Monday, July 11, 2011

The Humanitarian

Today I had the honor and privilege of seeing a great man (Howard L. Johnson) eulogized and laid to rest.
Howard transitioned from this earthly life to eternity on July 6, 2011 after a lengthy illness; he was only 45 years of age.
Like myself, Howard spent many years residing away from family and friends.  While living in other parts of  the state, this man opened and operated housing for the less fortunate.
With the Understanding of the extent of his illness, Howard didn't quit his service to humanity until his last breath was taken.
To most of the family, he was just plain ole Howard, but to the less fortunate, he's their hero.
A great person does extraordinary things without boasting or fanfare - Howard was that person.
As a friend and family member, this man will be missed by me, but I'll always remember him as a fighter, innovator, and a humanitarian.
Truly, this was a GREAT man !!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Don't Quit

The year of 2011 have come upon me so fast that I've hardly had time to accomplish goals established in 2010.
The goal of enrolling in college this year has been met with every obstacle (money, schedule, etc.) imaginable, but I refuse to quit or surrender my thought-life towards negativism.
I've adopted the attitude of a man named Paul in the Holy Bible who were troubled on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair.
As a child of God through Jesus Christ, I trust my Lord that I shall accomplish my purpose before departing this life as I know it.
My purpose is to touch the young people who's headed on a path of destruction; to encourage the one who's already incarcerated to get in touch with themselves and make better choices; and to encourage the families whom are struggling with members that's on drugs or making unwise decisions.
To all the above (young people, prisoners, parents), I say " continue to strive for the positive goals set before you. Don't commit One Thoughtless Act."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


In today's world, reaching out to help others are slowly becoming nonexistent.  There are so many concerns for our own desires and wants that we shy away from our duty to help those whom are in need.

As a follower of Christ, I am instructed to help, love, and serve my fellowman with joy.

It is my duty to aid my brother even if it means surrending my own life, because Jesus said : " Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Let us follow our Savior's commandment to help those in need today.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What Would You Say ?

What would you say to :
  • A teenager headed down the wrong path in life ?
  • A parent who's about to give up on his/her child ?
  • An adult who's made the wrong choices in life?
My first sentence would be : " Everything will be okay. We'll get through this crisis together".  Listening and sharing one another's buedens are one of the requirements to helping those in need.

Starting now, let us reassure and encourage our friends and the discouraged with the right words to say.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Most of us take for granted our freedom to move about without hinderances and boundaries affecting us.  We make plans without considering or consulting others.

After 28 years of incarceration, I don't take anything ( including freedom) for granted anymore.  Having been confined to a restricted area for months and years at a time, I now enjoy the liberty of just going to the neighborhood store.

Being able to function (move about) with liberality causes me offer up praises to GOD for this most cherished (freedom) gift !!

My friends, be thankful and never give up your freedom by committing ONE THOUGHTLESS ACT !!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Choose you this day

As I awakened on the anniversary of the crime I committed 30 years ago which also coincided with my birthday, I felt a wave of sadness when remembering the pain caused by my decision to rob a store owner.

While wallowing in the fact that so many lives were altered by my actions, I heard my inner voice saying, "choose you this day the path you will travel."  I could live in the past or continue to help, encourage, and direct those in similiar situations towards a path of righteousness and a brighter tomorrow.

My choice is to build a brighter tomorrow- what's yours?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Going Somewhere

 Although the new year haven't began as I envisioned, I know that I'm going in a positive direction.  All of the missteps of 2010 are behind ( I refuse to look back ).
 I'm looking forward to building upon the basic spiritual principles we all need : LOVE, MERCY, and JUSTICE.
 Yes, I am going somewhere...