Coach johnson was one of the most loving men i have ever seen. he was selfless and a role model but he would tell you don't follow me follow jesus. the world lost a true warrior in this man. the fruit of the love he lived and the love of jesus in him made him extremely fruitful even while his body was dying. he led his team to love each other, play for each other pray for each other and let the winning take care of itself. and boy did it. the eagles went undefeated in 2017 and 2018, winning back-to-back state titles. thank you coach johnson for loving your kids enough to teach them truth even in a world that pretends jesus shouldn't be in schools. this is what jesus does in a man who truly surrenders. the love you deposited in everyone you met leaves a legacy not to be forgotten. thank you for loving us coach johnson! 2 timothy 4:6-8 for i am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. i have fought the good fight, i have finished the race, i have kept the faith. now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Nothing used to make me want to punch someone in the face more than rudeness! we were raised to always be respectful and our father would always say “i hate rude behavior in a man. i won’t tolerate it.” so for me it was natural to be very defensive when i encountered rude people.
there is a reason why god commands us to love our enemy and if someone slaps you in the cheek offer the other one. i remember one specific time that an extremely rude lady working at a gas station really changed everything for me. this lady was so rude to the people she was checking out that i almost put everything down and walked out the door. i knew that the right thing to do was to be kind but how could i be kind to someone so rude. i had on a weight plate necklace with phil 4:13 but it was clear that she was not into fitness and why should i give her a gift anyway. as i was checking out in the other lane it took everything in me to ask the lady in my lane if she would give the rude lady the shield of strength. she said she would. i went out to my truck and removed the gas nozzle. when i turned around the rude lady was standing there with tears rolling down her face. she asked if i was the one who gave her the necklace. i said yes, and she reached out to give me a hug. she told me that she had been struggling with bills, kids, and a list of other things. she told me that the weight plate was perfect because she used to be a trainer and was trying to get back into the gym. this extremely rude lady went from being my enemy to a lady that still to this day i think of and pray for often. i didn't want to do it. but god put a burden on my heart to do so and the results were amazing and life changing for me. always trust god's word, gabe vaughan #faith#hope#love#god#jesus
My brother @johnkennedyvaughan hit a homerun with this one. the older i get the more beautiful repentance is to me. it's the story of the prodigal son, job, david, peter, paul heck most of the most honorable men from the bible. i believe true repentance is the most honorable thing a person can do.
Feelings are not good or bad. they are simply information. being sad isn’t necessarily bad, but your brain informing you about an event. being happy isn’t necessarily good. well rounded emotions are important. this comes from actually experiencing what you feel instead of telling your feelings what to experience. there are times in life that you will have to go though some tough things. what i have learned is that if i live according to gods word (even when it makes no sense) all things seem to fall in place over time and there is a peace that you can’t describe. stress and worry take the greatest toll on a persons youthful appearance. i see it often. philippians 4:6-7 says “do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to god. and the peace of god, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in christ jesus.” - #faith#hope #love#jesus #god#prayer
We serve an amazing god! who can take a cup of dirt, and a tiny sead and from that produce a beautiful flower or fruit or vegetable. how does dirt and a seed know where to stop or fad 1 color into another? how does it know how to turn dirt into a perfect pepper.
and god said, "let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind." and it was so.