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July 29, 2007

pinky qin na: what does it have to do with the Bible or Salvation?

I have often stated that if I can get control of your pinky, I have control of your whole body. How so? Simple, your body is a series of connected chains of movement, if I can control any part of it I can eventually control every part of it.

I teach this principle to my kung fu students, and as they understand it, it helps them to understand a different principle that parallels that truth. This other principle is a spiritual principle. Here is how it works:

Let us say that there is an aspect of the Bible that people question, a literal consecutive 6 day creation for example. Often people say that this isn't important in the grand scheme of things because it isn't a salvation issue. Basicly they say, "doesn't matter if it is true or not, it doesn't get you into heaven."

But I say this, "It is of vital importance because if you can undermine the authority of Scripture any where, then you have undermined it every where." Understand? It does effect salvation, because if we can't trust the history of the Bible then we can't trust anything it says, even its soteriology.

and by the way, it is a literal consecutive 6 days of creation. ;)

thanks for thinking about it!

God bless!!!

July 26, 2007

Leading of the Holy Spirit

today I walked into McDonalds and as I entered the building I saw a man sitting in the corner. I don't normally do this but today as I saw him, I felt something special and I had a thought that said, "sit next to him and talk to him about God"

So I laid my stuff down at the table next to him an sat down after ordering my food.

I struck up a conversation with him, it all happened so natural, like he wanted to talk to me.

He was in need of some major encouragement, and it was nice to be able to give it. Isn't it exciting to be a Christian in the service of our God, who uses us to not only evangalize the lost but encourage and disciple the brethren as well.

just thought I would share.

his name was Greg, so pray for him.

July 23, 2007

update on me

will fill in more detail in a few days,

but know its coming!


I finally have twitter


let me know if you do it too!

still not very good with it yet, but hey that is almost obligitory for a non-techy like myself.


July 17, 2007

the Goal of Leadership

In my experience with leadership, I have created and now follow what I call the “Inspirational Leadership” model. I call it that because it operates from a simple goal – to inspire the people I lead to aspire to greatness. Probably the greatest compliment I ever received from someone was that my presence made him want to be better, that I inspired him to strive for something more. That is the kind of leadership that I want to model. And that is the goal that I work from. In order to make that work, we have to model it. We have to aspire to greatness ourselves, and model it for all to see and follow. There are a lot of different models out there, and many of them are great, in fact, we share a lot of the points of practice. I like this one because it will work in any setting, be it business, military, church, or whatever. It works from the basic premise that everyone wants to be a part of something bigger and grander than themselves. Everyone wants to be great at something. A leader’s job is to inspire those people to want to be a part of his/her team, to take ownership of his/her vision and direction. When that happens, and we inspire them to aspire to be great at it, then hold on, because we will be hard pressed to keep up or stop them. Just look at Wal-Mart! That is how it became the business giant that it is today. Sam Walton was able to inspire his people to take ownership of his vision and then inspire then to aspire to greatness and then he just held on for dear life while his people took him all the way to glory, but it comes with a warning too. Woe betides the people who start off on that road only to lose their first love; for they will fall, and fall hard. (Rev. 2)