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Dwayne's World

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 numbers...
How you see yourself has a much greater impact than how others see you. What you see morphs into who you are. I recall not wanting to attend my 10th year high school reunion because I felt, at the time, that I was a failure. You see, most of my friends went away to college and...
Everybody's got a story to tell. Everyone's facing their own battles. The key is for you to TELL your story. You would be surprised how something you are or have gone through is similar to someone else's. Suffering in silence rarely results in resolution. But just the...
Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but if you really think about it, many of us could benefit from this advice. Sometimes we get SO busy that time just flies by. That's not necessarily a bad thing in general, but when you look at it in the scheme of things, it also means that...