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Friday, May 14, 2010


When James Dobson formed FOCUS ON THE FAMILY, he could have packed the board of directors with “yes” men. He chose not to. Instead, he named strong personalities that, at times, clashed with his own views. And when he needed to submit to the board, he did so.

We are all accountable to someone. Professors to department heads. Preachers to elders. Employees to bosses.  Politicians to the voters.

It is never easy to be accountable, but it helps us become more of who God designed us to be. Even when the advice of our overseers is bad, the act of submitting can be good.

I guess that is why the Bible spends so much time encouraging us to submit.


  1. Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I may have to borrow it and give you credit, of course!

  2. Thanks, Ann. Actually, I got it from the biography on Dobson written by the Wall Street Journal reporter, Dale Buss. It is called FAMILY MAN, in case you are interested. It is a good book.