Sunday, October 1, 2017
So the truth is out. How many families have lived with skeletons in their closets?
Well the bones have truly fallen out of the closet. What? Racism still exists didn't you know. Did you really feel that things had changed? Did you really feel that racism had just curled up and died? No pudding it is alive and probably living on your street, working with you on your job. I once worked for a company where the big "R" was flowing like milk and honey. Each year at the holiday party I had to listen to a monologue of how we are all one family, we are all the same. I was the only one working there of color. But every year at the party where we would get our bonus's I had to endure this conversation. I would laugh and say to myself, if we were all the same and all family you would not be repeating this same speech to me every year.
Just because it has not been placed in your face up on neon lights, you let yourself think we were passed that season. No, not the case. Listen "R" will smile at you, will take you to lunch, will joke with you. You meet it on the streets, in the grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping malls.
Funny, that a favorite past-time of the world, "football" would shake those bones out of the closet. Those bones would fall from the highest level not just from those low spots. Well it is out there, that is right there is an elephant in the room now what?
Racism, is taught behavior, we are not born with it in us. When little children come to school and call a classmate Nigger, they had to learn that just as they learned , "momma" and "dada". Taught behavior, and now this taught behavior is no longer a secret, so where does it stop.
We were all created from love, the love of God. Created in God's image. We have all been mandated to love each other as we love ourselves. So as spoken above the picture, let light of reality speak to your spirit. The love of God can unite people. Love of life will provide the words to say to speak to hate, to racism, to the wrongs of the world.
The closet door is wide open now, so recognize it when you see it in the light, speak light to it, because it is no longer in the dark.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Drum of the Heart - Aspiritualuplift Ministry: We may bend, but we will not break...: A gift from me to you, While we were in Hawaii, I came upon this tree. Look how the trunk split off. The roots remain strong keeping ...
A gift from me to you,
While we were in Hawaii, I came upon this tree. Look how the trunk split off. The roots remain strong keeping life flowing through the tree. Though this tree bends, it does not break. The tree continues to grow, with life and strength. I pray though moments in life may bring us to bend, keeping our faith as strong roots we will not break. We are never given more than we can handle.
Taking off the Mask…
Oh the light is getting dim.
The hope at the end of the tunnel seems too hard to reach.
The light is getting dim.
Drained and tired, cup empty.
No seminar or motivational speaker can ignite this light which is dim.
What words of wisdom what grand advice?
Day in day out running on the treadmill of life
only to remain in the same spot.
No sandy beaches or grand horizons am I seeing right now.
The light dim, but you do not want to hear about my despair,
you do not want to know of my heartache.
Joy is the mask you want me to wear.
Are we what people see?
Is that all there really is, making sure we put on a grand show.
Who are we here to please?
Day in day out running on the treadmill of life getting nowhere.
Do you really know me?
Could you handle what goes on in my head?
The complexities, the realities, the questions, the real.
I am more than a gentle breeze on a summer day,
more than a perfect orange sunset.
I am more than the peace you find in the early morning when the birds wake, I am more
I am tired, I am weak, I am joy, I am strong, I am more
Tears, sorrow, love, yearning, quiet, loud, sexy, sadness and beauty.
Complexity is what I am and more.
‘In The Stillness…Quiet Moments of A’Ha Reflection
By, T. McKinney-Lawrence
Remember We May Bend, but We Will Not Break