Staff Retreat Continued

We’re still on the MC/YLC/Oxygen staff retreat…

What I’ve loved most is the mentoring/coaching Jeanne has done throughout the last couple of days. Here are just a few of the great quotes I’ve heard.

  • In the absence of a great dream, pettiness prevails
  • When you are busy rowing the boat, you don’t have time to rock it.
  • The heaviest burden to carry is none at all.
  • The President of the United States has no more hours in his day than we do…same with Jesus.
  • The more busy and demanding the season, the more important it is to have rituals. Without the rituals, negative emotional energy gets darker and deeper. Negative energy begets negative energy.
  • I have learned on the journey of life that I am far better at times to be a little lonely rather than filling the lonely spaces with the wrong relationships.
  • Getting the negative residue (I like that word) off of your life after you end wrong relationships can take awhile.
  • Be careful of living your life at a frantic, hectic pace. Speedboats go fast but are shallow on the lake. The minute depth comes, speed goes down.
  • Lives lived frantically are easily forgotten.

We have also read and discussed a couple chapters out of the book “The 4:8 Principle” by Tommy Newberry. While it doesn’t seem super profound, the way it pegs human behavior and reminds you to do what you know to do is brilliant.


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