Motivation & Inspirational

You don't have to be a 'big shot' to succeed in life!

    Like everyday people, many celebrities didn’t have an easy time getting where they are today.

    Oprah, Shaq and Albert Einstein are among those who had to overcome considerable obstacles – or “hurdles” – to gain success, happiness and peace of mind.

    Their inspiring stories are told briefly in Coach Dale Brown's motivational book, "Getting Over the 4 HURDLES of Life." To get a copy, go to This book shows us ways to clear our paths to a more fulfilling life. The book – by one of the top motivational speakers in the U.S. – is brought to life by intriguing stories of various people who overcame life’s hurdles.

    Besides Oprah, Shaq, and Albert Einstein,...



American heroes in our midst...

    "Everywhere life is full of heroism," says the "Desiderata."

    It's true. Heroism is all around us...if we just take the time to look.

     The fearless deeds of three such heroes, all of whom lived in Louisiana, are featured in 𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗲𝘀 that will appeal to readers who enjoy stories that enlighten and inspire. (The first two books are already in print, and the third is coming out this summer.)

    The first is titled "𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙤 𝙤𝙛 𝙈𝙮 𝙇𝙖𝙞: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙏𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮," about the courageous U.S. Army helicopter pilot who stopped the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War in 1968. (He lived in Broussard, La., and died in 2006 at age 62.)...



Skip Bertman and Warren Morris, LSU Baseball

How did LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman win 5 National Championships?

    It's a well-known fact among baseball fans around the country that LSU's Skip Bertman is one of the winningest baseball coaches in college sports history.

    How he got there is an intriguing story that involves " The Power of Positive Thinking," a knack for recruiting great players, and an extraordinary level of attention to detail. To motivate his players to victory he often told them:

    " 𝘈𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦, 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴."

    Skip's 12 "Secrets to Success" are revealed in the newly released hardcover book titled " 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙡:...


Church Reform

Pope Francis, What they don't teach in Catholic College

Is the Catholic Church on the verge of major reforms?
    The winds of change are blowing.
    Could the Catholic Church be on the verge of the most significant reforms it has enjoyed since Vatican II?
    It wouldn't happen overnight, of course, but it's a real possibility, depending on what comes out of Pope Francis' "Synod 2021-2023." In a nutshell, the synod is a 2-year process in which bishops around the world are consulting with Catholics of every stripe: lay people, priests, nuns, etc. At the end of this period, the bishops will gather to discuss ways in which the governance of the Church can become more "synodal" – that is, more open to the ideas of various groups that make up the Church....


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