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God Is With Us

Not just on Sundays. Not just when you need Him most. Look around. Feel His presence. See His works.

Couple verses of the day from the past few days (I will write my thoughts on these).

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Proverbs 17:9

Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

1 John 4:11-12

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

1 John 3:11

[More on Love and Hatred] For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

1 John 4:10

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

John 13:34-35

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Accomplishments – 2 weeks

It’s been about 2 weeks since I’ve posted to my blog.  It’s amazing when you look back at the 2 weeks, how much you’ve done or not done, accomplished or not accomplished.  Sometimes you feel you are starting over from square 1.  But you can’t look at it that way.  Yes momentum has slowed a bit and you may be coming out of a slump.  But the way I look at it, it’s a time to reflect what’s been done, learn from it, and move to the next phase.  It might be 2 steps forward one step back.  Then 4 steps forward then one step back.  And then soon, it’ll be all forward from then on!

So in the last 2 weeks since my last post on Business Strategy, I’ve managed to:

1) Impress the COO and Head of UK Operations at the #2 UK law firm in the magic circle (#4 worldwide based on revenues).

2) Get an employment offer to be supply and procurement manager at the UK law firm

3) Spend money I don’t really have (okay it was Valentine’s day and I had accepted the job and wanted to treat my wife to a wonderful weekend out! – wouldn’t recommend to spend money before you have it, but I was just really happpy)

4) Try a fantastic Michelin rated restaurant called the Bingham (I think my second in my life.  The first being Tru in Chicago – though not sure if its Michelin rated.  I’ll have to look that up)

5) Establish a great recruiting contact at Huxley Associates (who helped me get the role at the UK law firm)

6) Finish one of my 7 books on self improvement.  Start on 3 of the books.  Reading books is somewhat challenging for me, as I have a short attention span. so finishing a book is like a MAJOR accomplishment for me.

7) Tell my wife I love her (but that’s everyday!)

8) Catch up with a good friend from Chicago and his future wife.  Someone that I believe is a good person to have in my life where we can help each other become better individuals.  He’s a prime example of someone with less experience (not that much less) that I respect and can take advice / criticism from without feeling negative.

9) Watch a movie – The Descendants (w/ my wife, friend, and friend’s fiancee).  Great story.

10) Ran twice.  A good start.  Got sick so had to stop. (just an excuse – but I really did have a cough…still do)

Amazing what one can achieve in 2 weeks.  I’m sure I could have accomplished a lot more, but the nice thing is I can see some very positive outcomes in the last 2 weeks.

Sometimes you just have to keep a log of your activities.  We all forget what we’ve achieved and accomplished and the time it takes.  Great time to reflect is at the end of every week.