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Apr 17, 2014 / 327,444 notes
This scripture, God’s presence and the prayers and encouragement of my family, friends, girlfriend and teammates got me through this meet. God is good.
Apr 13, 2014 / 1 note

This scripture, God’s presence and the prayers and encouragement of my family, friends, girlfriend and teammates got me through this meet. God is good.

Apr 11, 2014 / 4 notes

Fam-Bam

I could use some prayer. Some of you may have seen the posts I’ve been making over the past month and therefore know my injury progress. March 1st was my last time that I competed in a track meet. I’ve had some ups and downs, but through patience and God’s healing and grace to help me trust in Him, I have endured this season of my first real sports injury. 

Tomorrow, Lord willing, I’ll be stepping back on the track for my first meet since March 1st. I feel hungry, like I really want to go hard and leave it all on the track. But I need God’s protection, covering and peace to connect with my hard work to give me grace and success in my efforts tomorrow. 

Thanks fam-bam.

I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.
C.S. Lewis (via rainydaysandblankets)

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Apr 9, 2014 / 7,910 notes
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Apr 6, 2014 / 2 notes

Countdown to a New Decade- Day 7 (Girlfriend)

Seeing how these themes seemed to have progressed chronologically, it’s interesting how they all relate to this last topic, my girlfriend. I will say though, these seven blessings I’ve been reflecting on are not the only blessings in my life. They are just the ones that stood out as broad representations of other significant blessings. For example, for this last topic, I see how my family and friends have played a part in the healing processes of my life, by aiding me with music, deliverance and/or patience. And ALL of the aforementioned have played part(s) in making me the man I am today - the man that God called and qualified to know Him and to be a good man for one of His princesses. He equipped me to serve Him, and although I fail at times, He has been faithful to help me to get where I need to be. The strength and grace that God has given me to be obedient, I believe, have been honored by Him to give me the woman that I have today. The Lord blesses obedience and curses disobedience (Deut. 28).
Lord knows my heart and how I had no intentions on being in a relationship right now. He also knows that I don’t deserve His grace or such a blessing as Lauren (laurynheart15) anyway. But, thats the beautiful thing about His love, He showed it LONG BEFORE we were even born to give Him reasons for Him to not show His love. I don’t know what all He has in store for us, but I’m glad and grateful that our feelings are in His hands and that we let Him play matchmaker and Simon Says within our relationship. I just wanna keep my focus on Him first, and enjoy this ride with the lovely and weird woman on my side. 
*Psalm 37:3-4 says, “Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”
Apr 5, 2014 / 1 note

Countdown to a New Decade- Day 6 (Patience)

Lord knows I’m thankful for patience. Hallelujah. Patience can be one of the most fruit-bearing and beneficial personality traits to have, yet one of the hardest and most challenging trait to personify. I can look back over my two decades of life and see how my lack of patience has been a curse. Waited too long to study for that exam so now you have to cram the night before…sucks huh? Couldn’t wait to be obedient to my parent’s rules of waiting until I was 16 to date and then ended up being more disobedient and getting in trouble…I was stupid.

But I can also see how patience has been a blessing. Not being in a rush to leave my parent’s house after graduating high school has played a HUGE roll in my getting through my college career with no student loans…cha-freaking-ching. My patience to humbly wait for what He has in store for my romance life has been a blessing. Crazy thing is that this patience has not been by my own merits. Just because I’m patient, doesn’t mean I don’t get impatient. In those hasty moments where I’m weak, I need to pray for His strength and endurance to hold on.

*Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Apr 5, 2014 / 1,931 notes
Carol and Tyreese - Season 4 (requested by atoizzard)

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Apr 5, 2014

Countdown to a New Decade- Day 5 (Deliverance)

I feel like deliverance may just be one of those spiritual experiences that you know of, but don’t quite understand UNLESS you experience it, feel me? I’m thankful for deliverance because I’ve been delivered. I was only delivered by my encounter with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. In that moment when I not only believed in God, but I actually walked in that faith and sought Him with my whole heart, I met Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He baptized me with the Holy Spirit and cleansed me of my filth, and set me free from my sins. He delivered me from the lustful cravings and addictions in my heart. I’m not trying to boast in myself; heck, masturbation and pornography are two shameful sins that most people keep quiet about. However, God has been building up my boldness and humility to speak on these weaknesses because these are the areas that His strength was revealed.

2 Corinthians 12:10 says, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Apr 5, 2014 / 4 notes

Countdown to a New Decade- Day 4 (Music)

Music
-Music has gotten me in trouble and made me feel amazing in my life. I remember back in 5th grade when I would vibe to 50 Cent’s “21 Questions.” That was cool, but as 50 started coming out with “In Da Club” and stuff, my dad told me to stop listening to him. Then 8th grade hit and I started listening to Lil Wayne heavy. I probably knew every lyric off of The Drought is Over 4 and The Drought 3. Illegal downloading was intense with Limewire. In 9th grade, I first started rapping by the name K~Leen with my big broskie Te, fka J~Rok, bka Guap Deleon. We tried to record a track with his slider-phone and the instrumental playing off a cd in our Xbox. Then I hit 10th grade where M.O.S was born; we weren’t a gang but we had hand signs. In 11th grade I practically freestyled everyday with T3, Kool Smiles Ishmael, Tybo, F-350, Lil Weekes, B.Jeff and others. Who knew that that crazy, innocent fun would have led to God calling me to make music for His glory?

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you hope and a future.’”

Apr 5, 2014 / 60,276 notes

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This dog is not allowed on the bed. So his human installed a camera to check what happens when the dog stays home alone. The results are hilarious.

My favourite part of this whole video is the cat. It’s like “oh my god you fucking moron.”

Omfg

I WANT A DOG SO BAD

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Apr 5, 2014 / 1 note

Countdown to a New Decade- Day 3 (Healing)

So I failed to keep consistent with these posts during my birthday week. But even though today is my birthday, nonetheless, I still want to do it, so I’ll just post the 5 days that I missed at different moments throughout the day.


When I was 4 years old, I remember waking up one morning and struggling to get out of bed because I couldn’t walk. I could not feel my legs. At such a young age, it kinda freaked me out; but I wasn’t totally scared because I didn’t know what paralysis was or anything like that. I called out to my mom downstairs to tell her I couldn’t walk, but she thought that I was playing. As I started sliding on my butt to get downstairs, she realized that I was serious.

I’m walking now. The doctors said that my CK levels were very low and that it was probably due to too much stress on my legs. But what’s amazing is that the 24 hours prior to that day, 16 years ago, could have been the last time that I walked, ran or jumped. But God was gracious enough to bless me with healing, relief, talent and opportunity to play sports and to even be able to run track in college.

I’ve been thinking of this kind’ve frequently lately. You know the saying, “You never know what you’ve got til it’s gone.” Well for one day, I lost the ability to walk at too young of an age to have known what was going on. But in hindsight, I see how God was working in that moment and it motivates me to give Him my all. Even if the healing isn’t totally there, His grace and mercy still are.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you hope and a future.’”

Apr 4, 2014 / 1 note

by Will Reagan
Doesn’t sound like a typical worship song, but this is awesome.

Apr 2, 2014 / 3 notes

Countdown to a New Decade- Day 2

So I’m half an hour late on the 2nd post in this countdown to my 20th birthday. If you missed the first post, I encourage you to check it out. I’m trying to reflect on a special blessing that God has put into my life over the past 19 years. Yesterday, I looked at family. Today, the topic is FRIENDSHIP.

-In these 19 years of my life, I am blessed to say that I have friends. I can also say that at times, I did not feel so blessed because the friends that I had were not in my physical presence. I had a difficult social life as an Army brat, I’m sure many can relate. For me, it wasn’t too challenging to make friends, but although Chris Brown probably sang this in reference to intimate relationships, “There’s never a right time to say goodbye.” Yes, I just used a Chris Brown reference, get over it.

In all seriousness, I can honestly say that within the past two years, God has surely introduced Himself as THE Best Friend in my life; He is listening when no one else is, He comforts me and He provides for me. And the more that I see His love as my Father and Friend, the more I see that just because my friends may not have been near me, it doesn’t mean that they weren’t great friends or that I wasn’t blessed by the friendship. So I’m grateful to my close friends and even those who have become distant, all of you have helped me to become the young man that I am today. I encourage you guys to take a look at your friendships and be grateful.