Baylor Barbee discusses his views on the topic of Faith.

It only takes One

How many of you like to bet or gamble?  It doesn’t have to be in a casino, or for money, but we all make gambles of sorts in our lives.  Whether it be in an investment scenario, whom we choose to date or marry, or even as simple as who we choose to spend our time with, knowing that time is the one thing we can’t get back. All of us have dreams and ambitions.  Some may have more lofty [...]

Art Doesn’t Imitate Life, It Reflects It

I used to hate art. I laughed at the thought of anyone paying money to see some painted scribbles on a page.  I scoffed at the idea of going to a museum and just staring at, and even worse, “admiring” the work of the artists.  Don’t even get me started on my thoughts on “abstract” art, aka (as I used to think) a bunch of random colors with no rhyme or reason, all flung together on a canvas.  If [...]

The Perfect Sunrise

Early this morning I was leaving the pool after a great workout and had a text from my sister, who had just finished a workout herself.  She sent me the above picture.  Isn’t that most magnificent Sunrise you’ve ever seen? The vibrant colors, the way the clouds give layers and depth to the sun’s rays… it’s almost as if God is purposely painting a beautiful masterpiece for us to enjoy… He is. Do you know how many things have to happen [...]

Need for Speed

It’s often said that great leaders don’t lead from the front; rather, that they sometimes get behind and push from the back. That’s a great idea in theory, but have you ever stopped to think that the devil does the same thing? Many of us go through life thinking the devil is there in our lives to block us and try and make us go the other direction or “the wrong way.” While I do believe he is responsible for [...]

Alchemy of Life

Every few months or so I reread one of my favorite books of all time, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Alchemy is an ancient practice of turning basic metals like copper and bronze into gold.  People searched all over for these “alchemists” who were able to perform such feats.  According to tradition, in order to turn metal into gold, an alchemist must devote his life to the craft.  He must learn to get in tune with the elements, to [...]