• Common sense, not so common
    I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy stock in political correctness – it has caused too many people to completely lose all the common sense the good Lord gave them. When did we stop teaching the fact that you can’t please everybody? It’s an impossible task. Truth be told, you’re only trying to … Continue reading Common sense, not so common
  • Looking Good
    If you look good, you feel good – or so the multi-billion beauty and fashion industry would have you believe. Truth is, it all starts from the inside out. You need to know this: you are loved, highly valued, gifted, unique, and needed. Owning the beauty of this truth inside will transform your outside – … Continue reading Looking Good
  • I will succeed…
    “I will succeed in ___________.” Fill in the blank (say this out loud and often). And yes, it’s really that simple to change the course of your life. You start by saying it, and you activate it by believing it – we actually do what we believe. Trust in God and the abilities He gave … Continue reading I will succeed…
  • Resilience
    Life doesn’t get easier – we get stronger. When you exercise your gifts and talents – particularly in challenging situations, you become more resilient. Challenges are nothing to fear – they simply provide us an opportunity to become a better version of ourselves.
  • Barriers
    The biggest wall you will ever climb is the one you build in your mind. Instead of climbing, I have a better idea – knock it down! You are more powerful than you think. Your will is the wrecking ball that can take down any barrier – inducing the ones that others try to build!
  • Best Things in Life
    The best things in life isn’t a thing, it’s a state of being – a state of mind that allows you to enjoy all the good that life has to offer. A person who’s mind is focused on what is positive and true will prosper. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is … Continue reading Best Things in Life
  • It’s Important to Reach Out
    For many, reaching out for help isn’t easy. Being authentic and transparent can make us feel vulnerable – but I believe that is where we find strength. When we are real with each other we build trust – all strengths are shared and challenges become victories! Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs … Continue reading It’s Important to Reach Out
  • Be Intentional, Be Focused, Be A Blessing
    Be intentional! It’s not the first time you’ve heard that, but what does it mean to you? To me it’s activating my choice maker – shifting every talent and gift I have towards achieving the goals I have for today – my top daily goal is to show love others. I put my focus on … Continue reading Be Intentional, Be Focused, Be A Blessing
  • Apply Affirmations Daily
    It’s important that we speak well of others, but even more important to speak well of yourself. We will believe what we say about ourselves over anyone else’s opinion. Practice saying good things about yourself – out loud. Our words are powerful! Here is a starter list: I am kind I am gentle I am … Continue reading Apply Affirmations Daily
  • Be A Positive Influence
    Remaining positive can be a challenge – especially in the sensationalist society we live in today. You would think that nothing good happens in the world if you turn on any news station. The mainstream media knows that bad news sells – people are far more likely to spread bad news than good. That’s a … Continue reading Be A Positive Influence
  • Mental Wellness
    Fear and anxiety are natural warning signals to take corrective action – out of control they can cause paralysis because they affect how we perceive the world. This paralysis can take us to a dark place. Talking to someone is one of the best ways to shine light on the matter – even the tiniest … Continue reading Mental Wellness
  • Changing Expectations
    I believe expectation is the strongest form of faith. I’ve learned that I have to change my expectations to line up with what I know is true – especially before I speak. I know that I have been healed of crippling arthritis, and by God’s grace, I have seen x-ray proof of the change. I … Continue reading Changing Expectations
  • Un-invent Gaming systems
    I saw a prompt that asked “If you could un-invent one thing, what would it be?” I’m sure many people would disagree, but I would un-invent gaming systems. I remember my first gaming system. It was an Atari system and I got for Christmas. The Atari 2600 was already out by that time, but I … Continue reading Un-invent Gaming systems
  • Remembering Dr. King
    As I think about what I was taught in school regarding the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, his “I Have A Dream” speech is most prominent. But recently, while working on a project, I had an opportunity to watch a documentary called King In The Wilderness. The documentary chronicles the latter chapters of Dr. … Continue reading Remembering Dr. King
  • Combat Negativity
    Combating negativity in the world starts with us. What we say sets the tone for our lives and the lives of others. So before we speak about ourselves or respond to others – especially on social media sites, take the thought captive and T.H.I.N.K. about it: T – is it true? Remember, facts change, the … Continue reading Combat Negativity
  • How are you brave?
    It took some time for me to realize how much of a show stopper fear can be. I’m not talking about the fear that keeps you from walking down a dark alley – that’s attached more to common sense. I’m referring to the fear that grips you and prevents you from exploring opportunities. No one … Continue reading How are you brave?
  • New Year, New Man
    In this new year I decided that I would not make any resolutions. Instead I am focusing on getting rid of bad habits – the only way to do that is to replace it with a good habit. I believe past failures to achieve resolutions were a result of not following the principle of “put … Continue reading New Year, New Man
  • Walking In The Spirit
    The Apostle Paul explained how to live a victorious life – free from sin, in very simple terms… “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ However, it’s a heck of a lot easier said than done. Why? I realized that there were … Continue reading Walking In The Spirit
  • Cure for Stress
    When we walk in the knowledge of God, there is no room for the main cause of stress – fear. Why? Because we walk with the understanding that God is doing the work through us and it’s not by us. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). God is love, … Continue reading Cure for Stress
  • Following Christ is not a religious practice
    It’s easy to be a Christian in name only – we use the title quite liberally. However, the vast majority of the time “Christian” is used to describe a religious practice – not a state of being. Religious titles and labels aren’t needed when it’s a way of life. So why are religious labels used … Continue reading Following Christ is not a religious practice
  • Click Bait
    Click bait – I define as the art of enticing or attracting attention with a text, link, or image, to get someone to view a particular website. There is no end to post by or about would be celebrities – and some controversial thing that they said or did. In most cases the information you … Continue reading Click Bait
  • Importance of Faith
    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” ‭‭(Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭3‬) … Continue reading Importance of Faith
  • I AM is not the variable, I am
    I am so thankful that God is predictable. The enemy knows this as well – the character of God is clearly written in the Bible. The purpose for my life is plain for me to see – to be conformed into the image of Christ Jesus, and make disciples of Him. “For whom He foreknew, … Continue reading I AM is not the variable, I am
  • Paralysis by Analysis
    I can help other people, but still have a character or nature that can fail to hold onto the authority I’ve been given. If I allow it, when it comes to doing good I can suffer paralysis by analysis. “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a … Continue reading Paralysis by Analysis
  • Leave A Legacy Of Wisdom
    I’m blessed that my grandmother and parents never transferred the fear and pain they experienced. What they did transfer was wisdom. I was taught to judge behavior I observed and not rely on someone else’s opinion. I was told that I was smart, capable, and that I would have to fight harder from the place … Continue reading Leave A Legacy Of Wisdom