Get Out There

I was fortunate to earn the Eagle Scout award at the young age of fifteen. Earning this award was very exciting as it was something I worked toward for five years since starting Scouting at the age of ten. While Boy Scouts was very much fun and filled with great experiences, there were events that challenged me and grew me as a person. One such event was the first year I went to Scout camp. The camp our Boy Scout…

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I Know Second String

When I was growing up, my dream was to play second base for the Chicago Cubs. Ryne Sandberg was the second basemen for the Cubs in those days and he was my favorite Major League player. I had it all worked out because at about the time I would be coming into the league, Sandberg would be about done so it would be a natural and easy turn over for the Cubs. But there came a point in my illustrious…

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Why You Need a G6

We were made to be relational. This journey of life is full of ups and downs and it is helpful and healthy to have people along side us to take this journey with. When you have a group of friends to go through life with, it just makes life that much sweeter. They are there to share your joys, your challenges, your difficult times and your “typical” days. I have such a group of five friends that I met way…

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Does Opportunity Knock?

You’ve probably heard the saying, “When opportunity knocks, open the door.” I know that I have spent too much time in my life waiting for the knock. I would go to the door and open it to see if opportunity was coming. I would knock on the door myself just to make sure it was still ‘knockable.’ Then one day I realized opportunity was busy knocking on many other doors. I grew up in a small rural town of about…

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Sharing the Message

Today I had the opportunity to share the sermon for our congregation. There are between 200-250 that attend our church each Sunday. As the Youth Leader, I have the opportunity to prepare a sermon near the end of the school year on the Sunday which we honor our graduates.   The most beneficial aspect of preaching a sermon is when I prepare I learn so much from the study of God’s word. I should be so diligent each and every…

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Where Do You Want to Go?

One of the most often questions I remember being asked in interviews is “Where do you want to be in 5 or 10 years?” Great question to think about but maybe not so great for an interview. Am I supposed to say I still want to be with the company with which I am interviewing for? Maybe I don’t know if that will be the case? Each of us have the liberty to adjust our direction in life whenever we…

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