We will rise together

A leader’s job is to envision a future not only better than now but much better than now.

Can you see the Windermere (Baptist) Lakeside Church harmoniously co-existing as a vital emotional-wellbeing island in a sea of residential communities?

i do.

My hyper-local dream is that everyone else does as well.

PS. If you didn’t watch the video above, please know it’s a gift worth opening. Happy present moment. Peace, blessings, and love.

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Thank God they mostly look like me

Wild daisies
Twins?

Please note this update: Today’s five posts were written months ago. Remember, these blogs are a trail for our son…for him to hear and experience through my words what life blesses us with and how we honor those blessings. God has blessed me with a new, enlightened perspective. What you read today (written months ago) is not where i am now. Where i am now will delight and surprise you. It did me. Now, back to original, in-that-moment commentary…

Thank God they mostly look like me.

If Windermere (Baptist) Lakeside Church wasn’t predominantly filled with people that look like me and believe what i believe, this would be ugly.

Racial, ethnic, and religious prejudice.

You can hear it a mile away if i wasn’t “one of them”.

But i am one of them.

Thank God they can’t accuse me of religious, racial, nor ethnic prejudice.

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ima be a Pastor too

Outdoor concert stage being erected in a field
Church field setting up Christmas Eve eve concert stage. Music and PA system sound checks, rehearsals and performance went from 3pm -8pm. Neighbors brown roof next to stage and concert speakers.

Many years ago someone asked, “What do you do?”

The candid reply, “i preach the Gospel according to Walt.”

Meeting an “officially titled Pastor” would intimidate some.

Fortunately, this is not an issue in jeff-land.

Not now.

Perhaps 10, 15, or 20 years ago.

But not now.

Not at all.

This will be a feedback exchange/dialogue session. Both ways.

The neighboring Church sounds like a commercial entertainment business.

A chainlink fence is the only thing separating the business noise from our backyards.

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Spiritual envy

Massage Envy form
In 20 months, some cool mobile enhancements.

Spiritual envy is something that is easy to have.

Look at people who appear to walk in peace and contentment.

How do they do it?

How do we do it?

Perhaps a second tale for another time. Back to today’s story.

Eventually, Cheryl received a Massage Envy (ME) refund check for the full amount she had been inappropriately (bottomline, illegally) charged.

ME could find no record of Cheryl signing any contract.

The only proof i had? Nothing but Cheryl’s word. i trust her. But Massage Envy would not accept my “zero-proof”. There was no document, no email, no paper or digital record to say her visit was a one and done “gift card purchase” experience.

Classic my word versus Massage Envy’s word.

Guess who ME went with?

Yep, ME (Massage Envy).

Most people hate liars – in this case i was being called a liar (because there was no refund for Cheryl) when in reality, ME was lying.

Eventually, because i would not accept being called a liar, ME admitted they had no record of Cheryl signing a contract. No forms, no nothing. They had nothing remotely suggesting Cheryl wanted a monthly contract with automatic $60 monthly payments.

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Heavenly dreams

i see, as a consultant and advisor, a disconnect between marketing (which is amazing) and reality, which lacks the physical impact of inspiring people.

The ads are inspiring. The real-life experience isn’t matching the hype.

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