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At Last Report, Chris Fabry* Is Alive

Today is Chris Fabry’s 61st birthday (Happy Birthday Chris, many happy returns. And thank you for all you do for all of us out here on the fruited plain). On his 50th birthday (2011), Chris published a list of 50 things he had learned in 50 years. We are unsure what additional things, if any, Chris may have learned in the ensuing 11 years. But the 2011 list remains bracing and true. Herewith the 50 things Chris Fabry learned in his first 50 years: Failure is frightening, success can be terrifying. Both will try to stop you from doing what you were called to do. Love is patient, love is kind, but it’s also messy and really hard. A good man will let it change him. A free phone, a free month, and a free horse are never free. It doesn’t take much to encourage someone. And it takes even less to discourage them. It’s a mistake to base what you do on your worst critic, your biggest fan, or a focus group. Be who you were made to be, not who someone thinks you should be. There are three things that are too wonderful for me, four that I

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