pool, he crashed and broke both arms. Rock on!