Social Responsibilty

From the Desk of Curtis Young

Posted on October 4, 2017 - 08:32

Want to know something crazy?
You are your own greatest enemy. Not the world. Not consumerism. Not the political Left or Right.

Just you.

Why am I saying this? Because of the lies you tell yourself. You want you to feel good, to think of yourself as a good person, and most of all, to feel Safe. So you do not tell yourself the truth. Ironically, sometimes the hardest truths are right in front of our faces, but our mind tricks us into looking for 50 false problems instead of the one real problem.

For example:

From the desk of Bob Reichen

Posted on August 7, 2017 - 08:13

It may be what they need: Encouragement

A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from a Y volunteer thanking me for the encouragement I was to him when he was going through a very difficult experience. As I reflected on his note, I remembered the verse of Scripture we use in our Christian Principles Training when referring to our Christian principle of respect: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up” —1 Thessalonians 5:11.

Here are some ways we can carry out that command:

The Yard of Our Mind

Posted on June 5, 2017 - 10:51

Good morning, I pray the day finds you well.

I was sitting on my front porch the other morning.

As the sun started to come up and illuminate the front yard I noticed a mole hill. I looked at this mole hill with amazement. I wondered where it came from. As I looked around I did not see any other mole hills nearby.

How did it get there?

Did the mole dig underground for a very long way just to make a mole hill in my yard?

Did it risk running over the top of the ground for a long way just to dig a hole in my yard.

From the desk of Chaplain, Curtis Young

Posted on April 10, 2017 - 10:10

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?

Memorial Day Reflections

Posted on May 23, 2014 - 10:09

By Steve Hunter, CFO
I learned this morning that Memorial Day began during the Civil War as Decoration Day and was a day to honor those killed in the Civil War. The name Memorial Day was officially recognized by an act of Congress in 1967, though the name was in common use before that. For those old enough to remember, Memorial Day used to be recognized on May 30th. Congress changed it to the last Monday in May in 1971 at the same time they changed other holidays to create 3 day weekends. The VFW has since lamented that

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