Posts Tagged ‘influence’

Prejudice in our thinking

Here’s an observation that might be more “anecdotal” than actual. It seems that once adults make up their minds, they very rarely change them. For example, when it comes to watching or listening to the news, one person is drawn to the right and another to the left. You just don’t see people approaching the…

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Friendship worth pursuing

Friendship…how important is it? Does it fall into the “extra” category. Is it something like, “it’s nice when it happens, but it shouldn’t necessarily be pursued.” Or is it something that has profound implications for our lives? I believe it is the latter. Proverbs 13:20 says “Walk with the wise and become wise. For a companion of fools…

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A day wasted?

In the Diary of Brooks Adams is an entry about a special day when he was eight years old. He wrote, “Went fishing with my father; the most glorious day of my life,” and through the next 40 years there were constant references to that day and the influence it had on his life. Brooks’…

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Servant leadership

There is a paradox found in the Bible regarding leadership. To be a good leader, you need to be a servant. That’s certainly counter-intuitive especially in the workplace culture of today. But look at what Mark records: And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers…

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