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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord..


Reading my email this morning, I wanted to post this story and request that you listen to your spirit. For each day, the Lord calls on us to do His will.

Peace & Wholeness.

This was written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician. 

I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5pm, stuck in traffic on
Colorado Blvd., and my car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely
managed to coast , cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not
be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow
truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I could make the call, I saw a
woman walking out of the quickie mart building, and it looked like she
slipped on some ice and fell into a gas pump. So, I got out to see if she was
okay When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than
that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with
dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I
picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.

At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the
ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in a car
seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95.

I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying
'I don't want my kids to see me crying! ,' so we stood on the other side of
the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California and that
things were very hard for her right now. So I asked, 'And you were praying?'
That made her back away from me a little, but I assured her I was not a
crazy person and said, 'He heard you, and He sent me.'

I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she
could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling, walked to the
next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates
for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the car,
who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and
talking a little.

She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City. Her boyfriend left
2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she
wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan. 1, and finally, in desperation, had
called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They
lived in California and said she could come live with them and try to get on
her feet there.

She packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they
were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live
there. I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for
safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, 'So, are you
like an angel or something?'

This definitely made me cry. I said, 'Sweetie, at this time of year angels
are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people.'

It was so incredible to be a part of someone else s' miracle. In addition, of course,
you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home
with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect
the mechanic won't find anything wrong.

Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter
of their wings...

Psalms 55:22 ' Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He
shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.'

My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless,
especially for the months left in2011, and I picked you.

Please pass this to four people you want to be blessed ...
Here is the prayer:

'Father, I ask You, to bless my children, grandchildren, friends, relatives
and blogging buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your
love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit this very
moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is
self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace, In Jesus'
precious name. Amen.'

I know I picked more than four -- you can, too.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Voter Suppression


Voter suppression is in full swing in this country. The pain endured by our Black leaders during the civil-rights era, has returned. Mrs. Copper a 96-year-old resident of Chattanooga Tennessee was refused a driving license, after showing numerous residency and identity documents, for failure to produce a marriage certificate. In some states, a Veteran ID card won’t suffice as a voting ID. You can die for your country, but you’re not eligible to vote because you lack a state photo ID?

Photo ID mandates are the most pervasive new restriction on the right to vote. In 2011, Republicans have proposed these laws in more than 30 states, requiring Americans to possess and show unexpired government-issued photo identification as a prerequisite to voting, but a Veteran ID is invalid in some states.

If you know someone who wants to vote this year, assist him or her to obtain a valid photo-ID card. Don’t abandon our struggle against James Crow Esq. for it's an essential part of our ancestral duty.

For more information regarding voter suppression, see the attached link.