Inmate Firefighters Serve and Protect

From afar, wildfires seem worse than tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. This is mainly because wildfires can continue raging for weeks – destroying everything in their paths. The most recent wildfire (The Camp Fire) was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California, burning out of control for 17 days.  The Camp Fire resulted in at least 85 deaths, 153,336 acres …

Walk of Respect

The employees at St. Luke’s Hospital in Idaho provide a special ceremony for every deceased patient who donates her/his organs. All employees report to the 4th floor. The silently line the hallways as the deceased patient and their families move toward the operating room. In this room, the patient will follow through on their desire to donate body parts to …

#Perseverance

PERSEVERANCE…THE WILL TO SURVIVE…DESIRE…WANTING IT BAD ENOUGH…NEVER GIVE UP…WANTING IT MORE THAN THE OTHER GUY… YOU PICK YOUR ANALOGY. THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY. YOUR TURN: IF YOU HAD TO TITLE THIS VIDEO, WHAT WOULD YOU TITLE IT? WHAT LESSON DOES IT TEACH?

The Importance of Saying Thank You

At Moody Elementary School in Alabama, the staff arranged a big moment to thank long-time and beloved custodian, Mr. Eugene. The staffed staged all of the students in the cafeteria and then tricked Mr. Eugene into the room by claiming a student puked. Mr. Eugene entered and was greeted by an enthusiastic “Surprise.” Mr. Eugene immediately began crying. He then …

Tyler Strong

It’s the stuff that movies are made of. Tyler Trent is a 20-year-old former student at Purdue University. Former, because he was not well enough to return for his sophomore year. You see, Tyler has a rare form of bone cancer and now his diagnosis is terminal. Tyler is in hospice care and there are no more miracles. Chances are …

Traveling Your Own Path

Elena Delle Donne is a WNBA player for the Washington Mystics. She has quite a resume. She was the WNBA MVP in 2015 and is a multiple year all-star. She led her team to the NBA Finals this year. She also earned a gold medal playing for the 2016 USA squad. Coming out of high school, Elena was the top-ranked …

Main Lesson from Kavanaugh Hearings – Partisanship Makes us Feel Righteous

On July 9, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He was on a short list of judges to be considered for the highest court in the land. Kavanaugh is recognized as a conservative jurist (not politically but how one applies the constitution to cases). Immediately, Republicans loved him and Democrats opposed his nomination. When the confirmation …

A Role Model and an Inspiration!

Before Ariel Puent was born, she developed a rare condition in the womb.  This condition is called Amniotic Band Syndrome, and it cut off blood flow to her arm. She was born with an abbreviated arm, ending just where you would expect to see an elbow. However, Ariel says, “I wasn’t born with a disability, but rather a gift.” As a …

“I Didn’t Think About the Consequences”

Several teenagers went to the local bridge at Moulton Falls, just outside their hometown of Vancouver, Washington. Some teenagers choose to jump off the 60 foot bridge into the water below. On this August day, several of her friends had already jumped. Jordan Holgerson stood on the exposed edge of the bridge. She was caught between wanting to jump and …

Serena Williams – Poor Sport or Class Act?

Serena Williams played Naomi Osaka in the final round of the U.S. Open for the opportunity to become the Women’s Singles 2018 Champion. To win, the victor has to win two out of three sets. Osaka won the opening set, 6-2 and was up a break in the second set. At this point, the umpire provided Serena a warning for …