Just finished a great little book today. It is by Dennis Jones, President of Heritage Christian University. It is a very quick, very enjoyable, very inspiring read. It's one that is hard to put down. Dennis takes eight principles and styles them around the theme of building a meaningful life. It has some very excellent principles for both individuals as well as churches. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this good book.
I feel sure I'll borrow his section on "gifts".
A couple of quick quotes from the book:
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” anonymous
“How much better it is to have fewer classes with better teachers than to have a large number of classes taught by boring, half-interested teachers. A gifted teacher can make the word of God what it truly is – exciting and interesting, capturing our thoughts and hearts.”
“A leader does not sit around and wait for someone else to do what needs to be done. A leader sees a job and takes action to get it accomplished.”