Commentary

February 5, 2016
 

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Chaplain (Maj.) Jason Knudeson
412th TW chaplain

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community
What is your legacy? Her name was Dean Cornett. Very few people outside of the tiny village of Paint Lick, Ky., know who she was, but those in the village remember how she became one of President George H. W. Bush’s 1,000 points of light. A simple farmer/widow, she formed a community service organization that brought a library, GED classes, a college satellite classroom and even a doctor’s office to a small “backwater” town in rural Kentucky. Mrs. Cornett passed away about 20 years ago, but her legacy, her “Friends of Paint Lick” continues to educate and improve the lives of others.

Through our prayers — an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community
Creator God, you have crafted us with hearts and minds to serve, assist us to leave a legacy of hope in our wake that our world may be a better place.  Amen.




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