Skip to main content

Apr 5 2009

Motivational quote: "Alexander did not conquer the Persian Empire--his army did, under his leadership. For you to be a great leader, you need great followers, zealots really. The employees come first, because it is they who will make your dream come true." -Lance B Burke

Thought #1: In business in America, the company puts the CEO first, shareholders second, and the employees at the long end of the line, in many cases.  And we wonder why businesses fail, why we have difficulties in our corporate structure.  At some point the cycle has to break, and business leaders have to decide they will not loot the company as their predecessors did.

Thought #2: In your church:  Remember, your church's success is totally dependent on God, and He is working through the people in your church.  Don't claim more credit than is due you.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I need to learn to watch how I say things. I do not need to find you, but to realize I have been found by You.  Thank you, God, for seeking me. Thank you, God, for my family and the life you have given us. Lord, if You have direction for the long-term, we commit to follow it.

John 13:31 ->God's glory is the goal of the resurrection. It is not a failure of God nor is the cross of Christ an embarrassment. Was it embarrassing to be up there? Yes, but in history it's not a failure.

Proverbs 5:18 (NLT) ->Stay faithful to your marriage.  Fidelity to original marriage is not exclusive to 1 Timothy 3:2 and 1 Timothy 3:12, but it's here in the Old Testament as well.

Proverbs 5:22 (NLT) ->Evil has destructive consequences, and will destroy those who utilize it.

Isaiah 53:5 ->Our faults. His healing! Our relief from suffering comes at the price of His blood.

Isaiah 53:11 ->The many: those who will follow Him, those He has known .

1 Timothy 3:14 ->Don't assume you'll get to communicate later.  Impart truth, wisdom as soon as you get the chance!

Moving toward the Horizon,


Popular posts from this blog

Book Review: The Heart Mender by @andyandrews (Andy Andrews)

The Heart Mender: A Story of Second ChancesEver read a book that you just kind of wish is true?  That's my take on The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews.  It's a charming story of love and forgiveness, and it's woven into the historical setting of World War II America.  For the narrative alone, the book is worth the read, but the message it contains is well worth absorbing as well.However, let's drop back a minute.  This book was originally published under the title Island of Saints.  I read Island of Saints and enjoyed it greatly.  Now, Andrews has released it under a new title, with a few minor changes.  All of this is explained in the Author's Note at the beginning, but should be noted for purchaser's sake.  If you read Island of Saints, you're rereading when you read The Heart Mender.  Now, go ahead and reread it.  It will not hurt you one bit.Overall, the story is well-paced.  There are points where I'd like more detail, both in the history and the geog…

Abraham Lincoln Quoted by Jesus! Mark 3

Mark records a curious event in his third chapter (link). If you look at Mark 3:25, you'll see that Jesus quotes the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. After all, one of the highlights of the Lincoln years is his famous speech regarding slavery in the United States where he used the phrase that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." This speech was given in 1858 when he accepted the nomination to run against Stephen A. Douglas for Senate, but is still remembered as the defining speech regarding slaveholding in the United States. I recall being taught in school how brilliant and groundbreaking the speech was, how Lincoln had used such wise words to convey his thought. Yet the idea was not original to Lincoln. Rather, it was embedded in Lincoln from his time reading the Bible. Now, I have read varying reports about Lincoln's personal religious beliefs: some place him as a nearly completely committed Christian while others have him somewh…

Book: Vindicating the Vixens

Well, if Vindicating the Vixens doesn’t catch your attention as a book title, I’m not sure what would. This volume, edited by Sandra L. Glahn (PhD), provides a look at some of the women of the Bible who are “Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized.” As is frequently the case, I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my review.Let’s take this a stage at a time. First stage: book setup. This is primarily an academic Biblical Studies book. Be prepared to see discussions of Greek and Hebrew words, as appropriate. You’ll also need a handle on the general flow of Biblical narrative, a willingness to look around at history, and the other tools of someone who is truly studying the text. This is no one-day read. It’s a serious study of women in the Bible, specifically those who either faced sexual violence or who have been considered sexually ‘wrong’ across years of study.A quick note: this book is timely, not opportunistic. The length of time to plan, assign, develop, and publish a multi…