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Living Significantly in a Racial World

Living Significantly in a Racial World

In your opinion what does it mean to live significantly? I will use portions of two poems I’ve penned to describe elements of living significantly. The first poem based on Jesus’ parable in Matthew 25:31-46 is about the separation of the sheep and the goats on...

Get Prepared to Be Enlisted as a Speaker

Get Prepared to Be Enlisted as a Speaker

When did you give your first public speech? Nearly fifty years ago I became a public speaker, not a professional one, but as a result of my high school classmates enlisting me to give one of the two graduate addresses in our June 3, 1970 graduation ceremony. Some...

What Is God Up to in the COVID-19 Pandemic?

What Is God Up to in the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic raises many questions that stir in us a longing and searching for answers. Why did this happen? What does it mean? What will life be like after it’s over? Will life ever get back to normal? How will this crisis impact the 2020 elections? The...

Strength in the Waiting

Strength in the Waiting

I work at a Publix grocery store during the COVID19 crisis. My coworkers and I are at risk of infection. The rush for supplies emptied shelves and our store limited the number of paper goods and cleaning supplies to two per item and then reduced it to one per item....

Pour Gasoline on Your Dream

Pour Gasoline on Your Dream

I lived with an unfulfilled dream for about 35 years. What kind of unfulfilled dream are you living with? Is it a dream about marriage, parenting, health, business, travel or public speaking? I’ve heard that we need a dream that motivates us, gives us hope, and...

A Different Kind of Muscle©

A Different Kind of Muscle©

“Congratulations, Adam, on your selection to the Shriners Lobster Bowl in July. That’s a great honor. You must be excited about getting ready for the big game.” “Thanks, Coach, for calling,” Adam said. “How’d you find out?” “Your coach for the West team is a friend of...

Are You Ready for a Curiosity Adventure?

Are You Ready for a Curiosity Adventure?

What greater motivator is a person's curiosity? You may not dot your 'i' or cross the 't,' but you ask yourself the what, why, when,  where or how that gets you working on other details that ignite your inquisitive mind to attend to more compelling matters of looking,...

Instantaneous Generosity

Instantaneous Generosity

I don’t remember her name though it might have been Elizabeth. She had dark hair, was short and stocky, and, as I found out, generous. She paid my grocery bill one night at the local Publix grocery store because my credit card wasn’t approved and I was cashless. I...

Overcoming Driving Drowsiness

Overcoming Driving Drowsiness

I’ve had a hard time dealing with drowsiness while driving. It has to do with my age for sure, but also with the quality of time the night before I start driving. For instance, in 1984 I fell asleep at the wheel on I-95 and knocked out the Exit 22 sign outside of...

Accused. Not Guilty

Accused. Not Guilty

When have you been falsely accused? How did it make you feel? What did you do about it? K. T. Lynn told the following story of when she was falsely accused. She was shamed by her high school English teacher that extinguished for several years her love affair with...

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