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Our Actions have Consequences

By on Nov 12, 2013 in Scouting | 0 comments

Shock, Awe, and Disbelief was all I could think of the moment I heard the news. At first I thought his Facebook site was hacked and then also his company’s website. However as the news came in from more and more reliable sources, it all confirmed the same thing, my friend had an inappropriate relationship. This is one of those life lessons hope you never have to learn. Here was a friend, a very outspoken friend about the priority of marriage, about the priority husband-wife relationship, and about raising up Godly seed, and he had fallen. I’m saddened for his bride, I’m saddened for his children, but I am also very concerned about the lives of those around him that he has forever changed. You see this friend of mine owned a small, family owned business and employed about 100 families. The moment this news hit the light of day, he immediately resigned as CEO. Then, in...

All you had to do was Ask

By on Nov 4, 2013 in Scouting | 0 comments

This past weekend I was reminded about the power of asking for help. This past weekend our Troop was up at Camp Phillips for Webelos Woods. It’s a time of Boy Scouts teaching the younger Webelos Cub Scouts essential skills like first aid, camping, knots, and other cool skills. It was great to see these Boy Scouts do an amazing job teaching and mentoring with their younger scout friends. As the day was coming to a close and daylight was turning to darkness, a few fathers were talking to scouts to see how the day went. One conversation led to another and we were soon discussing with these Boy Scouts about finishing up some of their skills requirements. As a Merit Badge Counselor, I am blessed to see these boys go from mere acquaintance with a skill to learning a great deal and seeing the enjoyment they have accomplishing these tasks. As happens with every scout, we start a Merit...