My Confession – Ben Stein

I didn’t write this, but it was sent to me by a colleague.  I found it necessary to share. Feel free to do likewise.

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat…

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.
In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school… The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about.. And we said okay..

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,                         Ben Stein

It is High Time…

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To tweet, you’ve gotta breathe. To love, you’ve gotta breathe. Twitter spreads Love too.

One week ago, on a program “Ceez-the-Moment” which I recently began hosting on the PossieVibrations Radio within the Town of Portsmouth, I focused on the song – “A Woman’s Worth” by a new Female Calypsonian – Mrs. Sherian Parillon Letang – De Elektra – (Her Calypso name). Our discussion focused on the importance of knowing our worth as women, and upholding that value. De Elektra exclaimed that this thought for her song has always been something she wanted to sing about. Some of our callers mentioned the great need for our young ladies within the Town to have more good female role models. I was urged to do something practical about this, and I thought that this has been on my heart for a while too. Women were exalted, local women of high esteem were highlighted and young ladies were urged to value themselves, cherish their worth and aim for a better quality of life in our daily events.

As if to curse the great effort, very early in the week thereafter, the horrible news of two of our young ladies being exposed in the most explicit ways via the internet made waves. We couldn’t help but wonder what our little Dominican society is quickly deteriorating into. The value system seems to be eroding, as if in a whirlwind of filth, children are no longer seen as precious, young ladies are being seen as sex objects, and irresponsible use of the internet to project and promote these seem to be a cool thing to do. How can men and women (young and grown), propagate this derogatory and degrading act in such speed by forwarding this video without second thoughts about its impact on the victims? The sad reality is that, this once it hits the WWW is almost virtually immortal.

I know it is easy for people to pass judgements on the young ladies, but clearly we should realize their naivety was exploited by a vindictive male. My general attitude toward our male brothers is not negative, neither do I see all men in light of being wicked, exploitative nor abusive in such manner, but let us face it folks, isn’t that some wicked, malicious and irresponsible act? This is major, and I personally condemn this negative act within our society being propagated by male and female alike. Please note: I do not know the victims nor the perpetrators. It is high time that we offer some level of respect for our children, our minors and women on a whole. It is high time that our laws become more enforced and not remain mere legislated thoughts on the aged law-books. It is high time for us to speak up against such nonsense, and rally the positive energies of our young men and women. It is high time.

My friends, Ceez does not hold the answers to this evil phenomenon of sexual abuse, incest, domestic violence, gang wars and malice that plague our society more and more, but WE together can find solutions. Let your voice be heard on this matter. What can we do?
To those who know the young ladies who must be currently suffering from this darkness, please note: They will need all the support we can possibly give them. So, rally around them, encourage them to know that Grace of God abounds, forgiveness is available, and God can lift their heads. Remind them that they will come through this in time. Teach them about forgiveness on all counts, and hold their hands.

To those of you know know the perpetrators: Urge them to man-up and come and face the penalty for their coward act. Urge them to repent, to seek forgiveness from God and others, ask them to bring healing to the situation by being remorseful, and tell them to teach a young person that this is dangerous. Tell them – Change is Possible. So, with that said, please do the right, for really, they cannot hide forever.

Finally, to all of us I say: Society is US. WE fail to participate in society, and we allow the filth of it to take precedence and prominence. We need to Protect our Children, thereby protecting ourselves. We need to realize that the use of the internet responsibly is vital. We need to avoid abuse of this system, and utilize the internet for good rather for its adverse. We must note that, the internet is a great asset but can be manipulated for evil. Never forget that. With this said:

What are some practical things we can do as a nation and or community to address such darkness?
Please feel free to share here. We need a plan of action.

Be blessed!

Please take my simple poll

Grateful if you would share any comments about “Crowds”
that you would like. Your overall feelings about being in crowded spaces.

Maybe, how you define a crowd.

Anything you feel about crowds would be welcome.

Please help me with my next project.
Thank you!

It’s entirely up to me…

It is entirely up to me to:
# Stay above the water from the raging seas
# Continue writing what is on my heart
# Try to remain positive about life
# Make the hard decisions when necessary
# Let go of the things that have hurt me in the past
# Read the scriptures like I should with more meaning, taking time to ponder, reflect and meditate
# Learn to dance more often, and with greater passion
# Keep drumming up a storm, beating up a praise to God, neglecting the hurt and redness of my fingers
# Smile when I feel like crying, cry when I cannot keep it any longer regardless of who is present or absent, talk when I don’t want to if it is required, shut up when I should
# Talk less, listen more, harbor my secret thoughts till it is right to express them
# Keep reading a good book as often as my intellectual pursuit yearns a feeding
# Pray even when I don’t have any strength left to do so, and when the desire to do so totally fades
# Be grateful to those who show me unconditional love, support and deep concern when they do
# Thank those who treat me with disrespect, scorn and disregard for the wake up call to self-motivate
# Keep dancing in this hard life, even if my feet hurt; afterall it will take my mind off my ‘hurting knees’. (Inspired by the movie: “Shall we Dance?”)
# Reach out to family members even when some of them forget I exist – for the Love of God
# Love in the deepest way – when it hurts to do so
# Keep aspiring for a better life daily, by living each day with purpose and passion
# Let It Go – for good! Forgiving all who have injured me to the core
# Treat my friends with love, respect, honor and honesty always
# Treat my body best I can; since I have no other place to live here on earth
# Speak for the voiceless, advocate for justice and serve others with joy
# Keep my sanity when my head hurts, my heart bleeds and emotions rage.
# Try to – Not allow anything to unearth me,…as hard and impossible as it may be to do so.
# To be real to myself, fair to myself, selfish when it matters, and more selfless.
# Make good use of skills, talents, gifts etc that God has given me for HIS Glory and honor
# Laugh hard till my tummy hurts, shout to the top of my lungs when struck by something funny & be free to do so
# Realize that, It is Entirely Up to ME!!!

None is easy to be accomplished, but is a personal goal. Obviously, they are not one-shot things to be acquired. They are like Conversion…A journey, a constant walk, hard work and require persistence. I thus aspire! It’s Entirely UP to ME!!!

There is a reason!

There’s a reason, they say, there is a reason.
There is a reason for Everything they say!
For the sun, the rain, for every season
They say there is a reason for life’s way!

Well how I wish I could see it vividly
Protruding from every aspect of my life
How I wish reason could marry reality,
Afterall, life’s unfolding needs a wife.

If reason there is – then why so many Ys?
If reason there is – then why so many ifs?
Reason if real, must make its subjects wise
Reason if alive cannot remain so stiff!

I mean, there must be a reason for my season
Or I’d better not be thinking of surviving
That reason I am hoping shows on the horizon
Where my life will evolve into new thriving

There must be a reason, to bring ?s death
Why, if, maybe, possibly, supposedly?
Decisions better give reason some breath
‘Cause I’m ready to erode possibility!

There must be a reason, for reason!
Do you know the reason?
Do you have a reason?
…. reason!

It takes a true Christian…

Loud Random Thoughts swimming around…..

It takes a True Christian:
1. To be humble and apologize even after they have been wronged by the receivers of the apology.
2. To accept a genuine apology gracefully
3. To openly acknowledge they have wronged someone
4. To not distort the truth to look good in the eyes of others
5. To be the “Bigger Person” by looking at the God-Business-Picture

It takes a True Christian to be Truthful!
The Buddha once said: “Three things cannot long stay hidden: The sun, the moon and the Truth!”

Oh well…Pilate still asked “What is truth?” So, what is truth nuh?
Guess everyone has their own truth?

Thankfully there is a simple, but powerful word: “I am the Way, The Truth and the Life.” Pray with me then: Jesus, may you, your truthfulness, and truthful disposition captivate me daily. Amen!”

Feel free to add to this list…
Blessings all! :)

Missing You (Dad)

No words I write can ever say
How much I miss you everyday.
As time goes by, the loneliness grows;
How I miss you, nobody knows!
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name
But,all I have are memories
And photos in a frame.
No one knows my sorrow,
No one sees my weep
But the love I have for you,
is in my heart to keep.
I’ve never stopped loving you;
I’m sure I never will.
Deep inside my heart,
you are with me still.
Heartaches in this world are many
but mine is worse than any.
My heart still aches as I whisper low,
“I need you and I miss you so.”
The things we feel so deeply,
are often the hardest to say.
But, I just can’t keep quiet anymore,
so I’ll tell you anyway.
There is a place in my heart,
that no one else can fill,
I love you so Dad,
and I always will.

Author Unknown

(R.I.P. MFP – Daddy)

Just like a tree

Like a tree with roots, I seek to stand firm on my decisions each day.
If I wake up, I plan to get a few things done during the day. To achieve most of them means to give quality time to each task.

Each task requires a solid resolve, so I hope to do just that and more during the days allotted me. The truth is sometimes we really feel like not doing what we plan on achieving. To sit back and think that it will get itself done without my input is to hope that someone takes some food and place it in my mouth without my efforts. Well that is a lame example, but I am certain you get the picture.

A tree sways in the wind, sheds its leaves and looks dry during the season of Fall, stays internally warm during the cold, and fights to hold its greenery within for as long as it can. Trees are amazing to me. With their branches extended, supported by a firm stem, they have a certain femininity about them. Like a struggling woman in her quest to triumph over every form of struggle and adversity, she holds herself together, and still chooses to give off green leaves, as if to smile again once the pain has subsided. I want to be like the strongest tree in the forest. Even within a crowded place, she often feels alone, because she towers over the neighbors. She has roots extended beyond her visible borders, and that is what keeps her aground. Now, that is the kind of woman I want to be. Alone, or in company, I want to stand tall within my psyche, because in stature I am short. That I aspire to, not to be proud or conceited, but to be confident, strong, self-esteemed, and to embrace my phenomenal person daily.
This is not to leave out the brothers, but please allow me a moment guys.

I just have to embrace the woman in me at a time when I feel like the dryness of Fall is trying to rub me off my greenery. With that said, wish me well. Still, I hope you are planted on solid ground too like your chosen tree. Then maybe we can all sing at some time soon: “Just like a tree, planted by the waters, I shall not be moved. :)” God bless. (Though the above tree does not quite resemble the strongest tree, there is something about it that I love. It’s ability to stand firm alone. That could be another subject. Keep strong friends.)

Life Puzzles

Since I spoke of the the fact that I worked on trying to complete a picture puzzle yesterday, and shared its incompleted phase, I thought I should update you on its progress. It was perfected today, in total completion. Yay! And no, I didn’t do it myself, neither did I do most of it. Still I am happy that I assisted in its most difficult stages, and then in its easiest stage.

It made me think that, life sometimes behaves like a major puzzle. Even worst, some of us, starting with me have been like puzzels to others too. Some people have been honest enough to tell us, and others nah, they just don’t care to. Rather, they will discuss our puzzle-nature within their circles behind our backs as if thinking they are doing us a big favor. Please, if you are like me you prefer honesty than facades. Anyway, this is not the issue.

So, indeed life behaves like a major puzzle, or is it one within itself. Which ever way, it needs dedication, patience, endurance, pride in small achievements, and faith that you will endure to the end. I can assure you it took all these characteristics and some more to complete this one. In life we need no less. An additional desire to deal with difficulties head on, rather than shoving things under the carpet might also be a good way to go. As a matter of fact, to not face every piece of the puzzle is to leave some of its scattered parts lying untouched, or just lost. Sometimes in life, within our puzzleness all we need is a support system to help us pick up our shattered pieces. Well guess what, many times, we shatter our pieces to people who care absolutely nothing about seeing us back together in one solid piece. So, that can be a major emotional disaster within itself. But still, you must try to triumph.

Maybe it is not exactly one’s entire life which is a puzzle, but sometimes a certain aspect which seems to overpower and sort of dominates the pshyche of the individual. This turns them into a major fiasco, needing the help of puzzle-lovers and problem-solvers to help them.

Each of us need help to work out our puzzleness. Unfortunately, we sometimes look for that assistance in places where people don’t care to extend it. Still, first find within you the strength to recognize your puzzlement, and then seek the necessary assistance to make it through. If you do, you will find that like our fun-puzzle come perfected within a 24 hour period, your life can unfold perfectly within the yearly hours of your life; thereby, unfolding into a beautiful, stronger, positive and well composed work of God’s art.
Keep working on yourself. I am doing no less. Take it seconds by seconds, breath by breath, step by step and heartbeat by heartbeat. You can have a great and perfected completion. God bless you.

New year, New Rule

Growing up in the Caribbean, that famous expression “new year, new rule,” was a must at the start of a new year. I am certain it is still being said by people, though often for fun purposes.
Personally, I have no rule really for the new year, but I find it kind of funny, and figure, since this is my first post for 2012, I might as well use it. So, if you find no real rule in this post, forgive me.

Often another “R” word makes itself ubiquitious during a new year too – “Resolution.” Personally, if you ask me what is my resolution for 2012, I will tell you it is to not make a resolution. So in clearer terms, “My new year’s resolution is no resolution whatsoever.” Yeh, I know I am sometimes funny like that. :)

So, today, I woke up rather late, but made it to a place of worship, met a few familiar faces, and was happy to begin the new year on a peaceful note. The day was one of fun conversations, laughter, eating together, and the fun part – trying to complete a major puzzle with a friend. Now that was good enough for me.

As you can tell, my post is as simple as that: My new year began positively, easy-going, and relaxing. Hopefully, 2012 will unfold with me reminding myself to S.E.Y.!!! To say an eternal YES to myself mentally, thereby keeping a positive composure no matter what. No, this is not a resolution, it is a personal daily task with which I have employed myself in the latter part of 2011, and to which I seek to devote time and effort as long as I live.

Do you have a resolution, or maybe just a plan, or better yet, do you have a rule, if you feel like sharing them, that would be nice. Whatever the case, I wish you well in your life’s journey.

Be blessed today! (Disclaimer:) – it is still January 1st for me, but wordpress finds it’s Jan. 2nd. Oh well, whatever WordPress. :)

Do it Today!!!

Someone once said, “Procrastination is a thief of time.” They must have been right, because you can really watch the time fly by as you engage things that could wait. Come on you know you procrastinate sometimes too. I sure do! hmm

For me, today I just feel like I don’t want to study, or read that text book, I don’t want to begin work on that research paper, but still the date is upcoming, and it is due. Ready or not, Professor awaits it. So, what do I do?

—-Free up my mind
—-Take a rest
—-Eat something substantial
—-Attend that meeting
—-Then hit the book at the final few hours left before Monday morning?

Sometimes that works, but I tell you fellow students, and especially,
fellow seniors often it puts us under unnecessary pressure.
So, I think I should do it while it is early O’clock.

Whatever you are working on student or no student, give it the time it requires before it gets to be too late. What ever you need to do, say or be, get on it my friend.
Do it today! I say do it today, because I cannot help but realize how quickly time fades. Even worst, I cannot ignore the fact of how quickly we fade. People we love leave us without warning, years at school become yester-years and things to be done become – “I should have…” I think it is time for us to avoid another pitfall. So, I humbly suggest:

—–Tell that person you love them,
—–listen harder than you did yesterday,
—–smile a little more to that stranger,
—–read that chapter earlier,
—–start on the research paper before the final week
—–get the cue-cards in check, and don’t forget to take them along with you,
—–write that song, story, poem, tribute, & read that note in your bag,
—–Pray that prayer, pray again, and them pray some more…

Blessings to each of you today. Do it before it does you. That’s for Me too. :)

Tempted to “do it?”

It is alright to be tempted to do it you know. What’s wrong is the action if and when done in the wrong relationship. I write this for the unmarried / single folks like me. If you were sexually involved before and have decided to stop, you have made a great choice. God can sustain you, so continue to persevere. By now all of us should know that sexual intercourse is reserved for marriage according to Holy Scriptures. Want proof? Stop, take a minute and read: (Exodus 20:14 / 1st Corinthians 6:18-20 / 1st Corinthians 7:1-2

The world says it’s ok to “do it.” Television commercials and movies promote an abundance of small words like: man, woman, kissing, petting, swearing; all small words. Meanwhile, they project big actions. So they are actually selling “sex” to you in small, easy packages. Let me suggest: “Don’t buy it!” Rather take note that: Your sex is special – but only if you save it for the right time, person, place and relationship, all according to God’s will.

Your Sexuality: Not just sexual urges, but the simple changes in your body. The acne or pimples, voice changes, sprouting breasts, pubic hairs, and facial hairs are just some of what comprises sexuality, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It is natural and inevitable, so appreciate them. Along with these changes come those sexual urges evoked by the steady hormonal changes within you, they are certainly strong and a real force to be reckoned with. Lest you think that I am unreal and maybe even unrealistic, I know those feelings too. You are not alone, nor are you the first to feel the way you do. These are natural occurrences. For those of us beyond adolescence and puberty, the sexual challenges and urges are also real and must be treated with acceptance and caution as well.

Though natural, you are able to gain and exercise control over these challenges. I suggest you try the following:
• Prayer,
• Education & Healthy Lifestyle Practices
• self-acceptance
• Patience

I know you have heard about these before, but allow me a brief explanation.

Prayer is a necessity: Talk and listen to God. “Pray about everything, worry about nothing, present your request to God,” (Philippians 4:6) and pray incessantly (1st Thessalonians 5:17). There is real strength in prayer – that’s what helps many of us walk the right road of Grace. That’s where the self-control will come from. Earnest prayer brings forth self-control as a fruit of the Holy Spirit. So try it – try Prayer – talk to God in your simple way – HE understands every language. Tell Him how you feel, and ask Him to strengthen you daily.

Education: Maybe you are an academic currently, attending an educational institution which I hope you are taking that seriously. But, here I am talking not strictly about academics. I am talking about becoming informed about matters like sex, abstinence, physical fitness, healthy eating habits, chastity, STD’s, or as they say now STI’s (sexually transmitted infections), personal hygiene, abortion, and all the things that goes with them, – So that you can make not crazy decisions; rather – informed decisions. (The following link tells more about chastity)

Self- Acceptance: Who else is exactly like you? There are no other you – not even your twin. So relax, reflect and check you out in the mirror a little more. You are special – appreciate that and then put a price on yourself. You are Invaluable! (Check Psalm 139) You certainly can’t come up with a price, so hey – You are Expensive, treat yourself that way. Don’t cheapen yourself by allowing all kind of people to touch, handle, and fondle you. You are precious and deserve to be treated as such. Accept yourself for whom you are and work to get better at becoming “the best version of yourself” –

Patience: Wait on the Lord – and wait on yourself too. If he/she cannot wait on you then evaluate their meaning of “I love you.” WAIT. Sex is going no where – it’s always there you know. So be patient. You will have your turn – save your sex for the marriage throne. Before that – sex is cheap, feels nice in the immediate moment, but leaves bad guilt, it stains you with someone else’s sex, and you become cheaper each time. So please save the sex- wait – be Patient Dear. (Psalm 27:14) – “wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart.”

To reiterate: “You are not alone in the battle to responsibly controlling those sexual urges.”

Conclusively: What kind of music do you like; Jazz, Rock, Soul, R&B, Zouk, Cadence, Calypso, Bouyon, Country, Blues, Rap, Gospel, or Reggae?

What (books) do you read? That’s if you do read, because lately it is believed that young people don’t read. (But if you’re reading this then awesome, you are a reader :)) But just in case you read books, is it the Bible, some magazines, science fictions, mills and bones, intense romance novels, comic books, the newspapers? What do you read?

How about movies or what do you look at on TV or the computer most? BET, JAZZ, Comedies, pornography, knowledge T.V., discovery channel, sports, news, music videos, reality shows, or anything else?

Whatever you answer to the above questions, I present the following:
“The things that we feed on make us who we are. That’s my belief. Please spend less time polluting your mind, heart, soul and spirit.
Rather, spend more time purifying them. You always have a choice. Aren’t we fortunate to be given choices? Well let me suggest: Choose right! Choose right for your personal and long term benefits – Choose Right For eternity.”

As for me: I choose Jesus and all that is positive in life except HIV positive.” I genuinely wish us all success, endurance and perseverance. We deserve the best and can do the best. You can say yes to life and no to sex. Yes to Abstinence and no to promiscuity. Yes to God who sustain. Yes to Jesus! And maybe then you can “Say Yes to sex”- (listen to this song here & check the lyrics here –

Why should I give to this: Back to School Scholarship Program?

Hitting the website, the first thing that might catch your attention is this sizable forest green box-shaped notice with the words: “INSIDE POSSIE 2nd Annual Back to School Scholarship Program IS ON NOW,” written in white. Alongside it you will find a yellow banner giving a very modest explanation of the purpose for this activity. The promoters and organizers suggest that it is mainly to provide stationary to needy children of the community of Portsmouth and surrounding areas.

But, why should you give? I mean, is it our business to give to people in such hard economic times? What is the point? Maybe we are even thinking; why can’t parents go to find work to provide for their children? Why are they making children if they cannot provide for them? Maybe some people will say that their children never got any help when they were going to school. The point is I am certain we can probably rake up a hip of reasons why we shouldn’t care to give to something like a Scholarship Fund.

Well I have given some thought to this and here’s what I concluded. Firstly, I hereby submit that WE SHOULD GIVE to this fund. Here’s why!

1. There are genuine needy people in our town and surrounding communities. Seek them out, and you would be surprised the magnitude of the need.

2. We are responsible for the state of our community, we shape what is looks like, how others live (survive) whether they have a plate of food, or not. What do I mean by that? It is simple: To close my eyes to the needs of my neighbor is to be uncaring about their well-being. Thus, if my community has derelicts in a few years and I never cared to help when I could, should I be surprised? Am I prepared to live with such people and their lifestyle as they seek to survive in the same community later?

3. It is better to be proactive than reactive. Let us nip the roots of a social problem from the bud now while we can. Or, we may find our future hometown unbearable.

4. Every one of us cannot be on the same economic bracket, though someone like Karl Marx may advocate for opposite of today’s societal economic standard. The reality is that our society is not organized in such a way for us to all have the same things. Fortunately, or unfortunately, the fact remains, the haves need to take care of the have-nots. It is a necessary duty.

5. An educated people, is a productive people. Failure to invest in the education of one is reason to create a monster roaming in sheer ignorance. Do we want to have uneducated youth loitering our streets? (Mark you, I know the argument of – so many educated have nothing to do – that is another subject in itself.) But can we use this rational to NOT-GIVE? That is a future we cannot predict. So, what is the best thing to do? Deal with the NOW – the now is WE HAVE NEEDY CHILDREN in Possie /Dominica.

6. Many of us were blessed to receive some kind of help during the formation of our educational foundation. Thank God for the various agencies, individuals, and or institutions which supported us? So, what are our duties? To be grateful, to show gratitude. The best way is to give back.

7. Finally, though there are a million reasons why YOU and I should give, I hereby subscribe to, and promote the very word of God in which as a Christian people we should live: Luke 6:38 beckons to us to Give! “Give and it will come back to you, full measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.” Do you need any other reason to give dear friend? NO! Case in point? IT is a Christian duty, a national obligation, a moral responsibility and a loving act.
Let us GIVE TODAY!!! God bless you and may God bless our needy children and families, while His grace enfolds our blessed land. Thank you for reading – now let’s ACT!

For evidence of the work of this humble group of young men and women who are promoting this noble act. Check


I write about things which are of great interest to me.

Music, Books, Education, Youth / Young People,

Health, Networking, Relationships etc.  :)

In the event that you are wondering what is “over-spectives,” let me clarify.

Over-spectives simply means “perspectives of my overstanding.”  Overstanding is

another way of me saying, “Understanding.”  However, I believe that stating the

term as “over” standing would emphasize my clarity, or personal beliefs on matters of life.

I hope this clarifies the self-created term - “over-spectives.”

It is my hope that you will have fun reading.


Thank you

A day filled with interesting weather changes – today (well more like yesterday officially), was traumatic. Following the news, getting constant updates on the weather here has been unnerving to say the least. We live in Tornado area, though I must say, Thank God for protection.

While we got just some rain, strong winds and dusty conditions through the dry wind spell, many around us got battered by several bad storms. I offer or extend prayers for those affected.
Still, there is life and I am grateful to the merciful God.

As far as protection from these storms…all I can say at present is hmmmm…let us just pray that no storms come our way while we are asleep, or even within the vicinity of where we currently live. God knows the details of this situation.

In a nutshell I say “Thank YOU Lord.”

—Then I say thanks to each of you who continue to visit my blog.
—Please leave me a comment on any posts here.
—That would be totally appreciated.
—This is really what I wanted to say…Thank YOU.
—And for those of you who have taken the poll, thanks a million.

—I will keep writing and blogging here so keep checking back.
—God bless each of you..