Appreciate the Downtime…

Busy. Busy. Go! Go! Go! That’s what we do. That’s what I do. Work. Family. Church. Ministry. Stuff. I inherited it honestly. A few weekends ago, my family was in town for my daughter’s high school graduation. One morning, I…

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The Ku Klux Klan is rising…

I’ve always heard the saying “history repeats itself.” As I have grown and matured, I’ve seen evidence this is true.  Clothing styles that my parents used to wear are now fashionable again.  There’s a franchise baking company called Nothing Bundt…

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Sometimes it’s the small things…

Recently, my husband has begun taking me to and from the airport when I travel for business. Over the years, I’ve traveled a lot but I can count on one hand the number of times he has escorted me both…

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Put away childish things…

From where I sat, I could see all of the action. These parents were prepared for every contingency. Dad was sitting on the row with the older child. Mom was in the row just behind him with the toddler. Periodically,…

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A season for everything…

Last week, I was traveling from Arkansas. I was sitting on the plane waiting for takeoff. There was a young family across the aisle. The father had the older child in the row with him. The toddler sat with the…

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What do you stand for?

I personally hate the season of presidential elections.  I hate all of the ads, the dirt flinging, the positioning and the rhetoric.  Each politician strives to offer a solution to the pressing issue of the time with the hope of…

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Leaving a Legacy

“Integrity. Hardworker. Man of his word. Christian man. Loved his family. Good provider.”  These are the words used to describe my Uncle Jasper Totten at his funeral.  I’ve known Jasper all of my life and knew these words and more...
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Destiny

Every couple of weeks I get an email from getabstract.  This company provides 5 page synopses of books based on your interests.  I received a brief on the book Inspirational Leadership: Timeless Lessons for Leaders from Shakespeare’s Henry V.  Here’s an…

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“A closed mouth doesn’t get fed”

I have a god daughter who is 3 years old.  She is a smart little girl with quite the personality (on her terms).  Depending on her mood, she is either very talkative and outgoing or the exact opposite.  I’ve noticed…

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A shift in perspective…

During my morning run, I came to a realization.  I consistently run looking down at my feet.  There are quite a few curbs and sidewalk cracks on my running path.  I guess I’ve trained myself to watch out for opportunities...
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