Time to get off

When my sisters and I were little, our mother would often take us to Kress’, in historic downtown Montgomery, AL. Considering the fact that we were extremely poor, I looked forward to most Saturdays, because I knew where we were going. Extremely popular, Kress’ was a huge store, and one I considered to be anContinue reading “Time to get off”

It never happened

I’ve never been a fan of insects, particularly flies, mosquitoes, and bees. They’re annoying yet impactful little bugs, that never seem to go away, no matter how many times you swat them. They’re constantly swarming around waiting to sting and bite you, and when they do, they quickly fly away leaving you in discomfort andContinue reading “It never happened”

Nothing they can do

It doesn’t matter what anyone does to try to stop your progression, set you back, or cause you to stumble. When God gets ready to bless you, there’s nothing they can do about it! Stop being afraid of what others can do to you, when there’s nothing God won’t do for you. Until next timeContinue reading “Nothing they can do”

Total waste

There’s a reason for everything, although we often question what that reason is. Day in and day out, we selflessly pour into the lives of others, and do what we feel we are called to do, yet it all seems to be in vain. We walk the fine line between trust and doubt, but latelyContinue reading “Total waste”

Too late

Have you ever sat and thought about all the wild dreams you’ve had? From being a superstar to ruling the world, you didn’t care how grandeur or unattainable they appeared, because you were set on achieving them. Nothing nobody said or did could convince you that you weren’t going to fulfill your dreams, even ifContinue reading “Too late”

Somebody’s always listening

As a motivational speaker, I travel to various colleges and high schools speaking to disadvantaged and underrepresented students. A once impoverished student, I share the adversities and oppositions I faced, but overcame to become a success and not another statistic. It doesn’t matter how embarrassing, terrible, or difficult your story is, TELL IT! Somebody’s alwaysContinue reading “Somebody’s always listening”

The Assignment

Education is so vitally important to me, and one of the greatest privileges I’ve ever had. However, when I was in grade school, I didn’t see it that way. I absolutely despised when my teachers would give me assignments, unless it was English (I know, I’m biased). Math in particular, was one that I triedContinue reading “The Assignment”

Trust me, I know

I know it’s hard living, especially when you don’t have the means too. I know it’s hard to trust God, especially when things have gone from bad to worse. I know it’s hard to have hope, especially when things aren’t getting any better. I know it’s hard to keep yourself uplifted, especially when the weightContinue reading “Trust me, I know”

In need of answers

You know, a lot of times, when we are experiencing life altering situations or difficulty, our first instinct is to question why. Usually, tears, anger, and resentment follows. We can’t understand how a God who proclaims to love us, and is able to do everything exceedingly and abundantly more than we could have ever hopedContinue reading “In need of answers”

Decayed ambition

On the inside, you’re slowly dying. The talent, knowledge, skills and innovative ideas you possess, are badly decomposing. What’s crazy is that, you’re not trying to do anything to save yourself. You used to be so driven and ambitious, but even that’s decayed. What’s wrong with you? “Don’t you want to live?”….. I used toContinue reading “Decayed ambition”