Saturday, February 16, 2008

Finishing Well

From now on I plan to post less words but post more often since I’ve learned how blogging is supposed to work :-)

This week I finished the books of Matthew and Exodus and started into the books of Mark and Leviticus for my Scripture reading:
  • God chooses, fills with skill, ability and knowledge (Exodus 31)
  • I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8)
  • All who are skilled are to contribute (Exodus 35) and the Lord is the one who gives skill and ability (Exodus 36)
  • The most important event in all of history – Jesus died on a cross (Matthew 27) and rose from the dead! (Matthew 28)
  • Make disciples, baptize them, and teach them to obey (Matthew 28)
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10)
Tuesday was a snow day for me. It started with an authorized delay due to the bad weather. My wife had a patient she needed to see so she went to work for a few hours. By the time she returned home I had decided it wouldn’t be worth going to the office. What a life!

House church Wednesday evening was at Tim Horton’s here in Xenia. We had planned to meet and then visit a brother and sister briefly for communion and prayer. Since they didn’t feel up to it, we just stayed at Tim Horton's. Our time of discussion was about the command to love one another and what that looks like. Most of the love languages came up (i.e. time, words, etc) along with "meeting a specific need" and "taking initiative to contact".

Friday evening our family finished watching the video series “Strategies for Success: Blueprint for Achievement” by Zig Ziglar. This final lesson was focused on setting goals in all areas of life and maintaining a balanced life.

My notes from reading lesson 4 in Og Mandino’s University of Success this week:
  • The will to fail is disguised as purposeless activity or routine
  • What are you best equipped to do?
  • What is your personal contribution to the world?
  • The intention to fail is filling life so full of secondary activity that there is no time left to perform your best work

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