RMEC

Our team just returned from a trip to Haiti. In addition to being a fun group, we actually got some work accomplished. The main purpose was to begin the building of a school. We dedicated the Rob Marchand Education Center, in honor of my good friend who passed away a couple years ago. It is…

Naughty or Nice

My son’s neighborhood had a gathering of all the children to meet with Santa. Our son told our granddaughter that she needed to tell Santa that she’d been naughty but that she’d be nice from now until Christmas. Thought this was an interesting statement from the kid who didn’t sleep an entire night until he…

What’s in a Name?

There are names for many things and places.  And I’m sure there’s a story behind the name of that park or school or monument or street.  But we become numb to names and they often go virtually unnoticed. Inside of a building may hold the names of benefactors or public officials that assisted in its…

And Another School Shooting

Among my darkest days as a middle school and elementary principal was when we went through a string of bomb scares. What I remember most is the look of fear in the faces of our students as we tried to comfort them and get them to a safe location while law enforcement searched our building.…

Elementary School Days

My education doesn’t actually stretch back to a sod building or a one-room schoolhouse but it seems long ago. Here are a few random memories of my Elementary School Days: It was a privilege to smack the chalkboard erasers after school. The long ones made a lot more noise than the small black ones. I…

Where We Could Help

In honor of our mission team currently in Haiti, I list this from a couple years ago, in the first book I published – Paths, Proverbs, & Parables from Haiti Today I mourn for the people of Haiti I mourn a place where people won’t eat today.Where children won’t go to school this year. Where…