Bearing Gifts by Jim Johnson

Many years ago, I had the privilege of traveling with a musical group, The Continental Singers.  For 10 years, I traveled throughout the United States as well as Europe, Great Britain, southeast Asia, and Korea.  I clearly remember many instances where our group was the guest of a large school or in the presence of a community’s leadership group.  Gifts were always exchanged.

This all came back to me this morning as I was getting ready for work.  One of my leaders invited me to a luncheon with her and our city’s mayor and his wife.  I count this an honor, and I look forward to our time together.


Yes, we will be bearing gifts.  One of our colleagues at work wrote a book about the rich history of baseball in our city.  This is one of our gifts.  The other is the new book from John C. Maxwell entitled No Limits.

I share this to encourage you to adopt this practice.  My fellow leader and I are honored to be able to have lunch with our mayor.  This is a gift to us.  It shows honor to Mr. Henry and his wife to give gifts in return.

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Our beautiful city – Fort Wayne, Indiana

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