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Time for a change….

Trojans bid farewell to Traeger Kennedy football coach Randy Traeger to take coaching position with Willamette Bearcats Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:20 | Written by Lindsay Keefer, Woodburn Independent Kennedy football coach Randy Traeger is moving up to coach at Willamette University after spending 35 years coaching at the high school level.Kennedy football coach Randy […]

How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy

Friends, I apologize for this being a rather long read, but it is some awesome stuff and a true motivator for us to tell more stories………… How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy By PJ Manney Empathy is…the projection of one’s own personality into the personality of another in order to understand him better; intellectual […]

Virtue Stories Websites

When we lost story-telling, we lost our way.  We need stories to help us understand things that are right in front of our eyes, but that we can’t see.  Stories help us make sense of a senseless world.  Where did I come from?  Where am I going?  How much time to I have to get […]

Words and Stories

When we lost story telling, we lost our way. We need stories to help us understand things that are right in front of our eyes, but that we can’t see. Stories help us make sense of a senseless world. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How much time to I have to […]

The Bird Cage

There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak…. “I was walking through town […]

Every Day is a Gift

Most of us live our lives as slaves to the regrets of the past and the fears of tomorrow. We forget about making the most out of today….. this hour, this minute. The sad thing is most people never realize this fact until they, or a close loved one face a life threatening situation. Why […]

Loyalty

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to […]

One Starfish

A vacationing businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy walked slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the beached starfish back into […]

Life Coach Roger Barta

By Joe Drape from Reader’s Digest September 2009 Photographed by Tamara Reynolds Smack-dab in the heart of America, amid rolling fields of wheat and soybeans—in Smith Center, Kansas, to be exact—high school football coach Roger Barta glanced at his notes as he stood among the sea of players gathered before him. It was 6:30 a.m. […]