Rumor, Heresy, Popular Opinion

25 11 2011

Nearly ten years ago, we were introduced to a couple gentlemen, Orrin Woodward and Mark Huber. This introduction was made possible by our new found friend Bill Lewis. We had just became a part of a growing organization of people that were dedicated to work together to improve the lives of anyone that would be willing to step outside their comfort zone and utilize the seeds of greatness that GOD had planted in all of us at birth.                                

Everyone had their individual opinions about what we had become involved in, and we quickly came to realize that was what they were, opinions.

Orrin Woodward and Mark Huber and their wives Laurie and Anna, had come to our home town of Gladwin Michigan at the time to give back. They were teaching at the then Gillman Springs Church Camp. Orrin knew we were new to the Team Leadership Organization, and asked Bill if there were anything he could do for us to help speed up the growth of our team. We had heard a lot about Orrin and were anxious to make his acquaintance.

Within minutes of meeting Orrin and Mark, all of the rumors, heresies, and opinions of others were dispelled. We knew there was something different about Orrin and Mark that no one had brought to our attention except Bill Lewis. They were men of character and integrity.  Yep, both in the same sentence.

It has been our honor and privilege to work side by side with these outstanding examples of GOD fearing men, and are excited to be a spoke in the wheel of the group of outstanding men and women who have stood by their convictions to have launched the new LIFE organization.

Make no mistake, this is a Leadership Revolution. Some will ask what it is, some will wonder what it is, and some will watch it happen. Make no mistake, it is going to happen. The children and grandchildren of those who are involved are going to be very proud of their parents and grandparents accomplishments and for their committment to a better, safer America.

We have a battle to fight as Oliver DeMille points out in his new book “Freedom Shift” and the battle is consumerism. DeMille points out our country was made great by those who decided to be producers. Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady and the Founders of LIFE are elite examples of leadership producers.

These brief definitions may help the reader come to the right conclusion:

Rumor: often viewed as “an unverified account or explanation of events circulating from person to person and pertaining to an object, event, or issue in public concern”

Rumors are also often discussed with regard to “misinformation” and “disinformation” (the former often seen as simply false and the latter seen as deliberately false.

 Rumor is a concept that lacks a particular definition. Rumor involves some kind of a statement whose veracity is not quickly or ever confirmed.

Rumors are often discussed with regard to “misinformation” and “disinformation” (the former often seen as simply false and the latter seen as deliberately false, though usually from a government source given to the media or a foreign government).

Rumor, simply put is propaganda!

Hearsay: is information gathered by one person from another person concerning some event, condition, or thing of which the first person had no direct experience. When submitted as evidence, such statements are called hearsay evidence. As a legal term, “hearsay” can also have the narrower meaning of the use of such information as evidence to prove the truth of what is asserted. Such use of “hearsay evidence” in court is generally not allowed. This prohibition is called the hearsay rule.

Popular Opinion: An opinion is a subjective statement or thought about an issue or topic, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of the facts. An opinion may be supported by an argument. Even though people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments or information being presented. However, it can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by the supporting arguments.

An opinion may be the result of a person’s perspective, understanding, or particular feelings, beliefs and desires. The term opinion may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact-based beliefs.

Historically, opinions can be persuasive, but only the assertions they are based on can be said to be true or false.

Public opinion is the sum of individual attitudes or beliefs held by the general population. Public opinion can also be defined as the collection of opinions of many different people and the sum of all their views based on emotional thinking.

One can not argue that the world is struggling.

One can not argue that our fellow man needs help.

One can not argue that the divorce rate is escalating.

One can not argue that domestic violence is out of control.

One can not argue that Leadership must be restored..

One can not argue!!!!

How about if we quit arguing and agreed to live by a few basic leadership principles, and we started with ourselves first. If we are not willing to fix ourselves first, nothing else will be accomplished.

  1. Seek first to Understand
  2. Be a Good Finder

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers”…Eph 4:29

As an Eagle Scout, I was raised and lived by the Boy Scout Oath.

I have asked GOD to give me the strength to live by that Oath again each day.

A Scout is:

Trustworthy

Loyal

Helpful

Friendly

Courteous

Kind

Obedient

Cheerful

Thrifty

Brave

Clean

REVERANT.

NO ONE can argue with that!!

GOD Bless

Brian

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7 responses

25 11 2011
Shaun & Deserae' DeWitt

Awesome post BP! We need to learn to THINK and work interdependently as independent leaders. Go in the direction opposite of the herd. God bless you Brian!

25 11 2011
Colleen Drew

Great article Brian! I am truly blessed to learn from you and your wife! You are the walking example on what leaders are about!

26 11 2011
Juleen Ray

Well said Brian!!! I too am blessed beyond measure to learn from and be believed in by you and Sherry.

27 11 2011
Dennis & Mary Squires

Great post Brian. We are so glad to have you providing such insight. It’s amazing how few people take the time to truly “think” any more. Keep giving us nuggets to chew on.

28 11 2011
Mike Samuelson

Very powerful post BP, We can’t thank you enough for bringing such truth into our lives and to help us realize we all have the seeds of greatness within us. You and your Sherry saw that long before we did and we thank you guys for bringing The Team into our Life.

28 11 2011
Misty Nadeau

This was so insightful!!! Thank you for your leadership Brian!

29 11 2011
Mindy Coons

Great job BP! This is awesome! We are so honored to be following you and Sherry! Thank you so much for all that you do!

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