Sunday, February 24, 2013

No injuries. Lots of fun. Great encouragement

February's Example event was a great time.  While a video is in the making that chronicles the night's excitement, we thought we'd share a couple of highlights.   
We opened the gate, turned on the stadium lights and enjoyed Sled-Fest 2013.  After last year's raging controversy, Example added various competition categories: the two-man team, the four-man team, the four-peopled co-ed team, the five-female team, the I'll-just-run-the-length-of-the-football-field-without-a-sled team.

Once the Sled-Fest champions were crowned, the action moved inside with a very fun and somewhat dangerous game of blind-man dodge ball.  

Thankfully, there were no extreme dodge ball injuries.  Egos will heal and most of Mr. Schlump's injuries were not life-threatening. 

Example would like to thank Carrie for courageously sharing her story.  The encouragement she shared and the encouragement she received from people in Example and from God's promises to His people, are what makes this group rewarding.
Example would also like to thank Steve Fox, Macomb County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for sharing his insights concerning the legal and social consequences of illegal drug and alcohol use. 

We ended the evening with these verses from II Corinthians 4:7-12
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, 
so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. "

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Blind-man dodge ball

Example's next activity is this Saturday, February 23.  One of the activities will be blind-man dodge ball.  While we won't describe all the details of the event, you can be sure that the activity will involve fun, screams, laughter, perhaps some bruising, laughter, random rule-making and an opportunity to surround yourself with others that share your willingness to have fun and make a difference.
The festivities begin at 7:00 and the cost is $3.00.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Being a parental Example is important

" 2012, the GfK Roper Youth Report says 73% of youth report their parents are their leading influence on whether they drink alcohol or not while less than 2% say it's the ads they see or the media they watch."

“Children who watch parents drink 'are twice as likely to binge on alcohol'

Joanna Moorhead, offered these insights in her column in the online publication, The Guardian, “It's so much easier for us to blame the media, friends and the Internet for all the bad stuff our children get up to.  And maybe this means that, instead of berating my 17-year-old daughter for sometimes, over-indulging in alcohol, I should be turning the spotlight on - gulp! myself.”