Excellent!

Excellent!

Bill-S-Preston-Esq-alex-winter-25441150-451-296So why am I so uptight about excellence?  You may not realize it because I work extremely hard to temper my expectations of others, but I am passionate about excellence especially in the body of Christ.  Lots of people over the years have simply said “Tom’s just a perfectionist, OCD, or just plain anal about details”.  While I realize I often come across this way, that’s not why I struggle to accept mediocrity.  That word “mediocrity” was a perfect example.  At first I spelled it wrong, but I took the few minutes needed to go dictionary.com and figure out the appropriate spelling.  OCD?  No.  I spelled it correctly because I feel it’s important to be as competent as I can be.  I could have let it slide, but for me it’s a slippery slope of accepting lazy behaviors if I start letting little things slide.  When it comes to my service to the body of Christ, He deserves better from me.  One of the scriptures that’s shaped my attitudes over the years goes like this:

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