How we GROW!

Hello all! I am so proud of my daughter. She is the Director of a Fashion Show put on by her College. She is a Fashion Merchandising major with a minor in Business Management. As you know, my boss, her Senior Pastor is suffering with Lymphoma. My daughter’s is using this fashion show as a fundraiser to help find the cure for blood cancers such as Lymphoma.

As we all learn and grow. It seems my daughter is also learning how to give back! It is fun to watch her grow into a leader as she faces the same challenges we



all do. She has struggled with getting her team on the same page, keeping moral high, solving conflict, and all while keeping focused on the vision and mission of her class and this project! This picture shows a man with courage. Courage to fight for what he knows is good! He was released from the hospital, came to Pittsburgh, and rode his segway through the streets of Pittsburgh with about 100 of his church members cheering him on! It was an amazing night. What is more amazing is that this type of activity can spur a young mind into wanting to raise money to help others through cancer.

The lessons she is learning are really basic.

1. Build a good team using the gifts and graces God has given us all. Don’t be arrogant and prideful, be humble! You don’t always have to be the smartest person in the room!
2. Gain trust by being sincere. If you say you’re going to do it… it! Don’t be afraid to say the hard things. Trusting someone means being honest. Not through emotion but through reason! If you are emotional about a topic, do not address it until you’ve had time to digest it!

3. Be knowledgeable. Research, learn, give good direction! There is nothing more frustrating than the sudden change of direction. Sometimes the ship has to change course but be careful when doing so that you don’t knock to many off the sides!

4. Get the right people on the right seats of the bus! This one is HUGE! You are only as strong as your weakest link – Last Night’s Survivor episode showed that! If your weakest link is making you drown then cut ties and get the right person! We will talk about good hiring practices in a later post!

It has been fun to walk her through these basic steps! Thanks for letting me be proud of my future leader with you! To learn more about the Light The Night Walk or to Donate to the cause through the Femme Fatale Fashion Show please visit:

Have a Blessed Easter!


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