Oh did I have a splendid time on today in regards to fellowship at my place of worship! It is funny to me because I am so used to being in church EACH SERVICE for at least 3 hours. My son and I got home a little after 11 am this morning and it threw me off until at least 4 pm – SERIOUSLY!
The worship experience is so FREE that it makes me feel as if I am indeed floating on the promises of God Himself! It is different but good – new but old – loud but angelic – busy but therapuetic – short but long and I am happy as ever.
A HUGE PERK for me is that my 11 1/2 year old son really likes it as well – WHEW- So grateful
Prayer changes things……. BUT so does MUSIC FOR ME….. There is nothing that can compare to hearing a God ordained song that changes your WHOLE situation (s)……. Not feeling down but want to remind MYSELF and others that when you think that things are “that bad” go grab a song and just lay there …..
wait for it – ……..wait for it…wait for it….and just let the tears rolls and your heart become filled because God will show up
Whew – singing music and hymnals unto the God that is able to keep me from falling and present me and you faultless…..
Now after singing that song you must know NOW for sure that you have the V – I – C- T- O -R -Y……..
NOW…… if you believe in ” running and shouting”……. ( because I surely do ) >>>>here you go!
One word folks…… #Exhausted………. Nonetheless, Boy did God bless my mother AND I on today…….. Our last few weeks have been a bit ” challenging…. to say the least ” BUT we have managed to remain overcomers in Christ Jesus –
Oh it’s soo amazingly nice to be friends with people for years and you see each other off and off but when you do, its like YOU NEVER skipped a beat! Oh how I loved BOTH of these women of God…women of Virtue! Sis. Lorraine is a nice size piece of my past that gives me strength everytime that I see her – She is truly one of God’s special people…
I absolutely adore BOTH of these ladies and thank the Lord that they both have taught ME a multitude of things….
The mental blessings that I obtained on today has once again shifted me onto another path……
The strength of a man isn’t seen in the width of his shoulders. It’s seen in the width of his arms that circle you. The strength of a man isn’t in the deep tone of his voice. It’s in the gentle words he whispers. The strength of a man isn’t how many buddies he has. It’s how good a buddy he is with his kids.
The strength of a man isn’t in how respected he is at work. It’s in how respected he is at home. The strength of a man isn’t in how hard he hits. It’s in how tender he touches. The strength of a man isn’t in the hair on his chest. It’s in his Heart … that lies within his chest.
Honor, Respect, Faith, Relationship with God, Healthy Relationships with Family and Friends, Giving, Compassion, Love and Commitment are “some of the things” that a Single Mother can show HER SON which can aid to help nurture him to be a GREAT MAN.
Even without a father – being present and producing a CONSISTENT voice and presence in their son’s lives – I often tell some of my girl pals NOT to become bitter when God has already equipped our sons as well as ourselves to “put in the POSITIVE SEEDS” of Life –
Oh by the way….. Women Rock… and Single Moms are Doing Their Thing –
“God got us AND our boys”……….. just STAY being a light, an example of Christian Living –
I do not understand as people why we feel the NEED to constantly apologize or desire for people to understand your view points, motives, stances etc. The people that are in your life ” BY NOW ” should be people who feed and nurture you ..MIND – BODY – SOUL – SPIRIT.
( MD Hester ) Make this the last time you attempt to clear things up or bring clarity to rumors or accusations concerning you. Especially when the people that are treating you like a “PLAGUE” have no desire to hear the truth nor restore you. Doing this, will restore your ability to get back to CARING about what God thinks about you instead of what people think.
This is witchcraft and idolatry at work. To be FRANK with you….. this is really “how leaders” in CHURCHES and or CULTS brainwash people. Of course, I am NOT talking in referring to to all churches falling to the snares of the devil – but you have to be careful of who YOU CALL your leader…..
The witchcraft controls your emotions and the person(s) become an idol because you care more about what they think of you than you care about being in right standards with God! So why not start NOW to BREAK FREE IN JESUS NAME! …… Do it now before YOU CANT!
This story has LITERALLY floored me this evening…. I mean really? Some black folk kill me with their LACK of respect of their own identity – It is a SAD DAY in America with it being 2013 and this JIM CROW Black Woman acting like this!
An African North Carolina pastor is facing backlash after she requested “only white people” work as greeters at the church she leads. This woman has a smile on her face but her mind and intentions toward her own race CLEARLY says something different.
In an email, Pastor Makeda Pennycooke of Freedom House in Charlotte said “first impressions matter,” and the church wants “the best of the best on the front doors.”
“We anticipate having an increase in the number of people visiting and attending Freedom House over the next few weeks,” she wrote. “We are continuing to work to bring our racial demographic pendulum back to mid-line, so we would like to ask that only white people be on the front doors.”
The church said the pastor apologized, and released a full statement that said Pennycooke was writing because “the greeting team was no longer reflecting the racial diversity of our entire congregation.”
“She made an error in judgment in requesting all white greeters at the front door, going overboard in placing emphasis on any one race over another in trying to highlight diversity within the greeting team,” the statement continued. “She admits this was a grave lapse in judgment and is sincerely sorry for her actions.”
I bet this AFRICAN AMERICAN PASTOR ….had a POOR lapse in judgement but I do NOT feel that she is sorry – She is sorry that the members of her church told the media about!
Never thought I would see a BLACK …Jim Crow ..ESPECIALLY in the “form of” a Pastor! This country is full of surprises!