Dear Windermere Friends,
I am praying all our Windermere friends have enjoyed a great holiday time. All of us at Windermere wish you a happy new year.
At the start of every New Year, I try to sit down and really commit myself to improvement. No one wants to stay mediocre. It is normal human nature to avoid change but we all desire things to get better.
This year I have chosen to commit myself to avoiding the four deadly sins of a leader. (I thought about seven deadly sins but it was hard to come up with some more “B’s”)
- Blandness – Leaders make a huge mistake when they fail to make their ministry truly unique. Windermere has the best recreation on the best lake with the best scenery of any camp within 500 miles. We have been doing this for 50+ years and we plan to continue for the next 50 years.
- Bluntness – Many times leaders say the right thing in the wrong way. All of us at Windermere have sought to be an open book throughout this past year. We do not run away from the truth. However, we try our best to never become harsh or ungrateful with our Windermere friends and family.
- Blunders – Many times the best leaders have a way of sabotaging themselves. I have done it many times. To say one is sorry is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. Hey, if you make a total glorious blunder, just own it, confess it and move on.
- Blindness – The number one mistake that leaders need to avoid is to approach the future with spiritual blindness. Windermere depends on the Lord’s blessing and we seek His guidance daily. We are grateful to see 1,000 salvations every year at Windermere. We could not do what we do if not for the grace of our Lord.
Hey, I am sure you can come up with a ton more “B’s” than I have listed. What do you need to avoid in order to see improvement in 2016?
Please be in prayer for Windermere. Several major decisions will be coming up in the next couple of weeks. We will be tested. Please put us on your prayer list. We need it.
It is always a pretty day on the lake.