Thursday, November 29, 2007


a Jesus thought...
"Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other." (John 13:34-35)

a Godly thought...
Only one thing is required in every situation - to rely on Christ's word, and cling to it as offering greater security than all the securities in the world. (p69 Bonhoeffer)

a leading thought...
True leadership happens when people want to see the work done and they care little about who gets the credit. (p80 Newman)

a Dave thought...

I have come across another acrostic for the letters SA. It is Selective Answering as we all aware there are certain people you know who live with their mobile phone on them 24/7 but only answer select calls. There is also ST which is Selective Texting, SE Selective Emailing and then of course SF on Facebook and Myspace which is of course Selective Friends, but the most annoying for me is SR yes the dreaded Selective Responding. It seems we just avoid any people or conversations we don't want to have now and just deal with the few people that make us happy or a few conversations which we know will be safe and easy and don't take the risk to broaden our world.

I am one who at least makes the effort to call back those that have made an attempt to call me, but have discovered there are those who play hard to get and continually avoid you at all costs. Is it because they think they will have to have a conversation or deal with a situation that is uncomfortable for them, or do they not answer because they do not know how to put boundaries in their lives so it is easier to avoid rather than having to say no to a request for a social activity or task? I tend to label the S for Secretive as theses S types seem to have secrets and can't seem to be truthful to certain people so instead just choose not to answer their phones instead.

We all have people in our lives who maybe hard to deal with, but we also need to learn how to face the harder situations that come our way and be comfortable saying no or telling the truth on any given occasion. So lets get rid of SA, ST, SE, SF and SR and accept all but learn to tell the truth, surely its worth working on and apparently this guy starting with letter J used to model something similar and it worked for him.

Just a thought.

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