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Righteous Riter
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Gender: Male
Born: January, 1971
Interests: Serving the Lord, being a husband and dad, writing and personal training
Member: Standard
Joined: January 2013
INFORMATION
I'm a 42 year old husband with two children. My mom died on my 12th birthday. My dad died my freshman year in college. I was all area in basketball receiving a full ride scholarship to Northwood Institute of Midland Michigan. Got in trouble in school after my dad passed away and was kicked out of school. Turned to selling drugs which landed me a 15 to 30 year prison sentence. I was released in March, 2005 and God blessed me with a job in April, 2005. My daughter was born in Nov 3, 2008 and my son was born Dec 21, 2010. I split up with my kids mom. She went to church and I hit the streets once again. My kids mom bought me a TD Jakes dvd for fathers day that I end up watching two months later. God spoke to my heart that day. My kids mom let me listen to a Marvin Sapp cd. I was listening to it as I was working out and when track five come on, I began to cry. I stopped my workout and began to pray. My kids mom invited me to her church as a visitor. The next Sunday I joined the church. That same week I was baptized and a day after my sons second birthday we were married. God spared my life and I am forever grateful to Him. Glory be to God!
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Everything that happened to me that is good, GOD DID IT!
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Righteous Riter: I would like to apologize to the reviewers for my delayed responses. Between looking for a job and enrolling for college courses I haven't had much time to be on the site. Looking for a job is time consuming and at times frustrating but I know God has my back as well as yours. To God be the glory.
June 11, 2014 at 12:47PM
    adewpearl: Hey, you have your priorities straight!
    June 11, 2014 at 2:23PM
    Selina Stambi: First things first - you're doing what you must do at this time.

    Jeremiah 29:11. To God be the glory ... :)
    June 23, 2014 at 5:59PM
    wordsmatter2me: Good Morning!
    I understand searching for a job that God wants you to serve in according to his Word will come soon for you and your family. I pray in confidence that the job will come. To God be the glory.
    June 25, 2014 at 11:01AM
    lappmellott: Best of luck to you in all you do. God is walking right by your side and sometimes, he carries you.
    June 26, 2014 at 4:00PM
    GE Parson: Hey My Man! Conratulations on your being in the top FIVE of the rankings. Keep spinning your wheels for Jesus.
    Your frend & Brother, Jerry
    July 18, 2014 at 9:15AM
    nreve: I LOVE ADONNA MARIE GOODPASTURE
    VERN (YOF)
    September 2, 2014 at 12:10AM
    nreve:
    September 2, 2014 at 12:11AM
    nreve: I LOVE ADONNA MARIE GOODPASTURE
    VERN (YOF)
    September 2, 2014 at 12:16AM
    me_tudor: Congratulations on your job and college. Your writing will be missed. Hopefully you can throw us a bone or two now and again.
    August 29, 2015 at 5:31PM

Righteous Riter: I want to thank all the people who followed "My House". Thank you for your time. Thank you for your reviews. Thank you for your honest and open feedback. I've come to find that reviewers are a luxury to have because every time I feel/felt uneasy about a line or a thought, someone helped me. That let me know that I was on point but couldn't find the right words until someone reviewed and shared their suggestions and gave me the right words. No one is perfect but FanStory reviewers are helping me get better. Much love from the Riter and to God be the glory.
March 30, 2014 at 8:02AM
    Selina Stambi: It was a fabulous series, RR - Tyler Perry in verse! So well done. Hallelujah - amen! :)
    April 1, 2014 at 6:03PM
    tbacha58: Dearest RR, you are an amazing writer, I definitely enjoyed reading your sad childhood story, but God loved you, for you to meet the right loving person, to help you forget at least a little, what you have gone through in your childhood. I am so happy, you buried your past by loving God who send His son to show us the way how to forgive, and forget past events that were extremely painful. Yes, our friends reviewer are amazing to, they help out of friendship and respect.
    I think like you, we are so lucky to have each other, in the good times, and in the bad times. Trust your friends at Fan Story, they will never hurt you, but the opposite, they will always he here for you. Bless you my friend, and all your family. Much love from Terry xoxoxo
    April 4, 2014 at 2:37AM
    WritingsByG: Just read your good review of Girly, came by to see who you are. WOW! What a man of strength. Well done taking and using what you've been blessed with to do good.

    I use to live in Saginaw ran the Riverfront Dental Center on Cabaret Trail South. Many good times in Saginaw.

    Thank you again for your review. I look forward to reading your stories.

    G
    April 29, 2014 at 11:58AM
    ArtGal: ArtGal: I don't know if I'm doing this correctly, since I just returned after more than 3 years. I want to thank you here for reading 'Blessings to Skylar', and then writing 'Help Me God' in your own words. It's so very beautiful and I can't thank you enough. The hospital feels there's a big possibility that she may be bi-polar like her dad. If so, they will have to experiment with meds to find those that may work the best. Her mood swings are more than changing hormones, but starting a new school with a lot of bullies doesn't help either. She just wants to stay home with her mom and not go back to school. But she has to return so that she doesn't have to repeat the same grade. My daughter, her mom, is just the best and has prepared her and her twin brother to know the Lord more through Bible study and prayer at home. When we find out her problem, I'll definitely let you know. God bless, and lots of love to you and your family. My husband also thanks you for such a lovely poem. . .Sharon
    May 6, 2014 at 7:33PM
    ArtGal: Riter, we finally have the proper diagnosis for Skylar and it's called School Refusal! You can read about this on Wikipedia, and she has all the symptoms of this, especially going from Elememtary to Middle school, and having many bullies there. The hospital is teaching her breathing excercises and coping skills, but she still doesn't want to go back to that school. She'll stay in the hospital a bit longer but then she has no choice but to go back. We'll have to face that when it happens, and we're praying that she'll be able to cope with it much better. Just wanted to let you know. I'm so glad that my poem inspired you to write for Skylar, and God be with you. Love. . .Sharon
    May 8, 2014 at 6:46PM
    twinklepoems: I just happened upon this tonight. Wondering how the return to school was. I'm a school psychologist but I was also a kid with school refusal after riots closed my high school. I missed a hundred days of school (but still passed). Now days kids have more options in terms of non-traditional schools.
    November 29, 2014 at 5:01AM

Righteous Riter: I want to take this time to thank God for growth. There was a time when I would get offended when reviewers offered suggestions or corrections but now I understand it's all done to make me a better writer. I still have a lot of work to do because habits don't break over night. There are awesome people on this site with knowledge of writing. I thank all of you for your help and your honest opinions and feedback. Much love from the Riter. To God be the glory.
March 26, 2014 at 3:47PM
    MM lives on :) : right on brother, keep on following your dream...throw in a complex thought now and then and don't worry about strict format...follow emotional flow.
    March 26, 2014 at 7:07PM
    ravenblack: You have always taken my suggestions into consideration and rewarded me w/some reviewing votes and I thank you for that.
    March 26, 2014 at 8:57PM
    Righteous Riter: Thank you Chris. I really appreciate it
    March 27, 2014 at 4:06AM
    Righteous Riter: ravenblack, your reviews hold a reward as well. They humble me as well as make me a better writer. God bless.
    March 27, 2014 at 4:09AM
    Selina Stambi: I appreciate the votes you sent my way, RR. Bless you.
    April 1, 2014 at 6:04PM

Righteous Riter: I would like to take this time to thank all the reviewers who help me with my work. Helping me with my tenses present and past, the helpful suggestions and support. I appreciate you all. To God be the glory. Much love from the Riter.
March 3, 2014 at 1:42PM
    rama devi: That's nice, RR. :-))
    March 3, 2014 at 2:48PM
    resaann: Cute wife and congrats. I'm kind of new on how all this works but I will challenge it when I have more time.
    March 7, 2014 at 8:25PM
    Lovinia: Thanks RR .... it's always nice to feel appreciated. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us. :))) xoxo Lovinia

    PS Love the wedding pic. You make a very cute couple. <3
    March 12, 2014 at 7:06AM

Righteous Riter: I would like to thank and wish every writer on this site a Happy New Year. I'd like to thank all the people who followed and supported my work as well as those who didn't. There is much room for improvement for me. In 2014 my wish is that each writer can bless and encourage others with jewels of wisdom and love. I will continue to tell my story and I will forever give God the glory. Much love from the Riter.
January 4, 2014 at 9:05AM
    kiwijenny: Thank you and the same to you......Riter.
    God bless...jenny
    January 4, 2014 at 10:27AM
    Lulube: Congrats to your
    #4 ranked poet. You worried before that all was for naught, well this ranking should beat down all those negative thoughts now.
    Way to go.

    lulube oops wrong section. Oh well
    January 7, 2014 at 12:57PM
    JM daSilva: Congratulation on the trophy! You deserve it!
    January 10, 2014 at 8:59AM
    MzNiki: What a beautiful picture you display for your profile!! What an outstanding looking couple. Groovy (-_-)
    January 19, 2014 at 4:48AM
    seaglass: You have a beautiful testimony.
    Seaglass
    January 24, 2014 at 11:52PM
    resaann: I'm new to the game but I'm glad to see that GOD is still opening the minds and eyes of people, most just give up I don't know you but yet I'm still proud. GOD BLESS YOU and may life supply your every need.
    February 5, 2014 at 11:44PM
    darla1977: LoVe YoUr WoRk!!! You are truely gifted! God bless you & yours!
    February 18, 2014 at 8:59PM
    Deejharrington: Wow, thats quite a life's journey in only forty some years! Its true, if we just listen, we'll find our correct path.
    deb
    February 23, 2014 at 8:14AM
    nreve:
    March 8, 2014 at 3:38PM

FanStory wrote to Righteous Riter: Congratulations the 2013 #4 Ranked Poet!
January 1, 2014 at 12:08AM
    Titanx9: Congratulations, Righteous Riter for a well-deserved reward. Your abiding faith is a source of comfort for many. I hope 2014 brings even greater recognition. Dossie
    January 1, 2014 at 3:25PM
    Righteous Riter: Thank you so much and as always the glory is God's. Have a blessed new year.
    January 1, 2014 at 4:20PM
    boxergirl: congrats!
    January 1, 2014 at 4:54PM
    Louise Michelle: Congratulations. You worked hard for this.
    January 2, 2014 at 10:06AM
    Selina Stambi: Congrats, Riter. Happy New Year. Lots of blessings and joy.
    January 2, 2014 at 10:31AM
    Righteous Riter: Thank you so much. It's my story but it's God's glory. Much love from the Riter.
    January 3, 2014 at 6:51AM
    Jade Lawson : Congratulations.:D
    January 3, 2014 at 10:45AM
    Green Lake Girl: Congratulations on this achievement. Well deserved.
    January 3, 2014 at 11:03AM
    Sylvia Page: Hearty congrats and hoping that 2014 will see you climb to the top.
    January 3, 2014 at 12:11PM
    Sylvia Page: Hearty congrats and hoping that 2014 will see you climb to the top.
    January 3, 2014 at 12:11PM
    lancellot: Congrats on your finish.
    January 4, 2014 at 3:30PM
    RPSaxena: Hello Righteous Riter,
    CONGRATULATIONS on your grand success!
    Wish you many more such Achievements in time to come, Happy New Year!!
    ~RP.
    January 5, 2014 at 12:36AM

Righteous Riter: Although it's cold and raining, I will not be complaining. Thanking God for my job.
November 1, 2013 at 6:07AM
    shelley kaye: LOVE cold and rainy days! they are totally the best! send some to me, please.... ;-)

    November 1, 2013 at 11:39AM
    Bobby Jo: God changes everything for the better.
    December 11, 2013 at 4:37PM
    rouskin: Congratulations!
    Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year 2014. May this year be the luckiest year for you that brings success and helps you in reaching the zenith of your true potential.
    January 1, 2014 at 2:39PM

Righteous Riter: I would like to apologize to my fans and reviewers for my delayed responses. I've been working a lot of hours and I have to be at work at seven. Thank you all for the love and support. Much love from the Riter and as always, to God be the glory.
October 18, 2013 at 6:35AM
    kleck140: I read your bio and admire your courage and tenacity to take charge of your life with the blessings God sends your way. As I say to my friends and family, everyone is blessed with different gifts and once you pursue your God given gift, you will receive
    many God given blessings. Thanks for sharing.
    October 28, 2013 at 12:33AM
    Righteous Riter: You're welcome and may God bless you.
    October 31, 2013 at 5:23AM

Righteous Riter: God is awesome. He will bless you in ways that you can't believe. I would like to give a special thank to Amaraherig14 for adding a banner and member pump to my most recent work "Thankful". God is Good. While outside shoveling the snow after a light snow storm, my neighbor helped me out with his snow blower but instead of stopping, I kept on working. When God bless you, don't stop, keep working! God loves you. Much love from the Riter.
February 27, 2013 at 8:57AM
    Denise S: I like that
    March 26, 2013 at 6:20PM
    gene roush: It has been my experience that everything in life comes from a higher power.
    Accept and learn from it all. We are always exactly where we are meant to be it's how we use the present to gain God's presence that is important.
    March 27, 2013 at 12:49PM
    RedMarie33: I especially like what you wrote above about "When God bless you, don't stop, keep working!" I never thought about it that way before, but I think you're right! Blessings to you for all you've overcome & for your faith!
    April 4, 2013 at 3:17AM
    justmarly: Very nice. You are right. MJ
    May 30, 2013 at 1:50PM
    Dollie Mason: I just read your bio and I am impressed. Fanstory has many interesting people and that is what makes it so good....
    June 6, 2013 at 12:49AM
    Showboat: What a wonderful personal story you have. God is so good. Never leaves, never forsakes, always constant, unchanging and steady in His love for his children. Our God Reigns!
    July 7, 2013 at 12:10PM
    krys123: Congratulations for being one of the top 10 poets. Very impressive. You have a good one
    AK
    July 19, 2013 at 9:34PM
    Sankey: Love the wonderful stories in here seems like I have found a of like precious faith.
    August 7, 2013 at 2:46AM
    Sankey: oops sorry "found a friend of like precious'
    August 7, 2013 at 2:48AM
    Iese: I hope you become a fan of my work as well
    August 28, 2013 at 1:32PM
    TXANG1128: When he blesses you.. you work harder... now that's a lesson we could all use today.. BLESSINGS
    September 21, 2013 at 10:26AM
    ProjectBluebook : Blessings as well . . . wackydo
    September 21, 2013 at 10:49PM
    nreve:
    October 2, 2013 at 9:09PM
    Waishali Deshmukh: Impressive story. I like what you have said about blessings.
    October 19, 2013 at 8:59PM

Righteous Riter: Dropped my wife off at the airport at 4:30am. Say a prayer that she reach her destination safely. Much love from the Riter and to God be the glory.
February 22, 2013 at 7:57AM

Righteous Riter: To all inspiring writers: Reviews are important within this site but don't the reviews discourage you. Some reviewers get so caught up in the mechanics that they miss the message. Real talk, everyone is not going to like what you write but keep writing. What's in your heart is way more important than what's in the mind of others. People shoot my work down all the time but I just reload with messages from the Lord. There is no such thing as a perfect poem but there is what I call a pure poem. A pure poem comes from the heart and no matter no much reviewers critique it, it's still pure. Keep writing from the heart and know that no one can do you like you do you. Glory be to God.
February 21, 2013 at 12:35PM
    Joy Graham: Very nice message. Keep on writing :)
    February 21, 2013 at 12:44PM
    Righteous Riter: I understand exactly what you are saying and I respect that. You can tell when the reviewer is trying to do you or your work no good. Coming in I knew that my work would be under microscope just because of what I choose to write about but I'm cool with that. My work is designed to inspire and encourage others and if the Lord bless me with a chance to write a book, praise His name. One thing I will not do is let a review get me off track. Much love from the Riter.
    February 21, 2013 at 1:14PM
    Anisa-: Mechanics are important, too. It helps things read better. And there all types of personalities on this site, which is great, I think. People who are more mechanics driven, others more focused on the content, some on characters, logical sequence, etc. It's all helpful in the long run, as long as they're being constructive and not rude.
    February 21, 2013 at 4:54PM
    sadie girl: I do believe writing from the heart does come from the lord. Sometimes I write something and I go Wow! did I do that. Did that come from me. When words and thoughts flow out of me. I know without a shadow of a doubt it comes from God. I do need help with pucuation, and grammer,also sentence structuring, etc. and I'm grate ful for any feedback I get. reviewers have help me already. Thank you Lord! for leading me to this site. I'm grateful,Sadie Girl
    February 22, 2013 at 2:13PM
    expressions9: I think the message and the mechanics of a poem are both important. What's sad with some reviewers is when they don't agree with the content and then decide to give an offensive and negative review - so uncalled for. We are all here to share our writing and it's much more helpful to give positive or at least constructive (not destructive) feedback, or just skip. Don't be discouraged. No-one can take away the gift God has given you. Useful feedback on the mechanics will always help make us better writers, and that's a good thing. It's all good practice, just like with musical instruments so we may "play skilfully" (as David said in the psalms). I've learnt things I didn't know before since joining the site. Bless you! Keep writing.

    PS: Remember too that if you have any concerns you can contact the site admin (click on Contact Us - top right corner)

    Blessings!
    Christine
    February 23, 2013 at 12:33AM
    Joannforsberg: So agree on the feedback on mechanics. I desire, desire feedback on mechanics of writing. It is as you stated: those who criticizes the message.
    February 23, 2013 at 9:01AM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: I review the ones that I like and can understand. If I read them more than three times to understand, I move on. I would rather save my reviews for ones that I really like than to make statements just to make them amd I hope others do that for me. I also want real reviews and help if I need it. That is why I am here is to share and learn.
    February 23, 2013 at 2:33PM
    whizpurr ^-^: I like the beautiful philosophy of there being such a thing as a pure poem. I truly agree... it's the ones that come straight from the heart that contain the essence of memorable poetry.
    February 25, 2013 at 4:05PM
    mrsmajor: What an encouraging message you have given us..and I know exactly what you mean..Every poem I write, is intended to bring to the reader something to enjoy, yes, a part of what's in my heart. Some like my work, others do not. It is their choice, yet we can all be friends.
    The Love of Almighty God is a part of me, and so I will continue to give Praise to His name whenever I can, throught my words. I do my best, if the mechanics are without merit, then I have no problem with corrections..God is indeed Good, All the time.
    February 27, 2013 at 7:26AM
    AndrewMichael78: I am happy to hear that for you. I too was running around streets and at times had it rough. Now I am going to church and engaged to be married this summer! God if great and there is no stronger force. I always feel so strong and invulnerable like he flows in my veins. I see some similarities for you and I so God bless and I to would love to workout hard soon. I am healing up from hernia surgery. And I see you are ranked so high,that's awesome.
    February 28, 2013 at 9:35PM
    jgirlie152: I love your profile, you have been so honest, and after all the terrible troubles, you are in a wonderful place with the woman who helped you through the bad times. God bless you and thank you for becoming a fan. I would like to return the favor.
    Blessings, jgirlie
    March 27, 2013 at 8:20PM
    honeytree: I loved what you wrote and written from your heart and soul.

    Honey tree
    June 10, 2013 at 10:05PM
    honeytree: I loved what you wrote and written from your heart and soul.

    Honey tree
    June 10, 2013 at 10:05PM
    JMHallmark: Thank you for encouraging other Christian writers.Your words of wisdom and experience are very helpful. You are a blessing, and so is your testimony! God is so faithful!
    J. M. Hallmark
    July 26, 2013 at 11:48PM
    watergirl: So beautiful to share thoughts. There truly is a greater force than biology alone. When man or woman invites this greater dimension within, life becomes truly vibrant and miraculous. God bless all. Watergirl.
    August 3, 2013 at 7:26PM

Righteous Riter: God is good all the time. All the time God is good. He lifted me up and turned my life around. He placed my feet on solid ground and I praise Him for that. Thank you Lord.
February 20, 2013 at 7:01AM

Righteous Riter: What God has for you, nothing or no man can take it away.
February 19, 2013 at 1:31PM

Righteous Riter: Praise the Lord for His has awakened me again so that I may exalt Him and touch others with the gift he blessed me with. Thank you Lord.
February 19, 2013 at 7:28AM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: Right on, He is all there is. He took away my voice and gave me poetry. Some dont like what I write and for the reasons I write, but that is just me.
    February 23, 2013 at 2:37PM

Righteous Riter: Thanking God for another day. I thank God for my life. I thank God for my wife. I thank God for my kids. I thank God for this house and the car He gave me. Without God, I wouldn't be or have anything. Glory be to God.
February 18, 2013 at 10:11AM

 
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