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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

billy/ December 27, 2017/ Holiday, Reflection, Uncategorized

  “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.”~Luke 2:19 Well, 2017 is nearly over, and it has been quite a whirlwind. Every year, I strive to write some kind of retrospective on the year. Sometimes it makes an appearance in a Christmas letter, and other times it ends up being a blog post (which have

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$15,000 #GivingTuesday Match Today Only For Nuru International

billy/ November 28, 2017/ Uncategorized

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog, but today is just too important to not post. A generous West Virginian has committed $15,000 to match every donation that Nuru International receives today in honor of #GivingTuesday. Over the last nine years, our entire team at Nuru has been hard at work developing leaders who have the passion,

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Reflection: In Remembrance Of A Tribal Elder

billy/ November 2, 2017/ Uncategorized

A few weeks ago, I received a message and saw an image on social media that announced the departure of Jack “Flying Duck” Nealefrom this world to the next. My mind went immediately to his family, and praying for their loss. Travel prevented me from attending his funeral, and my pace of life has prevented me from writing about this

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Review: The Strenuous Life by Theodore Roosevelt

billy/ October 31, 2017/ Uncategorized

During spring 2016, I spent several weeks reading through a three-part biography of Teddy Roosevelt, and it led me want to dive into his writings even more. Among the books read was a series of essays and addresses called The Strenuous Life. The book was published before Roosevelt became President, and includes some biographical sketches of hardships he was able

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Refraction, Reflection, and Slowing Down

billy/ September 6, 2017/ Reflection, Uncategorized

The photo above is an image of the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park. I took that photo this past July while traveling with my family. When I was in primary school, we had a school-wide and then a county-wide science fair each year. One of the first experiments I can remember doing involved refracting or bending light and

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