When I answered the call to train leaders in Guam this coming week, I didn’t notice the proximity to the election. I’ve been occupied the last few days preparing to serve ministry leaders in Guam. I’m flying there tomorrow so posting will likely be thin leading up to the election.
Some will applaud my absence, no doubt, as evidence continues to surface that the President is likely the one who refused to send in help to our heroic Americans on the ground. The 3 AM phone call came. Obama voted “present.” When leadership fails, real people get really hurt.
What a disaster. Few will believe me, but I would call this a disaster regardless of the party in power. But somehow I don’t see Mitt Romney messing this one up the way Obama has. Everything rises and falls on leadership. I’ve known leaders. I’ve served alongside them and carefully studied them. President Obama is no leader. Perhaps he should have read my post: How to Avoid the Worst Nightmare of Leadership.
The key question: Will the President answer for his inaction BEFORE the election? Or will he be able to run out the clock — something he is admittedly gifted at doing.
And Now on a Happier Note
Today begins my Kingdom journey to the other side of the world where I’ll have the privilege to meet and serve dedicated leaders from Guam and the surrounding islands. My posts have been lean the last few days as I prep for the launch of this Equip Leadership conference.
I’ll be joined by Frank and Lynda Hester from Virginia to lead six sessions on the fundamentals of leadership. We’ll be partnering with local Christian leaders who have done the hard work of logistics and planning. Ironically, the conference will be held at the largest Christian school on Guam — looking forward to connecting with those leaders there considering how I spent the last twelve years.
One thing to ask of you: can you pause for a moment and pray for travel safety, wisdom in planning, and the Spirit of God to move in spite of our many failings? Many thanks.
No way to predict how frequently I’ll be able to post updates throughout the week, but I’ll do my best as we go.
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As to the “Kingdom Journey” tag, I just finished a terrific book by Seth Barnes entitled Kingdom Journeys: Rediscovering the Lost Spiritual Discipline. Perhaps a review will follow about this excellent and inspiring read. I’ll give away a free copy to a new e-mail subscriber in October.