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14 Jesus in Blue Jeans thoughts

From Laurie Beth Jones’ book, Jesus in Blue Jeans:


  1. was a hummer.  He knew who he was so he could hum in the face of difficult circumstances.
  2. did not take things personally.
  3. saw Himself as the host of the party, not the guest. He served rather than was served.
  4. had no sense of entitlement.
  5. had a belly button too. He was willing to be a beginner.
  6. did not live the question. He lived the answer.
  7. gave the gift of his presence. Sometimes our presence is all that is needed.
  8. did not flinch in his critical moment, will you?

You should

  1. master metaphors and similes to become a great communicator.
  2. maintain your poise by trusting your instincts.  “The same stuff that lines your gut lines your brain.”
  3. when you are dealing with a cranky coworker, ask yourself do you think, “Jim is a jerk” or “Jim is the sandpaper that God is using to finish me to perfection? “
  4. know that each encounter you have with another will leave you enlarged.
  5. ask yourself, if you didn’t view yourself as a body, what form would you be?
  6. “do the thing and let them howl.”


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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