The Food Bank in Lincoln does what it's supposed to do, get food to many people who need it. The director of the Food Bank sat with the LPFD Chaplains recently and gave us an overview of what it is that he does and the Food Bank does. Feed People, like I said. As I listened to the director, I was amazed at just how many people though. And children. Lets just say it was many more than I expected.Read More
A pair of interviews with W. Keith Campbell, author of The Narcissism Epidemic.
Narcissism is like a flu that you give to everyone around you and then you feel good that they get it. It reinforces the narcissist in his or her notions and view that they are superior to others around them. I've worked with a few true Narcissists over the years and observed how much turnover in their relationships there was. They truly use people to promote themselves. If you are in the whirlpool of a narcissist, these two videos might help you identify what's happening and why. Dealing with a narcissist is about as challenging as trying to ride a whale and I'm not sure it's worth it, but you might be trying to work with or might even be married to one. So what do you do? These two videos might help.
In Ministry magazine David Ripley wrote about plateaued and declining churches and the reason he feels that they are stuck. Good article and I think he's on to something. I don't think it's the only reason and his corrective will not turn around all of those churches, but your church might be one that needs his prescription. Take a look if you feel your church is declining or not doing well.
If you like Organizing Tools, maybe Amazon's Storybuilder Corkboard software in beta is for you. A bit of a learning curve, but sophisticated mind map, index card, cork board interface might just be the thing. Click on the Storyboard link on the right side of the page, log into your Amazon account and cork away.
Jesus had a simple formula for becoming a wise man. Listen to His words and do them.
The Wise and Foolish Builders
Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
That's simple enough. Listen and do. Don't listen and wash away. The word Jesus uses is moron. a stupid person. I think I will choose wise person for today.
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