This was in my in-box this morning from loyal reader A. Renae. I hope it gets you going like it did me. This is a flashback video called “When I Rose This Morning” by the Mississippi Mass Choir. Hopefully this will encourage you to get up and keep it moving as you function in your hopes, dreams, and goals. Be inspired!!!
This is a hymn that I remember we sang many years ago in church. It still has a special place in my heart. The song is called “Because He Lives.” AND the lyrics are still soooooooo appropriate today. HAPPY RESURECTION DAY!
Yeah folks, this is the mood I’m in right now. Hopefully you can grove with me on this. Remember Oleta Adams? This is her version of “Holy is the Lamb.” Of course it is very appropriate today and really forever. Here’s hoping each of you have a GOOD FRIDAY. I’m listening to this song as I type and it is really awesome!!!
This is one of my favorite songs especially this time of year. It is called “The Old Rugged Cross” being sung by Al Green. This is the first time I’ve heard Rev. Green sing this song and he does a great job. According to Scripture, Christians believe that Jesus was raised back from the dead after three days. He had been crucified on the cross and that death is commemorated on what we call Good Friday. The belief also is that Jesus’ death was in payment for our sins as long as we believe in Him…and I do!!! On Easter Sunday, we celebrate His resurrection. Can you imagine carrying a heavy cross and being crucified on it for someone else’s sins? I can’t imagine but… I AM GLAD HE DID.
There are a lot of songs that I really love a lot but…this has to be one of my favorite of all time songs. Every time I hear it, I have to pause because it gives me goose bumps. The song is by Lionel Richie & The Commodores and it is called “Jesus is Love”. It is a very uplifting song and it says so much. I’ll also leave you with the bible verse of the day that I got in my inbox:
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
New International Version
[ Praise to the God of All Comfort ] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
If this were my child in this video, I would be in some very serious trouble. In life we are taught to be law-abiding and for the most part, I think most people are. But… after seeing this disturbing video, God himself would have to grab and restrain me from reaching out to touch this particular officer in some manner.
Okay, before I get too far ahead of myself, let me give you more information. At Reach Partnership School, a middle school in Baltimore, Maryland, a police officer was caught on camera slapping and kicking a student. At this time, the head of the Baltimore school police force and the two officers seen in this video are on administrative leave. This action was taken after the video became public. No word yet as to what happened prior to the physical altercation but I can assure you that attorneys are lined up to try to represent this young man. The teen and his parents are being represented at this time by attorney Lauren Geisser. Reports indicate that Geisser said she has documentation identifying the teen as a tenth grader at the school. Further reports indicate that the student suffered face and rib injuries as a result of this assault by the very unprofessional cop. Geisser has been quoted as saying “the boy had a right to be at the school where he was an enrolled student. With respect to refusing to leave the school, the student didn’t want to leave the school where he had a right to attend.”
“I am completely appalled and disappointed by what is depicted in the video,” the school system’s CEO, Gregory Thornton, said in the statement. “Our school police officers are entrusted with ensuring the safety of our students and staff, and I know that most of them take this job seriously while maintaining a high level of professionalism. The behavior in the video is completely unacceptable.”
You’ve got to share your thoughts on this one. Tell me what you think.
It is Sunday evening and supposedly a day of rest but… the devil has been busy today and as usual, he doesn’t care who he uses. The latest victim: The Rev. William Schooler. Schooler, 70 years old, was the pastor of St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio.
Rev. William Schooler
According to reports, he was allegedly killed this morning during church services by his 68 year old brother, Daniel Schooler.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the shooting happened about 12:22 p.m. ET. Witnesses indicate that the violence broke out in the middle of the service while the choir was singing.
Witnesses told NBC affiliate WDTN that Schooler had just walked up to the pulpit when shots rang out. About 20 people were inside the church at the time, and chaos ensued as they escaped the building. This “domestic incident” raised its ugly head in church. But why? To me, the last place you should go to “kill” someone, should be at church. Are there no more “sacred” places left. Like I said earlier, the devil does not care who he uses. Can we all please have a moment of silence for all parties concerned. We really need to get busy… doing the work of the Lord.
I’ve heard many versions of this song. Most of them are really good. This is Donnie McClurkin & Yolanda Adams singing The Prayer. Trust me, we all need it not just daily, but moment by moment. Enjoy your Friday Inspiration.