counting marbles Daily Post

1 Super Shooter

50 Marbles Plus 1 Super ShooterAs we end the week illuminated by the Wolf Moon, it’s time to consider removing another marble.  This is the end of week number 3 which means we have 50 marbles left before we remove this one!

So here’s the deals with Marbles, to really use those things effectively you need a one of those larger ones called shooters, or sometimes Super Shooters.  Which if you recall, I am!  Don’t believe me, take a look here!   Anyway, I digress!

To play the game of marbles, you need the shooter.  It’s the thing that moves the other marbles around and gives them meaning, sending them in a direction and providing a purpose.  So, here we sit with 50 marbles left.  50 weekends of this year left.  What those days need is a Super Shooter to keep them moving and to give them a purpose.  Unlike the bag in the picture, our marbles do not include a bonus shooter.  You are that shooter!  Take aim at that 50th marble.  Make the shot count and knock it out of the ring.


6Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; 2 Cor 9:6-8 NASB



counting marbles Daily Post

Counting Marbles – 51

It’s Friday again, the end of week 2, and the spending of the second marble.

I had an incredibly challenging week this week. It was not the challenge of trouble shooting a broken heat pump from 5 states and several hundred miles away, nor the challenge of directing a nervous teenager via a phone call to find the water value while water from a burst pipe rained down on him. No my challenges were more mental ones as I spent the week surrounded by incredibly brilliant people in a training seminar. Although I could share lots of fresh ideas about leadership, teams, and my own strengths and weaknesses, the one thought I want to share with you was shared as a closing remark in the opening keynote. As this rather successful business profession closed the session that morning she was asked a what motivated her to action( or something like that). She answered with this statement. (Or something similar )

My mother impressed on me at a young age the truths in the statement ‘to whom much is given, much is expected’.

Maybe because this statement was spoken by my favorite human being of all time it resonated with me so strongly. It felt like it was perfect to share on this Friday as head into the weekend.

Luke 12:47-48 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

Take some time to think about that and have an Friday and a weekend worthy of your gifts !

counting marbles Daily Post

Counting Marbles – 52

It’s the first Friday of 2014, which means the first weekend of 2014 is right upon us.  There are only 52 of these bad boys this year, so let’s make each of them count!  That’s sort of the thing you do when you plan to spend the year focused on doing.

Speaking of counting, I found this great app that allows you to count down to an event or a time period.  It’s based on the common practice of placing marbles in a jar and removing one each day or each week as a visual reminder of the time that you (might) have left.  You can see the app here.  Download it and start marking the time you have.  It’s a great motivator.

I know I shared this verse just a few weeks ago, but for some reason it is at the forefront of my mind, so it doesn’t hurt to consider it again.  Especially as we approach the end of week number 1.


12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.  Psalm 90:12 (KJV)