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November 2009

To Teach Is To Learn Twice

“To teach is to learn twice”. — unknown

Make it a great day. It’s up to you.

Discover a way to teach someone how you give thanks. Teach someone why you give thanks.

Maybe this will help them to be more thankful.

And guess what? You’ll learn more about why and how you do it than you ever imagined. And this will only make you stronger and wiser.

And then you can’t wait for your alarm clock to go off, so you can do it all over again. How cool is that?

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November 2009

Stream Of Consciousness

November 10, 2009

9:30AM (exactly)

Dropped our son off at school

Late work schedule today – morning free

Sitting in my 20 year-old car, Macbook Pro on my lap

Back seat, door open, windy day

Z88.3 medium loud on the radio

Contemporary Christian Music – “Safe for the little Ears

Please pray for Kevin DeGiamamrino, his wife and child – Kevin is in Houston, again, for another Brain cancer surgery

Please pray for my Family

I’m praying for yours

Forgive the length of this post, I think

Pray for World Peace, an end to hunger, poverty, abortion, injustice, discrimination, greed

Go easy on yourself if you are really trying hard

Kick your own butt if you are wallowing in self-pity

Pray without ceasing – in everything give thanks

Consider donating to ZRadio – listening to it now

Can’t imagine life without the Z

Surrender. Self Control. Service.

Blogging to make a difference – passion, purpose, humility

Impossible is nothing

Which Is Better?

Build children or repair adults?

No brainer, isn’t it?

Then why are we so challenged to invest the time in children?

“Busy. Busy. Dreadfully busy. You’ve no idea what I have to do”. — Line from VeggieTales song

At the root of this challenge is me. And you. And every other adult with an opportunity to inspire a child by the power of our own example.

God Is Great!

God is great!

How do I know?

Because I listen.

To what?

I have a few aches and pain that are currently keeping me, and have kept me, from peak performance, as I head into the final days before the Master’s World Championships in Lahti, Finland.

“And your point is what”?

Even in adversity, there is God’s grace and mercy, as well as his never-ending Love.

Just ask Nick Vujicic: (I’m betting most of you will not have the guts to watch the entire 4-minute video – what a waste, in my humble opinion)

Ask Nick if God is Great.

Ask yourself. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

How Do You Do It?

“How do you do it, Jeff”?

“Do what”?, I ask back.

“All of it”!

“Not sure exactly”, are the words that come out of my mouth.

“Then why do you do it”?

“Ah, that I can explain, as I smile with a ready answer.

“Because as a teacher, I believe it’s absolutely critical to practice what I preach. Period. End of story”.

My friend gives me a funny look – part surprise, part frustration and disappointment – from my answer.

Remember the tag line at www.Lane8.org ?

“If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough”! jeff noel 🙂

Carpe diem, and reach for the sky! jeff 🙂