Vernon L (Street Articles Author)

Hi I'm Vernon. I love to encourage and inspire people. I'm passionate about studying God's word, meeting new people, playing sports, and spending time with family. I write about life challenges and its solutions so people can hopefully apply those solutions to their lives. From time to time I will use my creativity and write short stories. Helping people is why I'm here and I'm excited to be here!

We Share A Common Bond (lunch at Kfc)
Tasha always looked for warning signs in a man. Even a quick thirty minute lunch date at the corner KFC is more than enough time to tell her about a man. Is he late? Does he constantly glance at his text messages on his cell without replying? Is there a…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Apr 17, 2015  
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I Almost Lost My Life, To Save A Dime (Part 2)
The sun began to slowly set behind St Andrew Catholic Church and its twilight sky gave Blair an innocent look. Still that didn't prevent the Big Bird from hovering the sky keeping our street under surveillance watching for any strange activity. Loud music heard blaring from every car that drove…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Conflict   Mar 13, 2015  
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The Fight to Do What's Right ( The Flesh Vs The Spirit ) Round 1
(ding....ding....ding) Announcer : Welcome everybody to our main event! We're scheduled for fifteen rounds of boxing! Introducing all the way from Cincinnati Ohio fighting out of the blue corner we have the challenger. With a record of three wins and twenty-five loses and all her loses by way of knock-out…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Self Esteem   Dec 21, 2014  
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The Forbidden Fruit: The Thought Life
For most people their best thinking got them into trouble. A want that manifest itself into a demand. This demand isn't always sinful sometimes it's a normal desire like the desire of being loved or valued. The mind is so deceiving that it can tell you to pursue a legitimate…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Nov 21, 2014  
  Likes: 30

A Place Of Great Opportunity
Powerless. A word that has hidden opportunity and the ability to change lives for the better. When a person is in a powerless state they no longer need to figure things out. They can give their problems and circumstances to God and rest. But too many people like being in…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Oct 09, 2014  
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Hughes Vs Woodward 1984: The Shot
"Steve Ivery drives left and lays it up with only eight seconds left in the game," said Tony. "That put Hughes up by three," declared Jeff wearing his Hughes class of 81' t-shirt. "Woodward takes the ball out from under their basket. Hughes' fan jumping and screaming as Goode almost…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Aug 26, 2014  
  Likes: 33

Lead By An Inward Witness
Everyone has the privilege of free-will. The ability to choose is a choice between life and death. I have always believed that our circumstances isn't our problem as much as the way we respond to them is. Scriptures make it clear that love is the core in all we do.…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Love   Aug 14, 2014  
  Likes: 21

Don't Blame Facebook for Your Divorce Or Breakup
Facebook; you have to love it. Most people experience such a covenant bond with it that it indicate quality of their relationships. I have seen relationship status go from single to "in a relationship" and fifteen comments follow congratulating them on such an amazing accomplishment. On the other hand, if…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Divorce   Jun 26, 2014  
  Likes: 14

The Stickman ( His Head)
Their favorite source of humor was me, in particular, my head. It was perfectly round and sat on top of my small skinny body with patient hoping one day my body would grow into it. Its main job was to house my intellectual brain and keep it protected from all…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Self Esteem   Jun 25, 2014  
  Likes: 26

5 Character Flaws That Kills Your Spiritual Growth
Other people's behaviors can have an effect on us and lure us away from our spiritual being. With our dysfunctional beliefs it's easy for us to point out the faults in others, but unaware of those same defects in ourselves. Spiritually, this can work to our advantage if we learn…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jun 15, 2014  
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This Season It Will Be Hard To Knock The Cincinnati Bengals
When was the last time you heard the NFL sports announcers speak highly of the Cincinnati Bengals? Never.…
When Street Articles Rejected My First Article, I Thanked Them
Perhaps I should have ask myself this question before joining Street Articles. "Why am I here?" I join…
How To Stop Being Jealous Of The Other Grandparent
My children remind me often how I let my grand babies get away with things they wouldn't be able to…
How to Help Your Loved Ones Recover And Stop Acting Out
I'm not an addiction counselor but I did go to school for education on using and acting out. I can tell…
Jonathan Martin Faced Bullies All The Time But He Need More Self Confidence
They spit in your face and call you all kind of names. They'll do and say anything to get to the ball…
The Fight to Do What's Right ( The Flesh vs The Spirit) Visiting Jane's House
Spiritual fights are for three rounds at a time. After that, the commentators pay the challenger a surprise…
The Fight To Do What's Right ( The Flesh Vs The Spirit) Walk With God Boxing
After visiting Jane's house. Bill and Bob entered their office at "Walk with God Boxing" to fill out…
I Almost Lost My Life, To Save A Dime ( Final Part)
I laid face-down on the ground motionlessly. After several attempts I was able to get my right eye open.…
30 In 30 Challenge - Week 2
I learned early in life that things don't always go as planned. Week two of the 30 in 30 challenge would…
The Stickman ( His Arms)
My mother said I was a boy kind of boy growing up. She said on any given day I would come home with…