Friday, November 30, 2007

Discover Your Strengths

Now Discover Your Strengths: Marcus Buckingham

I like the last one on this list, "WOO!!" Not only I encourage others to tag along with me in the vision I have for the glory of God but I enjoy being around people who loves God and enjoys growing in Him! Check this out!

Achiever: An achiever always wants to accomplish something, even on your days off you make lists!
Activator: You want to know when things are getting started. You are
impatient for action.
Adaptability: You live in the moment. You just adapt to any situation.
Analytical: The phrase “prove it” is a great phrase for you. You love facts.
Arranger: You are a conductor. You like figuring out the very best ways to get things done.
Belief: You have a very strong core belief and those beliefs help to guide all of the decisions that make you who you are. Basically, you have a strong
sense of faith in a way of life, a vision for the future, etc.
Command: You like to be in charge. You feel no discomfort calling the shots for a group of people.
Communication: You like to explain things, to describe things, to host, to speak in public or maybe even to write.
Competition: You love to win. You love the challenge that comes when
performing against an opponent.
Connectiveness: You believe that things happen for a reason. You are sure of it. You believe deeply that we are all connected to a greater purpose.
Context: You tend to look back in life. The reason you do this is because you that is where the answers lie…back in the past. So you tend to help the
present by understanding the past.
Deliberative: You are a very careful person. You tend to be private and you know that the world tends to be an unpredictable place.
Developer: You see the potential in others. Sometimes that’s all you see in other people. You can very easily overlook a lot, which is a beautiful quality.
Discipline: Your world needs to be ordered, planned, and predictable. You love routines.
Empathy: You can sense the emotion of those around you. You can feel what they are feeling as though they are your own feelings.
Fairness: Balance is important to you. You like to treat every person the same.
Focus: A question that you regularly ask is, “Where am I headed. You want to know the goal.
Futuristic: The future fascinates you.
Harmony: You look for areas of agreement. In your view, there is little to be gained from conflict. You love harmony. You love when everyone is
getting along.
Ideation: You are fascinated by ideas. You just love ideas.
Inclusiveness: You are always stretching your relational circle wider. You want to include people and make them feel a part of the group.
Individualization: You are intrigued by the unique qualities of each person.
Input: You are inquisitive. You may like to collect things or information like words, facts, books, or quotes.
Intellection: You like to think. You love mental activity.
Learner: You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from
ignorance to competence.
Maximizer: You are looking for excellence not average. You look to transform something that is already strong into something that is superb.
Positivity: You are generous with praise, quick to smile and always on the look out for the positive in the situation.
Relater: This describes your attitude toward relationships. You are drawn more to people you know and you tend to feel deep, close relationships. You have a really strong circle of friends.
Responsibility: You take psychological ownership for anything that you commit to; whether large or small you feel emotionally bound to complete it.
Restorative: You love to solve problems. You enjoy the challenge of analyzing the symptoms, identifying what’s wrong and finding the solution.
Self-assurance: You are confident about you. You know that you are able to take risks, able to meet new challenges, and able to stake new claims and,
most important, able to deliver.
Significance: You have a deep desire to be heard and recognized.
You want to stand out.
Strategic: A distinct way of thinking. You can see patterns in situations where
as others simply see complexity.
WOO (winning others over): You enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and getting them to like you. Strangers are rarely intimidated by you. In fact, they are often energized around you.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Graining down toward December 31st..

Wow! It's really hard to believe that 2007 is almost over and 2008 is near, Lord willing! As 2008 approaches, I have a couple of thoughts, though this may sound like a New Year's resolution but it is not:

1. We'll enter our 9th year serving the Lord here at Fairfax!!
2. It's 8 years after the Y2K scare.
3. It will be 7 years after the 9/11 disaster.
4. Fairfax Deaf Ministry sent 2 deaf families to Sunset International Bible Institute (SIBI;

Many great blessings have happened during the year of 2007. A very special thanks to our elders and the congregation for allowing us to enhance the deaf worship room adding to 50" LCD televisions and getting rid of the big 32 inch television that hogs over the middle of the congregants. Now, we have a computer monitor on the pulpit stand.

As the sand in 2007 Hour Glass grains down, we have two wonderful events to close out the year. Tomorrow is the ASLexpo where thousands of deaf will be in Frederick, MD to greet one another, learn what is available in the ASL world and have fun! We have a booth and it's in 14A, section 212. Look for us. The second and final event will be our annual Christmas banquet. We have invited a few whom have not committed their lives to the Lord.

Of course, you know that our goal for the Lord is to bring each and every soul to Jesus. It is our prayer that we will bring 10 more souls to Christ next year. This may appear unrealistic but with the Lord, anything is possible. We live among people who have became so entwined with time and materialism. Every Christian must daily repent of their sins. It would be good to get down on your knees and pray to the Lord asking for His forgiveness. 1 John 1:7 states that as we walk in the light, he is in the light, the blood of Jesus covers our everyday sins. Here are a couple of things we ought to do:

1. Commit to weekly deaf worship services and bible studies (Sundays and Wednesdays)
2. Read the Bible daily for 15 minutes.
3. Reach out to one soul (friend, co-worker, boss or family) and bring them to Jesus.
4. Invite a friend over for dinner.
5. Invite a fellow Christian (single or couple or family) for dinner.
6. Develop a ministry that gives God the glory.
7. Be an example of Jesus.
8. Avoid following bad examples/bad habits of others (warn them of their lacking).
9. Consider what you, as a Christian, can do better than the year before.
10. Glorify God in all you do for Him!

You know what?? If you have read this, it is easy to move on with life without even thinking what you can do for the Lord. That's exactly what Satan wants you to do. He wants you to live a compartmentalize life. He wants you to be busy for him and for the world. When that happens, self and souls are neglected. The glory isn't given to God but to yourselves.

Now, I pray that we will turn to the Lord and pour our hearts out! Take a moment right now and ask what the Lord wants you to do and what you can do for the Lord!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

All For Love

Great song! I always love what Hillsong do for the Lord in Australia! Bless their work for the Lord!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Twelve Million Minutes

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick....

Yes! Twelve million minutes during your life time is spent doing what?? Let's look at this breakdown:

Most of us live a "three-score-and-ten-year life span", we're given 36 million minutes!

1/3 of that 36 million (12 million minutes) are spent sleeping (roughly 8 hours a night in bed)
1/3 of that 36 million (another 12 million minutes) are spent working (roughly 8 hours a day at work)

Now, we're left with another third, another 12 million minutes. What do we call this? Most people in the world properly call this remaining 12 million minutes, "Our Own Time". It's a time to do as we please. It's a time that is "disposable". OUCH!

Doesn't that make you think? 12 million minutes doesn't sound a lot! Think about what God want you to do with those minutes. The first 12 million in bed is a good way to recuperate, the R&R period preparing you for the other 24 million minutes out in the field that's ripe for harvest. What do you do with the 12 million minutes at work? What do you do with the 12 million minutes of your "free time"?

"You don't know what will happen tomorrow! Your life is like a fog. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away." James 4:14 (erv)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


This Sunday, we're going to learn a whole lot more about Rahab, the spies, the stronghold and fall of Jericho in the book of Joshua. We can learn a whole lot about this history that was done a couple thousand years ago.

What is your Bible hero and why? Send me your comments.

Lord, Be Praised!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

ANTI-GOD MOVIE (warning!)

Yes.. I am a movie buff. But this is the movie we, most definitely, will NOT see.. We won't waste our money watching an "Anti-God" movie, "THE GOLDEN COMPASS"..

Check out SNOPES for the validity of this "rumors". It is true!!

Pray for those souls who made this movie possible, the writers, directors, actors, actresses, crews...