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Four in the Morning

Author: John Onwuchekwa

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How do you have hope in the darkness? If you’ve ever been up at 4am, you know it looks like it’s the middle of the night. But in reality— it’s morning.

Join John and the people that inspire him as they talk about what it means to live in hopeful defiance, no matter what it looks like outside.
10 Episodes
A black girl from South Dallas, pregnant at 20 by a potential felon from the North Side of Houston decide to start a life together,.... How would you complete that sentence? Erika Brown, a real estate and business mogul in the making shows how she’s rewriting society’s death sentences. Her story isn't just possible for people like her, it's PROBABLE!
Dr. Crawford Loritts talks about how to get free from the trap of a life motivated by being twice as good as the people around you. 
How you experience the present climate is wholly shaped by your past experiences. I talk with Pastor Crawford Loritts in how he's been able to fight off cynicism in our current cultural climate.
Everyone's prepared for the earthquake of grief, it's usually the aftershock that catches them off guard. My dear friend Raven Thomas talks about the uniqueness of life as an orphan and expectant mother.
Everyone knows that depression comes after people whose life has fallen apart, but how do you deal with depression when you have the life of your dreams? Andy Mineo, award-winning hip hop artist and producer, talks about his journey through success and the doom called safety.
Hope comes to us through the most unlikely people in the most unlikely places. I talk with lawyer and pastor Jordan Rice about finding hope in a maximum security prison. 
If you're anything like me, whenever you walk in to the front door of a new interest, you're greeted by insecurity.  Let's spend a little time this morning talking about why it's always there and how we can evict it. Enjoy this first snooze until we meet again for another full episode.
On my 36th birthday, I reflect with my wife, Shawndra Onwuchekwa about how easy it is to build prison walls around your humanity while trying to build houses of hope for other people. She reminds us how we all need permission to be human.
"Our past is bleak. Our future dim. But I am not reasonable. A reasonable man adjusts to his environment. An unreasonable man does not. All progress, therefore, depends on the unreasonable man" - Toni Morrison I have a conversation with Joseph Solomon about the world changing, how this new world has changed us, and how we want to return the favor and change the world!
Let's live while we wait for our circumstances to catch up.
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