Success in failture …

“When two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” Matthew 18:20


Before a trip to California, my daughter Susan helped me advertise and promote a “Lunch with Linda” event for church secretaries in two communities. I planned an inspirational program, we made a healthy lunch, and at only two people showed up at one of the events.

At first, I was disappointed more people didn’t want to come to hear what I had to say to encourage them in their ministry. But during the luncheon, the two participants shared from their heart. We had conversation that went straight to my heart. I heard stories of frustration, we laughed at crazy things we’ve done in the church office, and we ate and prayed together. God indeed was with us at “Lunch with Linda.”

I’ve worked in the church setting long enough to know that numbers don’t equate to failure or success. It’s good to be reminded now and then.

Dear Host of all events, help me remember to put your name first on any sign-up list for events I plan. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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