I’ve had the privilege to travel to many different places since that first cruise both domestically and internationally. I actually received a prophetic word about it. A woman who I esteem said she saw me on airplanes. I was skeptical because at the time, I was knee-deep in grief and did not see myself willy-nilly vacationing. But that was exactly what happened and ended up being a vital part of my healing.
Education was the ticket for me and it grieves my heart that our system is set up to advance only those who are privileged enough to pay for it.
Even in, quote on quote “public schools”, there is still a fee.
The only ones who could attend, were the ones whose parents had the money to pay the rent, oh excuse me, the mortgage, to live in those districts.
But what about those who value education enough to apply themselves? What about those of us who work hard and love learning and will do what it takes to get to the top?
Even if we have a starting point that is further behind our peers.
Have you been there? Have you had an issue that you have been dealing with, but have not gone to God about it? Have you felt like, He has more major things to worry about in the world like this world wide pandemic, or other world affairs? The thing is, in my journey, I have numerous testimonies of God showing up for me, even in the smallest things. My friends do too! He has shown us time and time again that He is, “Intimately acquainted with all our ways” (Psalm 139:3) and that, “He cares for us” (1 Peter 5:7).
I remember the time I was stirred from my sleep by the sound and sight of a young Black man being chased by a mob of white male students while being called the N-word, and the entire year when bricks were thrown through Black students’ apartment windows. There’s even the time when a brick was thrown through the window when I was working as a crisis hotline counselor because I would not support KKK propaganda while taking a hotline call. I lived in fear as a student there.
Some of my friends have kids who are starting college this fall. That in and of itself is crazy to me. How did I get old enough to have friends with adult children??? One friend’s kid posted a pic of her dorm room on social media and it took me back. Even as I reminisced… Continue reading The Fourth Generation
To kick off the release of my book “How To Overcome Heartbreak” you will be hearing from various guests on how they overcame their individual life challenges! The following is an interview by Overcomer, Hope Gallon: Bio Name: Hope Gallón Age: 32 Occupation: Counselor Hobbies/Interests: movies, travel, eating, fellowship, reading, music One thing you want… Continue reading How To Be An Overcomer, Hope Gallon
I never dreamt I’d be single this long. In fact, I was engaged with the intention of being married by the tender age of 22. Now I’m 30. I’ve had a good run at the single life. I’ve discovered there is really more to life than having a relationship (who would have thought?). I wouldn’t… Continue reading When Being Single Teaches You How Amazing You Are
This weekend I attended a doctoral graduation ceremony out of state. The car ride was 6 hours long and my mom and I faced an additional 1 1/2 hour delay due to a four-car accident. Rumor had it there was a semi involved. Even though I didn’t see the accident I know it had to… Continue reading Friendship: Betrayal, Forgiveness & Reconciliation