Purpose in Life
taking time off and relaxing around home after a prostate procedure,
my daughter Ashley brought me a copy of ?THE PRAYER
OF JABEZ?. The book so fascinated me that I read
it methodically three or four times. I knew for certain that I,
like Jabez, wanted God to bless my life and increase my territory
so that I may spread Ronnie?s
story far and wide to all who would listen.
week or so later, a friend gave me a copy of ?THE
PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE?. This magnificent book also
had an immediate impact on me. There is no question that we are
put on earth for a specific purpose and it?s
up to each of us to find that
purpose and fulfill our obligation to the
recovery, my future was set in concrete; I had to tell my brother?s
story and I knew that no one could tell it better than someone
who had been as close to becoming an alcoholic as I had. Perhaps,
I even had my nose over the line but I was able to reclaim my
freedom and I?m certainly convinced
that which does not kill you, makes you twice as strong.
lost our Father four years prior to Ronnie?s tragic death and
our Mother a year after Ronnie. Mom was despondent and hopelessly
downcast from thinking that Ronnie?s life had little meaning.
She prayed for a means
that would personalize his death in a manner that would help other
young people fully understand the dangers and pit-falls
Mother?s prayers and dreams keep me going. As THE PURPOSE
DRIVEN LIFE teaches, we are all put on earth for a specific
purpose. I believe that Ronnie?s purpose
- was not his life at all, his purpose was his
death and the manner in which he died. His
tragedy, i.e. his purpose, enables me to write
his story which is the catalyst that gives meaning to our program
as we push even harder in quest of changing the life style of
thousands of youth, teenagers and young adults.
will do everything possible to prevent others from falling
into the pathetic, miserable depression of alcohol abuse that
consumed most of Ronnie?s every waking hour and then tragically
stole his life. With
your help, our program will quickly become
Ronnie?s greatest accomplishment and through this achievement
we?ll make a positive change in the life of thousands of the most
precious people on earth, our kids.
Throughout RONNIE you will
find an abundance of comments and endorsements, and for sure,
I cherish each one, but I
am especially fond of the following letter that I received from
Rev. Rick Warren, author of ?THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE?.