Learning Excellence on a Lawn Mower

Written by Wesley Grizzard What can I learn from sitting on a lawn mower you ask? Well, you came to the right place. I’m going to give you several things that you can learn from being on a lawn mower. Reasons that stretch from simply knowing how to drive one, to how to stripe those yards like a pro! Buckle up because here we go folks!  First off, it’s zero turns people! Nearly everyone these days uses a zero turn! Zero turns (given the right brand) are finely tuned grass cutting machines! They go backwards, they go forwards, they turn 360’s while ...

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Lessons Learned as a Camp Counselor

Written by Nate Smith I had no clue what I was getting myself into that first summer I served as a camp counselor. I grew up near Tampa, FL and had never been to a camp before. My best friend suggested I apply to the camp where he had been accepted to work, so I did…And a short time later, I received a call from the camp director informing me I had the job. I was excited to be working all summer with my best friend and traveling to a new place. Lesson Learned: Stepping into the unknown is simply that, the unknown, and you’ll never know what is there until you ...

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What I Learned While Watching the Cows Graze

By Katlyn Carney, Team #9 Intern Have you ever just stood there and watched the cows graze? Imagine yourself with your arms crossed on top of a wooden fence. Now, lay your chin on your crossed arms. Picture yourself looking out into a beautiful green pasture that ends just as the perfect blue sky begins, watching the cows graze, lay down, and do it all over again. You feel the wind blow against your face, maybe smell something not so delightful. You watch that perfect blue sky start changing into majestic colors as the sun starts to set. Still… the cows are ...

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4 Ways to Control a Classroom

By Dr. Mark Redka 4 Ways to Control a Classroom When I was 17, I was asked to teach the 5th grade boys’ Sunday School class. I was handed a lesson manual but got no instruction.   I’m not sure what happened to the last teacher but, after a week or two, I suspected either a nervous breakdown or the boys had killed him off.  I tried everything to gain control but it was a battle every week. That continued even when I taught Junior Church while in Bible school. “Okay Billy, take your chair and sit in the hallway.”  Billy was once again ...

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Blooming Under Stress

By Elizabeth Price, CBM National intern - In mid-September of 2018, Hurricane Florence ravaged the Carolinas, leaving disaster in its wake. Our town of Dillon, SC was greatly affected with flooding, though not as bad as some of our surrounding areas. Despite all the tragedy that has occurred, one interesting phenomena resulted from the storm; the Bradford Pear trees came back in bloom. The local meteorologist gave this explanation on his Facebook page: “...stress of any kind, such as slow-moving Florence, can trigger blooming. Apparently it’s a tree’s ...

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