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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Wrong Policy

I read a humorous story, in a bulletin, several years ago. It seemed a farmer’s barn burned down. It was covered by insurance. An agent came and informed the farmer that in lieu of paying cash, the insurance company would simply build him a barn identical to the one that burned.

The farmer was not impressed. “Well,” he said, “if that’s the way your company does business, you can cancel the insurance on my wife!”

In church relations, marriages, and work, one area I see as being problematic is that of unrealized expectations. I pondered that reality one day, as I notice the word “ask” is used over 750 times in scripture.

This reality implies communication, clarification, and understanding. Those are good things to seek going into or staying in—a relationship.

Want realistic expectations? Start by asking.

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