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A reading from the book of Wisdom

Strategic executive coaching
Executive aren’t nearly as smart as many believe. It’s lonely at the top.

 

A reading from the book of Wisdom.

The underlying question the herd asks is, “Why is there evil in the world?”

Wisdom begs a better question, “Why doesn’t God rid the world of evil?”

Think about it.

Note: i trust God’s grand design.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Live like you mean it

The power in the reading

The power in the reading is in the manner in which you read. – Fr.Hunt, 77 years young

Yeah, yeah, everyone knows that.

Ok then, why doesn’t everyone read like they know it?

Father Hunt was a guest speaker during a half-day Lector training session i attended a few years back.

 

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This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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The Other Side

He’s only human

the cross in a stone
Passed this way many times, only once did i notice this image.

 

the cross in a stone
Passed this way many times, only once did i notice this image.

 

Particularly tough reading coming up this Sunday.

So tough in fact, the temptation to request a substitute (reserved for when you’re sick or on vacation) has crossed my mind more than once.

Why exactly?

The scripture is “like speaking in tongues”.

The whole section in Galatians Chapter two makes sense, but the reading is only a snippet. So context and framing aren’t possible.

It will be entirely up to voice tone, pace, and pauses in order to make it work.

And what many don’t realize, the preparation for that, in and of itself, is a lot of work.

Note to jeff (me whispering to me): “Hey dude, it’s what you signed up for.”

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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But will the congregation feel it?

Orlando sunrise from home office
Every morning is the same – two hours of self-reflection, and preparation.

 

Will my reading in two hours be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Of course.

But.

But will the congregation feel it?

Thinking it and doing it are two different things.

The intense preparation is invisible to the audience. And i am a mere human trying to express God’s Holy Words.

How do you take 60 seconds of reading words on a page and have everyone in the building feel the presence of God in a remarkable way?

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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This morning’s reading is challenging

Florida Hospital Winter Garden construction photo
Last week at the construction site for a new hospital. Construction is not a perfect science. Neither is life.

 

This morning’s reading is challenging. And there will be roughly 1,000 people listening and watching. Going through the motions would be easy. It’s only 40 seconds worth of reading.

Do these 40 seconds stand a chance against everything else each parishioner has coming at them this week?

Read like you mean it.

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