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!

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...

LEAD: A Parent’s Perspective

I can’t say enough about LEAD, the summer program for Student Statesmanship Institute.  If I gain the ear of a parent with a child in high school, they will walk away knowing about this unique opportunity for their kids.  I’m a person who tends not to talk that much,...

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 me. I...

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 anything....

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...

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