Don’t Cut Corners

Don’t Cut Corners

by Karli A friend recently shared this story with me: Once there was a man's son who wanted to start up a building company. The son's dad had a friend who thought so much of his father, so he went to the boy and said," I want you to build me a house. I want it to be built out of the finest materials. There is no budget. At the end of the project call me and I will write you a check." So the boy went to work and started building the…Read more …
Prayer and Public Speaking

Prayer and Public Speaking

By Nate I was recently asked to give a talk at my church’s Youth Conference reunion—a feat which I chose to make seem impossible. I walked up to the podium and started the obligatory shaking and sweating; a total nervous wreck-and-a-half.  I hashed out my comments in about a minute out of panic. To my surprise, my leaders later told my father that my comments were thoughtful and well spoken. I’ve always felt I do a poor job speaking publicly, but there are a couple of things that always help me through the…Read more …
What Is Your Legacy?

What Is Your Legacy?

by Ben Whether we are adults or teenagers, looking up great great grandparents and learning about them doesn’t exactly jump out as something you really want to do. When I started talking about my ancestors with my parents, they both had all these stories about their ancestors. Some of them were pretty crazy. Listening to the stories made my ancestors feel like I could relate instead of just looking at a name and barely feeling anything at all. Don’t be afraid to ask your parents or grandparents about stories they know from your…Read more …