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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: 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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The Daily Echo: What does Caffeine Really Do? April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

Brian Johnson in 3 minutes gives you vital information on all of us that habitually take caffeine in?

Do you know how caffeine actually works?

Most of us think that caffeine gives us energy. But what it actually does is mask our fatigue—making us feel more energized than we actually are.

Here’s the quick story on what’s going on behind the scenes.

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The Daily Echo: Happy Birthday Scotty!! April 3, 2018

April 3, 2018

April 3rd never goes by without my heart dwelling upon Scotty. Today’s Video was one of the hardest I have ever put together. Its been over 18 years that the world lost one of the greatest men I have ever known. The same day Heaven must have needed a HERO….. Today’s echo is dedicated to my big brother “Scotty” the newest inductee into the “Echo Hall of Fame”. You have to look no further than our second son Landon “Scott” Lane to know the impact he had upon me. Scott’s influence was felt by everyone he crossed path’s with. The infectious smile, the humble heart, and the unconditional love he brought to everyone. I find myself almost daily thinking of him, asking him his thoughts on important matters. At times he takes time out of the HERO work in Heaven and helps lead and guide me. I have felt his spirit many times over the years. Take time to watch this small production in comparison to this larger that life Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Father, and Friend. Love you Brother… Jeffrey Scott Lane. Always a Hero on earth and surely in Heaven. Special thanks to Jo Dee Messina for her musical talents of “Heaven was needing a Hero”.

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The Daily Echo: Finding Faith in Christ. April 1, 2018

April 1, 2018

What a wonderful day to celebrate Easter. April 1, 2018. For our family it’s a bit special as Landon our 2nd son celebrates we his birthday. But as much as we love Landon this day hopefully serves a reminder to all of us of the greatest event in the history of the world. On today’s echo I share a great film about the Savior Jesus Christ. Thomas, who had doubted, saw the power, majesty, and love of Jesus Christ. Once we realize Faith in Jesus Christ will help all of us face our challenges in life with a different paradigma and added strength.

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