Thursday, November 08, 2007

Bear Grylls: Back in Action!

Okay. I admit to being bummed by the revelation that the "Man vs. Wild" star Bear Grylls, spent a few nights in a hotel instead of freezing to death in the wild. But I must also admit that I did the same thing the last time I tried winter a van, down by the river.

The good news is that he's all about full desclosure and HE'S BACK! One can only assume that the attention that he has recieved recently will keep him miserably in the open over night from now on. HOORAH!

As a bonus, I've learned something about Bear that I did not know. Here is a clip from his Blog:

The final part of the equation is my Christian faith…I look at this as the thread that binds all these other elements together. I pray daily for my family and we also have little quiet times together, and I pray hard when out filming for safety, good judgement and for protection in all the dangers.
And the following from his Question and Answer page:
How is your Christian faith important to you?
It feels like the rock in my life and it has taken me a long time to no longer be afraid to say that. But I have learnt that it takes a proud man to say he needs nothing. Faith gives me a strong backbone and when we find that within ourselves we can then live more exciting, effective, kind, passionate and giving lives. Life has a meaning again. It doesn’t though make life easier in any way, and I still battle with my fair share of struggles and doubt and often great self-doubt, but that is just the product of trying to stretch beyond the norm and to live life fully. I depend on a few simple verses everyday that have held me thro so many tough times. They are a mix of these:
'I am here to help you'
'I am holding you by your right hand'
'The lord himself watches over you'

Honesty for a Christian is always the best policy. I look forward to watching him eat ants, drink mud and live in the that arm chair adventurers like me don't have to.

Welcome back Bear.

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