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Dwayne's World

In most cases we love it. I remember owning my first car. I loved when I owned my first piece of property. Heck I even remember when I owned my first suit! But why is it people have such difficulty owning up to things they’ve said or done? Heck we all make mistakes and we’ve all...
Malcolm X once said, “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” I think this is SO true. But the sad thing is often people (who don’t know the full story) mistake your standing for something as “having a bad attitude”, or “being bitter”. Those who REALLY know...
Have you ever dealt with someone who was an “expert” in a particular field or function. However, you looked for them to transfer some of that knowledge to you, yet they were unable to properly communicate what was needed. How did you feel? Did you feel frustrated? Did you...
No matter how many years you live, life is short. We often spend too much time worrying about the wrong things....sometimes things that are totally out of our control. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating ignoring things that concern you. What I'm saying is if something...
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...
Pride. It can be a beautiful thing. It can keep you focused on goals and it can help you achieve what once may have seemed unachievable. But just like ice cream, cookies and cake, having too much can be bad for you. (Ok, can you tell I have a sweet tooth?) St. Augustine said it...
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 position where we have to...
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 numbers on your tax return, or...