Four INGs We Should Stop Investing In – Part III

How much time did you invest in showing kindness to others this week? What about gentleness? Self-control? Love? If the answer is “very little,” then perhaps you should consider adding at least one of them to your To Do List each day. Instead of adding things to our lives, many people are giving up things…

Four INGs We Should Stop Investing In – Part I

We spend most of our waking hours investing our time, money, and talents in the hope of earning a return on these investments. It’s a risky business — never knowing whether we will win big or lose everything. The only certainty in investing our time, money, and talents is that something will change. Over the…

Father Knows Best – Part IV

I’m in Control. When I started the Father Knows Best series a week ago, I didn’t really have a vision for it other than to allow myself to be led by the spirit. Since I’m learning more about the Holy Spirit in my book study at church, I thought that method would be apropos. Even before…

Change is Inevitable: Attitude is Everything – Part I

One thing that I’ve learned as a leader is that change is inevitable, and I need to adapt quickly whenever it happens.  I no longer have the luxury of time to grouse about that change; I simply need to act.  As I learn more about myself and my leadership style, I see that I, too,…

The Dream Revealed

Today is a day of quiet reflection for me.  It’s a day off, but it’s also a day on.  On this day, I will honor Dr. Martin Luther King by assessing myself and my life’s work — gauging just how close I am to the Promised Land. I, like Dr. King, am a dreamer. Though…

Life’s Requirements

Life  is so demanding. It requires that we eat, exercise, and breathe. If we fail to obey Life’s requirements, we may go hungry, lose our strength, or perish. Life also requires us to tackle our problems head-on. If we’re disobedient and run from them, those same problems will eventually find us, and they typically pick…

You Call Me to Go Deeper (Day 3 Quote Challenge)

Ten days into the new year, and I am learning more and more about who I am as I seek to grow spiritually and intellectually. I reflect each day and gauge my growth in a couple of areas each week. It brings me great joy to experience progress — even slow, steady progress. As I…

Yoda Said It Best (Day 2 Quote Challenge)

I was once called the Quote Queen by a student  (under his breath) who had obviously grown tired of seeing them and interpreting them each day.  I suppose there are worse names to be called, so I accepted my crown and scepter — vowing to reign over my subjects and predicates, making them learn to…

Challenge Accepted!

My friend Mescalime issued me a challenge, and I love challenges, so I accepted.  It’s a three-day quote challenge.  Many have accepted it, so I’m excited (actually a little giddy) to see which quotes resonate with others, and I plan to pull out three of my all-time favorites. Coupled with each quote, I’ll share an anecdote as well….