Tuesday, October 18, 2011
If girls still dream of their knight in shining armor, his horse needs to be tricked-out, he must have a fat 401k, and his castle better have plenty of rooms.
If most of us believe that wealth, power, and prestige are the pathway to success, allow me to offer an alternative path:
- Grounded - We need to have anchors that are not based on the stock market, our win-loss record, or our looks and abilities. There must be something bigger than we are that we trust in, believe in, and look to for security. Relying on the wind of prevailing opinion or popular culture to dictate our success will ultimately end in failure. A sailboat without an anchor will be blown in multiple directions during a storm.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Here are three specific goals and benefits that we anticipate during this evening:
- Diverse Community - Bringing together other people from various faith communities will always create a fresh environment to express ourselves in. The same reason my wife and I love to try new ethnic foods is why it is good to be exposed to other fellow-worshippers. It stretches us, enriches us, and exposes us to something new we might like.
- Expansive Expression - An environment where time and style are not constraints allows for creative expression that goes beyond our comfort zone. As Blog and column writers faced with deadlines and content restriction seem to flourish at writing novels, so does an atmosphere where creative expression is encouraged.
- Multiplied Effect - More worshippers means abundant declaration. Combined passion means greater affirmation. One trumpet is loud, two trumpets twice as loud, but a brass band will shake a building.
Question: When have you been involved in a wider creative expression, and what were the results you experienced? Share your thoughts below in comments.
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