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Working As A Team

Ecclesiastes 4:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

June 2019One of my many quirks or personal issues – and I mean many – is that I don’t like to work alone. If I was working alongside my dad growing up – I could work long and hard – but leave me by myself and I could think of a hundred other things I’d rather be doing.  Working alone has never been one of my strengths for sure. Oh – I’m self motivated and can accomplish my tasks – but I’d rather work with someone than alone.

Do you have a work buddy? Do you have someone in the church that works alongside of you? If not – find someone – because when two tackle a task – the work goes easier! Continue reading

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June 19, 2019 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Are Better Than One – Indeed

Ecclesiastes 4:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

Yesterday – my wife and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. We both had to work so I planned to pick her up after her work and we went to a movie (she picked out the movie). It was a good move – the new Mission Impossible movie. We had a good time. First movie we have seen together in several years (we’re not movie goers).

I think we are getting use to each other after all of these years. She said if I died she would not remarry – because it has taken her too long to train me (I think that was supposed to be funny). We have gotten to the point where we can answer each others sentences – often. We know a lot of our favorites and what we don’t like as well. We support one another spiritually as well.

I remember hearing my dad say – at times – he had a hard time remembering life before marriage. I think I’m getting to that place. Married for 38 years and I got married when I was 25 so well past half of my life married. Continue reading

August 3, 2018 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Personal, Theology | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two are Better than One!

Ecclesiastes 4:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgOne of my many quirks or personal issues – and I mean many – is that I don’t like to work alone. If I was working alongside my dad growing up – I could work long and hard – but leave me by myself and I could think of a hundred other things I’d rather be doing.  Working alone has never been one of my strengths for sure.

Do you have a work buddy? Do you have someone in the church that works alongside of you? If not – find someone – because when two tackle a task – the work goes easier! Continue reading

October 24, 2014 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Personal, Theology | , | 1 Comment

   

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