Are you a giver or a taker? Are you an encourager or a discourager? Are you are builder or a wrecker? If the opportunity to be generous comes up are you ready to give? It isn't about the amount but rather the heart. We know and see this when we read in the bible about… Continue reading Are you generous or do you need to be challenged to be generous?
When you think of time, how do you value it? When you think of time, you realize that we each only get 24hrs a day right? And how we spend our time during those 24hrs speaks to its value. If you think of part of your day spent working, you have found that your time… Continue reading Quality time vs Quantity time.
The gospels don't tell too much about Wednesday of the Passion Week. I took the afternoon off yesterday after going from throat causing voice change to coughing and will hopefully be able to get more instruction today from a doctor beyond rest and fluids and isolate myself (which with a stay home order in affect… Continue reading What will today bring?
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?
Ever saw these words and wondered if they were positive or negative personality traits? shrewd [SHro͞od] ADJECTIVE shrewd (adjective) · shrewder (comparative adjective) · shrewdest (superlative adjective) 1. having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute."she was shrewd enough to guess the motive behind his gesture" · "a shrewd career move"synonyms astute · sharp-witted · sharp · acute · intelligent · clever · alert · canny · media-savvy · perceptive · perspicacious · observant · discriminating · sagacious · sage · wise · far-seeing · far-sighted · cunning · artful · crafty · wily · calculating · disingenuous · on the ball · smart · savvy · suss · pawky · heads-up · long-headed · sapient · argute · have all one's wits about oneantonyms: stupid · unwise · ingenuous 2.… Continue reading Are you shrewd? astute? perceptive? clever? What kind of manager are you?
You want to be a good steward, right? You want to do what is right, right? You want to be prepared, right? So how do you make sure you have enough? How do you make sure you don't have too much? How can you be confident that you are setup for success? What are you… Continue reading How to right size something?
Do you know what you have? Have you an inventory? Do you have it written down? Are you ready to learn how God will have you use it? You have it but are you possessing it? Do you realize how blessed you are? Do you realize how much God has provided for you? Do you… Continue reading Do you realize what you have?
What will you do with what you have been given? How will you respond to what allotment you have received? Who will you turn to for guidance? Where will you turn to make sure you are doing the right things? When will you take possession and start to do something with it? Why did you… Continue reading What are you going to do with what you have been given?
Does it make a difference to you if you own something rather than steward something? Or would you have to steward something in both cases? Would you be a better steward if you thought you owned it? Does it make a difference to you if you buy something vs lease something? Does it matter on… Continue reading Ownership vs Stewardship. Buy vs Lease.
The preparation is done. The place is all setup. Now let's get going. Let's get started! Let's do what God has prepared for us to do! Let's do what God has called for us to do! Let's be good stewards, good and faithful servants, and finish strong! Let's be bold and courageous! Let's get started!… Continue reading Let’s get started!
We are each given skills and talents. We are each given opportunities. Are you prepared? Are you ready to use the skills and talents you have been given? Are you ready when the opportunity arises to use your skills and talents? Are you ready to be a doer? Being a doer isn't the same for… Continue reading Be a doer!
We have each been given talents and gifts. Will you be a good steward who takes them and uses them for good and multiplies them? Will you take what you have been given and develop them and grow them? Will you hoard them and allow fear to keep you from growing them? Will you take… Continue reading What will you do with the gifts and talents you have been given?
Imagine that someone was kidnapped or taken away and you had the opportunity to save them, would you do it? What if it was going to cost you something? What if it wasn't going to be easy? Would it matter if it was someone close like a family member or a friend? Would it matter… Continue reading How far out of your way are you willing to go for someone in need? Will you celebrate God in the victory?
How do you feel when you see people on the side of the road asking for help? How do you respond when you see people with signs asking for help? How do you respond if they are just themselves? How do you respond if their sign says they are a single mom? How do you… Continue reading MEDIEVAL BUSINESSES AND THE POOR…(The Bible’s Impact on Trade and Taxes [June 6])