Video: Dr. King's Dream: Where Are We Now?

Monday, January 19, 2015



This past Thursday, January 15, I spoke to those gathered at the SEMO Pachyderm Club on the topic "Dr. King's Dream: Where Are We Now?" It was an honest look into race relations and challenged people to reflect on what Dr. King's dream actually was and if we have achieved it.

The inspirational speech, no doubt, validated the perspectives of some, but it also caused some to reevaluate. It was a discussion--a necessary one--that was simultaneously uncomfortable, heartwarming, and controversial.

To read the Southeast Missourian newspaper coverage of the speech, click the link.

Below is the video. Unfortunately, it cuts off toward its conclusion, but most of it is here:

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Video: Bringing Motivation to Youth in New York

Sunday, December 28, 2014


If you have not already seen or read about the video of my recent workshop and motivational speech at the 13th Annual Youth Leadership Summit at Russell Sage College in New York, here it is. This event for high school students took place on December 4, 2014.

This video message about overcoming odds, thriving, and fulfilling dreams speaks to adults, as well as youth.

To bypass the workshop and watch the speech only, fast forward to the 15:00 mark:

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Merry Christmas: Celebrate the Son

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season, so let's celebrate the Son!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6

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Thanksgiving, a Day to Give Thanks and Pray for Others

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much for which to give thanks. As you eat, and eat, and eat today, take the time to reflect on your blessings. Take the time, also, to pray for those who are not as fortunate or who are not with loved ones. For example, pray for our U.S. military, who sacrifice so much for our freedoms, many of whom are thousands of miles away from their families.

God bless you all.

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Governor Palin: 'I Would Love To' Get Back into Politics

Saturday, November 8, 2014

In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity Friday night, Governor Palin discussed the magnitude of the loss Democrats suffered in Tuesday's midterm elections and what it says about Hillary Clinton's supposed inevitability in 2016. As is her wont, Palin also warned Republicans that their current standing rests on doing what they said they would do, on living up to their promises.

When asked if she would like to get into politics again, the Governor said, "I would love to," but she offered no details on the capacity in which she would serve.


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Palins Highlight Media Hypocrisy in Addressing Abuse against Women

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I hope each of you will take the time to watch these two videos Gov. Palin highlighted, linking to Bristol Palin's blog. Like her, this makes me sick to my stomach--and if it doesn't bother you, while you pretend to be for women and against violence on women, you are as hypocritical as this so-called member of the media. When it's Rihanna, it's horrible, when it's Ray Rice's fiancé, it's devastating, and when it's you, it's unforgivable. But when it's Bristol Palin, it's funny??? I hate to break it to you, but the rules don't change just because a Palin is involved. Sickening! I'm glad this woman apologized, but CNN should suspend her.

Compare these two video:

Here's the first:



Now, look at this one:




I thought nothing could surprise me anymore with how the Palins are treated by the media and so-called celebrities, but I have to say this really grabbed and disgusted me in a way I thought was no longer possible. Hypocrisy is so unattractive.

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Do Not Lose Hope

Monday, October 6, 2014


From my Motivation Moment Monday post at Adrienne Ross Communications:

This week’s Motivation Moment Monday is rather simple: No matter what you are going through, there is hope. No matter what else you lose, if you hold on to hope, there’s a comeback awaiting. Do not lose hope!

Despair comes when hope is lost. In extreme cases, suicide follows. The fact is, however, that things change. Circumstances get better. Often, situations that seem so devastating today reveal themselves to be temporary. Are they painful? Yes. Do they take their toll? They do. But do they pass? If we hold on, absolutely. Faith says they will. In the midst of it, talk to someone, get professional help, cry—but don’t give up.

Last week, someone I know lost hope and took her own life. The very thought of that is too large for my mind to grasp.

Fight against despair and a loss of hope. Hold on. Please hold on.

Stay informed about Adrienne Ross via her website by clicking here and visiting regularly.

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Remembering 9-11-01: 'Whom Shall I Fear?'

Thursday, September 11, 2014


We will never forget those who paid the price for radicals' hatred of America. Almost 3,000 lives were lost on September 11, 2001--innocents whose families still mourn their senseless slaughter.

As we continue to face danger, at home and abroad, let us do so remembering those who continue to fight for our safety, as well as those who have died in the process.

Today--and tomorrow--we pray that God will give us the grace to walk through these difficult times trusting in Him and possessing a boldness and courage--wrapped in humility--that will not be shattered by those who seek to terrorize and destroy us. As the apostle Paul said, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21). With this as our true foundation, we have perfect peace. Psalm 27:1 states, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

God bless America!

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Gov. Sarah Palin Launches Sarah Palin Channel

Monday, July 28, 2014


On Sunday, Gov. Palin used Facebook to unveil a new endeavor--one that bypasses the mainstream media and goes directly to the people. She launched Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based outlet that will feature video presentations by the former governor, discussions, quotes of the day, hot topics, and more.

She wrote:
Tired of media filters? Well, so am I. So, let’s go rogue together and launch our own member-supported channel! This will be OUR channel, for you and for me, and we’ll all get to call it like it is. Please enjoy this video about this new venture and visit: https://sarahpalinchannel.com/

I hope you’ll check out this new online community and help us build it. #sarahpalinchannel

- Sarah Palin

Things are already jumping over there. Check it out.

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Motivation Moment Monday: Must We Be a Product of Our Environment?

Monday, July 14, 2014

In today's Motivation Moment Monday, our pasts and futures go head-to-head:



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