How did we do? Reflections from our #CliftonStrengths presentation with Adam Mustoe (Episode 75)
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Yes I told you I’d be doing solo minisodes every fortnight, however I wanted to bring this chat to you sooner and while it’s fresh and relevant. This is a reflection conversation I shared with my co-facilitator, following our presentation at the Clifton Strengths conference. Adam and I met on this podcast and through some […] The post How did we do? Reflections from our #CliftonStrengths presentation with Adam Mustoe (Episode 75) appeared first on First Time Facilitator.Free masterclass THIS WEEK: Steal my Booked Out Facilitator framework to land repeatable workshop bookingsWant 5 more workshop bookings, for every one you deliver? Register here! Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/leannehughes)
Jesus tells Peter that he would build his church on Peter and that not even the gates of Hades can prevail against it. In our world today would you say the church takes an offensive position against evil or a defensive position? How is it that we can be effective at confronting the evils of this world?
When Joseph becomes the right hand of Pharaoh, he leads Egypt through 7 years of famine with a stockpile of food for everyone from the surrounding region. When his brothers come for food, as they are starving, Joseph is left with a tough decision - should he forgive the very brothers who sold him into slavery? If we decide to be generous when we are angry, what kind of effect can that have on others?
Sometimes the people closest to us can hurt us the worst. Most of us have been blindsided before, and things can seem dire. Yet, God never gives up on us. Where is God when somebody else's actions leave us in peril?
It doesn't take long for babies to say their first words- of which "mine" is sure to come quickly. So often we seem hard wired to put ourselves first. In the New Testament we see that this mindset isn't the same as "the mind of Christ." How can we go from thinking of ourselves first to looking to the interests of others?
Our modern picture of Satan is a mixture of biblical imagery with everything ranging from Dante to The Simpsons. How do we sort out what we believe about Satan? One consistent pattern in the Old Testament is that there is a force of opposition at work in the world. How do we overcome the obstacles in our lives?
When someone asks “How’s it going”, it seems like more often than not we've said, “Oh, its been crazy. I’ve been so busy.” Why do we wear our busyness like a badge? What would we find if we were to give ourselves permission to slow down?
"Xenophobia (fear of people those who are different)" | Adam Mustoe
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A pitch black room. A dark alley. The first day at a new school. We fear these things because of the unknown. It has been said that what we do not understand we worship or fear. When this fear is aimed at people it is called "Xenophobia" fear of that which is foreign or strange. How wide to we draw our circle, and how would Jesus have us treat people outside of it?
Loving other people is really hard, especially when we don’t think they deserve it. Nobody feels good making a bad investment. What would our lives look like and how would our communities changed if we quit treating love like spending money?
Daniel served as an interpreter to a King that had his priorities mixed up. It is so easy to go through life giving energy to things that are not the most important even though they feel urgent. We all need someone in our life like Daniel who is willing to tell us the truth! It's never too early to see the writing on the wall.