Particularly in a market that rewards individual success, it's easy to be preoccupied with making sure we get credit for our ideas. The problem is that when we are concerned with advocating for ourselves, we usually aren't thinking about the bigger picture.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to be recognized; but should that be our number one priority?

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TRANSCRIPT: Two geese prepared to fly south, and a frog asked if he could go along. At first they resisted. How could a frog accompany them? Easy! The frog suggested that the two geese hold a stick in their beaks—he would hold onto the stick with his mouth.

Off they went, flying southward over the countryside. People looked up and admired the creative teamwork. Then someone shouted, "Fabulous idea! Who thought of it?"

The frog opened his mouth and said, "I thought of it!" . . . and plummeted to the earth.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Every time we open our mouths, there are consequences. Build the team or take the credit: your choice can make a big difference . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 

(James 3:5)


When we become Christians, we don't merely choose an eternity in heaven over hell. Rather, we are "born again"; like a newborn child, each of us enters into a new life that we fully inhabit, day-in and day-out. God desires that we pursue a relationship with him every day, in all aspects of life. When we try to live daily life for the sake of his glory, he deems it sacred.

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