Month: June 2013

Time, Talent, Treasures… and ________________?

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There are 3 T’s that are often touted as the currency of life:

1) TIME

2) TALENT

3) TREASURES

With these 3 things, we can spend or waste, invest or squander, help others or harm others. 

 

But I believe there is a 4th “T” that matters even more than Time, Talent and Treasures. 

What is that “T” word? 

 

TRUST

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Simply and plainly, Trust determines where you will spend your time. Trust determines how you will exercise your talents. Trust determines who gets the full value of your treasures. 

 

If you don’t trust someone, you won’t want to spend time with them. 

If you don’t trust someone, your talents will be of no benefit to them. 

If you don’t trust someone, you will have a hard time sacrificing your treasures for them.

 

On the other hand, if you do trust, the value of all of your time, talent and treasures is appreciated, that is, they all go up, up, UP in value. 

 

Consider your TRUST as the priceless currency of relationships. Don’t squander it. Rather, be a wise spender of your trust. And be a great steward of all that God has entrusted to you that others might find you truly faithful and TRUSTWORTHY!

 

QUESTIONS:

1. What makes you trust others?

2. What makes you worthy of trust to others?

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When Life Hands You Lemons…

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The old saying goes “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”.

Well what do you do when life hands you a long flight delay on a tarmac in China?

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The Philadelphia Orchestra decided to make music!

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And then, there are these fun travelers from Las Vegas who decided to burst out into song with their rendition of R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” through a 4 hour delay without air condition.

QUESTION: What are you going to make with the “lemons” and “flight delays” you might face today? Make it happen! 

With A Piece of Chalk (Short Film)

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This was shared recently on Facebook by a local school principal who also served as my former employer for 5 years while I taught middle school and high school.

I had no idea what to expect when I clicked “play”.

It was amazing!

So I had to share.

This short film is called “With a Piece of Chalk”.

Enjoy. Love. Dance. Share.

QUESTION: How do you cope with the daily pressures you are facing?