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A Balancing Act

"I am with you. Always."
The Holy Spirit)

Arise Shine Soar


Fascinating people boldly transforming their lives before us. Discussion for your group:
admirable traits of effective leaders

Dreamers Hill

Inked Wisdom for Leaders

Translate it, Lord!


The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice.


Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making.


Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.


Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.


A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it.


When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.


How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!


The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.


Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.


Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppresse than to share plunder with the proud.


Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.


- Book of Provers

Dreamers Hill





Being Fit

Do not neglect the gift that is in you.

_ 1 Timothy



living water


“When Paul said all things are permissable but not all things are beneficial, he was right. Everything that God has in all of creation is laid out before us. We have to have the wisdom, the discernment; we have to have a co-pilot, we have to have a backseat driver, that is reminding us all the time those things that are permissible may not be beneficial for you, but they may be beneficial for somebody else, but that's the wisdom of God."

Fetching Water

And that's another cool thing my Senior Pastor told us.




Love - Martin Luther King Jr

"Be weary of the naked man offering you a shirt."


In The Light

Let your light shine.


Grounded In Life


"Words matter. They shape the way we understand ourselves, the way we interpret the world, and the way we treat others."


"Kindness is the by product of all the great virtues."

This is our third reflection on leadership through which we have opportunities to recognize, refurbish and affirm those awesome qualities available to God's children: attributes that might help us to build, balance, and lift as desired.

I'm just this second back from the wedding of one of my students, Rui Tang, a doctoral candidate, married to Sarah, a succeding Dentist. It was a gorgeous wedding performed in The Chapel of The Woods.

I felt privileged to be included, especially so, for the stage of my personal journey. Many Chinese (family, immigrants and visitors), a diverse gathering of ethnicities and nationalities, warm, joyous, welcoming, friendly and curious; i found the occasion fascinating.

A slightly bent old chinese woman (couldn't be much more than four feet tall) helped to the stage, and speaking in Chinese (an interpreter beside her), took the microphone. With hardly a beat she arrested our attention - mine, at least - with a passion and flair unanticipated, teasing out of the biblical story of Jonathan's love for David, such touches of wisdom and grounding, she lifted the bride and groom and us over that rainbow codifying God's promise to Noah and right into the heart and nature and value and wisdom of real love - the kind that works well in the every day battle of life, she told us - the kind that Jonathan and David shared with each other.


With the image I have of David and the image I have of Saul, it all called into my mind this chinese saying, "The true warriior is one who conquers himself." It makes me wonder if that is not a marvelous leaderhip attribute - a working out of the great virtues.

See what you think.

Here are Four Cardinal or Root Virtues we might reflect on.

Perhaps we might enjoy chewing on each of these a little later through the season, but why wait; have a great feast.

  • Courage
  • Temperance
  • Wisdom
  • Justice


COURAGE (from the heart)

  • Generosity
  • Patience


TEMPERANCE (balance)

  • Chastity
  • Contentment
  • Trustworthiness


WISDOM (prudence)

  • Understanding
  • Virtues of the mind and intellect



  • Fairness
  • Mercy
  • Forebearance


You were born for such a time as this.

There are exemplary leaders among us, flawed as we all are, working out these virtues throughout the challenges of living within or without community, many unaware of the strength of their leadership. "These kind of people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security and joy of humanity than the discoverers of objective knowledge." Albert Einstein

Kick off your shoes!


There are many types of leadership styles. Twelve is a good number, some more successful or more appropriate than others in particular situations and settings. We'll come to that later.

How about 'we' sit back for a bit, scratch our heads (or each other's), and start on the inside (or us)? Thoughts on being a leader!




Something To Consider

"Fundamentally, a leader is like a parent. Just like a parent, we put the lives of our children before our own. You want them to grow up, become confident and go on and achieve more than we could for ourselves. Leaders are exactly the same. Leaders are the ones who are willing to risk, when it matters, their own interest so that others may advance." Simon Sinek.

Circle of Safety

Lifted by Love; heart count vs head count.

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You are

strong - brave - capable - valued - gifted - possessed of joy, hope, peace and love - treasured - entrusted - loved - courageous



Lennon on Love and Fear


Lyn Lyric


Lyn Lyric

Lyn Lyric


May our light shine on sprinkled seeds along The Journey.

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