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...

I Almost Didn’t — My Unexpected SSI Journey

My first year attending SSI was a unique one. In 2016 I was accepted into the Campaign Track, however, I was being forced to go. Prior to SSI, I had attended three years of government and political camps, so I thought SSI was going to be your typical summer camp. Man,...

Ten Takeaways from My Time at SSI

Ten Takeaways from My Time at SSI   1. “The horse is prepared for battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.” This is a phrase that James says all the time and it has quickly become one of my favorite mantras. It is a phrase that both challenges and comforts...

Week 3 Review: Peter’s Thoughts

Week 3 Review: Peter's Thoughts   After spending months preparing for the many events of the summer, LEAD 2017 is in the books! It is hard to believe that camp is over for the summer, but was an exciting and challenging experience that I wouldn't trade for...

Juggling

Juggling   My wife’s best friend in college married a guy who could juggle while riding a unicycle. Now twenty years later their family of seven travels the Midwest putting on shows, weaving round and round on long-necked bikes catching and tossing pins with...

Week 2 Review: Aimee’s Thoughts

Week 2 Review: Aimee's Thoughts   Wow.  That’s the biggest thing I have to say about Week 2.  Wow.  What a week.  I don't think I have ever been so NOT tired the day after camp.  I'm sure I'll still be taking a midday nap, but I woke up between 8 and 9 and have...

Week 1 Review: Aimee’s Thoughts

Week 1 Review: Aimee's Thoughts   Our first week of SSI LEAD just ended and we’re already all hands on deck preparing for Week 2.  Here’s a brief overview of last week and the types of things I saw as the Director of Programs. WARNING: LEAD can be one big inside...

James Muffett on Moody Radio Grand Rapids

James Muffett on Moody Radio Grand Rapids   SSI President James Muffett joined Perry Lahaie on Scott & Perry Mornings to talk about how we can empower young people to change the culture, and how SSI works to give teens valuable leadership experience that will...

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...

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