This past week I put a short entry on my Facebook page; this is what I wrote:
If I had to rank what I do according to the joy I sense when I do them, it would be 1) speaking; 2) media; 3) writing - what are your top three joyful activities?
Here were the responses I received with the editorial comments added by two people.
- Giving, traveling and reading
- Quiet time. Cleaning. Shopping - I do them all regularly; I should not attempt to shop more.
- Teaching, Preaching, Reading,
- speaking, travel, baking
- travel (especially with family); writing; speaking on topics I'm passionate about (God, marriage, family, abortion, empowerment).
- teaching, reading, working my businesses (which would include travel since I am a travel agent)
- Singing; Making people laugh; Watching movies and all the behind the scenes stuff & close after that is Doodling. I may need to grow up and act my age.
- time with wife, Samaritan's Purse disaster relief, Bill Glass prison ministry
- reading; my business; traveling; and meeting with myself
- Praying, preaching, bowling
I want to keep the list going and next week we will talk about what I received. Please add your top three activities that give you joy by posting them to this site or sending me an email (feel free to add your comments when you send them as two did in the above list). I will make some my own comments about why I am doing this and what you can learn from this process next week. For right now, however, I want to build up our joyful activity inventory before we move on.
You have your assignment, so please let me hear from you this week!
ANOTHER SEMINAR IN PITTSBURGH: Last Saturday's purpose profile seminar was a great success. If you missed it you missed a good time. The good news, however, is that I am hosting another seminar on Saturday, June 7 at Allegheny Center Alliance Church here in Pittsburgh from noon to 4:30 PM. As usual, the seminar is free but you need to register by writing to let me know you are coming.
KENYA UPDATE: I just posted an update from Pastor Peter in Kenya concerning his work with community youth over the Easter holiday break. You can read what he wrote here and then respond with a gift to the work in Kenya through my website or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Thank you for your help. In that post, I also announced the dates for next year's trip to Kenya. Write to let me know if you are interested.
ONLINE RADIO: I now have three weekly Internet radio shows, to which you can listen live or access all of the archived interviews and download them to listen to on your mobile device or on your computer. Most people can't listen live so they access the shows once they are in the archives. The three shows are:
- Leadership Talk: Friday at 4PM (U.S. Eastern Time Zone)
- Urban Heroes: Wednesday at 8AM
- Ministry Beat: Tuesday at 4PM
FACEBOOK: When you have a chance, please go to my Facebook ministry page and register a like so you can follow me there. I also have a new page, Feeding Widows and Orphans in Africa. Please go there and register a like as well.