Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Highlights from Catalyst

The church staff and our wives just returned from the Catalyst Leadership Conference last week in Atlanta. We connected again as staff-families and we heard from God. Here's a few of the highlights that I took away...

"If we don't have moral authority (alignment between creed and deed), our leadership skills are irrelevant."
-Andy Stanley

"Adding a new initiative or program should always be accompanied by eliminating an old initiative or program."
-Jim Collins

"Unity in diversity is a product of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2), not a new cultural phenomenon."
-Brenda Salter McNeil

"Be definition, gossip is when a negative is discussed with anyone who can't help solve the problem."
-Dave Ramsey

"The gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (see Romans 1:16). God doesn't need us to assist His gospel, just to faithfully proclaim it."
-Franklin Graham

"To reach people no one else is reaching, we must do things no one else is doing."
-Craig Groeschel

Lots to think and pray about.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Work On Your Marriage

Just a reminder to proactively work on your marriage. A few ideas...

Take your spouse out on a date regularly.

Have long conversations over coffee.

Laugh about things you've messed up on recently.

Enjoy each other sexually often.

Cook a meal for your spouse.

Apologize before you get called-out.

Plan a weekend away without the kids.

Dream together about the future.

Take a long walk together at the park.

Hold hands at the store.

Hold each other close while watching TV.

Work-out together.

Pray over each other out loud.