Just Keep…

By: Gerald Royster

I usually don’t delve into super personal and spiritual matters on this blog, usually i save that for my other one, but i think honestly who cares!

This morning i was in an accident on 95 south going past Baltimore city on the way to work. Usually I’m very aggravated with slow traffic as I’m just trying to get to work but this morning, i was grateful. I was grateful because my accident could’ve been ten times worse. This morning i was hit by a driver merging into my lane. I wasn’t hurt… my car that’s a different story. But Myself, and the other driver were not hurt.

I called my soon to be wife at that exact moment, i just needed to hear her voice. I then called my parents. All three of them said “cars can be replaced but you can’t”. That stuck in my head, because it could’ve been a lot worse. Truly i feel blessed.

Later at work i was listening to music at my desk and “Remain” by a band named Mute Math came on and the lyrics just hit me like a ton of bricks. The second bridge of the song goes

“Just keep on trying

Just keep fighting

Just keep going

Just keep surviving

Just keep walking

Just keep breathing

Just keep holding

Just keep believing”

Now over the last two years I’ve honestly been in a bit of spiritual turmoil. Trying to find my way, going through the trials of life and letting stuff get me down. Even walking away from one church… when my grandmother died nearly two years ago it shook me like an earthquake deep down to my soul. There were moments i felt alone, and terribly hurt, and still do til this day.

Jump forward to this morning. She was in my passenger seat. I easily could’ve swerved into the other lane and flipped over the guard rail into the water honestly. But that didn’t happen. I think there are times like this morning where i was so pissed as i got hit. Hitting my steering wheel, and shouting before collecting myself to deal with what happened. But i heard the words of my loved ones, and remembered the truest fact I’m okay, there’s nothing to be mad about.

So whatever you’re dealing with today, just remember don’t give up, and keep faith! Everything is going to work out he way God intended it! Focus on what’s a given and most important, that family, friends, and your dreams. Those are constant. If you focus on those three things, everything else will fall into place.

While the whole right side of my car is a mess, I’m alive and that’s a miracle in itself, because 5-10 miles faster and this article may not have been written. I learned a lesson today, and I’m grateful for it!

I’m so grateful for my friends and family! I’m so grateful for the love of a Heavenly Father who protects and loves me and a Savior who died on the cross for me! And I’m totally grateful for lessons in our most frustrating and stressful times!

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We Have Arrived

In the beginning it was Max Literature Group, or M.L.G….

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MLG was created by Gerald Royster and his now fiancé, Colleen, as a way to self publish, promote, and expose the world to Gerald’s ability as an independent writer. Gerald’s interest expanded to YouTube as a way to broaden his art in a different medium.

Gerald knew he wanted to expand to YouTube but hadn’t come up with any plans on how 2DA35D97-BD49-413E-8672-A7567954B81Cto begin. Until one night when he was having wings with his very close friends, Justin Holden and Alex Hull. ESPN was on the TV and it started a discussion between Gerald and Justin that doing a sports show would be cool; they could talk about the sports they wanted to talk about. Alex is a local Filmmaker with Maryland film company Chill Out Productions, and the three of them realized that this was a golden idea. The heart of Lit Sports Online was born!
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CouchSide was created between Gerald and his best friend, Mario Meza. They were hanging out, sitting on the couch, talking about how horrible modern rap music has become. The 20+ minute discussion on the topic gave them the idea of doing something like that on camera. It was that moment where they came up with the show, CouchSide.

The idea for two completely different shows were created! Gerald, Mario, Alex, and Justin, all friends, decided to bring together their varying arts, knowledge, and ideas. LitTube was IMG_1025now officially created under the MLG organization. The first just the guysbroadcast for LitTube was in September of 2016. The broadcast was an episode of Lit Sports Online. It was an NFL Season Preview show starring Justin and Gerald. A week later, the first episode of CouchSide premiered featuring Mario and Gerald. All of LitTube is filmed and edited by Alex hull of Chill Out Productions.

One of the goals of LitTube is to break the barriers of editorial journalism. We created this blog/site to bring you stuff we may not be able to touch or film on our channel. It was created to bring you information in a timely and convenient way. Most people nowadays Reel Talk Logoget their information via the internet, and we want to help you get that information faster and from a reliable source. Ofchill out productions logo course this means, open invitation to criticize and comment. We’re not perfect and we have a lot of room for growth, and together with your help we can only get better! We understand the nature of our topics can bring on high emotions. Our goal is to always be mindful and respectful to our viewers and in return, we hope any criticism comes in a constructive and respectful manner as well.

At LitTube our motto is to be the “voice of the voiceless, and the “image of the invisible!”C311A06C-BAE1-4730-9A64-B241A0566FE0. We’re told everywhere what to think, how to think, and where to stand. Yes, we will have quite a few opinion pieces. But, we are not expecting you to follow us on every word, you have to make that decision on what to believe on your own.

To those of you new to LitTube, welcome! We hope you check back often, and don’t forget to subscribe to our actual YouTube channel up above. To those of you who have been around for the ride already, thank you for the continued support and love!

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Edited by- Colleen McGaunn