Archive for January, 2008

How honest are we being as a Church?

January 22, 2008

The secret to gaining customer trust in business is to be transparent. How often are translucent to our friends and family about church?

Put another way: do you think someone would respond to, “Hey, I’d like you to come to church with me. Honestly, you probably won’t like it at first, but I care about you, and you need to be there.”

It doesn’t get any more transparent than that.


Icing on the Cake

January 6, 2008

I left my credit card at a restaurant in State College.

I’ve never left my card anywhere. It always goes straight back into my wallet; it’s got its own space.

Lately I’ve been feeling out of sorts, with work, with my health, with purpose. While we were running all over the state to see family, we both got pretty sick, and I’m still recovering. At work I’ve struggling to finish a large project that’s taken the better part of five months to complete, and I made a major mistake with the last reports I sent out. I just can’t seem to get things in order. As for purpose, I can’t seem to just be happy at work, and I can’t decide if I’m being complacent or peaceful with my walk.

I suppose it comes down to focus. I let myself get overwhelmed with stuff happening with the wedding, moving, other projects, etc. get in the way of focusing at work on the projects at hand. I love my job, and it’s something I can be proud of (raising money for non-profits). I feel like I’m waiting for something with my walk, but I haven’t spent enough time in the Word lately to be at peace with it.

There’s no lesson or point with this post, just something I was thinking and wanted to share.