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    Waddling in Weeds: My Life Changing Story

    “I know you don’t smoke weed, I know this, but I’m gonna get you high today, ’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got nothin’ to do.”-Smokey from Friday If you’re a 90s movie fan, I’m sure you remember the iconic line above. I know I did because in 2012 it was the EXACT line that played in my mind right before I inhaled my first joint. Thirty minutes later, I was in the cafe whispering my order to the food server perplexed because of the activity I’d just participated in. To make matters worst, “Love” by Kirk Franklin was the song of choice playing in…

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    What to Expect When You Say “YES” to God

    “So, how old do you think you’ll be when you fully settle down with God?” my friend Reggie asked. It was my junior year in college, we’d just finished another successful game night with friends and he decided to stay a little longer to help clean up. Pausing for a minute, I thought about his question and responded, “Hmmm, I don’t know maybe when I’m about 23.”  I figured because I was in college I needed to live a little and the Lord would understand.  Smiling at my response, we continued to chat about our future and what things would look like after college.  Once he left, I remember thinking…

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    The Come Up Season

    In 2014, one Sunday morning, my life changed forever. I was 21, single, heartbroken, and filled with daddy wounds.  Yet, I wanted to be free. I didn’t want to spend another minute carrying traumas, past hurt, and stale relationships. I wanted to heal and the ONLY way I knew I could do so was if I gave myself away. So, I stood up with tears strolling down my face and stumbled my way to the altar. It was there I surrendered my life back to Christ. Seven years later, I’m still pushing forward. But this time, Jesus Christ is leading the way. Now, I wish I could tell you this journey…