Thursday, October 25, 2007


If you could assemble your final speech to friends, co-workers, would it sound? What would it's content and message be? In the dark of night, do you wonder if the life you are living is all it can be? I'm not tryinig to get into a deep theological discussion. Just checking your gut! In the final analysis, I do not want to leave anything "on the table". I'd call it Intentional Living (to steal a phrase from a radio show I listen to). Since seeing this air on Oprah...I have made an intentional effort to change issues in my life that keep me from experiencing a full life, as it was intended.

This is Randy Pausch. He has a wife and 3 kids, and a tenured position with Carnegie Mellon University...many blessings to look forward to in life:

If you want to be amazed beyond this video, click on the "Touch A Life Blog" to the right.


Tammie's Thoughts said...

Who is this guy? This video is amazing!

EBC said...

Randy Pausch, a professor with Carnegie Mellon University

bradfordlstevens said...

He speaks truth. I agree with everything he says except the part about your dreams come to you. In the end, it is not about us. It is about God. If it were me standing in his shoes, I would have to share the story about how God came out of heaven in the form of a man to rescue us all from sin and death. While faith takes nothing away from each and every one of his points, it is the fabric that gives the rationale for what he is saying. The prophet Micah summarized it as follows: Micah 6:8 - He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

If we get that one right, it will all work out in the end. Our dreams don't come to us; but, rather God resues us to enjoy the reality of eternal celebration where there is music and dancing and joy in the Lord for all eternity.

Thanks for your post Eric!

Jen Reijgers said...

Karl and I loved this video Eric, thank you for posting it. By the way, are you an Oprah watcher? I never would have guessed.

EBC said...

I am an Oprah watcher...we record it via DVR, and I pick and choose. While she has many impactful shows, there are some that I don't want to watch. Overall, she has used this show to serve as a great platform to help many people around the world.