To say Christina Coronado is one of the sweetest souls to walk the halls of ASO is an understatement. Upon telling her that she is my first nomination for “How Cool Is That?” she squints her eyes, gives me a half smile, and softly thanks me. It isn’t until a few days later that she inquires, “Are you sure there isn’t someone else you would like to nominate as well?” I dash all her hopes and reply with a swift nope. We agree to meet for lunch so I can learn exactly what makes Christina Coronado so darn kind.
The Y Blog
I was watching a rerun of “Everybody Loves Raymond” the other day that raised a good question; Why are we nicer to strangers than we are to the people we love, our family? I can tell you from personal experience that I am pretty forgiving and mellow with everyone but my wife. I’m okay with strangers screwing me over or taking advantage of me; I shrug and say, “That’s just people being people.” But, if Nancy buys herself a Twix at the store and doesn’t bring me anything, I’m ready to start WWIII. What’s wrong with that picture?
From the Desk of Bob Reichen
This past November we had our 11th annual Christian Mission Celebration at Embassy Suites in Tigard, at Washington Square. At the close of that event I had a new attender mention they did not know that the ‘C’ in the YMCA stood for Christian and that evening really made it clear. I remember someone saying years ago, “God hides nuggets of gold in plain day surprises.” This is very true in this person’s experience regarding the YMCA!
By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA
We are nearing the end of another year. A year of “Loving our Neighbor” at the Clark County Family YMCA. Over the course of the year I often got the question, “What do you do as a chaplain in a YMCA?”
Here is a short list of things that Mission Advancement / Chaplaincy has done at the Clark County YMCA.
By Curtis Young, Chaplain, YMCA Camp Collins