Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Cup Day

a Jesus thought...
Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" 19Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well." (Luke 17:17-19)

a Godly thought...
The first person to benefit from the act of forgiveness is the one who forgives. (p62 Lucas)

a leading thought...
8 steps to effective change… (p116 Finzel)

1. Prepare carefully
2. Learn from the past
3. Gain ownership from the inside out
4. Count the cost
5. Anticipate resistance
6. Listen and learn
7. Use experts
8. Take your time

a Dave thought...
Its says something about the Australian culture that we have a public holiday for the Melbourne Cup our biggest horse race and gambling day of the year. The day was declared a day off work for most back in 1877 and continues to grow in popularity. As declaring Easter Friday a holiday gives all Australians an opportunity to reflect on the death of Christ and attend church, yesterday gave an opportunity for us to dabble in betting and attend the big race. Our family had a great day as we got the house in order, had friends over and ate fish and chips for tea. It was sad in a way it took a gambling day for us to find the time to catch up on things and spend some quality time together. In the end it is up to us all to make decisions about the use of our time that will be in line with our values, so what may have been a costly day for some, was a rewarding day for us.

Just a thought.

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