Afro American History makers, Chicago, Chicago Community marches, Chicago Police Department, Racial Equality, Racism, relationship with God, Sexual and Spiritual Abuse, Social Causes, spiritual maturity
On one hand its alright to ride or die. The next minute you have bona-fide leaders committing crimes and you make excuses with bible verses. Yes, we are human but we just need to come clean. We tell our children it’s okay when we co-sign on what’s right for a second but they see what you are connected to and then you justify it by saying you are the adult.
I wonder? More times than most today children have more common sense than their parents!
We show our children it’s okay to be deceptive, lie, manipulate to get what you. You can be a pimp and player and be the head of ministries in church. You can tell lies because they see their parents play the game. It’s okay bully folks…because mother is a busy body. It’s okay to say or do different things just don’t do it in church.
Sadly, I have seen parents out of sheer jealousy turn their children vehemently against people. They know what to say to get in a child’s head!
Why are we so amazed at why so many young people are so angry and violent? It’s okay for Papa to be a rolling stone because we lack teaching them how to be strong men and responsible fathers. Men do the girl calling in church in front of our impressionable young males watching skirts and cutting your eyes in the wrong direction. Yes, your children can see Daddy is lusty. How in the world can you train your children to respect anyone when the parents teach them that it’s alright to be a fake and a liar.
You want our sons to be men but send them to training camp on how to a whore and get away with it. You abuse their mother in every aspect of abuse and you wonder why our children are so messed up. You disrespect the first queen in their lives with your lack of responsibility to maintain an upstanding household. I watch this craziness on a regular and very few advocate holding families together with love and respect. How much can one get from Jesus when there is no genuine concern for the family well-being? Many leadership whore around and this is really where God is getting disenchanted with the foolishness of the day. Yes, there is special curse for abusing God’s business with the nothings of the day!
We send mix messages all the time and the weapon of our choice seems to be with a bible. Young people are not feeling your hypocrisy yet, what kind of signals to we give our young people. Mid life crisis bring devastation when Dad or Mom puts away a future and go with some a pipe dream. No thought into how this will affect his their family lives.
I was reminded to never say never but in some instances I think we should have some level of boundaries not to go even with some level of decency and self respect.
Does it mean that I have to get down to my bare bottom? I strip for Jesus? All this other nonsense and no seems to speak up about the hypocrisy coming from the church.
I am not understanding the thirst for money as a Christian and stooping to whopping lows and call it art or reaching the masses. I am not confused by what I proclaim to be.
The moral decay in this country is tanking and spiraling so far off the cuff . Tyler Perry wasn’t the first man to dress in drag… Lets start with Flip Wilson, Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. It’s weird how many said this degraded men.
Yet, we have so-called Christian women allowing themselves to be seen posted up in questionable in positions and sexual gestures and this is what our children is exposed to. We define art with expression today but no moral value. It’s justified this kind of behavior especially if it’s someone you might like …when money is involved or others want your money.
Television is going all the way there . I might be called a real grandmother but our children are exposed too means awful things. We are losing respect because there really is a lack of respect. Our line of defense is maintaining strong family values and structure . Too many physical adults act like children… grow up and act like the adults leave the selfishness behind. Parents you can’t work forever and maintain a solid family foundation.
How disturbing it is that he family can’t sit at the dinner table! Have some moral decency and not put your bad business in front of the children and you wonder why many join gangs! The destruction of the family starts with adults making bad decision. Raising children is tough but allowing them to run buck wild is going to be tougher. Set self-respect in order…it will comeback a hundred fold!
Sincerity, honesty, being genuine and a parent will open the door for a child to trust you!
Afro American History makers, Civil Rights Movement, Community and Social Activism, Deliverance Ministry, Depression, Education, Freddie Gray, Gloria Darden, Healthy Living, Police Brutality, Prayer and intercession, relationship with God, Social Causes, Social Justice, spiritual maturity, Suicide
The black and brown community believes the church is cure-all but it isn’t. Sometimes in the church might be what depresses you. We love substituting healing with fantasies. In reality pain is pain. Many substitute their lives with other addictions and church could be one of them. Not going home and dealing with reality is more than a shot in the arm. I know that many roots for healing is the truth.
A young lady came over for dinner two weeks ago. I was having a lot of issues myself and I was already mentally tired. She was contemplating suicide because she felt that there was nothing to live for. My heart ached when I heard her story, but it took my mind off of my own pain…
A story that is not so unfamiliar but one that is continuously told.
Her father died and she was left with the other side of the family from hell. I understood! Although she has relatives there was no connectivity and they could really care less.
She has a great profession and works downtown Chicago but her best part of her life is when she has dinner with us.
Sadly, this is a reality for many of us. All because we come from huge families and it looks great from the outside doesn’t mean some people wont struggle with loneliness and are bleeding from a place that is often not visible. Some people can’t handle being alone but choose to surround themselves with others that might be a temporary comfort but in the long run it’s a dangerous place to be. When you hand your affairs and allow to many people who can see you are the walking wounded and take advantage. I have seen well off people become poor trusting people when their hearts are lonely.
We can be surrounded with people and still feel lonely. I refuse to act and speak all the clichés’ . Sometimes we will get lonely and we can be vulnerable in this state.
I remember when my grandmother shared with me how lonely she was , this disturbed me… OUR FAMILY IS HUGE. She had lots of children and too many grandchildren but her heart was lonely. She looked forward to when I would visit and sit with her with her for the day and bring dinner for days so she is okay. It made a difference in what she looked forward to. My grandmother battled depression… After too many deaths including her husband and lost children on after the other. I saw “grandmother” sit in the cold for hours which hurt me deeply until I need that “cold air” to brush on my face after some setbacks of my own.
You can be the top celebrity, possess a great profession, or can be the most educated and or wealthy. Human emotions are apart of being a human being. Bouts of depression can strike anyone. I have had my share of it and other people who say they know “Jesus” lie about it. When your heart is deeply hurting it can become difficult to tell others just how bad you feel.
I was so deeply sadden to her about Freddie Gray’s mother Gloria Darden, her son died during a spinal injury in police custody. who tried to commit suicide. Depression and loneliness can take you to some dark places.
It happens… We have to take authority over our flesh and what it wants. People often think that money will make you happy…but only go so far. You can be in a blizzard knowing that you have someone you can sometimes physically be with or talk too helps! Suicide is on the rise because of people who feel so along during those life happen moments. Some people care in name only but there is something about the heart when it connects with someone who really cares.
Loneliness can be conquered through prayer that God sends the right people in your to make a difference! God is with you no matter what. The harsh reality in this life you will suffer some heartache. Surviving the storm of loneliness is surrounding yourself with LIFE. Everything doesn’t breathe life into you but can suck the life out of you.
When I get low I help someone and surround myself with genuine love. I have to encourage myself. God can help you through any crisis I am a living witness.
As far as being alone I have done it for many years and God sustained me and he always send the right person to be with me and encourage especially when I need that lift.