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1 How can I find time for spiritual training when I am this busy at work?

2 Deceased Name: Death Notice: G. PHILLIP SLATER G. Phillip Slater, age 90, of Evanston, beloved husband for 62 years of Margaret, Behrens; loving father of Bridget (Thomas) Lamont, Tim (Mary Field), Melissa (Philip) Franklin, Steve (Charmain), Jeff (Betsy Donahue), Tracy (Steve) Hubbard and Sara (Steve Luebkeman) Later; proud grandfather of Michael, Andrew, Kate, Matthew, Zachary, Leland, Matthew, Sam, Chris, Phil, Meg, Ben and the late Jeff; Visitation Monday, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., atDonnellan Family Funeral Home, Skokie Blvd., at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie; Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Church, 9th Street and Linden Avenue, Wilmette. Interment Private, All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either University of St. Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary, 1000 E. Maple Ave., Mundelein, IL 60060, or Leelanau Conservancy, 105 N. 1st St., Leland, MI Funeral Info: “Loafers are for loafers” - Phil Slater

3 Trotter Testimony

4 The Misguided Success Formula Career Success = Financial Freedom = Personal Freedom Career Success = Financial Freedom = Personal Freedom The self made man is society's definition of success

5 The Misguided Success Quotations “ When things settle down at the office, I’ll have more time to invest in growing my faith” “ When things settle down at the office, I’ll have more time to invest in growing my faith” “After I’m financially independent – I’ll have more time for my family and faith” “After I’m financially independent – I’ll have more time for my family and faith”

6 God’s Definition If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.” If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.” Luke 9 : Luke 9 : 23-25

7 The Faith Priority Problem

8 A Success Formula Building a Christian Foundation and living Christ’s Purpose = Success in Building a Christian Foundation and living Christ’s Purpose = Success in Work Work Home Home Relationships Relationships Life Life

9 It’s a Pyramid Not a Pie Work Foundation Family Foundation Christian Foundation Where should the majority of my invested time be? If the foundation is not right – the pyramid will not stand

10 Steven Covey – 7 th Habits Be Proactive – Know yourself Be Proactive – Know yourself Begin with the end in mind. Begin with the end in mind. Put first things first Put first things first Think win/win – mutual benefit Think win/win – mutual benefit Seek first to understand – than be understood. Seek first to understand – than be understood. Synergize – creative cooperation Synergize – creative cooperation Sharpen the saw Sharpen the saw

11 Christian 7 Habits ? Be Proactive – Know your spiritual self Be Proactive – Know your spiritual self Begin with the end in mind – do you know Gods purpose in your life Begin with the end in mind – do you know Gods purpose in your life Put first things first – where is Christ in your life’s priority. Put first things first – where is Christ in your life’s priority. Think win/win – mutual benefit – who are you winning for? Think win/win – mutual benefit – who are you winning for? Seek first to understand – than be understood. – don’t be an “older brother” Seek first to understand – than be understood. – don’t be an “older brother” Synergize – creative cooperation – “have other men in your boat” Synergize – creative cooperation – “have other men in your boat” Sharpen the saw – have a plan to workout Sharpen the saw – have a plan to workout

12 Christian Investment Tips Inventory Yourself Inventory Yourself Word Word Prayer Prayer Fellowship Fellowship Worship Worship

13 The Word How to learn the Word better How to learn the Word better Budget Time with God – put on your planner as an appointment Budget Time with God – put on your planner as an appointment Keep a journal – reflect on message Keep a journal – reflect on message Join a Bible Study Group – hold yourself accountable ( BSF) Join a Bible Study Group – hold yourself accountable ( BSF) Bible on CD – while you are driving Bible on CD – while you are driving Book on how to study the Bible - Book on how to study the Bible -

14 Prayer How do I learn to pray more – better How do I learn to pray more – better Schedule time ( put in your planner ) Schedule time ( put in your planner ) Join a prayer group – life group Join a prayer group – life group Ask to lead prayer Ask to lead prayer End or Begin Day with Prayer End or Begin Day with Prayer Cut something out ( T.V.) Cut something out ( T.V.) Make prayer a habit – like brushing your teeth Make prayer a habit – like brushing your teeth

15 Fellowship How do I increase my knowledge through others How do I increase my knowledge through others Join the multiple small ( life ) groups available Join the multiple small ( life ) groups available Volunteer to co-lead a small group Volunteer to co-lead a small group Form an informal team for breakfast / lunch Form an informal team for breakfast / lunch Join a ministry - Join a ministry -

16 Worship How do I increase my worship time How do I increase my worship time Take notes during service Take notes during service Invite a friend to join you at worship Invite a friend to join you at worship Volunteer during Sunday service Usher, Greeter, Parking Volunteer during Sunday service Usher, Greeter, Parking

17 Lee Davis Vice President – TTC Automotive Vice President – TTC Automotive Company – Tier One Supplier to Automotive Industry Company – Tier One Supplier to Automotive Industry International Operations – Mexico Headquarters International Operations – Mexico Headquarters Join OPC Accepted Christ First visit to Zambia Married Trina – Started LHI ( Living Hope International) Moving from being successful ….to being significant

18 “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world and yet lose or forfeit his very self”. Luke 9: 28 “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world and yet lose or forfeit his very self”. Luke 9: 28 Video Priorities

19 Deceased Name: Death Notice: G. PHILLIP SLATER G. Phillip Slater, age 90, of Evanston, beloved husband for 62 years of Margaret, Behrens; loving father of Bridget (Thomas) Lamont, Tim (Mary Field), Melissa (Philip) Franklin, Steve (Charmain), Jeff (Betsy Donahue), Tracy (Steve) Hubbard and Sara (Steve Luebkeman) Later; proud grandfather of Michael, Andrew, Kate, Matthew, Zachary, Leland, Matthew, Sam, Chris, Phil, Meg, Ben and the late Jeff; Visitation Monday, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Beloved Father of 7 - Grandfather of 13 - Phil was a true reflection of Christianity – reached many over a 40 year career and changed many lives. His legacy will carry forward with the compassion and love he reflected every day for his coworkers, family and friends. “Atheists are just lost loafers who need a Christian “wing tip”. - Phil Slater


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