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Friday Thoughts

Lots of thoughts running through my mind today and this week that deal with life, leadership and faith!

1.  We listed our house a few months ago and had an offer to purchase it about a week ago.  For a variety of reasons, I think the deal fell apart today – not entirely about price, although we were still several thousand dollars apart.  While I know this is a tough housing market for sellers, I don’t want to just give my house away!  Life can be difficult to understand at times!  Is that bad?

2.  I’ve been reading a lot about high performance teams and what makes them that way.  Every group of people is not a team and certainly can’t be automatically labled as a high performing one!  I’m convinced that Leaders are the deciding factor in allowing teams to understand their mission and purpose and resourcing them to fulfill their roles and meet established goals.  Most times leaders get in the way or simply don’t allow their teams to do what they are capable or accomplishing.

3.  Cyndi and I had a good discussion this morning about our Faith.  Convinced that God has used us over the past 14 months to impact lives, to be a living example for others and to encourage friends.  Our circumstances don’t determine our belief in God or whether or not He is a good and gracious God!  There are good examples of men of faith in the Bible but often times we don’t want to compare our life situations with them – mainly out of fear that our lives could always be worse!  While I still don’t understand this faith journey we are on completely, I do continue to believe that God is in complete control and He knows what is best for us and wants us to be satisfied in Him!  Our wait, while significant to us, pales in comparison to that of others!

Each of these could be blog entries on their own – disappointed that I don’t have time today to do just that.  And I’ll be away from internet activity for a few days, so checking in will be sporadic!

Politics, Mormanism, Jesus

Here’s what I know about the uproar this past week.  A Southern Baptist pastor of a megachurch in Dallas called Mormanism a cult.  While I don’t know the Webster’s definition of cult, I know that everything that pastor has been taught makes him know that Mormans don’t believe the same as he does and in his mind that makes them not a Christian religion.

Is Mormanism a cult?  There are some things in their beliefs that would cause a normal Christian to pause.  Here’s the bottom line.  Anything that adds to the sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross and raising from the dead and ascending to be with God, the Father is wrong.  Anything that takes away from that sacrifice or minimizes it in any way is wrong.  Anything that suggests the good works you do help you get to heaven is wrong.  Any book that adds to the Bible or tries to be equal in authority to it is wrong.

Being a Christian shouldn’t equal hatred like this pastor is pushing.  But at the same time, truth is truth.  There just might be a better way to share his knowledge and beliefs.