Friday, September 30, 2011

Mixing it up at Example

Just what do we do at Example?  Check this video from our September event:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Responsible Dweebs are Sagacious Dweebs

Jeremy calls it being a dweeb.  Example calls it being intelligent and mature.

"He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way."  - Psalm 25:9

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Homecoming Week: Wednesday, September 28

Not only is  II Timothy 2:22:  an easy verse to remember, it speaks directly to the temptations of underage drinking that youth face today:  "Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart." 

Tim Tebow is a quarterback for the Denver Broncos.  As a college quarterback he was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. While it's usually not a good idea to take media/athletic celebrities and use them as examples, Tebow is an exception.  Recently I came across a great insight he had on resisting the temptation of drugs and alcohol:

"Some guys also seem to think that it's impossible to resist temptation.  I've found  - as in other areas - that if I've already thought through a situation and have a response prepared ahead of time in the event temptation rears its ugly head, it is that much easier to resist.  Of course, staying away from situations and questionable areas whenever possible, where I know there may be temptations, is an even better solution."

Unfortunately, Homecoming may be one of those times where you find yourself in a situation that demands a response you have prepared ahead of time.  Don't let the emotions of the moment influence you to make decisions you know are not part of God's plan for your life.  Example encourages you to enjoy Spirit Week, Powder Puff, the soccer game, the football game, the face paint, the visiting alumni, the dance and the fun with friends after the dance.  As Homecoming approaches, Example also encourages you to think about how you will make God-pleasing decisions during all of those great experiences.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.     Isaiah 41:10

Monday, September 26, 2011

Homecoming Week: Monday, September 26

Homecoming week is one of the most exciting and fun times of the year. If we could bottle the energy and laughter of this week, we could power the world’s turbines for a very long time. Parents, Example also wants to encourage you to help your son/daughter make this a fun, exciting and safe week and weekend. With that in mind, Example offers these tips:

1. Be sure to talk about the importance of making good decisions with your sons and daughters. Yes, they have heard this message. Yes, they may give you the eye-roll. How many times did we remind them to look both ways before crossing the street? We wanted to ensure their safety. Although the social pressures may be different, the goal is always the same: ensure the safety of your children.

Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”

2. If your son or daughter is attending a post-dance party or going to a friend’s house, be sure to contact the parents. Ask if there will be adults at supervising the “afterglow”. Ask the parents hosting the party if they will allow drinking? It may seem like an awkward question, but the potential future of your child is at stake. Taking the car keys from underage drinkers doesn’t make underage drinking any more legal or safe. It’s illegal and it doesn’t prevent deaths from alcohol poisoning. Serving alcohol to minors is illegal and can result in stiff penalties, including up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. In addition, parents can be sued if they give alcohol to a teen and the teen is injured in any way.  Here is just one tragic story that could have been avoided.

Isaiah 40: 29 “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

Communication and information during Homecoming festivities can help ensure you and your child have a safe, fun and healthy weekend.

Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

Monday, September 19, 2011

Must See TV

Click the PARENTS tab at the top of this page for information on a segment that channel 4 will air Monday night, September 19 at 11:00 pm on channel 4.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Example T-shirts and Hoodies

Example t-shirts are on sale for $10.00. You can get them at any time from Mr. Brandt.  

We are also planning to place a hoodie order.  So if you would like to be warm this fall AND reveal to the world that you are part of Example, place your order with Mr. Brandt.  Both hoodies and t-shirts have the Example logo on the front and I Timothy 4:12 on the back.  

We'll place an order for hoodies in two weeks.   Check back here in the middle of this week for the cost of the hoodie.

Example hoodies and t-shirts can be worn on Spirit Fridays all year long.  

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

You sent them to college, now send them a care package


Did you just send a child or two out the door to a college or university?  No matter how many miles are between you and your child(ren), your guidance, wisdom and prayers are always needed.  Send them a care package from the Lutheran youth organization, Higher Things. HT offers great resources, devotions, conferences and a quarterly magazine geared toward high school and college students.

Check out the care package contents and send them something that reminds them of your love and concern for their physical and more importantly,  spiritual well-being.