childhood

A couple months ago, GRIFF met his youngest brother who is 25 and made a promise that he would always be family despite his relationship with the father they share.

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF thanks God for kids growing up and finding their way.  He notes that they’ve changed so much since childhood, that they often don’t remember their smaller, stinkier, dirtier selves. They don’t want to remember it, in fact. He prays for all of the parents and teachers and other […]

Just about everybody can look back into their childhood and recall the whooping that changed their life. Whether it was mom and dad, or maybe a grandparent or an auntie, the switch has been a staple in the black household for generations. In this edition of the Get Up Poll, these listeners call in and […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF shouts out one of his friends who got him in trouble for shoplifting when they were kids. This friend, Nigel, has gotten him in trouble for other things as well. GRIFF just found out that his friend Nigel is in jail. So GRIFF sends out a prayer to […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF was inspired by Erica Campbell‘s thoughts  about “the good stuff.” He launches into a prayer of gratitude for the “good stuff,” reminiscing about the simpler times, when imagination was employed in order to create things to play with as kids. He talks about these simpler times in contrast […]

GRIFF talks about being a child again on “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell.” During GRIFF’s prayer he expressed how the kids now will never understand playing simple games like red light green light, mother may I or jacks. He prays that kids learn some of the games and actually go outside and play them. […]