I have a dock in my office for my iPad and iPhone. Most of the time it is quietly charging my “must-have” devices. However, one morning I decided to listen to some music. So I launched the Pandora app, chose “Journey Radio” and turned up the volume just a little.
That’s when it happened.
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I recently had the opportunity to visit with a colleague from another industry. Our discussion was lively and informative. We talked about everything from the changing markets in our respective industries to the lack of branding some areas have.
As the discussion went along, I made the statement, “There is just no substitute for relationship.”
“You are absolutely right,” she said.
The statement, while not intended to be profound, opened up a discussion about how relationships are the key to success for any business, regardless of age, economic status or market.
Each morning, I open my You Version Bible App and it gives me a “verse of the day.” Recently, the following verse showed up, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,” — Titus 2:11. Reading this one passage could lead one to believe that salvation is something that requires no effort on the part of man to take place. That one is automatically saved by virtue of the grace of God appearing. The problem with that belief is that it is wrong, and this one verse is simply taken out of context. Here is the same quote within its biblical context: