Play it forward! Living a life you've always wanted!

Written by Greg Ryan


What would your life be like if you lived each event backwards? If you knew what was coming in your life next how would you react?

John Eldredge writes in his book Wakingrepparttar Dead, ďGod what do you have for my heart today?Ē He continues by saying, ďyou may be stunned by what he guides you into. I beganrepparttar 148406 day at six inrepparttar 148407 morning asking God, ďWhat do you have for my heart today Lord.Ē I had a few minutes to spare this morning (very unusual) so I had a cup of coffee at Starbucks. During that time a brain storm came to me and I wrote feverously for thirty minutes, jumped inrepparttar 148408 car and decided to take a tour ofrepparttar 148409 new Wal-Mart food store in St. Matthews as I headed back to work. When I arrived atrepparttar 148410 store it was not raining, as I began to leave it was pouring. I didnít buy anything so I went outrepparttar 148411 entrance way. Atrepparttar 148412 same time I realized it was raining an elderly woman coming intorepparttar 148413 store asked me to help with fix her umbrella, it was stuck open. Iím thinking, not now lady my topís down in my car and there are fish swimming in it, but calmly with a smile I help her. Then she wants me to fold it for her, youíve got to be kidding me. She proceeds to thank me (as I swiftly move away) and she says, ďbyrepparttar 148414 way there is a convertible inrepparttar 148415 parking lot withrepparttar 148416 top down.

As I ran out I yell thatís mine thank you Now, how many seventy

My name is HAD!

Written by Greg Ryan


My name is Had. You may know me, but you may not know my new name. You may have no idea what I Ďve been through because I do my best to lookrepparttar same. I am scared to death of you. I use to be just like you. I once held my head up high without propping in on my hymnal. I was well respected back then, and I even respected myself. I was whole-hearted devoted to God, and ifrepparttar 148405 truth be known, somewhere deep inside I was sometimesrepparttar 148406 slightest bit proud of my devotion. Then Iíd repent because I knew pride was wrong. I didnít want to be wrong. Not ever. People looked up to me. And life looked good from up there. I felt good about who I was. That was before I was Had. Strangely, I no longer remember my old name. I just remembered I liked it. I liked who I was. I wish I could go back. I wish I would just wake up. But I fear Iím wide awake. I have had a nightmare. Andrepparttar 148407 nightmare was me Had. If I could really talk to you and you could really listen, IĎd tell you I have no idea how all of this happened. Honestly, I was just like you. I didnít plan to be Had. I didnít want to be Had. One day I hadnít, and thenrepparttar 148408 next day I had. Oh, I know where I went wrong. I have rewoundrepparttar 148409 nightmare a thousand times, stopping it right atrepparttar 148410 point where I departedrepparttar 148411 trail of good sense. The way ahead didnít look wrong. It just looked different. Strange, he didnít look likerepparttar 148412 devil inrepparttar 148413 original scene. But every time I replayed it, he dropped another piece of his masquerade. When he finally took off his mask, he was laughing at me. Nothing seems funny anymore. I will never laugh again as long as he is laughing.

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