The Day My Doctor Fixed My Heart

Lessons I'm Learning From a Recent Heart Procedure

A year ago, after a lengthy, invasive procedure, doctors fixed my heart. Guarding my heart has taken on a whole new meaning for me. Here are a few lessons I am learning from a recent cardiac procedure.

Racism Shows Up in Charlottesville

How The Church Should Respond

On Friday night, racism reared its ugly head once again. Eerily reminiscent of the dark days of the KKK, white nationalists and white supremacists wielded tiki torches – attempting to instill fear – as they marched through Charlottesville, Virginia. This was the face of pure evil. But, how should Christ-followers respond?

Two Men Die Fighting Hate With Love

The world is a cruel place. Hate abounds.  The evidence of this hatred was never clearer Friday night in Portland, Oregon on the light-rail. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, is accused of and was arrested for stabbing three men who intervened when Christian allegedly yelled racial slurs at two teenage girls. This is the embodiment of hatred. How should we respond when we get a front seat to this kind of cruelty?

Life Lessons From Mississippi State’s Victory Over UConn

Unbelievable! Mississippi State stunned the sports world Friday, as Morgan William hit a jump shot at the buzzer to end the latest UConn dynasty in dramatic fashion. The shot heard around the sports world gave the Bulldogs a 66-64 overtime win in the Final Four and a berth in the championship game. A historic moment. But, what life lessons can we learn from this victory today?

Donald Trump Inaugurated As the 45th President of the United States

My Random Thoughts

On yesterday, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. Unlike Gambia’s President, who for weeks refused to step down after losing the recent election, we had a peaceful transfer of power. But, where do we go from here? Here are some of my random thoughts.

24 Dead Giveaways That You Might Be A People Pleaser

Hello. My name is Marvin Williams, and I am a recovering people pleaser. I wanted to be wanted and liked to be liked. I needed validation from outside sources, especially from people I admired. It was hard for me to say “no” for fear of disappointing others. If you resonate with the list above, then you might be a people pleaser. So, what are some other indicators that you are a people pleaser? How do you fix it?