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Are You Greedy For Life?

As I write this, baseball’s World Series is happening between two teams that have not been a part of the “Big Show” in many years. Tonight, either the Chicago Cubs or the Cleveland Indians will win and be named the best team in baseball for the 2016 season.

The Today Show featured a woman named “Nana” as her family calls her. Nana turned is 104 this year. She said who would have thought this is how her life would turn out.

Quit quitting.

As usually happens when people live in old age, “What has been the secret to your long life?” She smiled and said it’s about love, friends, and family. Her granddaughter said she’d thought it through and had an answer too.

“At age 90 Nana thought she was about done with life. She had lived many wonderful years, but her husband of many decades was gone. Most of her friends and many of the relatives she was close to had passed away. But then something happened that steered in a new direction. Nana looked at her life and extended family and all the events she wanted to be a part of before she passed away. There were graduations. There were marriages and births and careers all her offspring we still going to experience. In other words, she was going to live long enough to be part of some crucial goals to which she felt called.

To boot, she decided to live long enough to see the Indians go to the World Series and hopefully win.”

Be an “Adjust-er” and God will work through you.

I have read dozens—no exaggeration— books about the vital importance of setting goals. During college, I put together up a dozen goals that thrilled me. Each was a biggie. I didn’t realize it at the time, but only God they were only going to hit the target if God breathed on them.

Churches, relationships, careers are all fine and dandy areas where we can set very specific, measurable goals. But that’s only part of the picture in setting goals. Nana has hit the head of the nail with her new life goals—especially those that include relationships.

Relax.

Where are you with your goals these days? No matter where you are, even if you a sprite 103 compared to Nana, it’s probably time to think them through. Take to heart this truth—God has a lot more for you to experience. It’s not all about accomplishing this or that. It’s more than anything being you. It’s about you bringing the love and presence of God to shape many others—to draw them into a greater love for Jesus.

You and I will carry out the great plan of God as we commit to what he has in mind. Usually, that has more to do with us lightening more on ourselves and trying less.

Heaven’s Lessons

If you haven’t read this yet, go for it.

Know someone who is skeptical about the reality of heaven? This might be the book for them.

Latest, latest news about Steve and Janie Sjogren…

Latest NewsFrom Charlie Wear:

Steve and Janie have moved to Claremont, California (in the greater Los Angeles area, east of LA proper on the I-10 freeway). Janie is on the staff of Granite Creek Community Church in Claremont where she is serving as the pastor for community. Steve is excited about writing projects and the development of Kindness Outreach Ministries which is seeking to:

  • Help ordinary people to live out a life of kindness, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Coach leaders and churches in kindness outreach, church starting and ministry to the poor.
  • Pass on the passion that God has placed in us through all kinds of communication.

Steve himself continues to deal with physical problems with some ongoing residual effects. As always, he covets your prayers and blessings for continued improvement in his physical health. Persons interested in coaching can contact Steve at his email address: [email protected]

Guest Post: A Review of ‘Heaven’s Lessons’ by Mark Daniels

Steve Sjogren’s newest book will help anyone wanting to live a better life.

It would be an especially good gift item for people who don’t go to church or don’t believe in God. They won’t get preached at, but experience the honest wrestling of a guy who went through a set of horrible circumstances and learned to live a better life after dying during gall bladder surgery that went very wrong.

CORRECTION: Scripture isn’t the ultimate self-disclosure of God. Jesus is. But it’s authoritative because it’s the normative revelation of the God we meet in Jesus.

You can connect with Mark Daniels at his blog

Order Steve’s new book right here: Heaven’s Lessons.

Latest News About Steve & Janie Sjogren

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From Charlie Wear:

Friends of Steve and Janie Sjogren are asking, “What is happening in the world of Steve Sjogren, the Kindness Guy, and his wife, Janie, the Kindness Gal?” Well, I have all the answers to these questions that are fit to publish.

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New Steve Sjogren book coming

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After spending a few months working on my last book project I’m excited it is done and moving quickly toward publication.

After doing this a few times I’ve figured out that writing a book is doable once you have the basic plan nailed down, but getting to that point can be a challenge.

The sub-title is “Ten things I learned about God when I died.” There were lots of lessons I picked up on when I went through my NDE. I could have shared twenty lessons, but we capped it off at an even ten. I share a lot of details about what happened to me in the injury and the trauma I experienced after the injury in the months and years following – all stuff that was never made public until now. There has been a lot of pain I’ve had to deal with and forgiveness I’ve had to deal with and to seek from other others who have had “ought” with me.

I’ll share more about the emotional end of things I went through as i wrote this. Suffice it to say, this stirred up a lot of deeply stored up stuff in me I wasn’t aware was there as I recalled what I went through.

I hope you’ll help me talk this up in the coming months leading up to its release.

ServeCoach.com Registration Is Open!

ServeCoach.com is live and open for registration!

Head over to http://www.servecoach.com to try and snag one of those Fast-Mover Bonuses!

See you there!

Steve

ServeCoach Video Walkthrough + Launch Updates

VIDEO WALKTHROUGH
We just posted over at ServeCoach.com a video walkthrough of the new website that is going LIVE tomorrow, May 6th! This 8 minute video will show you exactly what you get with a ServeCoach.com membership. Head over there right now and watch this video:

ServeCoach.com

LAUNCH UPDATE

ServeCoach.com goes LIVE tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific. I’ll be sitting down with Lance Ford, from Shapevine.com, to answer several last-minute questions and explain some important aspects of this training. Make sure you’re on this webcast with me tomorrow at 3PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific! The webcast will be live at ServeCoach.com. Immediately following the webcast, ServeCoach.com will go live.

BONUSES

Fast Mover Bonus #1 – First 50 Only

Ok, this is a biggie…

For the first 50 people who join ServeCoach.com, I will schedule a one-on-one strategy session where we can discuss your ideas and how you should proceed.

And if you don’t think we can get much accomplished in 30-minutes, think again!

Prior to our first call, you’ll fill out an information sheet where you’ll give me all the details about your ministry. (NOTE: You’ll find the mere act of filling out this info sheet to be valuable all by itself.) This way I’ll be able to prepare for our call ahead of time and fully maximize the time that we have.

Value: Priceless

Fast Mover Bonus #2 – First 500 Only

When we were cleaning out the vault we found my original presentation on servant evangelism on the church satellite network. Though the clothes and hairstyles of the audience will have you laughing, the content has never been needed more. It’s just as appropriate for you doing ministry in 2009, as it was fifteen years ago in 1994.

This 3 hour training seminar has been broken down into 6 lessons and includes PDF notes for you to download, print out, and fill out as you watch the videos.

Value: $99

OK, now you know about the bonuses being offered, so make sure you’re ready for the launch tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific!

Steve

P.S. – We have a large number of people on our list, visiting the blog, and leaving comments. All of this has come without much “publicity” – this is all from our own internal list.

I have no way of knowing how many people will register for ServeCoach.com, but I DO know that the first bonus will go very fast.

So if you want to grab one of those spots, then be ready tomorrow when we open.

44 Hours and Counting…

We are less than 2 days away from the launch of ServeCoach.com – so if you want to join me in this powerful, outward-focused coaching venture… then you MUST do two things:

1) Visit ServeCoach.com Wednesday at 3 PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific for the LIVE broadcast that I will be doing with Lance Ford from Shapevine.com. I will be sharing more about ServeCoach.com and what it entails, as well as answering a few last-minute questions before we go LIVE at 4 PM. If you are interested in ServeCoach.com, then I highly recommend you bookmark the site, put the date and time in your calendar, and join us at 3 PM.

2) Sign up for the ServeCoach.com email update list, because I am going to send something you DEFINITELY are going to want to see. It’s also going to include bonus updates and launch information that’s important.

That’s all for now… keep walking in the outflow!

Steve

Do You Know What’s Coming May 6th?

In my last post I asked you to mark down May 6th on your calendar as a very important day, and I wanted to let you know why I’m asking you to do that. Go watch this video right now:

What’s Coming May 6th

I’ll also be sitting down soon with Mike Slaughter, pastor of Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH and we’ll be talking about how it’s time to rediscover our apostolic DNA and become the church Christ intended us to be.  Look for that interview online late next week.

Keep walking in the outflow!

Steve

PS – You are definitely going to want to know what’s coming May 6th!