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Proclamations of Thanksgiving

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” George Washington wrote those words on October 3, 1789 in New York City. He was not only establishing one day in November for the Nation to collectively give thanks. More than just that, he was setting the tone for a National way of living. More Than a Day, A Way of Living When my girls were in grade school, my wife started a family tradition that I am pleased to see them passing on to their children. Beginning the Sunday before Thanksgiving, s ...

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Outside Insight

As a kid, I loved the game of baseball. I played Little League, Jr. High and High School ball. My favorite player was Wally Moon with the LA Dodgers. All Star college player at Texas A & M, National League rookie of the year his first year in the Majors, three-time National League All Star, three-time World Series Winner—I knew all his stats. I believe I even bled a bit of Dodger Blue! You can imagine my delight as a college freshman to learn that Wally Moon was our University Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach. So I did the natural thing, I tried out for the baseball team as a walk-on. For two weeks I ran, threw, hit, fielded balls, and ran until I couldn’t run any more. One afternoon after practice Coach Moon put his arm around my shoulder as we walked to the field house. He said, “Jamie, I have watched you closely the past few days and you have more enthusiasm for this game that just about anyone I’ve ever met. But tomorrow they are having tryouts for the swim team, and I think you would do ...

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    “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.”

    As a life-long student of management principles, I enjoy finding those sparks that bring light to a dark situation. It is my hope that this “lampstand” will provide you a bit of light.

    With a diverse background in media, corporate communications, and public sector employee training, I assist ministries in keeping their operation true to their vision, mission and goals.

    You can find out how Advocace can assist your organization or contact me here.
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