Greetings,

So, this is the initialization of our organization’s blog; the Re-launch. Again, I am absolutely elated to have the opportunity to provide this as a simple platform for us to connect.

Let me start out by letting you know that you are not here reading this by mere happenstance or coincidence. No. You are here at this very point and time by God’s Divine intervention. He’s heard you and somehow, some way, He’s gotten you to visit this website and to look around. This is one of the ways that I know, He cares for you. God is purposeful and He is loving, regardless of what the so-called educated world will tell you and try to get you to believe.

Now I know with all the things going on in this world, that you may seriously be questioning that, but I assure you it’s true. And right about now, I presume that you may be saying to yourself, why in the world should I trust you, this organization, or the words of this blog? Good point, why should you?

Well, to start off with, I am here by His direction. A position for which He’s been prepared me for over a long period of time. I say that not because I had to have a certain degree or level of education, but rather because I have been through many trials in my life. By virtue of those trials, I’ve learned a thing or two. Now I’m not saying that I’m all that and a Snickers bar, but what I am saying, is that I have learned that God truly is for me and not against me. Though this is quite contrary to what so many in the world wanted me to continue to believe. That was a lie that I personally believed for a couple of decades.

And that brings me to why I founded this organization, and why I’m doing this work; it is for you and anyone else who is out there searching for answers and help. As a teenager, I didn’t have the tools that teens have today. Yet, I did have a number of the same problems. However, I will say that there is one problem that I didn’t have to deal with that many faces today, which is that of cyber-bullying, though physical bullying was alive and well.

As for the blogs, we will have blogs posted, right now, on a monthly basis. There are two categories; The Walk and Pitfalls. The Walk will be blogs that relate to character, whereas Introduction Blog – The Re-launch

Pitfalls will relate to issues. As time progresses and more people start to visit the site, these may increase to two a month. These blogs will identify and give insight to a particular subject. It is our desire that they are seen and used as an interactive tool; something to generate dialogue and in the end, be helpful. With that said, any time a Biblical statement or concept is used, there will be a reference associated. Furthermore, for the subject, resources will be cited. This will help the reader to know what is being said has substantiation.

In closing, let me say that I am happy that you stopped by and checked us out. I encourage you to share this with your friends. We also have a Facebook page, which may have been how you got here.

The Roman poet Horace may be credited for making the statement, Carpe Diem, meaning Seize the day (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2017). However, it was God the Creator, who has always instructed His children to seek after His will (Proverbs 3:6, Isaiah 55:6, and Matthew 6:33, New King James Version, 1985). For though a man may plan his steps, which may seem wise, it is the Lord who orders and ordains them (Proverbs 16:9 and 21:2).

Be blessed, In Him.

Raymond “RD” Kidd
Founder and Executive Director,
New Hope Rising, Inc.