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Finishing with the Teachable Spirit

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Finishing with the Teachable Spirit

What does it mean to be finished? What does finishing a garment look like? Why is it so difficult to finish a project? Tailoring is one step above the work of a seamstress. Attending Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) as a student in the Sewing Design and Specialist class, the teachable spirit was told that being a tailor meant learning how to do hand work. Much of what goes into making a man’s suit look finished is the fine art of working with thread, needle, and thimble. The class at CPTC included 2,160 hours, complete with instructions on how to make a pattern for a wedding dress and man’s suit. Any amount you pay for a pattern from the store is nothing compared to the excruciating hours it takes to create a pattern start to finish. Subsequently,...

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A Teachable Spirit is Acquired Through Gratitude and Humility

»Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

A Teachable Spirit is Acquired Through Gratitude and Humility

Gratitude + Humility = A Teachable Spirit 1.  See the universe as having more than an abundant supply. When you look at the world, what do you see? During my childhood, there was always a race to get to the last piece of cake, the last piece of candy, the last piece of chicken, or whatever was the most delicious remaining substance. Why? The old analogy of whether the glass is half empty or half full comes to mind. Is there enough air to breath? Growing up all I ever heard over and over again was how there was not enough; the world seemed to produce the results in accordance with what I thought.  2.  Apply the law of non-resistance in every situation. Putting energy on an experience being “bad” creates more of it. The value of non-resistance is...

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Mastering Life with a Covenant of Love

»Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in mastering life | 0 comments

Mastering Life with a Covenant of Love

Does the type of covenant that David and Jonathan instituted sound familiar to you? What other relationship in scripture describes an eternal covenant? How does love figure into this “new” covenant? The Word of God describes a number of eternal covenants, typically between God and a specific person, which always carried forward to future generations. In mastering life with a covenant of love, even David was given an eternal covenant by God. He thought that He would create a temple for the God of Israel, but Nathan came to him with a word from the Lord, telling him that this task would be given to his son after him, and that David’s lineage would be established for ever. As you can imagine, this overwhelming news caused David to sit before the Lord in awe and...

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