Access-Life “3 in 3” – July 13, 2020: Exponentially Powerful

Happy Monday family and friends of all ages and abilities! It’s time for the Access-Life #3IN3 and boy do we have an episode full of laughs, inspiration and news for you this week. :) That’s right, with Ms Julia Codispoti in Tennessee and #ALROYALAMBASSADOR, Big Dave in Deland, Florida, it is just Leanne Linville Goddard, #ALMASCOTTLULU and me [Doug] left here in Umatilla, FL. However, we are a small but ambitious group of overachievers so get ready as the 3 of us give you 3 perky jokes, 3 Bible verses, and 3 ministry updates in just 3 minutes…..well, actually 5 minutes. :) It is still some fun, encouraging and informational stuff and we hope brightens your day. So check it out and share it with someone who may need a extra boost this week!

Access-Life “3 in 3” – July 6, 2020: Big Dave throwing Shoes?

Hope everyone had a great Independence Day holiday and is ready for a God blessed week! To kick things off right we have a fresh Access-Life”3 in 3″ for you. They finally let me back in front of the camera but I’m not alone as #ALROYALAMBASSADOR, Dave Browne is back by popular demand joining me in bautiful Umatilla, Florida. We have a “punny” joke with physical and musical props, an encouraging verse on prayer and some “newsy” ministry updates so check it out and God bless everyone. 

Access-Life “3 in 3” – June 29, 2020: Big Dave on Camera

Happy Monday, Access-Life family and friends! It’s time for our weekly #AL3IN3 and this week joining our guest hostess, Julia Codispoti is long time ministry #ALROYALAMBASSADOR, David Browne! They’ve got joke props, some great verses and a holiday ministry update so check it out and may God bless you all in a special way this week. 

Access-Life “3 in 3” – June 22, 2020: Julia Flies Solo

Happy Monday Access-Life family and friends! We hope and pray you had a great FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND and are ready for a God blessed week. :) Today for our weekly “3 in 3” we are privileged to have our Senior Intern, Julia Codispoti who grew-up in my own hometown of Dandride, TN flying solo as our video host. She’ll still be sharing a punny joke, encouraging scripture and new ministry update so check it out!

Access-Life “3 in 1” Goes to “3 in 3” – June 8, 2020: Take Two

Well, last Monday we discovered that it is “impossible” to get one joke, one scripture and one ministry update included in a one minute video. So being the flexible folks we are our “Access-Life 3 in 1 Ministry Minute” has now become “The Access-Life 3 in 3” [#AL3IN3]. NEW LOGO AN ALL.  We still hope it will encourage, inspire and inform folks of all abilities as we all head into this week. Be sure to check-out “Debut #2” below as it includes a very special ministry update.

Access-Life “3 in 1 Ministry Minute” – June 1, 2020

Happy Monday and HELLO June! Here is our first ever “3 in 1 Ministry Minute” [#AL3IN1MINISTRYMINUTE]. :)

It actually turned out a bit longer than one minute. [Getting everything included in a minute is hard. LOL] However, we’ll work on shorting it up next time and hope it still makes you smile and maybe even laugh, inspired you to move forward in your week ahead and learn a little bit of what’s going on at Access-Life. :)

Catching Your Breath

Have you ever been outside and consciously closed your eyes, tilted your face towards the sun and taken in a deep breath? Then with the soft warmth of the sun’s rays shining on your face exhaled with a feeling of refreshed optimism in the gracious goodness of God? It is like God is shining His face down on you filling you and your life with His light, love, holiness, purity and presence renewing your faith in Him.

That’s my goal for each day. To walk in the light of His love, having been forgiven, reborn and redeemed by Jesus to live an abundant life of freedom and blessings in Him. I just have to remember to look up to the Son, put my focus on Him and receive the refreshing breaths of His life moment by moment.

So today, I decided to take a walk in hopes of regaining that fresh faith, renewed focus and catching my breath by filling my mind with the goodness and blessings of God all around.

Here are some pictures I took along the way. I hope they encourage you as the sights did me. :)

Easter is Here!

Happy Easter everyone! The big day is here when we remember and celebrate that Jesus is risen, He is a live and He has won the ultimate victory. He has conquered everything and all that remains is for us to willingly given Him our hearts and receive His free gift of complete forgiveness, forever redemption and eternal salvation.

If you know what I’m talking about then you know there is nothing sweeter, more joyous and soothingly satisfying than His gift of eternal life. If you don’t know what it’s about [and even if you do ], check out the verse with the artwork above [John 3:16]. It sums it all up pretty well.

And if you are wondering why Jesus did such a thing for you, me and every person earth, just put all the words of this verse together and see that it clearly spells out one word: LOVE. His love for each and every person is so great He gave up His very life on the cross for you and for me.

#GODISLOVE#JESUSISRISEN#JESUSISALIVE,

#GODLOVESYOU#GODWILLFIGHTFORYOU,

#HAPPYEASTER

Seek Ye First…

So, at about 3:30 pm yesterday I had visions of writing a LIFE LINK BLOG post about bowling my second “clean” game [a game with all strikes and/or spares] or even a new high score with my dynamic bowler that attaches to my wheelchair [see video for it in action]. However, as you can see from the score sheet neither one materialized. So what’s the story?

Well, the real story is frame number 5 with the small number 7 circled. You see just before that frame, I had made 4 spares in a row. I was focused, feeling good and thinking this could be my second “clean” game or even my first 200 game.  However, as I’m about to line-up for the 5th frame throw, Leanne says there is a young man in a wheelchair who has been watching and wants to talk to me. “Right now?” were the first words out of my mouth [actually the word “REALLY?” was going through my mind]. I almost told Leanne to tell him to wait. Fortunately, I did not do that but instead I took a few minutes to talk with him about my bowler and the way it works. Unfortunately, I still had it in my mind that this had ruined my concentration and in turn let my bad attitude replace my focus on bowling. What happened? I threw a 4, 7, 10 split. Not only a split but one of the tougher ones to convert.

At this point, some of you may be saying “yeah, you never should have gotten out of your groove to talk to the kid”. Others may be saying “you did the right thing: people are first”.

So what happened next, made things real interesting as well as made me think.  I MADE THE SPLIT! One of the harder shots in bowling that I had never done before, I did. Wow, was I excited. I made the split and my streak stayed alive. :)

Now you are probably saying but you did not finish with a clean game or new high score so what’s the point. The point is this: at the moment I made the difficult split, [especially for someone using a dynamic bowler that cannot even get a ball speed above 7 mph], I felt like God was saying: “I got your back”.

You see when we do the right thing sometimes it may appear to cost us but this is actually never true in God’s economy of blessings. You see God promises when we seek Him and His Kingdom all we need will be added to us and that blessing follow obedience. Now I’m not trying to say this principle means we can all be 300 bowlers but I am saying some pretty cool things happen when you follow God.

No, I did not bowl my second “clean” game or break my personal best score but I did do something amazing that I never had done before all the while honoring God by valuing people before things.