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  1. Dear Kelly and Rachel, God knew what my heart needed to hear this morning! Our small school is in the midst of some big changes. I yo-yo between stepping up and stepping back. Your post helped me to realize I’ve been putting way too much stock in erratic leadership at the top, instead of trusting the Lord. Your whispered prayers for wisdom, discernment, and boldness would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for candidly sharing your hearts today!

    1. Hi, Alice. I’m glad my story helped you. Seasons like this aren’t easy to walk through, but I’m grateful that God walks with us. Praying for you and the situation with the school. God will show you what to do. Be blessed and have a great week!

  2. Kelly,

    What a great post on leadership. I love the verse – “Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Ephesians 4:23, (NLT)”

    Yikes, I am reflecting on my journey as a leader. One does go through some twists and turns learning all the way. I had to laugh about the micromanaging (I’ve done that too) then I have swung the other way with hands off, and that wasn’t much better.

    The stories people could probably tell. Hopefully, they have hearts for forgiveness. We are all just works in progress that need to be led by God.

    1. So true that we’re works in progress, Maree! Yes, hopefully others give the same grace that God extends toward us as we learn.

  3. Knowing our true worth allows us to put out hearts on the line and serve boldly! YES! Such an encouraging post, Kelly! Thanks for sharing her words here, Rachel! Blessings to you both!

    1. Hi, Liz! I think it goes back to who we are in Christ. Leaders, imperfect as we are, must start with that foundation. Blessings to you as well!

  4. Leading out of a heart of love — I see and appreciate your re-set, Kelly. I also have a tendency to second guess myself, to doubt God’s calling on my life. It helps me to love and value the women I serve so that I don’t become over-focused on tasks and lose sight of hearts.
    Blessings to you, Rachel and Kelly! May your celebration of Advent be full of joy and peace.

  5. What a great post! I love how God can take our hurts and turn them to good, by growing and maturing us. Thanks for sharing. December blessings to you both.

  6. Rejection rejects. That is powerful, Kelly. Thank you for sharing part of your testimony here with us. This is an honor to be able to glean from it and know you a bit better. Love & hugs to you both.

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