Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Windy Wednesday

Unbelievable winds. Loud. Powerful. Wonderful.

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Having friends over who love talking about books. Had a book club meeting tonight and wow. So much fun. We all recommend Blue Hole Back Home.

2. Glee. I just watched in online here. Loved the Don't Stand So Close To Me medley. And Lean On Me at the end was good too. When Finn sang to the sonogram, that was good too.

3. I'm currently reading Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg (who I saw at Creationfest) and in the first section she talks to a shepherdress. As she asks questions about being a sheep keeper, the shepherd says to her: "Shepherding teaches you how to lead from the front rather than the back. Whenever sheep are pushed from the rear, they'll respond in fear or anxiety - even when, as their shepherd, I do it. Pushing a sheep produces agitation. But when I go ahead of the flock and call them by name, they follow me peacefully. They trust me, and they want to follow. Anyone can lead by agitating, but leading in such a way that those behind you want to follow is an art form."

Do you lead from the front or the back?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! That's powerful, I can't go back and start leading from the front but I can begin now.