What in the world is “Fully Alive?” Its my feature length film in theaters March 22 and 25th.
It’s also a book, and small group curriculum to be released by summer.
BUT most important:
Fully Alive is the opposite of partly alive
and a wonderful alternative to totally dead!
It is…………A wild 40 mph ride in a shallow bathtub down a steep hill of ice and snow – The movie opens with video of this ride
An afternoon of terror searching for my 4 yr old granddaughter in the mountains of Colorado – A life changer
A fifty mile and hour bicycle ride looking for acorns
The amazing baptism of my grandsons
A life changing photo taken at 240 + pounds – not for the faint of heart!!
An old geezer competing in triathlon – and surviving
Six words that changed my life
The birth of my first grandchild
The love of three fairy granddaughters
The never ending energy and love of three grandsons
A harrowing journey through the valley of the shadow of death
A God who loved me every step of the way
It is the story of my Journey from partly alive to “Fully Alive” and an invitation to join me in the “Land of the Living!
Starting when the doctor slapped me on the backside and said, “It’s a boy,” God had planned for me to live an abundant life. Not necessarily a life of riches or fame or even of comfort, but a life filled with adventure and joy found by glorifying Him regardless of the circumstances that might come my way.
Along the way I stopped leaning on God and stopped living fully alive. instead I trusted a healthy bank account, a healthy appetite and a flourishing career. But God never gave up on me. Today at 65, I am living more “Fully Alive than I have been for 15 years. What changed me? That is what the story is all about!
This story has touched people more profoundly than any message I have ever delivered. Henry David Thoreau is accredited with saying, “Many men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with their song still in them.” I will not allow that to happen. I plan to sing very loud forever! I want to hear other people sing their song. I hope that you will see “Fully Alive the Movie” on the 22nd or 25th of this month at a theater near you!
Life doesn’t have a winners circle but it does have a finish line. I want to be running full speed when my chest breaks that tape, “Fully Alive” and having tasted the joy of eternal life in this life.
How about you!