Opportunity

Goal Post

On November 28, 2014 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the Rensselaer Central Bombers won the Class 2A State Championship in football. It was the first High School championship for Rensselaer in any sport. You can read the news articles about the records that were broken. You can find the box score elsewhere online to get a look at the stats. I will tell you though, the final was Rensselaer Central 45, Evansville Mater Dei 21. Rensselaer seemed to be…

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Over Deliver

I’ve been to many conferences, seminars and training sessions in my career. Very few provide the impact I hope it will. Most are beneficial in some way and I try to find a key take-away from them all. Many also provide good networking opportunities. Recently, I went to Kent Julian’s Speak It Forward Boot Camp. This event provides a great professional development opportunity and helps me both personally and professionally. I find great insight from this conference in becoming a…

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Take Off – Adventures of a Missionary Pilot (part 2 of 4)

Serving in South America Forrest’s missionary experiences took him to Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. They spent time in Peru studying Spanish and preparing for his first term which was in Ecuador where he had the encounters with the Auca Indians. You might remember the story of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Roger Youdarian, and Peter Fleming who were killed by the Auca’s in 1956. The majority of his time, 15 years, was spent in Colombia. Having a young family…

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Alex’s Baptism

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ~ Matthew 28:19 On July 31, I have the privilege of baptizing my son, Alex, at Gull Lake Ministries while we were there for family camp. It was such a great experience for me personally to have the opportunity to baptize him myself. It was made more special in that I was baptized 20…

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Tough Mudder

Maybe you’ve heard the saying “life is a marathon, not a sprint.” While this is true, I think life is more like a Tough Mudder than a marathon. As you go along in life you will have occasions where it is an easy jog and others where it is a tough go through deep mud and muck and still others where you come up against various obstacles, typically no two of them being the same. Though it has been over…

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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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