Are You Worth Imitating?

The older I get, the more aware I have become of the responsibilities I have been given as I age. The past two years have taught me more than I thought possible. I know many are sick and tired of Covid, no pun intended, but for me, I have seen it as an opportunity toContinue reading “Are You Worth Imitating?”

Suffering, Grace, and Forgiveness

At first they just mocked him and spoke poorly about him, but after a while, they did everything in their power to put him to death. It started with jeering, mocking, and hateful speech. And instead of getting a response of anger, their actions were met with patience and grace. When they didn’t get theContinue reading “Suffering, Grace, and Forgiveness”

Be A Person Of Your Word

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friends.” ~Henry David Thoreau~ Have you ever asked a friend for help, had them commit, and then at the last minute make an excuse for not showing up, or maybe a friend asked you for a favor and then took advantage of your time and willingness toContinue reading “Be A Person Of Your Word”

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE WRONG?

Being wrong is an uncomfortable feeling. Most people take being wrong personally, because it places them in a vulnerable state. There are many ways people handle being wrong, but if we are focused on becoming a better person, we should see being wrong as an opportunity for growth. Being wrong can be humiliating, but ifContinue reading “WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE WRONG?”

Service and Humility Are Not Weak Leadership Qualities

I believe that leadership is about serving others while staying humble. Some may think this type of leadership is weak leadership. To that I say, if you consider humility and service a form of weakness, YOU are the problem. It takes more strength and self control to lead with humility and acts of service thanContinue reading “Service and Humility Are Not Weak Leadership Qualities”

Don’t Lead With Your Ego

There are many things that can make a leader fail at being a leader, but the worst of them all is when a leader leads with their ego. The ego is a catalyst for many problems, and when we choose to lead with our ego, we choose to miss the purpose and meaning of trueContinue reading “Don’t Lead With Your Ego”

Kavana

Kavana is a Jewish term that has multiple meanings, but for the purpose of this post, I want to focus on only one: “Duties of the heart alone. To be humble and reverence respect to God and to love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. To keep your heart,Continue reading “Kavana”

Be Strong and Courageous (Part 2)

“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors’” (Joshua 1:6). Last time I discussed that strong and courageous leadership starts with submission to God. This time, I want to discuss how strong and courageous leadership means standing strong and being courageous in the faceContinue reading “Be Strong and Courageous (Part 2)”

A Work In Progress

Mistakes are a part of life. They are also lessons to be learned. Mistakes come in all shapes and sizes. We might make mistakes in our diet, our personal choices, doing simple math, or even making the wrong turn while driving. However, the mistakes that have the most impact are the ones that affect ourContinue reading “A Work In Progress”

Leading With Resilience

Why do we allow people to hold power over us? Why do we care so much what people think and say about us? The more we give up our own power to those who are toxic, degrading, and ignorant, the more we give ourselves away. People who force you to think or accept ideologies thatContinue reading “Leading With Resilience”