Tag Archives: life

WORK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/21/17)

We all have to work. Nothing happens without it. But work is extremely more enjoyable and meaningful when it is directed toward a goal. Work for the sake of work is usually unfulfilling. It is only a means to pass … Continue reading

REASONS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/19/17)

We’ve been told that all things happen for a reason but sometimes that is hard to believe especially when you have no clue as to what the reason is and Why? Why? Why? is the question reverberating in our heads. … Continue reading

LOVE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/14/17)

We are required to love ourselves. We are commanded to love others. But no one is required to love us back. Because when we love, it should not be an obligation. When it becomes that, it ceases to carry meaning, … Continue reading

TESTED (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/12/17)

Faith, at its essence, must be tested. If it is not tested, it cannot be called faith because it will be unknown what it can stand against. This means that at times, we must be broken. We must know what … Continue reading

HOPE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/09/17)

Hope is an element of adversity. Hope is not a feeling; it’s a way of thinking and being. If we want to be hopeful, we have to lean in, stop running, cease avoiding pain, and let ourselves struggle. We are … Continue reading

We All Face Challenges but Some of Us Are Finding Our Fire: A Message on Perseverance (Soul. Musings. 02/07/17)

Irish poet and novelist Oscar Wilde so accurately said some time ago, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Everyone you meet, whether they admit it or not, is fighting a very … Continue reading

Liberty Champion: Saying ‘Thanks and Yes’ – Alumna Publishes Year-Long Devotional About Daily Gratitude

Thank you, Stephanie Baderman and Liberty Champion for featuring my latest book “Thanks and Yes” in the newspaper.  Daniella Whyte, a Liberty University alumna, has recently released her third devotional book on gratitude. Whyte’s devotional is called “Thanks and Yes: … Continue reading

SELF-EFFACING (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/07/17)

A good purpose is not self-serving, it is self-effacing. You want what you do in life to matter, to count for something that is worthy and significant. We aim to achieve so someone other than ourselves derives some good from … Continue reading

PERSEVERANCE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/03/17)

Faith is a prerequisite for perseverance. No, seriously, you have to believe that you’re headed in the right direction. And you’re not always going to feel like you are. When everything seems to be caving in at once and as … Continue reading

Chapter by Chapter (Vita. Consilio. 02.02.17)

Someone once described life to be like the chapters of a book. I can’t disagree with that assessment. Every chapter is dedicated to a scene. And a series of chapters make up the whole story. Without those scenes, there would … Continue reading

STRUGGLES (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/02/17)

There is a misunderstanding that we will overcome all our struggles. That will not happen as long as we live for struggle is part of life. Being victorious in the struggle is very possible. And that begins with an acknowledgment … Continue reading

If You Were a Tree You’d Have Roots; Instead You’re a Human with Feet (A Message on Moving On) (Soul. Musings. 01/31/17)

Many times, we settle for where we are and for what we have because we think it is safe. We are ruled by the idea of staying because we are afraid of what it will feel like and actually be … Continue reading

FAITH (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/31/17)

We say that we have faith and that is good. But talking about faith and living faith are two different things. If we really had faith, we would not judge, criticize, or discriminate. We wouldn’t disregard people because they don’t … Continue reading

OWNERSHIP (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/27/17)

We live our best lives when we own our attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions. Owning our issues makes us captain of our personal team. The ball is in our court; therefore, we get to decide what we do and how we … Continue reading

Please, You Don’t Want To Copy Me (Vita. Consilio. 01.22.17)

We stand in awe of those people who we have labeled “celebrities” or “geniuses” or “gurus” or “moguls” or whatever word we have created to call those who are highly productive and successful. We recognize good work, innovation, and creativity. … Continue reading

OPPORTUNITY (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/22/17)

If you wait for opportunity, you’ll never get it. Opportunity is more often than not, something that you fight to create, not something given to you. It takes courage to get up every morning, rain or shine, and pursue your … Continue reading

DESTINATION (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/18/17)

Life isn’t just about an end, or even just about a beginning. If it were all about the end, we would only read the last chapter of books, only take final exams in college, and only eat dessert at dinnertime. … Continue reading

WANTS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/17/17)

Stop getting mad when things don’t go your way. Sometimes we’re not given what we want at the time we want it because something better is already planned. And sometimes we never get the wonderful things that are gift-wrapped with … Continue reading

You’re Not Everyone’s Cup of Coffee (Soul. Musings. 01/12/17)

The world is filled with people who are looking for validation and approval of who they are. It’s natural to want to be liked, loved, and valued. As the great Austrian psychologist, Alfred Adler once said, “Genuine human connection is … Continue reading

DIFFICULTY (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/12/17)

Every difficulty has a lesson embedded in it. It isn’t always that we’ve made a mistake or done something wrong. Sometimes, it’s because we’re on the right path and headed in the right direction but we need to endure a … Continue reading