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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Based on a true story...


In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice came over the loud speaker asking for a carry out at register 4. Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and decided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand a distant smile caught his eye, the new check-out girl was beautiful. She was an older woman (maybe 26, and he was only 22) and he fell in love. Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clock to find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly at him, took her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her card, BRENDA. He walked out only to see her start walking up the road. The next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and offered her a ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted. When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. She simply said it wasn't possible.He pressed and she explained she had two children and she couldn't afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter. Reluctantly, she accepted his offer for a date for the following Saturday. That Saturday night, he arrived at her door only to have her tell him that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter had called and canceled. To which Kurtis simply said, "Well, let's take the kids with us." She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but again not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was just as cute as a bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, who was in a wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome. Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't understand why the kids can't come with us?" Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had disabilities - just like her first husband and father of her children had done. Kurtis was not ordinary -- he had a different mindset. That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner and the movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care of him. When he needed to use the restroom, he picked him up out of his wheelchair, took him and brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the end of the evening, Brenda knew this was the man she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life with. A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children. Since then, they have added two more kids. So what happened to Kurtis the stock boy at a grocery store in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA and Brenda the check-out girl? Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in Arizona , where he is currently employed as the quarterback of the National Football League Arizona Cardinals and has his Cardinals on their way to the Super Bowl. Is this a surprise ending or could you have guessed that he was not an ordinary person? It should be noted that he also quarterbacked the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. He has also been the NFL's Most Valuable Player twice and the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player.

4 comments:

jeff perrin said...

Very true... Is that not what we are called to do as Christians?
Kurt is much more than that, he is a man of God and Loves the lord in a huge way, HUGE.....
Not perfect buy always looking for an opportunity to share his faith.....
To often it's just the opposite,
folks walk around with there head and nose so up in the air that they could not share there faith even if they wanted to... folks on the other end hear blablabla.... they have heard it over and over again.... Today folks want to see changed lives, fruit that as Dudley put it is luscious...
People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care... that simple.

My wife puts it really well... Dont tell me, show me.

Pastor another one to look at is Terry Bradshaw,not what you would think when reading about him....

Thanks Again for your time and love
JP

The Nolen Family said...

Hello Paster Dudley, my name is Carissa and I'm selling Girl Scout cookies and I'v been going to Shepherd my whole life. I don't know if you remember me but I met you at the churches last trip to the Dodger game last summer. I was wearing a fire department sweater and you asked me if I was a fire fighter, and I said no my dad is and then you said you would pray for all the fire fighters, and I thank you and all the fire fighters thank you for your prayers. I have heard from a reliable source that you are wiling to buy cookies. I would like you to buy from me because my troop is trying to raise enough money to go to Savannah, Georgia (birth place of the founder of Girl Scouts). I have raised my share of the troop's money and now I am raising money for my mom to go too (troop leader). If you are willing to reply to me my email is cmnolen225@yahoo. com.
Thank You for your time.
Carissa Nolen

Aileen said...

What a lovely story, thank you for sharing with us, Pastor!

I knew there was something about those Cardinals I liked. =)

B said...

Some of that story is not completely accurate (see Story on Snopes), but the main theme of Kurt Warner still appears true.

Most interesting is how God used a series of seemingly unrelated events to impact his life.