I haven't completely figured out the official cutoffs, but it's generally accepted that I am a late Generation X'er. There are many things that differentiate us from other generations but I believe one of the greatest differences is that we are a passion driven generation. Before us, the Baby Boomers and the Silent Generations were … Continue reading Passion & Purpose
https://youtu.be/PzpLkcfBe-A Everybody wants a hook up nowadays. Internet stars seem to be born every minute, and everyone becoming an entrepreneur or building a brand. One of the most effective ways to market yourself in this climate is to hitch yourself to a big name, so you can be associated with a known figure. The right … Continue reading I Wanna Be Down
I'm not one to believe that this world is the product of chance. You and I are not accidents, but we are the product of divine purpose, because anything created has a reason for its existence. Simply put, purpose is the reason for which something was created or done, and even though we can't always … Continue reading Purpose Creates Passion
At over 32 million units sold, Michael Jackson's Thriller is by far the most successful recording in history. I just want that to sink in; after 35 years, no other record has sold more than this instant classic. It is the epitome of recorded music success, but at what point do we determine that it … Continue reading Thriller: An Argument Of Success
TV. Movies. Advertisements. Shoot ... even Facebook and Instagram. In order for the public to see any finished product, there is a lot that happens behind the scenes. Beyonce has had a team working behind the scenes since she was 10 years old, maybe even before that. There have been people on here team, who … Continue reading Behind The Scenes
I have been watching a new show entitled, Designated Survivor. The premise is as follows: the federal government designates someone from the president's cabinet to sit out from the state of the union, in an undisclosed location, on the chance of a catastrophe wiping out the line of presidential succession. This person is the designated survivor, … Continue reading A Misunderstanding of Greatness
2 weeks ago, I chaperoned the middle school band at All Region tryout, with my oldest son and daughter. For weeks these students spent time and energy practicing to prepare, and the day had finally come. My daughter, the trombonist, was nervous. Last year, she was awarded 7th chair in the very same band, so … Continue reading Give It Your Best!
One of the funniest things about working in elementary education, is the look on a second graders face when they see you away from school. Whether walking through Target, pumping gas, taking a stroll in the park, or just mowing your own yard, it's the same response. Their eyes light up! "Mr. Murphy! What are … Continue reading The YOU-Box
https://youtu.be/2soGJXQAQec?t=50s There is so much in a name; more than many of us realize. Whatever you call anything is vitally important. The ancient Hebraic cultures understood this principle very well. There is a prophetic activation that happens when we name anything. In other words, it will become whatever you name it. My name is … Continue reading What’s My Name?
Driving down a main street in my town, I noticed a real life junk man. He had his spread there on the side of the road, in true Fred G. Sanford style, arranged in what seemed to me to be no particular order. Everything from old street signs to rusted antique farm equipment was right … Continue reading A Glorified Stick