Archive for February 5, 2014

Paul’s Ministry to the Corinthians

February 5, 2014 Leave a comment

We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says:

“In an acceptable time I have heard you,
And in the day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things (2 Corinthians 6:1-10).

Categories: Corinthian, paul, purity

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman

February 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Goleman again does a great job of summarizing a great deal of social science research in soundbyte format.

People who can focus on important tasks, and are able to focus on important emotional cues, are more successful than people who lack these skills.

There’s much more detail in his book, but these are my two big takeaways.

Categories: book review
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