A  S.T.A.R.T.  NEWSLETTER 

(Articles taken from this newsletter published in the prison)


Life is full of choices

The decision you made in your life is what got you here today, but it is also a choice to change and better yourself as well as time to change your perspective about life. I know that it is tough at times so just think positive and of course be good to your self and others. You have to fight through the pain and struggles that you are going through. Don't worry about anything and try to change your way of thinking.
I now challenge you to be who you really are. Don't be what the worlds wants you to be, take control of yourself, and stay focused on what is in front of you and not what is behind you. It's bitterness so you can live a productive, successful life. Learn from your mistakes and no matter what you have done remember that God forgives you.
Live your life loving one another. Keep pushing yourself to the end, never give up, and keep moving. Keep a smile on your face and you will be free and happy and have a successful life.
Robert Bass

S.T.A.R.T. Today:
I challenge you to listen and understand so you can be a successful individual in life.
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If you don't put in front of you what inspires you what will be placed in front of you is what destroys you.

S.T.A.R.T. Today:
Every day have something visibly in front of you that inspires you. Maybe a photo or a letter from a loved one, a specific bible verse written to carry around, or even just a short note.
Scott Uhl



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Chances

"A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience" 
Ebert Hubbard

Growing up kids were always taught what's right and whats wrong. Most of those lessons don't really sink in until we experience those lessons ourselves. Then we either do one or two things; we can continue to do wrong and eventually suffer consequences, or learn from that mistake and change not only our actions but our attitude. I know when I was younger I would continue to get in trouble and I would blame it on someone else. After so lone I realized something needed to change, and instead of changing my actions I would improve those negative skills and try and be more cautious of cops. It worked until I ended up doing something I would regret forever. Now I am doing what is right, and its disappointing it took me so long to realize, but without hose experiences I wouldn't have made the change that IA needed to become the person I am today. Wen we have a negative attitude towards life we tend not to change our ways and we suffer the negative consequences of that kind of thinking. It's only when we change those negative consequences to positive one that we can turn our attitude towards a more positive angle. Nobody is perfect and we all stumble in life, but it is what  we gain from the experience that defines our true character. 
Now I am doing what is right its disappointing that it took me so long to realize but without those experiences I wouldn't have made the changes that I needed to become the person I am today.

By Trevor Kruthoff

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WHERE WE STAND 




We have many choices when it comes to a most important question; On what will we build our lives? Education, common sense, healthy living, wise investments, and family; All these are good to have as our overall plan and they have been around for a long time. Perhaps they are the walls, and the ceilings, and floors of our lives. However, none of these are strong enough to be the foundation. On which the rest of our lives are built. We need many characteristics such as honesty, integrity humiity perseverance compassion, and faith. These are all great characteristics that we all have an opportunity to possess and this we can share with others to start building a new stronger foundation.

By Don Jueden

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