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Leadership North Houston Class completes service learning project

August 16, 2011

HOUSTON – The members of the Leadership North Houston class 16 turned their service project into more than just a task to fulfill an obligation, it was a chance to make a difference.

Members of Leadership North Houston are challenged with the program goals to develop an increased knowledge of themselves and their leadership styles to better serve their current organizations and communities. They are also asked to make a difference in the community and to instill that desire in others.

With that challenge, co-chairs David Crume and Carol Hadley met with Bambi Alderson-Shields, learning center coordinator for Northwest Assistant
Ministries, to see where they could best assist.  “I told Bambi that if she didn’t ask for the moon, then we would never get off the ground,” said Hadley.

They came up with the lofty goal of transforming a rarely-used classroom in the NAM Learning Center into a resource for other members of the community. The students built out the space, added computers, painted walls, built bookshelvesand added decorative accents to the room.  The project was completed within a few months time.

Painted on the wall is one of the slogans of the LNH class, “‘Footprints in History aren’t made by walking alone.’ Alderson-Shields said
she feels it is an appropriate quote for both NAM and LNH.

“They exceeded my expectations and I cannot be any more pleased by the work they did for the Learning Center clients,” said Alderson-Shields.

“We are extremely grateful that this year’s LNH class chose NAM for their community service project,” said Carole Little, president and chief executive officer of NAM. “The creation of the Career Development and Resource library far exceeded our expectations and will serve as a wonderful community resource to folks in the community that are searching for employment and/or the skills necessary to gain employment.”

Many of the participants said they got more out of it than they put into the project. “Leadership North Houston afforded me the honor of participating in a community project that was bigger than myself and my business,” said David Crume. “Knowing that through the simple donation of time and energy I am able to touch the lives of so many is amazing.”

Leadership North Houston is the region’s premier resource for community-based leadership development and civic education.  The purpose is to develop leaders from all sectors of the community that are effective, knowledgeable, and engaged. LNH was formed in 1995 when several area chambers of commerce and the Lone StarCollege System partnered together to meet the need for a leadership program in the north Houston area.  For more information contact Kay Fitzsimons, director of Community Leadership Institute for Lone Star College System at 832-813-6623
or kay.l.fitzsimons@lonestar.edu.

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The Gift of Christmas Poem

December 24, 2009

A child was born in Bethlehem
many years ago.
In a small and humble stable,
(there was no place else to go).

Above the little manger shown
the Star of Bethlehem.
Sparkling like a diamond rare,
a bright and shining gem.

It kept a lonely vigil there
in the midnight sky.
Like a beacon to the world
and every passer-by.

From Heaven’s stately mansions came
Angels singing praise.
Announcing His arrival
as on Him they did gaze.

Gift of Christmas Decorations

Then appearing to the shepherds
who were frightened at the sight.
Proclaiming the good tidings of
The Savior’s birth that night.

And testifying to the world
of His calling so divine.
That we would hear His teachings
and believe on every line.

Many faithful people came
in haste from miles around.
They knelt in awe and wonder when
the Christ Child they had found.

The rich, the poor, the curious,
the healthy and the lame.
Shepherds, Kings and Wise men,
from every land they came.

To see this precious miracle
and worship at His side.
That they might feel His spirit
and with Him, might abide.

Gifts they brought from every land,
gold, frankincense and myrrh.
In honor of The Christ Child,
an event beyond compare.

They knelt in silent reverence
knowing not what lay in store.
But trusting in the promise of
true peace forever more.
Gift of Christmas Decorations

Christmases have come and gone
since this miracle occurred.
Each time we’ve knelt in solemn prayer
in remembrance of our Lord.

We’ve celebrated this event
in oh so many ways.
We honor Him with dignity
in song and verse and praise.

Carols, presents and Christmas trees,
traditions we all love.
But the birth of our dear Savior
transcends all else above.

When giving gifts to those we love
it is good that we recall,
that the love of our Redeemer
is the greatest gift of all.
The Gift of Christmas by Gerald R. Hill

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Welcome to all things Spring, Texas

May 9, 2008

Welcome to ExploreSpring.com Blog for Spring, TX. Here we desire to Explore Spring in depth. Bringing the Spring Community together on-line. We want to provide a safe on-line environment and a collective place for you to find news, sports, events, your new home, community photos and more… Please feel free to provide suggestions not only for the blog but for our on-line community, ExploreSpring.com.

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