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IMAGINING THE WORLD IN ITS ORIGINAL STATE

People are inherently migratory, so for multiple reasons they’re coming here from everywhere… As I boarded an STM bus last Saturday morning to run some errands around town, there was a sense of excitement among several Black passengers – children and adults alike – but especially the children. They were headed somewhere, evidently for some event. It couldn’t be church (Seventh Day Adventist notwithstanding); people, especially children, do not get that excited about going to church unless it’s for some special non-religious event. As the bus continued along the route, more and more adults and children of different ethnic backgrounds …

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What Do You Expect?

Can you believe that the holiday season is right around the corner? I’m sure that you have some expectations about what your holiday should be like. Many of you will be getting together with family and friends for a time of celebration and for some people that’s great; but for others it will be a real challenge. It’s important to remember that… Sometimes we have unrealistic expectations, especially around this time of the year, about what the holiday season should look like. Sometimes it works out the way that you envisioned, other times the reality is that it may not …

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The New Model of Maleness?

The decline and disappearance of much-needed masculinity is indicative of societal changes? Permit me from an estrogenic perspective to pose the following question: What has happened to men today? A rising tide of books, blogs, lectures, social media posts and magazine articles all point to the growing unmanliness and whiny immaturity of today’s males. More and more of them are seen as fearful, weak, indecisive, effeminate, childish inept creatures, no longer sure of their proper role in society. Terms such as wuss, sissy, snowflakes and other terms not suitable for print are terms we often hear (used) to describe men, …

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This Holiday season, Wisdom is calling …Please answer the call

Tis the season to be wise As we approach the end of the year, we need to embrace wisdom like never before. Proverbs 1:7 instructs us that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom but fools despise wisdom and discipline”. Now is the time to fear the Lord. The message is reiterated in Proverbs 9:10 show us that wisdom, the reverential fear of God and knowledge of the Holy One; go hand in hand. It is time to read the Book of Proverbs for insight and guidance in wisdom. Note that King Solomon, the main author of …

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Where We Live, How We Living…

The event was free, always a good reason to show up anywhere, for anything, and be seen. But this one was special, as advertised, free, nothing about that marketing selling strategy: x$, more at the door, the latter always an incentive to get your tickets early…). So on arrival at the venue it was simply a matter of walking in and joining in one or another conversation as guests socialized and organizers awaited the arrival of other panelists. So it’s only fall, but a relatively light first snowfall of the season – the winter season – was ongoing, as a …

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Thank-You!

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. [Charles Dickens] It’s US Thanksgiving week, so I wanted to talk about gratitude. Gratitude is an everyday practice it’s not just something centered around a particular holiday. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. Remember: Riches don’t come from your abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind. Acknowledging your blessings is key to victorious living. We have so much to be grateful for and when we don’t …

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High Heels—To Wear or To Fear?

Appearing Tall—Poised for the Fall and the Sexist History behind it all Let’s get it right, from the start coming straight from the heart. I do not hate high heels, but instead abhor the idea that they are seen as indicators of female elegance, when in my experience the vast majority of females find them extremely painful and hobbling. Learning to walk in heels is a rite of passage for many women and can be an untrustworthy road paved with broken heels, sore feet, and unexpected tumbles. And on first learning to walk in heels, you tend to look like …

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Goals? But It’s Only November

You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about goals in November. We are all a work in progress, and it’s never too early to begin changing the things in your life that aren’t working for you. If you don’t want the next year to be the same as this year, you’re going to have to do something different. There are so many ways that you can make subtle changes in your life but it starts with a decision and a plan. Don’t wait until January 1st to think about what you would like your next year to look like; you have …

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Jewish murders in the synagogue: How Should Blacks Respond?

A Caucasian man, Robert Bowers, 46, walks into a Jewish synagogue in Philadelphia and kills 11 Jews, shoots four police officers, exits, gets arrested, gets into a police car totally unscathed. On the converse, a Black adult or adolescent brandishes a gun (or what is thought to be a gun), reaches for his cell phone, runs or drives away from the police, does not shoot anyone, and yet in seconds he is lying on the ground, shot dead or slumped lifeless in his car. The recent active shooter is not the first non-Black American mass murderer and shooter to be …

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The cycles must come to an end

Remembrance… lest we forget! As we approach the end of the year, I pray you work on your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for protection for you and your family every day. Please note that the word of God says that the devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour… Let it not be you! The last four months of the year have the same phonetic ending [BER]. September, October, November, December, and as their endings sound the same it seems that their seasonal events also have developed similar recurring patterns. The cycle has …

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