I finished reading The Hiding Place last night for the first time. It tells the story of atrocities of World War II, but when I think of the book, more than that I think of it as an amazing story of faith, love and prayer. The TenBoom family was committed to their faith and exemplified love for others throughout the story in way that made God's presence known. They risked everything for the love of others.
A few month back, I attended a seminar for work called Growing Leaders. Holly Moore was the presenter and she was wonderful to hear speak. Much of what she talked about resonated with my time in the McDonough Leadership Program at Marietta College.
I took a few notes through her presentation; I've captured some snippets of it below.
She opened with talking about people having a leadership mindset. There are situation leaders and leaders who grow their leadership mindset.
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"Wise leaders play chess, not checkers as they manage relationships." People move and interact like chess pieces, all different and unique and should be managed as such. People are not all alike like checkers that move in the same way.
I enjoyed her presentation for the day so much that the following week I emailed the Dean of the program at Marietta and told him that the seminar I attended reminded me so much of my time at McDonough as she talked about situation leaders and growth mindsets. When I think about what concepts and theories I learned in college that I think about any apply today in the workforce, far and away it is the concepts that I learned in leadership.
That email led me to being connected with director of communication and brand management at Marietta, which led me to being a featured alumni on the website!
Efficiencies can lead to impatience. Saving time in everything hurries out pace and causes us to loose patience.
The name Jesus is Greek. It was Joshua in the original language, Hebrew. It means: God will save.
Jesus spoke truth and caused many people to fall. The changes he brought was too hard for many. Yet, the truth he spoke also caused the rise of many because they were looking for Jesus.
What do we want most? What do we most for our kids? The love of Christ. For them to be followers. And if that isn't what we want most, it should be! How long will we wait to encounter Jesus? We hope. We praise. We keep a ready heart.