Power of the tongue

The truth is that conflict will arise in marriages and in all types of relationships. It’s inevitable… one of the biggest revelations I have had since Coming to Christ is understanding the power of my words. Concerning marriages I’ve learned how to bridle my tongue, picking and choosing my battles. Not everything requires a response. Especially when anger is involved. I never try to sweep an issue under the rug, but I do hold off on a response until I have fully composed myself. Until the anger has subsided. Immediate responses motivated by emotions tend to be the wrong responses. The tongue can either incite a fire or calm a storm. Consider your words carefully, consider your responses carefully. You can’t control what others say and do but you can control what YOU say and do. #idefinefatherhood #Jesus #marriage #husbandandwife #love

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Love thy neighborΒ 

We serve a God who shows no partiality between people on earth. Rich/poor, black/white, etc. he loves us ALL! Anyone who moves in the name of Christ yet is prejudice against another for whatever reason is NOT of Christ. Period. Our country is stricken with sin in the form of racial injustices. It is something that we as Christians must combat against, but we do not combat in the form of violence, slandering or strife. Violence only brings forth more violence. We combat in prayer and love. Christ Love. The greatest form of Love that has the power to change ones heart. Only that type of love brings forth change. So pray for those who have hardened hearts and love on those who slander you. For the God of this world has blinded them in their hate and their fate is sealed unless we engage and show them a different way. Jesus way. #unitedinChrist #idefinefatherhood #love #Jesus #God

BAPTIZED!!


Wednesday July 12th, 2017 I was BAPTIZED!!!!!!!πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Such an emotional experience… words cannot describe the array of emotions I was feeling that night… one moment laughter, the next tears, the next joy, and then tears and laughter again πŸ˜‚. To be able to stand before my church family and profess the name of Jesus Christ was amazing smh… I was in deep prayer and worship the moment I arrived at church… I couldn’t stop smiling πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… oh and the journey! Smh… THE JOURNEY!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ The world gave me nothing… in fact it took from me… but Jesus?! Though I can’t physically see him, He has given me EVERYTHING! He brings life to dead bones! I’m so thankful he entered my heart and changed it…I’m forever grateful! Thank you to my wife Lesley and my family for coming out to support me… it means the world to me! And God bless to the other 18 individuals who were baptized along side of me. It was as if we were truly family… so much love pouring out from one another. My brothers and sisters in Christ! Thank you Jesus… thank you!!!!!! #baptized #Jesus #idefinefatherhood #grace

BaptismΒ 

think back to 1995 when I was baptized… I was 10yrs old. My grandmother took my siblings and I to church and we were baptized. But as I look back on it, I never really was baptized… yes I went through the ceremony, but I didn’t understand the meaning of what had just happened. Baptism doesn’t equate to salvation, it’s merely a symbol of an inner change. I wasn’t saved till I was 28yrs old. And this week I will be getting baptized for the FIRST and only time. What I’m trying to say is that if the outward experience of being baptized doesn’t reflect the inward change of accepting Jesus as your Lord and savior, then all you’re doing is getting wet… #bornagain #baptized #idefinefatherhood #Jesus

Workshop Workshop!!

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Monday, August 3rd @6:30pm, I Define Fatherhood will be holding its first official workshop! Workshops are carefully crafted meetings, centered around biblical teachings. Our goal is to enhance leadership qualities in men as both husbands and fathers with God as the foundation. The workshop will also be a great opportunity to meet and network with like minded men who desire change. Refreshments will be provided and sitting is limited so PLEASE RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot! All reservations can be emailed toΒ Β  idefinefatherhood@gmail. Location will be disclosed upon reservation. Thank you and God Bless!

Victory is to be had

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Speaking of my own personal testimony, I find the more I pray with a honest and sincere heart and the more obedient I am to the teachings of Jesus..That the more victorious I am when facing temptation. I can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit working in my life and it gives me an indescribable strength. Where as before I was weak toΒ  the desires of the flesh, I now possess the strength to conquer thy flesh. As men it’s important that we learn not to give in to temptation, for it is WE who set the tone for our family.Β  #idefinefatherhood #godispower #temptationfleefromme #conquerthyflesh #walkingwithChrist #jesusislove #marriage #husbandandwife #spiritualleader #wesetthetone

Lukewarm Christian

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Lukewarm Christians can be misleading in both speech and action, preaching one thing yet doing another. Preaching the word of God, yet still living comfortably in sin and being disobedient to the word. Essentially lukewarm Christians hinder nonbelievers by displaying a false example of a Christian on fire.To someone who has no relationship with God, they recieve this false display as the truth and thus begin their relationship with God on a foundation built on sand rather than rock. We all endure temptation, but as the church of Christ we have a responsibility to be the best example of Christ in this world. We must not lead nonbelievers astray by our words or actions.Β  #idefinefatherhood #knowtheword #soulonfire #falseteachers #godislove #godistruth #marriage #husbandandwife #obideintheword #allornothing

Live Through Christ

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It’s FAR more important that we encourge our children to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ then in our own. You had a chance to live your life, give them a chance to live theirs. #idefinefatherhood #trustinthelord #fatherhood #love #christ #marriage #God #husbandandwife #liveandlearn #parenthood #children

Because I love you

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I’m conflicted whenever I post topics concerning homosexuality, not because I have doubts about the word of God, but because I have family and friends who I care deeply for and love with ALL my heart, who are part of the gay community. I think about them each time I post or say something concerning homosexuality and I’m constantly analyzing my post, praying that I am not hurting them, or pushing them further away from God. Having said that, as a follower of Christ I have a responsibility to spread the gospel, even if it brings about an uncomfortable situation. To remain silent and pacify the word, would be tragedy and a disservice to Jesus and my love ones. I pass judgment on NO ONE because truth be told I have sin in my own life that I battle daily. But I acknowledge it and combat it head on, exposing the prowling lion to the LIGHT. The truth is in the word, if you disbelieve me, open it up see what you discover. The devil is a lie, not the word. #idefinefatherhood #onelove #loveyoufam #genesis9 #becauseiloveyou #marriage #husbandandwife #holybible #jesus #god #fatherhood #thecovenant #promisenotpride #samenowandforever

Fathers matter

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 24 million (1 out of 3) children in America live without their biological father in the home.The occurrence is even more prevalent in African American households, where a staggering 55% of all black children live in single parent homes, of which 51% are lead by just a mother. Single parent homes are rapidly becoming the norm in today’s society. Surely I tell you men, on this current path, we are heading towards destruction. Look around… it’s no coincidence that our community is falling apart. Invite God into your life and into your family’s life and correct the course. #idefinefatherhood #familymatters #fathersmatter #spiritualleader #love #god #jesusheals #holyspirit #change #parenthood #wakeup #wearethedifference #detroit #america