Friday, March 7, 2008

Flag Lowering

a Biblical thought...
"If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you." (John 8:32)

a Book thought...
The most effective way to affect the world is to get holy ourselves, get as many people as we can to get holy, and then get them to get as many people as they can to get holy, and so on. (p129 Court)
a Dave thought...
Well yesterday at 4pm we had planned the official lowering of the flag as we concluded our time at THQ in Hamilton Street in Mont Albert. Actually we planned to have it then and a small group arrived on the second floor and stepped out onto the balcony, but unfortunately the rope was stuck and it was unable to be lowered. However common sense has prevailed and instead of continuing to run THQ from this building until the flag has successfully being lowered we are opening the doors in Blackburn on Tuesday regardless.

It is amazing how often when we plan things and can see them in our minds do things not always go to plan. Even with our TC & Chief we could not get the desired result, but like all problems that come our way there is a solution. So as the cherry picker arrives tomorrow to take off the crest it will also be used to dismantle the flag pole. I was taught many years ago that you find out who has a gift of leadership when problems come your way not when things go to plan.

Just a thought.

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