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Fast & reFocus

These days are pretty unusual. Our schedules and daily demands are changing. For some, they have increased. For others, it’s slowed way down. Either way, today is a good day to make a choice about how to make the most of the opportunity of a ‘day’... I want to ask you to do something [...]

By |2020-04-09T18:35:46+00:00April 9th, 2020|0 Comments

11 Minutes

Will you take 11 minutes this Good Friday to reflect on Him? Will you plan to spend 11 minutes tomorrow on this Good Friday Reflection?: 1. Use 3 minutes to consider the significance of someone who is willing to lay down his or her life for you. Think about a parent, a first responder, a Soldier, even a [...]

By |2019-04-18T18:06:27+00:00April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Grateful and Humbled

2018 marked the 25th year of BENCHMARK Adventure Ministries. If there's one thing I've learned after 25 years, it's that opportunities to serve affect both staff and participants alike. Mike Gingras, a 3-year ministry event staff volunteer, and our current Board Chair, was impacted as much as he made an impact in 2018. In early September Mike traveled to [...]

By |2018-12-17T12:26:00+00:00December 17th, 2018|0 Comments

25 Years ~ March 15, 2018

I find myself a little overwhelmed. March 15, 1993 'it' began. When 'it' started, 'it' didn't have a name. Over the next year a name was determined, corporation papers submitted, excess medical coverage for participants obtained, nonprofit status applied for and gained. Why is BENCHMARK called BENCHMARK Adventure Ministries? It's not because I think we're the benchmark standard. Learn about [...]

By |2018-03-15T18:37:44+00:00March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Start Again

December is time for personal evaluation. January is for fresh implementation. I'm not much for New Year's resolutions. I prefer regular evaluation and direction correction. January started well with a renewed commitment to personal, spiritual journaling. I began training as scheduled on December 26 for my 19th 26.2-mile marathon and that continued. Though I've been reading Philippians for years, I [...]

By |2018-02-17T18:41:05+00:00February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Immanuel

Recently in a church related round table discussion we were asked to share our favorite Christmas tradition. Most around the table were much more thoughtful than I. I had my mind on the purpose of the informational meeting and those people sitting at my table. And...not much further. I don't always think well on my feet. I gave some yammering, lame [...]

By |2017-12-24T05:00:15+00:00December 24th, 2017|2 Comments

Cannot be explained medically

For those who may not know, a BENCHMARK champion collapsed from a heart attack on February 15 while on training run for his first United States Marathon. First of all, for those on BENCHMARK's Prayer Team who have been praying..thank you. Really, thank you. I've been slow to send this update becasue, 1. I've been trying to catch up on [...]

By |2017-03-07T13:07:54+00:00March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Reflection, help to find the pearls of life

As a teacher I create active learning experiences. While I like adventure I like even more the pearls of life that can be found as a part of an adventure. Finding those pearls of life and learning from adventure, or any other part of life for that matter, doesn't just happen. I've often said, "As good Americans we move from [...]

By |2015-07-16T18:49:22+00:00July 16th, 2015|0 Comments

16th Marathon, Still Learning from Doing

Much of my life of ministry revolves around learning from doing. It's something I'm practicing and still learning. More and more I understand how important it is. Doing and then learning from it is critical to growth. It's the idea of action / reflection. I've done some things but didn't well learn lessons I would have benefited from learning. I [...]

By |2015-05-14T16:03:34+00:00May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

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