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Lessons from Sally

By: Curt Williams, Founder & Executive Director We were told to expect a weak Category One storm, and that it was headed to New Orleans…then it was Biloxi, Pascagoula, the state line area, and Dauphin [...]

Coming Full Circle

By: Curt Williams, Founder & Executive Director Like many of you, I have spent time watching the rioting, looting, arson, and violence that is sweeping many cities with some seriously mixed emotions. On one hand, [...]

The Long Goodbye

When President Ronald Reagan was facing a decline in both his physical and mental health, his devoted wife Nancy called the season “The long goodbye.” It is always painful to watch a loved one decline and face the winter of their life; right now, that season involves me, my older brother and my younger sister as we walk through these long days with my 90-year-old father.

Roughing It

Few experiences are as American as camping. People can take out an RV or stay in a log cabin, but nothing beats encountering the outdoors like setting up camp with tents and poles. Because of COVID-19, off-campus trips have been very limited. Luckily, Youth-Reach knows of a small campground that was only allowing one group to camp at a time.

Our Latest Endeavor >> Honeybees

In the next few months we are going to be launching some new opportunities for our supporters (and new supporters) to partner with Youth-Reach in some interesting ways. After finding a very large and very healthy colony of honeybees on our campus (and interpreting this to be an opportunity) we contacted Pastor Kent Wilson who we know to be a local beekeeper.

The Rarest Attribute

I was probably around ten or twelve years old. It was a Saturday morning and I was enjoying my favorite cartoon, Johnny Quest. It is curious how some memories remain stark in our minds while so many fall from our ability to recollect. This is one of those memories that is still vivid as if it occurred yesterday

Would You Care to Invest?

There are all kinds of manipulative lingo that fundraising experts recommend we use to motivate you to give. So far, you have never read any of this on anything we have ever produced. It is likely that we find it more distasteful than you do, but occasionally something comes along that needs absolutely no sales pitch.

What’s Normal Anyway?

The words, “Getting back to normal,” have all-of-a-sudden become much more common. There is a good chance that you have uttered these words in the last few weeks. I know that I have. As we contemplate what these words mean, I would like to proffer some questions.

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