JOEL...GET TO THE POINT
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Ride out to West Blockton
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Stella for sale
Monday, December 01, 2008
what's up with the blog?
I've had a number of people asking why this is blog has been inactive for so many months. Well, it really has to do with a matter of function/purpose.
When I was at Faith Church, the blog was a fantastic leadership tool. People read it and followed up. I felt like it was an opportunity to teach and minister primarily to the people at our church. Occasionally I would share personal and family updates. But mostly it was a church ministry function.
Which leads to the main reasons this page has been fairly inactive:
1) Since having been called to Tuscaloosa First Wesleyan I found that most of our people here are much less "blog addicted". It began to feel like a labor to keep something like this up-to-date, when it seemed that few people within our local church followed the page regularly. In fact, the people who have requested me to start writing again...are people who are outside of Tuscaloosa.
2) The other primary reason has to do with FACEBOOK. So many of the people who regularly followed my blog are now on Facebook. And for those of you who follow Tracy's writings, you know that she does a fantastic job of keeping everybody up to date on the happenings of the Gorveatte family (with pictures!).
So there you have it. I plan to keep this website and hang on to the title "JOEL...GET TO THE POINT". And from time to time we'll use this page to serve a particular purpose (so be sure to check in occasionally). But for the time being...we'll see you on Facebook!
Have a fantastic day.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.
~ Lao Tse
Read back the through the above statement a few times and let the power of this truth sink in.
Leadership is not drawing attention to yourself. It is about moving the mission forward in ways that feel natural to the rhythm of life and organizational flow.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
George Washington Carver said: “No individual has any right to come into the word and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.”
When you look at men and women throughout history. Those who excelled. When you read in the Bible of great leaders of faith… you see that they were men and women with a purpose.
Noah was able to build the ark, in spite of the criticism and ridicule of his neighbors...because he had a purpose.
Abraham was willing to leave his family and friends to go to a new land…because he had a purpose
Joseph was able to endure persecution and imprisonment…because he had a purpose
Moses was able to leave the palace and the riches of Egypt to lead the children of Israel…because he had a purpose.
David was able to face down the giant Goliath (while others ran and hid in their tents)… because he had a purpose.
Daniel stood firm when being thrown into a lion’s den…because he had a purpose.
John the Baptist was able to say, “I must decrease so that Christ may increase”…because he had a purpose.
Stephen proclaimed the message of God (even while being put to death)…because he had a purpose
Paul was able to withstand persecution and hardship…because he had a purpose
JESUS himself, in his love for mankind allowed himself to be placed on a cross, in our place...because he had a purpose.
And WHAT IS that purpose? Take a few minutes today and read (Matthew 22:37-39) and (Matthew 28:18-20).
Thursday, May 22, 2008
An elderly gent was invited to an old friends' home for dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc. The couple had been married almost 70 years and clearly, they were still very much in love.
While the wife was in the kitchen, the man leaned over and said to his host, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names'.
The old man hung his head. 'I have to tell you the truth,' he said, 'Her name slipped my mind about 10 years ago and I'm scared to death to ask her what it is!'
So here's The Point
Be sure to express your love and appreciation to someone today. And if you can remember their name...it's even better!