Do I Dare?

“‘Amazing Grace,’ How sweet the sound!” The composer of the beloved hymn, John Newton (1725-1807), had this hymn first published in what is called “The Olney Hymns” book. It was an illustration of potent ideologies of the evangelical movement in England at the time. The Amazing Grace tune as we know it was composed byContinue reading “Do I Dare?”

Like a Boss

Like a Boss. What comes to mind when you read these words?  For me, it brings back memories of the late 2000’s and early 2010’s when the “Like a Boss” trend was in full swing.  From the depths, merchandise and entertainment was defined by these three words. There was the #likeaboss, the “Like a Boss”Continue reading “Like a Boss”

Abner and the Discerning Journey

Following the holiday season, people need many things. Practically, two that come to mind immediately are money and more sleep.  But beyond the practicalities there is so much more that we need! In the infamous work Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, we are reassured,  “You are human and fallible.” Throughout the holidays and the ChristmasContinue reading “Abner and the Discerning Journey”

Serve to Lead!

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford How does this resonate with you? Does it sound… wrong? It may be worth noting that sometimes leadership requires a person to expel their view of authority in a position to wear the true fabric of a leader.  AContinue reading “Serve to Lead!”

A Simple and Ordinary Life

“Ivan Ilych’s life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible.” Some may recognize this quote as a Leo Tolstoy construction from his work, The Death of Ivan Ilych. This novella presented an allegorical confrontation of death and the fear of thereof.  Infamous religious skeptic, Cesare Borgia, exclaimed as his life slippedContinue reading “A Simple and Ordinary Life”

Last Words

People always have a fascination with the last words of celebrities, actors, and well-known people. When General John Sedgwick was sitting on his horse looking toward the Confederate Army he said, “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distan…” He was killed by sharpshooter at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. You never know ifContinue reading “Last Words”

How To Keep Running (A Spiritual Guide)

Running is an Honest Sport Track and field. It is such a raw sport that does an excellent job in showcasing qualities such as grit, determination, and the limitless work of God in the lives of an individual.  For many years now I have been a runner who has strove to be an example ofContinue reading “How To Keep Running (A Spiritual Guide)”