Saturday, January 19, 2008

Being Grateful

Well, the third week of 2008 has come and gone. At least I got to spend part of the week thawing out in the sunny San Diego area on a business trip. Tuesday evening dinner was at The Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido CA. Wednesday brought many new people into my life that I will be working with throughout the coming year. These people traveled for our business meeting from California, Utah, Oklahoma, and Georgia.

My shortened time in Scripture this week included the following key thoughts:
  • Be grateful, God is with me, I have food to eat (too much!), clothes to wear, and the ability to share with others (Genesis 28)
  • The Lord disciplines those he loves, like a father disciplines the son he loves (Proverbs 3)
  • Find wisdom, gain understanding, nothing you desire compares to these
  • Anything divided against itself will not stand, if you are not for Jesus you are against him (Matthew 3)
  • Do not withhold good from the deserving when it is within your power (Proverbs 3)
My 16-year-old son achieved a huge milestone this week by getting his driver’s license. Now the fun chore of shopping for auto insurance begins.

Friday evening our family watched the second lesson in the video series “Strategies for Success: Blueprint for Achievement” by Zig Ziglar. This lesson taught about understanding your own self-talk, improving your self-talk, and being grateful.

Consider the following this week: What are you grateful for? Do you desire to gain wisdom and understanding?


Brent, Lori and Elli said...

I like the idea for your blog. it is a good challenge to hear what others are learning. Thank you for sharing.

Barak Strickland said...

Thanks Lori. Great to be back "in touch" with your family.