Inspirational Words

One doesn’t know how much time is left as the sands of life trickle through;
So pack with care your case of life
And preserve the good and the true.
Place your laughter near the top
And bury sorrow down deep.
Put your worries and cares to one side and good memories forever keep.
Place the wisdom and love above all,
Over everything else in the case.
They are the trophies won in the end
Over life’s battles you’ve faced.
Now gently close the lid with care
And wait for your Creator’s call.
Hold strong and steadfast to your case of life and pray that you never falter or fall.
(Shirley Powell)

 

 

Inspirational Words

    

When Love is shared it multiplies

Like violets in the spring

And suddenly the world becomes

A many splendored thing.

Love always makes us young at heart

The best that we can be,

When we reach out to others

In love and charity.

Love comforts and consoles us

When sorrows come our way;

Renews our strength and fosters hope

When we take time to pray.

When love is share, we too receive

The blessings it affords,

For it plays upon our heartstrings

The happiest of chords.

The greatest love the world has known

Was shown at Calvary

When God so loved lost sinners that

Christ died for you and me

When love is shared, it changes things

And honors God above,

For the greatest gift He gave us

Was His redeeming love.

{Clay Harrison}

Donald Trump Rhetoric

Donald_TrumpDonald Trump rhetoric of Anti anyone who is not American is getting media backlash. His recent comments about banning all Muslims from coming to America is the latest to stir controversy. Donald Trump loves controversy. He feeds on it. He lights the fire, stirs the pot and watch it boil over with indifference.
Trump is feeding on the fears of a nation on edge and apprehensive about terrorist attacks. Based on their fears people are gravitating towards Trump thinking he can keep us safe. However the path he is taking will only create more enemies and plunge us into war. A loud mouth and bullying tactics is not the answer.

Gun Control

Another mass shooting and the debate continues about gun control. There are those who are adamant that there is no need for stricter gun laws. Some are quick to point out that the states that have little or no gun laws do not have much shootings. Few give thought to the fact that it is these states that allow people who shouldn’t own a gun the ability to do so.
Maybe my viewpoint stems from the fact that as a little girl in rural Jamaica in our district no one owned a gun and gun crime was unheard of. Times have changed and it’s not the same anymore. The ease at which guns are available in the US has cause our Caribbean countries to be flooded with guns.
Anyone who believes that we we can stem gun violence and mass shooting by allowing everyone to bear arms is misguided. Weapons of destruction has never and will never bring peace.

Inspirational Words

Dedicated to those who are grieving and those who survived the California Shootings


Be still my soul, know He is there

To comfort you in deep despair

The depths of it…the numbness, loss,

Shall draw you closer to His cross

Be still and trust! The deepest gloom

Can lead you to that quiet room

Where, Him with sweet communion share

An inner peace…your soul repair.

Be still and know His way is best;

You will be strengthened through this test.

There are no losses without gain

And joy restored shall follow pain

Be still, that through you He may shine,

Thereby another path define;

For in this know the victory;

The sting is quenched and you are free.

 

~~Anna L. E. McAlpin~~