1980’s commercial…..

Man:

In America for about .70 cents “YOU” can buy a can of soda, regular or diet. In Ethiopia, for just .70 cents a day “YOU” can feed a child like Germaine nourishing meals for a whole month. In Guatemala, for just .70 cents a day “YOU” can help a child like Velma get the clothes that she needs to attend school. In Central America, for just .70 cents a day “YOU” can help a child like Maria who needs an operation to restore her sight. Today so many children around the world still need “YOUR” help. Sponsorship is only $21.00 dollars per month, that breaks down to just .70 cents per day, so please call now! There is truly no obligation, and we will send “YOU” all the information that “YOU” need. And with a little of “YOUR” spare change, “WE” can change the life of a child “TOGETHER.”

Me:

“Dad can I have two dollars and ten cents?”

Dad:

“For what son?”

Me:

“I want to help Germaine, Velma, and Maria this month, they need food, clothes, and a operation.”

Dad:

“Son, when you have a good heart as we do and others find this to be true, there are some that will try their best to break you, along with your heart. “REMEMBER,” there are people in the world that will use “YOUR” heart, to fulfill “THEIR” needs.

Me:

“I’ll remember!”

2020 commercial…..

Man:

“For only $19.99 per month, “YOU” can feed this child for life!”

Me:

“I REMEMBER!”

“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

2 Corinthians 11:14

DAME

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ONE “HELL” OF A RIDE

The other day I misplaced my wallet, I looked all over the house and it was no where to be found. As I continued my stressful world is coming to an end search, something dawned on me. I have more information in cyberspace and clouds than I do in my wallet, and here I am running around searching frantically for something I gave away years ago. My identification, my address, my bank account, my thoughts, and my dreams, everything that we guarded with our lives, pre internet. We are being led to believe that faster is better, when in reality, the faster they go, the slower our awareness becomes. It is a lot easier to go faster when you have an agenda and know where you are headed. Do you know where you are headed, do you have your own agenda, or are you just along for the ride?

WE ARE GOING SO FAST THAT THE ROAD SIGNS ARE BLUR…..

They said. “Turn now, each of you, from your evil practices and you can stay in the land the Lord gave you and your ancestors for ever and ever.”

Jeremiah 25:5

BUCKLE UP!

DAME

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#EMPATHY

A while back a close friend of mine came to visit me that I haven’t seen in a while….

ME:

“You finally made it, how have you been?”

FRIEND:

“I have been well, but we need to go to the liquor store, I spent all my money driving down here.”

ME:

“OK, but you will have to stay in a hotel.”

FRIEND:

“I understand.”

As I pulled into the parking lot of the liquor store I noticed this homeless looking woman digging in a trash can……

ME:

“How much do you need?”

FRIEND:

“Twenty dollars.”

ME:

“Here is forty, give twenty to that woman digging in that trash can.”

FRIEND:

“You mean that white woman?”

ME”

“Yes

FRIEND:

“Why?”

ME:

“Because hunger has no color!”

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

Proverbs 19:17

DAME

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“QUARANTINE?”

Quarantine- a state, period, or place of isolation.

For many people of color this current situation that we are facing is not unfamiliar territory, for we have always been in a state of social quarantine. We have been locked up, locked out, and shut down for many moons, but for those who have been led to believe that they are superior, their world is coming to an end. It is their wake up call that they were not expecting, for they get up and go when they please. Look around, many wear no masks, the beaches are full, the stores are packed, and people are still dying! It is their natural instinct to do as they please, for it is inherited. Racism is a social virus that has been spread intentionally for years without a moral vaccine, but I guess they are still working on that one. As time goes by this too shall pass, as long as we keep our faith in the a Lord and use our prayers for added strength, we will continue to endure.

Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.”

Rev 3:10

DAME

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“KNOW YOUR WORTH”

There are those in this world who have set a price at what they think you are worth, for in their eyes your value is equivalent to the needs of which they ask of you. Do not let anyone set a price on your worth, for as long as you know your worth and the value that the Lord sees in you, you will never become someone’s loose change.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them are forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

Luke 12:6-7

Know your worth….

DAME

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“AFTER VISITING HOURS”

I am going to share something with you concerning a very intimate relationship that I am having with someone other than my wife. I have been having this on and off affair for over a year now. At the beginning of our affair it wasn’t as stressful as it is today, and yes, it is ongoing. As time went by our affair started to become not of my liking as her visits became more frequent and unexpected. I try to act as normal as I can around my wife but I have this gnawing feeling as if our world could come apart at the seams at any given moment. I do not know how long I am going to be able to keep up this charade, but she is beginning to ask a lot of questions……

Wife:

Are you ok?

Me:

I’m fine.”

Wife:

Are you sure?”

Me:

“Yes”

Wife:

“You have been acting different as of late, you would tell me if something was wrong, right?”

Me:

“YES”

As I contemplated telling her about the affair that I was having a feeling of uneasiness set in, it was as if she already knew my secret, for she seems to always know more than she is letting on.

So I decided to tell her the truth…..

Me:

“Now honey you know that I love you, but there is something that I must confess.”

Wife:

“I’m waiting.”

Me:

“I HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH ANXIETY!” We have been on and off for over two years now, I met her at the hospital after my car accident and my stage four throat cancer diagnoses. She was a frequent visitor, the strange thing was, she only came to visit me, after visiting hours.”

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

Psalm 94:19

DAME

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“FAMILY TIME?”

Family time- an unspecific period of relaxing, or doing things that “we enjoy together” without the worries that life can issue.

Solitary confinement- a form of imprisonment; “no meaningful contact with others.”

Family time was the gathering of loved ones, a sanctuary where our thoughts and feelings were intentionally set free to be exposed. There was a time before social media, a time when one could share his or her innermost thoughts with a loved one without the feeling of shame that can accompany his or her truth. Family time is now just the gathering of bodies with the mind not being an active participant, for we are now too preoccupied with how others live out their lives…..

Me:

“Movie night anyone?

Family:

“YES!”

Me:

“How does 7pm sound?

Family:

“Sounds good!”

As “we” began to watch “our” movie “together” I noticed that they all were holding an electrical device. As “our” movie played on I took a moment to observe the watchful eyes of the others, and to no surprise, their eyes were no longer on the big screen, they were all fixated on “their own” personal entertainment systems. I decided to seize the moment, I wanted to show them that we are being led into a closed-in, desolate, isolated, and a solitary future, but not a lonely one, for their machines will be the company that “we” keep, as “our” movie plays on……

Me:

“Did you see that?

Family:

“See what?”

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12

“ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY, WHILE YOU STILL CAN”

DAME

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“HIS TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE”

During times such as these one can feel imprisoned in-between our truths and their lies, for one can struggle to find freedom between the two. As this “lock down” continues I keep the world “locked out, for I will use time wisely to get “locked in” spiritually. I can sit here all day and express my feelings to you concerning conspiracies, wrongdoings, black and white, Trump, or whatever other intentional propaganda that exist in the world today, but I feel that the Lord is deserving of that time, for his truth shall set me free.”

DAME

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