As a member of the Catalyst Blog Team and INJOY Stewardship SolutionsI will be bringing you live updates from the much anticipated Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, GA.  The theme for this year’s conference is Of Good Courage.

The next speaker for Catalyst were sociologist Dr. Brene Brown, author of  the new book Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.  She spoke on the topic of true belonging.

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The following are 19 Leadership Quotes and Lessons from her session.  Also included are 8 additional comments by Carlos Whitaker.

Carlos Whitaker

  1. “I have found courage in the cross. That is where we find courage.”
  2. “Being human is hard but there is hope.”
  3. “The only that works is not striving but surrender.”
  4. “Courage is not found in striving but surrender.”
  5. “A spider is an agreement that you made with a lie. A cobweb is a medicator that brings false comfort to that lie.”
  6. “A lie – your worth is equal to your platform.”
  7. “Our role as believers is to bring Heaven to Earth.”
  8. “God did not send Jesus here so you could handle your anxiety. God send Jesus so you could have freedom.”

Brene Brown

  1. “I could mark the time in my life when not belonging.”
  2. “In the absence of belonging, there is always suffering.”
  3. “Belonging is something we carry in our heart. The depth of our true value will never be greater than when we are willing to stand alone.”
  4. “The Four Practices Of Belonging”
  5. “1. High Lonesome – constant sorrow. We become the most sordid factions of Americans in history.  We decide where we live, go to church, school, and shop based upon political ideology.”
  6. “80% of American counties delivered landslide victories for either Clinton or Trump.”
  7. “As we become more sordid, we become more lonely. We are the loneliest we have ever been as a country.”
  8. “Loneliness for a social species like we are, loneliness is life threatening. Loneliness is a better of an early death than smoking cigarettes.”
  9. “Terrorism is time released fear.”
  10. “The goal of terrorism that fear embeds in a community so it turns on each other. We are not good with fear.”
  11. “We are our worst selves in fear.”
  12. “We are in a spiritual crisis of disconnection.”
  13. “We have a call to courage which is very difficult.”
  14. “People are hard to hate close up. Move in closer.”
  15. “No one said during Hurricane Harvey let me help you. Who did you vote for?”
  16. “Hating has caused the rampant dehumanization of people.”
  17. “The question is not whether you are on the right or left. The question is what side of mankind are you on.”
  18. “Dehumanization thoughout all of history is the first step of genocide.”
  19. “If you’re talking about the Gospel and no one ever walks out, you need a stronger back.”

Andy Stanley is interviewing Bill Hybels next.  I can’t wait!

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