Jim Denison on You Can Change Someone’s Life, Too

Brad Pitt and his friend Jean Black

Brad Pitt made his debut on HGTV this week.

The Oscar winner joined the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, on their latest show. Each week, a celebrity will give the gift of a home makeover to someone special in their lives. Pitt surprised his longtime friend and makeup artist of thirty years by renovating her detached garage into a guest suite.

According to Jonathan Scott, by the end of the renovation Pitt had made friends with the entire crew: “At the very end he remembered every single person’s name on the production crew and on the construction crew. He remembered everybody and wanted to make sure they knew how grateful he was for what was happening. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.”

The young woman who married me 

I cannot change the world today, but I can change one person’s life in the world today. And I change one person’s life by becoming involved personally with them.

I will never forget the friend who drove across Houston the day after my father’s death to stay with me. He didn’t say anything that I remember. He was just there. That was in 1979, but it feels like yesterday.

I could go on: the Sunday school teacher who led me to Christ; the college professor who became my spiritual father; the seminary president who believed in me; the elderly woman in my first pastorate who became my spiritual mentor; the couple in Dallas who enabled us to launch this ministry.

Of course, at the head of the list is the young woman who agreed to marry me nearly forty years ago. She took a chance on a minister-to-be with limited financial means and an uncertain future. She has been the love of my life and the most significant influence in my life ever since.

Banging pots and pans in New York City 

Caring for others always comes at a risk to ourselves.

A third of the National Health Service staff in Great Britain tested for coronavirus have returned positive results. Dentists, paramedics, nurses, nursing assistants, and personal care aides are considered to be most at risk for COVID-19. One out of every five people in Ohio who have tested positive for the virus are healthcare workers.

This is why we should express our intercession, support, and gratitude for healthcare workers in every way we can.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jim Denison