Monday, April 30, 2012

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Are you having a bad day? If so, hang on...I'll be right back. If not, hang will be here shortly.

We all have bad days. I know that because you're reading this post. I once heard that the only people who don't have bad days are in the graveyard. And even then, for some of them, it only got worse...

I was recently listening to Michael Hyatt talk about handling setbacks and he referenced the notion that how we respond to challenges will set us up for future success or immediate defeat. The best indicator for how that will turn out are the questions we ask ourselves and maybe to others.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Deflect and Reflect in Real Life

Did you read these posts on using the life God gives you to elevate His name before a world?
Here's another great example from Trevor Bayne...LOVE this!

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Leaders are Learners

Can you teach a old dog new tricks? I'm not sure, but I have a fascination in trying as best I can to learn as much as I can.  Especially when it comes to learning leadership from God's Word.

I just returned from a two-day quasi-leadership-training event with Chuck Allen. Chuck is the pastor at Sugar Hill Church, outside of Atlanta. He's a great leader and loves to teach it. In fact, he's written the best "Leadership 101" book I've ever read. It's called Extraordinary Leadership for Everyday People.

This was a rare opportunity to spend about 5 hours with a guy who travels the world teaching leadership to thousands of people, especially teenagers. Every summer he teaches at Student Leadership University and really connects with the students. I'm excited that my youngest daughter gets to hear him this summer at SLU 101.

I wanted to share my notes from this experience.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's Hummingbird Time

I just created a new label for my posts: Random. This is totally inconsistent with everything I've posted before now.

One of my kids asked me when it was time to put our Hummingbird feeder back up. Not being the expert on the migration patterns of the Southeastern Hummingbird, I decided to do a little research. Turns out, now is the time. So dust off the feeders...

I'm just posting information relative to those who like to hang feeders, watch them zig-zag around, fight over the food and appreciate God's creativity and attention to the smallest of details.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Reflect and Deflect

Just a quick word to get the week going...

I'm SOAPing through Genesis and reading the account of Joseph's experience in Egypt. In today's passage, I read where he was pulled from the dungeon to interpret Pharaoh's dream.  Notice the exchange...
Pharaoh: "I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it."
Joseph: "It is not me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace."
Joseph pulls a move that I have begun to teach my kids. It's the "Reflect and Deflect" move.