ARE YOU TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR?

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The lyrics of Too Close To The Mirror (recorded by Eddie Ruth Bradford)
says the following:

“GUESS I’M TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR
TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE
WHILE YOU SHOWER DOWN YOUR BLESSING
YOUR BLESSING ON ME
NOT ANYTHING I DONE LORD
FOR AS I CAN SEE
GUESS I’M TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR
TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE IN ME”

The magnificent feature about a mirror is that we do not have the capacity to see ourselves as we actually are.  We merely get to see a replication and sometimes that reflection is simply what we hunger to see.  How many of us are misleading ourselves?  It is a good thing that GOD sees us for who we really are.  Don’t be deluded!  It’s not about you anyway!!!

 

ANN COULTER CHECKS RAVEN SYMONE OVER WATERMELONDREA

Watching this made my day.  I’m not a fan of Ann Coulter but she really puts her foot in the mouth of Raven Symone on this one. In light of Raven’s recent comments regarding her refusal to hire people with certain names, Coulter really shuts Symone…

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This is too funny.  If you want to go straight to it, go to the 2:30 mark.

4 YEAR OLD RESPONDS TO BEING CALLED UGLY

This cute little girl gave the perfect response when a little boy at school called her ugly.  She let him know in no certain terms that she came to learn and not to make a fashion statement.  Siahj Chase is just four years old and here she’s teaching a lesson that we all should embrace.  Kudos to this little girl for getting it right!!!  She’s simply adorable.

SOCIAL MEDIA LESSON…

This post is for all of you who want to go on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other social media site and post all of your business. What’s wrong with you??? Quite frankly, this type of behavior is sooooo dumb until it’s unreal. Yet, many have a need to let everyone know, play by play, exactly what they are doing 24/7. Before social media got as big as it is, I remember working with a guy who told me that he felt bad about something that he did in his past. I asked him what he did and he confessed that one of his friends asked him to watch his apartment while he was out of town for a few days. He said that he waited for the guy to leave and he broke into his “friends” apartment. Needless to say, that was the last conversation that I had with the guy. Why??? In my opinion, he was much too dangerous for me. I told you that story to let you know that everyone does not have your best interests at heart. And… your best bet is to keep some of your business to yourself. In the news recently is the perfect example of what I’m telling you. Perhaps this woman should have also been arrested as an accessory to the crime, or for just plain dumbness.

Eurweb.com reports:
One California woman learned this lesson the hard way.
Stacey Grant posted a note on Facebook telling friends that she and her family were away on vacation in Las Vegas. Hours later, a U-Haul was at her front door, with three men stealing everything they could get their hands on.
It can happen to anyone. You put up a post and someone “Likes” it. This is what Michael Batson, 21, did after the status update Stacey posted went up.
He went a step further and text messaged her, inquiring about her trip with her family in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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But police say they saw Batson and two others — Phillip McKnight, 32, and Tyrone Gibson, 20 — as they loaded property from the woman’s Fontana home into a U-Haul truck parked outside.
They got suspicious because it happened at 3a.m.
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Grant said she had posted a note on Facebook that she was enjoying a vacation with family in Vegas. But she soon found out that her info had been used by one of her online “friends” to burglarize her home.
“It was hurtful,” Grant told KNBC-TV. “My whole room was trashed. There were clothes everywhere. My bed was gone.”
Officers sitting on a stakeout nearby spotted the three men break into the Windcrest Drive home and patiently watched as they loaded up the truck with items that included flat screen televisions and furniture.
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Stacey’s room was a mess
All three men were arrested at the scene and police called Grant’s family, who cut their vacation short and headed home right away.
The suspects were booked on charges that include burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.

THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY

If you don’t believe the WORD, ask this pastor. I’m sure he got the message loud and clear. This is Africa’s version of the TV show “Cheaters”. This pastor got caught with his pants down with another man’s wife. He may mess with someone else’s wife in the future, but I can assure you that he “SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY” with this woman again.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY… ROSA PARKS

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On this day in history Rosa Parks, a civil rights icon, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.
On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery,
Ala., bus and was arrested. Her courageous stand against racial injustice inspired a
boycott of the Montgomery bus system that lasted one year, and would serve as the
catalyst for the civil rights movement. Parks, who died in Oct. 2005, dedicated her
life to activism and stood as a symbol of freedom for all. She was honored with some
43 honorary doctorates and many prestigious awards, including the Martin Luther King Jr.
Non-Violent Peace Prize. In 1996, President Bill Clinton awarded her the Presidential
Medal of Freedom award, the highest award given to an American civilian. Parks died
of natural causes at the age of 92 on October 24, 2005.

I CAN’T STAND THESE KINDS OF PEOPLE

Today I received another email from Tyler Perry’s mailing list. The above title was how it came. I’m just going to let you read it for yourself:
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Hey TJ,

People who do this are some of the lowest in my book.

There are some scams going around the Internet asking people to pay money to have an audition for me. THAT IS NOT TRUE. You never have to pay for an audition. I, nor any professional company, will make you pay for an audition. DON’T GET SCAMMED.

Also, I DO NOT HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Do not let anyone tell you that I have a scholarship program that you have to pay to be a part of, ok? That’s NOT TRUE! I have put a lot of kids through college but it’s not something you can request or pay me for. They have been gifts, so don’t let these folks trick you.

Do not give anyone any money in my name. This is all a SCAM. I HOPE THESE PEOPLE GET CAUGHT.

Tyler

SHE WILL RUN YOU DOWN…

You might better go to Toys R Us and get you a toy because this woman is not to be played with. Check this story out.
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According to NBC Washington:
A northern Virginia woman is being held without bond, accused of running down her ex-husband’s fiancée as the couple stood in a Lorton driveway, seriously injuring the woman. Margaret Henry, 48, drove a car off Belmont Boulevard, through the yard and struck the victim, investigators said. According to search warrant documents obtained by News4, the car then hit a utility trailer before stopping in the yard. The driver’s ex-husband restrained her until police arrived, according to the search warrant. Emergency crews found the victim “entangled in the windshield of 2013 Hyundai.” She was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with leg fractures that were so severe her lower leg had to be amputated. Police investigators used the search warrant to get blood and other samples from the wrecked Hyundai. Before Henry and her husband divorced a few years ago, the couple had loud arguments, neighbors said. “It was evil,” recalled Delores Moseke. “I heard them screaming bloody murder, using foul language. She was tough. She was a tough bird.” Another neighbor said she’s kept in touch with Henry even after she was divorced from her husband and moved to Triangle. “Well my first feeling for a few days now has been shock,” said Jeanne Clapp. “I would have never thought she’d do that.” Clapp said Henry phoned her over the holidays but the two only spoke briefly. She said she knew the couple had a stormy relationship but said Henry never talked about hurting anyone. “She hadn’t said anything like, ‘I’m going to go kill somebody.’ She didn’t say that,” Clapp said. Clapp and her husband sought and received permission to visit Henry next weekend in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Don Clapp is a chaplain and hopes to take Henry a Korean bible. “We wanted to remind her Jesus loves her and we love her and it’s never too late to give your life to The Lord,” said Clapp.

THE REST OF THE STORY…

I used to love listening to radio personality Paul Harvey. He had a radio segment that was entitled “The Rest of the Story”. Today, I’m naming this post the same way.
Too often we only see or hear one side of the story. I’m always amazed at the paradigm shift when the other side of the story is revealed. Now, go back with me if you will to Sunday’s NFL game (San Francisco 49ers versus the Seattle Seahawks). There has been much attention paid to Seahawks corner Richard Sherman’s post game rant. Even though his outburst could have been a bit more controlled, take a look at what happened before his outburst. This will certainly give you a brand new perspective.