13 March 2019
I am an artist. I draw pictures. I design graphics. I write books, poems, prose, sermons, stories, prayers and the occasional letter. I compose music with piano and guitar. I pen lyrics. I craft websites. I cook dishes from traditional to eclectic. I create bowties. I co-founded a business. I sprint through the wind of social media. I care about my health. I talk to teens about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I speak publicly and sometimes privately. I fend off nightmares. I burn negative thoughts. I delete painful past experiences. I trust God when logic tells me not to do so. I live extraordinarily even if it’s in my own mind as I sip a tall red-eye from Starbucks. I love Starbucks.
I cultivated and released my talents as a marketing executive for Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, BP Oil, Cumulus Broadcasting and NRG. I am a member of the incredible Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated as well as The Recording Academy (GRAMMYS).
On September 14, 1995 I was called by God to preach the Gospel. On December 22, 2013 I answered that call and ended the spritual marathon the eventually led me back to Him. On January 26, 2014 I preached my first sermon.
This blog is not a deviation from the ministerial musings; but rather an alternate dimension that has built up so much emotional and spiritual pressure that it had to be relieved onto the digital canvas of where you are currently reading. This space is not for reflecting on business best practices or intellectual prowess. It’s not to encourage nor expound feelings misaligned from my spiritual walk.
Just like me, this is just “different.” Despite all I’ve been blessed to do, I am still miles away from accurately expressing who I am.
No person on earth, no imp from hell, no circumstance of life, no physio- or psychological battle will be able to withstand your faith.