Pray for Amy Spotswood and The FRED FACTOR…

13 04 2010

First – Please pray for Amy Spotswood who lives in Asheville, NC.  She has been diagnosed with Peritoneal Cancer.  We are trying to find a way to get her to Baltimore, MD for a procedure/treatment.  If you have frequent flyer miles or fly a plane, please holler at me.  You can join in prayer for her on Facebook by going to “Praying for Amy Spotswood.” Thanks!


Now on to something that relates to Amy and many many others that are battling cancer and other diseases and circumstances that tend to get us depressed or disenchanted with God and His purpose.

There is a little known book out there entitled the Fred Factor which tells a story of a postman that took his job serious.  He got to know his customers, their needs, their preferences, even their schedules (in case he needed to hold their mail while they were out of town).  The point of the book is to take your life’s journey seriously and everything you do, do it with passion and excellence – NO MATTER WHAT YOUR JOB IS or YOUR LIFE’S CIRCUMSTANCE.

As long as their is breath in you – YOU’RE NOT DONE YET! Hang in there and fight the good fight to the finish.  Heck, we’re all going to die one day anyway.  I am not being insensitive, just real!  So, with that said, here is a summary of the Fred Factor and just to prove (1) I don’t take myself too seriously, and (2) I am secure in my manhood, I got a manicure.  Yea, I actually took Karen and Kara for a pedicure and while they were occupied – I got talked into it!

Yea it took 2 ladies to do mine and Kara loved it!


Whatever you are, be a good one! Abraham Lincoln

Fred Factor

1)      Everyone Makes a Difference.

  1. All men and women and children matter.  You matter.  I matter.  It’s the hardest thing in theology to believe.

2)      Success is Built on Relationships

3)      You must continually Create Value for others, and it doesn’t have to cost a penny

4)      You can reinvent yourself Regularlyl

There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born.  That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission – a mission for which he is uniquely qualified.  In that moment, he finds greatness.  It is his finest hour. Winston Churchill

1)      You Choose

2)      Do the Right Thing for the Right Reason

3)      Possibilities are endless

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit!! Aristotle

Have a great day – Enjoy the weather and – CAUSE GOD JOY!




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