Posts from May 2019

Posts from May 2019

Priceless

A few years ago I was in Tallahassee for a speaking engagement, and, while there, I was invited on a canoeing trip down the Wacissa River with a local youth group. The Wacissa is formed by several underground springs and is known for its crystal clear water. In fact, it is a popular location for scuba diving enthusiasts because of one’s ability to explore underwater caves without the impediment of murky water. On this particular occasion, my group traveled down…

A Mother’s Sacrifice

In a 1945 Texas newspaper article, written on the recent success of a local athlete, we are given the first known mentioning of a commonly hea­rd phrase that states, “Behind every great man there is a great woman.” If you’re like me, you have heard this phrase many times and in many capacities. Most commonly, it seems as if it’s used by successful men who are seeking to give due credit to their spouse’s part in their accomplishments. Today, I…

The Glory in Rejection

Rejection is no stranger to any of us; we all have experienced it. Regardless of how much talent, pizazz, wit, good looks, or brains one might have…everyone experiences rejection in life. There are so many different areas of life that can lead to potential rejection: rejected in a job interview, rejected in regards to a pay raise, rejected from the job promotion, rejected for a loan, rejected by that person you have always wanted to date, rejected by a friend…all…