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Ordinary

Posted on August 24, 2015 - 13:52

By Bob Reichen, Vice President, Mission Advancement and Chaplain

Two weeks ago, I was returning to my office after visiting a couple of our Child Care Centers and a traffic problem ahead transferred I-84 into a parking lot. While I was sitting there I was thinking through my day – a couple of early morning appointments with trustees, a counseling appointment late that morning and a full afternoon at our Child Care Centers. Each of these events had a special impact but nothing out of the ordinary.

Who's Your Neighbor

Posted on July 1, 2015 - 08:26

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

My sister-in-law, Chrisanne, and her husband Jeff, came for a visit.

They spent over a week with us. Chrisanne was celebrating retirement, she has Juvenile diabetes, she has had this for over 40 years. We were having a wonderful time, however, on Friday, she started feeling funny. By Friday evening we ended up in the emergency room at Southwest Medical.

Summer is Coming

Posted on June 9, 2015 - 11:12

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

At the time of this writing, it is Monday morning. We just had a beautiful weekend. The sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid 80’s. School is almost out, and the kids are looking forward to a fun summer.

Dancing with God

Posted on April 22, 2015 - 14:38

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA
Reprinted with permission

The wind was blowing the other day, and I noticed a leaf being carried along. It blew one way, then another.

I watched as it went back and forth, tumbling over its stem, then over its tips. I sat for quite a while observing this leaf.

At first I was amused by the back-and-forth action, and thought about how the wind changed direction, causing the leaf to change with it. I thought about how the leaf had no say in where it wanted to go.

“For all” In our Mission Statement

Posted on March 24, 2015 - 16:06

By Bob Reichen, Vice President, Mission Advancement and Chaplain

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a Leadership Academy at our YMCA in Vancouver. This event brought together key leaders from various branches of our Association. We began this two day event with a focus on our mission with an emphasis on the last two words of our mission statement – “for all.”

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