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Diane Belmont moved to New York as a teenager with one desire: to act. That is, until a drama teacher panned her future in performing.  So home she went.  Later, she tried again and got on stage—only to be fired by three different Broadway producers.

Next stop: Hollywood, where her second-tier films earned her the nickname “Queen of the B-Movies.” Years later, she tried television.  That’s when the world came to love Diane by her real name: Lucille Ball.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Discouragement, failure, ridicule...how often we hear them factor into later success!  Of course, difficulty doesn’t guarantee later success.  But neither does it point to lasting failure...in the high calling of our daily work.

 

Image by Jaskirat Singh Bawa. Used with permission. Sourced via Flickr

Originally Published: Sunday, September 9, 2012

Howard E. Butt, Jr., served as president of the H. E. Butt Foundation until 2014. He is the founder of Laity Lodge and The High Calling, and serves as vice chairman of the H. E. Butt Grocery Company.

Perspective

When we become Christians, we don't merely choose an eternity in heaven over hell. Rather, we are "born again"; like a newborn child, each of us enters into a new life that we fully inhabit, day-in and day-out. God desires that we pursue a relationship with him every day, in all aspects of life. When we try to live daily life for the sake of his glory, he deems it sacred.

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