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“Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For even Christ did not please himself.”

 – Romans 15:2-3

Redeemer Presbyterian Church Website, Redeemer.com

Cowboy Values

Three cowboys drive herd of horses

Core Values – Self-Reliance

  1. Taking responsibility for our own well-being.
  2. Confidence in our ability to learn.
  3. Making do with what we have.
  4. Doing the best and learning from mistakes.
  5. Valuing competence over convenience.
  6. Putting in the time and effort it takes to master a skill.
  7. Finding satisfaction in every accomplishment.

 

Cowboy Values - Recapturing What America Once Stood For
Cowboy Ethics
James P. Owen
Lyons Press
2008
Hardcover
45

The Eagle who thought it was a Chicken

American Bald Eagle in Flight with Fish

During today’s sermon our pastor shared the following story.

 

There’s an old, well known story of a chicken farmer who found an eagle’s egg.

He put it with his chickens and soon the egg hatched.

The young eagle grew up with all the other chickens and whatever they did, the eagle did too.  He thought he was a chicken, just like them.

Since the chickens could only fly for a short distance, the eagle also learnt to fly a short distance.

He thought that was what he was supposed to do. So that was all that he thought he could do.  As a consequence, that was all he was able to do.

One day the eagle saw a bird flying high above him. He was very impressed. “Who is that?” he asked the hens around him.

“That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” the hens told him. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth, we are just chickens.”

So the eagle lived and died as a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.

 

I want to encourage you today that you are an eagle.

You may have been brought up in a situation that limited your understanding of your potential, but it’s time now for the past to lose its hold on you.

Don’t die thinking you’re a chicken.

Soar high, just as you were meant to.

Be all that you are meant to be!

 

Cowboy Values

Three cowboys drive herd of horses

Core Values – Optimism

  1. Faith in the rightness of the natural order of things.

  2. Confidence in our own abilities.

  3. Acceptance of the blending of good and bad in the world and in ourselves.

  4. Consciously choosing to focus on the good in our lives.

  5. Gratitude for the blessings that come our way.

 

 

Cowboy Values - Recapturing What America Once Stood For
Living The Code Of The West
James P. Owen
Lyon Press
2008
Hardcover
38

10 Ways To Become Better At Your Job Today

 

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After compiling tips from Forbes articles and staff, here are ten ways become better at your job.

  1. Get organized.

  2. Stop trying to multi-task.

  3. Put yourself in the mindset of your boss.

  4. Cultivate strong relationships with colleagues outside your immediate area of responsibility.

  5. Focus on listening.

  6. Get in early.

  7. Give yourself genuine down time.

  8. Aim for clarity and precision in everything you do at work.

  9. Do plenty of research and preparation before you undertake any task.

  10. Try some humility.

10 Ways To Become Better At Your Job Today
Susan Adams
Forbes
Nov 10, 2015