Posts By: Craig Wagganer

A Conversation with Satan

DSN9158-2-LIn my daily readings I was just beginning the book of Job. Along with it I was reading Luke 4. I found an interesting comparison of Satan and dealing with him in the chapters I was reading.

Pretty simple really…

Job and his buddies looked at the huge problems and circumstances and came to certain conclusions about God. Jesus faced his circumstances and told Satan the truth.

I am afraid I have been more like Job than Jesus. I can easily tell God about the size of my problems. I whine and complain; try to bargain and look for reasons.

Jesus’ example is not to complain to God about the size of the problems, but rather to tell Satan about the size of His God.

I think it’s time for a conversation with Satan.

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Idea Starters

“A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”

Jerry Seinfeld

My nickname was ‘Tornado Tom’ but it stuck past two. CSW

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“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”

Albert Einstein

Common sense is relative to the beholder. CSW

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“TV is chewing gum for the eyes”

Frank Lloyd Wright

Chewing gum may affect the teeth, but TV the mind. CSW

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“All men are equal before fish.”

Herbert Hoover

Me thinks the swimmer and fisherman are perceived differently by the wise fish. CSW

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“Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease.”

Bill Maher

We redefine reality to accept our circumstances. CSW

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Learning Leadership

DSN9118-2-M“I’ve been with this company a long time and, by far and away, this is the best training event we’ve ever had.” I overheard this comment as I was waiting to talk with the contact person for an event I facilitated. I was both honored and humbled at such an accolade.

But what really impressed me with this individual was what was implied by his statement. He had been with the company for a long time; he had seniority and experience. He had been involved in a lot of training throughout his years and continued to take part in the learning experiences. He was in upper level management and could have easily been coasting as he approached retirement. But he took advantage and learned when opportunities were presented.

Great leaders learn, they never stop.

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Theo-Zoology

0814150953aI love the zoo. I don’t go as often as I would like, but when I do I am always amazed. And it isn’t just the animals, but the creative displays in which the animals live.

In St. Louis we have a fantastic zoo. The habitats of Big Cat Country, River’s Edge, Jungle of the Apes, Sea Lion Cove and many others give a great view of the beautiful animals. But I also marvel at the ingenuity and creativity of the designers and the talent of the builders to come up with such amazing venues. And the landscaping matches the creativity of the architects’ design.

It can be tragic to race from one animal habitat to another and not recognize the inanimate objects that add to the awesome experience of the zoo.

Even a simulated hollowed out log provides near the elephants provides refuge for other wild animals that might come to visit.

Exodus 35 tells of God filling people with skill, intelligence, knowledge, and craftsmanship so that they could build the tabernacle according to God’s design and desire. God still uses people to provide insight and wonder into the one who originated all creativity.

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Idea Starters

“How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand.”

Emo Philips

People with telekinetic powers move me. CSW

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If God wanted us to bend over he’d put diamonds on the floor.

Joan Rivers

Perhaps He put stars in the sky so we’d look up. CSW

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“Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.”

James Joyce

Credit doesn’t go to the discoverer, but to the one who has courage to announce it. CSW

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“Reality continues to ruin my life.”

Bill Watterson

Who really wants to live in the real world? CSW

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“When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.”

Rita Rudner

Always Right should never marry Never Wrong. CSW

 

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