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Accept You

Psalms 139:14 I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvelous are Your works; and that my soul knows very well. There is an undeniable desire in humans, for acceptance amongst...

 

True Riches

Acts 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. Today’s generation is all about the...

 

More Salt Please!

Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the salt of the earth….” These days, even six-year-old children are firing weapons, domestic violence cases are increasing, more parents are hurting children, and other...

 

Godly Leadership... Best

Philippians 2:4 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Leadership is more than just being in charge. It’s also being responsible, accountable, reliable,...

 

Essential Wise Leaders

There are very few things in this world, more needed than wisdom. By wisdom much greatness is established. By a lack of wisdom, are many things torn down. This is why wisdom is extremely important in...

 

Dear Prodigal

Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. You have left “home”, your...

 

Who/What Influences Your Vote?

For as long as I can remember, my vote was shaped around what the elders in my family said, especially my dad. It was that way, because I valued the thoughts and opinions of my elders. There was...

 

Corporate Repentance

Anytime in the Bible, where blood and violence were upon the land, so were curses. That land was defiled. It was deemed worthy of God’s wrath, especially when the people did not repent. Plagues,...

 

Hear the Cries

Sometimes, a blessed place can look and feel a lot like a cursed place. When neglect, disorganization, disunity, discord, violence and poverty takes over an area, it begins to look desolate. Monroe,...

 

LUST

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. Lust is one powerful spirit, and it is NOT...

 

Minority Districts, Display Your Pride!

It’s been a long, challenging time for citizens in Districts 4 and 5. Monroe has suffered economically and negatively statistical wise, for years. Nobody though, has suffered more neglect and econom...

 

The Most Expensive Bill

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee……. We have heard the saying, “Ignorance is bliss”. Well, what is...

 

Governing.... God's Way, is Best

Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; Is Monroe being properly governed? Has it been...

 

Young and Addicted

Where do the youth turn, when they go through difficulties? Who listens when they cry out? Who allows them to vent or converse without judging? Who is properly advising them? These questions need to b...

 

The Love of Toxic

Lately, I have been observing a new trend. It’s the use of the word “toxic” amongst the youth, like it’s a good thing. Too many are taking great pleasure in being toxic. In the world of...

 

There is a Cry

Proverbs 19:18 KJV: Chasten thy son while there is hope and let not thy soul spare for his crying There is a cry that is loud and painful. That cry is sounding out through the little boys and girls...

 

Back To School Reminders

It’s obviously that time of the year again. It’s time for bedtime curfews and early morning rising. It’s time for supplies, clothes, pep talks and so on. I just want to remind the parents of som...

 

Don't Miss It!

Matthew 25:1-13 My youngest has the biggest heart ever, but she is very straight forward and does not mind at all expressing how she feels. I often wonder how I ended up seeing my grandmother in my...

 

Different Is Beautiful!

What if everybody looked the same, smelled the same, had the same jobs, walked and talked the same? What if we couldn’t look around and see anything new, exciting, or different? Could you just imagi...

 

Due Season

Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Of all the articles I've written, I feel this one to be very personal for someone. I sense...

 

Our Heritage, Our Children

A lot of times, as parents- we feel our parenting is well. After all, we work hard, cook, pay bills, clothe and provide much for our children. We are supposed to be their first line of defense, the...

 

Don't Retaliate; Celebrate!

Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your...

 

Stand For Something!

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. We know what Scripture says, regarding peacemakers. Knowing this, we should most definitely want to be peacemakers; for...

 

What Has Happened to the Church?

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. Scripture reading, choir singing, Bible teaching, collection plate passing, respect and order, were...

 

I Know a Black Man

For years, there have been a lot of unhealthy things spoken about the Black man. I'm not talking about healthy truth; I'm speaking about unhealthy, stereotypical jargon, designed to tear down what...

 

Monroe Leaders

It seems as if many parents, much of the Church, the government and even schools have fallen under the spells of hell. Many are deceived- thinking they’re doing good jobs, better yet- God’s job;...

 

Black Lives Matter?

Philippians 2:3 Don't act out of selfish ambition or be conceited. Instead, humbly think of others as being better than yourselves. Of course, it's understood- after all the injustice and harshness...

 

Give It to Jesus!

Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you. My daughters and I had just...

 

Who's to Blame?

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. With so much violence and dysfunction amongst today's youth, many are pointing finger; but who...

 

The Importance of Being Informed

We’re living in a society where entertainment is preferred over information (at least the proper information). People would rather gossip about irrelevant topics, than to be informed about what’s...

 

Why Are We So Afraid?

There are many walking in disobedience to God, because they fear too much- what man/flesh can do to them. Many would rather please man, than please God. Man is ever changing, unstable, destructible an...

 

Too Okay to Live

Psalms 139:2-3 2) You know my sitting down and my uprising. You understand my thoughts afar off. 3) Thou compass my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Many people are hiding...

 

You are equipped for this!

Romans 8:19 For [even the whole] creation [all nature] waits eagerly for the children of God to be revealed. Sometimes, when the Lord calls us to something, we begin to think upon all of our...

 

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