Guest Blog by Mike Logan, Operations Manager at The Sanctuary

In just a few weeks, we will remember and reflect on the events of 15 years ago that changed the lives of so many people.

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

For me, I was at the top of my career as a Firefighter/Paramedic and was ready to literally walk through the fire to make a difference.  When those towers came down, my focus was to take all my training and experience to the epicenter of destruction.

As men, we endeavor for success.  We want to be successful in career, marriage, fatherhood and on top of all that, the abundance of extra curricular activities we often find ourselves involved in.

I have always been competitive; from the High School Wrestling Team to managing my boys’ Little League teams and within my past careers, I have always strived to achieve more.  As the son of a US Army Officer, from the earliest of age, I was taught “Be the best YOU, you can be” and many other “self” references that would drive me to never stop achieving.  After nearly 20 years of self-driven pride, I found myself crushed within the “Ground Zero” of the destruction of my own creation.

MIKE LOGAN Operations Manager

MIKE LOGAN
Operations Manager

Through that destruction I discovered that left unchecked, pride and self can become synonymous. Pride can be a destructive force with catastrophic effects.  How we measure success and the reality of how we work towards that goal can define our lives and the lives of those closest to us.

On Saturday, September 10th at The Sanctuary, I hope you will join me as I share a glimpse into my journey; starting at the pinnacle of personal success, to walking through the aftermath, physically, emotionally and spiritually of the tragedy that occurred on 9/11 and the amazing journey WITH God as He rescued me from my “Ground Zero.”

 

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