For this weekend’s survey, let us consider this question: “What three leadership qualities do you consider to be the most important?”
While we are currently under the spectre of a national election, this survey is not aimed just on the political. I am speaking of leadership in general. While this obviously includes elected leaders, it would also apply to church leaders, community leaders, work leaders, etc.
Here are my answers in no particular order:
- Vision–a leader must have an idea of where he is taking his followers.
- Discernment–a leader must know the difference between right and wrong.
- Determination–a leader must commit to his vision and remain so, despite the obstacles.
What do you think? I am interested to hear your opinions.
Have a blessed and safe weekend.
As I sat watching my son practice soccer last evening, I noticed a cool edge in the weather. It immediately caused me to perk up, fall is in the air!
Fall is my favorite season. There are so many things about it that I love: cooler weather, football, hunting, bonfires, Thanksgiving…so many things.
So what do you like about Fall? Or, if you prefer another season, please share with us why.
God bless and have a great weekend.
After months of preparation, posturing and politicking on the part of the Chinese, the Olympic games are ready to get underway tonight in Beijing. I must admit to feeling somewhat conflicted about these games. I am still scratching my head as to how China wound up as the host to begin with, given their track record on human rights and other issues.
However, I also see this as an opportunity for the gospel to be carried into a place where it is not always welcome. In addition, there will be many visitors from other nations that are closed to the gospel. Let us pray that the Christians who are able to attend the games will take advantage of every opportunity to share the good news while they are there.
As a form of a Weekend Survey, tell us what you are most looking forward to in these games? Experts predict a strong showing from our ladies’ gymnastics team, our swim team looks to be formidable as well. I think, though, that I am most interested in seeing if our men’s basketball team can reclaim their spot atop the heap. I am a big fan of Mike Krzyzewski and it seems that he and Jerry Colangelo have assembled the most talented team we have fielded in several years, perhaps since the original Dream Team. In the few glimpses I have had of them in their exhibition games, there seems to be a good chemistry between the players that was missing in Athens.
What are you looking forward to seeing?
Christmas is in the air!
Most of us have many traditions that we observe during this time. Some are old, some a little newer. For the enjoyment of all and the sake of getting better acquainted with one another, would you mind sharing with us some of your traditions? Perhaps an old and a new?
Our family has always opened one gift on Christmas Eve. (That was an old one.)
On a newer note, for the last three years we have begun using an Advent wreath. It has led to some very meaningful times of family worship.
How about you?
Praise the Lord! We are finally getting some heavy, soaking rain here. We have been in desperate need of it for some time and we can use a lot of it over the winter to help us recover from our drought.
I must confess that I love “bad” weather. Some of you may find that wierd, but I’m sure some of you may already hold that opinion of me anyway, so I’m just confirming it for you. 😉
For about 4 years when I was growing up, my Dad pastored a church in the mountains of West Virginia. I can remember when we would have a snowstorm, we would get to stay up late if there was no school the next day. Our family would sit around the kitchen table eating molasses cookies, drinking hot chocolate and playing Rook. That was some of my favorite bad weather.
I think now my favorite inclement weather is when the temperature is about fifty degrees or a little lower and raining.
Now that I have been transparent with my wierdness, what is your favorite “bad” weather?
The family and I are going to go down to St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge (pictured in my header) to do some hiking and birding this afternoon. We have plans for a picnic supper and hopefully the bald eagles have returned after the summer.
As majestic as the eagles are, however, I would have to say that the bird that fascinates me the most is the Great Blue Heron. These birds have some amazing beauty and I never get tired of watching them hunt for supper in the wading pools with the sun setting in the background.
So, with that in mind, this week’s survey is for the birds. Which bird is your favorite?
God bless and have a great weekend.
Oh, yeah, the ‘Noles are gonna take Alabama down hard!