Thursday, March 6, 2014
One thing that happens when you get older is that the people you knew either change or move on. But what you realize is that moving on does not mean leaving your neighborhood, life or job. What I found out is that moving on is moving towards a new life on another plane. Two of my childhood friends and cousins have moved on from this world to the next. Gerald "Fat Daddy" Webb, 57, departed this life last Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He really wasn't fat. His older sister, Karen Webb-Martin, 62, left the day before on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. I don't know what happened but I do know that God's Will is done. I pray for a blessed and peaceful journey.
Posted by Sol2007 at 11:45 AM
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Something is very wrong with this picture; it promotes fear, paranoia and hate. Regardless, the author hurls insults at too many people except at himself. Some much can be said about this "shepherd" bringing souls to God. I’m sure that he could have found a better way to voice his opinion than this. (See below).
“This is devastating what Obama is doing to the black man and the black woman, and how the white homo is now moving into the black neighborhoods looking for black men that have been converted into homosexuality. But black woman let me say something to you: you have a very hard time competing against a white homosexual male. He's usually got money -- a white homo usually has an American Express card. He usually has an opportunity at the theater -- homos love the theater. They love to go out to dinners, parties, they love that kind of a thing... black people need to rise up in mass and recognize the utter destruction that Obama is going in to destroy the black family with these homosexual statements that he has done and release of demons.”
Thank God that His patience and mercy is for all of us! We are all covered by the Blood of Jesus! We need to get our house in order!
Posted by Sol2007 at 8:45 AM
Monday, January 27, 2014
Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the Lord.... - Psalm 107:23-24
Sometimes God takes us into such deep waters that we lose control of the situation, and we have no choice but to fully trust in His care for us. This is doing business in great waters. It is in these great waters that we see the works of God.
The Scriptures tell us that the disciples testified of what they saw and heard. It was the power behind the gospel, not the words themselves, which changed the world. The power wasn't seen until circumstances got to the point that there were no alternatives but God. Sometimes God has to take us into the deep water in order to give us the privilege to see His works.
Sometimes God takes us into the deep waters of life for an extended time. Joseph was taken into deep waters of adversity for 17 years. Rejection by his brothers, enslavement to Pharaoh, and imprisonment were the deep waters for Joseph. During those deep waters, he experienced dreams, a special anointing of his gifts to administrate, and great wisdom beyond his years. The deep water was preparation for a task that was so great he never could have imagined it. He was to see God's works more clearly than anyone in his generation. God had too much at stake for a 30-year-old to mess it up. So, God took Joseph through the deep waters of preparation to ensure that he would survive what he was about to face. Pride normally engulfs such young servants who have such access to power at such a young age.
If God chooses to take us into deep waters, it is for a reason. The greater the calling, the deeper the water. Trust in His knowledge that your deep waters are preparation to see the works of God in your life.
Source: From an inspiring email
Posted by Sol2007 at 8:34 AM
Monday, December 30, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
There are many people stressing at this time of year for many reasons. Some financially, some lonely, some experiencing a past or recent loss and others for unknown reasons. We must still try our best to focus on the reason for the season. Yes, Christmas has been commercialized, but we don't have to buy into the commercialism. We don't need to stress out for getting the right gifts for those special someones or wanting the right gift. Our gifts for each other are from the heart not the wallet. The greatest gift was given to us to receive eternal life. How great can God's love be for us? We must do our best to be patient and understanding towards each other not just during the holidays but throughout the year. It's not easy, believe me, I know! But we can try. I wish you all the very best for the new year.
Posted by Sol2007 at 7:36 AM
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Driving to work this morning gave me time to think how blessed I am. Despite the heavy traffic and rain, I reminisced about how much I miss my mother. There is not a day that I don’t think about her. I am so grateful to God that I had so much time with her. I am sure there are so many others that feel the very same about their love ones, too. I find it more amazing that I think of my brother every day, also. I know that we were not that close in our younger days but since my mom’s transition, I pray for his welfare and safety everyday. As I get older, I find God’s presence in my life more than ever. Since, my elevator experience, my friend has given me so much insight on the power of faith that I have to smile to myself and get teary-eyed when I think of her unrequited love for and unwavering faith in God. How great is our God? Greater than our faith and beyond any description that we can find words or descriptions for. Christmas and Easter were two of my mother's favorite holiday seasons! She loved them all that celebrated the love of God but these two were very special to her. I will pay homage to her by seeking the real reasons for the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Maybe, I'll be a better man doing so.
Posted by Sol2007 at 1:52 PM