Counting Your Blessings

Counting Your Blessings

How long would it take to follow the advice of the old hymn to count your many blessings AND name them one by one? I don’t know about you, but my list would be incredibly long. Often it seems easier to focus on the things we don’t have, which is nothing more than a...
Fulfilling Our Destiny

Fulfilling Our Destiny

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, I want to offer some reflections on the past year, and then ask you to consider a generous Year-End gift to support the incredible mission of SSI. First, let me say that it has been an amazing year of accomplishment and growth! I...
A Thanksgiving Challenge!

A Thanksgiving Challenge!

I love the story of the first Thanksgiving. In December of 1620, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts after a harrowing journey across the Atlantic that left them far north of Virginia—their original destination. In his book, Of Plymouth Plantation, Governor...
Behind the Scenes: The Interview with Dr. Dobson

Behind the Scenes: The Interview with Dr. Dobson

As many of you may know, I was recently honored to be interviewed by Dr. James Dobson on his national “Family Talk” radio program that has seven million listeners. People keep asking me how the interview came about, so here’s the rest of the story. Dr. Dobson’s books...
Leadership—Learn it, love it, live it!

Leadership—Learn it, love it, live it!

Leadership—Learn it, love it, live it!   One of the greatest rewards of being involved with SSI all these years is to regularly see the light of understanding turn on in the hearts and minds of young people. You can tell when they get it because their attitude...
Duty is ours, results are God’s

Duty is ours, results are God’s

Duty is ours, results are God’s.   Each year at the SSI Annual Banquet, in recognition of exceptional leadership accomplishments, Ambassador League students who complete all the required assignments receive the John Quincy Adams Award. Why did we name the award...