I am grateful for the men who choose to live their lives as positive examples for my son to follow. You are truly appreciated.
Sometimes I notice my son paying attention to influential men. I imagine in his mind he is determining what characteristics and skills he wants to emulate. My 12 year old is a spiritually based, kind, verbal, intellectual pre-teen who possesses a keen spirit of discernment.
Rest assured that all of his material needs such as food, shelter and creature comforts are met. He is a confident young man, who has a personal spiritual relationship with God. He understands morally right and wrong at the level you would expect a pre-teen to understand. I see him becoming more and more independent and responsible each day.
It is quite amazing to watch his transformation baby to toddler to preteen. Realizing that the next 12 years will fly by just as fast as the previous, I choose to be more intentional about the influence I...
Memorial Day is a time we pause to honor our nation's war dead. It is indeed a privilege to be an American citizen and therefore know and experience liberty. I was born in the late 1960's under the watch of the Vietnam era veterans who were drafted; meaning they did not volunteer to serve in the US Armed Forces. We experience liberty because of them and all of the brave men and women before them who've served, fought and died on foreign soils and within our borders.
During this article, we will not debate:
Mother's day is celebrated in over 40 countries. Instead of saying 'hello' and 'goodbye' we greet women in kindness by saying 'Happy Mother's Day'. I realize that it's kinda crazy to assume that most women have nurtured a child at some point in her life. Early in the month of May we begin to to see retail reminders of Mother's day and begin to hear references of Mother's day on social media and in our social circles.
During this time of the year, I tend to retreat to a place of lack and loss. I seem to focus on the current feeling of being physically without my loving Hattie Mae who died six years ago. Intellectually I understand that focusing on the fact that she was an amazingly loving, caring, attentive nurturer adds more value...
I remember being excited to leave my childhood home after high school graduation and finish college degree. I was eager to move forward in life without truly understanding what I now know is absolutely true; it is better to live my life for a great eulogy and not necessarily for a great resume.
Being born in the late 60’s, graduating from high school and college in the 80’s. We were inundated with 24 hour news, talk shows, marketing blitz, social media, plastic skinny celebrities. We watched tv shows like “Dallas” and “The Cosby Show”, we said things like, “Where’s the Beef?” and “I’ll be back” like Arnold Schwarzenegger. In our 20ies and 30ies, we lived our lives for a resume….attempting to gain, power, prestige and position, the things we could get, the places we could go. With the luxury of experience my perspective has broadened to focus on living my life for a great...
I am a Christian all of the time. I am not concerned with whether you think I am Christian enough or religious enough. I am enough; destined for greatness and unapologetic.
Many people are putting a lot stuff and things on their credit cards. They are trying to impress, influence, or persuade someone that they care or that they have more dollars than they really do.
Don't get me wrong, I will purchase a few gifts, however I will not...
As the former Governor of California said, "Inaction may be the biggest form of action." The choice to not take action or to delay action will cost you at some point.