We Can Make a Difference

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and Government officials but the voters of this country. FDR

Today, I noticed a new post [old post] from a friend and Facebook thinker. Everyday God sends she writes several controversial post. And everyday I say to myself “God! I wish I had that skill.” Well any-who-how, each post has something to do with humanity. Her topics stir the soul in such a way that her array of friends from all walks of life show compassion about this and that. And sitting on the sideline reading comments allows viewers to see others perspective concerning what matters to them and the circle they travel within. With that said, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, she posted the below screen shot.

I 100% percent agree with the author of Latinos for Liberty. The author wrote everything I feel. I, too, haven’t watched one impeachment hearing.

I don’t care if Trump stays or goes. He’s no different than those that have come before him. All I can hope for is that he does something to help Black communities in ways that will send at least one message. We matter.

Thus far only one president and it really wasn’t the president, it was his wife that showed Black people they mattered. Now before I go on I’m not saying there weren’t others I just haven’t heard about them. However, Eleanor Roosevelt was the first woman of stature to be very vocal about racism and the impact it had on Black communities. She and her mother-in-law took an active role in ensuring Black people were treated equal. And! Her firm stand on equal rights for everyone made her a woman of great strength and a woman to be admired.

And, like Latinos, we Black folks need to get involved with local and state government. We need to learn the foundations of government entities. As we learn how to get those entities to work for us! We need to stop thinking and feeling we’re owed as individuals and as a race group. What happened to our ancestors was horrible but they survived and we’re living. We need to finish running their race because it’s our race that’s finishing last.

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Praying For The Homeless

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.  Be of the same mind toward one another.  Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.  Do not be wise in your own opinion.  ~Roman 12:15-16

Today, Lord, give me the ability to push my troubles temporarily aside.  As you give me the comforting words to say to a friend in distress.  Lord, I also ask that you give me the words to pray for the homeless everywhere.  

Lord it is easy to take your blessings for granted when personal wants are fulfilled.  It’s easy to forget about those that are sincerely in need as long as personal needs are being met.  

Heavenly Father, this morning I’m praying that you touch the hearts of those that are blessed with a roof over their heads, food in their stomachs, clothes on their backs and shoes on their feet with a spirit of thanksgiving.  Lord, help them to see, myself included, how blessed we truly are despite of unachieved goals.  Help us to become steadfast in giving to the less fortunate with cheerful hearts.  

Lord watch over the homeless.  Give them their next meal without question or delay.  

Your Loving Daughter ~Annette

Vocabulary Mondays: Agapae

Photo taken from:  http://ubdavid.org/advanced/practical/practical-christian_21.html
Photo taken from: http://ubdavid.org/advanced/practical/practical-christian_21.html

It has been years since I have used the word agapae.  But I wanted to use it in a short message to a dear friend.  Since I knew I had forgotten how to spell the word I decided to Google it.  I typed the following within the Google search bar:  agodbae, agodba, agotbae and etc.  Yet, nothing I spelled gave me the correct spelling for the word I so dearly wanted to use.  I was becoming frustrated.  I even thought maybe I had learned a word that did not exist.

Let’s just say it took me forever to find the correct spelling of agape, but, nevertheless, I found it!  And I used it!  Hip hip hooray!

Word:  agapae

Part of Speech:  noun, plural

Meanings:

1.  the love of God or Christ for humankind.

2.  the love of Christians for other persons, corresponding to the love of God for humankind.

3.  unselfish love of one person for another without sexual implications; brotherly love.

4.  love feast (  defs 1, 2 ).

Origin and History:

agape
c.1600, from Gk. agapan “greet with affection, love” (used by early Christians for their “love feast” held in connection with the Lord’s Supper), from agapan “to love,” of unknown origin. In modern use, often in simpler sense of “Christian love” (1856, frequently opposed to eros as “carnal or sensual.