“Scripture Verse focus vs. Setting Goals for the New Year.”

This year’s I will direct my life focus on the biblical verse, John 6:35.  This verse will give me the clarity I will need to make every day an opportunity and to spend time in the Word and listen to God and daily seek his guidance.  I have decided to use this approach this New year rather than focusing on a goal-setting process which in the past became too much about MY plans and not at all about God’s plan for me.

“Jesus declares, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

Verse, John 6:35 teaches that spiritual nourishment comes first. That your spiritual growth is not a project, a bible study or a training seminar, but a daily practice rooted in prayer. It is not optional – but rather it is required to sustain life’s achievement.

My spiritual nourishment is more valuable than food and water. The message valued from John 6:35 is, that Christ calls us not only to “believe in him” but also to “come to him.” With this in mind, I am willing to seek Christ daily, with all of my joys, worries, questions, and requests. Not just when things get rough or when I’m expected to pray.

As a Christian, husband, father and technical entrepreneur, I experience no shortage of ideas or imagination. But when it comes to making things happen, bringing them to fruition I often fall short. I spend too much time being politically correct “the messy middle.” So am embracing the word Nourish which will give me the strength and direction I need to keep feeding my dreams, goals and to provide me with a little bit of focus every day and to sustain my life to strengthen me.

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Len Thicklin

What Inspires Me “Costco”

If you are a member, like me, you are probably obsessed with Costco. In my opinion, Costco is the greatest store of all times. Having a Costco membership is like being a part of an elite group of people who enjoy being around quality products.

What is it that makes Costco such a shopping delight? Seriously, I could hang out at Costco all day. Without a doubt, I believe it’s the best store for all of your shopping needs, although my wife and kids would disagree. After much thought, I have made a list of the significant reasons why Costco is the greatest store ever.

  • The soft service is above par, and it keep you coming back again and again.
  • You can always depend on the rotisserie chicken it’s cooked to perfection.
  • Costco has everything. When I need something, going to Costco is my first thought.
  • Costco offers all kinds of things that you might not think to buy, but to me, that is awesome.
  • My family thinks I am obsessed with Costco, but I don’t believe it!

My final advice, use caution: make all your purchase count.   While you should exercise caution — there  just too much “fun” to buy there and enjoy the experience.

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“Spiritual Leadership A Point Of View”

LEADERSHIP-FBThere are several definitions for the spiritual leader. The term brings to mind different things to different people. The spiritual leader’s task is to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be.

A servant leader should start with a natural feeling wanting to serve others first. Servant leadership embraces a philosophy and set of principles to enrich the lives of individuals, and to building better relationships. Being a spiritual leader can boost life’s engagement, increase trust and build better team relationships in many organizations.

The meaning and practice of Leadership are discussed in many different ways. In most cases, we never in the same breath equate spiritual leadership with leadership. We strive to build leadership skills without ever thinking about having anything to do with religious matters. While it’s true, we view spiritual leaders as someone who is leading a church or family in religious matters. But I believe it is possible to be a spiritual leader in today business environment.

When our belief about the world influence our work, we can lead a more wholesome life, and we integrate these ideas to lead in unique ways to make a difference in an organization. People with spirituality often have a larger perspective on life. They realize that life is much more important than their work or themselves, though it comes as a high priority in ones’ life.  Their view typically includes how they respond to God in their everyday lives. Because of this larger view, they allow for more grace and margin for errors in many life experiences.

They understand there is more to life than work, themselves and earthly success. Understanding and accepting a grace perception keeps them healthy, and their conscience free to work and live in conditions necessary for making a difference.  While it’s true that anyone can be successful in life, a spiritual leader allows their belief to guide all aspect of their life.  Their beliefs help them establish the balance necessary for finding a deeper meaning to how they lead and not be defined by how much they earn or achieve, but rather by how spiritual beliefs guide them.

Our beliefs add meaning to life. So isn’t it time for our leaders to remove selfish personal reasons to conducting their leadership to embracing a more spiritual centric approach into their leadership style to have a deeper meaning to leading our organizations.

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