The smiley face with sunglasses was a gift from a child on my last day at North Pointe.
I love it.
It reminds me to live and lead with the attitude of a child. Children are dreamers with big imaginations. My grandkids remind me of that. They act like super-heroes who do feats but don’t settle for defeat.
No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. I’d like to think I’ve had some success as a pastor. There are many people on whom I have depended to make me successful, none more so than Jocelyn, the other Rev. at REVwords.
There is no quit in this girl.
She is my super hero.
Jocelyn’s greatest gift to me was freeing me to lead. She gave me wings.
Far too often I’ve been oblivious to the obvious – especially when it comes to Jocelyn. In our early days at Lakeshore in Montreal, our boys were aged three and one. One of my values is to be early – if not the first one – at church on a Sunday. We had only one vehicle, which Jocelyn allowed me to take. That left her to bundle off the boys on a city bus to get to church.
She did that for months. Without complaint. In fact she made it seem like fun.
Have you ever traveled repeatedly on a bus with two pre-schoolers? Not my idea of fun.
An Attitude of Gratitude
Saying thank you and expressing genuine gratitude is one the most overlooked, yet powerful tools of successful leadership.
The attitude of gratitude will give your life altitude. (Jocelyn calls that phrase a “bobism”)
So grateful to all who gathered for the REVs celebration at North Pointe on March 17th. #blessed
Jocelyn collects what she calls “Bobisms” – stuff I’ve said over the decades.
I am a turtle on a fence post. When you see a turtle on a fence post you know he didn’t get there on his own.
For every setback God will give you a greater comeback.
Discipleship is a marathon not a sprint. Stamina, not speed is required.
Tenacity, grit and perseverance are the friends of faith.
The power to change is the power of choice.
Delays are not God’s denials.
What happens after you use faith is when the fun starts.
Revealing your feeling is the beginning of healing.
Bob’s favorite snack…
Never, ever, ever, ever, quit.
Attitude is supernal.
Character is eternal.
Kneel to rise.
To live dangerously is not to live recklessly but to live righteously.
Don’t keep the faith. Share it.
People are doing the best they can.
It’s always too soon to quit.
Grateful for friends like Nadine Burden and their timely words and photos.
“Sometimes it feels like the path ahead isn’t easy to see but at some point the sun will light it up.”
When you are at the end of your rope, take five and remember…
Focus on what you have not what you lack.
Include others in your journey.
Venture forth in faith.
Expect to stall, not to fall.
APPLICATION: For whom and for what are you grateful? Please leave a comment below. Thank you.
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