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Welcome to the Encouragers United Podcast! Your source for simple yet profound inspiration from Coach Charlie Grimes, former university level athlete, coach, administrator and self-proclaimed encourager. Listen in to Coach Grimes' interviews for energetic, positive and enthusiastic passion to live life as an encourager! Enneagram 7's, DiSC Influencers, ENFP's and anyone working or interacting with us will be enriched to hear our stories!

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Moral "skill" or Moral "will"? A sermon on Colossians 3:12-15 with Charlie Grimes

Colossians 3:12-17 Hello Encouragers! Thanks for joining me for episode 32 of the Encouragers United Podcast. I'm dipping into the archives here this week to share with you a message I presented to Dayspring Christian Fellowship, the church I am now employed at, way back in the summer of 2013. I share my thoughts on Colossians 3:12-17. It's one of my favorites, and I hope it inspires you with truth that there is a difference between trying hard to do what's right to live a holy life, and actually "being" a holy, redeemed person, and then feeling a "desire" to do what's right. I introduce the concepts of Moral skill-- vs. Moral Will-- knowing how to do right is only one part of the equation-- Wanting to do right is a whole other ball-game! Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

22 MIN5 d ago
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Moral "skill" or Moral "will"? A sermon on Colossians 3:12-15 with Charlie Grimes

Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with Celia King!

Do you have people that you are working with, or even living with that just absolutely drive you crazy? I admit that I do-- They just don't think, see, feel, or do things the way you do? Here's the bad news, guess what, you probably do the same thing to those people too! What is this phenomena? That two logical, mature people, trying to accomplish a greater good in the world-- would see the problem, and the solutions-- almost exactly opposite? Well, you need to understand that for as clearly as you think you know the answers-- someone else may not only see the problem, resources, and vision differently-- they might just be committed to their solution as much as you are to yours! This diversity can be a tremendous tool, or debilitating aspect of your teams. If there was a way to get ahead of these differences-- to learn more about not only how we think and process information-- but also to learn more about how others may do the same-- we could kick start a teamwork that, in the long run would be more successful than any one person-- including you could achieve. The MBTI suggests that people experience the world using four principal psychological functions – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time.[6] The four categories are Introversion/Extraversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling, Judging/Perception. Each person is said to have one preferred quality from each category, producing 16 unique types. Celia is a delightful communicator-- a warm and welcoming facilitator, and she takes us through a wonderful introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She even has a little advice for those ENFP's in the group, like me. I hope you can gain some insight and maybe even seek out some of her resources to assist you in your life-- Enjoy. https://www.16personalities.com/ https://www.arrantsmcswain.com/ Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

38 MIN1 w ago
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Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with Celia King!

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #7

Day 7:Form a partnership An Aesop Fable Once there were two goats. The goats were friends. They played joyfully in the sun. The goats lived in the mountains, on two separate sides of a deep gorge. One day, the two goats walked up to a fallen tree. The tree fell and made a bridge- connecting two sides of the gorge. But the tree was not safe. The tree was small. Even a smaller goat could barely walk on it safely, and these two goats were large goats. The goats saw that the tree was too small for two large goats, but they did not want to take turns. “I am not scared. I will walk on the tree first,” said one goat. The other goat wanted to be first and said, “No, stay on your side. I will walk on the tree first!” But they both wanted to walk first. One goat set her foot on the tree. The second goat did too, until they met, head to head in the middle of the sagging branch. The tree held two goats. It trembled from the heavy goats. The tree creaked loudly. The goats were nervous, but they would not back up. In the middle, the two goats met face to face, horn to horn. “Move! You are blocking my way,” said one. “No, you are in the way!” Shouted the other. They were busy yelling when they heard CREEEEKKKKK! The tree cracked. Down the goats fell with the tree-- they were both killed by the fall into the deep gorge. Yikes. Do you understand the moral, or the lesson of the story? Quite obviously, they could have yeilded Write a letter or sit down to speak with someone of a different culture or race. Reach out to them and lend your support and a listening ear.You aren't forcing yourself on them-- but Let them know that you are a fan of theirs, and that you want the best for them. Encourage them by pointing out the gifts and talents that you see in them-- celebrate that you know them. How could the two of you work together to form a bridge that could be helpful? I know we as pastors at our church are considering several opportunities to connect and share with other churches. I'm going to do this personally-- I can't wait to see how God may use your creativity and positivity to change your life and the life of someone you know for the best. May God bless you in the task he's given us. That's a wrap on the 7 day Encouragers Journey. We marched around this fortress 7 times, Prayer, Listening, Respect, Empathy, breaking barriers, and forging partnerships---and I hope the process has been helpful for you to envision a better future. If this has been a positive influence on you, would you share it with someone you know? Feel free to leave a comment and rating on the podcast. That's a great way to let others know how it has impacted you. I appreciate you listening, and wish you the very best as you continue your journey as an encourager. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

12 MIN2 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #7

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #6

Day 6:Break a Barrier! Buzzfeed News article: How white people can support people of color now, 1. Don’t ask your friends — or random internet acquaintances — of color to #process everything with you. 2. If you want to reach out to your friends of color to ask about howthey’refeeling, it's ok, but don’t force a conversation. 3. Invest your energy into having difficult conversations with white people around you. That's our church conversation I mentioned in an episode earlier 4. Amplify the work and words of the most marginalized people. Latasha Morrison Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation 5. Intervene when you see harassment happening. We must speak into the circles of influence that we have-- Be bold and strong to speak up against anything degrading or disrespectful to others. 6. If you’re going to engage the country’s ongoing protests, do so responsibly. It's your right-- but don't violate someone elses rights while you are doing it. 7. Get involved for the long haul. It's not just the summer of 2020. No-- this problem isn't going away quickly-- it took nearly 400 years to get this far-- It will take decades of consistent and diligent attention to truley change. 8. Remember to stay vigilant (and patient). Hannah Giorgis Buzzfeed News writer. Revelation 7:9 9After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

13 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #6

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #5

Day 5: Ask a question: "How is this hard for you"? Empathy Ian MacLaren, a noted Scotsman, author of “Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush,” cared deeply about those around him. His oft-quoted words offer wise counsel: “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.” We recently hosted a town hall type meeting at our church. It was a sunday evening gathering, setting aside time to share and talk about how we are feeling and thinking about all that's going on in the community, the US and the world. I was a bit anxious about such a meeting, knowing that there would be a wide variance in the opinions and viewpoints represented in the room--but it went quite well. We were able to hear from many who just needed to process and express their hearts. Questions, some tears, understandings and some very deep resolutions were made that night-- It was only a first step, but one that I'm glad we took-- we need to do that more often. One of the profound actionable things that came out of our discussion was to simply ask someone "How is this time hard for you"? A simply yet profound gesture to open ourselves to listen and empathize with someone else. Whether it be due to the racial unrest we are faciing, or the continued stress of living with the COVID-19 virus, or hundreds of other possible stressors that we all are facing-- what a wonderful step to engage someone, and invite them to share what is inside. "Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world." Barack Obama 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV) So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

8 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #5

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #4

Day 4: Random act of Kindness Have you ever had someone do something nice for you and it surprised you. That doesn't happen as often as it should right? James 1:22 (NIV) Do not merelylistento the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Give a genuine or silly compliment to someone on social media or in an email Write down what you appreciate about another family member and pass it along. Keys to our success Check in with someone who’s sick.- I was thinking about you. Hope you are well. Ask if you can help someone who may be having a difficult time in life right now. Make a card for someone -- watch for the birthdays on Facebook Ask a senior citizen about their life story and truly listen Offer to pay another person’s food bill. Lend a hand to someone doing yard work. Leave a kind server a generous tip. Smile big at a random stranger, just because. Help another parent out with a stroller or carrying things. Give away stuff for free online or to a local needy family. Give someone a book that you no longer need. Give our parents or grandparents a call just because. Volunteer at a community event. Pick up trash in a parking lot, or carefully collect the shopping carts at a store. What could you do for your community that isn't expected, but will be impactful? It takes some effort to pause and look around. You see, encouragers often see the opportunity in everything. Dream a little-- ask God to reveal to you what you might do-- and then obey, and just do it... Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

10 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #4

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #3

Day 3: Respect 1 Peter 2:17 (NIV) Show properrespectto everyone, love the family of believers, fear God,honorthe emperor. That's one aspect of the cultural shift that I see in our country in the last several years-- a lack of civil discourse, a thinning of our skin so to speak, and a loss of dignity for each other, especially those we may disagree with. It's only my opinion, but the fruit of the Holy Spirit that we read about in the book of Galatians: Love Joy Peace patience Kindness goodness gentleness and self-control-- are labeled today as characteristics of weak people- People who are like this are somehow "losers" in the world-- that's hard to accept isn't it. But that's what Jesus was, and the world of his time rejected and disrespected him as well. - The virus pandemic was somewhat of a "common enemy" that united the world for a time-- but then our team work slowly erodes with questions about how to solve specific problems-- then we add the racial upheaval, protests, and accusations. Respect for each other sometimes feels like it went out the window. "If we lose Love and respect for each other, this is how we finally die"- Maya Angelo "Respect is appreciation for the separateness of another person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.- Annie Gottlieb Look for some way that a person is unique-- and tell them you admire that about them. Smile and say hi. Campus walking example, be the one to step into that space. Be genuine. The hardest action is to show respect and kindness to those who haven't shown that to you. Step outside the expected script-- interrupt someone's normal response with kindness and simple civil respect. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

11 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #3

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #2

Day 2: Listen James 1:19 (NIV) My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, “People don’t listen to understand. They listen to reply. The collective monologue is everyone talking and no one listening.” — Stephen R. Covey "Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.--" Dean Jackson Go expose yourself to some opinions that you wouldn't normally hear. Watch a different news source, listen to a side of an issue that you just haven't heard. This will absolutely help you to understand the issue from another perspective, through someone else's experiences. Encouragement 7 Day Encouragers Journey Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

9 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #2

7 Day Encouragement Journey! Day #1

Welcome to episode #30 of the Encouragers United Podcast. This week I have a special challenge for you, my loyal listeners. Let me set the stage for you: It's the year 2020, we have just started to come out of a world-wide health pandemic and quarantine, sparked by the identification of the deadly and unique COVID-19 virus. As we try to adapt to living life making decisions about facemasks, social distancing and handwashing, we are also trying to reclaim some sort of normalcy, many of us in leadership positions trying to discern what the next right thing is that we should do. On pentecost Sunday, a traditionally exciting and hopeful day in the churches calendar-- the death of George Floyd at the hands of law-enforcement officers in Minneapolis, MN ignites the United states into a racially charged debate about everything from the value of life to the true prevalence of racist police brutality, marches of protest both peaceful and violent, leaving many bewildered and confused about what's trustworthy, whats proper, and generally questioning our motives, our ancestory, and our relationships with those that have different skin color and cultures. This time in our nations history renders even the most positive and optimistic among us speechless. One of the very first lessons I have shared on this the Encouragers United podcast, came from Proverbs 25:20 -- Do not sing songs to a heavy heart-- for it's like taking one's coat in the cold, or adding vinegar to soda. You see, I believe I can not give you all a weekly pat on the back, smile and say "chin up friend"-- "be well"-- it's going to all work out just fine... That's like singing songs to a heavy heart. No-- I have been praying earnestly for some direction for my work with you the Encouraging personalities who are listening each week. What can we really do-- will my gift of encouragement be useful to anyone during these agonizing times in our neighborhoods, churches and communities at large? I don't know for sure-- but I'm going to try. I'm reminded of the great Arthur Ashe quote that I shared in the trailer: Start where you are, take what you have, and do what you can. That's what I'm going to do-- I'm going to start where I am-- I'm going to take what I do have, and I'm going to do what I can to make a difference in someones life. Would you join me in this simple, yet powerful and intentional discipline? I hope you will-- I want you to join me on a 7 day journey... Each day I will release a short podcast devotional and recommendation for us to accomplish. That next right thing-- and in seven days, we will progress to make a difference in both our own hearts-- and hopefully the hearts of those around us. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

11 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragement Journey! Day #1

Conflict is constant, much like death and taxes. What will you do about it?

Welcome to episode 29 of the Encouragers United Podcast! Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789, "'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." I would add to that "conflict"-- we are all humans, right-and none of us are perfect- we all are dealing with conflict, some due to our own mistakes and misunderstandings-- while other conflict is caused by the mishaps of others. According to the report “Workplace Conflict and How Businesses Can Harness It to Thrive,” the following statistics demonstrate how pervasive conflict is in the workplace: 85 percent of employees report dealing with conflict on some level 95% of pastors report conflict in their churches-- 20% of those say it's constant 49 percent of conflict is a result of personality clashes 34 percent of conflict is caused by stress in the workplace 33 percent of conflict is caused by heavy workloads 25 percent of employees have seen conflict result in sickness or absence-- which is estimated to be valued at 359 million dollars per year, or about 385 million work days lost. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matt 5:9 Let's dig into this topic today on the Encouragers United Podcast. Step one: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Phil 2:3,4 Are they more of a "seeker" or an "avoider". How about you? Step two: What are we really conflicting about? Not all conflict is "relational" TASK conflict- disagreeing on the "What"? PROCESS conflict- disagreeing on the "How"? POSITIONAL conflict- disagreeing on "who is in charge here"? Step three: Find the common goals and mission! We must agree on something, right? Step four: Resolve to Resolve something! -Do nothing and keep arguing -Deal with it directly and talk until we get some progress! -Defer the decision to someone else, like a higher authority -Ditch the whole thing, and just quit and leave for a new assignment! All in all we need to realize that conflict will always be present-- especially with humans. Conflict resolution is a "muscle" our organizations MUST exercise, and get better using! Encouragers can be excellent mediators to assist people resolve conflicts. They are able to see multiple perspectives quickly, and can think fast to bring a common language and camaraderieto the group. Encouragers hate negativity, and are motivated to see peaceful progress and joy developed within the team. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

24 MINJUN 9
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Conflict is constant, much like death and taxes. What will you do about it?

Latest Episodes

Moral "skill" or Moral "will"? A sermon on Colossians 3:12-15 with Charlie Grimes

Colossians 3:12-17 Hello Encouragers! Thanks for joining me for episode 32 of the Encouragers United Podcast. I'm dipping into the archives here this week to share with you a message I presented to Dayspring Christian Fellowship, the church I am now employed at, way back in the summer of 2013. I share my thoughts on Colossians 3:12-17. It's one of my favorites, and I hope it inspires you with truth that there is a difference between trying hard to do what's right to live a holy life, and actually "being" a holy, redeemed person, and then feeling a "desire" to do what's right. I introduce the concepts of Moral skill-- vs. Moral Will-- knowing how to do right is only one part of the equation-- Wanting to do right is a whole other ball-game! Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

22 MIN5 d ago
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Moral "skill" or Moral "will"? A sermon on Colossians 3:12-15 with Charlie Grimes

Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with Celia King!

Do you have people that you are working with, or even living with that just absolutely drive you crazy? I admit that I do-- They just don't think, see, feel, or do things the way you do? Here's the bad news, guess what, you probably do the same thing to those people too! What is this phenomena? That two logical, mature people, trying to accomplish a greater good in the world-- would see the problem, and the solutions-- almost exactly opposite? Well, you need to understand that for as clearly as you think you know the answers-- someone else may not only see the problem, resources, and vision differently-- they might just be committed to their solution as much as you are to yours! This diversity can be a tremendous tool, or debilitating aspect of your teams. If there was a way to get ahead of these differences-- to learn more about not only how we think and process information-- but also to learn more about how others may do the same-- we could kick start a teamwork that, in the long run would be more successful than any one person-- including you could achieve. The MBTI suggests that people experience the world using four principal psychological functions – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time.[6] The four categories are Introversion/Extraversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling, Judging/Perception. Each person is said to have one preferred quality from each category, producing 16 unique types. Celia is a delightful communicator-- a warm and welcoming facilitator, and she takes us through a wonderful introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She even has a little advice for those ENFP's in the group, like me. I hope you can gain some insight and maybe even seek out some of her resources to assist you in your life-- Enjoy. https://www.16personalities.com/ https://www.arrantsmcswain.com/ Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

38 MIN1 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #7

Day 7:Form a partnership An Aesop Fable Once there were two goats. The goats were friends. They played joyfully in the sun. The goats lived in the mountains, on two separate sides of a deep gorge. One day, the two goats walked up to a fallen tree. The tree fell and made a bridge- connecting two sides of the gorge. But the tree was not safe. The tree was small. Even a smaller goat could barely walk on it safely, and these two goats were large goats. The goats saw that the tree was too small for two large goats, but they did not want to take turns. “I am not scared. I will walk on the tree first,” said one goat. The other goat wanted to be first and said, “No, stay on your side. I will walk on the tree first!” But they both wanted to walk first. One goat set her foot on the tree. The second goat did too, until they met, head to head in the middle of the sagging branch. The tree held two goats. It trembled from the heavy goats. The tree creaked loudly. The goats were nervous, but they would not back up. In the middle, the two goats met face to face, horn to horn. “Move! You are blocking my way,” said one. “No, you are in the way!” Shouted the other. They were busy yelling when they heard CREEEEKKKKK! The tree cracked. Down the goats fell with the tree-- they were both killed by the fall into the deep gorge. Yikes. Do you understand the moral, or the lesson of the story? Quite obviously, they could have yeilded Write a letter or sit down to speak with someone of a different culture or race. Reach out to them and lend your support and a listening ear.You aren't forcing yourself on them-- but Let them know that you are a fan of theirs, and that you want the best for them. Encourage them by pointing out the gifts and talents that you see in them-- celebrate that you know them. How could the two of you work together to form a bridge that could be helpful? I know we as pastors at our church are considering several opportunities to connect and share with other churches. I'm going to do this personally-- I can't wait to see how God may use your creativity and positivity to change your life and the life of someone you know for the best. May God bless you in the task he's given us. That's a wrap on the 7 day Encouragers Journey. We marched around this fortress 7 times, Prayer, Listening, Respect, Empathy, breaking barriers, and forging partnerships---and I hope the process has been helpful for you to envision a better future. If this has been a positive influence on you, would you share it with someone you know? Feel free to leave a comment and rating on the podcast. That's a great way to let others know how it has impacted you. I appreciate you listening, and wish you the very best as you continue your journey as an encourager. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

12 MIN2 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #7

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #6

Day 6:Break a Barrier! Buzzfeed News article: How white people can support people of color now, 1. Don’t ask your friends — or random internet acquaintances — of color to #process everything with you. 2. If you want to reach out to your friends of color to ask about howthey’refeeling, it's ok, but don’t force a conversation. 3. Invest your energy into having difficult conversations with white people around you. That's our church conversation I mentioned in an episode earlier 4. Amplify the work and words of the most marginalized people. Latasha Morrison Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation 5. Intervene when you see harassment happening. We must speak into the circles of influence that we have-- Be bold and strong to speak up against anything degrading or disrespectful to others. 6. If you’re going to engage the country’s ongoing protests, do so responsibly. It's your right-- but don't violate someone elses rights while you are doing it. 7. Get involved for the long haul. It's not just the summer of 2020. No-- this problem isn't going away quickly-- it took nearly 400 years to get this far-- It will take decades of consistent and diligent attention to truley change. 8. Remember to stay vigilant (and patient). Hannah Giorgis Buzzfeed News writer. Revelation 7:9 9After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

13 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #6

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #5

Day 5: Ask a question: "How is this hard for you"? Empathy Ian MacLaren, a noted Scotsman, author of “Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush,” cared deeply about those around him. His oft-quoted words offer wise counsel: “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.” We recently hosted a town hall type meeting at our church. It was a sunday evening gathering, setting aside time to share and talk about how we are feeling and thinking about all that's going on in the community, the US and the world. I was a bit anxious about such a meeting, knowing that there would be a wide variance in the opinions and viewpoints represented in the room--but it went quite well. We were able to hear from many who just needed to process and express their hearts. Questions, some tears, understandings and some very deep resolutions were made that night-- It was only a first step, but one that I'm glad we took-- we need to do that more often. One of the profound actionable things that came out of our discussion was to simply ask someone "How is this time hard for you"? A simply yet profound gesture to open ourselves to listen and empathize with someone else. Whether it be due to the racial unrest we are faciing, or the continued stress of living with the COVID-19 virus, or hundreds of other possible stressors that we all are facing-- what a wonderful step to engage someone, and invite them to share what is inside. "Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world." Barack Obama 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV) So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

8 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #5

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #4

Day 4: Random act of Kindness Have you ever had someone do something nice for you and it surprised you. That doesn't happen as often as it should right? James 1:22 (NIV) Do not merelylistento the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Give a genuine or silly compliment to someone on social media or in an email Write down what you appreciate about another family member and pass it along. Keys to our success Check in with someone who’s sick.- I was thinking about you. Hope you are well. Ask if you can help someone who may be having a difficult time in life right now. Make a card for someone -- watch for the birthdays on Facebook Ask a senior citizen about their life story and truly listen Offer to pay another person’s food bill. Lend a hand to someone doing yard work. Leave a kind server a generous tip. Smile big at a random stranger, just because. Help another parent out with a stroller or carrying things. Give away stuff for free online or to a local needy family. Give someone a book that you no longer need. Give our parents or grandparents a call just because. Volunteer at a community event. Pick up trash in a parking lot, or carefully collect the shopping carts at a store. What could you do for your community that isn't expected, but will be impactful? It takes some effort to pause and look around. You see, encouragers often see the opportunity in everything. Dream a little-- ask God to reveal to you what you might do-- and then obey, and just do it... Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

10 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #4

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #3

Day 3: Respect 1 Peter 2:17 (NIV) Show properrespectto everyone, love the family of believers, fear God,honorthe emperor. That's one aspect of the cultural shift that I see in our country in the last several years-- a lack of civil discourse, a thinning of our skin so to speak, and a loss of dignity for each other, especially those we may disagree with. It's only my opinion, but the fruit of the Holy Spirit that we read about in the book of Galatians: Love Joy Peace patience Kindness goodness gentleness and self-control-- are labeled today as characteristics of weak people- People who are like this are somehow "losers" in the world-- that's hard to accept isn't it. But that's what Jesus was, and the world of his time rejected and disrespected him as well. - The virus pandemic was somewhat of a "common enemy" that united the world for a time-- but then our team work slowly erodes with questions about how to solve specific problems-- then we add the racial upheaval, protests, and accusations. Respect for each other sometimes feels like it went out the window. "If we lose Love and respect for each other, this is how we finally die"- Maya Angelo "Respect is appreciation for the separateness of another person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.- Annie Gottlieb Look for some way that a person is unique-- and tell them you admire that about them. Smile and say hi. Campus walking example, be the one to step into that space. Be genuine. The hardest action is to show respect and kindness to those who haven't shown that to you. Step outside the expected script-- interrupt someone's normal response with kindness and simple civil respect. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

11 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #3

7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #2

Day 2: Listen James 1:19 (NIV) My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, “People don’t listen to understand. They listen to reply. The collective monologue is everyone talking and no one listening.” — Stephen R. Covey "Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.--" Dean Jackson Go expose yourself to some opinions that you wouldn't normally hear. Watch a different news source, listen to a side of an issue that you just haven't heard. This will absolutely help you to understand the issue from another perspective, through someone else's experiences. Encouragement 7 Day Encouragers Journey Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

9 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragers Journey, Day #2

7 Day Encouragement Journey! Day #1

Welcome to episode #30 of the Encouragers United Podcast. This week I have a special challenge for you, my loyal listeners. Let me set the stage for you: It's the year 2020, we have just started to come out of a world-wide health pandemic and quarantine, sparked by the identification of the deadly and unique COVID-19 virus. As we try to adapt to living life making decisions about facemasks, social distancing and handwashing, we are also trying to reclaim some sort of normalcy, many of us in leadership positions trying to discern what the next right thing is that we should do. On pentecost Sunday, a traditionally exciting and hopeful day in the churches calendar-- the death of George Floyd at the hands of law-enforcement officers in Minneapolis, MN ignites the United states into a racially charged debate about everything from the value of life to the true prevalence of racist police brutality, marches of protest both peaceful and violent, leaving many bewildered and confused about what's trustworthy, whats proper, and generally questioning our motives, our ancestory, and our relationships with those that have different skin color and cultures. This time in our nations history renders even the most positive and optimistic among us speechless. One of the very first lessons I have shared on this the Encouragers United podcast, came from Proverbs 25:20 -- Do not sing songs to a heavy heart-- for it's like taking one's coat in the cold, or adding vinegar to soda. You see, I believe I can not give you all a weekly pat on the back, smile and say "chin up friend"-- "be well"-- it's going to all work out just fine... That's like singing songs to a heavy heart. No-- I have been praying earnestly for some direction for my work with you the Encouraging personalities who are listening each week. What can we really do-- will my gift of encouragement be useful to anyone during these agonizing times in our neighborhoods, churches and communities at large? I don't know for sure-- but I'm going to try. I'm reminded of the great Arthur Ashe quote that I shared in the trailer: Start where you are, take what you have, and do what you can. That's what I'm going to do-- I'm going to start where I am-- I'm going to take what I do have, and I'm going to do what I can to make a difference in someones life. Would you join me in this simple, yet powerful and intentional discipline? I hope you will-- I want you to join me on a 7 day journey... Each day I will release a short podcast devotional and recommendation for us to accomplish. That next right thing-- and in seven days, we will progress to make a difference in both our own hearts-- and hopefully the hearts of those around us. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

11 MIN3 w ago
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7 Day Encouragement Journey! Day #1

Conflict is constant, much like death and taxes. What will you do about it?

Welcome to episode 29 of the Encouragers United Podcast! Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789, "'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." I would add to that "conflict"-- we are all humans, right-and none of us are perfect- we all are dealing with conflict, some due to our own mistakes and misunderstandings-- while other conflict is caused by the mishaps of others. According to the report “Workplace Conflict and How Businesses Can Harness It to Thrive,” the following statistics demonstrate how pervasive conflict is in the workplace: 85 percent of employees report dealing with conflict on some level 95% of pastors report conflict in their churches-- 20% of those say it's constant 49 percent of conflict is a result of personality clashes 34 percent of conflict is caused by stress in the workplace 33 percent of conflict is caused by heavy workloads 25 percent of employees have seen conflict result in sickness or absence-- which is estimated to be valued at 359 million dollars per year, or about 385 million work days lost. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matt 5:9 Let's dig into this topic today on the Encouragers United Podcast. Step one: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Phil 2:3,4 Are they more of a "seeker" or an "avoider". How about you? Step two: What are we really conflicting about? Not all conflict is "relational" TASK conflict- disagreeing on the "What"? PROCESS conflict- disagreeing on the "How"? POSITIONAL conflict- disagreeing on "who is in charge here"? Step three: Find the common goals and mission! We must agree on something, right? Step four: Resolve to Resolve something! -Do nothing and keep arguing -Deal with it directly and talk until we get some progress! -Defer the decision to someone else, like a higher authority -Ditch the whole thing, and just quit and leave for a new assignment! All in all we need to realize that conflict will always be present-- especially with humans. Conflict resolution is a "muscle" our organizations MUST exercise, and get better using! Encouragers can be excellent mediators to assist people resolve conflicts. They are able to see multiple perspectives quickly, and can think fast to bring a common language and camaraderieto the group. Encouragers hate negativity, and are motivated to see peaceful progress and joy developed within the team. Encouragement Positive mental attitude Enthusiasm, Dreamer, Coach, Mentor, Friend Charlesrgrimes@gmail.com charlesrgrimes.com Twitter: @charlesrgrimes https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-grimes-2b78444b/ https://www.instagram.com/encouragers_united/ https://www.facebook.com/EncouragersUnited/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-40nUSl9SCekbbhk3FzYw?view_as=subscriber --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/encouragers-united/message

24 MINJUN 9
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Conflict is constant, much like death and taxes. What will you do about it?
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