John, 2-2-30

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John surfs this break every Tuesday and Thursday. Sometimes he goes on Friday.

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His birthdate is proudly printed on his chest. 2-2-30.

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John learned to surf at 77. Who does that?

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John did.

Notes: All images shot with an iPhone 4. Original post is on Backspaces.

Morning Light

“But I have hope when I think of this: The Lord’s love never ends; His mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord, Your loyalty is great. I say to myself, “The Lord is mine, so I hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who hope in Him, to those who seek Him. It is good to wait quietly for the Lord to save.” Lamentations 3:21-26

Drive Thru Prayer by John Tait

I love it when people of faith step out and step outside the box. This man, Thomas, is an inspiration. Thanks to John Tait for capturing this in pictures and words for Backspaces.

a Picture of Perseverance

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Here’s what the Thesaurus lists as synonyms of perseverance:

persistence,

tenacity,

determination,

staying power,

indefatigability,

steadfastness,

purposefulness;

patience,

endurance,

application,

diligence,

dedication,

commitment,

doggedness,

assiduity,

tirelessness,

stamina;

intransigence,

obstinacy;

informal stick-to-it-iveness;

formal pertinacity.

This day, over 15 years ago, my son ran this race as was in last place. He was in last place, yet he just kept running as if he were striving for first. He finished and gained the respect and applause of the crowd watching the race. 1 Corinthians 9:24 says to run to win. This day he did.