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Some Monday Thoughts

A  few Monday thoughts:

1. Sundays are one of  my favorite days now.  I get to meet dozens of new people each week and introduce them to opportunities or next steps in their journey!

2. Unfortunately most times I don’t remember all of the people I meet each week!

3. Had a great conversation with a bank officer today about how God is in control of every detail in our lives.  This same person showed incredible generosity to Cyndi and I three years ago when I lost my job.  Details matter.

4. I miss leading and participating in community groups each week.  Relationships are nurtured in community.

5. Despite a  lot of current chatter on social media, people don’t want to be dependent on public assistance of most any kind.  I work with dozens if not hundreds of people who want to work but can’t because there aren’t enough jobs their skill sets match.

6. Christmas on the Moon is one of my favorite services each year.  We move our Christmas church service to The Moon – a local nightclub in Tallahassee. People who don’t want to go to a “church” will go to a nightclub!  Why not share Jesus with them?

7.  I wonder if anyone is actually persuaded to vote for a candidate because of a yard sign or a television commercial?  I bet not.

8.  I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

9. My wife is my biggest supporter and encourager.  I’m more than lucky she agreed to be my wife more than 30 years ago!

10.  Divine opportunities are often overlooked.  Mainly because we become self focused on don’t really look outside our own little worlds.

 

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Things I’m Thinking About Today

Being unemployed for over a year has given me a lot of time to think about things.  That can be a good thing or it can be a bad thing!  I’m convinced that if I were to post all of my thoughts, you would stop reading soon!  Makes me wonder if I should put my thoughts in different silos – being more intentional with individual posts…but until then here goes some of this week’s thoughts:

1.  Mowed my lawn today – first time in 2012.  I had really hoped our house would have sold by now and that I never would be mowing this yeard again!  I was so sure of this that when my mower needed major repairs last fall I didn’t repair it.  So, I’m borrowing a mower until our house sells!

2.  Justin Faircloth may be the best person I know who can have difficult conversations with people.  That is a great leadership trait and one all leaders have to master.  Period.  Being unwilling to have the difficult conversations is a serious handicap to leading an organization.

3.  March begins our 15th month of our latest journey in faith!  Despite my personal anxiety and impatience, God continues to be faithful!  That alone may be what He is teaching me!  I really thought I was a quick learner…

4.  Warm weather is good for the soul!  Looking forward to some days like this: