Years ago when my oldest daughter was in middle school, I decided to apply her to an academically rigorous magnet school. I was thrilled when she got accepted. However, the feeling was not mutual and the news was met with tears because she wanted to attend a neighborhood school with her friends. Now that she … Continue reading Where are You Going?
No matter how many places you have lived, you always remember your first apartment. I got my first digs back in 1996. I was totally into sunflower print, and really cheesy slipcovers that didn’t look anything like the picture on the package. The walls were that awkward white you only find in apartments, but I had … Continue reading Rental Rehab
In today’s economic climate, it’s not hard to imagine that a lot of people are barely “surviving”. Most months I would include myself; hoping to make ends meet as gas, food, and other expenses seem to rise almost daily. But today I read something that really stuck with me. “God wants us to move from … Continue reading I’m a Survivor?
Last week, I coached my last tournament game of the summer season. I told my players that good competition exposes their weaknesses; the areas of skill that they need to improve upon. I gave them an assignment to go home and write down what their strengths were, as well as their weaknesses, and make it … Continue reading Take a Look
Late game situation: we are down by 7 points, and there is 2 minutes and 30 seconds left to go on the clock. I call time out, and my team comes to the bench. As I start talking, I notice some heads are down, and others have faces that carry a look of defeat. So … Continue reading It Ain’t Over til the Buzzer Goes Off
I have been noticing a trend in today’s culture……quitting. It used to be, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. Billy Ocean even did a song titled that, back in the 80’s. Now the phrase sounds more like this, “when the going gets tough, just give up!” I feel as if making a … Continue reading Quitting is a Habit
When my kids ask me for something, and I tell them to wait and let me think about it, they usually assume my answer will be no. When they ask their dad, and he says the same thing, they assume his answer will be yes. I guess I’m the tough one, and he is pegged … Continue reading He didn’t say “no”, He just said “wait”…