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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…

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,…
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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…
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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…
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I Am Not Retired

By Alan Delery There is a story going around that I am retired. I looked up the definition of retired on my trusted phone and read, "having left one's job and ceased to work." Let me be clear. I am not retired. I have not ceased to work. As…
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What time is it?

by Alan Delery Well, it's that time of year again when many people take the time to reflect on what they have to be thankful for. Some choose not to participate in Thanksgiving due to its association with negative events in our country's…

“A” is for _______________

Several years ago, I introduced an annual focus for my church group as we moved into a new year. What I thought would be a theme for the year has turned out to be a running emphasis that I have accepted as a life guide. I woke up this morning…