thoughts OF

A GENTLEMAN

June 10, 2017

WHAT IS A MENTOR?

Have you ever had someone come into your life at a time when you needed them the most?  If you have, then you know how important this type of person can be for your development.  They could be a teacher, a coach, a friend, or really anyone who has helped you grow.  These types of people can also be called, MENTORS.

A mentor is someone who wants to make a positive difference in a young persons life.  They provide friendship, support, and wisdom in hopes of building up the confidence in the person they’re mentoring.

These types of people are rare but they are out there.  If you’ve been blessed to have a person like t...

May 17, 2017

So there we were, down by 4 with 2 minutes left in game #6 of the season.  I called a timeout and brought my 9-10 year old boys basketball team over to the sideline for a last minute pep talk before the final 2 minutes of a very close and very competitive game.  I wanted to make sure they understood the game plan and that everyone was giving me 100%.  I did my best to encourage them and help them understand that we were still in this game!

Now here’s a little bit of backstory - leading up to this game we were undefeated – 5-0!!  It was an exciting time for the team and for me as their coach.  There’s no greater joy than seeing you...

May 3, 2017

My father was released from prison when I was 12 years old.  He had been out a few short months when he started dating a beautiful blonde woman who I’ll call Joan.

Joan was very nice and I could tell that her and my dad really enjoyed each other’s company.  I remember one night in particular when they both sat me down and told me that Joan was pregnant and I was going to be a big brother!

My new little brother was born and it was a very exciting time, especially for my Dad who had been in a prison cell for the previous 12 years.

But it wasn’t too long after this that I found out my Dad had been arrested again and was being sent back to prison...

April 10, 2017

There is a lot of fear when I think about starting a blog.  Fear of what others will think is a big one.  Is my writing good enough?  Will they understand what I’m trying to say?  I even thought that before I start my blog maybe I should take a creative writing class or something first.  That’s fear.

But instead of letting fear keep me from moving forward, I decided to get started.  Of course I want to get better at writing and with time I will.  But for now I will do my best at sharing my heart with you and hopefully what I write will encourage you or inspire you or at least put a smile on your face.  This is me overcom...

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