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"What you focus on determines what you miss." - Brian McLaren, quoting a friend while preaching 09/18/05 on
Wow. That's one of those phrases that is really hitting target with me today. What am I missing because of what I'm focusing on? Where am I missing out because I'm not looking there? What am I focusing on, and does that mean that I'm missing something else?


Anonymous Jim Walton said...

Great quote, Rick!

That hits close to where I'm at, as well. I posted the quote on my blog, as well, with a link back to you.

20/9/05 4:38 PM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

As long as you are seeking first the kingdom of God, you aren't missing anything.

20/9/05 5:27 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

i don't know - that verse says "seek first His kingdom AND His righteousness......" - hmm? might be missing something still if i get too focused on His kingdom and not somehow on His righteousness as it's supposed to be lived out through me - hmm? :)

20/9/05 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds remarkably like CS Lewis in The Magician's Nephew. I really just wanted to say hello, you were the breath of fresh air to my ever darkening soul as I read at Slice of Laodicea.

20/9/05 6:49 PM  
Blogger MaryAnn M said...

but then...too much of this type of thinking gets you to the point of feeling like somehow you fail as much as you keep trying.

the other thought i had was: by marrying THIS man, who else did i miss? (not somethin you want to ask)

20/9/05 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend quoting Brian McLaren:


22/9/05 9:56 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

um. yeah. good luck with that. heh heh.

22/9/05 9:58 PM  

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