Trust the Process

What is your purpose in life?

Can you envision yourself there?

How bad do you want that dream?

Are you willing to makesacrifices?

What are your short/long term goals?

What are you doing on a daily basis to get there?

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Pray WITHOUT ceasing

I’ve been very transparent about my struggles on here. I even admitted that my posting schedule has dropped significantly because of these struggles. Yesterday, I was talking with a mentee about love, life, and everything in between. God and the concept of prayer came up. While encouraging him through my weakest moments, something I told him resonated with me. Continue reading “Pray WITHOUT ceasing”

Hurricane Harvey & Contradictory Christianity

I’ve been hearing the same sentiments over and over. Online or in person, people have a bad taste in their mouths about Christianity. Why? Because the “Pastors are pimps. “Congregation is judgmental.” and “no one is Christ-like anymore”.

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A Complicated Relationship with Wale – Shine (Album Reflection)

Cinco de Mayo. The Fifth of May. A day of celebration of the Mexican military victory over the French in 1862. Wale originally choose May 5th to release his fifth album, Shine. However, it was released last week on April 28th to lackluster response. The question is why is this celebration moment falling flat?

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How Rapper’s that are Christian are Helping Me through 2016 and Beyond

I typically would have written another Friday Vibe on music that I have stumbled upon but I just couldn’t this week. I have listened to Joey Bada$$’s All-Amerikkkan Badass and Goldlink’s At What Cost and believe both are amazing projects, but this week I wanted to talk about how music is helping me through a change.

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Enjoy Yourself & Try Something New

Yesterday, I spoke about Singlehood and wanted to continue with that thought. I stressed about how being single shouldn’t be contrasted against anyone else. It should be about you. How do you start to enjoy the time to yourself? How do you find yourself? Were you ever really lost?

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More Life (Album Reflection)

For those wondering, the difference between an album REFLECTION and an album REVIEW deals with the content of the writing for my break down. Reflections typically will cover general thoughts about songs but more about the artist’s trajectory or feelings the album left me. Reviews typically will be song by song breakdowns. Now, “More tune for your headtops.”

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Friend to Yourself

As a moment of clarity, I’m mentally struggling right now. I’ve hit a wall all semester about self-worth, anxiety, motivation, depression, self-care, writer’s block, fear, and everything else. I’m blessed beyond belief to be at an amazing school like Chapel Hill in amazing programs, but I can’t help but feel lost, unprepared, and weak.

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War Room (Movie Reflection)

As a subtle but not so subtle transition, I spoke about all types of relationships except the one that is most important to me, God. All this week is inspired by my exploration of my relationship with God. I wasn’t able to see The Shack yet, so let’s talk about a surprise enjoyment, War Room instead.

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If I Knew Then… Pt. 3 (Relationships)

I remember when I was young being asked, if you had a magic book that would either tell you who you would marry or when/how you would die, would you want to know? Would it be worth it if you missed that person or know you had to patiently wait? Which would you choose?

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