Going To See What It feels Like to Live in Antartica Tomorrow

<> on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
<> on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Tomorrow, Chicagoland and most of the midwest will be experiencing dangerous windchill temperatures. As a lifetime resident of a Chicago suburb, being in the cold is nothing new to me. But, the fact the wind chills are going to be in the -50 range makes it a different experience. So, with that being said, I am going to be safe and stay indoors and keep warm. I’m hoping others can do the same. I pray that the homeless and the people that dont have the means to keep warm during this time will be blessed with a way to keep warm because I woudn’t wish this kind of weather on anyone, including my enemies. Be warm and safe!!!

Your Life is Not Over!

With all the things that are going on in the world today and our personal issues that we are dealing with, it seems as things are getting harder to deal with. I, myself is going through it as I type this. I want to tell you that life is NOT over! Even though is seems that way because of our current situations, it’s not the final chapter. To offer encouragement, I wanted to share this video from Trent Shelton, a motivational speaker that I’ve watching for a while now.

Being Positive in the Midst of the Current Disasters

With all the events, good or bad that’s been going on in the world and this country, its been rough trying to stay positive. From a biblical perspective, these things have to take place in order for us to progress to our final destiny were we wont have to deal with none of these things anymore.

The things that have been happening lately have been causing heartache, pain and lost for a lot of people. When i turn on the tv, radio or my phone, i see constant reminders of all this, so its not easy just to put it the back of your mind and keep going about your day. By us being human, we tend to concern ourselves with the things that are going around us which is how we are wired.

The only thing I can think of is to Pray and rely on God to help me through these times because these things aren’t going to just get better overnight or be “fixed” by some self proclamed super hero leader that thinks they bigger than the universe. Right now, with all the things that are happening, there’s one that can bring us through whom is the creator of this world which is God. He created everything so he knows how its going to end and will make sure his saved people are take care of no matter what happens. This is how I deal with it. I hope that others that don’t know where to turn to will turn to him during this time.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 

What’s Going on in this Country?!

As most of us know by now there has been a disaster in the making in Charlottesville. I don’t even have to say what’s going on because it’s all over the news, internet and other media outlets.

From what I am seeing, how is this making America a better place? If anything it’s going to make it worse. I think we should be focused on what’s going on between us and other countries and not fighting amongst each other on our own soil. Right now, we are the laughing stock of the world right now. At this rate, this country is going to fail quickly (not that its not already failing). We talk about what happens in 3rd world countries all the time and we are turning into one!

If we are going to survive as a country, we will have to do better than this. As a person that believes in God, I believe that its going to get worse before it gets better because we are living in the end times. Being that, we are going to have to experience some things before the “better” comes. We didnt know exactly what was going to come to pass, but the way things are going now, it’s coming to life in front of our faces. In order to survive and get past this, we should put our trust in God and not in a man that claims he can “Fix” everything. From what I am seeing, things are not getting fixed, its getting worse!

What ever happens as time progresses, I think a lot of people are going to start turning to Gods way of dealing with things instead of mans because it getting out of control and one human CAN NOT fix what we are about to experience. In closing, I hope more people will turn to God before time runs out, because the way things are going now, it’s coming soon. until  my next post, Be Blessed!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

DON’T END YOUR LIFE!

It’s that time of the year were most people are hype up and happy and excited about the holidays and life in general. The truth is, its not that way for all people. It’s some people that are going through a rough time around this time of the year and for some, its a seasonal thing.

Every year around this time the stores are preparing for the holiday season with sales for Food, decorations, etc months before the holidays arrive. Some people are still recovering from the previous holiday season the year before and before we know it, the holidays are knocking the door once again.

Unfortunately, the holidays are not really focused on the holiday itself, but the commercialism and consumerism that comes along with it and that’s what gets a lot of people in the dumps because because everyone is not in the position to splurge on gifts and holiday feasts. So, it effect some people in a negative way because of their situation and some times it may start during the year and just magnifies during the holidays. I don’t want to ramble on to much. I just wanted to encourage people to hold on, including myself. Below is a video from one of my favorite motivational speakers Trent Shelton whom is encouraging us all to keep going.

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Are we really the “United” States of America?

  As most of us know by know we have elected our 45th president of the United States. The person elected obviously is not admired by a lot of people including his own political party. The vocal opinions and insults spewed between candidates went on for months before finally coming to a close before we as a nation went to the polls to make out choice for the next POTUS.

  There already have been major protest happening today in some of the major cities in the US, including the one closest to me, which is Chicago. The numerous news reports throughout the day showed hundred maybe thousands of people taking to the streets near Trump Tower near the river. Some say , what’s the point of protesting now since he’s already elected? Which I think is a good question because it’s not going to change anything. Don’t get me wrong, I understand some of the anger, but it’s not solving anything but creating more problems.

  Now that he’s elected, we should at least wait until he gets in office and see what he does, like the anti Obama supporters did when he was elected. I understand he said a lot of bad things about people and did some dishonest things as a businessman but unfortunately it’s not going to keep him from the office, well at least for right now.

  Once he gets in and still show his true colors and continue to do these things, then there’s a chance that he will be able to be removed as President. I am not a supporter of his, but I am a follower of God and I believe he knows what he’s doing in this scenario. It may not make any sense right now, but things will come to the light soon and we will see things clearly. So I am hoping and praying that we become united for the time being and just be patient (its hard, but we have to do it) and see what happens………

Dedicated to those in Flint

   As we all know there has been a issue with the safety of the water in Flint. I can’t imagine what that would be like here in Chicago, if it happened here. It would be a big mess and as the world knows we have enough to deal with. 

I’ve heard people say “What are the celebrities doing about this?”  Well, not surprisingly not much from a many of them. We can’t assume that because they are wealthy that they are going to share the wealth. Why?, because some of them don’t have a spiritual mindset . So of course they aren’t going to knock over tables to help. 

I believe God is with those people of the city of Flint even though it might not seem like it to THEM at the moment, but I believe he will come through for them at just the right time. I am sharing a verse from the 12th chapter of Luke to encourage them and others that suffer from samiliar trails and struggles. 

   Amen!

Good cops, Bad cops

Yesteday while I was on my way to a doctors appointment I was stopped by a cop. He pulled me over because my tags were a couple of days over the expiration date. As I was sitting there waiting for him to approach the car,I was thinking to myself, is he going to be loud, arrogant or condenscending? 

To my suprise, he was neither of the above. He came to the car and very politely asked for my license and registration and explained to me why he pulled me over. The whole time I was sitting there thinking is this guy going to be a jerk because of what is going on with cops lately and the fact that one was killed in the city(Fox lake,IL) about 20 mins west of my town that sparked a investigation that was aired on the local Chicago news and possibly nationally. 

He just told me to take care of the tags asap and let me go. I was shocked because I just knew he was going to let me have it. Not because I’m black, because of what happened to the cop in Fox Lake. Things took a positive turn that morning, which I was grateful for and counted my blessings and went to doctor as planned. 

This goes to show that all cops are not bad, well in my case he wasn’t. Could this be the start of a new beginning for cops? 

Meek Mill and Drake diss….Who cares?!

  
I know most of you know by now have heard endless stories about these two men that goes by the name Meek Mill and Drake. There is supposed to be a beef  going on between the two of them and personally I think it’s very silly and juvenile. I mean, really? Two grown men just dissing  each other like two young kids on the playground going back and forth. 

With all the more serious things that are going on in this world right now and this is what you see headlined  in almost every article on the Internet and on the radio and tabloid news channels. I mean is celebrity like that boring that you have to spend your time preparing a public insult for another celebrity?

 When I see more stories like this expose itself, the more I believe the world is coming to an end because it’s so petty and silly what these supposedly grown people are beefing over. I won’t even get into the Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj fiasco. When will the madness ever end?