• African American

    Make a Joyful Noise

    Here i was behind the steering wheel not realizing that I’d just experienced a tornado.    I decided to go to the zoo today and then to Borders in Milford to pick up a book. As I left the Beardsley Zoo I noticed the sky getting dark.  I assumed it was just a typical thunderstorm. A lil thunder,a lil lightening here n there. But when I got to exit 32 on I-95 going south, the scenery changed.  I tried to take the local routes because there was an accident and delay for abut 4 miles up to exit 27.   It took me an hour to get to work when it normally…

  • African American

    My Daily Bread We tend to search for our happiness and comfort in everything but the Lord. Some resort to Alcohol. Some to Drugs. Some to any other man-made kind of addiction or ism they can find. I know because I’m guilty of it myself. What ails society is that we tend to look everywhere else for our cure-all. Everywhere but with God. What I came to find out was that, none of it compares to the feeling of peace and calm God gives you when you lay your burdens on him. It’s one of the most remarkable things about God. How he can immediately give you comfort to ease…

  • African American

    The man that knows something…

    knows that he knows nothing at all.   I’ve made it my business to record all my life’s lessons from here on out.   That way I can refer back to this blog when I’m in a difficult situation.   These aren’t just life lessons but lessons taught to us by the Holy Spirit.   So today I was reading ODB and there were some verses quoted from the Beatitudes.  Matthew 5:1-12 (New International Version) 1Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them saying: 3″Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of…

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    Doing away with the Isms.

    if given to our own predilections, we tend to “pull rank” more often than not. I too am guilty of harboring an elitist mentality. maybe because It’s my way of being comfortable with self. But there is one thing that I need to be reminded of; and that is we are all here to serve a divine purpose. It hasn’t so much to do with our own wills and objectives. But it has to do with the will of our Father in heaven. We may not all be at the same level of learning in life. Our learning curves may differ. However, it does not make one lesser than the…

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    Faith

    I have been praying for Forgiveness for oh so long. I could not for the life of me Fathom how God could forgive me for my multitude of sins. Sometimes i’d think my sins were so numerous that i’d be twice removed from his grace. Then today I was referred to this verse as i was reading the back of this book and it brought tears to my eyes reminding me that God’s mercy is nothing like ours and that he has the capacity to forgive us of our sins and wrong doings if we are truly contrite. Psalm 103 (New International Version) Psalm 103 Of David. 1 Praise the…

  • African American

    I want so much for my life to mean something.  I’ve been taking baby-albeit minuscule- steps to achieving that end.  I’m so lost and so confused that I don’t know where to begin.  Well i have some idea but still therein lies that control freak issue.   One thing the bible has taught me is that “we walk by faith and not by sight”. And if I am to begin this new life or turn over a new leaf, then a prerequisite of that is my having faith and knowing that God will lead me in the right direction.  But I’ve messed up so much in my life that I have…

  • African American

    it really wasn’t that long ago she died in 2003.  sometimes I miss her.  I really miss her.   Like the times when I’m confused and I don’t know what to do.  I wish she was here to show me what to do or to tell me what she would do.  But she isn’t .  And I remember all the good shit she used to do .  I remember the kind of person she was and I’ve tried to pattern my life after her but so far it’s been an epic fail.   every time I falter, I want to know where I went wrong.  But she’s not here to answer me…