Are You Representing Christ at Work?

Dear blog family, I work in a high stress environment, so many teachers cannot handle working at low income schools. God has given me the strength, gift and the ability to handle every situation that comes my way. Every morning I pray over myself, the classroom, students and staff. Every time when someone walks into…

2018-2019 School Year Staff Picture

Dear blog family, I love being a high school teacher. Being a father figure to black and brown youth is a huge honor, blessing and responsibility from God. I am ready for the 2018-2019 school year at Locke high school in South Central Los Angeles. Please continue to keep our school in your prayers because…

I Am Not Happy With Who I Am. I Want To Be Someone Else…

Dear blog family, We live in a world where our news feed and timeline is constantly updating. We see Instagram models, are friends on vacation with their significant other, other families that look like they are having a way better time than us and people around the world making huge changes in their neighborhoods. If…

Church Camp ROCKED

We serve a great big God. This year I was honored and blessed to be one of the youth leaders at church camp. The church had a 3 day event in San Diego. Our youth got to stay in the dorms. We went to the beach, had service at night and also had an all…

My Students Graduated

My students graduated and the warriors won all this week. My week can’t get any better than this… #ProudTeacher

Teaching At THEE Toughest High School in California

According to California Educational Data I work at THEE toughest high school in California. It has been a blessed year by God. I have been enriched tremendously by the future black and brown leaders that are my students. Planning for the sports events, rallies and pumping students up for school activities have given my heart…

Is Life Hard Right Now?

God is bigger than anything that you are facing at this moment. Don’t allow earthly problems or situations cause you to lose focus on the bigger picture. God is moving behind the scenes and he is working it out even when you don’t feel like he’s moving fast enough. Continue to stay prayed up and…

God Is Moving On My Families Behalf

I can’t say it enough. I am so grateful and blessed for my dad to be back home. It’s been 7 months and he is finally back home. I bought my mom and sister food for an early Mother’s Day dinner since I have to be back in Los Angeles tomorrow. My brother is on…

My Father Had A Stroke 7 Months Ago (Update) HOME SWEET HOME

Dear blog family, I write this letter to you all in tears. My father is finally home from the rehab facility. God is moving like never before. I was planning on coming home for mothers day weekend and then while back home I was going to visit my father in the rehab facility. My mother…

I Believe In Everyone But Myself

I pray you quit overthink, replaying failed scenarios, feeding self doubt and seeing the good in everyone but yourself. You deserve more and I pray that God shows you the strength that you have inside. You are stronger than you think. You have more control over your life thank you think. I pray your days…

Being A Teacher Is the Lords Work

When educators go to college professors say, “As a teacher you are not your students friends or family. You are ONLY their teachers. You are only there to TEACH.” That is the biggest lie of all time. And that philosophy will make your teaching experience hell. When you work at a low income schools you…

A Teenage Boy was Searching for Answers in my Book

A teenage boy that was searching for answers about his own life experiences once asked me, “Who is the main character in your book..?” I simply replied with a silly smile on my face, “Who’s the first person you think about when you’re flipping through the pages of my book? That’s the main character.. years…

Just Breathe… And Stop Stressing Yourself Out

I am worried that life won’t turn out as planned.. What if everything fails? One thing I’m mastering everyday is to just breathe. There are so many people stuck in the hospital that wish they would’ve just enjoyed life but some tragic situation handicapped them for the rest of their lives and unfortunately some people…

I Tried Committing Suicide 3 Times

Your mind is telling you to Kill yourself.. you’re not good enough… no one loves you.. your life is meaningless.. you’re a failure.. You have no friends.. Nobody is going to miss you when you’re gone.. What you did is unforgivable and when everyone finds out what you did…you’re going to lose everything so you…

A Misunderstood Student Cries in My Class

Most of you know that I am a high school teacher. All the school districts in Los Angels either came back this week or last week from spring break. The school that I work for gave us two weeks off. During those two weeks I edited, finalized, published and began selling my new book called…

My New Book Has Made Top 200 on Amazon in 2 Days!

I am beyond excited. I give all the glory to God. My new book Pieces in the Dark: Turn The Light On was released on April 4th on Amazon. When I was looking through my messages Amazon sent me an alert and my book is Top 200 out of 23,738 books being sold right now…

My Father Had A Stroke (Update) 6 Months Later

Today I went to go visit my Father at the rehab center that he is residing in until he gets better. He has made so many improvements since the last time I saw him in December. 6 months ago my father had a stroke. The doctor said that he was going to die and if…

Sometimes I Don’t Feel God

You will experience times in your life when everything is going perfectly planned. Every job offer you wanted will be at your finger tips, that boy or girl that you dreamed about being with will come into your life, or maybe that prayer that you have been seeking from God has finally been answered. Those…