Good News - November 2023

This month Good News Wants to Know... if you could live one of the days of someone else's life, who would it be and why? I would like to have been Winston Churchill on July 4th, 1922, when, in a masterful speech, he convinced Parliament to adopt the Balfour Declaration thereby establishing for all time the Jewish homeland in the Palestine mandate. History shows it was this speech that saved the nation of Israel from extinction. Oksana Horton, Creative Director, Torch and Trumpet Theatre Company If I could live one day of someone else's life I would like to be Nathanael and have a friend like Phillip tell me, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote," and then hear Jesus say, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!" William “Bill” C. Davell, Director, Tripp Scott P.A. In October of 1939 a young bat boy by the name of Bobby handed his hero, Roy Hobbs, a bat he made with his bare hands. That bat, called The Savoy Special, was used to win the World Series that year for the Knights of NY. I’d love to live that moment through the eyes of Bobby, Mr. Hobbs, or The Savoy Special. Bob Denison, President, Denison Yachting My gut instinct is where I could have the biggest a day as POTUS is what first came to mind. With that said, I'd like a day in my wife's shoes. She's my best friend and the most important person in my life. I'd imagine that level of understanding could only help our relationship. Brian Mudd, Program Director, Host of The Brian Mudd Show, iHeartMedia Most days I ask God to give me His eyes to see. Some days it sticks, others not so much. There is a beautiful song from Brandon Heath with the the following lyrics: "Give me Your eyes for just one second Give me Your eyes so I can see Everything that I keep missin' Give me Your love for humanity Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted The ones that are far beyond my reach Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten Give me Your eyes so I can see Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah" Walking a day with Jesus could instill this in my heart. Char Talmadge, Executive Director, Rescue Upstream If I could live one day of someone else, it would be a day in the life of my late father, who passed away just before my first birthday. I would love to see the world through his eyes – a young family of two baby boys, a beauty queen for a wife, and a new construction business in the Boston area. I am sure it was a great life for a man who got the most out of his 28 years. Chip LaMarca, State Representative, Florida House District 100 If I had the chance to experience life through the eyes of another, I'd choose a day in the life of C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, among many other works. Lewis not only lived a life steeped in deep wisdom and notable achievements but also enjoyed camaraderie with the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, the brilliant mind behind The Lord of the Rings. Together, they were part of the "Inklings," a tight-knit community of thinkers and writers who gathered often at Oxford during the 1930’s and 40’s. Christopher C. Simpson, President & CEO, CBMC International There are MANY days like that which I could name. One would be the Marquis de Lafayette on the day Cornwallis’ staff surrendered the British colors to Washington and the Continental Army on the Yorktown battlefield. It had to have been very satisfying! ‘Merca! H. Collins Forman, Jr., P.A. If I could live one of the days of someone else’s life, it would be Orville Wright on December 17, 1903. While both brothers flew that day, with Wilbur achieving the longest flight, Orville was the first to successfully fly a powered aircraft. Airplane and aviation technology developments between that flight and WWII were astounding. Between 1910 and 1916, they trained 100 pilots, including the first military pilots. The photo of that first flight and the two brothers is on every pilot’s license today. Craig D. Huston, Huston Consulting Group, LLC It would be intriguing to live a day in the life of Waren Buffet. He owns numerous companies and has new opportunities researched and presented to him continually. It would be fascinating to know the systems he has in place to help make decisions and the people he has empowered in order to be so consistently successful. Don Campion, President, Banyan Air Service, Inc. Orville Wright. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Dec 17, 1903. The day two brothers proved the skeptics wrong and flew a plane into the sky after years of failed attempts. That had to be a great day! Doug Sauder, Pastor, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale I would be Barbara Walters because I would love to interview President Obama, Warren Buffet, Mother Theresa and Oprah to name a few. Dr. Elizabeth King, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer, Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation If I could live one day of someone else's life, I would want to be one of the guys that lowered the crippled man down to Jesus from the roof. The story is found in Mark 2. I would want to be a part of a miracle that wasn't all about me but a miracle in which I was used to help bring someone to the presence of Jesus and just be a participant in someone else's miracle. Fidel Gomez, Assistant Pastor, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale Moses! Maybe the day of the burning bush! His relationship with God the Father was never matched in my mind! Dr. Fred Scarbrough, Founder, ScarbroughAnimal Hospital and HOPE South Florida Char Talmadge Chip LaMarca Christopher C. Simpson William “Bill” C. Davel Bob Denison Brian Mudd Wants to Know… - Oksana Horton -