Showing posts from November, 2013

Ask, Answer, Act

Here is the first sermon in the "Words We Live By" series, by Joseph Barkley. It's an effort to get the church to actually read the bible and know what it means. Just after I became a Christian, I was given a little booklet on how to get started strong in your Christian walk. It read that, every time you read the bible, you should ask for the Holy Spirit to show you things through what you're reading. I have to say that this concept and those prayers have helped a lot over the years. The Spirit of God is crucial to understanding the bible, and to neglect this Gift is like trying to dig to China with your bare hands. I'm not saying that everything suddenly makes sense because you prayed, but it makes a lot more sense than if you were trying to read it without God's help. The sermon is based off of these scriptures: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - " All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so

Fulfillment at Work

I found this website in a work email, and here is the first talk I listened to, by Simon Sinek about fulfillment in the workplace (a topic I struggle with regularly). I usually post stuff from churches or Christian organizations, and I'm not sure if this guy is a Christian or not, but I love the principles he sets out. Basically, Simon is spreading the message that selfless giving is the way to transform your work life. Check it out and see what you think: (the talk is actually only about 25 minutes long, the rest is Q&A, where he still says really good stuff) Notes:  If we knew that our companies would go to great lengths for us, maybe we would do the same for our companies Fulfillment comes from doing something for someone else Requires time and energy Doing good for others inspires others to do good for others Vulnerability and risk: the people you help might not reciprocate You have to have self-confidence