Under Pressure

I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. – Ecclesiastes 1:14

Like most overachievers, I’m driven. But sometimes my drive goes into overdrive, and often it’s of my own doing.

Recently I had several self-imposed deadlines for a number of projects, none related to my actual job. I asked friends to (more…)

A Mother’s Hopes

For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

If you’ve ever held a baby – especially your own – you’ve held a world of hopes and dreams. He will (more…)

Born for Greatness

My entry into the world was inauspicious at best. Born in an impoverished neighborhood in our nation’s capital, I was conceived —so my mother would tell me—to keep my parents’ marriage together. Then she proceeded to tell me how the doctor who delivered me committed suicide and my father left us just a few weeks later.

That’s a lot to dump on (more…)