About Me

Who am I?

Life Coach. Disabilities Coordinator. Friend to the Friendless. Encourager. Journeyman. Christ-follower.

My Story in Short

I was born in Jamaica, moved to New York, and raised in South Florida. I lived six years in California. I now reside in Northwest Arkansas.

I was raised by maternal grandparents and my great-grandmother.

My great-grandmother, who lived to be 105, continues as a key influence in my life.  I desire to continue the legacy she left.

I have a relationship with God that is supernatural and experiential in nature.

Much of my life direction was on course to become a medical physician. A counseling session and some other life events caused me to see that this was not my path. After this realization I felt free to step out and try new things.  Promptly, my life went full speed ahead.  The Journey lead me to California, where trusting God became a reality like no other. The journey has intensified as I am now trusting Him with my life in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Why am I here?

Well, my life is a pot of soup. There are many ingredients that make me. But the key ingredients are joy, mercy, grace, faith, love, and hope.  These are things God has given me so that I can lavishly give them to others.

And out of these ingredients, I have boiled my life down to a few things:

– Championing the cause of those who are overlooked, neglected, marginalized, and abused.

– Sharing my story and the stories of others for the benefit of all who are in need.

– Journeying with people through all phases of life.

– Bringing hope to desolate and hopeless individuals and their communities.

– Partnering with people, organizations, and communities who do similar work.

– Life Coaching.

Some of my favorite and most memorable experiences in life:

Working at Camp Barnabas, a camp for children and adults with disabilities. This is where I learned how to be human, how  to truly love, and how to listen beyond the scope of words and actions.

Spending a week in silence in the monastic community of Taize in France. God met me there and lead me into a way called simple.

Sleeping and spending time in the Tenderloin District and Skid Row. These places schooled me on what means to be homeless. Homelessness goes beyond having a place to live. My heart has been made tender and much more respectful for people from all walks of life.

Save the Jamaican. A group of my friends from my Volleyball Meetup did the unthinkable. At a time where I was going through a dismal circumstance, where my finances were shattered and my car was repossessed, my friends threw a party. A party to get my car back! It was moment of gratitude that I will not forget!

Encounters with the supernatural with my best friend Anthony during college. This was a time like none other where I experience the Divine.  It was a very powerful time in my life.  Sometimes I have a hard time explaining it. It is easier though, if you have experienced something similar as well.

Going to the funerals of my great-grandmother and father. These were two of the most profound experiences in my life. From these funerals I committed myself to a life that goes beyond me. My life is no longer my own. I am but a thread in the universal fabric. I will tell my story well! And we will share our stories together!

Life Coaching:

Are you feeling stuck?

Do you need help moving forward?

Are you ready to take some risks in your life but you are crippled by fear?

Are you ready to create a better story out of your life?

Are you tired of living in the wake of your trauma?

Do you believe that you are more than your disability? 

I specialize in these areas:

* Disability

* Spiritual Growth

* Trauma, Abuse, and Sexual Brokenness

Contact me at friarfrancis12@gmail.com, 916-842-7575


16 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thanks for following “Tails from Paris”. We’re now following your blog too.

    If you want to sharpen your international sense of humor, we do also have a French version called “Sous nos Couettes” : http://sousnoscouettes.com/.

    Thanks for sharing if you enjoy it too …

    Best from Paris, France 😉

    Alix, Roxane & their bald, bold & funny (at least he pretends to …) Dad

  2. God prepares a path for us to take. So glad that you were paying attention. May God bless your journey.

    “10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10.

  3. Hello! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

  4. Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read and follow my blog at manysparrowsblog.com. Your testimony is awesome, I would love to hear more about your supernatural encounters with Jesus! Hopefully you’ll write about them in a blog someday? ;)Blessings, Asia

    • Asia, it is a joy to read your blog! Thank you for your well-timed and encouraging words!

      And as for the supernatural encounters… yes, there will be a blog post on them… And now that you mention it- it might be sooner than later. Thank you for stopping by. We definitely will be in touch.

      May His tender mercy and grace guide you today!

      Friar Francis

  5. It sounds like a fascinating and heartfelt journey. Thank you for reading and liking my blog because it led me to yours. Really enjoy your loving attitude, and directness mixed with subtle wit. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Wish you a wonderful day! 🙂

    • Thank You!

      First, of all your encouragement to me is timely and very appreciated. It’s really nice meeting people through the blog sphere who speak life into others. That’s what you are doing!

      Second, I will definitely be making visits to your blog as well.

      Third, have a fantastic day as well Maximillian!

      Friar Francis

  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPBmFwBSGb0 Dunno why I love this song/video. Maybe it’s the true passion I see in the faces of the audience that are committing their faith? The Choir who sing so divinely? Or the real passion behind Michael W. Smith? But it offers me so much comfort. I hope you will feel God thru this song. God bless xx

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