Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
Time and Talents"
Families that know me well know that the issue of godly stewardship resonates very deeply with me. The best way to remember the main facets of stewardship is the alliterative list treasures, time, and talents. I believe that every aspect of life falls under one of these categories. For instance, college costs a lot of money (treasures), time (4+ years), and talent (aptitude, work ethic, and special giftings). It's very possible to waste, abuse, or simply leave latent any of these three areas of stewardship. A wealthy miser has latent treasures that could be used to help others; an artistic, athletic, or intellectual talent can be neglected to the downfall of a person's lifelong learning process and cultural/social/spiritual enrichment; and a person can watch four hours of television per day (the average for Americans, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co.) rather than investing that time in reading, service, fitness, and relationships.
of stewardship directly relates to the "three-legged stool"
of JH: parents, youth, and coaches. Parents pay good money, youth invest
considerable amounts of time, and I (with the help of my invaluable club
assistants and volunteers) give and teach various talents and life skills.
Ideally, all three "legs" will get more than they bargained
for-i.e., surpassed expectations and surprise returns on our respective
investments. As I hold the kids accountable to their part, time, my hope
is that Jugheads of all ages will not regret the days and years they invest
in this company (and consequently, in themselves). Parent tuition and
youth time should yield new (and improved) talents. Toward that end, I
often tell the Jugheads, "What you put into JH is what you get out
of JH." In the full swing of our 13th year as a company, I pray that
we will each steward the JH-related areas entrusted to us, each growing
as human beings in the process.