Get Organized

As part of PT 525 Personal Assessment and Introduction to Ministry, I had to read J. Oswald Sanders’ book Spiritual Leadership. It wasn’t deep or lofty, but it sure was quotable and motivating. I used a FranklinCovey day planner for a few years, even attended a 7 Habits of Highly Effective People seminar but once I was given a Handspring Visor Deluxe, I ditched the paper. Unfortunately I also threw out a good part of my organizing habits too. After reading Sanders’ chapter The Leader and Time, I was so convicted that I ran out and bought refills for my day planner and moved back in. I also copied that chapter and the one before it, Prayer and Leadership, cut them down to size and put them in my planner a few months out. I want to review those chapters again too keep me motivated.

There were so many good, quotable phrases that I couldn’t pick any out. I wanted to quote the entire thing!

Something that I really appreciate about the PT 525 class is that the prof didn’t say “read all of Sanders by this date” or even “read 100 pages of Sanders by this date.” Instead the assignment was to read Sanders for 4 hours over the week and write a reflection paper. That meant that I got to pick the chapters and read them slowly and reflectively (which was the point). I even reread about 5 pages, something I couldn’t do otherwise.

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