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Sustaining the Soul that Serves

Those of us who experienced the impact of Hurricane Ida, have likely experienced both practices of giving and receiving. I have heard it called the law of giving and receiving. The Book of Ecclesiastes says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Eccles. 3:1 We benefit when […]

Human Recharge

Alan Delery I don’t know about you, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, I have been  pretty  busy the last few days. My prayer and meditation routine has been thrown off and a level of stress has set in. Each of our stories are different, but we all could use a mental and emotional […]

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This is what we do.

by Alan Delery The vision for Positive Impact is to encourage and support community development; one neighbor, one friend, one family member and one person at a time. This is what we do. This is who we are here in New Orleans. In good times and in bad. Here in New Orleans, we happen to […]


Be Proactive: Make a Plan

Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Did you know that each day you and I have around 100 chances to choose whether to be proactive or reactive? Being proactive helps reduce stress and increases the chances for the best outcome, even in an emergency. It’s called emergency preparedness. As a part of the “We […]

“We Care” Campaign

by Alan Delery Years ago, I was introduced to an organization based in Shreveport that outlined a strategy for building caring communities. Through the years, I visited Community Renewal International several times, as there were some strong similarities with the vision of Positive Impact of building safe and caring communities through positive relationships. That vision […]


Justice and Unity

by Alan Delery Ever since my early years of college, I have actively pursued justice. I felt like that was my calling in life. I majored in criminal justice and shortly after was introduced to the idea of restorative justice through an organization called Prison Fellowship. I went on to work in a group home […]