Tag: memphis school of servant leadership

A Southern Woman’s Vocational Credo

I come to Deborah Koehn Loyd’s Your Vocational Credo: Practical Steps to Discover Your Unique Purpose (IVP Books, 2015) as a Southern female raised in the 1960s and 70s. The adjectives this statement evokes for me are “stricture,” “judgement,” “demanding.” Peering down the tunnel of time, I see a long line of women staring back at me, frowning....

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An Open Letter of Thanks

Only the Memphis School of Servant Leadership would: * encourage me to leave the Mission Group (even though they wanted me to stay) because it was best thing for me * tear up as I told them the time had come for me to venture forth on my own * lay hands on me to bless my new journey * tell me they expected me to change the world * do all of this...

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Sunday Listening

“I don’t want to hear any more talk about heaven. Or Jesus,” my mom says. Still, I think it was a sign. Jesus talking like a surfer dude, except saying “skate” instead of “rock.” The real thing. So I decided to become a rollerblader for Jesus. My mom says, “Yeah, and before that, you wanted to retire the national debt.” “Rollerblader for...

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