Prison & Social Distancing

Prison & Social Distancing

You don’t have to start your day off like this. When I was social distancing for 8 years in prison I learned a few things about what to do with my time: 1. Control what you can control. For me that meant I could control dressing myself, ironing my clothes, creating a...
You’re The Best Dad I Ever Had

You’re The Best Dad I Ever Had

I just got off the phone with my wife and kids. They’re on their way back from visiting family in Pittsburgh. Usually, right before I get off the phone with them, my kids will say, “I love you dad, you’re the best dad I ever had.” What floors me about that statement...
Wait for it

Wait for it

I was in a conversation with my mentor this past week about time and how fast it seems to go. He reflected on his almost fifty years of life and began to talk about how our lives are broken up into seasons. In season one it spans from birth until your twenties. It’s...
If I Was 20 Again

If I Was 20 Again

In my twenties I had more zeal than Hercules had muscle. As a new Christian in my 20’s, and in prison I had vision. Those precious days of being on my knees before God in my prison cell now seem like a distant memory. One of the things that I wish I could get back is...
What Caribou Coffee Knows About Leadership

What Caribou Coffee Knows About Leadership

Right now in this season of my life I am drinking a lot of cold brew coffee. To date, I’ve yet to find a cold brew coffee that can top Scooter’s Coffee in my neighborhood. Today, I tried Caribou Coffee since I’m waiting for a flight back home. I...
More Than You Can Imagine

More Than You Can Imagine

“Now unto him who is able to do Immeasurably More than all we ask, think, or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” Ephesians 3:20 When Paul wrote this verse in Ephesians, he wanted to make sure EVERYONE knew that God could do immeasurably MORE...