Do you know what it means? I had forgotten what a punch this little word has and needed to remind myself of it. Here is the Noah Webster 1828 (HIGHLY recommended book) definition:
“A yielding in opinion; submission of judgment to the opinion or judgment of another. Hence, regard; respect. We often decline acting in opposition to those for whose wisdom we have a great deference.
Here is a definition of deference that I liked from Live Life With Your Kids!. I played with it a little in my PhotoShop and came up with this pretty picture to remind myself daily.
Well, back to working on next years school/discipleship goals.