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TED GOCKE'S BLOG

Equalizer
09.18.2009
"HONEY-YOU'RE LIFE HAS JUST CHANGED."
Ted Gocke
Ted Gocke

These were the words texted to Amyee Hargett from husband Jason, right after he sank a million dollar shot at a charity golf tournament.  The Utah, steak house employee and father of 4 changed his mind at the last minute and decided to play that day in a golf tournament.  He didn't have his clubs with him, so he borrowed his brothers and went to play.  One of the holes was a contest hole where the 5 "closest to the pin" would get to shoot on a par 3 to win a million dollars.  Jason qualified and then made the million dollar shot.  He had already alerted his wife earlier in the day, via text that he would be taking a shot at the million dollars.  After watching his ball go in the hole, and after picking himself up off the ground he texted his wife with the great news.

How would you alert your spouse you just won a million dollars?  I posed this question this morning, and had some great calls.

Calls ranged from:  I would go in and swoop my spouse off their feet like in the movie "Officer and a Gentleman"  (and this was the wife talking!)

The wife of a local chicken farmer said she would slip a note under one of the chickens for her husband to find......what would the note say?   You've just found a Golden Egg!

Limos picking up spouses at their places of employment, inviting spouses to meet them at the airport for exotic trips, and paying off all of the families bills and debts were the most popular.

Our favorite?    The listener that called in to say the first thing they would do is stop by J103 to eliminate our deficit and rehire all of our laid off staff.  We love you!!!!

If it were me?  I would pay off all of our bills, (this would take about an hour or two-my wife handles our bills), and I would go purchase a brand new Chevy Camaro in my wife's favorite color.  I would go and pick her up at work, invite her out into the parking lot, give her the keys to the car and let her know that we have to get to the airport because I have chartered a plane to take our family on a trip.  I would also bless all of my favorite ministries and charities and put money away to secure our future.

It is so cool to dream-but we have to be careful to not take our eyes off of our Great Provider.  God is already blessing us each and every day with more than we deserve.  Don't forget that!  But it's still cool to dream!

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