Thought Thread: Positive

This week we're staying POSITIVE. A reminder: you can get the Thread in your email by clicking here.

Prepare for the Worst Without Being a Pessimist
You can be a realist while being positive, but it takes the right attitude.

The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking
In some instances, however, a positive attitude can lead us toward failure.

Want To Be More Productive? Get Rid of Your Internet
Look, I just can't be positive about this, but there are some compelling arguments here.

My Thoughts: Five Forces of the Restoration Movement (FORTIFICATION)
The next installment of my series on the Restoration Movement. Building walls is satisfying and sometimes necessary. My religious tribe prepared for battle and never stopped.

BOOK: We Are All Weird: They Myth of Mass and the End of Compliance
In this short read, marketing/business guru Seth Godin advises that the weird will inherit the earth. Click here for some of my favorite quotes from this book.

17 years ago today a national tragedy paralyzed us, but some fascinating stories of heroism emerged. I am still impacted by this one about one of the first NYFD units to respond the the Trade Centers.  

The next sermon in a series on the Ten Commandments. Instead of fixating on the negativity of commands, maybe we should examine our willingness to obey.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF transcript of Commandment Seven

A few notes: 
1. All Scriptures are taken from the New International Version
2. The Smyth and Helwys Exodus Commentary by William Johnstone is the source of exegetical content in this series. 
3. Feel free to customize the message for your audience. Since these sermons are heavier on commentary, there is no need to attribute the content.  

As always, I’m thankful that you take the time to read this. If you have a thought about this thread, leave a comment below.

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