About

I am a husband, father, grandfather, an imperfect / growing Christ follower, and have been a k12 school counselor for over 30 years.  Helping students set and achieve high academic and career goals is a priority, encouraging each to be well prepared for the 21st Century workplace.

A Few Thoughts I’m Developing (http://www.theveryworstmissionary.com/ inspired me to develop this list):
I’m not about administrating, but about supporting / helping.
I’m about loving my wife, sons, and grandchildren. I wish I was way, WAY better than I am.
I’m about organic discipleship. The kind that true friendships should be. I’m trying to figure it all out; how to developing deep meaningful friendships that make a difference.
I’m about working with students of all ages, sizes, beliefs, attitudes, backgrounds, and agendas.
I’m not about Assessments. Or Standards. Or Analytics. Or any of the other false measures that tempt us into comparisons, thinking we’re better (or worse) than anyone else.
But I am about instigating. I’d rather walk alongside others in this life, than out in front of the other. I think I’ve changed on this, and I need to get better at it. I’m trying to not care who gets the credit.
I’m about giving encouragement. I want to smile more, identifying the strengths in others.
I’m about people, not things.
I’m not about turning people into projects. If I’m spending time with you, it’s because I like you.
I about staying healthy. I’d like to be in better shape.
I’m about second chances. I trying to forgive more, hold grudges less. I don’t want to be bitter.
I’m learning to be more about Jesus and less about me. It’s a lot harder than it sounds.

Some of my assignments and activities for my classes are also posted on wordpress, including <a href=”http://psychapplications.wordpress.com”>psychology</a&gt; and <a href=”http://careerecon.wordpress.com”>economics</a&gt;. Our distance learning <a href=”http://distanceedconnections.wordpress.com”>video conference</a> events with student comments, a description of <a href=”http://schoolcounseling.wordpress.com”>school counseling</a> at Pleasanton, and available <a href=”http://collegedollars.wordpress.com”>scholarships</a&gt; are also posted on wordpress.
If you have suggestions or comments regarding these events / assignments, do not hesitate to e-mail him at bbednar@esu10.org, or at bbednar.esu10@gmail.com.  His Skype name is BobBednar.  If you need to call him at school, the number is 308/388-2041.  You can also visit <a href=”http://blog.pleasanton.k12.ne.us/bbednar”>Mr. Bednar</a>’s regular school website with links to other resources.
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Mr. Bednar’s Fam. Pict:  <a href=”http://healthacademy.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/best-photo.jpg”><img src=”http://healthacademy.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/best-photo.jpg?w=300&#8243; alt=”” title=”Best photo” width=”300″ height=”225″ /></a>

Meet my newest grandson, Beau:
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Some of my favorite quotes:

“Everyone is at peace about somethings but few have peace in general, and fewer still have peace that reaches their body and its automatic responses to such a depth that it does not live in a covert state of alarm. To be at peace with God and others is a great attainment and depends on graces far beyond ourselves as well as our own efforts. That is also true of being at peace with oneself.” – Dallas Willard

“Human history is no longer a human affair. It is Someone Else’s project. For the individual, we are not puppets. What is really going on is not what we are doing. Instead of being the main show, we are of significance only as a very important part of an immense struggle between immense forces of good and evil.” – Dallas Willard

“Second chances sometimes come on earth,but they are always limited in time and opportunity. Whether through death or final alienation or something else, the door always closes on second chances.” -Randy Alcorn

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