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This is a thought that I saw on Twitter that I just just love. So much that I felt it needed to be shared today.

If I make a positive difference in my own life and in the life of someone else, each and every day, I win. #victory

Make a difference today! And gain the #Victory.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12 NIV)

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Others First

I know I write often about putting others first – mostly because I usually place them second or third, or maybe 19th.  But it’s my goal to place others first, and to always find ways to make others better.  So, when I see incredible examples of this, I like to share them with you.

This morning I discovered a story of a college track athlete named Cameron Lyle, who is ending his track career to donate bone marrow to someone he does not know.  That’s really neat.  Take a look at this article HERE.

That’s really good stuff.  I hope you find it a bit of inspiration in the story that enables you to give to others in whatever way you can today!

…only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs… Ephesians 4:29


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Plays Well with Others

I ran across this quote yesterday and that it was pretty good.

Promote yourself, but do not demote another.Israel Salanter

I might not agree 100 percent with the first part of self promotion, however, this same thought has been on my mind a lot over the last two weeks as I deal with stuff at work.  It has made me an even firmer believer that tearing down others to get your way just isn’t the way to go.  I have watched a few cases of this bullying behavior lately, and it really has impressed me. Not in a “That’s Awesome” sort of way.  More of in a “How repulsive” sort of way.

As we, as followers of the Christ, go through our day,  we have responsibilities in our employment to share ideas and even to promote our own thinking (to God’s glory of course!).  But we have no room to do that at the sake of destroy or demoting or belittling others.  Or as one of my coworkers said last fall when he was working on peer reviews – “Do no harm”.

So today, be honest, be helpful but don’t demote belittle and demean those you meet!  ( I hope I follow this advice myself!)

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 ESV



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Midnight Counting

I woke up in the middle of the night last night and thought to myself, “Wow, I just spent a whole day and only talked to 2 people (besides the three others in my family)!”  I just about sat straight up in bed.

But instead, I decided to slow down and think about how many people I did actually talk with. It wasn’t much better.  When I calculated in all the people I spoke with even briefly, I could only come up with 13 people ( and only 12 face to face.)  That’s sort of sad, is it not?

Of course, I did communicate with several others via email and text messages, but it sort of made me feel lonely there in the big house, knowing that out of 7 billion people I only interacted with 13!

However, in reality, that’s how things go most of the time.  We have interactions with small groups of people, but those interacts can have large impacts – and that’s really the key.  Is it better to interact with 100 people with a very light touch, or with a small number but to make a deep impact. ( not saying I make a deep impact with the waitress at lunch, or the coffee bar girl, but I had to count them in the number!!!)

All of this to say, make sure you are making your interactions with other count today – not to create a large tally of interactions, but to make a large impact!

13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.   Hebrews 3:13 New International Version (NIV)
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On Taking a Risk on People

I saw this post Tuesday night about taking a chance on people, and I thought it was a really good thing to share with all of you.  In the post, Ron Edmondson, the author, encourages us to take a chance, or a risk on people, just like Jesus did when he was here.

I think this is a great admonishing for you to consider today, maybe because I spend a lot of time thinking about the quote from Andy Stanley that I shared with y’all back in November ( I can’t believe it was that long ago!)  Remember that quote about using your influence to make others around you better?

It’s a very similar concept.  Reach out.  Work with others.  Take a risk to make them better.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, Hebrews 10:24 ESV