Live, Laugh, and Love

by | Jul 5, 2018 | Guest Blog

I hope everyone had a happy fourth of July. My son and his family drove down for a visit. He and I went fishing in the morning and then cooked barbeque ribs and a Boston butt for a nice barbeque dinner complete with potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, and strawberry shortcake. Last night it was fireworks galore. I live on the St. Lucie River and from our vantage point we could view multiple fireworks displays for miles around.

They were magnificent; however, the photo below shows that God is never to be outdone as NASA revealed a celestial fireworks show of new stars being born in God’s ever-expanding Universe. Upon viewing them this morning I was reminded of something our pastor said in church not long ago. He was talking about an elderly lady that the doctors had only given a few weeks to live. 17 years later she is still very much alive. She was asked about it and she said she felt like she had been living on the banks of the Jordan River all those years and could smell the wonderful fragrance. Coming from the other side.

Her allusion to the wonders that await us in heaven regarding the fragrance of flowers combined with the photos coming from NASA are just a taste. Just imagine heaven for a moment and if you are down today, it should pick you right back up. God created us to live forever; that means there is no such thing as death. Right across the river of death lies sensations and beauty we can only dream about that we will enjoy for eternity. I view it with great anticipation.

But until then, Live, laugh, and love and enjoy your temporary habitation on planet earth.

1 Cor. 2:9

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” —

Renowned businessman and serial entrepreneur, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses. His largest business accomplishment to date was the establishment of one of the most successful food service technology companies in the United States, Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million that revolutionized the institutionalized food service market with its innovative software. His last business venture was the development of $40 million Honey Lake Resort and Spa that was built on his 4800 acre quail hunting plantation near Tallahassee, Florida in 2010.

Renowned businessman, serial entrepreneur, and author, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses, including Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million. What makes Williamson's accomplishments all the more inspiring is to understand the tremendous personal challenges that he overcame in his early life, detailed in his autobiography, Miracle on Luckie Street and in his success book, Crazy Like Foxes. He shares his inspirational true life story in an effort to provide hope to the hopeless and writes a daily devotional, Words for the Day. In 2012, God began revealing Himself to Bob with a series of revelations to enter the ministry on a full time basis, leading him to establish the Jesus Alliance.