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April 20, 2010

Spiritual Prep

In Sunday class this past Sunday, we started a new study in the book of Matthew.  Our guide started us with the last 2 verses.   Matthew 28:19 & 20.  With Jesus speaking to his 11 disciples he says, “Go there therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always evern to the end of the age.”  I guess the item that caught my thoughts is the word “disciples”.  I am positive that verse is living and everlasting for all disciples to make more disciples.  But here is what really got me thinking.  I am being asked to speak on “Is Ethics in the work place an oxymoron?” (already did some blogging about it) .  Thinking about it and asking others, people do assume that it is an oxymoron.  I am floored as I think of all the people I know who are disciples of Christ and how they apply that in a consumed lifestyle–NOT Compartmentalized.  Then I am reminded that not all work places have the same compass we have here at OneAmerica.  That comes from the leadership at the top and then just like yeast spreads into all corners.  I believe discipleship in Christ is a lifestyle that at the most basic of understanding will stand against any alternative.  Fully developed, you find great people of wisdom and courage who will be a part of shaping the lives of those they touch.  I would offer that we should first help people understand what it means to be a disciple of something.  Then how to support and protect each other as though the individual is a most important part of the entire body of disciples.  It is a life long process of learning, following and then teaching.       

Training Prep

This will make you LOL (for all the over 50 with no kids, that stands for Laugh out Loud).  Yesterday we did the interview for Channel 8.  They are great people and are putting together a super story.  I am really grateful for their heart on Haiti.  I will let you know when it will show.  They wanted some pictures of me running.  I had decided this was going to be a rest day as I start to taper off toward the race.  I had assumed they would just have me run past maybe a hundred yards and it would be over.  They asked me where I do my training runs at lunch  and wanted to set up along the way and then at the track where I do intervals.  Well by the time I ran down there and did the track, I had about 2 miles in a run.  Thought we were finished and started back thinking it was over and I could walk to stretch out the last part.  Then the van pulls up beside me and starts filming me running with the van moving along side.  Had to run–you know that ego thing.  Ended up with a 3 mile run on an off day.  My legs are killing me so no running today.  It was fun and I am confident the message will bring more pennies for the medical needs in Haiti.

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