My Mission Journey

I live to worship and serve God in my generation; to be Jesus to those in my presence. 

I follow the path set out by Jesus Christ, when he said,

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
     because he has anointed me
     to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
     to proclaim freedom for the captives
     and release from darkness for the oppressed,
     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

My life’s mission is about Godly influence. I influence my wife, my children and grandchildren to live life as disciples of Jesus Christ. I influence others whom God allows me to walk with, encouraging them to follow Jesus closely. I am a presence of calmness in calamity, a man of consistent purpose, and a man peaceful in the chaos of life. I listen empathically to people without advising, judging, or replaying my personal life story. I walk with, motivate, and help them through life’s difficulties.

In 2008……..

My desire is….
….to be a man of thankfulness.
….to live to glorify Jesus, my brother and my King.
….to be an active citizen of the Kingdom of Jesus, serving now as an ambassador to Earth.
….to submit to the Spirit’s direction in my life. 
….to trust in my Father’s faithfulness to supply every need.
….to be a man of forgiveness.

What directions do my ambitions point me?  Do I have the courage to pursue them?

My Values

I value my relationships with God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord.

I value my relationships with my wife, my children, grandchildren, my friends, and my extended family.

I value the transcending peacefulness achieved through steadiness of purpose.
 
I value a calm, steady demeanor maintained in spite of life’s turbulence. 
 
I value empathic listening; that is, the ability to listen to people without judging, advising, or replaying my own life story.

I value integrity; being honest, straightforward, and upfront about who I am.

My Roles

Sharpen the Saw Roles

Spiritual
In order to have the greatest impact in my other roles, and to honor God, I focus on developing a deeper relationship with God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  I seek to worship and serve Him wholeheartedly in my generation.  What is the most important thing I can do this week to develop a deeper relationship with God?

Social/Emotional
In order to provide the greatest impact in my other roles, and to honor God, I focus on two avenues:  1) I renew myself emotionally by daily connecting with the Center of my life, God and Jesus, through prayer and meditative listening.  Twice a year, I also spend extended time in reflecting upon that connection in the deeper elements of my life:   my roles, my values, my mission.  2)  I renew myself by frequent connection with like-minded people, and fellow-travellers in life.  What is the most important thing I can do this week to impact society?  What is the most important thing I can do this week to renew myself emotionally?

Physical
In order to have the greatest impact in my other roles, and to honor God, I maintain my health through proper nutrition, proper exercise, and proper life-balance.  What’s the most important thing I can do this week to maintain a healthy life?

Mental
In order to provide the greatest impact in my other roles, and to honor God, I sharpen my mind through expansive reading and continuing study.  What is the most important thing I can do this week to sharpen my mind?
Personal Roles

Family Shepherd
In my role as family shepherd, I seek to lead my family to a deeper relationship with God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior.  I am a mentor, a spiritual guide, an example of a Godly husband, father, and grandfather.  I seek to know each one so well that I can faithfully and truthfully bless their future.   What is the most important thing I can do this week to bless my family?

Steward
God, the Father, has placed His resources in my care, and expects me to use them to His profit.  No material possessions at my disposal are my personal property; they all belong to Him.  They are to be used to fulfill His mission:  preaching the Good News, proclaiming freedom for those in captivity, healing the broken-hearted.  Every purchase, every investment of His resources, is made with this mission in mind.  What is the most important thing I can do this week to better manage God’s resources?
 

Business Roles

Internet Business Owner
In this role I want to eventually replace my work income.  My responsibilities include acquiring salable merchandise, and discovering avenues for selling them profitably and quickly.  What is the most important thing I can do this week to advance my internet business?

Alma’s Internet Assistant
In this role I want to help Alma expand her Arbonne business by strategic use of the Internet.  I use the Internet to sell product, and to sponsor new consultants.  What is the most important thing I can do this week to support Alma’s business on the Internet?
Work Roles

Retail Manager
In this role I am responsible for executing all the functions of a Things Remembered Store Manager, in order to provide the greatest service to the Company.  I do all within my power to master the assigned responsibilities.  What is the most important thing I can do this week to provide exceptional management for my store?