Angie’s Recipe for an LSS Employee

A few nights ago, I was giving some thought to our Christian Core Values as I was making a pizza for my family for dinner. Many things in our life require us to follow precise directions in order to reach success. What if I had added too much flour to the dough? Or what if I had added too much sauce? The pizza would not have turned out very well at all and perhaps wouldn’t have been edible. Luckily, I followed my recipe closely. The pizza was the perfect combination of all the ingredients and formed a delicious dinner. So, how does this perfect combination apply to us, LSS, and our Christian Core Values?

We all have a unique and special role only we can fulfill. Maybe at home we are a friend, a spouse, a parent, or a mentor. The same is true at LSS. We all have a unique role that is part of the success of LSS. Our ingredients that help us to fulfill that role are based on who God has called us to be, our LSS mission, and our LSS Christian Core Values. So, I began to think of what the recipe for an LSS employee would be.

Recipe for an LSS Employee

Start with an overflowing cup of being Faith Inspired.

Combine with a Generous Heart – enough to share with others.

Add love that abounds to always put People First.

Blend this with a Servant Heart that desires to serve others.

Fold in Responsible Stewardship in all we do.

Mix in a sprinkle of laughter and a dash of joy, peace, and prayer.

And bring it all together with love.

The exact recipe as an LSS employee will sometimes change. That’s the beauty of who God made us to be and it allows us to meet the needs each day, be flexible, and find our way as we help older adults live life to the fullest. Don’t be afraid to change up your recipe based on your needs and the needs of those around you – just be sure to include the ingredients of our Christian Core Values as they inspire us to be more than we can be alone.

May you be blessed to be a blessing to others today and always!

-Submitted by Angie Cavaness, LSS Events and Community Engagement Coordinator