Sunrise Sermon: My Promise

This morning I woke up with a sincerely grateful heart and a song in my head. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I hear music all day. I wrote about it back in March 2016 in a post entitled What’s Good? As I read through that post again this morning, I realized…

I Am Clean

Lord God, the lover of my soul, I thank you for this day. Thank you for my life and purpose, and thank you for restoring me piece by piece. My heart aches for those who feel hopeless or helpless. I ask that you speak to them, Lord. In a whisper or a loud voice, allow…

Benefits of Unpacking

Good morning, beautiful people! I trust that you had a wonderful weekend and woke up well-rested. I certainly did. I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with my closest girlfriend on this side of heaven. We laughed, talked, and reminisced all weekend — reliving some amazing times from the past, but being careful to…

Reflect & Grow

Good Monday morning, friends! What a beautiful day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad today and every day. Yesterday I participated in a Twitter Chat for educators — something I hadn’t done in quite some time. I truly enjoy these opportunities to chat with educators from all over the globe about…

He’s Done Enough

If you’re human, and I suspect most of you are, you have had at least one rough day this month, and the month isn’t even over yet. Some of you have had a rough year, and if that’s you, this post is for you. Today is the day that we figure out what’s at the…

Sunrise Until Sunset

I can hardly believe that we’re back at one — January 1, 2017. Praise God for this sunrise — a fresh start to the day and the year. As I look in the mirror and continue to ask God to search me and know my heart, I know that there’s still work to be done…

Set Some Goals Today: Become Better

Good Monday morning, Goal Setters and Go Getters!  What’s your plan for becoming better this week? What’s that one thing that you know you need to work on as a long-range goal that you just haven’t set yet? We all have something stored in the back of our minds that we’re reluctant to tackle —…

Better Together

Never underestimate the power of a single partnership. Your ideas coupled with those of another can spark the change we want to see and make a powerful impact in the lives of current and future generations. All it takes is a little willingness to listen, to relate, and to synthesize your ideas to map out…

Sssshhh

Some of our biggest problems are solved at the dinner table. At least that’s what President Ronald Reagan once said. Last night as my family and I sat down for dinner, we were completely satisfied with our delicious meal, but we sat there perplexed, saddened, and angered by the police brutality that played out on…