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Leader: Another Way to Love with Boldness and Courage

Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash Leaders, here's a blog about love as it relates to leadership.  Leadership can be summed up as many things, and one is certainly this: Leadership is loving those whom you lead. Jesus, the ultimate leader, doesn't do business as usual “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.” Whew.. that’s a killer quote. You can check out the context by reading Luke 6 , one of Jesus' most extended recorded lessons. Jesus' point is that the way of the world is not loving.  Not by a long shot.  The way of the world is easy, doing what comes naturally, and moving on quickly from those who cause difficulty.  Avoid painful relationships. The whole time from Advent, through Christmas, and into early January is to be a time of anticipation and appreciation of love, hope, joy, and peace.  It is a time to

Parent: Literal, Linear, & Distractible. Yep, that's me.

Vincent Van Zalinge on Unsplash Updated October, 2020 I am reprising this blog from five years ago, because it is just as relevant, and I hope you find some language that you might use with your children. I also hope we can study our sons and daughters to find out what helps them participate in home life better. NOTE: Five years ago when I first wrote this, this was hard, and my boys didn't have smartphones. Now they do, and whew.. it gets hard. I've added some 2020 suggestions at the end, and some chorelists we've used over the years, sorted by age (keep reading!). Our family triad is: help, teach, protect . So as my wife and I strive to help teach and protect our boys, this content helps us. I encourage you: Develop your family triad, crest, or saying, and put all your efforts to grow their character under that banner, reminding every day. I have to keep reminding my wife of our boys’ nature. They are literal , linear , mono-task minded, and easily distractibl