Today. The day that comes after yesterday and happens before tomorrow. It is the present, the now, this moment. It is here. It isn't just a day. It's the greatest day. According to The Smashing Pumpkins it is "the greatest day I've ever known." It's great. It's important. It matters. It is a gift. It is what… Continue reading Today is the Only Day that Matters. Live like You Believe it.
It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again. Registration is complete. Supplies and lunch boxes have been purchased. Some children are excited, others are scared. Moms and Dads are happy to get the kids out of the house and into a routine. Friday nights at the lake will turn into Friday… Continue reading Hey You! Are You Ready To Go Back To School?
In December of 2013 we published our first children's book and began our mission to educate, empower, and inspire the next generation of world-changers. "Linnie Mae's New Friends" taught children (and adults) that all people have value and that we should not pass judgement against them when we do not know their story. To date,… Continue reading New Children’s Book “Matty McNutt and His Big But” To Launch This Fall
Do you serve together as a family? No? Why not? Here are 6 reasons why you should be: 1. The family that serves together grows together. Relationships are strengthened when you serve as a family. Spending time each week, each month outside your comfort zone leads to personal and family growth. You grow as individuals mentally, physically, socially… Continue reading 6 Reasons Your Family Should Serve Together
Day after day I am reminded just how much hate exists in this world. We hate each other because of our political views and our religious beliefs. We hate each other because of our sexual orientation and parenting tactics. We hate each other based on what we wear, what we say, and what we eat.… Continue reading Love People, Hate Hunger
It has been weeks since I have sat down to share my thoughts. That is by design. We completed our fourth year of volunteer service in May and, at that time, we made the decision to enter a quiet time. A time filled with reflection and prayer as we seek the next, correct step in this incredible… Continue reading Live, Laugh and Love
We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. Say it to yourself over and over again. Write it on the blackboard 100 times like school punishments of old. We must engrave it in our brains and etch it in our hearts. We, as a community, must be present in our… Continue reading We Must Be Present In Schools
We love going into schools and spending time with students. It is an easy way to connect with and positively impact young people. That investment of time, no matter how big or small, may be the best investment you ever make. Today we had the opportunity to visit a kindergarten class at Adams Elementary. It was a great… Continue reading Day 11: Take Time To Read
Day 10 of the 25 Days of Giving was called Hidden Dollar. We hid dollar bills with toys at the dollar store, with the straws at fast food restaurant, and in books at bookstore. We have no idea when, and if, this cash will be found. We hope that when it is found it will be a nice surprise… Continue reading Day 10: Hidden Dollar
Day 5 of the 25 Days of Giving was called Clothing Donation. We donated three trash bags of clothing to Forgotten Children Worldwide. The clothes will be shipped to India to clothe vulnerable children and orphans. We continue to hear great stories and awesome testimonies about how the 25 Days is impacting people. From NYC to Minnesota… Continue reading Day 5: Clothing Donation