Category Archives: Devotional

When Weakness = Strength

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
I read a great blog article today titled “Learning to Be a Weak Leader” (Click HERE to see article).  It was a strange title, but the article was “spot on” at reminding me of…

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Oath: “Do my best” (even in adversity)

The BSA Scout Oath begins with these words “On my honor, I will do my best”. Our honor is largely based on whether we are consistent in our actions and can be depended upon to keep our commitments. If I break … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons – Building a Blessed Legacy

The Bible makes it plainly clear that husbands and fathers have special responsibilities within a family. While moms have the capability to handle these responsibilities in a pinch, it’s best when dad does his part fully and faithfully (enabling mom … Continue reading

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Soccer player admits he wasn’t fouled, rejects penalty kick

Originally posted on For The Win:
Soccer players have been known to take dives, especially in the penalty box, on occasion when things aren’t going their way. But in a crucial Bundesliga game between Werder Bremen and FC Nürnberg —…

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Boy Scouts’ Compromise Happened Long Ago

Boy Scouts’ Compromise Happened Long Ago. (LINK) Repost of an article (from a year ago) by another thoughtful blogger that was pivotal in changing the way I looked at BSA.  It’s not about membership issues for me — now or … Continue reading

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Misaligned Objectives May Lead to Unintended Results

A colleague recently shared an article of interest titled “How to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home”.  That article, in full, can be reviewed by clicking HERE. The blog author interviewed Phil Vischer (the creator of “Veggie Tales”) … Continue reading

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Kind-hearted Leadership: Oxymoron or Better Together?

A recent Forbes article titled “Kindness Does Not Equate To Weakness in Leadership” (Click Here) got me thinking about the Scout Law — A Scout is Kind. Being kind is typically defined as being generous, friendly, agreeable, tolerant, humane, considerate, charitable … Continue reading

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Grit, Determination and the Courage to Fail

As I was receiving feedback on my recent article about servant leadership in the 21st century (Click Here), I was reminded of a recent Forbes article on “5 Characteristics of Grit – How Many Do You Have?” The article sums … Continue reading

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The Weight of Leadership (Responsibility)

One of the best scouting blog sites around is simply called “Scouting Rediscovered”  The site takes a step back in time to look at scouting before the great experiment of the 1970′s changed the program and curtailed much of what … Continue reading

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Acting on our duty to God as Scouters

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven.” Many have argued that at 103 years, Boy Scouts of America has lost its moral compass and has died (or is … Continue reading

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