MOOD SWING: Summer to Fall

Finally... The first day of Fall!   Hello, old friend! I've looked forward to your return for a whole year.   I'm beginning to feel the mood swing coming on. Summer's sunflowers are moving out . . .     and warmth and texture are moving in!     The metamorphosis of seasons is upon us!   At this time of year, some people like to decorate with the traditional:  vibrant colors of red, orange, gold, and brown ... pumpkins, gourds, and colored leaves ... corn stalks, bales of hay, and chrysanthemums. While I sometimes do that, too, Fall decorating for me often includes ... ... Keep Reading...

Breaking the silence

When it's quiet here at My (virtual) Place, it's almost always noisy at My (in real life) Place.   It's been quiet here for quite awhile. I've really missed you.   At home it's been crazy-noisy, ridiculously yo-yo-ish, and an emotional roller coaster. It's been a long time since I've experienced a period so chock-full of travel on top of Life... and it's not over yet.   Through it all, I've been a student. Sometimes intentional. Sometimes by necessity; almost unwillingly.   Learn to walk slowly through the crowd. When you truly understand God's abundance, there is no good reason to be in a hurry. Summit Leadership Foundation newsletter   Since April we've celebrated several birthdays, ... Keep Reading...

ONE WOMAN’S IMPACT: Pat Summitt (1952-2016)

It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it. Pat Summitt Legendary Lady Vols basketball coach University of Tennessee   Pat Summitt, the "winningest" coach in NCAA Division I basketball history, died today—two weeks short of her 65th birthday.   This post is not about sports.   If you're interested in women's basketball, you already know Pat Summitt "by the numbers". They're very impressive. She was impressive, and flags fly at half-staff today here in Tennessee in celebration of her life and legacy.   There is, however, one number associated with Coach Summitt that gets my ultimate respect:   100% of her student athletes graduated from college.   She set the bar high for ... Keep Reading...