Technical apology

Posted on March 14, 2008

It’s no secret that I’m not the most technologically advanced person. iphones, ipods, macbook air, gps systems…sometimes it’s way too advanced for me. So starting a blog like this is one of those things that I’m excited about, yet also a little unsure. Maybe unsure isn’t the right word. Maybe it’s doubtful, a little anxious, apprehensive. But I think you know what I mean.

So as you check in from time to time, understand something … you may get some pictures with a thumb in the way. You may get a notice that I posted something, but when you open it, there’s nothing there because I hit delete rather than enter. Again…I’m not claiming to be Mark Zuckerberg!

So I’m giving you a pre-apology, a "technical" apology. But I also want you to understand something else.

If you’re leading out in any area–the boardroom, the classroom, the home, the ballfield–there will be times when you’ll be unsure. It’s just part of the leadership game. But like anything, what matters most is the fact that you’re willing to step out, that you’re willing to make the calls and take risks that may be a little scary. Because for any leader to make an impact, they have to be willing to get past the doubt and instead trust that God is going to lead the way!


10 Replies to "Technical apology"

  • Sarah
    March 14, 2008 (9:24 pm)
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    I love attending Fellowship Church in Grapevine and have always wondered if you would start a blog! I’m looking forward to reading more here. It’s looking great so far! 🙂

  • Marty
    March 15, 2008 (12:22 am)
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    I have been at FC for nine years and have enjoyed attending and serving. I am so glad you have joined the blogging community. I have added your blog to my favorite links.
    Thanks for all you and your wonderful staff do!

  • Cameron Bailey - Daily Devotions Webmaster
    March 15, 2008 (2:21 am)
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    I am hearing you…. Linda and I are just starting out with a website and a church plant. Lots of unsure moments down under here in Australia for us at the moment

  • Rona Davis
    March 15, 2008 (8:34 am)
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    This is awesome! I am not a big blog reader because there are so many blogs out there and I get IOP (information overload paralysis). I have been a member of FC Grapevine since one weekend after Easter six years ago and that’s another story in and of itself. I LOVE our church. People get sick of hearing me talk about our church! But, I will never stop telling people about our church! I think our church is the most creative church on earth it inspires what I do for a living.
    The purpose for the comment is to say this. I am the leader of a creative team. I struggle so much from confidence to fear in leadership, but especially in leading a creative team. We are all creative and its a great door for the enemy when we start brainstorming and everyone’s ideas are great, but someone has to direct it and lead it and make the final decisions. As the leader, I walk away at the end of the day many times feeling incredibly attacked by Satan. I continually pray my way through it and by Monday I am usually back to walking in leadership with new inspiration and confidence.
    This blog will be another wonderful tool for our needs and I thank you so much for continual innovation and inspiration!

  • Sandra West
    March 15, 2008 (9:44 am)
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    Okay, I have to admit, I’ve never even heard of a blog…so how far behind the times have I gotten myself! This is a really cool tool and I think it is awesome that you are taking this opportunity to reach out in a new and exciting way. In our busy world this will be another way of keeping people connected and getting to know about each other while sharing the message of Jesus Christ!

  • Wayne
    March 15, 2008 (8:10 pm)
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    As my wife and I are moving to Dallas in the near future, we are strongly considering Fellowship Church as our new church home. I am also facing a very challenging business decision as I have been asked to do something I have never done before, something well outside my comfort zone.
    So when I was pondering this decision, I hear of Ed’s new blog. Literally praying for some guidance, I get to the blog, and discover the last paragraph in his post above!
    I am continually amazed at how God provides, and in this case, confirms what I am thinking about my new business opportunity, and that on the first weekend we are in Dallas, we will be at Fellowship Church!

  • Jim Mather
    March 15, 2008 (9:28 pm)
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    Ed;
    Doing anything without risk implies trying to move forward without going anywhere. I remember when we first went to Pakistan. We didn’t know what we were doing really but God… he is faithful but we do have to put our feet in the water before the water parts. Glad to see you blogging.
    Jim

  • Jeremy Davidson
    March 17, 2008 (12:20 pm)
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    Welcome to the blog world. I love listening to your sermons online and now can look forward to reading your mind online. Dive in.

  • Elysa Rice
    March 17, 2008 (11:28 pm)
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    I think you are doing a great job. So far no thumbs in the pictures.

  • Eimi Hall
    March 21, 2008 (10:27 am)
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    Personally, I’m excited that you’ve decided to do this. It feels like it gives me an “in”. A personal touch that I get with most of my friends, I can now with my Pastor. And it gives a special connection with the other people who comment on your blogs. There might be some “familiar” bloggers who I might get to meet later on in my FC Life.


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