Can America Rise to the Occassion?
God created human beings in his own spiritual image, a little lower than Angels, born of a woman and from the seed of man, and God said, “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee” (Jeremiah 1: 5). America can we spiritually rise to God’s expectations in a multi-cultural democratic society? Can we achieve freedom under constitutional Liberty, Law, and Justice for all Americans?
Of course, we already know that the (40) days and nights of rain and flooding (Baptism) will not return, because God has already said, “No more water, but the fire next time.” Hence, it appears that the jury is still out and deliberating on whether America can spiritually rise to the occasion. However, from the vantage point of Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, White Nationalists, Fox “FAKE” News, and some spiritually misguided Blacks and other minorities, these social groups are already guilty of not having a God conscience, and therefore, America is doomed to fail as a multi-cultural democratic society. It’s only a matter of time!
The spiritual influence of the devil has oriented too many Americans toward the flesh and vulgar materialism, and above all, racism (The 1619 Project) rather than the Spirit of God. Consequently, the spiritual notion of “Am My Brother’s Keeper” has been replaced with “I Am My Brother’s Killer.” Cain asked God the question, “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” But God knew that he was his brother’s killer. Too many Americans are asking the same spiritual question, already knowing the answer, and statistics bear this out, because we can rise to the occasion.
However, there is a solid block of spiritual misfits; namely, Christian Right Evangelicals and the GOP. Hence, America has become an ungodly and uncivilized society, because of gun violence, and they will do nothing to stem the tide. Today, April 10, 2023, America experienced its (15th) mass shooting in Louisville, Kentucky at Old National Bank. Five American citizens are dead and (8) wounded. If America ever needed a spiritual “Come to Jesus Moment” in conjunction with a ban on military style weaponry in the hands of civilians, the time is now because of our gun-sick-society.
Socio-political conflict and violence are off-the-chain in American society. Jesus said it best, and He demonstrated perfect commitment to the will of God when He stated, “Put up again thy sword into his place: for they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” (Matthew 26: 52). America, as a multi-cultural democratic society, can we rise to the occasion and creatively address the life altering issues of climate change, the human and civil rights of women, equal justice and equality of law enforcement for all Americans regardless of skin-color, a first-class quality education for all children, an increase in the minimum wage rate, effective centralized Pandemic preparations, voting rights protection and national elections enacted as national Holidays, and work place safety environmental quality control improvements. It has rightly Presidentially been said, “Yes We Can.”
This only happens if we say no to the will of the devil in Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, White Nationalists, Fox “FAKE” News, some spiritually misguided Blacks and other minorities who desire the unchecked power to change a multi-cultural democracy into a White Privilege Autocracy. America, “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12: 2). Amen.
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.