Not Today, Satan

Mid-Week Motivation Some days we wake up energized with a song in our hearts ready to take on the world.  Other days we wake up grumpy and focused on the dark cloud looming above us rather than its silver lining. Ever stub your toe first thing in the morning and greet the day with a…

Keep Notifications On

In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. He observed his creation and determined that it needed more, so he did exactly that — added more. He added value to his creation. With an enormous task at hand, he did it little by little.  He made distinctions between his creations and gave them each a…

Resolutions & Regrets

Some things just go together nicely like bacon  and eggs, Saturdays and SEC football, boiled crawfish and potatoes, and shorts and flip flops. If I could have all four pairs in one day, I’d consider that a great day. There are some things, however, that come together but should probably part ways: peas and carrots, kids and…

Facebook Magic

There are few things in life that I’ve experienced that I might describe as amazing. On that short list of amazing things is the ability of a song to act as a time machine and transport us back to our childhood, a major life event, or a time long forgotten. Whenever I hear Donnie Hathaway’s…

City of Brotherly Love

Yesterday I spent five hours at the hair salon. It’s like an unwritten rule in my culture that you just need to get comfortable at the hair salon or barber shop because you’re going to be there for a while.  I have always struggled to embrace this part of my culture because I just want…

Powerful Partnerships

I love collecting and sharing quotes that I can apply to leadership — all kinds of quotes: movie quotes, those I find on Twitter, or just quips I hear in passing that sometimes make me chuckle–like “I’m finer than frog’s hair.” This is in response to a question of “How are you today?” Probably my…