What does this word mean to you? Do it mean a prayer before a meal? Does it mean the way someone moves? Does it mean a period of time? Does it mean how you should respond to others? Does it mean how God responds to you? If we use Jesus as our example then we… Continue reading Grace…
There are many who may say or do things to bait you into freaking out. There are many who make act or behave in a way in order to cause you to freak out. Remember that you can't control how others are going to act but you can control how you will respond. Was it… Continue reading Don’t freak out!
Are you a manager or an individual contributor? Are you a leader or a follower? Are you doing your part? Are you leaning in to ensure your part gets done? Are you doing your part right? Are you doing your part well? Are you crossing the line? Are you rich? Are you oppressing others? Are… Continue reading Do you realize the role you have to play in this life?
Ever heard the words "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times"? Ever considered what is taking place on this planet right now and all the good and amazing things that are taking place? Ever considered what is taking place on this planet right now and all the evil, the pain,… Continue reading What starts fights and quarrels among you?
Do you realize in a time of instant gratification, immediate response, and always on that there are still things that take time? Do you realize that when your focus is on the instant gratification that you can miss out on the longer term, more meaningful goals? Do you realize that there are things that take… Continue reading Some things just take time!
So, you are going along your normal routine, you know what you believe, you are generous to others, and you pray. How would you respond if you were faced with a vision, a vision of an angel of God, and the angel called you to do something, how would you respond? Would you respond out… Continue reading What would it take for you to really want to know the truth?
Are you feeling healthy or feeling sick? Are you feeling lonely or connected? Are you feeling loved or abandoned? Are you feeling socially connected in the midst of having to be socially distanced? Are you feeling stronger or weaker? How are you feeling? How are you feeling about social distancing? How are you feeling about… Continue reading How are you feeling?
You realize your role is care taker right? You realize your role is to be a good steward right? So when the owner comes to check in on how things are going, how will you treat them? What if they send a delegate instead of showing up personally, how will you treat them? What if… Continue reading How will you treat the owner?
There is a huge difference between reacting and responding. A reaction is typically quick, without much thought, tense and aggressive. A response is thought out, calm and non-threatening. A reaction typically provokes more reactions – perpetuating a long line of hatefulness with nothing accomplished. A response typically provokes discussion – perpetuating healthy discussion (debate even)… Continue reading How should you be responding? Are you reacting or responding?
Ever learned how they are diametrically opposed? I have over the years had the opportunity in both a work and a volunteer situation been able to learn about how the brain works and the battle that takes place between emotions and logic. Be it back when I was in a call center and not only… Continue reading Emotions vs Logic…
Do you have a baseline for how things use to be doing? Do you have a set of metrics that you have been using to know the health and wellness? Do you have any indicators that tell you how successful it has been? If so, that will help you know as long as you keep… Continue reading The new way, model, procedure… Is new better? How can you know or tell?
Every year around this time I get an opportunity to visit another campus. Every year around this time I get the opportunity to recruit people from our larger body to join me in serving at risk youths. This year I get the additional opportunity to go with my son to a new experience and be… Continue reading What will we learn today?
How do you respond to a request? What if the request becomes a demand, does that change your response? How do you determine if it is an OK request or a ridiculous request or something in the middle? How do you respond when it is the first request? How do you respond when it is… Continue reading Ever found certain people or certain places to be very demanding?
Ever realized that there are some people who seem to not like your success? Ever noticed the techniques that are taken to try and ruffle your feathers and get you to engage? We know from 2 Timothy 1: So do not be ashamed of the message about our Lord that we tell people. And do… Continue reading Stay above the fray! Take the high ground! Don’t get drawn into the mud slinging!
Ever considered that only thing that stays the same is that things keep changing? How do you deal with change? Does it make a difference where the change happens? At home vs away from home? Your group vs other groups? Process vs people? Position vs location? Leadership vs colleagues? How do you respond to change?… Continue reading Change … the one constant in life!