Talk to Your Kids… [Active Shooter Alert: The Call No Parent Wants to Receive]
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Talk to Your Kids… [Active Shooter Alert: The Call No Parent Wants to Receive]

One fall morning in 2015, I received a call no parent wants to receive. An active shooter was reported on my daughter’s campus. And not only was the shooter in her immediate vicinity, but he was headed towards the College of Business. As she took cover in a professor’s office along with her classmates, we…

What is My Calling [or Purpose] in This Life?
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What is My Calling [or Purpose] in This Life?

Calling was central in my life as a young adult and I instinctively understood what “was” and “wasn’t” my calling. As strange as it may sound, I distinctly felt “called” to be a Christian in a secular industry. Turns out, the life God was calling me into, eventually, led me to Nashville. A life, no…

How to Be Kind To Others… [a back-to-school message]
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How to Be Kind To Others… [a back-to-school message]

As kids head back to school, it’s a great time to remind them to spread God’s love through loving words and kind deeds. Kindness is the “new cool.”* I love how an educator [and member of the #tlccommunity] expresses the reminder–so simply, yet so profoundly. “You don’t have to be fake, just [be] kind.” KINDNESS…

“LOVE Makes You Do Crazy Things…”  [Really!?]
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“LOVE Makes You Do Crazy Things…” [Really!?]

Love doesn’t cause us to do crazy things as suggested by Will Smith last night during his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Crazy good things, maybe!? But God is love and LOVE endures all things. Perhaps the wisest words of the night regarding the incident came from Denzel Washington. “In your highest moments, be…