Even a Change in Midlife Can be Used to Succeed! You Can Begin Again!

My life changed when I was driven to change career directions and made the decision to pursue my early childhood dream, that of becoming a University Adjunct Professor. I enrolled in school and began a doctoral program designed to help me become an adult educator and a consultant to school systems in need of innovativeContinue reading “Even a Change in Midlife Can be Used to Succeed! You Can Begin Again!”

Good News in Tough Times

Luke 2:7-10 Introduction This text describes some tough times. First, it was tax time. Time to pay those infamous taxes that make the middle class and the poor cringe. It was tax time. And in order to pay the tax, Joseph and Mary had to travel all the way back to Bethlehem, the city ofContinue reading “Good News in Tough Times”

The Investment Factor: Investing in the Jesus Brand

Introduction Back in the 1500s, people didn’t have a Bible they could read. The Catholic Church controlled the translating of Scripture and only offered it in Latin. But when Martin Luther rebelled against the abuses of the Church of his day he worked hard to make a translation available in German (the language of his people).Continue reading “The Investment Factor: Investing in the Jesus Brand”

Confidence: The Key to Moving from Mediocre Leadership to Leadership Excellence!

“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” ― Adlai E. Stevenson II Going somewhere that others fear going requires courage, confidence, commitment, and candor.  Leaders that do not have these four virtues find it difficult to lead people in unchartered waters.  Exceptional leaders who exhibit these four virtuesContinue reading “Confidence: The Key to Moving from Mediocre Leadership to Leadership Excellence!”

Motivated to Excellence by Fear

“For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.” ~ (2 Tim 1:7, HCSB) For as early as I can remember, I have always had this nagging fear of dying and no one knows me. Thus, I have not wanted a house in the country 2-3 miles from my neighbors.Continue reading “Motivated to Excellence by Fear”

Do It One More Day……Until It Clicks

  “It’s always too early to quit.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale Woke up this morning with quitting on my mind.  Reached for my Samsung Galaxy S4 to do my social media postings and ran across this quote.  Talk about adrenaline rush; I lay there thinking about what Norman Peale meant and concluded a person hasContinue reading “Do It One More Day……Until It Clicks”

Don’t You Dare Change Your Mind!

There I was, looking downward, my feet barely clinging to the edge of the cliff.  Earlier that morning my platoon sergeant had announced that our squad would lead the commando repelling exercise.  Before I knew it, I had volunteered to go first, although I hadn’t the slightest idea what commando repelling was.  After all theContinue reading “Don’t You Dare Change Your Mind!”