My Hard Journey to Marriage

Friday, 06 May 2016 by

Yesterday I asked a woman who I deeply love to marry me.  If you would have told me three years ago that I would be engaged, and who the woman would be, I would have laughed and offered a friendly wager of everything I had that this would not happen.  This journey has been one of self-assessment, reflection, humbleness, personal development, and prayer.


Difference between Choice & Decision

Saturday, 12 March 2016 by


What is the difference between choice and decision?  Are they the same thing? In practice, although we often use the words interchangeably, it depends on how you define the words. While mentoring the male teens at New Life Southeast, one of my colleagues explained a transformative concept.  He began to explain to the youth the difference between choice and decision, and it led me to recall how I came to know the difference between the two. (more…)

Assessing the Leadership of Cam Newton

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 by

There has been a lot of attention on the newly crowned 2016 NFL MVP Cam Newton. Some see Cam as a uniquely talented football player who is built like a tight end, runs the ball like a tailback, and throws the ball like a top notch quarterback.  Cam plays the game with a childlike exuberance, and has created a cultural phenomenon with the “Dabbing” dance. (more…)

Don’t be the exception, CHANGE THE RULE

Saturday, 23 January 2016 by

Like many of our young people today, I grew up with plenty of obstacles that I had to overcome:

  • Father who spent time in prison
  • Grew up in a single parent household
  • Raised in a low income household
  • Diagnosed with a learning disability at the age of five
  • Being a black male in America

Growing up in this manner, the odds were not in my favor; despite these problems, I was able to graduate with a master’s degree, play in the NFL (more…)

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