Admiral Joe Fowler served in both World Wars. As a naval architect he designed two of America’s largest aircraft carriers, the USS Lexington and the USS Saratoga. He retired from the Navy in 1948. Shortly after, Walt Disney asked him to head up the design and construction of his first theme park in California. Nothing like it had ever been done before. Not only did Fowler complete the project in 1955, but he also managed its operation for many years.
Later, when Disney wanted to build another theme park in Florida, he called Fowler to do it. When Fowler completed the project in 1971, he was 71. End of story? No, when Fowler was 87 Disney called on him again to build a futuristic theme park called Epcot Centre. When asked why he would take on such a project aged 87, Fowler replied, ‘You don’t have to die until you want to’. In 1993 he completed the job, and laid down his drawing board at the age of 99. Mission accomplished!
At 85 years of age, Caleb said to Joshua, ‘Give me this [mountain] that the Lord promised me [45 years ago].’ (Joshua 14:12) Did he get it? Yes. So keep climbing. Will you make mistakes along the way? Sure! Henry Ford forgot to put a reverse gear in his first car. He also went bankrupt five times before becoming the father of the automobile industry. You’ll stumble on your way to the top, but if you seek God’s help and stay with it, you’ll get there. The truth is, you’re not defeated until your doubts and regrets take the place of your dreams.
Deut 18–21, Luke 10:38–42, Ps 78:40–55, Pro 16:32
I LOVE it!
Someone asked me, the other day, why i had never thought about a career in politics...i laughed and told him that " I am still deciding what i want to be when i grow up." ...the person that i said this to is 21. haha
I have no doubt that i will do amazing things with my future. It is never too late, to be who you might have been! I have no doubts, and now, i have no regrets.
Had a fantastic, weekend with Nicole and her friends. I have nicknamed them "NZ Next Top Models" after how long it takes them all to get ready to go to a party! Nicole had 3 friends stay the night on Saturday night, and they all went to a 16th birthday party, that was held a church hall just up the road.
They had a curfew, and Nicole was told to keep in touch via text throughout the night. Not only did she text when she was supposed to, but they were home 20 minutes early! I am not sure, how my children have ended up so much better than i ever was, at every single stage of their lives thus far...but i am not complaining.
I am truly blessed.
Right...it is a cold, rainy, winter Monday morning here. What better kind of day, to spend cleaning up after a weekend of Next Top Models in my home. It is like a hurricane has been through my little house.