What’s your passion? On today’s Intentional Living, a very passionate man joins Dr. Randy. His name is John Croyle and you’re going to be blessed and challenged by the passion he has for reaching and serving kids for Christ.
So, What’s Your Passion?
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John Croyle, Founder of Big Oak Ranch.
Author, Two Minute Drill
John Croyle, Founder and Executive Director of Big Oak Ranch, was a defensive end for the University of Alabama’s 1973 National Championship football team, playing for the legendary Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. At 19, John felt he had been given a gift to work with young people. His dream was to have the best children’s home in America. On the advice of Coach Bryant, John declined opportunities to the NFL to pursue his dream of helping children in need. Since 1974, nearly 2,000 children have called Big Oak Ranch home.
From the Preface to John Croyle’s book, “Two Minute Drill”
This book, based on the practical experience I’ve had with my own son and daughter and with the eighteen hundred-plus children who have been raised at Big Oak Boys’ and Girls’ Ranch, is actually a game plan for getting your child ready for the two-minute drill of life. It’s important to have a good game plan. You must execute it as perfectly as possible, checking with God daily. You must be diligent in planning, preparation, and practice. You must stay focused and never let your “team” doubt that you know exactly where you’re going. When you finish the game and your children leave you to go out on their own, you will be able to rest assured you have done your best, your children will respect you, and you will know that you prepared them for the game of life because you prepared them for that two-minute drill.
The clock is ticking.
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