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#ThoughtsFromTerry Dispatch w.50.2018
Sunday was the day. Weeks of training and anticipation of my first half marathon. Thousands of runners converging on downtown Dallas for the 48th annual BMW Dallas Marathon. Runners lining up and organizing into different corrals, I imagine the atmosphere was electric. I also imagine my adrenaline would have been flowing just like the old bike racing days. However, all I could do was imagine because the reality was, I was home, in bed, sick.
No reason to dwell on missing the race...there will be more opportunities in 2019.
Do you know that 35% of the American workforce freelances in some capacity? Just the other day, Robin and I were watching something on TV that highlighted this fact and she thinks the percentages are too high. Regardless of our opinions - it's impossible to ignore this growing trend. It’s becoming clear that Everything Is for Sale Now. Even Us, especially as we go deeper into the “gig economy". Ruth Whipperman has an eye-opening NY Times Opinion article that really resonates with me. Hope you enjoy it!
In just a few weeks, I will celebrate 20 years serving in a ministry role. It's hard to believe it's already been that long. So much to write about in regard to serving in the local church for such a length of time. While processing the two decades, I came across an article from John Maxwell where he writes about the secret that keeps leaders in long-term roles: character, competence, consistency. I love these 3 C’s. Read it here: You Can’t Lead If You Can’t Stick Around: Developing Longevity as a Leader.
The Daily Podcast from NY Times is absolutely fantastic. I really enjoyed this two-part episode: "What the West Got Wrong about China". Part 1, Part 2.
This past weekend, I finally watched the Coldplay documentary on Amazon Prime: A Full Head of Dreams. Coldplay is one of those bands I forget how much I like until I listen to them again. I don’t listen often, but when I do I appreciate how good they really are. I thoroughly enjoyed the film.
"What a Great Lamp!" - The Old Man