Posts Tagged ‘attitude’

 A few days ago I spilled my coffee cup on my desk and remembered a good life lesson: that to clean up life-messes we must lift everything up.

marionetteDo you have the control-freak gene? (What if you have it and don’t realize it?) How do we keep up healthy-control when there is “crazy” all around us?

This quiz (written by Dr. Albrecht) was published in Psychology Today:

1. Do you “help” other people drive – tell them what route to take, when to turn, where to park, remind them that the traffic light has changed?
2. Do you devote a lot of attention and energy to keeping your personal environment organized?
3. Do you give people a lot of “shoulds” and “oughts” – unsolicited advice, suggestions, and “constructive criticism?”
4. Do you have lots of personal rules, routines, rituals, and ceremonies?
5. Are you the one who takes over and orders other people around when the situation seems confused?
6. Do you dislike depending on others, accepting help from them, or allowing them to do things for you?
7. Do you insist on “being right,” having things done your way, or having the final word?
8. Do you “over-plan” simple activities?
9. Do you find it difficult to admit making mistakes, being wrong or misinformed about something, or acknowledging that you’ve changed your mind?
10. Do you become angry, irritable, or anxious when someone or something makes you late, when things don’t start on time, or things don’t go according to plan?

Interpret Your Score:
41 – 50: yep, you’re a control freak.
31 – 40: you probably have some control issues.
21 – 30: you can live and let live.
10 – 20: are you being honest?

IMG_4324Would you rather be treated justly or mercifully? Be shocked as you listen to the message below about a new kind of country with a radical culture.

Parable of the Workers (.mp3)

The Parable of the Workers in Matthew 20 describes a boss who operates justly but is motivated by a higher standard. Do we dare dream of a community obsessed by mercy?

IMG_4245Did you know that work was part of God’s plan in the Garden of Eden?  During this sermon (originally given in 2008) I asked the kids in the audience to keep track of 3 words: God, Work, Boss.

Work 08-31-2008 (.mp3)

The Scripture has a lot to say about work, so if you have some challenges at work, this is for you…

IMG_4231Too much worry changes your mental and emotional attitude, but it also impacts your physical well-being.  If you tend to worry, this sermon (originally presented in 2009) might be helpful for you.

Remedy for Worry (.mp3)

Just like light chases away darkness and sound disrupts the silence, there is something that breaks the chains of worry.