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Gina Burgess
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Gina Burgess

About the Author

Gina has had extensive experience in journalism being the managing editor for a small, weekly paper in Tensas Parish Louisiana, and the Lifestyles Editor for The Picayune Item, in Picayune, Mississippi, as well as an editor for several other publications. Her first love is using her God-given talent to shine a light in a dark world, and she is so committed to bringing God glory with everything she does. She also has extensive experience in online community development since 1997.

She is a Christian writings, and Christian book reviewer for several publishers, and has taught Sunday School and Discipleship Training since 1972.

She has two daughters and two sons-in-law and two grandbaby girls, and she says, “Life is really good! After praying for six years for a grandbaby, God recently answered that prayer with not one but two precious bundles of joy in 2014. God is good all the time.”

Gina is a weekly columnist at Studylight.org. Each column comes out on Sundays. Check them out at Studylight.org, center column. That website has a huge amount of Bible research books, commentaries, and lexicons as well as more than 20 different versions of Bible translations. You can check out her blog, Refreshment in Refuge and her book review site, UponReflectionBlog.

Healing Hurting Hearts

God gave us bodies that heal amazingly, given time and proper treatment. However, hearts and souls may not heal so well apart from tender mercies, kindness, bearing with one another, and forgiving one another. Gina discusses the necessity of the servant-leader’s attribute of healing.

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Empathy of the Servant-Leader

Researchers have caught elephants in the act of empathetic actions. They console each other when grieving, they help each other when in trouble, and the leader always knows when leaving a severely wounded elephant behind is best for the tribe to survive. But she still grieves over the one left behind. Practicing empathy is essential to the growth and well-being of those who report to the servant-leader as well as for the entire organization.

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Listening Is an Attribute of the Servant-Leader

Bats and owls have the best hearing in the animal kingdom. They can hear, but if they are not listening and paying attention they will go to bed without their dinner. Listening is deciding that the other person is important, and what that important person is saying is more important than what you are doing. Listening, coupled with periods of reflection, is essential to the growth and well-being of the servant-leader as well as the organization.

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