About the author and creator of No Judging Allowed.This is the section where I praise and compliment myself on all of the wonderful accomplishments I’ve made in my life. “Kudo’s time!” However, I’ve decided to venture down the less traveled road; so buckle up!
I was in the 9th grade (on the roles at least) for 3 years, as my extracurricular activities didn’t allow much free time for school. I eventually got it together only to drop out of high school in the 12th grade ultimately acquiring my GED many a year later. I am single and a proud to be chosen parent of two beautiful children with two different fathers born out of wedlock and 14 years apart. (Oh No – I’m definitely earmarked for HELL). I smoked pcp and crack for over 15 years, with several stints in drug rehabilitation facilities. I suffered from depression coupled with suicidal desires as a result of continual drug use that guaranteed me a temporary bed me in a hospital on the 5th floor psychiatric ward; my new home for a couple of weeks. I was a liar and a thief and I had become a specialist in making awful decisions.
After I was confronted by my best friend for borrowing (without permission or her knowledge) her ATM card to steal money for more drugs, I made the best decision of my life. My best friend, who was saved, yet still my friend, confronted and forgave me. I was shocked and totally unprepared for forgiveness. After all, we grew up together and I knew the wrath I would have to face when she found out. Her forgiveness opened a door I never knew existed. Her forgiveness rocked me to the core and turned my entire thought process upside down. So I wondered, questioned, cried and prayed to understand what was happening. I desperately wanted and needed to grab hold of the peace she was obviously privy too. I promised God, if he would bless me with that kind of peace I witnessed through her, I would never let it go.
One crisp fall night, I was sitting on the balcony getting high, crying and praying simultaneously; I wanted out but I didn’t know the way nor did I have the strength to go even if a way was provided. As I puffed, wiped my tears and silently prayed, “God Help Me!” God suddenly whispered these words to me;
God gently whispering four sentences changed the course of my life forever. About me can be summed up in two words – BUT GOD. For God to speak to me in the manner in which I needed to hear him and at that specific moment in time; with a joint between my lips; spoke volumes. God was no longer this far away spiritual fable that I would never have the honor of meeting unless and until I was perfect. God personally introduced himself to me and made an imperfect moment with an imperfect person, perfect. Thus nojudgingallowed.com was conceived!