“Whatever you focus upon, increases… When you focus on things you need, you’ll find those needs increasing. If you concentrate your thoughts on what you don’t have, you will so be concentrating on other things that you had forgotten you don’t have–and feel worse! If you set your mind on loss, you are more likely to lose… But a grateful perspective Continue reading “Quotes from “The Noticer” – Andy Andrews”
“The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you might have made a hiring mistake.” – Jim Collins
“A culture characterized by trust attracts trustworthy people and quickly surfaces those who are not.” – Andy Stanley Continue reading “Quotes from Catalyst ’09”
In Matthew 28, Jesus says, “all power in heaven and earth is given to me“…”and, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” – WOW! All the power of the universe has been given to Jesus, and the spirit of Jesus dwells with me. Therefore, all the power in heaven and earth resides within me!
I have amazing powers. Sadly many of these super powers have lain dormant or, even worse, been misused Continue reading “Learning to Understand My Powers”
- “Act your age!”
- “You big baby.”
- “Are you 12 or 2?”
- “Oh, that’s real mature.”
As a toddler, we want to play with the big kids. Pre-teens long for driving age. Our teenagers can’t wait for the freedom that comes next. And, as adults, we scold others with cynical comments when the weaker characteristics of childhood are displayed. I have done it many times myself, perhaps to the detriment of others. It seems we have despised our youth and it is truly an error. Continue reading “Like a Child”
I had not read Andy Andrews until my pastor, Greg DePriest shared quite confidently that if I were only going to read one book this year, it needed to be the noticer. So, I picked it up that evening and did not go to bed until the final page had been turned. A quick summary of the book is that perspective makes a world of difference. The journey Andrews takes us on to make this point is thrilling and at times captivating. The close of the book was a bit less than I had hoped for, but the ride to get there was still well worth it.