2). Blog Entry: Life Lessons - Customer Service
My wife and I were at the Charlotte, NC airport waiting for our flight. We were at a different gate sitting at seats that could look out the window and see the plane. The attendant at the gate gave a last courtesy call for any other ticketed guests. Then she went outside to walk up to the plane to tell the pilot to leave. As she was outside, 2 other customers ran to the gate, expecting to get on the plane. The made gestures to the attendant through the window and pounded on the door several times, but she wouldn't respond. Finally, she came back in with the plane still on the runway. The individuals said that had tickets for the flight, but the attendant said it was too late. As they argued, we could watch the plane leave to head to the runway and fly away. It wouldn't have been hard for the attendant to step out of the door and flag the plane down for a couple minutes to get these guests on, but she wouldn't do it. My wife almost got up and complained as well, because we were so surprised at the lack of grace. May we always do all we can to help those around us that come to us for help as ministers of God.
3). Ministry of the Day: Maximizing Convention - Check out several tips on how to maximize our NE Youth Conventions with your local youth ministry.
4). Link of the Day: Food on the Table - Five preset weekly dinner menus based on your preferences.
5). Quote of the Day: 'You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.' - Johnny Cash
6). Movie of the Day: Tough Reporter
7). Miscellaneous: Today is Blasphemy Day. It is also the birthday of Brian Steinbach (pastor in Holdrege, NE), Kristen Meduna (pastor's wife and youth/kids leader in Burton, NE), Matt Casey (Youth Leader in York, NE), Melanie Warriner (pastor's wife in Grand Island, NE), and Rob Yanike (associate pastor in Omaha, NE), a distinction they share with Johnny Mathis, American singer-songwriter from 1935. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that Roberto Clemente recorded the 3,000th and final hit of his career in 1972.
Preaching at the Edge, Lincoln Jr. High Ministry, March 2013