Living Life To the Limit

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Years ago I heard a church sermon that captured my attention like none before it and certainly none since. Julie and I were traveling with the kids to Atlanta, Georgia to meet with and learn more about the John C. Maxwell team. Maxwell is famous for his branding on leadership values and raising up leaders in communities, churches, and businesses. I met with some of his team, but we weren't just exploring a career Opportunity. We were looking for a home community. So we looked at some homes in gated communities around Alpharetta, Georgia, many with horse trails and stalls—a unique and new concept for us. It was a fun beautiful experience. What do crocodiles have to do with living a great life pushed to the limit? Click To Tweet Maxwell's church happened to be the mega church of Andy Stanley. Being an active leader in church at the time, I knew much about Andy so I was excited to hear him live. And he did not disappoint.

He Had Me At Hello

The sermon had me hooked simply by the title, "Take It To the Limit" which was also a top hit song for the Eagles in 1976. That was also and still is one of my favorite songs of all time. I can still hear a local cover band playing it in the bar my mother waitressed in. Being seven years old in a bar for adults-only was a bit risqué, so that's probably why the song stuck in my brain.

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