Day 6: Cookies for Co-workers
Last night I made cookies from scratch for my co-workers. Now I admit I taste tested a few to make sure they were good. Many of my co-workers regular make goodies to share with the office. I’ve always used the excuse that I am not much a cook, which is true. But following the recipe isn’t too difficult.
Here is what they are enjoying.
Day 7: Encourage The Gathering board
For the past two year I have served as a member of the advisory board for The Gathering locally hear in the Miami Valley. My wife’s challenge was to send these men an email of encouragement. So I sat down and thought about what each member of The Gathering has taught me. You can read below:
Tony Hannon: Quiet service. You are always willing to do the behind the scenes stuff that makes a difference. You make copies for all of us who forget our reports, the coffee is always hot and being served. The way you serve us at the meetings is how you serve The Gathering all the time. Willing to do anything for anyone, anytime.
Ben Bonham: Magnetic. You are funny, no doubt. But more than that you are one of those guys that people just want to be around. Including me.
David Hoskins: Steady and organized. The way you have handled organizing this concert is amazing. Especially with a new child and a full-time job to boot. Yet still you seem unwavering and not the least bit anxious. I could use some of that.
Carl Schraibman: Wisdom. When Carl speaks, I listen. He is intuitive and insightful. I learn EVERY TIME he speaks.
Michael Whitfield: Charisma. You have a confident calmness about you. I sense your connection to God is at a deeper level than most, including me.
Landon Wade: Action-oriented. I like to give my opinion but you actually put words to action. You make stuff happen and lead our board in away that I am willing to follow.
Jeff Horne: Caring. You often mention specific people you are reaching out to or ministering too. You also draw the focus of the board back into remember it’s about the individual men we work with. I can get caught up in strategies, you help me remember it’s about people.
Ray Willis: Disciplined. Whenever I talk to you I’m astounded by how much you have going on. Your discipline to balance work, travel, family, friends, etc. is an encouragement to me. I need some pointers on being more disciplined next time I see you.
Jeff Pinkleton: Genuine. You are what you preach. You don’t admit to having your stuff all together, which makes us all feel better about ourselves because we don’t have our stuff together…we just hide it better. Everything about you is genuine.