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Some of my favorite songs are about trusting God in the midst of fear:

Be Not Afraid
Amazing Grace
Trust and Obey


I like these songs not because I trust well, but because I don't.

The vocabulary of the business world often helps us understand not just business, but life. One of its newer phrases is "managing the decline," which Wikipedia defines as "the management of the decline (or 'sunset') phase at the end of a lifecycle, with the goal of minimizing costs or other forms of losses and harm." In other words, decline is a given. What are you going too do about it?

What you do each day is important, but sometimes, it is the long trend that is the better measure of our hearts. Zacharias, John the Baptist's father, is a great example.

I've started reading through Luke. The first chapter starts with a thesis statement, covers some confusion (that's what happens when angels show up!) and ends with a party.

At the end of his life, one of the many things Jesus did for his followers was to speak clearly about the role of leadership. All through the last few chapters of Matthew, he explains - and ultimately demonstrates on the cross - what true leaders are meant to do: their job/our job (we all lead something!), is to work hard to make the burdens that other must carry easier. We are not meant to just carry them for them - everyone must carry something - but we are suppose to help.