Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.
Last Friday I received a call from my sister. She asked if I’d received a text message from an unhappy family member. I said, “No.” She proceeded to give me the dirty details of the text message. I sat listening to what was being said as I was watched television and wishing for strength to reach behind my head for my bag of Cheetos. I don’t know if what I was listening to was entertaining vs the show on television. But! I knew I wanted to smack on my Cheetos! It was then I realized the person that had been selling Wolf Tickets to me and my sister for over a year finally had a sold out show. So, I didn’t bother to get upset at her latest threat because I realized she was a smalltime and small town bully. If we, you and I, allow evil people to gain ground in our life then living is in vain. My life, your life, count, too! Let’s pray.
PRAYER: Father God, I give you the ultimate high five on creating me and others! I humbly ask that you speak your peace to our souls. Keep us from becoming anxious when people attempt to bully us. Help us to protect and keep the peace you speak to our sprits. Amen
Here’s another one of those post I blogged in April of 2013. And, again, it didn’t get published because I didn’t believe I was a good enough writer. I’ve made no changes really to my then thoughts. The words are what they are because I felt them then.
Well [pause] [sigh] before I started this post I tried to tackleanother irrational comment that YouTube voyager said about Black women, but I became greatly frustrated. Not because I could not argue my point(s) but I need facts. Unfortunately the facts weren’t in our favor on one particular subject. At least not yet! Therefore, I have selected to discuss the roles Black women play as spouses and in motherhood. Given my personal and professional experience I can hold my own in speaking on Black women and their roles as suitable mates and raising children.
“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Honestly, I don’t know what rock this man crawled from under but he needs a realty check when it comes to discussing issues concerning Black women; and without question he surely needs to learn how to support his off-the-cuff theories with facts; because from where I sit he is very provincial in his comments. He and his bad advice to those that will listen to him gives me the creeps! He sounds like a Black Hitler in the making! Really!
Hitler was a horrid man! Horrid! He was a great orator. He made people believe they could fly when they could not. But he was a horrible man with a horrible plan! He made people kill their disable loved ones, in addition, he made people kill an ethnic group because each did not meet the standards or have the features of what he perceived to be the perfect German.
People! People! People! “Those that fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it.” Do you know who said that? I know who said those wonderful words but do you know? Because they are true! To me this young black man on YouTube is like Hitler. He comes across as a great speaker. He gives perception of being concern with humanity. But soon as he begins to speak his cover is blown once he starts attacking a gender group, a race, and or a specific color within a race. Frankly, he is worse than Hitler. At least Hitler was trying to preserve the best of his race, but this foolish man is trashing his own race without preservation and feels good about it! “He is a mad man begetting more mad men!” Can you tell me where I got that quote from?
Yes! I love to read and I enjoy old movies and I learn something new every day. And for the love of God . . . I don’t understand how any person can stomach to watch, read, and listen to words that kill the soul, the very essence of what makes a person human. I have spent enough time discussing that foolish man and men like him. Now I need to discuss why women of color make excellent wives and mothers.
At 17 years old I was too young for motherhood and marriage, however, I was not alone. My life experience was limited and so was the countless teen moms that were pregnant during the same time. Neither, either, had no clue we were not mentally and emotionally prepared for motherhood and or marriage; but we were either pregnant and or married with no life experience.
I believe becoming an excellent parent and spouse is a life skill that is taught and in my case spiritually supplied. As a young mom without a mentor I was an awful mother. As a young wife without a mentor I was an awful spouse. Sadly life failures taught me how to parent and how to love a man once he became my husband. Now that I have been through the stages of life I am prepared to meet the challenges of getting my children and grand-daughter ready for their life journeys.
Several months ago I told my grand if you sleep with a boy then you will have a boy/daddy for your child’s father. I told her she could not expect a boy to grow-up overnight because he got her pregnant. This is a big problem among teens and young adults with children.
Girls and young adult women want boys and young adult men to turn into father material after they get pregnant. Not going to happen! Why? Because each female group is trying to fill a void. A void that was caused by their parents failure to successfully grow up before starting a family. Sadly, each female group is trying to connect or bond with a male on the level of fatherhood. The more they try to make these unwilling boys and young men turn into their dream of what a dad looks like they will always have opposition.
Just because a man/boy whispers in your ear during an intimate moment about making you his wife or wanting you to have his children does not mean he is ready for fatherhood. It only means he knows how to get you going sexually! Because a responsible man will tell you up front what he expects out of the relationship before it gets started. And if a responsible man feels you are wife material he will ask for your hand in marriage before creating children.
Perhaps the following is something to redeem my youthful decisions to become wife and mother so young, because I saw my young husband as a fool:
“When a woman thinks her husband is a fool, her marriage is over. They may part in one year or ten; they may live together until death. But if she thinks he is a fool, she will not love him again.” ~Philippa Gregory
At the time when I became pregnant and a wife, I did not know how to cook for a husband or be a nurturing mother to a screaming baby. On the flip-side, my young husband did not know how to provided for a pregnant wife and later a child; worst he failed morally when he sought comforts in another young woman’s arms and they created a child. Are you seeing where I am going with this?
Everyone must start the lesson of becoming a good parent and an excellent mate at some point during their life. Inexperience does not mean Black women are not parent and wife material. It only means some Black women need help in learning the craft of nurturing their young and being their husband’s main support system. With that written I feel this is a good stopping for point today. Have a great one!
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. ~3 John 1:2
Speak to my heart Lord. Your words have commanded me to follow a path you have divinely paved only for me. Help me Lord to stay on my path when the storms of life are raging, when I can’t see my way clear from the dust and I must walk alone. Give me your strength to journey on by giving me faith to believe in you; and hope by knowing I will live long and have a prosperous life in the land I will enter and occupy. Amen.
Yesterday the struggle was real! OMG! I can not believe I was having withdrawals from being on Facebook. Today is a little better but I still have urges to log into my social media account to see what is currently happening in my friends, family, loved ones and the world. But! I’m not going to give into my desire. Instead, I’m committing to cleaning my kitchen and eradicating my emotions from the baggage of others.
As God would have it I was faced with choices concerning my torn relationship with my grand daughter. She sees me as a negative in her life and never a friend or a person that cares deeply for her and her outcome. My truth telling has hurt her beyond her ability to see logic. As a result, she tell private things about me in order to gain some type of satisfaction in shaming me before others. As if shaming me will fix what really ills her soul. Well any who how . . . . She has drawn her line in the sand and set her boundaries. They are loud and clear. I must and will respect them. With that stated, I don’t think she realize once she made her choices her decisions created choices for me.
I wish her well. At the moment their can never be a point return. Sometimes you must cut the cancer out in order for the body to survive.
These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains, strong.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Good morning, soul! Did I forget to mention I’m a Christian? Well, I am. And this is one of those days I need to remind myself of that.
For the last couple of years my faith has been battling for what is right in the sight of God and most times I felt defeated. As a result, I became depressed and short tempered.
My depression had taken the avenue of “why do I have to fight this battle alone when I believe in God? He’s big. So why can’t He take care of this matter?” And on the flip side of things being short tempered is not new to me. My mom was short tempered and it seems the behavior I hated as a child now visits me.
Oh! My! Goodness! I have found myself in dark times and I need to protect my soul. So Psalm 51:10 is needed for this day and everyday until I see the light of God in all situations: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Amen
John Newton is the author of this spiritually enlightenment hymn. At the age of eleven he became a seaman and later was imprisoned. After escaping from those that held him captive he found work on a slave-trading ship. It was then God began to work on his conscience about the cruelties of slavery. And it was then when he wrote this beautiful hymn as a testament to his transformation from being a slave-ship captain to becoming a Christian.
Most often God takes our wrong to right the wrong of man’s inhumanity to man. We’re His wonderful creation with the flaw of cruelty attached to our characters. It is only by God’s amazing grace that saves us from always extending the hand of destruction to our brothers and sisters.
– Prayer –
I pray this day for God’s peace in your life. I ask God to give you His grace. For the Bible says, His grace is enough for you and His power is perfect in your weakness as His grace is new every morning. Have a wonderful day!
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less dys to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun.
I have this really cool friend on Facebook. I have never seen her and of course she has never met me in person either but we are friends. I cherish and respect her opinions about life and she gives me the same courtesy. She’s an Atheist and I’m a Christian. And we have never had disagreements about my choice to worship Christ or her choice not to believe in a deity.
Yet, the rights to worship or not worship seems to make most people go crazy on both sides of the fence. I can’t help but wonder why?
And here is where I’m going to make a few people upset about the subject:
It’s not my job to police the world and set lives on the path of God. And more so, it is wrong to push religion, faith and God on others. People were given free will at birth. Meaning we have the rights to follow God or deny His deity.
I’m a Christian and hardcore evangelism really upsets me! I hate when Christian’s come to my front door and give me their “you’re going to hell for this reason spill.” Honestly, I quickly shut the door in their faces.
No one wants to hear they’re doom to an eternal life of fiery damnation. No one wants to hear they are worthless and unworthy! Christ died for us all because we were worth the sacrifice! And as I see things, had an Atheist been the only person on earth God would have sent Jesus to die for him/her too!
Now there will be those that will gasp at my statement “If you’re happy being an Atheist I’m happy for you!”
Only baby Christians or far left/right-wing Christians feel the need to invoke fear and force feed religion. Spiritual force feeding is not showing a person to Christ and or God.
God clearly say’s in Jeremiah 31:3, “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; with loving kindness have I drawn thee.” Hum. . . ‘with love and kindness’ has He made Himself known to those that choose to follow Him. No where in that passage does it say club people over the head with the word of God and drag them to the altar to repent!
Truly, the God I worship is a loving God. He is slow to anger and quick to forgive. And he certainly doesn’t want His children to bully people with His word! Therefore, when I meet people who don’t believe in Christ I respect their choice, because I want them to respect mine! So if you are an Atheist and you think I’m going to try to convert you to my faith you are sadly mistaken. And, again, “if you’re happy being an Atheist I’m happy for you!” And! Yes! I’m a Christian!