Friday, October 12, 2007


a Jesus thought...
He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak. (Mark 7:37)

a Godly thought...
Since sanctification is expressed in love, holiness is a social rather than an individual phenomenon. (p105 Webb)

a leading thought...
Good leaders don't wait for other people to motivate them, they know it is their responsibility to push themselves beyond their comfort zone. (p70 Maxwell)

a Dave thought...
Yesterday many officers across the territory received their official appointment changes but the biggest move of the day was Judd being traded to Carlton. It is fascinating to see how a community waits for an individual to come to them in the hope that positive change may occur. Football supporters like faith communities both seem to put the answers to all their problems in the coming of a gifted individual to lift them out of their current position to a place of greater success. Sure I can't deny the power of one leader who knows how to perform at the highest standard and has been part of a successful community before. But does the individual make the team or the team make the individual? I believe a successful community of people can be the making of an individual but people come and go and the real test of a quality group is one that produces positive fruit year after year regardless of the different people that journey with them for a time.

Just a thought.


Anonymous said...

Interesting thoughts, being in a position of both being led and leading I can see that there is great importance on the leader as the leader sets the tone. Having worked under both good and bad leaders - the good leaders bringing the best out in me and I am then able to be better at what I do the not so good leader brought the worst out in me (if that makes sense)

Leading others - if you have a great group to lead it is easier however a gifted leader is able to bring the best out in what may seem to be some of the worst.

Hmmm keep the thoughts coming.

However, I do believe that Gods appointments are much more important that Judd.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Juddy. You are filling some pretty big shoes, Kouta, Sticks, Diesel, the Flying Door Mat, Jezza, Big Nick.

Blues fans world-wide are rejoicing. And I think Rebecca Twigley would make a mighty fine Junior Soldier Sergeant.

Beware of the Mighty Blues.