Character in Real Life - One-Minute Testimonials

CREATIVITY – A One-Minute Testimonial Announcement

Faith Committee, Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Contributed by Clyde C. Miller
Senior Pastor (Retired), First Christian Assembly, Cincinnati, OH

February 6, 2002


Mrs. Lorrie Sess Bressette was my faithful secretary for 30 years. By her first husband, Jim Sess, who died of cancer at a young 61, she had 2 children, Sherri and David. David became a television newscaster. Sherri is, –well, Sherri is lots of things.

Once, in order to make a special announcement in church, she was the Energizer Bunny, ears, tail, battery and all. Sherri just hosted a super bowl party that was also a 70th birthday celebration for her mother-in-law. Pretty nifty creative concept, there, don’t you think? Two birds with one cake! But more; Sherri took a pad and recorded everyone’s predictions for the bowl winner and what scores were predicted. Everyone stuck with the favored Rams except, –that’s right–Sherri who chose the lowly Patriots. She promised a prize to the winner. Who won? Creative Sherri.

Then there was the time she needed to raise money for the Church’s Missionettes (our church’s version of the Girl Scouts without the politically correct exclusion of God from their membership). She got permission to ask the church to save their pennies for the Missionettes. They penny-antied their way to several hundred dollars!

It’s a joy to anticipate what Sherri will come up with next. Her creativity is to life what Listerine is to the mouth, –a breath of fresh air. Why? She’s not afraid to try.

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