Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This is what "hope and a future" looks like: George Dennehy

Have you heard about George Dennehy? He just opened with the Goo Dolls because a video he posted of himself playing "Iris" went viral. Why? Because 18 year old George has a talent unlike any you've heard of: he plays the guitar, with his feet (and well!) because he was born without arms. He was adopted from Romania, out of a village that thought he was born cursed: but God thought otherwise.,0,1082936.story

I wanted to share this link with you because I blessed to know this incredible young man and his family (as well as the woman who taught him to play cello as a child). Before they lived in Virginia, they lived down the road from me and I used to baby sit for them (back when there were only 7 kids). The Dennehy's are an amazing family who have taught all of their children, disabled or not, that God has a plan and purpose for each of them and to live without limitation. George is such an awesome example of Jeremiah 29:11-For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Regardless of who you are, where you come from, or what labels may have been put on you, God can use you to his glory. 

In Georges own words (from the end of the article above) "It gives people inspiration — that there's no reason not to follow your dreams and chase after what you want," Dennehy said. "As a kid, I would wonder why God would make me like this. As I get older, I understand there is a purpose. I believe he made me this way on purpose — and for this purpose."

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