Positive Impact NOLA Blog

Positive Impact NOLA Blog

Positive Impact NOLA Blog. Helping people learn to be competent and compassionate members of our communities, and to make a positive impact is our focus. Building families with empathy and compassion is an essential part of our mission. Topics of the Positive Impact NOLA Blog include peacemakers, mindfulness, service learning and more. Comments are open and we would love to hear what you think.

Summer of Restoration Series: Forgive Us Our Debts

As I consider the Summer of Restoration, I was reminded of this portion of the Lord’s Prayer which is about forgiveness. We also know it as “The Our Father.” It is an important part of the prayer because we all face opportunities to forgive…

Summer of Restoration Series: Get Out and Move

As I was watching America's Got Talent the other day there was an act by a group that called themselves "Positive Impact Movement." They were a talented group of guys doing a mix of gymnastics and weightlifting. After watching them, my mom…

Summer of Restoration Series: Restorative Approaches with Behavioral Health Supports in Schools

by Alan Delery In my last post, I stated that I would be doing a summer series on Restorative Approaches. For today’s post, I’ve decided to share some of the work that I have done in schools around restorative approaches. I think this…

Summer of Restoration Series: What’s your body telling you?

by Alan Delery One of the greatest feelings in life is the feeling of belonging. If we were to take the time to observe how it feels in our bodies when we are connected to others, we would likely notice a sense of satisfaction, contentment…

My Bike Story

by Alan Delery I’ve been a bike rider all my life. I even chose to ride to work rather than drive my car, in my teens and early twenties. This was on Elysian Fields and Gentilly, both of which were not particularly safe for bike riders…

Easy-Peasy

How are things going in your life? Things may be smooth sailing, but chances are you have something in your life that is not going exactly as planned. You are not alone. Bringing our vision into reality is filled with challenges. I will not…

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,…

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,…
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Listen

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…