Who’s #1?

You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.   Exodus 20:4

The Israelites couldn’t wait for Moses to return from Mount Sinai, so they asked Aaron to make them a god.  Aaron took their golden earrings and crafted a golden calf that they worshipped.  For the second of God’s Ten Commandments, He knew that no image crafted by human hands could ever accurately represent the totality of who he is, so he told them (and by extension, us) “not to make yourself an image.”

Exodus 32:20 tells us that upon his return, Moses “took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it.”  No doubt that was a bitter taste that brought the people back to reality.

So how does this apply to us today?  Google “Super Bowl Idolatry,” and several articles appear.  There are many spiritual pitfalls—traps and snares—inherent in the Super Bowl.  Webster defines idolatry as the worship of idols, images, or anything which is not God; the worship of false gods; and excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect or love which borders on adoration.  Ask yourself, “Does that apply to anything in Super Bowl 51?”

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Strategic Planning for You

Out of This World Leadership - For Post (7-2016)

Earlier this year, a good friend invited me to speak to Between Jobs Ministry in Spring, Texas (about an hour from where I live).  As I considered potential topics, I offered a behind-the-scenes look at HR:  how we review resumes, what we look for in a candidate, how we interview, and our decision & follow-up process.  We were headed down that path until another HR professional spoke on that topic (and provided a better presentation than I would have, I might add!) just a few weeks before I was scheduled to talk.

After regrouping, I considered what has worked for me in developing a Mission Statement and personal planning, so I offered to talk on “Strategic Planning for You:  A Dozen Ideas for Your Success.”

Click here to see the points I made on June 29th of this year.