Last year I met a brother in Christ through a mutual friend. We ended up having lunch one day at Cracker Barrel to talk about different spiritual things we had on our mind. One of the stories he told me was something that he tells his kids. Early on in his parenting he would tell his kids when it was raining, “Don’t step in any mud puddles!” He soon realized that he couldn’t have given them better instructions to step in mud puddles. It seemed that his instructions was encouraging his children to step in mud puddles. How could this be? The instructions seem clear enough, but they were not producing the desired result. [Read more…]
We had another successful chili cook-off over the weekend. Twenty two cooks came with about one hundred people who came altogether raising $2500. Trey Johnson was the winner of the spicy category and Emma Johnson (not related) winning the mild. We want to thank everyone who came and donated. We look forward to next year and hope to see our winners return. [Read more…]
Earlier this year I had the pleasure to teach a woman from Leroy, Michigan through Skype. She worked hard and is an officially certified trainer with SFT. Her name is Kelly Johnson. Currently she is working with a group of women in her local area. If you have a desire to receive training from Kelly please go to our contacts page. We are grateful to have a presence in Michigan and look forward to the great things we will get to do together.
I had the privilege of working with a great group of people in Michigan several weeks ago. Taking Root Ministries takes men who are either from prison or aging out of foster care and trains them in construction skills under the guidance of Bob Van Dyke and Garland Munger. They also help them with skills like what we teach in SFT. I will be working with them to help them create a curriculum to train any new contractors that get involved with TRM in the future. [Read more…]
It is not uncommon for participants to over-complicate the attitudes and skills of the SFT model. Accurate thinking may appear to be difficult when one first glances at a 16-error list. However, some of these errors are made easy to recognize by locating key words. The following is a list of some of the errors from the list and the easy key words. [Read more…]