Tag Archives | Adversity

Why You Shouldn’t Be Realistic

I love NC State football. As a 2004 graduate, I bleed Red & White! Last week, we hosted the #3 Clemson Tigers.  The game was televised on ESPN’s Thursday Night Primetime and I was there with 57,000 others cheering on the Pack.  State played well, much better than most expected, and as the 3rd quarter was closing, it was only 13-7 in Clemson’s favor.  Then it happened.  State’s Brian Underwood broke a run around the end and headed down the sideline […]

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Overcoming Fear, Doubt and Insecurity – How to Fight

I love this picture of a ship sailing into the night.  I took it while in Maui in 2011.  It relates so much to this post.  As the ship heads into the darkness, it cannot lose its course.  It must keep it.  The sun will rise again and light will fill the sky, illuminating the path. Just like this ship, we must not lose our course when the darkness of fear, doubt and insecurity set in.  We must stay true […]

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G.A.D.D.

G.A.D.D – Golf Attention Deficit Disorder – A disorder causing one to lose attention while golfing.  This usually results in restlessness and terrible play.  Often causing frustration among all golfers involved.  Signs and symptoms usually occur after bad play begins.  Signs include searching for lost balls and talking to oneself.  In extreme cases, club throwing and foul language may be witnessed.  This condition is essentially a result of one wishing a golf course consisted of 11-13 holes rather than 18. […]

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Jen Still Serves

Jen wakes up every morning around 4am, and although it’s early, she doesn’t mind, at least she lives at the beach. She gets ready for her day, just like every other day, but then she remembers that today is different. There’s a sadness that will always encompass September 11th for the countless Americans who remember the tragedy of the terrorist attacks of 2001. That is especially the case for Jen. The years have flown by, yet she’s still reminded of […]

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This Too Shall Pass

My maternal grandmother, Eloise Ham, was raised alongside fourteen brothers and sisters in rural Timmonsville, South Carolina. She learned the value of hard work by caring for her younger siblings and performing her daily duties on the family farm. Tom Brokaw was right when he labeled her and her peers, The Greatest Generation. They taught us the value of an honest day’s work, the necessity for loving our neighbors and what it means to fear God. But the most valuable lessons my grandmother taught me […]

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Risk Taking – Tips on Making Decisions

Life is full of influential moments, they happen everyday. There are fewer moments that define who we are. Even making the decision to NOT let a moment define you can, in turn, be a defining moment. These moments are etched into our story as a necessary part of our experience. Can you define your moments? For me, making the decision to move to Florida after college was one of those moments. In hindsight, it changed everything. I want to share […]

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My Kid Has Two Hearts? A Twin Story

Someone recently asked me: “Do you have any advice for someone expecting twins?” The transcendence happened immediately. Rather than being the one asking for advice, now, I was the one giving it. Not that I assume I’m in a position to give any advice at all, but this is my attempt. For the first time, I stand on the other side and look back on our craziness. The last three years of my life rushing by in reverse, memories pouring in like water […]

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