On Your Mark. Get Set.


Preparation. It’s important. But it’s also WORK! But if you love it, you’ll do anything for it! Consider the case of the duck hunter.

  • Selecting the right gun and choke
  • Selecting the right ammunition
  • Learning the law
  • Registering the boat and getting it ready
  • Selecting and maintaining the motor
  • Scouting the lake
  • Building the blind
  • Decoys
  • Duck call
  • Learning to use a duck call
  • Proper attire
  • Obtaining required licenses
  • Full choke, modified, improved cylinder
  • 6 vs 7.5
  • Gun safety
  • Target practice

Mad as Hell


“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

But there is a victim. Not physically, but psychologically

  • The recipient

  • The perpetrator

Cultural Strategy – Taking the edge off:

  • Political Correctness

  • Hate Speech

  • Righteous Indignation – agreeing with God

Proverbs 12:16 – Fools show their annoyance at once,
but the prudent overlook an insult.

James 1:19 – Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

Ephesians 4:26-27 – “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

Romans 12:19-21 –

19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Managing Anger

  • RainX

  • Ducks Float

  • Needle Float


The thin veneer of surface tension

  • Bible study

  • Prayer

  • Devotional Time

  • Corporate Worship & Praise

  • Christian Fellowship


The Elevator Pitch

There’s a lot of talk in sales and motivational circles about the “elevator pitch”.

What’s that?

Well, the idea is that you should be able to:

  • introduce yourself to a stranger
  • get them interested, or at least curious, about your product or service
  • either give them your business card, but preferably get theirs

All within the time it takes for an elevator trip from one floor to another. That takes practice. That takes commitment. Most of all, that takes guts!