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Leadership Tips for Pastord

5. Know When to Give In. In some conflicts, maintaining harmony and unity is more important than being right. Read more 6. Learn from Your Failures and Go Forward. If you want to succeed, you must prepare to fail." Read more 7. Discipline Yourself. A great purpose drives self-discipline; you can tell yourself no, and you can bring yourself to do the hard thing. Read more 8. Remember Names and Use Them. There is just no substitute for a pastor learning the names of the members, even if there's a lot of them. The payoff is well worth the effort. Read more 9. Sometimes Leaders Must Follow; Do it Well. It takes great strength and maturity to recognize when another has the gifts and training to lead in a situation where you do not, and to turn it over to him. Read more 10. Your Brother is Your Partner, not a Competitor. There is no competition between lighthouses, and there shouldn't be between God's family members. Read more 11. Be Tactful. …

Truer Words Were Never Spoken

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream.. Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you. Consider this: Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don't follow anyone who…

Hurricane Irene, Preparedness

Hurricane Irene, Preparedness At the time of this writing there is a tremendous hurricane showing its fury of winds exceeding 130-150 mph, torrential rains causing severe damages to property upon the Caribbean nations in its path—the lost of one life at this time. Hurricane Irene is shown to be larger than the State of Arizona of the United States of America. With the governments of the Caribbean nations and the United States of America—Federal, State and Local—are urging people to be prepared stocking—water, food, batteries, medical records as well as marriage records, care of family pets and anything that would be considered important. No one however is telling the people to be prepared if the hurricane Irene takes ones life; no one is telling the people to get their soul right with God in case He calls their soul home—in death—because it would be His will and not hurricane Irene which is His showing of His Almighty Omnipotence powers.; for YHWH is God and there is no other god …

Catholic Lectionary

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR 1 First Reading 1 Thessalonians 4:1–8 Response Psalm 97:12a Psalm Psalm 97:1, 2b, 5–6, 10–12 Gospel Acclamation Luke 21:36 Gospel Matthew 25:1–13 Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 16, FRIDAY YEAR 1 Psalms (Morning) Psalm 16, 17 Psalms (Evening) Psalm 22 Old Testament 1 Kings 5:1–6:1, 6:7 New Testament Acts 28:1–16 Gospel Mark 14:27–42 The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).