Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:30-31)
a Book thought...
He began now to take preaching engagements, spending no little time preparing his sermons. Theses he wrote out in full and committed to memory, as he did his orations. (p41)
a Dave thought...
I went down yesterday to Phillip Island to share with the MCD young adults at their retreat. It was fun as Captains Christopher & Cath Garcia explored "Knowing your true self". As well as allowing me to preach to the group I was also challenged to do an Enneagram Test. My results suggested I was a type 3 - The Achiever
These one-word descriptors can be expanded into four-word sets of traits. Keep in mind that these are merely highlights and do not represent the full spectrum of each type.
Type One is principled, purposeful, self-controlled, and perfectionistic.
Type Two is demonstrative, generous, people-pleasing, and possessive.
Type Three is adaptive, excelling, driven, and image-conscious.
Type Four is expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, and temperamental.
Type Five is perceptive, innovative, secretive, and isolated.
Type Six is engaging, responsible, anxious, and suspicious.
Type Seven is spontaneous, versatile, distractible, and scattered.
Type Eight is self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational.
Type Nine is receptive, reassuring, agreeable, and complacent.
For those that have not done the Enneagram test you can explore it further at http://www.enneagraminstitute.com
Just a thought.