Food for Thought-5 Good Ideas for July 7th, 2015

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1. What are the dominant voices vying for attention on your journey?
2. Do these voices say healthy, hurtful, angry, or negative words?
3. Are you able to create a space for listening to others (you may not agree with) which doesn’t devalue their humanity?
4. When is it best to say, “thank you” and continue on your journey?
5. If you block out the anger or negativity around you, what is it that remains? What else are you listening to? Are you able to take a leap into silence, nature, or positive conversations?

Whatever challenges you’re facing today, know that you are loved.  #youareloved

Food for Thought-5 Things Churches Can Learn from Vinyl Records

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1. Vinyl records sound better when they are played, not left on the shelf
2. Everything under the sun was recorded on vinyl, give it chance to be heard
3. The cracks, pops, and inevitable scratches are part of life and should be embraced
4. Young people, middle age people, and old people are all still “in” to vinyl it reaches across demographics
5. The amount of technology needed to play a record player is minimal, you can have church anywhere

Food for Thought-5 Good Ideas for July 5th, 2015

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  1. Do the things which make us happy impinge on the happiness and well-being others?
  2. If our happiness makes others miserable, are we really happy?
  3. What small adjustments can you make this afternoon, in order to help realize one single life goal tomorrow?
  4. If you are overly concerned about protecting a large amount of your own baggage and stuff (physical or emotional), you will never be able to appreciate freeing a hand to receive a free gift from a kind stranger.
  5. Help dispel someone’s darkness

 

Be well today, be safe, and know that you are loved. #youareloved

Food for Thought-5 Good Ideas for July 4th, 2015

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1. What will your influence on today be?
2. What will your impact be on those who haven’t thought past tomorrow?
3. What will your legacy be after the fireworks of life have long faded from the sky?
4. Read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. Are there any ideas, words, or concepts that particularly speak to you? Why?
5. Thomas Jefferson didn’t think too much of being President of the United States. Only three things are written on his tombstone. He first wanted to be remembered as the author of the declaration, then writer of the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, then founder of the University of Virginia. What do you want to be remembered for? The big obvious things?

Be safe today, be well, and know that you are loved. #youareloved