Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter enter your master's rest... #DiscipleDojo #BillyGraham #legit #Disciple Regrann from @charlotteagenda - World-famous evangelist and “America’s Pastor” Billy Graham died today at age 99. He was born in 1918 on a dairy farm near what is now Park Road Shopping Center and eventually led missions that reached more than 185 countries. Graham became close with world leaders including a dozen U.S. presidents and Martin Luther King Jr., and was actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement and the fall of the Berlin Wall. 📷: Billy Graham Evangelist Association - #regrann
This gi supports an amazing inner city youth outreach in #ATL ! Regrann from @wheelchairjitsu - #WarriorLife by @deusfight 😍♿️💪👊 Use code Brian25 for 25% off your order 🔝🔝 #Handicadaptable #NOEXCUSES #RoloCompressor #RenzoKnows #TeamRoyceGracieSP #TeamDeuSFight #teamnutrishopsouthernpines #nutrishopsouthernpines #disabledathlete #bjj #jiujitsu #gjj #wheelchairlife #Iamadaptive #parajiujitsu #selfdefense - #regrann
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Friends, I just got word that after nearly 16 years with our family my little "furry brother" Wes died of natural causes today. He was a beloved part of the Smith family and while we are glad his suffering due to old age is over forever now, the grief we all feel in his absence is real and visceral--as all grief should be when a cherished friend leaves this life. People sometimes don't realize just how much God pours His love and grace into us through his creation--in particular the animals we have been set as his faithful stewards over. The Hebrew scriptures often use a term loosely translated as "soulish" to describe animals in their relationship to us, and the Old Testament Prophets looked forward to the day when God would renew the world, freeing it from death and decay once and for all...and the imagery they used to describe their visions of it **explicitly included animals participating in such restoration.** In the New Testament we see the same concept, with "the whole creation" being liberated one day from the effects of sin and death and evil in every form. Some Christians, ignorant of this basic Biblical truth, say there are no animals in Heaven, only human souls matter to God. Such people, however well-meaning, are simply wrong. God cares for the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, the goats on the mountains, the lions in their dens, the cattle on a thousand hills...and the pets who bring joy and comfort into our lives. All that is good, and beautiful, and true in his Creation will one day be restored to an even greater splendor than the primordial Eden. But until that day, we still weep--like Jesus at the tomb of his friend Lazarus, even though he would raise him from that vrry tomb moments later!--whenever we feel death's effect, because it is NOT the way things are supposed to be. We know this intuitively and powerfully every time we look it in the eye. Yet, those of us who have placed our hope in the One who went through death and came out the other side for the sake of this dying world do not weep without hope. Run free now, Wes...we will play again on that glorious day, little buddy.
#TBT - Thank you especially to @tcthundercat and @silverfoxbjj for all the #wisdom you've poured into me and so many others over the years. I truly stand on the shoulders of giants...albeit lighter weight ones! 😁 #DiscipleDojo #TeamRenzoGracie #BlackBelt #MarathonNotSprint #EmbraceTheJourney #BJJ
Congratulations Vince Vaughn on your #BJJ blue belt! #DiscipleDojo #JiujitsuForEveryone @Regranned from @renergracie - Yesterday, Vince Vaughn earned his blue belt. He began with us in Feb 2016 and he’s been training consistently for 2 years. Occasionally he would need to travel to film a movie, but he always finds a place to train on the road. Vince is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and always takes time to connect with other students on and off the mat. We’re honored to train him and his kids, and if I had to bet I’d say he’s in it for life! @samfernandez310 @ryrongracie @marleyndaddy @gracieuniversityhq - #regrann
@georgesstpierre is the epitome of #respect and a beautiful example of what makes a true #MartialArtist rather than merely a #fighter . @Regranned from @danaherjohn - Coaching memories - Georges St-Pierre’s first lesson at TUF: The twelfth season of the Ultimate Fighter TV show featured Georges St-Pierre against the very tough and dangerous Josh Koscheck. It would be filmed over six weeks in Las Vegas - the longest time I ever left the Renzo Gracie Academy for. Due to prior commitments, none of Georges other coaching staff of that time could stay for more than a few days, so Mr St-Pierre and I stayed the whole six weeks and split training into standing position and ground where he taught the former and I taught the latter. We had to go against one of the most successful MMA organizations in the world - Team AKA. When the smoke cleared we amassed a victorious record of 8-2 against them and both finalists were from our team. On the very first day of training with our team, Georges St-Pierre stepped up to teach the first class. The team was very excited to learn from arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time and I was curious to see what he would begin with, as we knew very little about our new students - would he begin with the essentials of stance, motion and jab? Perhaps he might get fancy and show Superman punch set ups and combinations? Maybe strikes into takedowns? Mr St-Pierre surprised everyone, including myself, by starting with a lesson on classroom respect. He taught how to sit, stand, listen and ask questions while instruction was being made. Only then did he get into actual instruction of fighting techniques. We were all rather surprised by this. After class I talked to him about it. He said something I never forgot - only in a room that observes respectful decorum and has protocols for learning behavior is fast progress possible - until that basic necessity is satisfied, nothing else will have much value. I thought it was a beautiful lesson, certainly one that I shall not forget. - #regrann