Archive for the ‘patience’ Category


February 20, 2015 Leave a comment

In 1 Kings 18, we read the story of Elijah versus the prophets of Baal.

Elijah waits patiently and goes second, only after his opponents demonstrate no ability whatsoever to call on their god.

Categories: 1 kings, elijah, patience, time

My 3 Words

January 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Chris Brogan suggests selecting 3 words each year to define your focus for the next 12 months.

Although I’ve been on the sidelines in the past, I’d like to apply this idea in 2012.

My 3 words are prayer, patience, perspective.

I will pray in a structured way at least twice per day, with additional prayers as needed throughout the day.

I will be more patient when I feel my hot button being pushed. When a person is mistreated, I will respond firmly but not in anger.

I am not yet fully clear on what I mean by perspective, but I anticipate that keeping life in perspective will help me serve my family, my church, and my students & colleagues more effectively.

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