"I sought the Lord, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears." - Psalm 34:4 Our society is based on fear. Everywhere we turn in life, we are bombarded with messages of fear. I am reminded of this often in my job. I work in driver growth for Lyft. (Basically, my job … Continue reading Seek the Lord.
Words matter. Last night, I got two text messages at the same exact time. One called me a derogatory name. One told me I was awesome. Guess what happened next? Guess which one I believed. Which one did I think about last before I went to sleep and first when I woke up? Which one … Continue reading Your words matter.
If you call Nashville home, you know that tragedy struck a local Waffle House restaurant a few weeks ago when a man walked into a restaurant and opened fire in the middle of the night. The senseless act of violence claimed four lives and would have likely taken more had another patron not confronted the … Continue reading All-Star Tragedy
Back in August, one of my counselors and I were discussing being the most authentic version of ourselves and building genuine community. He asked me what kind of people am I drawn to. Who do I want to be in relationship with? "People who are the real deal." Don't we all? You and I are … Continue reading Are you the REAL deal?
I had a conversation with an 11-year-old girl last night who is going through things no child should ever have to face. As she vented about nobody possibly being able to understand what she's going through, I remembered my own childhood and feeling the exact same way. "You're right, kid. I can't possibly understand what … Continue reading Struggles, scars and taking the hat off
One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing. And somemen were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; … Continue reading Ripping the roof off
A few weeks ago, I picked my buddy Mark up from Bowie Camp, a nature camp at Bowie Nature Park. He was distraught about what he perceived to be someone picking on him earlier in the day. My natural reaction is to buy him some ice cream and head to the playground. Something told me … Continue reading “You still have me.”
Research states that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert.
Earlier this week, I shared about an experience I shared with my Dad right before he died. That day is etched into my memory as one of the most significant moments I have ever shared with anyone. That day, a man who had just married my mom a week before and had only met me … Continue reading Really Important Things: Part 2
Rascal had to work up the courage to jump, and so do you and I. The more we jump and land on our feet, the more comfortable we will be with taking calculated risks and jumping into the realm of the unknown.