It’s the small things we do for others that often mean the most

Recently I had the privilege of being introduced to our new church family. Our lead pastor, David and his team decided to create a video to introduce me and then allow me to speak to the entire church (All 4 services, 7 if you count prison and East location video venues). In all honesty, I was completely humbled by the gesture and the weekend.

Last night we were sitting at dinner at a place we go every Monday night as a family. It’s called Sickies Garage! On Mondays kids eat free, the arcade games are free, and the kids get free ice cream. So with Becca and I sharing a meal it’s the cheapest dinner we can get for our family of 4.

I digress.  

After completing our meal our waitress walks over and says, “Your meal has been taken care of by a  family across the room”  

“Oh wow, thanks. Is it ok if we thank them personally or they would rather not make a big deal about it? “

”Let me check” 

She returns a few minutes later, “Something about celebrating a new pastor and they just wanted to be a blessing”

We walked over and thanked them for the meal and in that moment I was reminded of this verse

 “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.””

‭‭John‬ ‭13:35‬ ‭NLT‬‬

And to that I say, YUP!  

Its the small things we do for others that often mean the most.  

Book #23 of 2018

Bull's-Eye: The Power of Focus by Brian Tracy

 

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Brian Tracy is skilled at taking business concepts and boiling them down to the lowest common denominator and writing them in such a way as to inspire someone toward their attainment. This short read is packed with truth on getting clear about who you are and what you want, focusing on how to get it, and concentrating on the outcome until you have it. His seven step process for goal setting is gold.  

Book #22 of 2018

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins 

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Jeff does an amazing job of taking the reader through the important idea of creating a platform, serving people well through writing, and building credibility by shepherding the right relationships with editors of publications. He shares his slow journey in understanding that a personal platform is a big deal in branding oneself as a writer and future influencer in the writing space. This is a great introductory read of how to begin as a writer.