Mentoring 4 Success

Check out this article on what Mentoring as done for Kansas Inmates.  http://fsrn.org/2014/07/mentoring-program-cuts-recidivism-rates-in-kansa...

What's the Big Idea?

My middle child, Adam, was one of those kids who was always saying things that made me laugh. Many of those funny phrases stuck in my consciousness and still make me smile whenever they come to mind. One of them came about while looking for a solution to one of the daily dilemmas four-year-olds often find themselves in. His face suddenly lit up as he announced, "Hey, I gotta' big idea!"

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young

Please read this book and then pass it on. I'm grateful my dear sister-in-law who passed it on to me. Here's an excerpt - just one of the many that touched my soul and opened my eyes to a glimplse of who God really is.

The main character, Mac, lives with anger brought on by an abusive father and later stoked by another man who kidnapped and murdered his six-year-old daughter. He meets God after a strange note appears in his mailbox inviting him to return to a cabin in the woods close to where his daughter disappeared.

Why we need to keep spreading the word about Seeds of Hope

I had an interesting conversation with my husband this morning. He told me about his visit to a local businessman who’d been burned by the son of a friend he’d hired. He decided to hire the young man even after the father warned that his son was addicted to meth and is very good at manipulating people. Now the businessman has decided he’ll never hire another ex-con or addict.

Serving on a non-profit board: what’s that really all about?

I was flattered the first time I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors for Seeds of Hope. I asked what would be expected of me, and was handed a copy of Seeds of Hope’s Bylaws. I never would have dreamed my “yes” would lead me on an adventure that rivals Bilbo Baggins’ tale.