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Parent’s Information Packet and Planning Guide

The Information Packet and Planning Guide for parents is now available.  This e-book will answer questions, offer encouragement and insight and give you step-by-step instructions for getting started with your own mentoring project for your child. The information contained in this booklet is drawn from the experience I have gleaned leading up to David’s project along with some bits of insight along the way.  In it, you will learn: How to develop your list of godly men (or women) How to deal with objections from people who may be hesitant to participate How to prepare your child for his appointment with each man How to follow up with your child to solidify the lessons learned Much more! Use the PayPal link below to purchase this securely. … Read entire article »

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Week 38: Poor Little Bambi

Week 38: Poor Little Bambi

Before this summer and fall, I had always loved deer. In my eyes, they were graceful, beautiful animals that would glide and bound through thickets, capturing your joy as they went. They were cute and sweet and cuddly, with all of their heart-warming ways (and no, I’ve never watched Disney’s™ Bambi, so don’t even go there). But now I see them in a different light. I still like deer, but they now strike me as … Read entire article »

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Preparing for the Hunt and the Value of Freedom

Many of the appointments within this project have been one day affairs.  I drive my son to meet with the man, they spend time together, and I pick my son up again.  The hunt was a bit more involved. My brother-in-law, who graciously agreed to take David hunting, gave me a good overview of what would be required several months in advance.  This allowed ample time to mentally and physically prepare for the Junior Hunt weekend. The biggest commitment on David’s part was to work through the online hunting course.  We chose this route rather than the classroom format due to scheduling, travel and time logistics and sheer convenience.  Still, with multiple family members being involved in sports, music, art and church activities, it was still daunting enough.  My job involved staying … Read entire article »

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Week 37: The Defense Rests (and takes a coffee break)

Week 37: The Defense Rests (and takes a coffee break)

How many lawyer jokes are out there? That’s probably like asking, “Which came first; the chicken or the egg?” or “If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?” My point is, pretty much everyone makes fun of lawyers in some way. However, I learned today that not all lawyers are stereotypical of the jokes. In fact, the majority of the attorneys here in Cleveland and Bradley County are actually very competent … Read entire article »

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Week 36: Mission Possible

Week 36: Mission Possible

The names of famous missionaries hold respect and awe like almost no other kind of name. People like David Livingstone, Gladys Aylward, Hudson Taylor, Corrie Ten Boom, Brother Andrew, Amy Carmichael, George Muller, Elizabeth Elliot, Cameron Townsend, and Mary Slessor. Chances are you recognized every single one of them, because of what they did on the mission field, and maybe you’ve wanted to meet some of them and shake their hand. I didn’t exactly hang … Read entire article »

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Week 35: The Fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom

Week 35: The Fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom

Well, in the thirty plus weeks that I have spent meeting with different men, I haven’t had a day quite like the one I experienced with Cleston Walton today. For starters, he is bipolar, which means he has drastic mood swings (I’ll explain more later). Also, he loves to analyze and study everything, so he’s pretty much a genius. Thirdly, he has some amazing views on life, relationships, and religion that I had never heard … Read entire article »

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