Start Already!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu

The hardest part of every blog post is the sentence that I just finished. Ideas for posts are easy to come by, all I have to do is walk around the block and I’ll see something that (I think anyway) is blog-worthy. Starting the writing process, as any 10th grade English student will tell you, is the hard part.

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Be Strong and Courageous!

Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9 (HCSB)


As many of us in Alabama begin a new school year today, I pray that my son has that verse on his heart. We’ve memorized the verse in two seasons of Upward basketball, and we studied it in Sunday school this past year.  I know that he knows the verse.  I pray that he lives it in school. I pray that your children do as well. I pray that through their behavior, their words, their actions, and their decisions that they are living testimonies for Christ. I pray that they are salt and light, and that their influence changes lives.

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So Much to Learn


This is, at least, the fifth blog that I’ve started in the last 15 years.  There was More Or Less, The Conch Shack, Kiva Cup (which I still contribute to on occasion but is now under new management), Good Fences Good Leaders (the topic of which I decided was better suited for a book and presentation), and this one. Honestly, there may have been one or two more, but this is the only one in which I’ve actually invested any money, so I’m committed to seeing what I can do with it. So much has changed since More Or Less, not the least of which is my writing style, and I wanted to let you guys know that I recognize that I have a lot to learn, and re-learn, about the blogging world. Thank you for sticking with me on the road to awesome.

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