Prayer For Our Country

I was proud and humbled to be able to take part in the inauguration this past weekend. It was my first. I was also grateful to be able to attend the Freedom Ball and Liberty Ball. I am truly blessed. But I have to admit, I am also scared. Tolerance. Hope. Love. Dear God, these things…

Thank You Kelly and Zeke’s Coffee

Kelly White is dialed in. She has a soft spot for our pink Octobers. That said, she wants to change the game. Or rather, change the wording of this October game. I introduced you to Kelly when her amazing book Inside the Bible Adventure Book for Scavenger Hunts dropped and also the upcoming hit book, Jesus Groupie.…

International Day of the Girl!

From the website, International Day of the Girl: “Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights” -United Nations Resolution 66/170 In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United…

Sports is Family…

I’ve noticed that the NFL has been running this tagline in some of its commercials: Football is family. That is on point, those genius marketers of the NFL. In fact, if you ask me, sports marketers are some of the best in the world. I immediately think of behemoths like Under Armour and Nike. I regularly…

On my Tombstone

Go with the flow. Sounds so simple, right? Go with the flow. Go with the freaken flow. Ugh! I want you to know that if I were going to have a tombstone-but I won’t since I intend on being cremated- if I were, I’d want it to say “she tried really hard to go with…

Ravens vs Bills: It’s On!

I’m stepping out of the regularly scheduled programming because this is a big day… Today is what we in Baltimore call Purple Friday. What is Purple Friday you ask? A day where the old and young, fair-weather or die-hard fan pay homage to their local sports team, the Baltimore Ravens, by wearing purple. Yes, it’s…

Give Yourself Permission

Sometimes “looking within” and just plain “living life” can be exhausting. Doesn’t make it any less gratifying though. Still exhausting. So today, I give myself permission to take a break. I have lots of work to do and so much going on (don’t we all?), but I give myself permission to chill. Using that time…

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Since before the Olympics I have held on to this story in my draft folder. Why? There has been so much excitement and promise in female athletics. Things seemed better than ever. And I didn’t want to spoil it. But you’ve heard the saying, the truth hurts, so let me hit you with it now.…

Thank You Pat Summitt

June 28 was a sad day for all in sports. Actually, it was a sad day for the world but especially for women, as the legendary college basketball coach Pat Summitt passed away. Summitt racked up the most wins ever, male or female, by any head coach in D1 hoops. She was a fiery competitor who…