As much of an introvert as I am I found myself going nuts alone! I missed hearing my kids screaming "hello daddy" when I walked in the door from the office. I missed my wife just asking how my day was. FaceTime is great, but not the same.
I eventually needed to initiate some opportunities & respond to some invites to spend time with people in our Grace family. I have been so grateful to those that have welcomed me into their homes for dinner, gone on sonic runs just to get out & even those who went on walks or talked on the phone with me this past couple weeks.
It was a great reminder for me that even those of us who don't mind being alone, were simply not designed to live an isolated life apart from people. We are created to live life together. That's why relationships are so vital to the health of a church & also to the health of its leaders. I'm a firm believer that a leader has no chance of leading effectively in a way that is sustainable without healthy & balanced relationships. I have not always achieved success in this area of my leadership...but I am grateful to have the relationships that I do here in Kansas.
Let's all focus on advancing our relationships with one another. We've got some pretty stellar people at Grace with some amazing lives just waiting to be shared. Thanks again for letting my family be a part of your stories.