Thursday, April 18, 2013


 "Remember the bigger purpose.
It's not to make sure that the milk never spills.
More important is to model servant leadership
when the milk does spill."
That sort of sums it up for me ☺.
Take a moment to think about the person who has impacted your life the most? 
What is it about them that is different?
 I remember as a child visiting a church and having an "oldish" man shake his finger in my face and say "make sure you are a good girl.  Your parents are doing the important work of God".  It is hard to erase some things.  Some of those people literally "scared the hell" out of children.  I also never forgot the recently widowed woman who approached my parents (to this day, I don't know if I ever really heard her name) to ask if she could take the four of us (energetic kids) miniature golfing.  We went and it rained.  She bought us ice cream.  When it stopped raining we were able to play not one, but two games.  I always knew that woman loved Jesus because she let us be what we were...
children. ☺
It's the little things.  Lead Your Family Like Jesus is a reminder to return to the basics of serving in love and forgiveness.  Being generous with time.  Blessing with words.  Looking to Jesus.

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