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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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TOF Sunday Nov 20, 2011

December 4th, 2011


WELCOME!

 

I try to work on my productivity as much as I can. One book that I found particularly helpful is called Getting Things Done, and a MAJOR step in his process is writing things down.

 

So I try to write everything down. Phone calls come in, I grab a pen and write down the salesman’s name and use it. Someone asks me for something… I pull out a pen and paper and write it down so I won’t forget. When I get to my office, especially after a Sunday, I go through all my notes and things to do. I hate forgetting things, and I hate letting people down. Writing it helps me.

 

One reason you all received a notebook was to help you write things down. Taking notes is a valuable skill to learn, because any time you make a commitment to do something (“Sure, I’ll bring that to you next week…”), you obligate yourself to either do it or be a liar. “I forgot.” Well, you still lied.

 

I try to write everything I can down, and I use a little checkbox system. Every time you hear something you need to do, write it down and put a little empty box next to it. When you do it, check-off the box. Simple or huge, write every little step and check it off, one by one. Don’t be too general; be specific. Don’t write, “Be thankful,” write:

  • Ask Bro. Ryan or Bro. Ken to point out Mary Wright
  • Thank Mary Wright for the notebooks.
  • Write mom and dad a thank-you note.

Step by step. Don’t write, “clean up facebook wall,” write:

  • Unfriend ____
  • Post a Bible verse
  • Delete all posts with profanity
  • Revisit my profile page and compare each listing to Phi. 4:8-9

 

Life is made up of specifics. So get specific and be productive. Take notes! Write it down. It will help you. Enjoy your books!

 

Bro. Ryan

 

PRAISE & PIE HELPERS NEEDED – TONIGHT

Any ladies who can help cut pies and help with the serving tonight, please be at the church kitchen by 5:30 pm.

 

MIXED ENSEMBLE – 5:30 practice tonight.

 

QUICK MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY – THIS WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23

Anyone who’s available for a few minutes after church, please stick around to help Mrs. Rench put out our Christmas hymn books.  It won’t take very long.

 

WINTER RENDEZVOUS DEPOSIT DUE – SUNDAY, DEC. 4

We are asking for a $40 deposit if you are planning on going to the Winter Rendezvous on Thursday, January 5 – Saturday, January 7.

TOF CHRISTMAS PARTY – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Please bring a snack to share and a $5 gift for a gift exchange.  More details to come later.




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