One of my favorite television shows right now is “Pawn Stars”, the unlikely adventures of a family owned pawn shop in Las Vegas. Check em out Here on Hulu.
I love the interaction between the Grandfather “Old Man”, Rick (owner), and son “Big Hoss”. I love watching perhaps the WORST employee in the history of small business-“Chumlee”.
I’ve learned quite a bit from the show…seriously. Somewhere in the middle of learning how to spot a fake Rolex, and why not to buy a boat-“Bring Out Another Thousand”, I learned something from the opener that I never want to forget when it comes to actionchurch on Sunday mornings.
At the beginning of each episode the owner Rick Harrison, says these words:
“This is my Pawnshop, Everything in here has a story…and a price. One thing I’ve learned after 21 years, you never know what is going to come through that door.”
I never want to forget that everyone who walks through the doors of actionchurch has a story. They are “bought with a price.” They have Value. They Matter. Unlike the guys on Pawn Stars, when we spot a “fake” or a “phony” we don’t turn them away. Everyone is welcome and excepted.
The reason why I want every week to be powerful at actionchurch is because, as Rick says, “You never know what is going to come through that door”!