For me, 2016 was filled with pain & recovery, healing & recovery, after being hit by an SUV while crossing the street on foot. Nevertheless, I’m determined to bounce back in 2017; staying true to my creative visions.
I’m blessed to be alive, grateful to God, family, and true friends; Christians and non-Christians alike. We’re all one, bound and created by one with eternal love; not hatred.
As an emerging author and screenwriter, it gets tough at times; but I refuse to lose. God wants us all to thrive, succeed; so we can be a blessing to others. That said, no matter what adversity life throws at you, stay focused and press on. You were given such talents for reasons and needs greater than yourself.
I just found out the public library is going to purchase copies of my books.http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=freddy+Robinson+-+author
“Get the rebound, get the rebound!” My basketball coach often yelled these words in highschool every single time a shot went up. Didn’t matter if we were on offense or defense, he demanded we get the rebound!!!
Years later, my late yet beloved uncle and church pastor, pastor Frank Robinson; touched upon rebounding. During one of his sermons, he talked about how Jordan, Magic, and Bird, got most of the credit for games and championships won, how they scored all those points – amazing! However, he mentioned how “Dennis Rodman, amid his crazy wardrobe antics and such, was an awesome rebounder. ” It’s the rebounders like Rodman who gave Jordan, Bird, Magic, and the rest of their team- 2nd and 3rd chances to score. Or, when on defense, would rebound in order to prevent the opponents from having 2nd and 3rd chances to score more points.
Years later, especially now at this point in my life; Pastor Franks message pounds in my heart and rings in my ears. REBOUND! In this context….rebound in the Lord. Rebound in life! After getting hit by a careless driver, while I was crossing the street on foot, I struggle to rebound. Even in the Lord, God; I literally struggle to rebound! However, I’m alive with no broken bones but major dental work will be done during the rest of 2016 and into 2017; God willing if I live that long. How does one rebound from such an instance, an experience that would otherwise leave one for dead or crippled for life? The pain and PTSD opposes my goals, dreams, and faith…daily; yet I trust God to see me through it all and help me rebound. And not just rebound; but run the plays that will put me in the perfect position to hit the game winning shot! Yes!!!
Yesterday, God led me in leading a young man to Salvation and the blessed opportunity to baptize him in the Holy Spirit. Talk about rebound! Hallelujah and all Glory to God because I am the weakest and least of God’s servants here on earth, as it is in Heaven. God bless and protect everyone who reads this. Amen.
I wonder what he was doing on March 9th, 2016, at 5:35 pm that was so important? I’ve asked myself this question several times a day; because I’ve yet to have the opportunity to ask the driver of the SUV that hit me this very same question.
I was in the middle of the crosswalk and almost home, permitted by the green light and walking 🚶 man symbol. 10 yards away from home…..
Wham! The preoccupied driver with his important cell phone hit my on my left side, which sent me down to the pavement face first on my right side
The drizzling rain had barely begun to fall; but blood rushed from my mouth, gushing….