If I Could: A Son’s Plea
A troubled teen is driven into a life of recklessness due to bad choices. You never know what someone is going through or the pain, even a teenager, hides behind a smile.
PEER PRESSURE is social pressure by members of one’s peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted.
BULLYING is a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
Peer pressure and bullying are leading factors that can cripple and mangle a future generation.
“Press On. Nothin in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
~ Attributed to Calvin Coolidge
A few months ago, I wrote by the spirit of inspiration , a novel that centers around the perseverance of faith. As I plunged into this project, the characters took me on a ride of creativity as vivid as one watching a movie.
Trial of Injustice
Banker, Alabama will never be the same again….
On a Thursday morning in Banker, Alabama the body of a twenty-one year old was discovered murdered. After the police and forensics inspected, with the help of eye witnesses and fingerprints, the man responsible for the heinous crime was identified as Pastor Thaddeus Ganvis.
Charles “Esquire” Everson, a man gifted with determination and an avenger of truth, became the most prestigious and sought after lawyer in the state of California, due to his unwavering litigation skills. After finishing another victorious case, he returned to his office. As the day swindled away, he found himself logging into Facebook, and nearly dropped his phone when he discovered that his former pastor was arrested for first degree murder.
Without a second thought, he booked a flight to Banker, Alabama to prove the innocence of Pastor Ganvis. Along the way, he discovers the opposition that threatens and the hidden secrets of the townsmen.
Sometimes you are pushed beyond your limit—to such a measure that there only seems to be one way out. It is during that moment when you must consider the outcome. If someone verbally attacked you or trespassed against you, should you step out of character and return the assault?
Is it really worth it?
Some people deal with psychological issues without the awareness of it. While others may use the Holy Bible as a crutch to justify their ill-advised actions. So instead of jumping off the ledge of your comfort zone, return to your building of comfort and live on.
This applies to all arenas of life….
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
Wrath defined is strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.
During my visit to Selma, Alabama yesterday for the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ I glanced over and noticed some profound words among other things. In the midst of a star studded event, the spirit of those words rang within my soul.
Education defined is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge.
When we stop learning, WE stop growing.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge….Hosea 4:6