Mom Loses 2 Babies, Survives Cancer, Moves to Haiti

When I launched Passion in Action TV a few weeks ago, my goal was to highlight people who are impacting others’ lives by living their passion. The following story is a perfect example of two courageous people who have turned their tragedy into triumph and their pain into a passionate pursuit.

The last 4 years have been incredibly tumultuous for Adam and Kara Cole. She survived the rare cancer choriocarcinoma and lost 2 babies, the most recently only a few short months ago. Their response to their recent tragedy was not to crawl in a hole somewhere and marinate in their pain. Instead they decided to move to Haiti to help the post-earthquake recovery effort by investing in people who have experienced their own tragedies. Check out the CNN iReport video…

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One’s life purpose is often discovered in the midst of great suffering. After watching the video and reading the story, it would be hard for me to conjure an acceptable excuse for why someone can’t find purpose in their pain that can be used for someone else’s good.

I hope you’ll get a chance to watch this week’s Passion in Action episode Thursday at 5pm only on www.InternetFabulous.TV where we’ll be highlighting more people who are changing the world one life at a time through their passion.

What do you think about the Coles? Could you do something like this after such a great tragedy?

Thrive on Purpose!
Paul Wilson Jr

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Bricks, Wall, or Cathedral?

Seeing all the destruction of crumbled buildings in Haiti over the past week has many people asking the question, how do you rebuild the infrastructure?” A more important question is how do you rebuild a life?that seemingly is nothing but a pile rubble. For a building it’s a somewhat simple process to clear away broken concrete and twisted metal and start the construction process. It’s a lot more complicated to clear away an individual’s or nation’s mental and emotional debris and start again.

Here’s an interesting story…

A traveller comes upon three stonemasons. He asks each in turn: ‘What are you doing?’ The first answers, without hesitation, ‘I am cutting this stone.’ The second, who appears to be doing the identical job makes a gesture with his hand and says; ‘I am completing the wall.’ The third, again seems to be doing the same job slowly raises his eyes to the sky and says; ‘I am building a cathedral.’

When I think about various cathedrals around the world, I am impacted by their architectural beauty, ingenious design, amazing longevity, and spiritual significance. How does this relate to your life? A “cathedral life” is one that is faith-filled, flourishing, fruitful, fun, and fulfilled. Every life – no matter how broken, twisted, or flawed – has the potential to be a cathedral, even yours.

Your everyday experiences – good and bad – are like the bricks of your cathedral. Every brick has a purpose. As mundane or difficult or painful as they may seem, accumulated they serve a significant purpose in the grand scheme of your life.

Don’t get discouraged thinking that you’re just laying bricks. You’re building something spectacular!

Sweet dreams,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Dry as Dust Religion


Injured Haitian child in earthquake ~ January 2010

“The gospel at its best deals with the whole man, not only with his soul but also his body, not only his spiritual well-being but also his material well-being. A religion that professes a concern for the souls of men and is not equally concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Is your religion “dry as dust?” Have you done anything lately to help your neighbor – locally or globally? Time for a soul check…

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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