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April 20, 2019

When I saw Beyoncé’s Homecoming on Netflix, the tears slid so freely from my eyes, I didn’t realize I was crying. She took elements from my youth that brought me joy, pride, and excitement; the normal beauty of my daily experience and made a moving visual fine art exhi...

January 21, 2019

Fall of the year 2000 I was making my way across the vast, green expanse of Baylor University’s campus. I’d arrived on campus a week before classes started and done meticulous tours of the then-empty buildings, to make sure my poor sense of direction didn’t rob me of t...

December 5, 2018

This past Superpower Sunday, I taught from the Enneagram of Personality. We explored how those who are dominant in Types 8, 9 and 1 have an opportunity to engage in self-care through developing boundaries.

It may be helpful to think differently about boundaries than we...

November 23, 2018

My dominant personality type on the Enneagram is a Type 1. The moral person who wants to be good, have integrity, and be balanced. 

Dominant Type 1’s are constantly in a mental battle with their inner critic over the things that they want to do vs what they SHOULD do. 


November 21, 2018

My teacher and friend, Chris Heuertz introduced me to some very specific ways that each personality type can recharge through silence, stillness and solitude. He teaches and writes about it in his book, The Sacred Enneagram.

By engaging some practices of growth and crea...

October 31, 2018

Take a break and watch "Supercharge Your Workweek with Preparation" (30 minute teaching video). If you can't right now, save it and read the summary below! 

Forbes Magazine published an article called "!0 Shocking Workplace Stats You Need To Know,"  written by David Stu...

October 8, 2018

Failure hurts. It's embarrassing, scary and painful. For some of us, it's paralyzing. Keep reading to learn how approaching failure through the lens of your strengths can help you come out even stronger. 

"Face your failures," they say. "Let your failure fertilize your...

October 2, 2018

Giving yourself and others more time, room, and grace may actually be a more efficient route to meeting goals. It sounds counter-productive, I know. Just hear me out. 

Running is my outdoor classroom. Man, things become clear in that span of time. 

I should explain som...

September 24, 2018

Photo Cr: Exhausted Squirrel, Devon Fanfair, 2018

My birthday month, September 2018 seems to have 87 days. This is one of the longest and toughest months of my life.

After a few draining trips, I returned home feeling exhausted. (See squirrel for reference.) 


September 19, 2018

I went for a run after the Houston running cutoff time. If you are not from here, DO NOT get on that trail after 9am until, like, December or something. It gets hot quick and the morning window of coolness closes fast, friends. 

It was my fault; I put on my workout clot...

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