SUNDAY INSPIRATION

Sometimes when I post inspirational items, I have no idea exactly what I’m going to post or who they are meant for. Such is the case here. I absolutely had no idea what song or scripture that was going to be posted. I hope they land where they are supposed to land. The scripture that landed in my heart is: Romans 12:2King James Version (KJV)

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Deitrick Haddon – Have Your Way

SANTA CLAUS COMES EARLY?

Some people still believe that Santa Claus comes down the chimney to deliver presents. The lady in this story went down the chimney… to deliver her love??? or because she could not let her online boyfriend go. Wait, what???   Ok, you figure this one out.

Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa was apparently so hung up on a guy she had met online and went out with about six-times, that when he decided to end their relationship she tried to get into his house through the chimney. The problem: She got stuck halfway down.

According to Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Nunez-Figueroa, 30, had been stuck in that chimney for an estimated two hours. The owner of the house was a man who had recently ended a relationship with her.
The rescue crew had to deconstruct the chimney and lubricate the woman with dish soap to get her out. Additionally someone had to fork over $2,500 bail money to get her out of jail because she was arrested immediately after her release from a local hospital where she was taken for evaluation.
The man she was dating would only say that his name was “Lawrence”. His indication was that they had met online and dated about 6 times before ending things recently. This apparently was her 2nd time trying to get into this man’s house by way of the chimney.
Apparently “Lawrence” had been delivering some “goodies” to the suspect and she was not ready for “Christmas” to be over.
Check out the video below:

THE DEATH PENALTY IS TOO GOOD FOR THIS MAN

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This is one of those stories that makes me sick to my stomach. A 33 year old sex offender has been accused of the sexual assault of a 23 month old. David R. Wilson had just been released from serving four years in prison for… you guessed it (sexual assault). His sister allowed him to move in with her. That is when and where he sexually assaulted his 23 month old niece and infected her with HIV, genital herpes, and chlamydia. To make matters worse, he is said to have done the same to a 14-year-old girl, but additionally getting her pregnant.
ABC News reports that last November, reconstructive surgery was performed on the toddler’s private parts after her HIV, genital herpes and chlamydia diagnosis was revealed. As for the teen girl, she told a caseworker at the Children’s Assessment Center that she had been having sex with Wilson for two years and she had gotten pregnant along the way. Her medical exam also came up positive for HIV, genital herpes and chlamydia.
Wilson is being charged with super aggravated sexual assault of a child, with the enhanced charge being due to the age of his niece. He is currently being held without bond. It is still unknown why he wasn’t arrested at the time of the original accusation. There are no words for this scum.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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If you live in the Atlanta area, I would like for you to check out this event. A friend of mine, Pauline Mansfield, author of “The Turtle Story – 7 Steps to Breaking Free From Domestic Violence”, is helping to sponsor it. Unless you live under a rock and haven’t paid any attention to the news, you know that domestic violence is really big in the news as of late. Several notable NFL players have been suspended by the league for this very issue. This event will bring more awareness to this horrific issue and will hopefully be a catalyst to rescue someone who is dealing with the same. The flyer should give you all of the information that you need including contact information. When I received information about this event, I also received the link to this video, such a great song. This one will help to soothe your soul:
Total Praise – The Praise & Worship Songs Of Richard Smallwood

CDC CONFIRMS 1ST PERSON TO CONTRACT EBOLA IN THE US

The other day at work a co-worker was talking about her concerns that one of her nieces had a fever. She said that the family was concerned that it might be Ebola. I quickly let her know how absurd the thought process was of anyone contracting Ebola here in the United States.

You have to know how alarmed I was this morning when I turned on the news and heard the report that the CDC has confirmed that a Texas health worker has contracted Ebola. Apparently this woman, who has not been named, had been treating the Liberian patient who arrived in Dallas, Texas and died last Wednesday. This woman is the first known person to contract the disease here in the United States.
It makes me wonder how far-reaching this outbreak will be. Perhaps part of the answer lies in a robot.
A robot? I recently read an article that talked about the usage of a high-tech robot that is battling viruses and bacteria in the United States and has been sent out to over 200 hospitals.
A report indicated that “These new robots however use xenon gas to produce ultra-violet light up to 25,000 times more intense than that produced by the sun which makes them far more effective at killing germs”.
Certainly we can’t forget about prayer but hopefully God has equipped man with the intellect to create these robots that can kill this devastating disease not only here in America but all around the world as well. Let me know your thoughts on this. Are you afraid that this is only the beginning? I look forward to hearing what you think.
Check out the robot below:

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

How real is this quote below? When I saw it I knew that I had to post it because it is sooooooooo true.
Thanks Sandi for sending it.

Don’t depend too much on anyone in “this world” because even your shadow leaves u when you are in darkness……..
Trust in The Lord

For the weekend inspiration I’m posting Donnie McClurkin’s version of “Lord I Lift Your Name on High”.

THE DEVIL PREACHES @ CHURCH

I think we all have to acknowledge that we were born broken. Many pretend that they are not at all broken and point fingers at others’ weaknesses. Perhaps that is what I’m doing here but this has got to be the lowest of the low. In a story posted on 10/9/2014, an Alabama pastor (now ex-pastor) recently confessed that he knowingly exposed several women of his congregation to HIV. He has admitted to having sex with these women while he was sick with AIDS. Of course the women share in the blame for having sex at all with Juan Demetrius McFarland, their pastor. BUT the fact that he knew he had AIDS and still had unprotected sex with these women, sometimes at the church, is reprehensible at best. This goes to prove that everything you see on this planet is not what you see. Check out the story below.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AMONG THE BEST

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I saw this article on eurweb.com
I really don’t have a lot of time to post my comments on this but I wanted to share it with you. This is a great article and I’m sure that Tavis Smiley is very mad at its contents. Let me know what you think.

*Despite a low approval rating, Rolling Stone magazine has put President Barack Obama on its cover as one of the ““one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.”

The declaration, made by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, is found in a story written by Krugman, who defends the commander-in-chief to prove why he’s been successful during his final two years in office.

“Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history,” Krugman wrote. “His health reform is imperfect but still a huge step forward – and it’s working better than anyone expected. Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it’s much more effective than you’d think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy.

As successful as he claims Obama has been, Krugman notes the criticism the President has received from various critics.

“First, however, let’s take a moment to talk about the current wave of Obama-bashing. All Obama-bashing can be divided into three types. One, a constant of his time in office, is the onslaught from the right, which has never stopped portraying him as an Islamic atheist Marxist Kenyan. Nothing has changed on that front, and nothing will,” he said Krugman. “There’s a different story on the left, where you now find a significant number of critics decrying Obama as, to quote Cornel West, someone who ”posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit.” They’re outraged that Wall Street hasn’t been punished, that income inequality remains so high, that ”neoliberal” economic policies are still in place. All of this seems to rest on the belief that if only Obama had put his eloquence behind a radical economic agenda, he could somehow have gotten that agenda past all the political barriers that have con- strained even his much more modest efforts. It’s hard to take such claims seriously.

“Finally, there’s the constant belittling of Obama from mainstream pundits and talking heads,” he continued. “Turn on cable news (although I wouldn’t advise it) and you’ll hear endless talk about a rudderless, stalled administration, maybe even about a failed presidency. Such talk is often buttressed by polls showing that Obama does, indeed, have an approval rating that is very low by historical standards.

“But this bashing is misguided even in its own terms – and in any case, it’s focused on the wrong thing.”

Krugman’s story comes as Obama goes about his second term of office with low approval ratings as well as economic ratings that have hit the lowest level of his presidency with, according to a CNBC survey, only 24% of Americans who are extremely confident with Obama’s economic record .

“Yes, Obama has a low approval rating compared with earlier presidents, Krugman admitted. “But there are a number of reasons to believe that presidential approval doesn’t mean the same thing that it used to: There is much more party-sorting (in which Republicans never, ever have a good word for a Democratic president, and vice versa), the public is negative on politicians in general, and so on. Obviously the midterm election hasn’t happened yet, but in a year when Republicans have a huge structural advantage – Democrats are defending a disproportionate number of Senate seats in deep-red states – most analyses suggest that control of the Senate is in doubt, with Democrats doing considerably better than they were supposed to. This isn’t what you’d expect to see if a failing president were dragging his party down.

“More important, however, polls – or even elections – are not the measure of a president,” he added. “High office shouldn’t be about putting points on the electoral scoreboard, it should be about changing the country for the better. Has Obama done that? Do his achievements look likely to endure? The answer to both questions is yes.

Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2014/10/barack-obama-one-of-the-most-successful-presidents-in-american-history-rolling-stone/#Qs6lRDIKLI7he7v0.99

A Well of Hate Far Too Deep to Measure

I missed this blog when it was posted but now that I have read it, I have to share it. It speaks volumes to the times we now face. One sentence that really sticks out in this blog is ” Let us not be irresponsible in our actions nor make excuses for bad behavior.” POIGNANT!!! We all have a lot of work to do!

The Turtle Queen

Images from HellIt’s 2,014 years after Christ and every day we feel levels of hate from those who call themselves by Christ’s holy name. They spew fountains of hatred like vomit from a place within them that is dark and filled with a powerful stench. What kind of being supposedly made in HIS image could hate like this?

I struggle daily not to become the hate that I hate so much; but it’s hard. If I succumb I will then become the enemy. I cringe still at the painful images of so many over hundreds of years hanging from trees and even worse, lying charred and burned at the foot of a burning Cross, no less. What kind of creature is this that would inflict such levels of cruelty – certainly not one of Christ.

Fast forwarding to present times, there are no nooses hanging from trees or burning crosses. Instead there…

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