Martin Luther King

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.

Shaping Your Future

When we realize that we are the ones responsible for shaping our future it is only then that we understand how important it is to work diligently towards fulfilling our dreams. Leave nothing to chance and leave not your fate in the hands of another because life has shown how easy it is for mankind to betray one another. Go forth with confidence and do not blame everyone but yourself when you fail. There is nothing wrong with failing unless you accept yourself as a failure and give up without trying to mobilize yourself to turn that failure into success. Success for many do not happen over night it is something you have to work at tirelessly and tenaciously until you get to that place where you can say yes thank God I got it done. Hang in there strive for success and never lose hope.

Happy New Year

 The old year has gone and we welcome the new. It is a new dawn a new beginning another chance to do the things we did not get done in 2014. Let us give God thanks for bringing us thus far and let 2015 be a positive year in all respect. Let us be positive in our thoughts, speech, actions and interactions. I wish for all good health, wealth, success in all your endeavors and a peaceful and productive year.

God Bless you all.

 

Christmas is Jesus

 

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Christmas is Jesus
Who came down to earth
In the form of a baby,
Came to offer new birth.
Christmas is music
With singing and praise.
Christmas is sharing,
In numerous ways.

Christmas is holly,
With tinsel and light.
Christmas is joyful
With bright colored sights.
Christmas is giving,
When God gave His Son;
To offer redemption,
For the wrong we have done.
We need to accept Him,
This Gift from above.
For Christmas is Jesus,
God’s promise of Love.

Francis Culp Wolfe

Merry Christmas

 It’s Christmas Sweet Christmas

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The church bells are ringing
And the choirs are singing
The songs of our dear saviors birth.
It’s Christmas, sweet Christmas
And people are praying
That there will be peace on earth.

Our friends send out greetings
And families have meetings
With joy and great holiday cheer.
It’s Christmas, sweet Christmas
And people are hoping
This feeling will last through the year.

For Christ is the reason
For this Holy Season
And blessings stream from Heaven above.
It’s Christmas, sweet Christmas
And people are thanking
The Lord for the gift of such love.

By Edna Massimilla

May the spirit of Christmas find a place in your heart. Be of good cheer and to all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Americans Unite

We are in the holiday season but many families are mourning the loss of their loved ones. This is a time for us to unite and come together as one yet there are some who continue to sow seeds of division.

Two police officers lost their lives at the hands of a man who has no respect for lives, not for his own or for others. He was a person with a hatred of the police, a person who was arrested multiple times. He had just shot his ex-girlfriend and was on the run. He knew the police were coming after him. One report said he had mental issues and that he was estranged from a number of his relatives. It is unfortunate that he used Eric Garner and Michael Brown’s name in his posts but does this makes someone else responsible for his actions? When Eric Frien shot and killed two police officers in Pennsylvania in September was it someone else’s fault?

It is time to stop the name calling, finger pointing and blaming people for the action of others. It is petty, it is stupid and it will get us nowhere. We are all a part of the problem and it is imperative that we all be a part of the solution. We must stop acting like spoiled kindergarten brats and work together to fix a system that needs fixing. We are a nation divided against itself and why we squabble with each other we are leaving ourselves open for our enemies to capitalize on our weaknesses. Let us not lose focus. We are one people we are in this together. Let us unite and work together to make America a better place.

Cops Killed in Brooklyn

It is disheartening to hear of the shooting death of two Police Officers in Brooklyn today Wednesday 20th December.
They were shot execution style while sitting in their vehicle. It is reported that the lone gunman who killed the officers took his own life. We must all condemn this horrendous act. Condolences to the families of these two officers who will not be home for Christmas. It is sad indeed the bloodshed must stop. There is no justification in snuffing out the lives of others.