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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,
Doug

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