Category: Accountability

Consequences – DO NOT BE AFRAID!

How are you liking this “new world” we’re experiencing? Are you happy with what some are calling a “Greater America” today? If so, you can stop reading now. Or not. A few years ago I coined a phrase. If you’ve read my work for any amount of time you’re...

It’s Time to Take Action

What’s Stopping You From Being Magnificent? Last week ago, a group of teenagers in Florida decided to take on the federal government, lawmakers – Republican and Democrats, alike – the judicial system, the President of the United States and the National Rifle Association. It took courageous, pissed off high...

Pick a Side!

Are You Your Labels? How are you personally dealing with the polarization going on in the world? Have you noticed how if we are for one thing that we are often expected to be against something else? There are those who still believe we live in a black/white, gay/straight,...

They Aren’t Going to Like This

Can You Stand Up to Criticism? Are you feeling more like a leader in life? In my blog two weeks ago I opened a conversation that we ought to have with ourselves:  Am I willing to be a leader? How’s that going for you? There’s a truly inspirational speaker...

How DARE You Bring That Up!

A World Without Privacy Have you ever posted a comment on social media, and then have it come back to bite you in the ass? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt … and the bite marks, which in one case is still healing. I’d be hard-pressed to think...

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of My Way

Where Are the Leaders? What are leaders supposed to do? Leaders are supposed to lead. Duh. Seems like a no-brainer, huh? Yet we see very little leading today in the news. We certainly see people in power spouting rhetoric and hyperbole – these are socially acceptable, polite ways of...

What Did I Just See You Do?

Accountability and Success How are those New Year’s resolutions of yours coming along? Or, did you (like me) not make any? It usually takes about two weeks (or three weeks max) for New Year’s resolutions to fall by the wayside. I’m not being Negative Nellie here, but statistically we...

Calculated Ignorance

Do you know the difference between “ignorance” and “stupidity?” I speak about this in my new book, “From the Trailer Park to the Pulpit:  How a wise grandmother shaped my life and ministry,” which is based on the outrageous sayings of my Grandma Esther. She had quite an explanation...

It’s Supposed to be Easy

Are you struggling with life? Do current events, political changes, social injustice issues or family dynamics cause you grief? If so, you’re not alone. Life is supposed to be easy. Does that immediately bring up all the examples you can think about to prove that statement wrong? Great! That...

Who Controls Your Happiness?

This week's blog is a reprint of my column, “Making Sense of Life,” from the November/December issue of "Central Voice" newspaper. I hope it will provide you some peace of mind now and in the coming year. ******************************************* How are you feeling about your future? Your answer may be greatly...