Friday, August 29, 2014

A checklist for Making Decisions

A checklist for Making Decisions

Have you figured out your focus?
Do you have a way of determining your focus, based on what really matters or what really counts?

When faced with a decision, ask yourself:
  1. Is this consistent with my priorities?
  2. Is this within my area of competence?
  3. Can someone else do it better?
  4. What do my trusted friends say?
  5. Do I have the time?

When you say “yes” to an opportunity, get ready to focus.
Make to-do lists.
Set your priorities.
Avoid clutter.
Pursue excellence, but avoid perfectionism.
Question everything.
Work to prevent procrastination.
Control interruptions and distractions.
Use the calendar.
Narrow your wedge – don't try to do everything. That means you'll have to say no to some good things.

From the John Maxwell Leadership Bible.
“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ecclesiastes 1:16-18
I communed with my heart, saying, “Look, I have attained greatness, and have gained more wisdom than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My heart understood great wisdom and knowledge. And I set my heart to know wisdom and knowledge. And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind.For in much wisdom is much grief,And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.” (Emphasis mine.)

It's true: Ignorance is bliss.

But, we must not be willfully ignorant!  Yet, it can not be healthy or good to be so obsessed with knowledge that we overwhelm ourselves with worry.  That's me: unbalanced and worrisome and anxious to know and do and make things right.  There is a place for this, but we must “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and everything else will be added to us.”

First things first.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

about social justice

"Justice requires equal treatment before the law for everyone; it should never be preceded by a word that would limit the extent of its capacity to only a portion of the population. Social justice is, therefore, not real justice and, indeed, hurts true justice, because it focuses on discrimination in favor of special interest groups and segments of society instead of justice for all individuals." 

"While religious freedom is a universal right to which everyone is entitled, social justice is inherently discriminatory."

~Dr. Janice Crouse

More from her article here: