Celebrating Love

Today I decided to celebrate my students that are in relationships. Celebrate love and their anniversaries. Being in a relationship in high school is not easy.. I wanted the couples to know they have support.. also celebrating my crew #mylunchtimecrew #theeoutsiders

Graduation Day is finally Here 831vsEverybody

Nothing more dangerous to society than an educated Black man. Words cannot describe how excited I am today. Soaking it all in. All the glory belongs to God. Salinas we ain’t done yet.. 4 degrees completed✅PhD here I come🎓

Special Guest On the Drippy Faucet Show

I feel so honored and blessed to have the opportunity to share my story on the @drippy_jflow show. I was able to talk about my hometown Salinas, my students and classroom Pedagogies, spiritual journey with God, past relationships, struggles, words of encouragement.. and what’s next for Deonte’. I told him to ask me anything. I…

I’m Finally Graduating with my Masters!

Tried committing suicide 3 times, GOD said not so.. he said I’m raising you up to be an 1. Accomplished Author 2. Teacher 3. Empowerment coach 4. Trauma/PTSD advocate for underprivileged Black and Latino communities. 5. AND an encourager/connector so people feel less alone by my transparency. Do it for GOD, and not the applause🙏🏽…

Stop looking for validation in other people on social media

This letter is to encourage everyone out there today. Hundreds of people every year kill themselves over mean comments people write about them on social media. Social media can be a beautiful place but it can always be a cruel place. My students sometimes come up to me and cry while I’m at my desk…

My Friend Called Crying

One of my friends called me and said that he’s struggling in sin and that he feels so far away from God. I reminded him that our relationship with God is not based on feeling and he knows that you’re trying. Don’t beat yourself up because God has forgiven you, just keep praying.

It’s officially My Birthday

It’s officially my birthday feb 28, 1992 2pm.. i thank God for allowing me to be alive, healthy and in my right mind. I am 27 years old and each year is a blessing. It’s a privilege to get older. If you see me around Los Angeles and you see me with my hands in…

Spoke About Race and Racism

Living out my dreams everyday. I had the honor to be able to present my curriculum Race and Racism and how to incorporate discussions in a classroom space at California State University Fullerton. I met so many inspiring advocates in Los Angeles, Ca and Oakland. Thank you all for purchasing my book and supporting the…

Valentine’s Day Makes Me Sad

You have too much to live for and be thankful for to be sad on Valentine’s Day. God has blessed you tremendously you should be ashamed complaining about how single you are.. ungrateful. What God has for you it’s for you and right now you’re not meant to be in a relationship.

An Open Letter to Anxiety

Dear Anxiety, You had me waking up in the middle of the night. I felt tired and burned out. My eye lids were tired but I couldn’t catch a break because everything that I had to complete in the future had my mind racing. I began to question everything. I began to question how all…

Student Field Trip

A couple of educators and I took our students on a college tour so they can see life outside of their neighborhoods. We had so much fun. They are the future presidents, lawyers, doctors, performers, athletes the list goes on and on. My Black and Latino students have big doors ahead of them. God is…

Walking Away.. self connection

if you want to look at encouraging, connectable, spiritual, moving on powerful quotes as your wallpaper everyday on your phone here you go.. I will be releasing four new backgrounds ones once a week❤️ #week2

Phone Wallpapers Made By Me

if you want to look at encouraging, connectable, spiritual, moving on powerful quotes as your wallpaper everyday on your phone here you go.. I will be releasing four new backgrounds ones once a week.

I’m Still In Shock

I still can’t believe God blessed me with my own book.. I was in a dark space in my life because my dad almost died and had a stroke so I used all the strength that he gave me to pour my heart in this.. so many emails daily about how my book touched lives….

Five things to Leave in 2018

1. People that spiritually, mentally and physically drain me. 2. Overthinking my gut feelings. 3. Allowing toxic people back into my life. 4. Not forgiving myself and beating myself up over mistakes. 5. Not being there for myself.

Matching Christmas Pajamas

last year my dad had a stroke and we weren’t able to celebrate the holidays together.. this year he’s alive and getting better, back home. The blood of Jesus covered him. I’m forever grateful.. this Christmas is special. This year has a deeper meaning for us as a family. My Brother and I Christmas Morning

One More Semester Left

1 more semester until we graduate with our Masters in Education. PhD here we come call me Dr. Towner

When there is Nothing Left to Give

Can’t force anyone to love you or be there for you.. no matter how many times you were there for them.. the heart wants what the heart wants and if their heart doesn’t want you it’s easy for them to look over all the things you’ve done for them.. @deontetowner

Thanks for all the love in my Inbox

Being able to wake up in the morning to encouraging messages in my inbox is a blessing.. when you put out positive energy into the world it returns back.. all the LOVE. Glory be to God.

Other Social Media Platforms

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The Devil Cannot Stand to See You Happy

When things are going good in your life the devil will always try to find a way to come in. He doesn’t like to see Gods people happy. He comes at us strategically trying to distract us. The devil is wondering, “How can I cause them to become broken hearted, how can I cause them…

Sandra Cisneros Purchased My Book #Disbelief #Shocked

I am in my room crying right now.. some of you may know that my favorite author Sandra Cisneros she is a Chicana feminist Mexican American author. I’ve been reading her books since I was a little kid. She is a best selling author and while I’m scrolling through Instagram I see her post stating…

The Pain in my Eyes

Sorry y’all.. I didn’t mean to get all deep but the more encounters I have with people in life it’s evident that we live in a world full of hurt souls.. We all collectively gotta love more to warm this cold world. Forget all the differences we have and come together because the colder this…

I Was A Special Guest On the Steve Harvey Show

All I can say is thank you Jesus. Today I was a special guest on the Steve Harvey show. In his new season he is recognizing real life people. Most of you don’t know but I spend a lot of my money on my students education. This year I wrote a book and 100% of…

Loving People Regardless of their Beliefs

Running this race for Christ isn’t easy. We meet people from all different walks of life. We meet people that have the same beliefs as us and others on the opposite spectrum. Our goal on this earth should be to build the kingdom up and to minister to others about who God is so that…

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…