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Apr 10 2009

Motivational quote: "Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens, people feel centered and that gives their work meaning." -Warren Bennis

Thought #1: I don't know Warren Bennis, but I guess nobody introduced his writings to my division manager when I was at UPS. The most common refrain from him was that 'everyone can be replaced.' If you tell your people that, they'll let you replace them. If they are volunteers, they'll move on. If employees, some will move on. Others will let you pay them, while they mentally move on...

Thought #2: God's sacrifice of His only Son at Calvary was because we were at the heart of things. Our sin was at the heart of then need for a Redeemer.

Proverbs 10:4 ->Not always in an earthly, measurable fashion.

Proverbs 10:22 ->God's blessings are our wealth

John 20:21 ->I also send you: to carry the message of what you have seen, what you know: The Resurrection is real!

John 20:25 ->Unless people see Christ in our actions, they will not believe

John 20:29 ->We don't see, but must believe.

1 Timothy 4:4 ->Everything created is good. Anything evolved? Maybe not...

1 Timothy 4:4 ->Context shows that this is not just about foods, but institutions and behaviors, like marriage, which is a picture of Christ and the Church. Like the Church, which is His body...these things are good, when sanctified through His word and prayer.

1 Timothy 4:5 ->Our lives are sanctified by our relationship with God, not with anything else!


Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug

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