Oftentimes, we’re guilty for going too hard, too long without a break.

Yes, it’s necessary to give things a break for awhile and pick them up later. I think it’s healthy to say “time-out coach, I need rest.” This helps us catch our wind to go the next mile or miles of the journey in life. Don’t let anyone tell you that a vacation isn’t necessary.

The ability to have the Super Wal-mart always on light switch isn’t possible. The giant store even closes one day out the year- Christmas Day.

Taking a break helps us to become recharged, revived, rejuvenated, and restored. It’s essential for the soul.

What areas of your life are suffering because you won’t let the clock run out to resume again when you’re fresh?

Walk with God?




Ask yourself, when was the last time I took a vacation?

One of the most recognizable groups of all times…… The Temptations.

I’ve been thinking lately about expanding the dialogue here on my blog to include some discussionabout relationships. Since it’s Saturday night, and many couples go to the movies, dinner, cook-outs, awalk in the park, or a walk on the beach on this day. I thought I’d make this brief post.

So here it goes…. fellas- if you’re struggling in some areas with your relationship start by Treating Her Like A Lady.

Leave a comment. Let me know how it goes…

The FIFA World Cup is here! I’m excited because TEAM USA is playing, I’m a sports, and it’s an opportunity to learn about something new. Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to soccer as a sport so I never really took an interest in it. I saw it on TV, and we played a few times in P.E., but it wasn’t something that I took up.

I’ve been told it’s the toughest sport to play because of the demanding physical activity involved.

But here’s one of the great things I’m looking forward to: I get to learn something new. Not just for knowledge sake, but to add value to your life. I’m not sure who said it, or maybe I’m just making it up, but it’s true: “If you stop learning, you have nothing to share with the world.”

I can’t write much about the FIFA World Cup, because I don’t know much about it. Except- GO USA!

Here are three reasons why you should learn something new:

1.  It gives you something else to talk about as opposed to the same old stuff.

2. You don’t have to smile and nod without knowing what’s going on.

3. You can share the new knowledge with someone else.

With Father’s Day soon approaching I thought I’d add a little humor to drive home a point about the significance of Fathers. We should never underestimate the fact that our children our watching us and listening to what we say. Our presence in their lives is more important than we’ll ever know. :)

(simultaneously) Watching Game 4 of the NBA Finals and the 12 Cities 12 Conversations webcast last night my heart was pressed about a number of issues presented. More importantly, the issues facing the city of Jacksonville.

Pastor Rick Warren mentioned a scripture during his session-Acts 13:36. It speaks to the heart of who we should be reaching. Here it is in the Amplified version…

For David, after he had served God’s will and purpose and counsel in his own generation, fell asleep [in death] and was buried among his forefathers,

Is this scripture the key to our effectiveness as a body of believers?

Who are we trying to serve?

Who are we serving?

Who should we be serving?

As people of faith our goal should be to honor God’s word. The bible declares David served his own generation. With this type of laser focus, imagine the resources that could be saved, synergy created, and support garnered if we all would just obey this simple truth.

How effective have you been in your community serving your generation?

What strategies are you implementing?

What have been your results?