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Rejoice

To receive or not to receive

Delta airlines constructive feedback
The customer service fails occurred on November 11. Five days later with a level head, i captured the essence. Yesterday, November 29, i sent an email. Hoping Delta receives the email’s truth with an open and respectful mind.

 

To receive or not to receive.

The truth hurts.

The truth can set you free.

The truth is, both can be true if you allow the potential.

(There’s also the potential do to the opposite; to not feel hurt and to not be set free.)

If you are ever gifted with a tough truth from someone, thank them.

They’ve given you powerful information.

They’ve been generous and kind.

They’ve done you a favor.

Caring truth-tellers are rare.

Welcome them with open arms.

Cherish them.

 

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Dear Son

i knew the Pastor could use something to feed on

LifeBridge Pastor Matt Heard
LifeBridge Pastor Matt Heard.

 

After the sermon, our son (16) and i waited our turn at the end of the line to talk to the Pastor.

Finally, it was our turn…

“We sat in the last row, as a compromise between our son not wanting to come and me wanting to be in the front row.”

Shared that a week ago, in the same row, we didn’t feel anything (bored, truth be told), but today we felt passion. With no offense or judgement to last week’s sermon (different Pastor).

i told Matt there were probably many who felt as i did but they probably take for granted that “Matt knows this” and never say a word.

“i just wanted to feed you.”

He was there to feed us. Yet there are no rules saying we can’t bring a meal ourselves to share.

 

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Rejoice

Uh, i have to tell you…

St Patrick's Social Hall
Yesterday morning waiting for the teen to get a donut.

 

“Uh, i have to tell you”, he said as we passed each other. He turned around and took a few steps to come to me.

“I wish you did all the readings. You’re the best reader.”

Humbled, obviously, all i could mutter was, “It’s God’s Holy Spirit”.

i am but God’s vessel.

A vessel that prepares disproportionately compared to the actual length of the one-minute reading.

 

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This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Stumble Upon

Just stopping for a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread

Catholic Lector book
Do a reading or proclaim God’s Holy word – is there a difference in the way it sounds to others?

 

Ever run an errand and return with a profound sense of gratitude for something you thought was unappreciated?

A cursory greeting led to an extended visit in the grocery store aisle.

What started as, ‘Didn’t realize you lived nearby’, ended with a humbling realization that someone noticed.

Not growing up in the Catholic Church (converted in 1999 at 40), the approach to becoming a Lector (reader) had no boundaries. Most Lectors read in a monotone, uninspired voice – probably passed down as tradition.

It didn’t (and still doesn’t) feel right.

Joanne (retired) notices. And is very grateful someone in our congregation isn’t hemmed in by what everyone else does.

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One thing we can get from someone who’s never seen us work before

Pile of train track rails
Feedback is critical to helping us stay on track with our vision

 

One thing we can get from someone who’s never seen us work before.

Great, unexpected feedback. Positive or critical. Doesn’t matter. It’s all considered a gift.

The professional intern watched the keynote presentation and afterwards he shared one of the main reasons the speaker connected so well with the audience was because of the speaker’s humility on the stage.

Blindsided. In a positive way.

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