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The Best Speed Bag Platform Period!!!!! April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018

A few months ago I was introduced to the speed bag. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with this new sport. Since then I have mounted my own set up at home and have searched for the best platform out there. On today’s echo I highlight what I believe is the best speed bag platform.. While there are others out there that may be decent nothing compares to what Jeff has produced. Not only is Jeff dedicated to his product but his customer service is second to none. Jeff operates his business out of Huntington Beach California and has the likes of top athletes like Manny Pacquiao and other greats that tout his product. If you’re serious about the speed bag then check out firstrateboxing.com. I can promise you won’t be disappointed.

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The Daily Echo: The Thief of Happiness???? April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

This last week I was engaged in a discussion about happiness. The person I was listening to was struggling like so many. Happiness was not a part of his life. He somehow despite all the blessings he had couldn’t see happiness for himself. He talked about how he wasn’t measuring up. When he looked around he hadn’t achieved the “success” of his brothers, friends, and others he compared himself to. He ran down a list of items he had not completed or accomplished at this point in his life. He talked about the frustration of his “lack”. As I reflected on him and his life, I saw him much different. To me and so many others he was the symbol of “success”. He was good at so many things. He had a great family, was a great father, friend, and business man. But why???? Why does this thought process occur to so many. A few months back I was fortunate to share my feelings regarding this. On today’s echo I share this message again. If you struggle to find happiness you may find the information helpful.

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The Daily Echo: We Lived With God. April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

The nature of God is on attack all around us everyday. The are countries that have “Scientifically” assassinated the idea that God could exist. As I talk with people on a daily basis I see this common theme. As great as Science can be it tends to “lag” in it’s accuracy. Over time the truth is finally discovered despite what science theorized. As to the existence of God I believe at some point in all of our lives we feel that presence and KNOW it is from him. If we cultivate that small amount of faith and do his will and reach out to him each person will have a conviction far beyond any scientific experiment that he lives and loves us. That all of us are part of a plan that involves us being her right now. On today’s echo Dr. Lewis discusses Science and God.

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The Daily Echo: Reach Up to Him In Faith. April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018

Boy this life can be awfully difficult. There are pains that are so deep and at times paralyzing that by ourselves we can’t get through them. I love the painting that shows a door with Jesus on one side of the door. The picture is unique because there is not a handle on the side of the door Jesus is on. The symbolism is clear and easy to see. WE must open that door to allow him in. Faith is the power that allows us to do this. If you are struggling with one of many of lives hard aches, know that as you reach out and open that door he will carry you through the most difficult times.

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The Daily Echo: How to BE HAPPY :) April 21, 2018

April 21, 2018

Great message today from a great man. Take time to watch this short clip since depression and un-happiness is at an all time high. Chad Hymas shares experiences from his own life and ways you and I can be happy when we might think it’s impossible in our own lives. I believe life is meant to be lived happily. But happiness is a choice many of us choose not to choose????? Sound a bit confusing? Well just read it a few times and you will get it. Now tune into Chad’s message and start smiling.

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The Daily Echo: Happy Birthday while Remembering The Big “G”!!! Grant Lane. April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

Another birthday hits with memories flooding over me of my older brother Grant. This video was produced last year but embodies Grant whole heartedly. From the time I could remember Grant has always been Hero of mine. My older Brother Grant passed on to bigger and better things February 18, 2011. Not even 50 years of age he accomplished more in his time than most could do in many life times. On today’s echo I try to depict the unconditional love of a Husband, Father, Pa (Grandfather), Son, Brother, Uncle, and friend. Anyone who knew Grant knew he was bigger than life. Yes literally he was a “Beast”… He could bench press a house, always sported a “six pack”, and by merely “staring you down” could cause instant fear to come over you…..But as big, strong, and tough as he was on the outside, he was gentle, loving, compassionate, kind, and forever charitable on the inside. Tears flowed easily from Grant. You might think real men don’t cry…. Well Grant was about the biggest man I knew. His heart was soft, tender, Christlike, and he was never afraid to show his emotions. Grant is missed by so many every day. With Grant by your side you alwasy knew you were protected. Not only by his mere physical size but because his empathy and compassion reached out to make sure you were O.K. I was the recipeint many times of late night calls where he had to check on his younger brother. He had a way of humbling you when you were a bit more cocky than you should be, and would be right there if you fell to pick you up and carry you back to safety. His grandchildren called him “Pa” and if you watch this video you will see….They were his achilles heel, his gold, his everything… How much Grant loved children. A special smile came across his face when he had the chance to spend tiime with children. At family gatherings many times Grant was not at the adult table. He had wondered off and was laughing, wrestling, and spoiling the children. And Lauri…..Well let’s just say Lauri was Grant’s Buttercup of “Princess Bride”… In fact occassionally I heard Grant say “As you wish”. I have had many close spiritual experices with Grant since he has passed. I have felt his influence in my own life. I have felt his love and pride in G-mo, Heidi, Darryn, and VER…. How proud he is of the way his children are living their lives. In tribute to this great man I can only hope this short video captures Grant in a way that will show his true colors. I finish the video with one of my all time favorites of Grant. That final picture embodies this “larger than life” man I am blessed to call my brother. Sure love him and can’t wait to see him again.

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