Photo courtesy of BK Fulton
“Be there for others.”
I recently read about a little girl who could not afford running sneakers for her school’s track meet, so she taped her feet and drew Nike logos on the tape. She went on to win gold in the 400 metres, 800 metres and the 1500 metres. That is an example of faith and action converging for miraculous outcomes.
Just like the little girl, we make things happen in life because we put in the work. Whether it’s running a race on a track or running the race of life, anyone can serve because any of us can become the best version of ourselves. Be there for others; it comes back tenfold. In fact, God will pour you out a blessing that you can hardly receive. We win not because we are great. We win because God is great.
In this month’s issue of SoulVision Magazine we continue our pursuit of human excellence with a feature on jazz prodigy and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Whitaker. We also share shorts on entrepreneur Javona Braxton, and Ben Tankard, the father of Gospel Jazz. In this month’s issue, we learn more about and get a recipe from Virginia Tech student Tahjere Lewis, chat with Dr. Jade Ranger about her first published book, and highlight the Boys Home of Virginia’s Playground Project. Finally, we honor celebrated sociologist and the eighth president of Morgan State University, Dr. Andrew Billingsley.
My prayer for each of us is that we become the best version of ourselves; if not for us, for our children. Bring all of you into 2022.
“We win not because we are great. We win because God is great.”