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yes, i did the ice bucket challenge



okay.  i finally did it.

i was nominated by at least three of you, if not more.  i was trying to ignore them.  but i wanted to put an end to it, so here it is.

i had ice cold water dumped on me.

the kids loved it, it was all in good fun, and i am amazed at how much money this has raised for research into ALS (lou gehrig's disease).

but i have to say this.

please don't wait until some crazy trend goes viral on social media to get off the couch and so something radical and passionate for others.  it isn't about attracting attention to ourselves or giving out of some kind of peer pressure.  we really ought to be known as people who are giving all that we have and all that we are to one another all the time.  whatever your "cause" is - whatever it is that God has given you gifts for to meet some of the world's greatest needs - then throw yourself fully and completely into that arena, and serve with everything you've got.  let's not just dump water or give a token to charity.  let's live lives of selfless love.

there i said it.

now, here's my video.


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