I’m Swedish. A smorgasbord of thinking seems appropriate this morning.
- “Administration is providing the resources to help everyone else do their work.” I made that up a couple weeks ago to describe what those of us who are administrators do. We serve others who are doing. And yet, if we get distracted into thinking that the doing matters more, the pounding or the touching or the healing, we miss our particular contribution and the whole hospital or church or community suffers.
- Hope wrote a wonderful description of being formed by literature, in her case, by Narnia. (three years later). Although I liked Middle Earth better, I love Hope most of all.
- For a taste of the Nehemiah enews, here’s link to “A great work“. It comes out weekly, on Sunday afternoons. (You can subscribe, too)
- What if we believed that our greatest impact was yet to come? That everything up to this point has prepared us for what’s next? That being older than those younger needn’t be a liability? Even if everything up to this point shows that we now know what won’t work?
- Where are the edges of my compassion? How far am I willing to go to care? How willing am I to discover where those edges are?
- What would happen if we made our goal to see how much we could live out what Jesus called the greatest commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. What would be the short and long-term steps? What would the learning plan include? What specific action could we take today?
- When I started losing weight, I looked at why I eat as well as how. If I want to increase focus, I need to consider why I am distracted as well as how.