The Gift of Sheila = Unbelievable Generosity that rocks your life!

The Raitz family has been so blessed over the years. And, when I say blessed, I don't mean...'oh, we're so happy', kind of blessed.' I mean the kind of blessed where your life, where your family, where your everyday life is so rocked and so moved and so blown away, you just don't know how…

I’ve been speaking to students for 20 years and I love it!

I was driving home today from a speaking engagement and the thought hit me... I have been speaking to students for over 20 years!  That's just crazy!  I don't even have the words to describe how honored I am that I have been able to teach and encourage and challenge students all these years. I…

I love Summer Camp!

I'm getting ready to leave. I just gave my last talk of the week, 10 all together and I'm getting ready to pack up the car. I'm whooped, but in a good way.It's been an amazing week.In 15 years of speaking at summer camps, this was one of the best!Here are a few thoughts about summer…

Everyone needs a Sarah…and a Robin

Years ago I read a book that changed my life. It was written by John Maxwell and it's called...Partners in Prayer.  It was at a time in life when I was young and foolish enough to think that I could everything on my own! I actually was under the delusion that I didn't need help.…

Relationship Lesson # 1…Learn and Remember Names

There is one skill, one ability, one task that every leader needs to learn. Especially if you're in the people business. If you're a Pastor, a Teacher, or Speaker this lesson and skill is of great importance. Learn and Remember Names It is so incredibly important! Why? 1. It honors people. 2. It shows them…

Students have INCREDIBLE Influence!!!!

I am down in Berne, IN today and tomorrow speaking for South Adams Schools.  The only reason I'm here is because... Students have INCREDIBLE Influence!  Back in the fall, I spoke on a retreat for a bunch of Churches from Berne and the surrounding areas. It was an incredible experience. I get to meet youth…