Don’t sit on the cactus

You are in control of what life hands you. –You may have not received the best news, but you don’t have to let the news define you. –Your life might be facing darkness, but darkness is powerless to the light–My prayer is that you would have the confidence to know that God can and will empower you… Read More

The day when I had to choose between God and the girl

I was aware of her traumatic childhood. I was also aware of how it had impacted her life. Her father was extremely abusive to her mother and to the family. In fact, she bore a small scar near her eye from a brick that her father had flung at her when she was little. Her experiences caused her to be abrasive in her interactions at times. She could be distrusting of people and it took a while to gain her trust. Read More

John Eli’s bookcase (Jan 2019 edition)

Something that sits high on my list of values is personal development, My favorite way to satisfy my desire to grow is by reading.
This month, I had the privilege of reading/listening to 13 different books. I thought I’d take a quick moment to give you a glance of my January reading list.
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It’s my blogiversary!!!

This morning started off like all other mornings. I was prepared to jump right into my regular morning ritual which involves coffee, my gratitude journal, bible reading, and prayer. As a habit, I make sure that each of these is complete before I dive into my daily dose of social media. However, today I drove… Read More

How I defeated bullies and what I learned from it.

“Hey John,” he said, “You get picked on a lot, at school, don’t you?” For a moment I paused. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to answer his question. If I chose to be honest, maybe he’d show some compassion. But in my fourteen years of living, I came to understand that compassion was not an adverb that was commonly used to describe teenage boys. If one existed, he would surely have to be placed on an endangered species list. Read More

When a washed-up-choir director gets a hold of an acapella app

Last year year, on MLK day, I spent a good part of the day playing with the Acapella Maker app.I thought I’d share with you what became of my shenanigans. Just a note: The video isn’t showing up on the WordPress app, it seems to only show up in a web browser on your phone… Read More

Mystery Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Dee/Sealed in Christ. Thanks, Dee! God is my inspiration. Check out her awesome blog by clicking HERE! Creator of the Mystery Blogger Award: Okoto Enigma What is the “Mystery Blogger Award”? “The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates;… Read More

Farm weeds, and what I learned from them

As a child, I had a hard time understanding why my dad would wake us up at the break of dawn. Nevertheless, his internal clock was equivalent to that of a rooster. Read More