Thursday, November 19, 2009

Packing & Memories

a Biblical thought...
But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7)

a Book thought...
In a survey we asked Gen X and Y participants what bothered them most about older workers. The majority of participants selected: 'They often stop fresh and innovative ideas from taking effect.' (p172)

a Dave thought...
As we continued to pack box no. 57 last night I couldn't help but stop to read articles, booklets and look at reports we have gathered along the way. Kylie and I have a pretty tight filing system so as we were trying to cull some papers it ended up being a trip down memory lane. I read the 1986 letter from the DY of South Australia Captain Frank Daniels inviting me to return to Music Camp free of charge on scholarship. Then there was the 1999 War Cry article on 'Go the Distance' when I was interviewed about my first marathon. But probably what stood out to me most was the letters of encouragement I received from leaders and bosses over the last 20 years. My CO at Box Hill, Major Raymond Finger when I was just getting started in ministry often wrote letters which inspired and spurred me on. My principal Margaret Leahy at Santa Maria College who also often encouraged me as I established a new music program. It made me wonder how many people I have encouraged along the way and who just might have a letter from me. It is a challenge for all of us to look out for others and spur each other on. Anyway at the end of the night once again I said to my wife "lets keep these".

Just a thought.

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