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Freedom

Posted by David Barber on

I’m writing this blog as our nation prepares for one the most visibly and loudest celebrated US holidays: Independence Day. I’m reminded constantly with every flash and boom of a high flying artillery shell and fast popping noise of a string of firecrackers lit by a boy or girl...

Movements Not Moments

Posted by David Barber on

Have you ever heard the term “Baby Boomer?” It describes the generation born just after World War II. They’re known for having an incredibly hard work ethic… and lots of babies. Or “Generation X?” Growing up in the 1970’s and 80’s, this...

Hungry? Why Wait?

Posted by David Barber on

There was an old commercial by a certain brand representing a certain candy bar that has been a staple for chocolate lovers for years. I bet you can finish the line: “Hungry? Why wait? Grab a ___________!” This was just one phrase from a highly successful relaunch of one of our...

Want List

Posted by David Barber on

Sometimes what we want and what we need are in direct conflict. Any parent knows that a kid’s want list is a mile long but if we give them every want we wouldn’t have anything for their needs. Sure, I’ll buy you the new ”Unicorn Lolly Land” video game (not a real...

The Gift of Grace

Posted by David Barber on

  I remember this like yesterday because I thought my dad was going to kill me. I was 5, my two older brothers were 7 and 12. We lived in old farm house in Iowa where my dad was a sharecropper. In other words, part of what he farmed he gave to the owner so we could keep living there. He...

The Gift of Grace

Posted by David Barber on

I remember this like yesterday because I thought my dad was going to kill me. I was 5, my two older brothers were 7 and 12. We lived in old farm house in Iowa where my dad was a sharecropper. In other words, part of what he farmed he gave to the owner so we could keep living there. He didn't own...

Branded

Posted by David Barber on

On the ranch side of our operations in Nebraska spring meant new calves, fixing fences, and branding. Branding is putting a mark on your cattle with a hot iron that is shaped in a unique way that identifies the ranch. Why do ranchers brand? One word: ownership. It signify’s to the sale...

Failing Forward

Posted by David Barber on

We all fear failing. Who doesn’t? However, when we become afraid to fail we fail in another way. This becomes the type of failure that keeps us from attempting, from doing, from stepping out into new territories, from speaking new ideas, from inviting friends and classmates to church, or...

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