Archive for May, 2011

Surveying Surveys

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

It seems like I’ve heard more and more about what this surveys says, this one proves,  this one measures… ad nauseum. Have you ever been asked to participate? I can’t remember ever being sought out for these incredibly important, revealing tools. Seems like they deal with popularity, I guess I don’t help anyone there. There are others declaring the quality of the product, I must not contribute much to that concept either.

Maybe my preferences or opinion doesn’t matter for sales or popularity but I know beyond a shadow of doubt that God’s thoughts and plans are paramount to my purpose in life. What I do or buy or vote for won’t be determined or swayed by a survey. Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Still learning

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I’ve been listening to sport’s talk radio and reading some sports magazines and I’ve noticed something that I finally heard. It seems like the coaches  and players talk about rookies and veterans still learning the game. And this is not college ball or the minor leagues, it is the professionals. Some times it is a little known rule or caveat that they “never knew.” However, most often it is a skill that requires the players to adjust and play the game better.

I’ve heard it a lot during the draft and start of baseball season. The clue to their learning is often expressed in phrases like “it will take some time to adjust.” “He’ll need some time to learn to do __X__.” Even last week reading in article in Sports Illustrated a veteran of many seasons of baseball was quoted “I’d never heard that before” in reference to making an out/routine play on the infield.

If those guys are still learning in the arena of sports and games, how about us in the spheres we work and live in? Howard Hendricks reminds us  in Teaching to Change Lives, never stop learning.

What are you learning? Read Luke 2:52