Feb 15

I can’t believe it’s already February, 2006! Time flies when you’re having fun, they say. When I think of February, I think of Super Bowl XL and Valentine’s Day – both to love and both to remember. Please enjoy your February edition of our Newsletter – if you like it, please pass it on.

In This Issue
  • February Trivia
  • February Priorities
  • February Suggestions
  • February Commitments
  • From a Biblical Perspective

  • February Trivia
    O.K., now for some trivia. For those of you who watched the Super Bowl last year, can you remember where you watched it? What did you eat and drink? Who did you watch it with? Who won? Now, for Valentine’s Day. Who did you spend it with? What gifts did you purchase? What gifts did you receive? Who did you connect with? What was your fondest memory?

    February Priorities
    If I were to guess, I would say that most men remembered more about the Super Bowl than Valentine’s Day and more women remembered more about Valentine’s day than the Super Bowl. Was I right? The first step to a healthy relationship and/or connectivity to the ones you love is balance. For men, watching the Super Bowl may be more enjoyable, BUT, in the overall scheme of things, what will have the greatest long-term impact on your relationship? For women, even though you may HATE football, is it important to your spouse or significant other that you watch the big game with them? How will that impact your relationship? Male or female, please consider balancing priorities and giving up a little of what you may love OR simply enduring a few things that you may dislike, to make a gesture of love to the ones you really care for.

    February Suggestions
    Men, take time now and plan a few special things for your wife or significant other that will say I love you on Valentine’s Day. Really put some thought into it and follow through with appropriate action – you will be so glad you did! Women, please take time now and think of a few things you may have to endure to say I love you to your spouse or significant other – he will be so glad you did!

    February Commitments
    Continue this for the rest of the year and see what happens in your relationships. Plan special events and things to do with the people you care for, write them down and follow through. I began doing this with my mother a few years ago. We live in the same city, but I was not spending very much quality time with her. I finally wrote in my scheduler a date for lunch with my mother, one day per week. Our relationship has grown by leaps and bounds. My wife and I plan a date night once a week as well. We get away from the kids, ignore cell phones and spend quality time together. This sounds elementary, but how many of you have these dates written down in your day timers, Palms, computers or schedulers for the rest of the year. If you haven’t, do it now and it will literally change your life.

    From a Biblical Perspective
    Speaking of love – Matt 22:35-40 says; Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. KJV Mark 12:30-31 says; And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. KJV These two very important passages give us a glimpse of the love of God in Christ. Basically, when Christ came to earth and died for our sins, the law was taken from tablets of stone (the Ten Commandments) and written on the tables of our heart. As God moved from the judgment seat (before Christ) to the mercy seat (after Christ) the only law we are under now is “The Love Law” as described above. This Valentine’s Day, try and project love for your neighbor like never before. Carry that same commitment throughout this entire year and watch every part of your life change for the better. God Bless!
    Special Thanks…
    Thanks to everyone who emailed and gave me feedback on our most recent television interview – that really meant a lot. We have received reports that literally millions viewed that evening and were positively affected by what was said. We received quite a few orders for our new book and quite a few people took advantage of the FREE 30- day coaching offer online. By the way, if you signed up for the 30-days of free online coaching, let me encourage you to follow through with the coaching and take advantage of everything that particular program has to offer – even the email reminders! I continue to use and reference it on a weekly basis. Thanks again for all your support.
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