Calendar

Calendar: Leadership Development Workshops in Concord, NC

1st – Mae Almon (Tucker), Matthew Hinson

5th – Tom McLemore, Chico Rivera

6th – Christina D’Amelio, William Jones, Gray Kimble

7th – Joni Hinson, Butch Newton

9th – Paul Kennedy, Patti Merrington

10th – Barbara Lowder

11th – Pam Adams, Cameron Chadborn, Sam Knight

14th – Linda Blue, Elijah Ware

15th – Dot Campbell, Joe Trexler

17th – Lisa Dantzer

18th – Sherry Small

21st – Russ Jones, Luke Love

23rd – Kevin Coberly, Robert Greene, Jaimie Raymer

24th – Micah Furr

26th – Barry Chadborn, Leilanie Jones

27th – Tonya Furr, Gary Sossamon

28th – Frank Thigpen

29th – Pam Adams

30th – Elizabeth Pritchett

 

9th – Jack & Mae Hatley

26th – Greg & Becky Wright

 

TAKING IT SLOW

Not only did God model rest — specifically sabbath rest — during the Creation process, but he also showed the value of under-commitment, even working under his potential.

“God modeled for us how to choose one or two things to focus on each day,” writes Monica Wilkinson in Slow Lane. “If he wanted to, he could have spoken the entire world into existence in less than a fraction of the blink of an eye.” Instead, God “went about it methodically, slowly, with balance and moderation.” What a contrast to our modern-day multitasking craze!

“God was not looking to maximize every productive waking moment of every single day,” Wilkinson adds. “He chose to focus on one or two things, do them well and with excellence, and then enjoy the accomplishment and reflection of a job well done.”

 

 

REFLECTIONS ON GRATITUDE

God is in control, and therefore in everything I can give thanks, not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it. -KAY ARTHUR -

It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It’s gratefulness that makes us happy. -DAVID STEINDL-RAST -

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices. -THOMAS FULLER -

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. - HENRY WARD BEECHER -