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We joined the Boy Scouts of America program in 2001, to spend time with our son.  Going through some adult training called Wood Badge in 2002, a presentation was given that made a profound impact on our family. Below is an excerpt from that presentation:

"A pen is a simple invention, really, used by millions of people. But words depend not on the pen itself, but on the person who holds it.  

  • In the hand of Kathryn Lee Bates, a pen wrote the words to “America the Beautiful.”
  • In the hand of a red-headed lawyer from Virginia, a pen wrote the words to one of the greatest documents in history, The Declaration of Independence.
  • In the hand of a tall, tired president, a pen wrote, “Fourscore and seven years ago . . . .”—The Gettysburg Address.”

For the last 20 years, our family’s motto for has been “DSTM” – “Do Something That Matters”. We have combined our family motto and the importance of the pen to create Pens With A Purpose.  As part of our DSTM initiative, we are contributing a percentage from every pen sold to SERV InternationalEach pen sold provides at least 25 meals to various locations around the world.

When you hold a pen in your hand, the words it will write depend on you and could define your legacy.  May you choose to use your Pen With A Purpose - to build someone up and help us “It Starts With Food

Phil 2:13  “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose”.