Archive for August, 2012

Colors Day

August 31st, 2012

Today is colors day, or Show Your Colors Day.  The day at the start of the College Football season that you are to wear the colors of the team that you support.  It’s not a new day here at the Buffet,  I have written about it the last couple of years ( here and here).

I am working from home today as I get ready for the big holiday weekend – and to save a little gas, since the prices shot up at ae ridiculous rate this week.  Anyway, since I am working at home, it’s harder for me to show my colors, so I will do it with this little video, which also serves as a motivational tool.

Without Challenge, There Can Be No Mountaineers.

I love it!

Even if you are not a Mountaineer fan, I have you can take a little inspiration for the need to face challenges, and how those lead to advancement.  Challenges make you better, challenges hone your skills and challenges provide the path to reward.

Tackle the challenges in front of you.

 

17 Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. 2  Corinthians 4:17 Common English Bible (CEB)

 

11 We don’t enjoy discipline when we get it. It is painful. But later, after we have learned our lesson from it, we will enjoy the peace that comes from doing what is right.  12 You have become weak, so make yourselves strong again. 13 Live in the right way so that you will be saved and your weakness will not cause you to be lost.  Hebrews 12:11-13 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Deep Calls to Deep

August 30th, 2012

Sometimes the words of the Psalmist best express the cries of the heart.

 

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.

My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me. Ps 42

By Doing Good

August 29th, 2012

I am short on time and so I just jumped over to the youVersion app this morning to see what inspiration I could find. Well here is what I discovered

It is God’s desire that by doing good you should stop foolish people from saying stupid things about you.Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Live as servants of God. (1 Peter 2:15, 16 NCV)

And this was very fitting for me today. Make sure you are doing good and striving to live in the grace you has been given. Then you will take away words from those who intend to harm you.

It’s Simple

August 28th, 2012

28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?

29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”  John 6:28-29

It’s Simple, but then why is it so hard?

Seek the simple work today.

Telling Stories

August 27th, 2012

Lately I have thought about how to tell a good story.  I think it’s imperative to learn good story telling to become a great communicator.  Maybe I am wrong, but that is where my mind has circled since last Thursday.

Sometimes I struggle to tell stories, and I think that even if I have great ideas they ideas are less effective because they are not packaged in the great wrapper that a story brings.

Of course, over time that has also let me to a few moments of thinking about making sure that now only could I tell good stories, but that the way I live also tells, or is telling, a good story.  That may even be the harder part!

What story is your life telling others today?

Look at what is before your eyes. If anyone is confident that he is Christ’s, let him remind himself that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we. 2 Corinthians 10:7 English Standard Version (ESV)