• life

    Who am I?

    What a profound, personal question. Have you ever been asked this question and instantly drew a blank? Then the blank turns into deep thought, and the deep thought turns into doubt, or insecurity? Well this very thing happened to me the other day when I was asked, “Who are you, who is Tanika?” Although I’m aware that I have many qualities and strengths, for some reason answering that question precisely was difficult for me. As I thought and prayed about it for a day or so, I realized one thing – I haven’t given myself enough credit! Not in the sense of pride or boasting, but realizing that God has…

  • faith

    Stay In Your Lane

    Have you ever attended a track meet or watched a track and field event on TV? As a track coach, I’ve both seen and participated in my fair share. You will have noticed the white lines neatly arranged on the track, white lines that create lanes. Each runner has their lane; a clear, demarcated strip of track in which they must stick to and not venture out of. If an Olympic sprinter were to take one step on either side of this line during their race they would then be disqualified. Sadly enough, this actually happened to the Canadian Men’s 4x100M relay team in the London 2012 Olympics. They had…