A “real” birthday

It’s odd to think that 20 years ago this coming Thursday (August 17) I became a Christian.

Yeah, I know there are all sorts of philosophical questions like “how do you know that’s when it happened?” etc.

But August 17, 1986 at Camp Fairhaven in Maine, I committed my life to Jesus in a way that took (unlike the other four times I’d prayed “the prayer.” *grin*) I can see God’s hand moving in my life from way before 1986, but August 17 is very special to me.

And that was two decades ago.

I feel like that should make me feel old. But I just feel privileged. What an honor to be on this journey so long!

[Update: I just preach about some of this today. I took the time to list times that I can say the Kingdom broke through in my life. You can hear the MP3 of the sermon here. Or get it at the VCW Sermons page.]

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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