Pastor’s kid flashbacks

seagull flying at ocean sunset
This is a challenging photo to capture, with the wings just so.

Talked to Pastor Chuck this morning.

Used his quote about how some Church staff can go through the motions of teaching Sunday school and then leave, never establishing a communal connection.

Every Sunday morning Chuck preaches three sermons at three different locations. He hurries out the door while the 9:30 AM service concludes.

When he went off stage, i went to the parking lot and waited. Moments later Chuck is heading my way.

Shared this with him.

Asked if he had a coach. Reassured him i wasn’t making a pitch.

My profession is Disney Keynote Speaker and Business Advisor. Advisors get paid to notice, share what’s noticed, and (me specifically) offer questions, paradox, and common sense to help others process what, if anything, is the next best response.

We didn’t have time to unpack the observations.

To be clear, this opportunity to speak with Chuck surprised me. Wasn’t planning on it until he said the thing about thinking, “Just teaching Sunday school and then leaving isn’t enough”.

Note: This post’s title is inspired by flash backs from fellow Disney Institute (DI) Facilitators feeling like DI Leadership was great at preaching the concepts, but lousy at practicing them.

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It doesn’t fall from the sky

fire-breathing dragon float at Disney
There’s no sorcery nor magic potions.

Blessings do not far from the sky.

You want a growth mindset, you must intentionally focus on it.

You want vibrant health, you must intentionally focus on it.

You must invest in things that yield blessings.

Same with spirit – peace and contentment.

You must invest in patience, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, service, humility, and so on.

Small, daily deposits.

The magic of compound interest.

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What a wonderful life

Louis Armstrong is a vocal legend.

His voice, unmistakable.

To hear him talk though, he could be anyone.

How cool is that?

We become a vocal legend when our behaviors sing in a way our intentions never will.

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Neighbors are the congregation

Neighbors are the congregation.

Community code violations, a second homeless person discovered, plus Omicron cases doubling every 2-3 days in Europe – knowing what happens there will be repeated here.

Be consistently present physically; this is good. You come in contact with your local “congregation”.

Being frequently and consistently present spiritually is good too.

Then in the physical contact, there is opportunity to spiritually serve.

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