Wisdom's Insight (27 of 40) by Stephen Whitney
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Colby Erb, a 12 year-old, sixth grader at Clovis Point Intermediate School, placed second in the state National Archery in Tournament
in March 2009. More than 200 students from 15 different schools participated in the target archery competition. Colby's second place finish qualified him for the World School Championships
to be held at the Walt Disney Wild World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
His parents are planning to take Colby and his two younger brothers to Disney World later that year so they decided to move the trip up so Colby could compete in the tournament.
Colby is a lanky, freckled youngster who is regularly on the honor-roll and runs on the school's cross country team. He never shot a bow and arrow before starting an after-school class with sixth-grade teacher Mark Koley. But he has always wanted to.
He has gone hunting with his dad with a rife and has proven to be a good shot. Two years ago he killed his first deer. But he has not gained the strength to kill a deer with a bow yet and looks forward to when he will be able to go out with his own bow when hunting with his dad. Colby said, "I like archery better. You have to use your own strength and draw. With a rife, you just put in the cartrigde and fire."
His teacher Mark Koley said, "Colby excels because he is teachable and competitive. He listens and then he puts in the practice. He does the same things in his academics. He has that competitive edge. He's always trying to be better." Colby said, "He practices about 20 minutes every day after school."
Colby has become good at archery because he is willing to learn and then to practice what he is taught. The same is true about becoming wise. We have to be willing to learn and practice
God's truth in our everyday lives.
WISDOM IS BEYOND US :23-24
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