Growing up in the inner city of Ypsilanti, MI there was something about finding friends in the neighborhood. I can remember moving to a new neighborhood, getting on a bike, riding down the street anxious to see what kids were on my block. This is how I've found many of my friends that I call … Continue reading Brotherhood
Majority of minorities/people of color have been taught since a young age to suppress feelings, to fight through, to not talk about struggles and trauma which has led to many turning to substances, drinking, sex, money, etc… For many of us who grew up in the hood/lower economic areas we didn’t have resources nor the … Continue reading Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness
I believe the gifts God has given us is exactly what we need. What happens when we look outward first at others is we begin to walk away from the full potential of our God given gifts. Looking outward at the gifts of others will place you and I on an island of comparison. An … Continue reading Desire the Greater Gifts!
Hey everyone! I recently had the chance to write for Rooted Ministry. I hope you enjoy this conversation! At Rooted, we’ve started asking ourselves an important question: How can we equip parents and other leaders of youth to help their teens foster authentic interracial relationships, as part of God’s design for his kingdom? What follows is … Continue reading Growing a Multiethnic Ministry: Conversation with J. Scott Samarco
There I am. Breathing too hard to understand Eyes paling Loud thunder above Mind renting space to the surrounding forces Here I am. The ground shakes… Body broken from the journey The soul feels… My voice reveals There He is. Joshua… Joshua… The voice whispers as the trees blow ‘Be strong and courageous’ There is … Continue reading In the Middle of the Fortress