Friday, December 10, 2010

#reverb 10- Wisdom

December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)

It was a wise decision to partner with Liz McGowen for coaching to prepare my sabbatical grant proposal. She quickly became a providential part of my network of support when the unbloggable parts of life grew and grew this fall. She's insightful, creative, a fabulous listener, a social worker, and just happened to know a lot about Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication method at the very time I was seeking more information about NVC.

Although it was not a 2010 decision, it has become increasingly clear that it was wise to accept the call to serve here. We sensed, and learn every day, what a generous, thoughtful, hospitable congregation it is. We knew we were coming to a community with good schools. We learned several years ago that the opportunities for music education were really wonderful. This year, we've been surrounded with all sorts of right people, from Session members to medical professionals, to music teachers, to kind neighbors. Reminded daily that it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to accomplish/survive/navigate and perhaps even thrive.

The Wisdom of the Hummingbird from here.


Purple said...

Wisdom to reflect on having the gifts of Liz and the gift that the church is...priceless.

Songbird said...

Isn't it wonderful when we can see the wisdom, even when the confirmation comes later?

Jan said...

So glad you have experienced the wisdom of others and within yourself. I think that in the new year we should exchange phone numbers and have a monthly or bi-weekly call!