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Dwayne's World

Never let someone else's opinion of you define who you are. I recall growing up on the Westside in a one parent household. Being the only male (and the youngest) in a home full of women, many people wrote me off at a young age. I even recall when in high school hearing my then...
Have you ever received (or given) either of these pieces of advice to someone? If you're like me, you battle with the concept of both. The forgive part is indisputable....but should we or should we not forget what caused the need for forgiveness in the 1st place?? Some say...
Never judge a book by its cover These are two lessons that I lived today. A few weeks back, I found a young woman's Michael Kors wallet near my car. I looked inside and found her identification (as well as her debit card and other "valuables"). I took the item to her home and...
How strong is your faith? Too often when faced with extremely difficult situations, we sometimes lose focus and some even give up. We ask God why He had forsaken us. But the truth of the matter is He has never left us (although some of us have left Him). We are sometimes put in...
Do as I say, not as I do. I can because I'm grown, but you're not me. Ah.....gotta love double standards. Ever teach your kids that lying is bad, but then instruct them to tell someone on the phone that you're not home? Or preach the wrongs of stealing, but then fudge the...
How big is your footprint? No, I'm not asking what size shoe you wear. I'm asking about your footprint...the impact (good or bad, but preferably good) you've made in someone's life. Also, don't confuse a memory with a footprint. That delicious meal you had on Thanksgiving......
It’s been 26 years since you graced heaven with your beauty, but it STILL feels like yesterday. You may be gone, but you are NEVER forgotten! Andre is doing well and has a lovely bride that we all adore. I know you’re as proud of him as is the rest of the family. When you first...
We all keep our family and friends in our prayers. Heck that’s easy. But how many of us GENUINELY pray for our enemies or those we don’t care for. I’m trying to learn to let things go, but I must admit I can be a bit vindictive if I feel you’ve treated me unfairly (Hey….I keep...
Ever meet someone who, no matter what you accomplish, always has something "non-positive" to say? I'm sure we all know at least one. Hopefully YOU'RE not that person to someone else. :-) Why is that? Why do people want to rain on your parade? Is it out of spite? Hateration? Or...