For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Last week, on a flight to Chicago, I sat next to a flight attendant....She enlightened me with the following:
- Some pilots watch dvd movies on long flights.
- Don’t ever eat on the tray table in front of you. Babies have been changed on there and fecal matter has been found.
- Don’t let your butt cheeks touch the seat in the plane bathroom.
- Don’t wash your hands in the plane’s bathroom. Fecal matter is often on the sink.
- As you enter the plane, you think the pilot’s are there to welcome you, but they are really doing what is called a talent search. That is, they are scoping out who is attractive.
- She told me she is a flight attendant because she has no skills. She added that being a flight attendant doesn’t require many skills.
- I asked her about the use of her skills if the plane were to crash…she said they won’t be needed because chances are that everyone will die anyways.
Needless to say, I was not overwhelmingly comforted with what she shared.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
A friend of mine recently wrote,
[There] Seems to be a bit of a Catch-22. Those of us who feel driven have a love/hate relationship with that state of being. Welove the thrill of the pursuit--whatever we are pursuing (and sometimes the "what" doesn't even matter)--but we are torn by the constant internal push. It is almost as if we are trying, by our efforts, to find our ultimate fulfillment in this life. And it is often an uncomfortable tension.
I completely understand what he is talking about. I live in the tension myself. I tend to view every milestone reached, every achievement accomplished, not as a destination reached but as a stepping stone to some ultimate, unknown destination. And unfortunately, I miss celebrating what's done because I'm more concerned with what's to come.
This drive and passion to accomplish new things isn't all bad. It keeps me focused and motivated. It has the ability to produce new and exciting opportunities for myself and those around me. I just have to keep it in check and remember that on this earth I will never find complete fulfillment. If that is my goal I will keep jumping from milestone to milestone feeling perpetually empty. However if I ground my life in Jesus Christ, I can enjoy both what I do, and who I am without doing, because of what has been done for me.
2) Call an audible.
3) Throw a block downfield
4) Laugh in the locker room.
5) Huddle Up
6) Keep Watching Game Film
7) Don't be afraid of throwing interceptions.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This is the classic plan, designed by Robert Murray M'Cheyne (1813—1843), the well-remembered Scottish minister who died before his 30th birthday. The plan has readings for every day of the year and will take you once through the Old Testament and twice through the Psalms and the New Testament.(HT: Desiring God)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Friday, January 01, 2010
1) Put Your Family First
2) Guard Your Day Off
3) Don't Check Email During Peak Productivity Hours
4) Get Out of the Office Whenever Possible
5) Start Your Day With Devotions
6) Put Together a Stop Doing List
7) Use All Your Vacation Days