August 2012 Entries
Jack Hayford spoke at my church this past weekend. He was, as always, humble and insightful. His transparency, deep love for worship, prayer and the Word of God was evident in every message. But what moved me the most was his pastoral heart and care for people. His gentle approach to people is refreshing from a leader. During a leadership luncheon, he responded to several questions posed by an audience of church leaders.
Jeff has been struggling to go to work everyday. He desperately needs his job to pay bills and provide for his family, but this last year, he has grown disenchanted with his work environment. So much so, that he thinks about quitting. He knows he can’t and feels trapped in an unhappy job. When someone is unhappy at work, it can spill over to family life. Even in a tough economy, no one likes to be in a job that makes him or her unhappy.
This week on Faith Radio in Minneapolis, I talked about the spiritual lessons that could be learned from watching the agonizing moments of defeat experienced by several members of the USA gymnastics teams. In case you missed the women’s team competition, gold medal contender Jordyn Wieber had a disappointing run. It was heart-wrenching to watch as she made mistake after mistake on each routine. All her work dashed by a few problematic errors.