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…

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….

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.

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…

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…