What is Christian Nationalism? Christian Nationalism has become an increasingly prevalent force in American politics as of late, especially with the election of Donald Trump and his heavily religious cabinet. Although this trend isn’t anything new, Trump’s election seems to have sparked a new fire in Christian Nationalists, who believe that the United States was […]
I often hear folk ask, how do you know when God has answered your prayers, how do you know when God is talking to you? I think it’s different for everyone, I think He speaks to us in a manner/language that we can hear and most importantly in a language that we understand. I just […]
I see a lot of posts about folk wanting world peace and praying for Ukraine. I’m most definitely NOT against praying but I’m also acutely aware that we WILL NEVER see world peace. We’ve NEVER seen it in the past and will not see it in the future according to my worldview and KJV. So […]
What is sorry – feeling distress, especially through sympathy with someone else’s misfortune; or feeling regret or penitence; What is penitence – the action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentance. Can one simply say, “I’m sorry” when they have caused someone harm; Can one simply say, “I’m sorry” when […]
EMPOWERMENT What does empowerment mean? Have you ever thought about the real meaning of empowerment? What does it really truly mean to be empowered? The dictionary says it is the “authority or power given to someone to do something,” or “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming […]
She would have been a year old tomorrow… You think about the moment it will happen after you reach a certain age. You think of all the things you’re going to do and say. You imagine those precious moments where it’s just the two of you and the smile you receive after you have taught […]
Relationships can take any form. From romantic relationships, marriages to friends or close families that have just drifted apart over time or due to specific problems. The Lord helps us cure all wounds if we follow the lead of Jesus. One of the things I have found that ruins all kinds of relationships is STUBBORNESS. […]
Jesus is the Storm Bender. This story brings to mind something I read: The question is never, “Are you in a storm?” The question is, “Is Jesus in your boat?” Jesus is the water-transforming, dead-raising, sick-healing, hope-giving, food-providing, resurrecting mankind, saving Son of God.
Hey folks as we celebrate this glorious day, I must admit as I reflect on the year 2020 I’m feeling some pain… but I know where my strengths come from and one of those outlets is music… Allow me to share how to get comfort when you’re in the rain of life’s trials and tribulations… […]
I’m a lover of music, all genres but the one close to my heart is Gospel music. The lyrics have a way of moving my spirit. For example, if I’m feeling blessed the music can enhance that feeling, if I’m feeling lost and in despair, the music can lift my spirits. As I was traveling […]
That’s unshakable, and when all our earthly foundations are crumbling, we have to hold on tight to the certainty that God is still sovereign, He is still in control, and He is trustworthy. Hebrews 12 gives us further good advice, as we see everything around us shaking and uncertain. In Psalm 11:3 David asked the […]
Ever feel like hurting yourself? Drugs Alcohol Self-Mutilation Overspending Isolation Casual Sex Eating too much or too little Allowing toxic people in your life Risky situations Watching things that make you feel worse Avoidance Here are some steps to deliverance 1. Honesty Be honest with yourself and with God if you expect to receive God’s […]
We often do so much for others that taking care of ourselves individually goes untouched. I’m not talking about getting our nails and hair done – those are things we do to keep our masks shining. The concept of self-care is deceptively simple: making time to take of yourself for the benefit of your overall […]
What is yoga – Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six Āstika (orthodox) schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “Yoga” in the […]
The Temple There are 5 temples mentioned in the bible – 1. The Garden 2. The Tabernacle 3. Solomon’s Temple, The “First” Temple 4. Herod’s Temple, The “Second” Temple 5. The Church. It is written – Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17If anyone […]
Have we had enough yet…. I don’t know the anger from Strange Fruit to the death of Martin one would think we would have had enough and joined forces. But I think we have gotten very comfortable with no longer sitting in the back of the bus – we have Uber eats, we got comfortable […]
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
When it comes to organizing your home, Spring is not the only time of year when you should declutter your home – in fact, if you want to keep your property tidied and clean, you should put things in order daily. But who has the time and motivation to organize their home every single day? […]
Death Row and Redemption – Kenneth Foster Jr One night in August of 1996, four black men were arrested in connection to the shooting of Michael Lahood Jr., a white 26-year-old San Antonio law student. They were also found guilty of two robberies that took place hours before the event that changed many lives forever. […]
“I’m looking for somebody who has a little age, that has adult children, that kind of can connect with the bulk of the body here, Republicans and Democrats who are going through, back home the wife, the family
Gay Marriage – Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
I used Shazam to discover Izwi Lahlab’inhliziyo Yami by Soweto Gospel Choir. https://www.shazam.com/track/47479145/izwi-lahlabinhliziyo-yami
Blessings to All This Morning Of My Joy by Richard Smallwood. https://www.shazam.com/track/45266565/center-of-my-joy
As the nation mourned the death of “America’s pastor,” one aspect of the Rev. Billy Graham‘s life especially worth highlighting is his connection to the historic civil rights movement. The Christian evangelist evolved from a farmer’s son in the segregated South into an unlikely proponent of racial equality, intersecting with the lives of two of […]
Praise Him for He loves us enough to make our crooked – straight, our valleys – high and our mountains low, He’ll wipe the tears and renew our strength we shall mount up with wings of eagles and not falter we shall run and not faint, He IS THE Lord of Lord, Lily of the […]
The funny thing about the questions of life is that the ones we ask at the end are the ones we should begin with. It is tough to craft a meaningful life without considering our end: What do we hope for, what do we dream for as it relates to our lives, our family, our […]
Have you ever had money, cars, [clothes] on the rise, loose it all and can’t see that you’re still the winner, God is still able. Be not moved by circumstances, stand… The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! […]
If nothing changes, nothing changes. Thank you Lord for my #deliverance Ex. 14 ..BUTTTTT what about this that and the other thing; I couldn’t get 2 chapters without forgetting what He already did… That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. […]
I n him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:11-12 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/eph.1.11-12.NIV
In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This […]
We all have had moments when we wanted something better,
The New World Order cult that rules the world administers a Satanic Pedophilia Network, including top-level politicians like Australian Prime Ministers and US Presidents.
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The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you […]
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago–whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, [only] God knows–such a man was caught up to the third heaven. So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for […]
Those were the good old days when the old LaSalle ran great – a line from prelude song to The Archie Bunker Show. Our interested changed from watching the Electric Company to wanting to be Marsha on the Brady Bunch or who didn’t want to either be Thelma on Good Times or go out with Michael?
It’s An Inside Job – Hair, clothing, jewelry, cars, homes – Don’t let the lack of the finest things of “this world” measure your worth. Your adornment must not be merely external–with interweaving and elaborate knotting of the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or [being superficially preoccupied with] dressing in expensive clothes; but let it […]
Trickery of the enemy lets us do wrong without regard for consequences, trickery will tell us don’t tell the truth for consequences will surely find you. We sometimes struggle with “apologies” trickery will cause us to justify the unnecessity of performing the apology, trickery will tell us the recipient won’t receive it, trickery will tell […]
The Human condition is such that we may find ourselves in the valley of desiring something more, its in those valleys we must remember He can and most assuredly will satisfy our thirst. For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they […]
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that […]
What Can We Do? – So glad you asked
We can continue to post all the shootings and despair across social media – will that protect our loved ones, I think not. The march in Selma was used to generate media attention to the refusal to let Black folk vote. Equally whenever there is a (what we as viewers believe) is an unnecessary use of force, it has now become standard for the media to over feed us with snippets of the scene and later the media covers the locals who create a one-night vigil that may include additional law breaking activities. We can march from now till the cows come home, but ask yourself, “What change am expecting to see or what can change as a result of my march?” Will the police ask more questions before shooting, will our young men stop shooting each other? Will the school system change their delivery methods? If I march on Monday, will that create a stimulus for prison reform? If not, then it may be time to find our own individual purpose, our own personal values, identify what is important to us individually and collectively. I propose we start with the beginning – our infant babies. Have you have been in the presence of a baby and make that “baby noise” to induce a smile? Or have you ever turned your head at the right moment and see a precious baby in a stroller and at that exact moment the baby smiles at you? Who will take care of our babies while we go to war in the streets? Who will take care of the babies while we are locked up for protesting another black man tased and killed?
A dollar and a dream, that all it takes to be a winner at Lotto a game of chance where everyone wants to be a winner. With phrases like, “You Gotta be in to Win it” and “All it Takes Is a Dollar and a Dream” seem to echo in the hallways of chance catapulting […]
A Season of Growth, A Season of Faith – Preparation invites us to take a good look at where we are and where God wants us to go. This day was filled with revelations, learning, understanding, sharing and the delivery of words and ideas about how God works and what He wants from us and […]
Have you ever been called a “winch” or a “hoe”? I have often heard Black women refer to each other as winches, hoes, and bitches. The terms sound much like a term of endearment, a term which defines their friendship as very close. Black women can, have and will refer to their friends as bitches, […]
An unknown author of the Book of Isiah said “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” Well personally the enemy came like a flood and is trying to wash away my provisions. When I rose this morning, I had a talk […]
Gurrrrl like abstinence -stop, like behind- don’t look back, like control – self, like determined – drive on through the storm, like empower – yourself, like freedom – it ain’t free but its available, like God – you resemble, like heaven – there are many rooms don’t get stuck behind one door, like infinite – […]
Over the years, I’ve always thought to myself, “why am I here?”. It wasn’t to be a life time soldier in the US Marine Corp, three years was forced sufficient (Mommy said I had to come home and not re-enlist – had to listen to mommy since I had no identity). I thought I would […]