It only takes one. All too often, we think we have to have it all figured out. Our life planner ready, goals written in ink, with a busy calendar to match. While that can be good, we master the moments in minutes. How? By being present IN the moment. Being kind to someone. Smiling.… Continue reading Mastering the moment in minutes…
It did seem weird. I'll admit. It was a big wave of the sincerest gratitude. I could see that he saw me by the way he went to the other side of the road and went much slower as I jogged by. The gray pickup truck was the big kind with a huge tool chest… Continue reading Please and thank you, for all the wrong reasons! Adult only though.
😇Over the years, I've met some amazing folks. Having interviewed people for years, often I think back to specific memories of one-liners that have shaped who I've become as a writer and speaker. John Croyle is a man with a magnetic personality. Having been very successful playing football at the University of Alabama, he also opened… Continue reading That fine line….
He is Risen! New life! As the country says goodbye to the cold winter months and trees that appear lifeless, behold! New life bursts forth once again. Resurrection is in the air, and Easter is our time to celebrate a risen Jesus! But Easter can last all year! When I was in my early teens… Continue reading Easter, altar calls, and embarrassing moments!
Uncomfortable! When I set out to publish a Christian magazine 2 1/2 years ago, I somehow thought it would be at least a little bit easy. Utilizing years of writing experience, a great mentor, sound business practices, and a lot of creative energy, it seemed the doors where flinging open. I'm a fan of open… Continue reading Because being in ministry is….
Though my dad and I were never close, he asked for the same thing EVERY Christmas. "What do you want for Christmas dad?" Every year it was the same. "Peace." Now I get it. Though we differ in our reasoning, this is one time I actually get my late dad's desperate plea year after year… Continue reading Looking for peace when you can’t find it…
You could say it's my "thing." The Purpose of Purpose! Does your life have a purpose? YES! My passion is purpose. Because I’ve spent years interviewing others, often that word is a central focus of most conversations. Just imagine.... if all who consider themselves Christians realized their giftedness, we would be some of the most infectious people on earth!… Continue reading This is my “thing.” What is yours?
Decisions, Decisions! January is all about decisions. Goals, resolutions, and changes that bring desired results. While that is good, it can also be much like going on a diet. Without developing healthy eating habits, as a consistent way of life, weight and health management are just momentary good ideas. Such it is with goals. Most… Continue reading Did your January just become mid February? Quit playing around with this stuff.
Last year, I was going to run the LSU lakes 3x a week. Beautiful setting and somehow quite therapeutic. May have done it 3x total. Just didn't happen. Didn't set that goal this year. However, I am improving. So far this year I've been 2 times. Last week was one of those rare occasions.… Continue reading An unlikely duo, a bruised ego and a warm heart.
The Realty of Reality TV Recently I attended a luncheon with a few hundred business people. The main attraction of the gathering was a speaker who stood at the podium to share her life story. Without shame, she shared with transparency. She didn’t tone down her mistakes nor did she shy away from personal decisions… Continue reading Authenticity…How to share your story and why it matters!