My Picks for Thursday 5-26-2016

Picks Thursday

This is the stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing today that I think may enrich your day as well...

Good reminder, encouragement, and a little exhortation for worship leaders…

Talent Isn’t Everything: What Sets You Apart As A Leader
David Santistevan
hustle“Losing your heart is losing your reason, your purpose, your compassion…

…I can remember these moments vividly.

Looking out at my church and not caring about them. Feeling more frustrated by their lack of worship rather than a brokenhearted compassion for their lives.

Those moments of rushing to “pull off an event” rather than savoring the Holy Spirit’s move in the present moment. Stressing to cross of a “to-do” rather than listening and praying for someone in need.

The rush to the next thing. The discontent with the here and now.

Yes, I would venture to say that your heart is the most important quality of your leadership.

Talent without heart leads to a show.
Leadership without heart is a power trip.
Working without heart leads to the mundane.”

You may find this helpful. I did…

Explainer: Federal Government issues letter on transgender policy to America’s public schoolsJoe Carter
“This specific letter is a “significant guidance” document, a policy instrument that provides “initial interpretations of statutory and regulatory requirements and changes in interpretation or policy.” These type of directives are often used to “Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President’s priorities, or the principles…” This letter provides guidance on how the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will “evaluate a school’s compliance” with interpretation of laws regarding transgender students.

This letter provides guidance on the Obama administration’s interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial assistance. The administration has reinterpreted Title IX to make “gender identity” synonymous with “sex.””

I need this reminder sometimes…

Risk or RustDarryl Dash
Good advice from Sprin
“I’ve reached the age that people stop taking risks and begin to coast. I get it. I’m fighting that impulse. I hope you are too…

…Risk. Dare. Pursue what will glorify God most, not what will make you most comfortable. Don’t be foolish or presumptuous, but default to taking the bold action. Risking is way better than rusting.”

Ok, is Someone trying to tell me something?

Actively Serving Christ in Older Age – Dr. Carl K. Becker
Vance Christie
Modern Medical Missionaries
“One of the characteristics that has always impressed me about highly committed servants of Jesus Christ is that they continue to actively serve Him to the very end of their lives. Long after others have retired from their vocations and various forms of Christian service, these deeply dedicated Christian servants continue right on actively ministering for the Lord in whatever ways they are able. For them there is no such concept as retiring from the Lord’s work. They may not be able to serve Christ as actively or in all the ways they did in younger years. But they continue to serve Him to the full extent of their physical strength and other capacities (even as those are diminishing) to the end of life.”

Well preserved…
Source: Off the Mark

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