Rain: an opportunity, not an excuse

More from The Corporate Coach.  (It’s amazing what you learn when you read books instead of watching TV.  Just saying.)  James Miller actually encourages his sales people to not only go on late afternoon sales calls (traditionally labeled “waste of time” by management), but to pray for rain.  He says that when total strangers on your doorstep, soaking wet, looking for someone to talk to about their product, the strangers frequently get warm receptions, hot coffee, and big deals.

Jokes

A preacher was visiting a congregation one Sunday — they as unknown to him as he was to them.  “This is a bit uncomfortable for all of us, I suppose,” he said to open.  “You’re out there wondering if I’m a good preacher.  I’m up here wondering if you know what good preaching is.”

That is not a story from my future autobiography, I assure you.

A few examples of “The Small Things”

Last week in this space I encouraged the “one-talent” Christians out there to not lose heart, but rather to rejoice in the “small things” they may be able to do in service to God and to the church.  I thought I would follow up today with some specifics.

Again, these are things that virtually any Christian can do.