Tag: Transitions

CupCake

Happy First Anniversary Ministerial Life

A year ago, I was a newly-unemployed, underfunded doctoral student and minister with a bit of a chip on my shoulder and some extra time on my hands.  In my attempt to survive with no real income, I made the decision to start two businesses: Steps Toward Change Research Group and Ministerial Life. While Steps Toward Change Research Group was… Read more →

LittleEyes

Little Eyes are Watching

A few months ago, I wrote a post called Little Ears are Listening about the day when I realized that my 13 year-old little cousin actually pays attention to the things I say–often with awkward consequences for me.  In the time that has passed since then, a few key events have occurred in his life. First, he got his first girlfriend.… Read more →

QuestionMark2

To Model or Not to Model: Part 2

Note: This is the second part of a 2-part series.  If you haven’t read part 1, click here. I was at the supermarket with my mother when I noticed a familiar phone number flashing on my cell phone’s screen.  It was my “nemesis” responding to my text.  Admittedly, I was surprised that he didn’t just text me back.  That’s what… Read more →

PunchingBag

Punching Bag

As a minister, I often find myself in situations where I have to listen to people vent about their problems.  For the most part, I don’t mind.  After all, my friends can attest to the fact that conversations with me often become venting sessions.  Still, I am beginning to notice that some people take venting too far. In my time… Read more →

Confused3

career indecisiveness

Every now and then, I start second-guessing myself about my career choices.  This is only natural because they have changed so much over the years.  I went to college with the intention of becoming a criminal lawyer in part because that was all I had ever seen on shows like Law & Order.  After a semester, my plans shifted when… Read more →

OldMan

Getting Old

Recently, I have been dealing with the fact that I am reaching the end of my youth.  It all started last week when I brought my mother to the supermarket.  The young Caucasian male cashier informed me that I resembled the rapper 2 Chainz.  I always thought of myself as the kind of person who stays current with music, but… Read more →