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- Are You a Hurried Leader? Selma Wilson writes “Are you a hurried leader? Out of breath most of the time trying to keep up? Are you drowning in emails, things to read, people to call, and not enough time on your calendar? Do you find yourself in your office more than out with your team? Do you look at all there is to do and sometimes it paralyzes you so you do nothing at all? If this sounds like you, then you are a hurried leader.”
- 7 Common Ways Leaders Waste Time and Energy. Ron Edmonson writes “I firmly believe when we get rid of some common drains on our time and energy we dramatically improve our performance as leaders. With this in mind, I’ve observed in my own personal development some ways to eliminate time and energy…
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Source: God loves a cheerful Giver?
They shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. ISAIAH 35:2
Think with me about beauty—and about this matchless One who is the Lord of all beauty, our Savior!
God has surely deposited something within our human beings that is capable of understanding and appreciating beauty—the love of harmonious forms, appreciation of colors and beautiful sounds.
Brother, these are only the external counterparts of a deeper and more enduring beauty—that which we call moral beauty. It has been the uniqueness and the perfection of Christ’s moral beauty that have charmed even those who claimed to be His enemies throughout the centuries of history.
We do not have any record of Hitler saying anything against the moral perfection of Jesus. One of the great philosophers, Nietzsche, objected to Paul’s theology of justification by faith, but he was strangely moved within himself by the perfection of moral…
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Source: Grace of Christ
15And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.
(Ecclesiastes 8:15 ESV)
After opining on the meaninglessness, trouble, and injustices of life, King Solomon has some advice for us in today’s passage. He commends joy. The word “commend” means “to present or suggest; to recommend”. The response King Solomon gives to all that goes on around us is to be joyful.
There is nothing better for man to do on earth (under the sun) but to eat and drink and be joyful. This advice is not meant to be anesthetic that makes us numb to the harsh realities of life. We are not to stick our head in the sand and ignore the injustice…
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