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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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

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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