Thursday, May 29, 2008
I'll admit it has become a little bit of an obsession for me. I have been looking at houses on-line, in magazines, and driving around town during my free time. I'm searching all over to find best house at the best price. I'm determined not to settle for less than the absolute best!
I wish I had this much passion and determination in every area of my life...
ps- let me know if you know of any good deals on a house :)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I've been thinking about what makes Chipotle so good, besides the burrito bowl. I've narrowed it down to a few things (values) in no particular order.
1. Simplistic: They keep it simple. Their menu is basic, they offer a few things, and they focus on their main thing, the burrito.
2. Environment: I love the look, the feel, and the overall aesthetics of the restaurant. I hope to have a student center cafe that will resemble it one day.
3. Fast: Customers are important, and they want to get their product to them as quick as possible. Being quick and efficient is the most over looked marketing strategy. People's time is valuable. Getting QUALITY, QUICK, is important!
4. Excellence: They do things right and they do it right consistently. That alone keeps me coming back.
If we can incorporate these values into our churches, maybe people would wait in line to get what we offer. We need more Chipotle Churches!
Monday, May 12, 2008
19-18 was the final score of our softball game tonight and for the first time all season we were on the losing end. I guess the old saying goes, "You win some and you lose some." So I guess everyone has to lose every now and then and losing is just a part of life, but I still hate it!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Growing up in middle school and high school DIFFERENT was bad. The "different" people didn't get to hang out in the "cool" and popular crowd. They didn't get to sit at the "right" lunch table. They didn't have a lot of friends. They didn't wear all the right clothes. They usually were mistreated and out casted just because they weren't like everyone else. The sad thing is that things haven't changed much since I was in school 10 years ago. What a shame!
Now, just to clarify, I wasn't very different growing up. Looking back I wish I were. I tried to blend in and be one of the crowd. I was a follower and not a leader, and I did it all for the sake of popularity. I now know I was created to be different. Paul tells us in I Corinthians that God has given us all a unique gifting and we all play a different and specific role in life.
You're different, God made you that way. Show it off!
Friday, May 2, 2008
How often do we take advantage of the little things? Today, call a friend you haven't talked to for a long time, hold the hand of a loved one, laugh until you cry, and share/show the love that God has placed in each one of us.
Don't wait to live. Live everyday like you're dying!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
In life, if we compromise just a little bit, even just an inch, it WILL make all the difference.