Can’t Buy Me Love

Love the children

photo courtesy Philip Brookes

There are so many things that we have a limited supply of. Our natural resources are not infinite. Clean water is tough to come by in some areas. There’s not enough food in many countries.

There are two things in particular that we here in the U.S. always complain about. We never seem to have enough money, and there’s never enough time.¬† [Read more…]

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Photo courtesy Rachel Haller

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” before. There’s a lot of truth to this statement. In general, healthy eating habits lead to a healthy body and unhealthy eating habits lead to an unhealthy body. Did you know the same is true for your mind though? Your mind becomes what you feed it.

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To Thine Own Self Be True

Self Reflection

Photo courtesy Josh Fassbind

How well do you know yourself? This is an honest question. I’m really not trying to be facetious. I’m coming to realize that this is a key component of success in life. Far too many people have not taken a serious look at who they are and what they believe. They just move with the ebb and flow of the people and situations around them.

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My Kind of People

Honda Ad

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I just got back from a three day seminar on how to build a speaking business. It covered everything from discovering your own personal passions to creating products to augment your topics. The best part of the whole event though was the people. Ever since I started down this path of self-employment, I’ve discovered that these are my kind of people. People with a passion and a purpose. People who are choosing their own destiny. People who don’t accept failure and don’t cry every time they don’t get things handed to them on a silver platter.

How about you? Have you discovered “your kind of people”? Are you associating with people that bring you up, or tear you down? Are they speaking into your life, or are they sucking the life out of you? Personally, I’ve never been happier with any group I’ve ever associated with. I hope you can find people like this to surround yourself with as well.

I’m Right and You’re Wrong

Grumpy

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Have you ever gotten the impression that some people think that the world revolves around them? Or perhaps they think that their opinion is the only one that counts?

The other week I had an interesting¬†occurrence. I run the sound system some weeks at our church. During communion time, we often play some music from a CD while the juice and wafer are being passed out by the ushers. Personally, I prefer it when some of our very talented members play a nice piece on piano or guitar during this time, but that doesn’t happen often. I usually end up grabbing one of the CDs that are sitting around the sound booth and find something suitable to play.

Later that week a friend mentioned to me that they had heard a complaint from someone that the music was not appropriate for their communion time. The music was too upbeat and actually had words not just instrumental!

Why is it that people insist on complaining when something isn’t to THEIR liking? It’s not like that particular selection is representative of what is played every week. Normally it IS just an instrumental piece. These same people are the ones that complain that the worship team doesn’t play enough older hymns, and at the same time that they play too many older hymns. You cannot please all of the people, all of the time. Why can’t people just acknowledge that there may be others who DO like a particular selection and maybe they should just endure and move on because it really isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

By the way, the selection I chose for that week was “Love Came Down” by Lindell Cooley. Here’s an excerpt of the song.

I could sing about His forgiveness
I could praise Him till the sun goes down
I could say that I am a witness
I was there when His love came down
Love came down on me
Love came down on me

Totally inappropriate for a communion meditation, isn’t it?