Leaders Limp

On Thursday, June 2, 2022 a terrible tragedy happened at Cornerstone Church in Ames, IA.  Two young ladies going to a college gathering that evening were murdered in the church parking lot.  The shooter then took his own life.  

On Sunday, June 5 Lead Pastor Mark Vance had the task of sharing and preaching to a  grieving church body.  I know his strength came from God as he shared authentically from his heart and what had been laid upon his heart. 

At the end of the morning message he said you are going to find “leaders (here) who are limping.”  A very authentic, real and true statement. 

There are times in our leadership journey when we are going to limp.  It will be cloudy, there will be no well defined path and the destination will seem a long ways away or even seem non existent. 

Lead even when you are limping.  Show up, give all of the strength that you can muster and continue to be real and authentic. 

Lean on those that you can who will help to hold you up while you are limping but keep leading and moving forward. 

We don’t have our best every day but we can always give the best that we have that day…even if we are limping. 

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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