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Faith Confession

When I was a youth pastor at a church, I developed the following faith confession for the opening of our meetings. It became a faith confession that I would use throughout my life. I’m sharing it today for those who remember reciting it as youth, as well as for anyone new that it might resonate […]

Life Focus

Positive Impact promotes Vision as the first principle of Life Focus to guide our lives. We believe that having a vision gives us the foundation for wise Work. Through the years I have taught on what I call “The Three D’s” (Decisions, Direction and Destiny.) Decisions determine Direction and Direction determines our Destiny. I’d like […]



By Alan Delery “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given–and you will receive even more.” Mark 4:24 In the above quote, Jesus was telling His disciples the benefit of listening to His teaching, but the principle applies to anything. How well do you listen […]


Through the years, I have been involved in a variety of peacemaking efforts. I have trained teachers and students in conflict resolution, I have provided direct conflict resolution services, and I have coordinated service-learning projects with youth to promote peace. I have utilized secular and faith based social emotional learning initiatives to promote inner peace […]


What’s Your Vantage Point for 2021?

Vantage – a position giving a strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view. Do you want a strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view for 2021? I invite you to join me in morning reflection of the greatest message ever given. “And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was […]


1-2-3 Jailbreak

By Alan Delery Take a moment and think about your favorite childhood game or activity?  When I reflect on this question, two answers usually come to mind. If you are reading this post and grew up in New Orleans in the 1970’s, you are familiar with  my answers. One is called “Cool Can” and the […]

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Algiers Peace Rides Begin October 4 at 4pm!

Positive Impact is coordinating Algiers Peace Rides to support the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition with it’s goal to bring more safety and less stress to New Orleans streets. Every week we will be highlighting new biking corridors that have been installed around Algiers to promote safety. The community is invited to become familiar with […]

Try Changing Your Mode (Part II)

Alan Delery, “Try Changing Your Mode: Part II” everystreetnola.wordpress.com, January 16, 2013, accessed September 9, 2020 Not too long ago I decided to ride my bicycle from my house to my mother’s. It’s only about 10 miles but the route is what makes it interesting. The city of New Orleans is divided by the Mississippi […]