Posts by Alvin Sanders
In my life I’ve kept company with guys who became wealthy by building companies and guys who became wealthy by ruling street corners through the drug game. Regardless of how they came into their wealth, many held the attitude of believing they were in control of their destiny because of the wealth they possessed.
The least, the last, and the lost – I’ve heard many a preacher describe the urban poor this way. I describe them as the over-preached, short-served, and under-discipled.
I would like to share with you my BHAG. BHAG stands for “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” – an idea presented in the book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. A BHAG is a long-term goal that changes the very nature of a business' existence.
The book of Lamentations might not be on the top of your reading list, but its lessons need to be heeded. The essence of the book can be found in Lamentations 1:16: “No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit.” Lament is a part of our faith journey – you would be hard pressed to find a major biblical character who did not go through it.