Ministry

My Own Cross To Bear –


Okay, I understand that EVERYONE has their own morals, values, beliefs, stances and views. However, people that know me, respects the fact that I do not celebrate Halloween because of my OWN personal Christian views.

However, I am almost certain that because they state they are Christian as well – they try to make me UNDERSTAND why they celebrate it with their kids, friends and family. I do not judge them if they CHOOSE to celebrate the holiday but when they ask me about it – I tell them the foundation of the holiday is supported and uplifted but all of the following:

sorcerers – witches – warlocks and wizards ( and everything that is negative )

I call it the Devil’s birthday along with his own version of Christmas because besides Christmas and Thanksgiving – there is NO OTHER HOLIDAY that is celebrated like Halloween. I mean Valentine’s Day has even lost its zeal and does not have the same fire that American couples used to give it. Thanksgiving seems to be viewed more like a family / religious holiday ( which has been MY favorite holiday since a child )……

Some people just love scary movies, haunted things, calling out the dead, running around old cemeteries, practicing witch hunts and playing with ouije  (weegee) boards etc. Well, honey if people do not believe in the -real -NESS of HEAVEN and hell – I am so sorry – but I do and there is NOTHING fun about Halloween and dressing up like scary characters while worrying about how high the crime rate will go up for the night, while being scared to walk home on a night called Fright Night!

While going to a house that is supposed to be haunted and something always seems to happen negative but people become upset if something tragic happens to you – even though it was YOUR decision to put yourself in harm’s way all because of you not believing –

Halloween and MY FAITH just don’t go together!

I just do not get it…….I personally ENJOY having a peaceful night’s sleep and not having gory, creepy nightmares…..

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Ministry

Freedom From People –


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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!

Helping Self...

Aspects of Focusing –


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Be a witness, not a judge. focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd. Others might create more problems in your life than you’d like, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Let others do their thing and just try to focus on yourself. Criticism won’t get you anywhere.
 
Take a few minutes each day to focus on yourself and what you think you can do to make a difference in lives of people surrounding you.  The more you focus on yourself, the more distracted you will be from the proper path.
 
The more you know Him and commune with Him, the more the Spirit will make you like Him. The more you are like Him, the better you will understand His utter sufficiency for all of life’s difficulties. And that is the only way to know real satisfaction.
 
I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It’s important not to focus on yourself too much. However, the moral of the story is that…
 
There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life.
 
Politics

Really?


Trust me…I am ALL for Marketing and Public Relations etc.. but I am wise enough to know that when I am doing more than “pushing the envelope”…… This was total disrespect for this company to even think that these TYPE of shoes would sell!

I said to myself wow – this is my favorite shoe company, track and running company, dress down clothes company… GEESH…

Thank goodness that they obtained TONS OF BACKLASH from more than half the African American basketball players in the NBA and the company of Adiddas has PULLED the shoes off the shelves and will no longer comtinue with production! All this negative impact because they are trying to chase that mighty dollar! I WONDER how the Jewish Community would feel if they made gas chambers and placed them in the Hamptons, high end area in New York City and called them “steam rooms” but placed the words ” For Jewish People Only”….. hmm…. Now you see where I am coming from!!!!!!!

Please do understand that I do know that for companies to try to even attempt to PUSH THE ENVELOPE is because they have done edgy things before……these shoes would have sold to a few kids due to their TOTAL IGNORANCE. To kids / teenagers they see the shoe as NEW AND INNOVATIVE but if someone called them a slave they may have flipped out. However, I would ask them why are they getting so upset when they are using STYLE to stay in bondage and wear shackles on their legs?

Mary – Mary sings….take the shackles off my feet so I can dance!…I just want to PRAISE HIM! This shoe was designed for the “urban culture” in mind! We can agree on that right?

The marketing and creative department needs to take a class on SENSITIVITY TRAINING – as soon as possible! Everything is political in this world because although by taking a huge RISK and making this shoe, they figured that since slavery happened years ago that this “would be” alright…..

NOPE! It is 2012 going on 2013 and it STILL IS NOT okay! I do not care if the maker of the shoe was black, white, asian, indian, creole etc..etc..etc.. they just did not totally think through this “big great idea” that they felt that they had! However, shame on the MARKETING REP’S for even giving the “go ahead” to produce the shoe and ship them to the shoe stores!