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Setting Big Goals

By Don Loftis | 12.12.18

Recently, I ran across this quote: “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”  What does that say to you?   In one sense, this is safe advice.  Disappointment can be defined as the gap between our expectation and our current experience.  If a team has no expectation of winning, they will not be disappointed in losing.  Paul told the Philippians that he had learned to be content in all situations — prosperity and adversity.  Does it really make any difference what we set our sights on?   However, this approach sets a very low ceiling of blessing.  It may avoid disappointment, but it also severely restricts joy and hope.  Jesus told His disciples that their faith could move mountains and “all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” [...]

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What Is Your Legacy?

By Don Loftis | 12.05.18

Since former President George H. W. Bush passed away, we have all heard a variety of stories and remembrances concerning him.  As I am writing this, his funeral is underway, and the various speakers are painting his legacy.  Statesmen and family will attempt to capture his impact professionally and personally.   The reality is that all of us are in the process of writing our own autobiographies.  Throughout our lives we take a series of selfies that are filed away to be recalled later by those we have met.  Sifted together, they become our legacy.  We only get one chance to write this story, and edits are very difficult to achieve.   Every life is unique, but people tend to remember two things about us.  First, they recall our character more than our success.  Things [...]

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