Blessings In Truth I’ll be honest. I struggled. I struggled a lot, and without anyone to share big time truths with me about what it was I was struggling with, I’m not sure I would’ve made it. I still recall the day God spoke so clearly to me. I was at the height of my career when He called me to retire and serve Him. Surely God was joking right? I mean after all, I was a chief of police, a college professor with a PhD and a federal government contractor. I’d worked almost 26
Garbage In Garbage Out Oftentimes we actually get what our minds are focused on. Familiar with GIGO? Unless you adopt an attitude of gratitude, you’re likely meandering in a perpetual state of victimhood. You have the authority to change your life by the very One who created that life. Claim that authority and live your life as the child of the one true King. See Clearly Everyone thought at the stroke of midnight on 12-31-2019 that their lives were going to be miraculously ch
Is there really such a thing as a stupid question? While most of my school years were spent feeling too embarrassed to actually raise my hand in class for fear that I would indeed be the one student in the history of education to ask that “stupid question,” I’d like to ask one now. “Can I ask a question?” Seems simple, right? Well, unless you ask something stupid, then not only shouldn’t you have asked, but you’ll suffer the consequences for asking. Suffer? Consequences? Huh?
I graduated high school in 1983 and attended college during the same decade. It was an era of incredible music and of course the unforgettable, mullet. Now I’m not saying whether I did or didn’t sport one, but the beauty is in the dual nature of the style. Unfortunately, we can live our life in that same double nature if we’re more focused on what other people can see as opposed to what’s on the inside. God was quick to remind the prophet Samuel that while we look at what’s o
When we fight, we confront our enemy, ourselves and God – When we surrender, God gives us the victory that has already been won. Which do you prefer? Choose Wisely! Focus Scriptures: EXODUS 23:20-22 – God’s Angel to Prepare the Way – “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in
17 Days of 31: If I Told You My Story Social media has made us all masters of marketing and public relations. Why wouldn’t we be? We get the chance to manage our message so that whoever our target audience is, they only see the very best of who we see ourselves to be. Story But, what if we told our story? The truth, the hurt, the mistakes and blemishes that make us who we really are isn’t actually an option in being social is it? It’s more of a contrived media that we enjoy l
De Nile is a River in Egypt Sometimes we find ourselves so mired down in the muck of denial, that even the most shining truth is missed. Then we dig down deep to dredge up some tired old excuse that we’ve used as a crutch time and time again. When I was a kid, we’d call each other, fool head fool. Yeah, it sounds simple and kinda ridiculous now, but back then, those were fighting words. I think everything was fighting words. Of course, the rebuttal was even more vicious, “Who
FIT@50 / week 74 Let Your Word Be Your Bond Liliana Hart posted something this week that really hit home. I like to share lessons learned from boyhood. My dad wasn’t a talkative man, but when he did, his words were considered carefully and held the weight with which delivered. It’s an embedded core value. I had a practice with every command position I held, including Chief of Police. I made two promises to everyone I supervised. First, I’d never curse them. Second, I’d never