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May 12, 2015

Daddy Tips for My Daughter

As I watch my oldest daughter prepare for college, I realize just how fast the past 17 years have flown by. The memories of my baby girl are fading and have been replaced by images of a young woman who is a beautiful amalgamation of my wife and me. While I want oh so badly to hold on to my first born, […]

How to Help Your Child Find His or Her True Calling in Life

In today’s fast-paced culture, our children have numerous opportunities available to them. They can be entrepreneurs, YouTube stars, politicians, or leaders of massive social movements. With all of these choices, it can be difficult for them to figure out what their true calling is. It’s easy to be distracted by every bright and shiny opportunity that comes along. Things […]

12 Precepts: Authority
October 2, 2014

12 Precepts: Authority

There is a tension that exists in our society today.  Maybe it has always been there, but we are smarter now. Information is easily acceptable. It is right at our finger tips. Young people today question authority. There is more faith in Wikipedia (which has proven over and over again to have false information) than […]

Let’s Keep It Real

Let’s Keep It Real

Like many people I am disturbed, but not surprised by what is happening in Missouri. Growing up in Houston, Texas I understood that there were certain rules that I had to follow when engaging the police. The rules applied to me, a poor African-American adolescent male, but they did not apply to some of my […]

Leading for the Long Haul

Leading for the Long Haul

One of my favorite “old-timey” songs sang in the church says, “Come go with me the journey is long, come go with me the journey is long.”  As leaders, we must lead for the long-haul.  Leadership understands that we are called to guide and prepare those who follow us, to a future destination.  We cannot […]