Flexible Strength

We must not allow circumstances that are outside of our control to turn us into someone we do not want to be. Circumstances, whether good or bad, come and go. We must stay vigilant with our character and integrity. We must remain strong in who we are and true to ourselves. However, our strength must…

Choosing Our Integrity

At some point, we have to decide what integrity looks like for us and then we must do our best to maintain it. Integrity is not the same for all people. We all have different values, ideals, and demeanors. Integrity is about knowing who we are, who we want to be, and who we do…

The Lessons Of Youth

One of the most powerful and long-lasting lessons of my childhood came from being required to do chores around the house before being allowed to go outside to play with my friends. As parents, we want the best for our children. We want them to be kind, decent, and successful. And, we want to provide…

Unity With Purpose

Unity is an empty vessel to be filled with whatever form of good or evil we choose. We often throw around word like unity, community, or tribe as if they are inherently positive concepts. The truth, however, is that they are neutral. It is as possible to be united around evil causes, ideas, and behaviors…