BENCHMARK Adventure Ministries
Benchmark Adventure Ministries
Benchmark Adventure Ministries

Keep Moving or Turn Back

A recent blast of cold has me thinking back to February 4, 2014. Effectively Managing Your Time; that's the name of the Center for Nonprofit Management morning workshop that started the day.  The rest of the day felt like I hadn't learned a thing as I moved from one thing to the next all day long. The more regular work [...]

By |2014-12-04T19:33:15+00:00December 4th, 2014|8 Comments

Still in Tension

Twenty years ago, just after daylight on a pleasant October morning, I stepped off with great anticipation and 72 miles ahead of me.  My wife and 9-month old son drove away.  The goal was to backpack the Sheltowee Trace from Pickett State Park, TN to Cumberland Falls State Park, KY in 3 days. A few kind people sponsored that hike [...]

By |2014-11-06T18:51:36+00:00November 6th, 2014|2 Comments

The Value of A Known Point

When I’m leading a team building group, I may say, “Now we’re going to do the hard part."  I get looks like they're pretty sure they've just done the hard part. And then I say, "We’re going to think about what we’ve done.  And since we’re good Americans, we don't do that very often.  We more often move from one [...]

By |2014-09-25T19:30:56+00:00September 25th, 2014|0 Comments

And you won’t trade it for anything!

Shortly after turning 40, I decided to do something that was w-a-y out of my comfort zone: Go with James Evans on a 47-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail. I have NO IDEA what possessed me to think I could attempt that, but I spoke with James about it and a plan was laid. I wish I could tell you [...]

By |2014-09-21T17:13:25+00:00September 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Steward

A couple of weeks ago my friend Kinley Winchester began his +/-30 hour trip to Erbil, Iraq, back to his family, as they continue living out their life in Christ in the predominately Islamic region of Kurdistan.  They have lived there for 3½ of the last 4 years connected to the Classical School of the Medes and Servant Group International. [...]

By |2014-08-16T07:35:30+00:00August 16th, 2014|0 Comments

I remember

On Saturday morning, we raised the American flag in our front yard at our house as we do most holidays. By 8am, as we have done on most Saturdays over the last 8 years of Memorial Day weekend, we joined other Boy Scouts at a Veterans Cemetery here in Middle Tennessee to place flags on the graves of the fallen. [...]

By |2014-05-25T20:58:09+00:00May 25th, 2014|0 Comments

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