Please, introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your connection with the military?
My name is Gable Eaton and I’m originally from Oakland, CA.
As a Veteran of The United States Marines; my first assignment sent me to serve in Washington DC, making me an Official White House Marine.
I’ve been a vegan for nearly thirty years and enjoy Crossfit to stay in shape. Other than my family and friends, my joy is TeqTouch, my company.
I am forever grateful for my experience and today I am grateful for my military family and its support.
What brings you a…
A Proverb A Day 03/03/21 (D.I.M. Ministries)
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
There’s been many times, I’ve needed to remember something but had no way to record it. Instead of risking the loss, I’d repeat the important phrase or phone number in a sing-song way to myself. Creating some sort of mental impression that would last just long enough. When I succeeded, it was because I made it to a computer, phone, or notepad to write down what was on my mind.
For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6
I’ve been a person curious my entire life. As a kid, I loved taking things apart to see inside. I was always surprised at the millions of tiny parts that made a clock or a remote control work. But, I was never able to figure out how all those tiny thingamajigs made my TV change channels.
No matter how many electronics I’d open, I couldn’t figure out what made them function; that frustrated me. Eventually, I realized that my understanding of how things worked came, once…
The Scrappy Son of a King
Many Black men today are doing all they can to be seen as great dads in the eyes and hearts of their kids. If for no other reason, than to give them what many of my generation never knew, a Father.
Fortunately, I was able to be one of the few black boys in the 80’s and 90’s with a Dad in the home. A Dad that provided me with an example of what it truly means to be the husband, father and Babu (Grandfather), I’m blessed to be today.
As a rowdy teenager…
I must’ve been around16 years old when Master P first introduced himself to me.
It was something about the way he told the world that he was there and unafraid of life’s challenges.
The song is, “Bout It, Bout It 2”
In it, I discovered a way to express to the world, that I too mattered!
It was motivational and inspirational!
A real, “Tony Robbins of the Hood”;
I still get energetic when I hear him today,
“Bounce, bounce, bounce, fool! If you bout it, bout it!”
He wasn’t our guru but, but he was a leader.
Unfortunately, Southern artist…
A Personal Essay
Robert Dabney Jr
I don’t recall the first time I encountered his name or saw his face but, it feels as if I’ve always been familiar with him.
If not with him as a man, with the person that he was.
I’m sure as a Black boy growing up in Memphis, TN I heard his name during elementary school programs. You know, the special assemblies where kids recite things a dead black person did in the past. Yeah, I’m sure he was one of those discussed only during Black History Month.
Somewhere along my journey of…
“D*mn, I’ma be a failure, surrounded by thugs, drugs, and drug — paraphernalia…”
-Jay-Z (This Can’t Be Life)
I need to forget this verse for good.
It pops up, when I’m feeling overwhelmed or confused about life.
I have a deep desire for my life to be valuable for as many as possible! This is important to me.
I want God’s investment in me to increase exponentially. I am the servant given 5 talents but returned with 10!
But how? Where’s my lane? What’s my “wheelhouse”?
I ask this question often enough, but can’t seem to get any answers.
“And no more disrespecting me
We grew up poor, I changed my whole family trajectory (respect)”
-Big Sean & Metro Boomin (Who’s Stopping Me)
I feel like I keep letting myself down.
It’s like I’m either afraid that I’ll succeed or I’m afraid of discovering that I’ve only been gassing myself up this entire time.
And by this entire time, I mean, most of my life. As I said not too long ago, I’ve always believed I could do anything.
Well, I’ve set a pretty ambitious goal for myself and now the only things replaying through my mind are past…
“You gotta be bout it, bout it, cause I’m bout’ it, bout it”
Master P (TRU- Bout it, Bout it)
We are not come to wage a strife
With swords upon this hill,
It is not wise to waste the life
Against a stubborn will.
Yet would we die as some have done.
Beating a way for the rising sun.
-Arna Bontemps (The Day-Breakers)
One thing that can be said of cultural groups around the world is this: Humanity is willing to sacrifice itself when it recognizes a cause worth dying for. …
“On the Run, we took a hundred together
More than the money, it was the fact that we done it together…”
One day, while sitting in my living room, I began noticing the many family pictures throughout.
I am blessed!
I have 4 of the best kids ever and they love me.
I’m married to the most beautiful woman in the world whose heart, mind, and spirit are as remarkable as her smile.
Jasmin, the woman that saw potential in me when I was still a young kid. She knew that I would become ‘something’ once I got…
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