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Felt cool, but I was mad warm. Furthermore, my faith has been challenged. Never have I had to check my heart and understanding of what I knew as truth then I’ve had to now. Meeting and engaging with so many different viewpoints with my understanding of God’s word and person has been a tough test. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My issues with timing could’ve been killer. I’ve yet to gain mastery over this beast and I know it can and might catch up to me if I don’t right the ship soon. This ONE pray for a G. Lol, it didn’t kill me this semester but probably should’ve, and my cohort made sure I knew it. Jerks they were. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think I may have some form of body dysmorphia amongst other “perceived” health problems. Given my diet and fitness level have suffered this semester, I realize that I haven’t really been satisfied with how my body looks and feels since my teen years. But the reality is, I actually “look good?” I just haven’t felt it in a while. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve become a little more cynical I think, maybe more apathetic or desensitized. As a journalist, I’m supposed to work through disasters and injustices and get my job done. I’ve kind had to soak in all the crap going on in our country and the world, and have an opinion about things that I’d rather not. Also, I’m just generally more cranky because of my sleep life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sharing ‘lowlights’ are cool because no one “asks” for them. No one else “needs them.” But they’re so much more common then the highlights we post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the end of this, there’s three things you ought to know: 1 ) IG ain’t paying me...yet. 2 ) God’s real good to me, and to you, and 3 ) these lows are apart of a beautifully woven story, and I love how He’s writing it. Wouldn’t change a thing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, time to hibernate.
Felt cold, I’ll warm up later. (Brrr ) ❄️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Semester 1 in grad school done. Lesgedit. But I’m sorry, I didn’t do it. Made the commitment to take more pictures and I didn’t follow through. That’s not the only thing I didn’t follow through with, but alas, we here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The semester was great, mad challenging but filled with an adventure and realization that I can and will do this. So I’m thanking God for the start, the journey and the end. Also grateful for the other folk in this race with me: family, friends and the amazing amulet crazy peeps in my cohort. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But ‘lowlights’ is why I’m here. Wanted to try out this new feature/filter on the gram, where we talk lows instead of the highs. How fitting that this flick accidentally accentuates that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, as a share a few of my ‘lows’ I’ve had in these last couple of months, feel free to read and laugh at and with me, feel the need to pray for me (lol i needs it ) and feel the need to take me out for a meal — however, please don’t feel obligated to need to encourage or exhort. I’m trying out this new “filter” because IG paid me to. I’m sharing them because I know I could be better and have everything available and accessible to be better. So ‘lowlights’: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Boy I struggled. Getting readjusted with school and the mentality for an institute like UMD was an ongoing struggle throughout the semester. My diet caved. My blood pressure was on games. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I squandered a bit of consistency with my walk. At least in terms of persistence in prayer and the word, I struggled to find consistent effort. I was always reassured of His goodness and mercy, but man it was hard to stand. I tried to maintain standards and morals, and think I did for the most part, but self-control had been a wild trip. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Continued in next post )
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When I got @chrisbroussard68 off the sticks real quick. So grateful for this opportunity and the confidence it’s given me since. It’s guys like Chris that have inspired and given hope on this journey as a black journalist and man of faith working in this space. Can’t wait until we’re doing this for real. Thanks for letting me get this dub. #nabj #nabj19
Can I interest you in learning...forex? Throwback to @nabjofficial 2019 Update: I’m still alive, but when peeps ask “how are you” or “how’s school?” I’ve been responding, “I’m not dead yet.” I oughta speak more life. Do more life. And dance more. I’m crushing it...I think? JK btw, I don’t even know what this ‘forex’ stuff is. 🤦🏾♂️
Oh, I did a thing: I’s a Terp. #gradterps I had no intention of returning back to school, but God opened a wide door and I kept falling into it. I remember praying one morning in February, “God, I don’t know what’s next. But You do. Give me some direction, a sign.” A few moments later, I find an email from an Assistant Dean inquiring whether or not I wanted to finish the grad school application process, which I had started and quit in November. I talked to him and was convinced this could be a viable move. In brevity, over the course of the next few weeks and months, I gained access (y’all know I love that word ); I was welcomed with open arms, I met legends in my field, and eventually gained the courage to finish the application. Ya boy got accepted, b (more on this later ). Many months later, I found myself on a seemingly fruitless search for a Graduate Assistantship (GA ) and had no success. Until this very last week. I had two GA interviews and a GA offer from my college. Isn’t He faithful? Isn’t He loving? Isn’t He on time? Isn’t He God? So now, this guy’s ending his first week of grad school with a GA in his department. Following the heck out of his dreams and not taking no for an answer. We changing the world and killing the game. Join me. Oh, and keep a G prayed up them. They be wylin with they grades here.
Rising Son // Jummy // I was stuck: caught in between what look to bring to the shoot. Serious model look? Or casual and goofy? I face this question almost daily, as I determine how to tackle each day. Do I present myself as a workaholic, shunning fun and rest? OR, do I relax, take it slowly, and laugh? I find my answer, and who I truly am, somewhere in between that. I’m learning to pick my spots, know what to bring to the table, and know when to bring it. I’m learning to be all things to all men. But most importantly, I’m learning to be a son through it all. Check out the other Rising Sons at rzgson.com #rising #son #garments #tshirts #tshirtdesigner #christian #business #womanofGod #designer #compassion #model #thoughts #freedom #sale #ministry #dmv #la #bellacanvas #silverspring #downtown #its #Friday #silverspringmetro #july #romans819 #jesuschrist
To my grinders, game changers, and Rising Sons, we’re in your feed to bring in July with the right kind of bang💥💥Today marks the two year anniversary of RZGSON and tonight we want to celebrate with a giveaway. Look out for the link tonight but for now tag 5 friends when you comment on this video. 📸🎥 @tmtcphotovideo #rising #son #garments #tshirts #tshirtdesigner #christian #business #womanofGod #designer #compassion #fashion #calling #ministry #dmv #la #bellacanvas #squad #silverspring #downtown #silverspringmetro #summer #rise #july #it #drops #romans819 #jesus
On this edition of caption that has nothing to do with the flick. A bar: If you’re covered by the blood, Throw your C’s up Cause what precedes that is the name of Jesus Yeah He my OG The King of Glory Congrats @moeediggga on such a wonderful podcast. Excited for the more. Excited for the feature. Excited for the yeaaa.
SPOILER ALERT: I’ve never watched a single minute of Game of Thrones, so yes this is click bait. Did it work? Check this post out on what we have as sons and daughters of Our Father. The Night King was defeated long long ago and we got the keys back. Share your thoughts and comments down below. Thanks fam! Link in Bio.
Hey fam! Life update: I’m ghosting you! JK, but as I said before, I’ll be stepping off the gram for some time. However, even though I haven’t released anything recently, I do plan on releasing much blogging content over Medium. I should be scheduling IG posts to help keep you up to date; but I need your help. 1 ) It’d be a great help if you followed my Medium Page to receive notifications whenever I post something new. 2 ) If you see something, read it, and like it — share it and post it! 🧐😬 This will help spread the word and get more friends hip to the good reads. Please don’t hesitate to run me any questions you might have. I’m more than appreciative of all your help. Thank you familia!
Happy New Year friends and fam! 2018 was a great year and I know 2019 is going to be way better. I started writing for myself again at the end of last year and I’ve shared that journey with you all. I want to continue doing that and I will by the grace of God. I’m excited for the triumphs, testimonies, shortcomings, and moments I get to share with you this year. But alas, I have a dilemma: it’s a goal for me, like in every other year, to lessen my social media involvement while finding someway to engage with people. I’m sure I’ll have seasons and periods where I go awol often, as well as times where I can’t stay off the Gram. I’m gonna master this IJN. But one way that may help me in terms of limiting my Social Media-ing is having friends who help push for you. I’ll be dropping content through Medium and eventually my own website throughout the year, and would love for you to stay apart of it by subscribing. By doing this, you’d be notified of whenever I released some new content and are able to help me share any content posted that you like. You know “it takes a village...” I don’t know how to do these things well, but I’m asking for help 😅. If you’re in tune with what I’m writing, and want to continue being in tune regardless of my social media involvement, do subscribe. You can go further by sharing my links as well. With that being said, link in the Bio takes you to my medium profile. Check out any of last year’s post you haven’t gotten to check out yet. And don’t forget to subscribe! Thank you and God bless!
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The Light Rangers. (Clearly throwing up our church set backwards. ) Join us on October 14th for Light City’s Launch Celebration! Link in @wearelightcity bio!!! See you there!
“If it’s too good to be true, let it be God.” 1272 #akinluvstory
This has been some of the most joyful days of my life these last couple of weeks leading upto this moment. Two friends I hold extremely dare to my heart said “I Do,” and I can’t stop smiling. . I don’t know too many people who appreciate the beauty and intricate value of words like I do. Lu is one of them. Her contagious smile and cheerleader attitude is true to who she is and I’ve become better for it. . Sam’s a brother who I’d give the world for, but he’d probably beat me to it. You’ve been such a rock in my life as a friend and brother. I’ve learned integrity and service through your humility and willingness to provide. I couldn’t list the times you died to yourself for the sake of me or another. You’ve been a beautiful example of Christ. Thank you brother. . I feel like I truly have the joy of the friend of the bridegroom and it feels amazing. The great thing about you too coming together is that, y’all already do a darn good job of resembling Jesus. I’m praying for an increased revelation of how to love like Him in creative and simple ways. . Thanks for setting an example. I love you guys—congrats! @xluade @_samueliii_ !!! Oh and happy birthday guys! . #AkinLuvStory
Hey! Just dropped a new JUMTV. Episode on IGTV! Do me a big favor and check it out, I’m sure it’ll bless you or spark something within you. If you like it, give me a like, a comment, and/or a share (tell your friends about the goods y’know!, I’d really appreciate it. If you don’t like it, let me know too! Thanks!!!
❤️ I’ve seen so many of my close friends battle with sickle cell and it gets me so angry. I’ve seen the most beautiful and cheerful souls be hampered by it, causing pain and a lack of strength and energy. Sickle Cell sucks and I’ve never wanted to square up with a disease like I’ve wanted to wreck this one. But I’m so grateful for this day. I’m grateful because all my friends who’ve battled this have won and continue to win. They continue to conquer it when it rears it’s head. Soon and I hope real soon—this won’t be an issue. I already know it’s not in Heaven. Here’s a shout out to you beautiful and strong souls who’ve battled this and won or are still fighting. ❤️