You Don't Belong To You


30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:30-32 King James Version (KJV)

How shocked were you, to learn and truly understand, that your body doesn’t belong to you? I know there are many who still don’t know or comprehend that…..but….

“The evidence is indisputable!”

And the lack of understanding, well, it shows in the way you dress, speak, feed your body, brain and heart. Also, who you choose to associate with, listen too, or follow, is even more compelling!

“You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:20

Long story short, everything we do in life affects the temple (our body) in one way or another.

“Your body, God’s temple, is either a billboard for Jesus, or a sign indicating that you work for Satan.” Essentially, our bodies belong to the Lord. They are not ours to do as we please, even though many behave as though they believe otherwise, “your body does not belong to you, to do as you please.” Doing as we please will be an eternal downfall for the masses.

 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Matthew 24:5

Too many have forgotten that just because a thing is permissible doesn’t mean it’s beneficial, or edifying.

 “Everything is permissible,” but not everything is beneficial.“Everything is permissible,” but not everything is edifying.  1 Corinthians 10:23

“If the Lord returned today, would He approve of the way you’ve cared for his temple?”

Once you come to believe that your body belongs to God, you begin to take special care in how you treat it. You definitely don’t put just anything in it, on it , or around it? Exposing it to harmful elements is not permitted. Taking it where Jesus would not should create notable pause.

Knowing who you belong too is the most important piece of wisdom you could ever have. To ignore this Truth is to deny that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. Surely the Father would not sacrifice His only begotten Son in for children who don’t belong to Him? And if we belong to the Father, we belong to Him alone.

No, you don’t belong to you?

Minister Neecy

 

 

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Barren By Design: Woman’s Worst Nightmare


BARREN BY DESIGN

2 Samuel 6;16 As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. Even though

God cursed Michal, daughter of Saul by making her barren While there appears to be no evidence of any other curse on her. However, a curse like that, “back in the day” was hell on a woman and was not taken lightly. Women who could not conceive suffered in silence, both emotionally and psychologically. The sorrow they experienced was as deep as a pit. Believe it or not, that stigma still holds true for today.

These days it seems as though some women have lost their way. Motherhood is no longer everything for every woman. While many have an unquenchable thirst that only breeding seems to satisfy,  the desire to nurture is lacking. However, that’s another talk show. But, according to scripture, there was more to Michal’s bitterness than the curse of barrenness.

In fact, disdain for David evolved when her father King Saul made her a political pawn. He passed Michal between two men over a period of time, during his quest to maintain kingship. David married Michal as part of a dowry, in exchange for a chance to be king. You see David had to earn Michal by accomplishing King Saul’s seemingly impossible tasks, which was to bring him 100 foreskins from the penises of Philistine warriors.

Doing this would prove David worthy to be king. And while David was gun hoe and eager to do the deed, without doubt in his ability, King Saul had plenty doubt. Actually King Saul wanted David to fail. But how many of you know, King Saul’s plan backfired in more ways than one. Saul’s first mistake was to assume bad would conquer good. In 1 Samuel 18:20 we learned that Michal loved David, even helped him escape from her father by lying about David’s character. Michal did all this to make certain David would live to become a king.

King Saul didn’t take Michal’s devotion to her husband too well. He was so power hungry and determined to cling to his throne that he tried to block David’s claim to the throne, by giving Michal to another man in David’s absence; his name was Paltiel. And, Paltiel loved Michal. However when King Saul died, David returned to reclaim Michal; not out of love, but out of his burning desire to be King. You see Michal’s lineage all but insured David’s claim to the throne.

But again, there is no evidence in scripture suggesting David loved Michal like she loved him. How sad, finally Michal crossed paths with a man who loved her from the bottom of his heart, no games, no deals, or trickery and just like that it all came to an end. Imagine her wrath and bitterness toward David by that time. Michal knew what she meant to David and she couldn’t bear it. The bible says her then current husband, Paltiel, was so grieved by David’s taking of Michal, he followed her weeping, until one of David’s men forced him to turn back. In the beginning Michal loved this man David, but time, absence and reality changed love to hate.

In essence, Michal’s bareness became second to her heartache. Once reunited Michal couldn’t resolve the bitterness she harbored for David. She was so bitter and angry with David that when he led a procession to bring the Ark of the Covenant , to and through Jerusalem, wearing nothing but an ephod, dancing and throwing himself to the wind, she took his actions as a show to arouse women and make them look at him. It turned out Michal was wrong about David’s intentions.

And, even though Michal didn’t love David anymore, she was livid and jealous of other women whom she believed were attracted to him. Michal rebuked David for his seemingly inappropriate pubic display, while David defended it. King David told Michal in no uncertain terms that his dancing was religious ecstasy; not sexual in any way. King David was more concerned with honoring God unselfishly than appeasing his wife of the world. Michal was like many women today, a victim of man’s selfish desires. Passed from one man to another, with no regard for her her heart, mind or body, is said to have left this earth barren. If we read between the lines we learn that Michal was barren in more ways than one.

Not only was her womb barren, so was her heart and soul. It wasn’t enough that she had been a pawn of her father; now another man, David, had joined the party. Her father Saul, did with her as he pleased, even giving her to men of his choosing. The man had no regard for her feelings, nor that he was taking her away from Paltiel, the only man who had ever loved her. Yes, Paltiel was her one true love. Fortunately though, God knew her past and took it into consideration, when she rebuked King David, her husband, after he led a procession to bring the Ark of the Covenant, containing the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments.

No matter how hard we try or plan, sometimes our lives insist on taking on a life of their own, often causing us undue sorrow or regret. In times like these we should look to God for solace, while trusting that He will balance the scales in the end. After all, it’s too big for us to take on anyway! Women are unique and special creatures, always carrying around a lot of baggage: often they don’t know what that baggage entails, until it begins to expose and unpack itself. It’s not easy lugging around baggage, especially emotional baggage, because it quickly becomes a burden. The weight strains you and sometimes it even pains you.

A women’s heart is her most precious gift and when it’s broken, she’s broken. I believe Michal was broken and bitter first, because she didn’t feel loved by David. After that her life became an emotional avalanche. After reuniting with David, and after losing the love of her life, in exchange for a man she use to love, she broke. This is so sad; when you consider that because of a broken and frail heart, in error, Michal became enraged and jealous, of what she perceived to be “women in awe of David and his dance.” She didn’t understand that it wasn’t about her, or David and the “slave girls, at that moment. In essence, David’s dance was about something far greater than sex, romance or the lack of.

“Her curse was she couldn’t have children, her affliction a broken heart.”

God I ask that you keep me from becoming bitter or a slave to my emotions. And then I pray that you protect me from those who don’t have my heart.

WOUNDS FROM A FRIEND CAN BE TRUSTED


WOUNDS FROM A FRIEND CAN BE TRUSTED

What speaks to me today:

6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6 (NIV)

Like a loving mother who lives to give her child the key to life, which is wisdom and instruction, so does the wound inflicted by a friend. When inflicted by a friend, and out of love wounds heal beautifully.

Sometimes you have to hurt before you can heal. Who better than a friend to deliver truth? A true friend knows your imperfections, weaknesses and foolish ways. I can trust my friend to do right by me in word and actions. People who don’t care about you may tell you what you want to hear; a friend tells you what you need to hear.

God created us to need one another. After all somebody has to wrap the wound. Man cannot live a spiritually or emotionally healthy life without interacting with other humans. Additionally, the Bible tells us “two is better than one.” Since some people are no good for us, determining who means us no good is critical. While either cause wounds only those that God sends heal wounds. “My stepmother used to say “sometimes you can be so good that you’re no good for yourself or anybody else.” Some wounded people are their own worst enemy?

The truth can wound us deeply. I don’t know about you but I don’t always want to hear the truth, especially when it hurts.  A few years ago I realized that there were flaws in my personality that needed my attention. For years I recognized similar defects in other people. When God pointed mine out I remember thinking “OMG, how could I have missed these major blemishes?” I even asked “why I seemed to see other people’s faults clearer than I see my own?” The answer: I could not see mine because I didn’t want to.  Not a pretty sight! Looking at my shortcomings made me feel inadequate.

The thing is, for the first time I realized that not looking at them did more harm than good. Perhaps ignoring spared me some pain but in the end I was left with scars that needed tending to. However, first I had to acknowledge they existed. This is where the Father came in. He pushed a mirror in my face, forced me to look, urged me to act.

The only way to face my faults head on was to ask God to fix them. Asking God to help me was the best decision I’ve ever made involving me. Recognizing that I needed to change was pivotal. The list of imperfections was long. The first thing I did was take a self-inventory while facing obvious faults head on. Then I put them in order based on importance. Faults affecting how I interacted with others were at the top of my list since “the sins God hates are those that hurt other people.”

Below is a short list of four character traits I recognize a need to work on.

  1. Being too critical of others
  2. Complaining about things I can’t change
  3. Failing to show appreciation for all the blessings God gave me
  4. Thinking thoughts God would not want approve of

Obviously the list is short because it is not complete. I’m taking one day at a time, tackling a few issues at a time. The process is ongoing. Should I make the mistake of thinking I’ve corrected a behavior eternally I could end up right back where I started. That’s a mistake I don’t want to make. Living a godly life is a lifelong work, a continuous practice, one that can only come about with God’s grace. Changing behavior, habits and attitudes is a lot of work.

Is Your Child Sleeping With A Broken Heart?

There is no such thing as perfection, basically, we just do the best you can every chance you get. God does the rest. He knows our strengths, weaknesses and level of faith in Him. All He asks is that His children be intentional, committed and faithful in their walk.

The good thing? There is Scripture already in place for every flaw on my list, as well as for everything else under the sun.

Trusting God to work it out is the first step to healing wounds. Believe it or not, many lessons in life come out of wounds. Sometimes they hurt, seem unbearable, even cruel. Pretend like a nail gun is your life. Suppose you accidentally shoot yourself in the hand? If you couldn’t get to a hospital, given a choice: would you call on a friend or stranger to help you tend to your wound? My bet is calling on a friend, because at the end of the day, wounds from a friend can be trusted.

Knowing the true value of friendship is priceless because God places people in our lives for a reason. To recognize them and their purpose we must know Him. Our relationship with Christ helps us decipher who is there for a season, a lifetime or forever.

There is a priceless gift that comes with friendship, it is friendship’s ability to heal wounds. We’ve all heard the old saying “experience is the best teacher.” Another true and age-old saying is “a hard-head makes a soft behind.” That’s one I’ve heard all my life, and at 56, today I can honestly say both are true. The hard-head represents disobedience, the soft behind is the result of disobedience, which manifests into wounds.

Several years ago, shortly after my son died, I became kind of obsessed with going to the cemetery visiting his grave. When I say obsessed, I don’t mean every day. I lived in a different state.

At any rate, every time I visited my home town of Chicago, when my mother and I talked on the phone, I’d tell her I was going to the cemetery when I got to Chicago. One day when I told her that she said; “Elton is gone, he’s not here or there anymore, going out there won’t bring him back.” I was so hurt when she said that. I didn’t understand that mom was trying to start the healing process of my wounds. She didn’t want to see me hurt, in pain, grieving like a serial griev-er. Back then I did not understand where mom was coming from. I didn’t know “wounds from a friend can be trusted.”

I began telling myself silly things like “nobody else remembers my son nor cares that he’s gone but me.” Not understanding that mom was trying to spare me from going through an emotional turmoil of burying my son over and over, I became upset with her.

Mom had created another wound that needed to heal. My mother loved her grandchildren too-death, in my mind I knew this. Obviously her wisdom was far more astute than mine at that time. Mother saw something I couldn’t. She saw me giving Satan permission to wrench my heart with grief indefinitely. Like most mothers, mom knew she had to cut through the chase, even if it hurt. It wasn’t long after that when out of no where she began to explain why she said what she said, on that unforgettable day. Mom apologized. I apologized.

Mother said, “I didn’t mean to hurt you when I told you to stop going to the cemetery so much. She said, I know everybody handles grief differently. I loved Elton too she said, but he’s gone, is all I’m trying to say. She added, “you have to let him go, so you can carry on for the child you have left.” She was right.

Once I let him go, gave my son over to God, the wound that manifested out of my mother’s words of wisdom began to heal. For the first time I realized I was trying to hold on to something in body that was only there in spirit.

Essentially, I didn’t need to keep going to the cemetery to see my son, nor to feel his presence. His spirit will always be with me.

Wounds from a friend can be trusted.

The deepest wound I thought I had ever sustained came from my mother, the best friend I’ve ever had.

 

Have you ever been spiritually or emotionally wounded by a friend? 

 

Minister Neecy

FORGIVE ME FOR NOT FORGIVING YOU


For Christians forgiving is not an option its a given. How can you say you love your brother and sister, while harboring ill feelings toward them at the same time? I’m not saying it’s easy to forgive, I’m just saying it’s necessary.

Perfecting the art of forgiving others takes a lot of love. Furthermore, the word Forgive is such an important act that the word appears in both the New Testament and Old Testament many times. Why is this important? Well, every important event, word, or admission in the Bible appears more than once. Basically, we learn by repetition. The more we read about something, hear about something, or do a thing; the more likely we are to remember and internalize the occasion.

DEVOTIONALS

Don’t be too proud to say “forgive me for not forgiving you.” Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.(NIV)

Should you find yourself struggling with forgiving another don’t be dismayed, it happens. Sadly our imperfections often make it difficult for us to tolerate imperfections of others. Speaking from experience,

However, don’t let that be an excuse to forgo God’s directions for living right, which include having a forgiving spirit. Don’t be too proud to say “forgive me for not forgiving you.”

Acquiring an ability to forgive can take time but with patience and determination coupled with God’s grace. Believers have the capacity to forgive.  Just as the Father purges so should His children.

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (NLT)” Philippians 1:6

I had to learn that forgiving must never be predicated upon whether another forgives first. In fact, there will be times when forgiving another won’t necessarily bring about reconciliation, or reciprocation.

Sometimes we forgive because it’s the right thing to do to move on. Holding on to anger, and resentment makes it impossible to truly forgive. No matter how many times we ask a person to forgive us, unless we do so expecting nothing in return, the act of forgiveness is less than genuine.

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (NIV) Colossians 3:13

Therefore, as imperfect human beings God commands us to forgive others. Knowing that we need Jesus to help us carry out His will for us to forgive others is key to promoting a forgiving spirit.

If you truly believe God when He says, “the battle is not yours it’s His” then forgiving others comes natural albeit difficult at times. Forgive your brother as God forgave you? Sound familiar? It should!

An inability to forgive another is a burden, one that should be given to Jesus. Because He knows our weaknesses, intentions and motives He can destroy any unhealthy spirits that cause us to stumble.

The Father longs to prepare our hearts to forgive others as He has forgiven us.

It is at that moment we see ourselves as one in the same,  in need of forgiveness, imperfect, fragile, a broken vessel. He even shows us that we need to ask Him for forgiveness, every chance we get.

Again don’t be too proud to say “forgive me for not forgiving you.”

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While traveling through this life be assured that a time will come when fighting with the spirit of forgiveness takes its toll. During these times we must look to the Lord. Having a spirit of discernment equips us to recognize and understand that people all over the world need to be forgiven for something. We meet some of them in places we never imagined. God prepares us ahead of time by going before us preparing those in need of forgiveness to dismiss from the mind anything that would hinder His messenger.

To successfully carry out God’s will our hearts must exude a spirit of forgiveness, accompanied by a pure loving want to leave someone else better off spiritually and emotionally than we found them .

Can you think of one person who needs your forgiveness?

KIND WORDS TAKEN FROM GOD’S WORD


Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Proverbs 15:1 ESV

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Ephesians 4:29 ESV

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Job 4:4 ESV

Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees. Proverbs 25:11 ESV

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Colossians 4:6 ESV

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Proverbs 15:23 ESV

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
Psalm 19:14 ESV

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. 1 Peter 3:15 ESV

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. Romans 8:1-39 ESV

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit………

THOSE ARE NOT OUR KIDS SAYS FOX HOST WITH A STRAIGHT FACE


People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

— Mark 10:13-16

The majority of Evangelicals promote the President as being a Christian. The President himself makes the same false claims. However, from the limited minutes that I’ve watched Fox News, religious affiliation is not only never mentioned, but words and actions all but rule out the possibility of any of these talk show host being Christians. If there was ever any doubt, “Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade cleared the way for every American to view Fox News propagandists as evil, heartless, arrogant, and finally, absent of any Christian like values.

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

— Psalm 127:3-5

Kilmeade came to the defense of President Trump on Friday for his policy of forced family separation at the border between the U.S. and Mexico by dehumanizing immigrant children in a manner that should have sent chills up the spine of people with hearts.

This is what he said, and I quote “Like it or not, these aren’t our kids,” Kilmeade said. “Show them compassion, but it’s not like he’s doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country.”

During the last few years I have noticed that all Trump supporters have something in common: they don’t believe in God, and have limited knowledge of what the Bible says, including Evangelicals at large. If they did, “there is no way one could shape their lips to say that Donald Trump Jr. is a Christian.” The thing is, they could be honest and still support Trump, but instead, Trump supporters choose to be dishonest about the President’s personal state of religious affairs.

It takes a cold-hearted person, religious or not to feel or say what Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said! If his remarks weren’t horrible enough, lets look at how normal it came across to the other hosts beside him? Their silence and disinterest in rebuking Kilmeade speaks volumes about the lack of compassion Fox affiliates have for people who don’t look like them. This is about more than the kids being from another country, it’s about racism, White privilege and hatred passed on by those like them who came before them.

What Fox News hosts and those with Trump-like minds don’t know is that there will come a time when the words they speak will cause them or somebody they love great pain. How dumb does one have to be to not know that keeping kids in cages, separating them from their parents, and subjecting them to unusual and undeserved punishment is a recipe for disaster. What will we do when the children grow up, and are released from cages that caused them to go cray?

Heaven help us all if tortured immigrant kids grow up vowing to pay America back!

If What You’re Doing Has Gotten Old: Remember God Is Doing A New Thing


Isaiah 43:19 New International Version (NIV)
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

 

“God is doing something new for His children who are ready to let go of the old.” Make no mistake, the Lord is always doing something new that will inspire most to take off the old. There is merit to the old saying, “if nothing changes, nothing changes.” Furthermore, anybody who believes that getting different results is a possibility if they keep doing the the same thing is living in denial. Few will argue that change can be painful, but many accept that change is necessary whenever life takes a bad turn.

To experience new things, especially those manifested of the Father one must disconnect from old things that serve no wholesome purpose. While some people seem not to have a conscious, they do have a moral compass that alerts them whenever actions, thoughts or deeds begin to head in morally wrong directions. Ignoring warnings from one’s conscious does not mean he or she doesn’t have one? Instead, it means that doing the right thing meant less than satisfying personal desires that provide self gratification.

The new thing that God is doing for His children comes with a price. The price is sacrifice! To receive it we must let go of things that serve no Godly purpose, and rid ourselves of everything unlike Christ. While accomplishing this task seems impossible, getting Jesus to guide us through it is not. God’s grace makes it possible for up to give up bad habits, resist illicit thoughts, find a depth of love in our hearts that we never knew existed, and finally, surrender.

Are you tired of doing the same old thing and experiencing the same old unwelcomed outcome?

KNOWING WHEN TO HOLD ON AND WHEN TO LET GO MATTERS


Knowing when to hold on and when to let go matters

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
   You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56:8

The last communication I had with my eldest, dying sister was in the hospital. The talk was about the importance of not refusing to take medications that had been prescribed by her doctor. Literally, calling our exchange of words a conversation would be a stretch. Close examination of our last verbal encounter revealed that the two of us participated in a meeting of the mind, and heart.

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

The exchange of words went like this, “Me, speaking softly, as gently as possible for such a high-spirited person as myself.” I said, “Debra, the nurse says you’re refusing your medication?” Debra, my eldest sister, “I’m not taking anymore medication, and please don’t ask me about this again!” Me, after painfully processing her heart-wrenching words, while connecting each to the reality of her predicament, “I replied, Okay.”

In my heart, I knew the time was near.  This is not to say that I knew the minute, day or hour, but, I did know that “if” was not part of the equation. Something emotionally excruciating was about to happen.

Less than two days later, my eldest sister was gone……

I didn’t know I knew how to let go? I couldn’t figure out how to hold on when she no longer had the capacity to stay. Accepting my sister’s decision to get out of the fight was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.

Knowing when to hold on and when to let go matters.

Have you ever had to let go of someone you love with all your heart?

 

DONALD TRUMP’S WAR ON IMMIGRANT CHILDREN SHOULD MAKE US SICK


silhouette of statue near trump building at daytime
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Matthew 18:10 ESV /
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Meaningless Is What I am…. Without The Love Of God

Donald Trump‘s war on immigrant children should make us sick, but does it?

Better yet, does his actions against innocent children, make us sick enough to do something, say something, act like one of God’s children? That still remains to be seen of most Republicans. I say that because the suffering continues at beyond the border, on the United States side. I pray that these children don’t suffer much longer. However, it has become obvious that the President is unmoved, yet highly motivated to use them as political pawns. How evil…..

I’m taking my chances with God. Everything else is meaningless. Every other day I hear somebody questioning the validity of Jesus Christ. In essence, the talk is always centered around whether or not He exists. It’s usually a situation where somebody wants me to prove there is a God. They say there’s no scientific evidence, proof or reason to think a miracle worker like Jesus Christ ever lived.

Additionally, naysayer’s believe there’s no Heaven or hell, and that the bible was tampered with; therefore it can not be considered an official Word of God. And then there are those Republicans claiming to be Christians? OMG, how much longer must we tolerate the obscene display of religious hypocrisy? Probably for as long as #Donald Trump is Commander and Chief.

The work of non-believers never ends. Their sole purpose is to discredit Jesus Christ,  and dismiss the existence of God, finally, they pretend to be a god. I can’t bring myself to envision a world without the Creator.

I mean really, “how crazy would it be, if rapist, racist, hypocrites, murderer’s and the like, didn’t have to reap what they’ve sown?” To think that evil people could actually walk the earth causing people harm, pain and heartache, only to suffer no consequences is hard for me to wrap my head around. There must be more.

“That just sounds unrealistic not me, but then again, I’m not an atheist. I believe with all my heart that there is a Higher Power, one that man cannot compare himself to.”

Today, many people like myself find ourselves with heavy hearts, even baffled about how innocent immigrant children ended up in American cages, after managing to escape torture, cruelty and persecution in their homelands? What is most disturbing is listening to the President of the United States speak on the issue, as though he had no input in the plans execution? Trump, as well as his Republican base religiously boast of family values, Christianity and the role of Jesus, yet, every live as though they don’t know Him.

I say every Republican, because every Republican who voted for a man with a past like that of Donald Trump inadvertently consigned on his disgraceful behavior, and horrific acts. Todays slow to come outrage is well over due, yet the damage that managed to already manifest remains too difficult to measure.

Most Child Psychiatrists agree that the children are in danger of emotional, and possible psychological harm? But, because they are people of color, immigrants bearing the wrong skin color, concern for their welfare is barely there.

What about the children? The Bible shows us in no uncertain term that Jesus cares about children. So, that said, how can Republican claim to know Him, but not care about them?

When faced with people claiming to be Christian, but living as though there is no God, it is necessary to speak out, stand up for right, and denounce wrong doers. In doing so, “it’s important to remember that God doesn’t need us to defend Him!” Our job as Christian is to obey His Word. The thing is: one must first learn, and internalize the Word. Loving  one another as He loves us, while “treating others the way that we want to be treated,” is not optional?

By all accounts it’s time for America to come clean, just admit when the Bible has not been an intricate teaching tool in their life.  Furthermore, the world may need to revisit the true-meaning of Christianity. Obviously, everybody is not on the same page when it comes to living the life they talk about. Losing faith in God, or never having known His Word can cause one to stray from truth, lead others down destructive paths, and ignore those whom God commanded us to rescue.

Remember; “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  (Hebrews 11:1, KJV). Hebrews 11:1

The above scripture makes it very clear how crucial and necessary it is to be born again, so God can work in your life instead of man. When you have faith in God, man‘s “pharisee type rhetoric,” which was akin to Donald Trump‘s habit of misleading the people, mistreating the people, even ignoring the people, can’t trick you!

Never forget, “Satan’s job is to seek, kill and destroy,” usually with trickery, deceit, and dishonesty. If you have found comfort in living a lie, it’s not too late to redeem yourself. God is a forgiving Father. No matter what you’ve done, if you intentionally, and genuinely, ask Him for forgiveness, He will forgive you.  Continue reading DONALD TRUMP’S WAR ON IMMIGRANT CHILDREN SHOULD MAKE US SICK

God Will Only Take Your Baggage if You Give it to Him


 

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Good morning family and friends…

Are you feeling overwhelmed, disappointed, or pessimistic about life? If the answer is yes you may be holding on to tight to some things, people, desires or places that are not in God’s plans for you. 
Remember, God won’t take away baggage you refuse to part with, even if the weight becomes unbearable. He will not take it away unless you freely give it up! In other words, you have to want to let it go, be free of it once and for all, even if it hurts.

Many people have too much on their plate? Too many plans, notes, instructions, impossible schedules?  Do you commit to events, responsibilities and thoughts that you find yourself struggling to follow through with?

Surprisingly, the reasons follow-through becomes difficult vary, but most are closely associated with trying to do too much with too little. The “too little” referenced here does not represent wealth, material things, influence, but instead it refers to the essence of one’s being. Not having a capacity to live life as God planned it suggests that perhaps our lives are filled and controlled by worldly devices.

Whenever life throws us more than we can handle God puts out an anchor designed to take hold of everything that is too big for us. For some everyday trials and tribulations prove too taxing to our hearts, mind or soul. During these times the Lord wants to hear from us. Taking burdens to Him in prayer is our only chance of spiritual and emotional survival.

Can you do that? The unhealthy relationship? The addiction? The lying, cheating and sharp tongue are just a few of many ungodly situations and actions that separate us from Christ? These things clutter up our lives like no other demonic spirit. The man you want, can’t have, and believe you can’t live without? The daily planner that seems have more events planned than the day has minutes; “the Father wants us to know that He has the time because He is Time.

I don’t know about you but “yours truly” has been guilty of making plans that God has not ordained, and holding on to things that do nothing to enhance the spiritual or overall quality of life. Even worse, there have been people who I should have distanced myself from a long tome ago. Why do people do that? Could it be because “old habits are hard to break?” Whatever the reason, at the end of the day, holding on to baggage manifested of self-destructive dead weight is a recipe for demise.

Sometimes we need to woman or man-up, and get to a point in our lives where not letting go is no longer an option. “I’m just saying!”

Minister Neecy

Temptation: Do Not Put the Lord your God to the Test


Source: Temptation: Do Not Put the Lord your God to the Test

“5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”

7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Matthew 4:5-7 (NIV)

Matthew 4:57 appears to embody dual, and crucial messages. The first, and possibly most important element of interpretation here seems to be that Satan even tested Jesus who is perfect. Perhaps this part of scripture is a forewarning from God implying that we too will be tested during our lifetime. Part two of this scriptural interpretation makes note of the fact that, “the devil knows scripture too!” Christians must not be fooled by people who recite scripture but live lives indicative of one who does not know Jesus. Matthew also points out that Satan took Jesus to the holy city to test Him, using Jesus’s own scripture against him, or so he thought. Satan is evil, and although he is unable to comprehend scripture, he is an expert at reciting it.

Satan did not stop trying to encourage people to prove their relationship with God when he failed at temptation. Jesus on the pinnacle of the temple. In fact, he works around the clock successfully tempting many lost souls today. The reason for the devil’s success is that so many people do not have a strong, solid, relationship with the Father. Satan is the master manipulator, so good some believe he does not exist? However, if he did not exist, we would not need God’s Word, His grace or salvation. “ Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9

I think it is important to point out that even though Satan appeared without notice, ready to inflict the spirit of temptation on Jesus; Jesus was prepared and therefore did not fall for his misinterpretation of Scripture. Having His Father’s Word hidden in His heart made it possible for Jesus to refute Satan’s misinterpretation of Psalm 91:11-12. Also, Matthew adds to his teaching moment in the above scripture by illustrating how Jesus defended His Father’s Word, which was by knowing the Word for himself. When we know scripture for ourselves it is impossible for anybody to feed us false doctrine. “Scripture calls itself much more desirable than gold and sweeter than honey.” (Psalm 19:10)

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY WITH LOVE


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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 (NIV)

Happy Valentines Day to everybody. Any day that salutes love is a good day. The thing we must remember though is what Valentines Day represents as opposed to what it has become. Out of the 365 days in a year hopefully, Valentines Day is not the only day we find it necessary to show love. If it is, that means that there is not sufficient love where it belongs. My biggest pet-peeve about this day is the sheer essence of hypocrisy, fake love, denial and commercialization.

“Think about it? “If Cupid has been acting Stupid,” all year long, a Valentine’s Day gift or card does little to write such a wrong.”

In its brevity, Valentine’s Day temporarily infuses happiness and excitement into the lives of many women. Yes, I emphasized women because it is us who place special emphasis and expectations on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day vendors would go broke if they had to depend on men without significant others to keep them in business. A woman’s heart is a powerful vessel.

While most women know very well whether relationships are sick or healthy, on Valentines Day they tend to ignore the truth and the obvious.  Allowing those who have caused us unresolved, unapologetic pain to use Valentines Day as a symbol of love where love does not exist or is in need of an infusion insults God, who is Love.

When Valentine’s Day is over we return to our normal love lives, in hopes of seeing a renewed presence of whatever it is our hearts long to feel. Most will survive, some will heal but a significant number of broken hearts will stay that way laying in wait for the next Valentines Day as if they do not know that if “nothing changes, nothing changes.”

The relationship does not have to be perfect but it should at least be pleasing and practical where love is concerned.

The Purpose of Mountains That Won’t Move 


 

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“I concluded that it is worthwhile for people to find joy in their accomplishments, because that is their inheritance, since who can see what will exist after them?”

Ecclesiastes 3:22

When God is telling you don’t move but a sense of urgency to make tracks overpowers you be still, have faith; know that the Lord stands when you sit. Be patient, wherever the Lord is sending you He has already gone before you, to pave the way over the mountain. There will be moments when the clock stops while the world keeps moving but don’t let those the sequence of events confuse you. Your job is not to ask why, when or where. during these time you must proceed with because comprehending the fate of your immediate plight requires a willingness to face demons head on. Mountains appear in the lives of those who repeatedly ignore boundaries. However, God doesn’t erect mountains to block your view; He places them there to watch you rise to the occasion and climb.

Minister Neecy😇

Does the World Know You know Jesus?


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Good morning everyone…..

It’s a New Week that started with  two old problems. 1. “The Christian” The world does not know us because it does not know Jesus. 1 John 3:1. 

2. “We love the world and resist God’s Word.” Ask the Lord to unchain your heart; free your mind today, tomorrow may be too late.

In case you have not noticed the bar for determining the height of Christianity has been lowered. That is not a good thing. As believers, our job is to raise it by example. People in need of a kind word should not have to wait until you turn aound so they can read a sign on your back that proclaims “I am a Christian.” Your actions should always speak louder than words!

Minister Neecy

 

Minister Neecy😇

God’s Timing


 

Good morning everyone…. following is a lesson about time and life. “Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

The Purposes in God’s Timing
1  There is a season for everything, and a time for every event under heaven:
2  a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what was planted;
3  a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build up;
4  a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5  a time to scatter stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
 6  a time to search, and a time to give up searching; a time to keep, and a time to discard;
 7  a time to tear, and a time to mend; a time to be silent, and a time to speak;

8  a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

Minister Neecy😇 

Living in sin is living in darkness


“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1: 3-5

Living in sin is living in darkness? 

I don’t know what it will take to convince people that God knows every move we make.  At some point in life, we need to decide whose side we are on.  There’s a dark side and there’s the light.  The Lord is not a god of Darkness he is the God of light.

Knowing this one would think fear should set in whenever we entertain living in darkness. 

Darkness can also represent the people we associate with, the people we love,  the people we hate, and anybody who resist the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The word Hate should not be part of a Christian’s vocabulary or not reside in his or her heart.

So the question becomes how do you want to end this walk?

You cannot willfully frequent caves of darkness and expect God to shine His magnificent LIGHT over your life.

The environment you crave determines your source of energy?

Minister Neecy

This is how you change your life


The most important lesson every Christian needs to learn is “Sin is contrary to Faith and everyone who sins breaks the law; no one who lives in him keeps on sinning, and no one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. 1 John 3: 4,6)

Don’t be discouraged about your present circumstances. You made it this far didn’t you? The question is: “Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? If the answer to that question is yes then make up your mind to change your life. Give your heart free reign! Change begins in the head of anybody who is no longer interested in living a life that brings no joy. Somebody said, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” I agree one hundred percent. Sure, changing is easier said than done but once you start the process it will become less difficult to accomplish.  Opposition to situations brings about change. In other words, when you change your mind you change your life…

There will be no better time than this day to start changing your life. “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (KJV)

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DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAPPINESS AND JOY?


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Maybe you are a nice guy, pretty woman, and or brilliant human being; but are you happy, content and exceptionally confident in the state that you are in? Wise men and women aspire to find joy which comes from God and is the key to finding contentment in life regardless of circumstances. Foolish people depend man to make them happy. We both know how the latter usually ends. Wisdom is another godly gift available to the chosen. Wisdom is said to be more valuable than gold. Often confused with “store-bought-sense” wisdom is only afforded to those who believe that all of their strength, knowledge and worth comes from God.

A wise man or woman knows that at best, happiness can only get you through a bad day, while God’s joy is eternal capable of weathering every storm of life.

When I look back over my life I see numerous times when I mistook happiness for joy. One of those times was when my son was born. However, when God took him away I quickly learned the difference between “happiness and joy.”

Happiness is a temporary state of mind and is difficult to maintain. I cannot count the times it left me out in the cold. This time I was filled with grief, despair, anger and confusion. It could not give me peace, understanding or strength because the task of happiness is to make people feel good for a little while. On the other hand, joy comforted me when I ran out of happy memories, cried myself to sleep at night or entertained heart-wrenching thoughts. The joy I had the world did not give me so thank God, the world could not take it from me. Joy made it possible for me to trust God and understand that my son did not belong to me.

 

Minister Neecy

How To Find Your Purpose In Life?


Pink the Lord wants your burdens

It is not about me it’s about God.

Have you been wondering what your purpose in life is?

If the answer is yes, “start identifying desires in life you not only obsess about but are also uncontrollably passionate about.”

“Purpose does not exist without passion.”

“Once you search and identify your desires; remove any you know God would not approve of. ” Unfortunately there are times when we want something or somebody we don’t need, nor does the Lord want us to have. Making decisions to abandon wants of any kind is not always easy. However, if we can’t, God can.

Once you make a conscious decision to change how you live, think and behave; doors you never knew existed will begin to open, right before your very eyes. Believe it or not, God didn’t put us here to attest to our agony, even though He warned us of it’s coming. Overcoming adversity helps one grow stronger, emotionally and physically. As the old folk used to say “whatever doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.”

Why not ask God to help you make 2016 a year of purpose. Then, get ready and be willing to accept his plan for your life. It really is a win-win situation.

Dear Lord, show me your plans for my life. Bless me with wisdom, faith, love and joy so I can understand how to do your will while realizing my purpose.  Amen

Minister Neecy

The Good News ~ You are Never too Old to Be a Soldier in God’s Army


 

“For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1: 26-31 ESV)

Who among us, does not know at least one person who is guilty of boasting before the Lord? Politicians come to mind! So as not to call out anybody in particular, let’s just talk bible. The above-referenced scripture covers at least three powerful lessons. “The first lesson is about knowing your calling, the center of your expertise.”

Do you know why you’re here, your purpose, God’s intention for your life? If we believe what the bible says, specifically, 1 Corinthians 1:26, smart by worldly standards does not secure a special place in God’s heart. In fact, in 1 Corinthians 1, Jesus talks specifics on who is worthy, in the eyes of the Lord. Surprisingly, they are not who you expected. He stated, “not many of them were wise according to worldly standards, powerful or of noble birth.” Why would God choose the foolish in the world to shame the wise? Who has any need for weak anything? Yet, it is possible the weak can shame the strong. The underlying lesson here is, God is not impressed by the world and because of that, it would benefit us enormously, if we chose the Lord over the world. That means, humbling ourselves, loving people who don’t love us, helping those less fortunate than ourselves and surrendering to God, so He can work in our lives.

It’s not easy being a soldier in God’s army! Anybody who tells you it is is not a soldier in his army. The battle is not ours, but there will be wars as long as there is an earth, or until Jesus returns. The Good News, no matter who you are, or how little you have, you can still be a soldier in God’s army. He has no problem enlisting the poor, uneducated, oppressed, weak or lost. God is able to make lemonade out of lemons any second of the day.

Minister Neecy

 

I Trust You


 

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When my mother was overwhelmed I could tell.
Sometimes I’d hear her mumble “I don’t know if I’m coming or going!”

As for me, “I’ve been having a lot of days where I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!”

Its like I don’t know where my life’s headed, nor how I ended up here in the first place. “Oh, how time fly’s when your work is not done.”

I ran across this poem today; reading it helped me find peace within utter chaos.

Thank You Father for assuring me, guiding my wings and directing my paths.

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. I have also trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ~ C. JoyBell

Your Smile


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Yesterday on Facebook I saw a post that caught my eye. What really got my attention was the picture in the post. It depicted a young woman sporting a million dollar smile. “That young woman was my daughter.”
Although she’s 36 years old now I remember times when I had to get on her about taking her beautiful smile for granted. You see back then, she didn’t understand that it takes more energy and facial muscles to frown than to smile. Today she appreciates the gift.

Here’s her post:

Janeah Davis

Yesterday at 3:09 pm · Instagram ·

Never let anything or anybody steal your smile. Have great weekend friends and fam…‪#‎flygirl‬ ‪#‎flygirlchronicles‬ ‪#‎fitchic‬ ‪#‎mylifematters‬

I’ve always Loved the old saying “if you meet somebody who doesn’t have a smile, give them yours!”

Granted, “nobody feels like smiling 24/7” but that doesn’t mean you should only smile when you think you have something to smile about. Truth be told, every day you’re not pushing up daisies or forced to look at the back of your eyelids is reason enough to smile. If you’re reading this post; you my friend have a reason to smile.

The smile on my daughter’s face doesn’t exist in absence of trials and tribulation. I know firsthand she’s endured and overcome many but at the end of the day, this girl still finds reasons to give God the Glory, with a smile, while turning Satan’s frown upside down. “We owe it to our children to teach them how to smile!” The best way to do that is by example. Sometimes they don’t know how blessed they are but you do!

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If You Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide God Will Point You in the Right Direction


My heart is full this morning. I just wanna tell you, “if God is not everything in your life, you have nothing!” One’s conscience is a gift from God, it should not be ignored or taken for granted. Doing so, endangers the soul.

It’s taken a while for me to grasp that fact, but I finally got it. The way you know whether God is everything, is when you never make a move without considering what the conscience has to say about it!

Your conscience is much like a divine GPS. When you enter the right thoughts, intentions, coupled with faith, the Lord will get you to the right place every time. The conscience always warns you when you’re about to do something wrong, by making you feel bad about it ahead of time. Whether we choose to listen is up to us.

Now, there will be times when we ignore messages the conscience sends, because Satan has us in his grasp. He can make you think whatever wrong you do is right. That’s why he’s coined the master manipulator.

But, when God is your everything, you have power over all manipulators, including the darkest one of all, the devil.

If you haven’t done so already, make God your everything today ; tomorrow may be too late.

“Let the conscience He gave you be your guide!”

This week is halfway gone, but , that doesn’t mean temptation and struggles are about to stop. In fact, they are to be expected in this life. Keeping a positive mind about life is crucial, if you want to get through it and keep your sanity.

Give trouble and strife to the Master, every chance you get. Your conscience tells you when you’re in trouble. It won’t let you rest!

At the end of the day, our inability to do away with our conscience is another way God shows us He’s always in control. What you give Him to control, well that’s totally up to you. That’s why the Lord gives us power to choose right from wrong.

So, whatever you’re going through, allow your conscience to be instrumental in helping you make good choices.

No matter what, stay encouraged. God didn’t bring you this far to leave you!

“I will not cause you pain without allowing something new to be born.” Isaiah 66:9

Minister Neecy

TENDER-AGE-CAGE|DID THEY FIND THE GIRLS AND BABIES SNATCHED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION?


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Breaking News! As Rachel Maddow breaks down tonight after trying to share an update on The Trump Administration’s persecution of immigrants, I’m waiting patiently to find out whether the girls and babies have surfaced.

Rachel is too emotional to continue, she turned the show over to Lawrence O’Donnell who is reporting reporting outside of a detention facility outside of a South Texas town. According to O’Donnell,  they have learned that the Trump Administration is operating (3) facilities that house (tender-age_ children).

These are still secret, undisclosed  detention centers, created by the Trump Administration, to cage, and imprison immigrant babies, girls, boys, mothers, fathers, boys, and men, apprehended at the border. Though not criminals, the Trump Administration is spending our money to devise a system designed to punish.

Congress woman, Torres, (D-California) “It is absolutely exclusively the President’s choice!” They are incarcerating toddlers. Instead of providing for their needs, we are putting them in ice boxes. The congress woman says, “all of us should stand up to Donald Trump.”

But, the girls and babies have been missing in action for a while. No matter how many times journalist, and activist ask those in charge, they’re questions go unanswered? Why?

How many ways can a Right-wing “White Supremecist American leader” violate babies, girls and women? The Babies? My heart is heavy, and I too am fighting back the tears.

Had MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times, along with other TRUTH seeking networks and news outlets had not been so determined to locate these girls and babies, we would know nothing.  Still Lawrence O’Donnell, of MSNBC says he thinks they’ve found the girls about an hour from El Paso, though he and other concerned journalists, have not be granted access.

The American government is refusing to allow journalist to enter facilities where immigrant girls and babies, snatched from their parents have been imprisoned. One report says that at least (11) infant babies are housed without their mothers. Infants and girls are said to be detained in more than one undisclosed, secret facility.

This is Trump’s America….mass trials, children kept in cages, held hostage in leiu of a fantasy wall that will never be…

About two years ago, in error, I believed there was nothing else that I could learn about Donald Trump that would shock me. Basically, and in my mind, since America’s illegitimate President’s past got exposed right out of the gate, we the people got a sneak preview of what was to come.  Little did we know, “what had been revealed about Donald J. Trump would turn out to be just the tip of an ice berg.

Another thing, sadly, I didn’t expect to learn that Trump and his base have much more in common than wanting to make America, White, I mean great again. Essentially,  the nucleus of the Trump saga is made up of so much more than a “Republican vs. Democrat,” showdown. What we have here is “a population of evil people, desguised as a political group, fueled by racism, hypocrisy, and te real threat of diminshing White Priviledge.”

Republicans remain enraged over Hillary’s emails, yet can’t crank out one tear or inkling of concern over the orchestrated children snatched from their mother’s arms, thrown in cages, spread out over concrete floors, mats, while shivering under foil. How could this be happening in America?

Chris Hayes, MSNBC just posed an explosive question, “who has the contracts to run these detention centers?” Are the workers licensed? Whose changing the babies diapers, putting them to bed? OMG!

To every good person, or Christian’s dismay, the mold responsible for forming the likes of President Trump was not broken following his birth. Many like him had come before him,while an alarming number came after. The bottom line, Trump is not alone in his twisted world of hatred, disdain, and absence of empathy or compassion for others.

Lawrence O’Donnell asked Deacon Benigo Palacios, what would you say to Donald Trump if you could talk with him? Deacon Palacios, “What Donald Trump is doing is not okay!” As Christians, it is our duty to help these people, and not reject them.”

As we have learned, straight from the horses mouth, “the likes of (45) have come to the conclusion that Brown people, especially of Mexican descent have served their purpose. Never mind that there was a time when the average “White man didn’t care whether cheap labor was legal or not.” Heck, the some of the same people have relatives who came to the states illegally. Rumor has it that the now “First Lady” did as well.

So, where is #BeBest, aka Melanie Trump? Why isn’t she confronting her husband, #TheWorst?

Supposed Melanie Trump had not received special treatment resulting in a favorable immigration status? What if Barron were not the son of Donald Trump? Would he be in a Texas cage or detention center tonight? Chew on that!

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21 Questions for Donald Trump. By David Cay Johnston. 

1. You call yourself an “ardent philanthropist,” but have not donated a dollar to The Donald J. Trump Foundation since 2006. You’re not even the biggest donor to the foundation, having given about $3.7 million in the previous two decades while businesses associated with Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment gave the Trump Foundation $5 million. All the money since 2006 has come from those doing business with you. How does giving away other people’s money, in what could be seen as a kickback scheme, make you a philanthropist?

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To The Man or Woman Who Doesn’t Want to be Detoured Anymore


“Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation …” (Psalm 25:4)

Sometimes detours in life create teaching moments. prayer, Shepherd, minister To recognize and receive the lesson God stops us dead in our tracks, forcing us to be still. But before that happens, for a moment, you may feel as though life is beating up on you. Many even experience thoughts of regret after encountering some of  life’s detours.

During these times it behooves us to remember that even in our darkest moments God sees where we are headed. The Father is the light that never goes out. He teaches in the dark as well as in the light. Lessons learned in darkness build confidence, strengthen our faith in God, and give reason to look to the heavens for help.

The Father gets our attention by stopping us in our steps, thwarting our plans, confusing the course before us.  This is how He shows us that He’s in control. “To move forward we must stand still, debase ourselves completely, and admit that without God we are nothing.”

Pray this Scripture 7 times, ““The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:1)

In the midst of every spiritual detour God is testing us. He wants to see that we are teachable and open to correction. Heaven help those who are neither.

Perhaps after reading today’s post you realize that you need to slow down. Furthermore,  taking a deep breath, and being still, may be in order, so that God can move mountains in your life. If it feels like no matter how many steps you take nothing good comes closer, like many others, you are in the midst of a divine detour. The only way to get back on track is to let go of self, and let God direct your steps, starting now.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord …” (Psalm 37:23)

Today’s Prayer: “My Lord, it seems as though my life has taken a detour, one that I am afraid to take. Please show me which way to go, what to do next, and who to trust in my circle. This time I will stay the course. This time my eyes are on my Maker. Amen!”

Minister Neecy

Daily inspiration for women and men in search of clarity.