Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co Currently In a Mid-Life "Evaluation" Mode Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:51:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Speaking From the Heart: Grieving The Suicide Of A Friend (Video) [Video] http://randythomas.co/videos/speaking-heart-grieving-suicide-friend-video/ http://randythomas.co/videos/speaking-heart-grieving-suicide-friend-video/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:49:18 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?post_type=video&p=13243
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I was very tempted to not do a video this week. However, if I want these videos to be honest … this is part of it. Next week is the anniversary of a friend committing suicide. I talk a bit about that and something the Lord shared with me yesterday. I went ahead and did this video to simply lend my voice to those calling for greater awareness concerning depression, mental health issues, and suicide intervention resources. We don’t need to lose any more beautiful souls to suicide.

As mentioned in the video, here is the list of helpful links for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Helpful Resources:

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Join Us At “Unveiled” – Pure Grace Conference (Video Greeting from Steve McVey) [Video] http://randythomas.co/videos/unveiled-3/ http://randythomas.co/videos/unveiled-3/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:59:55 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?post_type=video&p=13241
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From the Pure Grace Conference team:

We are excited that Dr. Steve McVey, President of Grace Walk Ministries, will be a featured speaker during the 2014 Pure Grace Conference. He is the author of the best-selling book, Grace Walk, as well as eleven other books. His daily radio broadcast, Grace Walk, can be heard in cities across the United States. McVey travels extensively sharing the good news of our Father’s love for all mankind. Register Today!

Join us February 27 – March 1, 2014 in warm, sunny, gracious Orlando!

For more info: www.puregraceconference.com or www.facebook.com/puregraceconference

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Ask-It Basket: Concerning Parents With SSA Children http://randythomas.co/2014/01/22/parents-ssa/ http://randythomas.co/2014/01/22/parents-ssa/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:18:14 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?p=13151 For today’s Ask-It Basket post a friend from Texas emailed the following (parenthesis mine): I had a question for you and wanted to see if you had any thoughts, and if not, that’s OK too. Recently we’ve had a lot of parents recently bringing their sons to group because they either struggle with SSA (same-sex […]

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For today’s Ask-It Basket post a friend from Texas emailed the following (parenthesis mine): I had a question for you and wanted to see if you had any thoughts, and if not, that’s OK too. Recently we’ve had a lot of parents recently bringing their sons to group because they either struggle with SSA (same-sex […]

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So A Polar Bear Wants To Sell His Couch [Snippet] http://randythomas.co/snippets/polar-bear-couch/ http://randythomas.co/snippets/polar-bear-couch/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:32:55 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?post_type=snippet&p=13150
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Last night I dreamt that a polar bear was in my house. He was asking me advice on how to sell his couch. He wanted to not only sell the couch but charge the buyer the time it took for him to move the couch over to their house (which he assumed they wanted but didn’t want to do.) I told him to just charge a flat fee for the couch and let them move it. He thought that was brilliant; I was amused. Apparently polar bears don’t have a lot of experience about how selling used furniture works. Oh and the polar bear had a pen and paper, taking notes and everything. And no, no ZzzQuil or late night pizza either….allll my subconscious.

If this turns out to be prophetic it should make for an interesting day. Polar bears aren’t usually that interested in furniture.

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Uncomfortable Reality: An Afterthought Regarding “Bar Fly” Series http://randythomas.co/2014/01/21/bar-fly-afterthought/ http://randythomas.co/2014/01/21/bar-fly-afterthought/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:45:25 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?p=13139 I want to share with you an observation after last week’s five-part series “Flight Of The Bar Fly.” After each post I would get a LOT of positive feedback. However, mixed in, I would get private messages from people who seemed very uncomfortable. They appeared to not like that I wasn’t the shining Saint standing […]

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I want to share with you an observation after last week’s five-part series “Flight Of The Bar Fly.” After each post I would get a LOT of positive feedback. However, mixed in, I would get private messages from people who seemed very uncomfortable. They appeared to not like that I wasn’t the shining Saint standing […]

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King http://randythomas.co/2014/01/20/martin-luther-king/ http://randythomas.co/2014/01/20/martin-luther-king/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:38:29 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?p=13134 Dr. King is one of very few people I consider a personal hero. His words still ring with a modern-day prophet’s Christ-like compassion, intentional sacrifice/humility, and pastoral heart. There are very few men who can look at injustice and not take a self-centered focus. It is understandable because of the abuse, and lack of justice. […]

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Dr. King is one of very few people I consider a personal hero. His words still ring with a modern-day prophet’s Christ-like compassion, intentional sacrifice/humility, and pastoral heart. There are very few men who can look at injustice and not take a self-centered focus. It is understandable because of the abuse, and lack of justice. […]

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Health & Fitness Update: It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day … http://randythomas.co/2014/01/18/new-dawn-day/ http://randythomas.co/2014/01/18/new-dawn-day/#comments Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:59:30 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?p=13129 “It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day” … in graphic design! Look at my expert handiwork below. All you graphic designers can take note and learn from my mastery of the art … Ok, here is my weekly health and fitness update! I am down another 1.6 pounds for a total of 27.6 pounds […]

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“It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day” … in graphic design! Look at my expert handiwork below. All you graphic designers can take note and learn from my mastery of the art … Ok, here is my weekly health and fitness update! I am down another 1.6 pounds for a total of 27.6 pounds […]

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Flight Of The Bar Fly (1991) – Part 5 of 5 – The Bar Fly Becomes a Saint http://randythomas.co/2014/01/17/bar-fly-5/ http://randythomas.co/2014/01/17/bar-fly-5/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:03:09 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?p=13100 After joining the 12 step program, about 18 months later I was flying high (figuratively.) I was working in downtown Dallas, making more money than I ever had. I was caught up on my bills and well on my way to making amends for the various legal problems I had in Tennessee and New York. […]

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After joining the 12 step program, about 18 months later I was flying high (figuratively.) I was working in downtown Dallas, making more money than I ever had. I was caught up on my bills and well on my way to making amends for the various legal problems I had in Tennessee and New York. […]

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HeartSpeak – Cut The Cable! [Video] http://randythomas.co/videos/heartspeak-cut-cable/ http://randythomas.co/videos/heartspeak-cut-cable/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:46:45 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?post_type=video&p=13112
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HeartSpeak – Cut The Cable!

I know it is hard to imagine life without Fox News and HBO. Cutting the cable, getting rid of cable television, may not be for everyone. However, for me, it has reduced the “noise” in my life, made my schedule more flexible, increased focus, and freed up my heart just a bit more to be less distracted from spending time with the Lord. For those that want to make the same decision, hopefully this video will be a humorous encouragement to do so.

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Flight Of The Bar Fly (1990) – Part 4 of 5 http://randythomas.co/2014/01/16/bar-fly-4/ http://randythomas.co/2014/01/16/bar-fly-4/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:13:56 +0000 Randy Thomas http://randythomas.co/?p=13097 In due time I left my Aunt’s little screen print shop in early February of 1990. I knew I was bad at trying to get that stupid ink to flow down the screen right, and needed to be among other people. I was desperate of course, as usual, and accepted a job as a telemarketer. […]

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In due time I left my Aunt’s little screen print shop in early February of 1990. I knew I was bad at trying to get that stupid ink to flow down the screen right, and needed to be among other people. I was desperate of course, as usual, and accepted a job as a telemarketer. […]

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