Showing posts from January, 2017

Mission Trip

By:   Linda Werger   We all have those times in our lives when we said yes we would do something and it made a great difference in our lives.   About 6-7 years ago I was out doing some yard work when Duane Sprouse stopped and asked if I would attend a meeting about starting a youth group. I was hesitant because I had no experience with working with teenagers. My two Boys, Brett and Brian, were way past the teenage years. Times had changed considerably since my boys were teenagers. After attending the meeting, I decided to get involved with starting the youth program.   Time has flown by and I look back and reflect on all the things youth group kids have done in the community as well as other communities. It has been very rewarding as a leader. The kids have worked hard and have gone away with experiences that they will never forget.   The youth group has done various projects: Haunted houses, door to door food drives for the local food pantry, Christmas caroling, hayrid

Be Good

I am a believer that everything happens for a reason. I know people can’t think that way in the event of a tragic incident.   I recently heard a story from the Boston bombings where a man was severely burned that required months of surgery and rehabilitation.   During this time he developed a relationship with a nurse.   That man later said that he now understood why he was involved in that tragedy.   It was to meet his best friend and the love of his life. Marilyn Monroe was quoted as saying, “I believe that everything happens for a reason – People change so that you can learn to let things go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one buy yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” For your enjoyment here is a clip from the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button about a series of intersecting lives and accidents ultimately out of anyone’s control. https://


  KnowBe4 Security Tips - WiFi? Why Not? VPN is your friend Using free public WiFi at a coffee shop or airport hot spot is great for convenience, but bad for security. Most free access points do not make use of encryption. This is done for convenience and ease of access. If every person had to ask the barista or gate attendant for the WiFi key, it would get unruly, and no actual work would get done. Keep in mind that you are sharing those wireless airwaves with anyone that is within range of your wireless communications. There is technology out there that allows you to view the wireless computer communications that are within range of your device. To the bad guys, this technology lets them see what you are doing, the data you are passing to websites, and your usernames and passwords. UNLESS You are on websites with 'https' ... the little S is for secure. Its like speaking a language that only two people can understand