Saturday, October 15, 2005

Their appreciation is most important

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - Work - Family - Health - Friends - Spirit, and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls -- family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed,
marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered.
- Bryan Dyson, CEO, Coca-Cola, Georgia Tech commencment address, 1996

The Sheng family helped out this morning at the Extreme School Makeover that GCC organnized. D has most of the details here. It was a lot of fun and most of the fun was doing it as a family.

I get a lot of great thank you and appreciation notes. Mostly from students, sometimes parents. I got a lot of great great notes this past summer. And it is so easy to let it get to your head. Ministry, just like work, will bounce back. It is not an end all/be all. Let's not forget our families as we engage students to change the world.

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