Mary Selzer

Day Seven – A Personal Story

Several years ago, a leader whom I highly respected made a decision that smacked of disloyalty and betrayal toward me. The decision benefited her, but was extremely costly to me. It was difficult for me to think that she would betray me like this, so I attempted numerous times to contact her to talk things out. She ignored my overtures,[…]

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Day Five – Stay Sharp

Today’s Scripture: Eccles. 10:10 When life deals us a nasty blow, our tendency is to either attack or retreat. If we react too quickly, we may do or say things we regret. Sometimes we just withdraw and ignore, hoping the situation will resolve itself. Then we appease ourselves by thinking, “I’m a lot sharper now,” and we avoid any further[…]

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Day Three – Everything We Have is Borrowed

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 6:5, Hebrews 2:10, Psalm 24:1 The increased numbers at the prophets’ school made it necessary to build a larger facility. The scarcity of tools made it necessary for one man to borrow an ax so he could help with the expansion process. Everything we have is borrowed. One well-known radio talk-show host, Rush Limbaugh, describes his[…]

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Day Two – Be An Example

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 6:3 If you are a leader (in reality, we ALL have someone following us), the demands of responsibility can keep you from focusing on what is most important—the people you lead. Elisha apparently understood this very well. When the student asked him to join in building a larger facility (see 2 Kings 6:3), Elisha never hesitated.[…]

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Day One – Be A Team

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 6:1-3 One of the greatest challenges about reading Bible stories today is our tendency to interpret Bible customs through our own culture, rather than the culture in which they were written. In this week’s quest, for example, we may not fully grasp the significance of losing a borrowed tool because we can simply run to a[…]

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