Existence is beautiful. To feel. To see. To touch. To hear. To taste. Beautiful. I’ve been traveling. In the Pacific Northwest, if you like to be specific. I’ve seen mountains, rivers, cliffs, waterfalls, and a few wild animals. Amazing things. Breathtaking things. Awe inspiring things. We may say “small world isn’t it?” But it isn’t. […]Read more "Just Happy to Be Here "
What is home to you? In your life, what is the one place that you go that you feel welcomed, where you belong, and is a safe place? For a lot of you who read NotofTheNorm, you call Michigan your home. Michigan is the place where I feel like I am welcomed, and that I […]Read more "The Heart Break for Kalamazoo."
My favorite story in the bible is the story of Jacob. You see Jacob was all different types of messed up. Looking into the story, Jacob was the youngest one of his twin. In those times, being the first born son was a big deal, you became the heir to your family’s wealth and land, […]Read more "Being alone isn’t as bad as you might think "
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalms 100:4-5 For many of that aren’t aware, I’m currently in college. I’m studying youth ministry […]Read more "I Appreciate You"
What are you passionate about? What do you sought after? Take time and really ask yourself that question. What is it that sets your heart ablaze? I’m willing to bet some may say God, or something similar to that. I want to challenge whoever is reading this and mainly those who consider God as their […]Read more "Passion"
I believe that the most beautiful thing you could ever give someone is the ability to understand them. As human beings we try and find those who we can relate to and connect with in hopes of finding someone that’ll understand us. That’s a product of love, to understand. You truly learn to love someone […]Read more "You get me?"
Since my childhood I could remember my dad, telling me what it meant to be a man. I remember him telling me that being a man meant not taking crap from anyone, being strong and courageous, and most importantly to not show weakness. He went on to say the greatest weakness of a man are […]Read more "Put Your Fist Up"