A Great Book for Pastors – Lead Like a Shepherd
This is a great little book on spiritual leadership.
Pastor, author, and leadership consultant unpacks instruction for church leaders found in 1 Peter 5:1-4 where they are exhorted to shepherd the flock among them.
Some instruction is timeless. Regardless of the age in which we live, certain instruction carries no expiration on its relevance. Pastor, author, and leadership consultant, Larry Osborne has discovered this to be the case with instruction on how to be a good leader. The best, most practical advice comes from the Bible, and in particular, 1 Peter 5:1-4. It’s in this short passage where leaders are exhorted to shepherd the flock among them.
Unfortunately, most modern leaders have precious little experience tending sheep and many of the implications that were well understood when Peter penned these words are lost on today’s reader. Osborne finds the parallels to be numerous, well-worth reviewing and understanding anew.
A shepherd leads them to water even when they fear it. A shepherd never allows one sick lamb to destroy the flock. A shepherd lays down his life for his sheep . . .
When leaders truly understand Peter’s words of exhortation to lead like a shepherd, then they will begin to see the path that leads them to Leading Well.
It’s probably no surprise that I like chips and salsa. BeyondChipz are a good low carb chip available in multiple flavors. I’ve tried the Bang Bang Ranch flavor and like them. The website, thinslimfoods.com, has many other low carb treats as well. I’m a big fan of their pasta.
A Tasty Texan BBQ Joint in Flowery Branch – Moonies BBQ
I’m late to the party here. Moonies is just a few minutes from my house and somehow I hadn’t tried it in 2 years! My Texan friend, Phil, vouches that Moonies serves authentic Texas-style BBQ. They slice and weigh your meat as you order it. The meat is great and the sides are delicious. I’d encourage you to give it a try.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Young, hungry, and teachable is far more valuable than experience.” — @LarryOsborne