There is something quite special about the start of things. A new season, a new year, a new job, a new team, a new opportunity. Maybe that’s it! A new opportunity gives us a chance to take all our past experiences – good and bad and use them for something productive. Emily Dickinson wrote, “We turn not older with years, but newer everyday.” George E. Woodberry said, “”Old times” never come back and I suppose it’s just as well. What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that’s better.” reminds me of Lamentations 3:22-23, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his compassions never fail, they are new every morning, Great is thy faithfulness.” God has blessed us with today and however you may feel, it can be the start of a better tomorrow. Our guests today do that everyday with young people who surround their lives (or shall I say are in their lives) and this beyond their own children. They are bringers of hope – God’s hope…Christ’s hope. And by the way, their children are excelling in fabulous ways, too, with a son who is a professional surfer and a daughter who earned a place on one of Hawaii’s coveted high school volleyball teams.
About Today’s Guests:
Leonard Lau graduated from St. Louis School where he lettered in football and basketball as an all-state athlete who played for the University Hawaii football team. He is also an avid surfer. Today, Leonard is the head of the special education department of Dole Middle School where he is also a teacher. He is also a member of the St. Louis School varsity football coaching staff. Daina Lau graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy where she was a star athlete. She also played volleyball for the University of Hawaii under legendary coach Dave Shoji. She is a dorm advisor for the Kamehameha School-Kapalama Middle School Boarding Program. Leonard and Daina are members of Hope Chapel Kaneohe where they serve in God’s Rock Children’s program. They have four children: Ezekiel, Sarah, Jordan, and Dalen
In This Episode:
- What’s it like being the parents of a professional surfer?
- Who influenced you most in your growing up years?
- What has your spiritual journey been like since you gave your life to Christ?
- How has Jesus made a difference in your career? Your family?
- What insights have you gained in your marriage?
- How has the Lord helped you through difficult times?
- What would you say to someone who is facing a tough moment right now?
Scripture: 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear,…”