In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Dorena Williamson who is a proud mother, a passionate teacher, and a devoted bridge-builder. She is also the author of ColorFull, ThoughtFull, and GraceFull, which are children’s books that celebrate God’s diverse kingdom.
During their conversation, they discuss what it means to be a bridge-builder, the necessity of listening and learning from others, and how to focus on pleasing God more than people.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 48:
“Oftentimes, bridgebuilders get walked on because that is what bridges were designed for.”
“The ultimate bridge builder was Jesus the Messiah. He gave his life to create a bridge for us to God.”
“We must posture ourselves as listeners and learners.”
“We need to do what we are called to do and that is not to please people, that is to aim to please God.”
“Support and loyalty are not always the same thing.”
“If someone is more loyal to me than they are to Christ, then I have failed them.”
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