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tn eyes wide open t ntThis evening I went into my Pocket and read the article "20 Things the Poor Really Do Every Day" on Ben Irwin's blog.  It was written in response to an article on Dave Ramsey's blog - "20 Things the Rich Do Every Day".  I loved Mr. Irwin's article.  I should let you know up front that I'm a graduate - twice - of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.  I now teach a small group when we offer the class here at Metro.  We practice several of his recommendations at home.  I am an accountability partner for at least two friends. I, for the most part, agree with what he says.  But I was disappointed by the what-the-rich-do article.  Especially this line that Mr. Ramsey used in the comments that he appended to the list after, apparently, all hell broke loose when the blog was first published:  This list simply says your choices cause results. You reap what you sow.

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tn parentaladvisory3Two months ago, Metropolitan hosted a Lifted program that was dedicated to our youth.  We used the opportunity to converse with teens and young adults about sex and relationships.  There was a great amount of participation and many of the young people were able to share their perspectives.

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tn 4G Teens std tMetro Teens 4G is pleased to present Teens Against the Spread of AIDS (TASA) on Saturday, May 18 at 10:45 a.m.  TASA is a non profit group that is part of the National Children's Hospital in Washington, DC. TASA trains high school teens from the Metropolitan DC area on how to create and present high energy, creative, informative and fun performances and workshops for teens that address topics including sexually transmitted diseases, testing and medical care, problem solving and and other problem areas teens face. 

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tn stranger-thingsWe typically find ourselves embroiled in deep discussions - even arguments - with people of our own faith family about church reform. In these strange days, how about instead of arguing about how church culture is and what it needs, we work on CREATING culture?  Strange Days call for us to do Strange Things...Let's rediscover the Gospel instead of focusing on worship style.  Let's become such a light in this community that if we left town, we’d be sorely missed.

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tn will-smith-quoteI’m not one that’s big on keeping up with the every move of celebrities. However, there are a few that I’ll lend an ear to when they have a radio interview or television appearance.  One of them is Will Smith. We saw him start as a rapper turned actor on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and now he’s one of the Hollywood elite. I may not like all of his projects or totally agree with his theology, but I respect his insane work ethic and his thoughtfulness. When I saw the quote pictured to the left, some questions came to mind. What if I didn’t know you during your struggle? Technically I was absent. Does that mean I don’t have the chance to know you during your success? Call it being facetious but I felt inclined to ask!

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Sphere of Influence

Sometime ago, I worked for a large marketing organization. Our trainer told us to make a list of individuals in our sphere of influence - persons we knew well and with whom we interacted frequently.  He told us we would market our product to these people first and then they would introduce us to those in their sphere of influence, thus creating an ever-widening circle. This strategy assumes that those in our sphere have a good impression of us and would be willing to listen to our presentation.  What would happen if our acquaintances thought we were mean-spirited,backbiting, gossipers, selfish, quick-tempered?   Would they be willing to invite us to their homes?  Even if we had a valuable product, our negative attitude would prevent them from even listening to our message.  Our lifestyle would trump our message and the entire strategy would fail.
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