Sunday, February 17, 2013

I Wanna Know... about the Revolution


Revolution: 
a sudden, radical, or complete change: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something.   -Merriam Webster
 
When they said the revolution would not be televised, it is obvious that they were not talking about my younger cousins Jamilla and Cherrell!

Jamilla and Cherrell (aka "The Harris Sisters") have not only been an inspiration to one another, and to all of us who know them, but they have been inspiring men and women across the country for the past year.   
 
 
It all began when their personal revolutions were, in fact, televised on last year's
ABC show "The Revolution"
 
Before "the revolution"

"The first weigh in" 
 

 
 
Over the course of a year my cousins "The Harris Sisters" have managed to lose a combined total of 170 pounds.  They are such an inspiration to everyone who hears their story that I have asked them to be the first special guests for my new video segment, "I Wanna Know..." 
 
"I Wanna Know..." is about finding the source of success and inspiration in people's lives and asking them answers to the questions that "I Wanna Know...".
 
In living a life of gratitude and grace, I've decided to stop making the same old promises...
 
I'll do better
I'll live better
I'll be better
 
Instead I'm choosing to live full and unapologetically each day.
 
So, if you're ready to "do, live, and be" better... follow along on this journey.  
 
Check out Jamilla and Cherrell's
 
"I Wanna Know" video here
 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Do You Know What Today Is?... It's Our Anniversary!




















On February 12, 2000
13 years ago today

An Earthquake brought us together

Well, not exactly...

But on June 28, 1992
There was a 6.5 quake in Big Bear

that shook the Earth

and still trembling led me right into church that Sunday morning.


















A year and a half later on January 17, 1994
There was a 6.7 quake in Northridge

that shook the Earth

and led your sister right into that same church.





















Two years later on March 24, 1996

you followed her there,

she introduced us...
we shook hands...
and I'm almost certain that I felt the Earth shake

Well that was almost 17 years ago, and the Earth has not stop shaking.

I couldn't help but smile as I watched you teach our Sunday School class yesterday. 

You were so excited about this quarterly theme, "The Scarlet Thread",
and as I listened to you I was proud that you were mine.  I silently admired your growth and maturity, and thanked God for shaking the Earth (twice) to bring us together.

And then I remembered reading that...

when Jesus died back on Calvary
There was a quake

that shook the Earth.

So the way I see it,

God really did shake us together

and every time situations, circumstances, or life tries to "shake us",

with His grace we always manage to come out

better...
stronger...
closer...

"Happy Anniversary, Winst!"