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I sometimes think it is mothers that make the world go round. It had been a long, find grueling football game that Saturday morning. We just got through beating our latest opponent, patient and I was tired. I had given everything that my 7th grade body had to give. Our family was walking back to the car, recipe me carrying my helmet in my hand, when I thought my mom had gone crazy! She had walked behind me and I could hear her getting upset about something. “Calvary Callender,” she said, “I want to know who did this to you!” Dad slowed down to meet up with her and started laughing. “I’m serious,” she said. Dad explained that I had the mud impression of a football cleat on my back. I tried to tell her not to worry about it, but she persisted. She wanted to go find the kid who did that and have a talk with him and his mother. I always knew that mom loved me, but in that moment it became something more. She wanted to protect me. I don’t think I have ever told her how much that simple gesture impacted me, but I have carried that very philosophy into my family dynamic. Protecting my family is one of my top priorities, and it all started with my mom.

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plantingseedsI was reminiscing with my wife this morning and I recalled how my Momma always told me that anything you plant on Good Friday would grow. Being a doubting Thomas, like I am, she thought she would show me that she was telling the truth...

Early the next day she got one of the snuff tins (we used snuff tin's and snuff jars for drinking glasses) and planted a pinto bean early on Good Friday morning. We set the tin on a wooden window sill, and I watered it plenty. It's a good thing she had a saucer under it for the holes to drain the extra water onto.

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CalvaryMentorI will never forget...growing up if we got into trouble at school we got in twice the trouble when we got home. As a kid, I was the one always getting into trouble. I had a sleeveless shirt that read, "Trouble is my middle name" and that was a slogan I seemed to live by. Not that I was always looking for trouble, but it inevitably found me. One day I was coming home from school not feeling very good about what would happen when I got there. Once again, I was in trouble. I had been unfairly singled out by the teacher (that's the way I remember it anyway) and this time she had called my dad to let him know about it. I knew that when I got home I was going to be in trouble all over again. When I got there dad wasn't home from work yet, so I had to wait. When he finally walked through the door, I was prepared for the worst...that's when it happened. My little sister, knowing I was in trouble, began to beg my dad not to punish me. I was in shock. We had a typical brother-sister relationship, one that involved picking and teasing. I couldn't believe she was asking my dad to show me grace. I didn't know she cared for me so much.

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CalvaryMentorHow hard is it to be humble? I used to always get into trouble because I wasn't humble enough. Being very competitive by nature, I always had to win...and make sure people knew I had won. I can't help it if everybody didn't know I was the best! I had to tell them! One time it came back to bite me, though. There was this girl named Jaime. I had a huge crush on her and flirted with her quite often. After a time of pursuing her, she began to flirt back. I was really excited and finally went in for the kill...time to ask her out. I will never forget what she told me, "I don't want to be just another girl on your list." She thought I had a bunch of girlfriends because I was always putting on heirs, but I really didn't have any. By pretending to have prowess, I was sealing my own fate. I learned a valuable lesson that day, telling people how good you are only leads to trouble. Humility, for me, was a hard lesson learned.

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"Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime."

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Callender Inc has always tried to provide consultants who possess not only the knowledge of a job but the skills required to make the job profitable. This strategy has helped develop our strong resume base. Being able to provide a company with a consultants with vast knowledge and experience has helped many our our customers develop top notch teams. It is common knowledge that each company has different needs, advice in regards to level of experience.

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