Sunday, January 7, 2018

MY Belief and Relationship With God-My Source of Higher Authority

I believe in God- cause I count Him, as My Ultimate Source.
I have Faith in God as my Source of Higher Authority, Because "God Is Love". When I was a child My parents and grandparents taught and embedded in me that I belong to God, Why?, cause during those days of Jim Crow laws, in the 1960's ,which consisted of separation of the races, segregation, racism, prejudices, conflicts, challenges, encountered, that {I, & siblings} had to grapple with the manacles of the chains of severe and harsh discrimination. We had no where to turn but to go within and pray, meditate, and commune with God. This brought about inside "Joy" Peace, Deep Inner Peace, Contentment-as well as, Spiritual Balancing and Centering as the focus was on The Ultimate Power, of Grace and Mercy-The source for the Nature and Character, thus the connection to God.

Which served to sustain and allow the opportunity to overcome those inhumane CHALLENGES, CONFLICTS & OBSTACLES.

I was consistently told and reminded about the advent of the 'Ant-Christ'-{False Prophets}the one who would come to be dead set on; to deceive, steal one's joy, and bring about distractions, drama, etc, that would take away one's consciousness from-keeping God in"Front-of-Mind-Consciousness. I, and my siblings; { 10 brothers 7 sisters}were taught to beware of such folks.

We were told that we would be sure to Identify the good one's within the marvelous light vs the one's from the darker side {secular world}.We were alerted to be on the look out {as we we were told} for those who practice the 'fruits of the spirit' i.e love, Joy, Peace, Happiness, etc. These would be the one's with the attributes which consisted of the character and nature of God.

My siblings and I had come to posses the imprint of God's Spirit  within us and that would be the key for us to identify the enemy from the darker side, i.e drugs, crime ,violence, gang activity. The spirit of God provided that powerful hedge of protection to resist the those enemies of the secular world who would were destined to reek havoc in one's daily spiritual walk of life.

I, and my siblings were constantly told: "We must love each other. Because love came from God, WHY? God is Love. The Epitome of Agape Love- Is God's Inclusive. And As we learn to Love one another-it showed that we had been given, 'New life' to be equipped, empowered and readied to sacrifice and forgive others and to be forgiven...

The two commandments that I adhere to; as it is given to me; Love the atmosphere that is created for me by the source of Higher Authority, and to always Love each other because the spirit has been given to dwell within me for such attributes and traits of the humanity-of-genuine-efforts.

By all means practice the 'Fruits of The Spirit" Love, Joy, Peace and Happiness....

Steve Braxton, Mentor, Life Coach, most of Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle to nieces & nephews, relatives to cousins, and genuine friend to blended and extended families.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Intel & Insights About The Vicissitudes "Hate and Anger"

As we take note of'; and look at the plight of dissident behaviors, turbulent-state-of-despair, confusion, miss-understanding, injustices being perpetrated on others of a different belief-this has caused unrest across these United States, and even the nation and the world, i.e., the activities of certain radical alt/right groups.
It is trending toward creating both violent and  toxic behavioral patterns that is lending itself  to expressions of 'hate and anger', whereas; it's targeting specific culture of the population who tend to be different culturally and hold other views concerning the status and equality of humanity.
As 'anger' is exhibited and displayed, it can become acid, because it has the propensity to do more harm than good. In particularly, the   vessel of the human where it is stored, rather than anything on which it is poured.
Thus 'anger' is a transitory emotion-it has no place to live or exist. All of it's efforts goes against the grain and is a drain to the totality of all available healthy human energy. In the biblical words of Solomon, "It is all vanity, Vanity of Vanities". In a word;  all for nothing, just wasted energy.
Those who labor under guise and promote the dis-order of 'hate and Anger', usually has come from the syndrome of "troubled childhood":
~Has experienced some sense of being afraid and shame
~Borders under the pointing of the finger of 'Blame & Shame'.
~Has low self-esteem
~Has sought a sense of belonging-but was none found
~Feelings of dis-connected from other human beings
~Tend to drift toward a direction that encompasses the attributes of  the 'Anti-syndrome Genre'
~I.E. tend to be against others who are different that they are; and tend to have low regards for all other humanity

They tend to be in search of an allusive type of "Pride and Honor" such as:
~Something or someone to look up to hold in high esteem
~They tend to become an easy target for violence, & crime, which involve gangs, and/or some type of other radical groups.
~Just know: even boredom has a higher emotional  rating than hate and anger, Because of the advent of "Feeling and Emotion" one may tend to experience along the way-the creation of something that just might have the proclivities to dispel the thought-of-consciousness of hate and anger.
Therein, lay the answer to the question: Can those be reached who are be-riffed w/hate and anger. Based on my prior experiential encounters, the answer is yes! In my latest book: "The Road That Is Difficult To Travel" Included is a thread that runs through the below denoted details.
The focus has to encompass: 
~The search for hope
~Find/Discover an enormity of ways to cope
~Embrace, the comprehending and the understanding of "Forgiveness" for self and others
~The totality and essence of the key, is the awareness, and feeling and emotion-for the Joy-of-Healing, which is the new beginning for the connection and/or re-connection for 'compassion' for all of Humanity.

In a word, this is the essence for the new beginning, Renewal, Restoration, Deliverance, and Redemption, and to be in a right Relationship with All mighty God, In The Name who is The wonderful Counselor, Jesus the Christ. Amen...

Steve Braxton, Author, "The Road That Is Difficult To Travel" Mentor, Life Coach, Hall of Fame StoryTeller, Enshrined by The Chicago History Museum copyright@2016,

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Know This: never settle for less than what you know you are capable of becoming. Settling is never an option. When it comes to the pursuance of achieving your dreams, ambitions and aspirations-Go Forth-with all the gusto you can fathom  and/or muster.

Remember, you must never adhere to the peer pressure to downgrade your dreams to match the rhetoric of their reality,
But rather, it shall be your ambition to have the 'front-of-mind-consciousness to 'upgrade' your 'Faith'-which is more suitable to reach your destiny. This is closely akin to your purpose in life.

Always know, you have available to you the divine process to:

  • Trust God
  • Depend of All Mighty God, ways, desires, and his 'Will'
  • In finality to know his shoulder-is available for you to 'Lean--on'. He is proclaiming #LEANONME# 
Steve Braxton, Mentor, Life Coach, Hall of Fame StoryTeller,

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Focus is Change...

When we consider the historic annuals of time; regards things such as insights, and Intel-being not as they were; and/or not being the way we are most accustomed to them being. This is both a distilling and  defining moment of  truth for 'Change' in transition to another manifestation for some new and different ways applicable to life.

Change is inevitable during the daily walk of "The Journey of Life". Albeit; the advent of change by definition often times encounters a measure of resistance. It takes on a contrasting lie; with a bit of distorted knowledge; touted with some difficulty for good people to discover and/or find their 'truth north' of 'what' and 'why' or who to believe, or whom they might trust, and how to live life righteously. Moreover, when everything they thought to be true or real-wasn't.

It is during this juncture when the 'what' and the 'why' of one's being takes center stage in consciousness. It becomes an ever present 'front -of-mind-consciousness'. -to discern the truth.

A consideration is; the notion of the 'what'-(just a reminder;) The Heavenly Father-sent his only begotten son. Then, let's focus on the 'why'-he was sent by the Heavenly Father-to pay the ransom for all sins, to wipe out the debt, and create the chance for change, so all humans could have the right and/or privilege to be in a 'right relationship' with the Heavenly father.

Now let's go back and re-focus on the lies. Those lies, does not have any chance to never supersede the 'Power' or the 'will' of the Heavenly. Just know this: Jesus shall once again descend to the Earthly Realm. When he does, he will possess 'All Power'! Love must and shall again reign and rule supreme over Fear.

Be cognizant, of what change really is....?
~It has the propensity to move people out of their comfort zone
~It changes what was once thought to be, real or true may not be relevant-based on the foundation of core values-as some untrue, hta was merely a twisted truth.
~Change may cause a shift in thought of consciousness-what once was-may not be anymore.
~The balance of truth, power, and reality that once was; might just upset the balance of 'what' and 'why' regards the Intel-we once knew..

Ultimate and Effective Change has been ushered in to be the order of the day; for a new and different way. - Say hello to; and embrace, 'Change'...

Steve Braxton, Hall of Fame Storyteller- Enshrined by The Chicago History Museum, Life Coach, Mentor, Member, cloth of the Ecclesiastical order of the clergy.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Easter Season-A Celebration!!! It's all about The Resurrection,,,

I ask the question: What is the significance and/or the importance-of the Eastern Season...? In some circles of the secular and the faith world-there still exist some clouded views and a bit of confusion. Let me begin with this statement: In the faith-based community since ancient times their particular views has it's origin in 'Biblical Scriptural Genre'. It has a great deal to do with the "Cross Experience' that was model by Jesus Christ himself during his earthly sojourn. 
~He came into the world a with purpose ordained by the Father
~For over thirty years his activities were ever present; as evidenced by a platitude of; and an enormity of signs, wonders and miracles.
~Such as, the selection and mentoring of the twelve disciples-who were eye witnesses to many incidents; and had first hand encounters and could provide critical corroborated testimony to tried and prove "truth-of-the-facts" performed by Jesus.
~To name a few: his teachings, sharing and demonstrations of blessings and woes, the importance of love your enemy, calming the storm, healing the afflicted, raising of the dead, confessions and forgiveness, parable of mustard seed faith, fore-telling of betrayal, denial and doubting.
~Ultimate the occasions of prayer without ceasing, the last supper, the seven last words, his death, burial and resurrection-He's Alive!

Yes Jesus died for our sins-but we still yet experience...i.e. transgression-we still yet sins. Meaning: {transgress} we slip, we fall, we fail, we trespass. Meaning: {sins} we misunderstand, we miss the message, we miss the mark, we fall short} Is there a way out? Yes! Just remember the cross experience...

Therefore, Happy Resurrection Day, is the order and the way-today.
We should be appreciative-spiritual duty bound and happy to give all praises, honor and Glory! To The Trinity {Father,Son & Holy Spirit}
To practice the presence of the Lord is the ultimate 'front-of-mind-consciousness' thought process. 

Foremost, during  the process of the Easter Season-The Celebration of the Resurrection-we must be steadfast in our efforts-of-faith to the community, church, family, relative and friends. 
Know This: The celebration of the Easter Season is more than about Shopping, Easter Egg Hunts, or the Parade of Spring Fashions on display for all to see. 
But should be more about, How we walk in love, agree in heart, fast in faith, and unite in fervent, affective and persistent prayer. We do so to effect change to change,diminish, or end suffering and injustice in the country, nation and the world.
In conclusion, we reflect on the many martyrs. Jesus being chief and most divine among them all

Steve Braxton, Mentor, Life Coach, Hall of Fame-StoryTeller, Evidenced & Archived by: The Chicago History Museum Copyright@2016ChicagoIllinolis 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Healthy Benefits of "Plants" {essence of spirits too}

What we all may, or may not, be aware of; or even realized-is that our home and or place of work is filled with polluted toxins. And it's very imperative that we are prepared to counter-act such anti-oxidant and/or polluted toxins. Yes we can take vitamins and supplements but sometimes it may not be enough or even sufficient.

However, there are other ways to be prepared. Those ways are healthy fresh plants placed in the environment of your home or place of work. Such plant as:
1. Peppermint Plant {or spirits/oils}, which attracts and enhance a healthy lifestyle of finance and wealth-in essence it boost the platitudes of success unto peace and calmness
2.Orchid, this plant has the ability to combat positive ions-that chase depression & anxiety of negative ions in the home or office
3. Rosemary, it is believes to enhance excellent air purification qualities. Promotes good brain functions, improve mood and memory, and serves to boost nurture, care and love vibes.
4. Lavender, this plant {or spirit/oil} has the propensity to counter-act 'Depression and Anxiety'. Help and aid in boosting the quality of sleep, safe and restful sleep-as it creates results for sleeplessness and insomnia.
5. Aloe Vera plant, This also help to purify the quality of air; pulls out harmful toxins from the air, gives off oxygen at night to improve the quality of sleep
6. Jasmine, Just like peppermint-promotes the essence of success and platitude of peace and contentment
7. Lucky Bamboo, a plant that has it's origin in Asia-has been used for centuries successfully. It's a sort of 'Herb' that brings good platitudes of success. However, you must keep away from direct sunlight, place it in a bowl with about an inch of fresh water at all times.
Following these suggestion can be very helpful in staying abreast of ways to be as healthy as you possibly can..
Steve Braxton, Hall of Fame Story Teller, life Coach, Creator of the annual 40 day-Daniel Fast lifestyle Change Program. Which detox, cleanse, purify and heals.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

How To Enjoy Time Spent Alone-In Solidarity

When you really think about it-The time spent alone is sort of like your own mini-revival time; a time to reflect, a time for spiritual growth and renewal, a time to be intro; and retro-spective; to go inward and outward. It may even serve to help validate your 'front-of-mind-consciousness. This can be regarded as who you are, whose you belong to, and the concentration of the shaping and the focus of your 'purpose' and the fore-knowledge of the attributes, ambitions and aspirations of life. which shall be  very important; to becoming all you were created for; and really intended and/or meant for you to be.

How To Enjoy Solidarity: {peace and contentment-The Peace of The Lord}

Here are a few suggestive, tried and proven and/or successful tips>
`Inner peace is an objective, goal and/or desired outcome:
A, First, focus on relaxation: get rest for stimulation to N-Joy!-a good start might be to meditate and read-something that may motivate, inspire and  enrich your life
B, Concentrate on the people in your life that you care about; such as their needs, struggles,  concerns, their present and their future, and how you may be able to come along side to serve them better {i.e. mentor, coach, advise, etc}
C, Self-Improvement; become active with the journal of your thoughts, maybe even try doing some blogs, or compiled a personal-to-do-list
D, Convince yourself how good this shall be for you-since it has both the possibilities and potentials to enhance your thought processes-that allows you to make right choices and better informed decisions-which has the promise of big dividends in the end.
E, Utilizing the time of solitude effectively, to garner results to your advantage. Explore your immediate surrounding more up-front and up-close, discover and visit the nearest museum, check out local parks, library, visit the local cafe, have some coffee, or tea, walk around, and take public transport-take time to observe the general population activities, demeanor and how they behave.
F, Take the realization of this time seriously-as to Validate the Trust in Self, this in retrospect of your 'front-of-mind-consciousness. Give the smart phone a wee break for a while. tell self you need to become un-occupied from the E-devices, i.e. phone, lap top, desk top, texting and engaging in all activity-in that regards for an hour  or so.. and next step is to....
G, Get connected with the hobbies you've been promising yourself you wanna take part in...?
H, I hasten add, this is not an easy task, so i suggest that you ease into it gradually. It would be good to attach the 'front-of-mind-consciousness process, think about it, plan it, set time guidelines and parameters, and then take special care to follow directions, accordingly
In conclusion, be grateful and gracious to the Lord for sharing with you-those family members and friends you care about. Never neglect, or fail to remember to pray for them, to be an intercessor, stand in the gap, for them, seek God's desires, ways and will for them, and ask God to give you wisdom to relate in loyalty and love toward them. This to bring forth revival and spiritual awareness and awakening to your and their land. Let God be Glorified thru you and them. He deserves all the Praise, Honor and Glory! Amen...
Steve Braxton, Blogger, Author, Life Coach,  and Hall of Fame Storyteller, enshrined by "The Chicago History Museum"