A Good Day to Have a Bad Day

Today was a day that I could have created some massive storms, and it could have been really easy to complain about the rain. I slept horribly last night. Woke up sluggish, hard to focus on my morning devotions and routine. Ran a few minutes late for work because I was getting ready to go […]

Where Your Attention Goes…

Remember the movie 8 Mile? Eminem’s character was easily intimidated and had to struggle through a severe lack of confidence. In one of the biggest rap battles of his life, instead of focusing on the other person, he took the other person’s “ammo” away by making fun of himself. He didn’t care about stinging and […]

Relationships we Need

I can remember many years of trying to fill voids in my life with people who I wanted to be there because they were fun, engaging, attractive, and charismatic. I wanted them there because I saw qualities in them that I wanted for myself; things that I knew I could see in myself but couldn’t […]

Toxic Masculinity

Toxic masculinity is a narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence, sex, status and aggression. It’s the cultural ideal of manliness, where strength is everything while emotions are a weakness; where strength and toughness are yardsticks by which men are measured, while supposedly “feminine” traits—which can range from emotional vulnerability […]

It’s Time to Level Up

For the past few weeks I’ve been very quiet on social media, and I’m extremely grateful for it. I needed time to process, to explore, to learn, and to pursue my new calling. Well, it’s not new; I’m just finally answering God’s call instead of trying to find clever ways around it. The past few […]

Prune the Vine

Sometimes we need to prune, trim and let go of some things in order to grow stronger where we need to and to focus on where we truly belong. Did you know that plants have a horomone in the tips of growth shoots that creates strength in the strongest branches? The shoots release the horomone […]

Be Still.

Be still. It’s a message I’ve been hearing for weeks, maybe even months. Like many people in our world, I was pushing myself so hard in every aspect of my life and instead of heading in a clear direction, I was spinning my wheels with no forward momentum. What is especially remarkable to me is […]