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Andrew's Writing Portfolio
I have several samples below of different writing styles and genres. Take a look, but remember, it’s mine lol
Leadership Qualities
There are several important leadership qualities that are crucial for effective leadership.
  1. Vision: A clear vision is essential for a leader to inspire and motivate their team. A leader with a clear vision is able to articulate a compelling future state and inspire others to work towards it (Northouse, 2016).
  2. Adaptability: The ability to adapt to change is crucial for a leader in today’s rapidly changing world. A leader who is able to adapt to new situations and challenges is able to navigate their team through difficult times and emerge stronger (Kouzes & Posner, 2017).
  3. Emotional intelligence: The ability to understand and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others, is an important quality for a leader to possess. Leaders with high emotional intelligence are able to create a positive work environment, build trust, and manage conflicts effectively (Goleman, 2018).
  4. Integrity: A leader with integrity is honest, trustworthy, and ethical. This quality is essential for building trust and credibility with team members and stakeholders (Northouse, 2016).
  5. Decision-making: The ability to make sound decisions, even under pressure, is a key leadership quality. Leaders who are able to gather information, weigh options, and make decisions in a timely manner are able to move their team forward and achieve their goals (Kouzes & Posner, 2017).
  6. Communication: Strong communication skills are essential for a leader to be able to effectively convey their vision, ideas, and expectations to their team. A leader who is able to clearly communicate with their team is able to build trust, create a shared understanding, and foster a positive work environment (Northouse, 2016).
In summary, effective leadership requires a range of qualities including vision, adaptability, emotional intelligence, integrity, decision-making, and strong communication skills. References: Goleman, D. (2018). Working with emotional intelligence. New York, NY: Bantam Books. Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2017). The leadership challenge (6th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Northouse, P. G. (2016). Leadership: Theory and practice (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
John 1:1-2 Devotion
John 1:1-2 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” These two verses tell us about the identity of Jesus. Jesus, also known as the Word, has always existed and was with God in the beginning. He is not a created being, but rather is God Himself. This passage reminds us of the eternal nature of Jesus and His divinity. He is not just a good man or a prophet, but is in fact the Son of God. As we start our day, let us remember the power and authority of Jesus. He is not just a part of our lives, but is the foundation and purpose of our lives. Let us seek to follow Him and let His Word guide us.
Colossians 2:6-7 Poem
Colossians 2:6-7 says, “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” As we received Christ, We must walk in His ways, Rooted and built up in Him, Established in faith each day. Just as we were taught, We must abound in thanksgiving, For all that Christ has brought, In His love and grace overflowing. Let us follow Him closely, As we live each day, Rooted in His love and truth, As we walk in His way.
Fishers of Men (Song)
Verse 1: Jesus walks along the shore, Preaching and teaching, He’s a light that can’t be ignored, His message is freeing. Chorus: “Follow me,” He says, “And I will make you fishers of men.” “Follow me,” He says, “And I will show you a new way to live.” Verse 2: Peter and Andrew drop their nets, Leaving their old life behind, They follow Jesus, their hearts set, On the joy that they’ll find. Chorus: “Follow me,” He says, “And I will make you fishers of men.” “Follow me,” He says, “And I will show you a new way to live.” Bridge: There’s a new way to live, A new way to see, When we follow Jesus, We’ll be set free. Chorus: “Follow me,” He says, “And I will make you fishers of men.” “Follow me,” He says, “And I will show you a new way to live.”
Fishers of Men (version 2)
Verse 1: If you want to follow me You must pick up your cross, it can’t wait Deny yourself, put aside your needs And follow me, it’s not too late Chorus: Join me on this journey of faith I’ll lead you to a brighter place I am the way, the truth, and the light Come and follow me, everything will be alright Verse 2: I came to spread the good news The kingdom of God is near, it’s your time to choose Repent and believe in the gospel message It’s time to turn your life around, no need to stress Chorus: Join me on this journey of faith I’ll lead you to a brighter place I am the way, the truth, and the light Come and follow me, everything will be alright Bridge: I’ll be with you every step of the way I’ll give you strength for each and every day So don’t be afraid, just take my hand We’ll walk together, and I’ll help you stand
Essay: Courage
Being courageous means being brave and daring, even in the face of fear or uncertainty. It involves standing up for what you believe in, even when it might be difficult or unpopular. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the ability to confront and overcome it. One way to be courageous is to take calculated risks. This means weighing the potential rewards against the potential dangers, and then making a decision based on sound judgment. For example, if you want to start your own business, it might be risky and uncertain, but if you believe in your idea and are willing to work hard, it could also be a very rewarding endeavor. Another way to be courageous is to stand up for what is right, even when it is difficult. This might involve speaking out against injustice or standing up for someone who is being mistreated. It could also mean standing up for your own beliefs and values, even if they are not popular or accepted by others. Ultimately, being courageous is about being true to yourself and having the conviction to follow your own path, even when it is difficult or uncertain. It takes strength and determination, but it is ultimately a very rewarding and fulfilling way to live. So, always be courageous and face your fears with confidence.
Sarah, the Bank Robber
John had always lived a solitary life. He spent his days at work and his nights at home, rarely venturing out or socializing. So when he met Sarah, he was immediately captivated by her bright smile and infectious laugh. Despite his reservations, John found himself falling for her and before long, they were a couple. At first, everything seemed perfect. Sarah brought joy and excitement into John’s life, and he felt happier and more confident than ever before. But as time passed, John began to notice strange discrepancies in Sarah’s stories. She was always evasive when he asked about her past or her family, and he couldn’t shake the feeling that she was hiding something from him. One day, John’s suspicions were confirmed when he overheard Sarah talking on the phone about a robbery she was planning. Shocked and heartbroken, John knew he had to turn her in to the police. But when he arrived at the station to report the crime, he was met with a shocking revelation: Sarah was an undercover FBI agent, working to take down a dangerous criminal organization. Overwhelmed by the turn of events, John realized that he had been used by Sarah in her mission. Despite the pain it caused him, he knew that he had to let her go and trust that she was doing important work. In the end, John learned that sometimes, even in matters of the heart, the truth can be stranger than fiction. And though he may never see Sarah again, the memories of their time together and the lessons he learned will stay with him forever.
Essay on Tobacco Use
Tobacco use has been linked to numerous negative health effects, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. One particularly harmful effect of tobacco is the damage it can cause to the lungs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States (CDC, 2021). The CDC notes that smoking can cause lung cancer, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In addition to these serious health conditions, tobacco smoke can also damage the cells and tissues in the lungs, leading to inflammation and reduced lung function (National Cancer Institute, 2020). This can cause symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing, and can make it difficult for a person to engage in physical activity. Moreover, the American Lung Association (2021) notes that secondhand smoke, or smoke that is inhaled from the environment rather than directly from a cigarette, can also be harmful to the lungs. Secondhand smoke can cause lung cancer and heart disease in non-smoking adults and can increase the risk of respiratory infections in children. In conclusion, tobacco use has a significant negative impact on the health of the lungs. It can lead to serious health conditions such as lung cancer and COPD, as well as causing damage to the cells and tissues in the lungs and reducing lung function. Secondhand smoke can also be harmful to the lungs, particularly in children. References:
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