When people need Christ

One of my favorite life mantras has always been “Always be kinder than necessary. Everyone is fighting some sort of battle”.

In the Holy Bible Apostle Paul, through God’s wisdom and Spirit, has encouraged us to be kind to people. 

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Today, I encourage and challenge you to be kind only to one person. We can be kind when having God in our life.

Genuine kindness is great!

#Kindness #BeKind #BeNice #ICanBeKind


Becoming great

Marietta, GA – Becoming great….

“Start where you are,

Use what you have,

Do what you can.”

– Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe was a fantastic tennis player who helped change the world with his talents and gifts. Even though Arthur retired in his early thirties, he became known for his determination to leave the world a better place. His speech at the United Nations was broadcast far and wide as a call to invest in AIDS research and inner city improvement. 

Be encouraged that you can make a difference in someone’s life like Arthur did. You will never know how many people watch you in a personal and work context. You too can change the world by subtle contributions

#Be a Change for Good


PS. Today’s shout out goes to Scott Manness who encourages me every time we meet. Scott’s generosity will forever be remembered by my family. Thank you Scott for your friendship and encouragement.


Kennesaw, GA – Relationomics

“Facebook is everyone else’s highlight reel.”

– Dr. Randy Ross

Dr. Ross presented his latest book at a luncheon in Marietta, GA in 2020 and I was able to speak with him afterwards. Our relationships are found beyond our physical reach as Facebook has shown us. We watch others, others watch us. Developing strong bonds with a few good relationships can extend way beyond just “who you know” to include “who knows you”, and your reputation via relationships.



PS. Bryan Jostworth is more than a great brother in law. He’s also a terrific role model in being a great relationship builder. I have quietly watched his integrity over thirty years and can say with certainty that we are known by our relationships and not by words alone.

Virtue and Veracity

Kennesaw, GA – Virtue and Veracity

“Lead boldly, shine brightly.”

We admire these two traits in good leaders.  Who do you know that displays these characteristics?

Have you told them?

#Encourage Excellence


ps. Today’s shout is to Terry Sellers at AT&T. Terry incorporates an attitude of winning with a veracity to lead others well.

Do good work

Kennesaw, GA – Do good work

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23

We were created in God’s image and called to be productive which glorifies him. Doing everything to the best of our abilities is required. When Christ returns we will have to give an accurate account of our service. See Romans 14:12

#Encourage Excellence


Confidence, not fear

Marietta, GA- “Confidence, not fear”

CONFIDENCE is the triumph of action over thought. No FEAR!

This post goes out to my good friend, Mark Gallagher, who embodies the “Confidence, No Fear” lifestyle. I’ve known Mark for several years and he encourages me every time we meet. His confidence is so contagious because he follows his internal moral compass that gives him the direction that he needs to go.

#Encourage Others!



Marietta, GA – “Confidence”

Confidence is about doing something without feeling an ounce of self-doubt!

When you know, you know. When you have truth on your side and you feel what’s right in your heart, you have the self-confidence to accomplish anything.



Embrace the burden of privilege

Powder Springs, GA – “Embrace the burden of privilege”

As an American, when did it become fashionable to be average? Are we meant to just exist or to create? To become exceptional.

If we truly become what we think about most of the time, then think big, grand, and purposeful. Think about the many talents, gifts and advantages you have been given.

Embrace the privileges that you have and create something. Everyone of us has talents and gifts that can be applied to serve others and promote peace.

Just being an American is a privilege that should bear responsibilities. Will America ever be perfect? No, but its citizens can use its greatness to share with the world the blessings we have been given. The United States has so many resources that have been bought and paid for by patriots that wanted our country to be exceptional.





$100 Challenge Repeat

Marietta, GA – $100 Challenge

I wrote a post a few years ago challenging readers to test a giving back philosophy.
The feedback was fantastic and encouraging. I would like to do it again and put even more skin in the game.

If you will join me in doing this experiment for an entire year and promise to provide feedback, then I will match your initial gift and we will see if this challenge can go viral and extend all over the earth. How cool would it be to find good things being done for others in different continents and far-flung countries?

Here’s how it works..
1.- Set aside a predetermined amount of money, say $50 or $100 USD to start.
2.- Anonymously give away the money to someone in need or distress.
3.- Get a notebook to record your gifts, and to track your unexpected returns.
4.- When money comes back to you in unexpected ways, write the date and amounts down in the notebook.
5.- Then give away again the money, or at least half of the money, that has come back to you.

For example, I overheard a waitress one night worrying out loud to a coworker about how she was going to have trouble making her rent and pay her utility bills. I had just visited the ATM earlier in the day so I had some extra money in my pocket. Giving away a $100 tip is a lot, I understand that, but as I was leaving the parking lot, I looked back and saw her crying as she cleared the dishes. A couple of days later, I received a $500 check in the mail from an account that was “audited” and found to be an overpayment from more than a year earlier! So what did I do? I double-downed and gave away the $500. A few weeks later, at my annual review, I got a substantial raise. This has continued for many years. Eventually I stopped recording the unexpected returns and just assumed they would continue. And they did.

Will you try this experiment with me? If I could match the gift that you are willing to put in? Will you take the challenge and record the results, and report them back to me so that we can get an idea of how much of an impact has been made in the lives of others?

Send me an email if you want to participate in this challenge. It will be a lot of fun and interesting to see if the “Law of Giving” works as the ancient texts say. I will post some updates as I get them. May God bless you for blessing others.


-Bryan Wilson

Character, Choices and Consequences

Marietta, GA – “Character, Choices and Consequences”

Our character is a catalog of our choices and the consequences.

Think about this Pareto concept… “20% of our thoughts and choices determine 80% of our life.

Make good choices
Develop good habits
Live confidently
Be humble

-Bryan E Wilson