Category Archive for "Inspiration"

Conquering your Fears: A personal story

If you have followed me for any length of time, you know I have a passion for helping people achieve their dreams and walk in their God given purpose.  In order to do that, many of us have to overcome…

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“If I was you, I’d wanna be me too”

“Who’s that sexy thing standing over there? That’s me, standing in the mirror. What’s that icy thing hangin’ round my neck? That’s gold. Show me some respect. I thank God everyday that I woke up feeling this way and I…

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A Search for Purpose…

As I was considering what to share in this week’s blog, I looked at my dog lying by my chair sleeping.  She does not have a care in the world.  Her days are spent napping, eating, and roaming the house…

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Go back and get what’s next!

One of the loves of my life is my dog Sophie.  She is ten years old and has us well trained.  Dogs are very much creatures of habit and most are easily trained.  Sophie is no exception.  Periodically throughout the day,…

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Don’t pack more than you can lift.

Early in my career, I worked at Ralston Purina Pet Food Company.  I was based in Florida and our Region office was headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  Due to the difference in location, I often had to fly to Atlanta.  At…

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Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…You Name it!

http://empoweredspeaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Beans-Greens.mp3 77 year old gospel great Shirley Caesar has been catapulted to the social media scene in the last week.  Videos leveraging a portion of Shirley Caesar’s sermonette titled “Hold my Mule” have been creatively turned into the “UNameit” challenge....
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In God We Trust

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” Psalm 118:9 It has been a few days since the election results and I have seen and heard a lot of comments from supporters of both candidates….

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Only do what only you can do…VOTE!

Well, today is THE DAY. It has been a long and annoying year of dirt slinging, commercials, and debates.  This election season has brought out more overt racism, bigotry, homophobia, and general disregard for other human beings than I have…

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Lesson learned…

I posted a quote by Oprah Winfrey on my social media sites today. The quote says “I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” Now, I post a lot of quotes. I love quotes….

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Become the Expert!

As I was reading my Bible the other day, I ran across a passage in 1 Kings 5-7.  These chapters talk about King Solomon’s process of building the temple of God.  For historical perspective, the building of God’s temple was…

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