Physical and environmental changes will come, and they are here, because of mankind’s ungodly selfish greed: the love of money. A famous rhythm and blues singer, Sam Cook, said it best: “It’s been a long time coming But I know a change is gonna come.” America, climate change is here, and it is real. Mankind’s inability to be Godly stewards of the earth for future generations is the primary causal factor of climate change.

Unfortunately, mankind is hell bent on not accepting full responsibility for the problem(s) we have environmentally created: climate change. Even though, we know God does not change, and His word is steadfast: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24: 34). It is getting worse, not better, because we refuse to become Godly spiritual stewards of the planet. Therefore, Jesus reminds us: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5: 17-18).  

 Question: why make life so physically miserable that it is unbearable environmentally to live? At the same time, we have so much spiritual animalistic ungodliness that it is impossible to physically live and thrive as a human community under the reality of God that equal is equal, not more or less equal. Therefore, for human survival let US strive to do all things decently and in order, because life is too short to be spiritually stupid by giving authority over life to the devil.

America, we need a Godly mindset, and a renaissance of the human spirit based upon these spiritual words of inspiration and personal responsibility: “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And 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: 1-2).

 We cannot live exploiting nature and each other, that is simply too much exploitation. Climate change is as real as night and day, because of mankind’s desire to exploit God, nature, and each other. “The human mind is like a parachute; in order to function at the junction, it must be open”. America has too many political leaders who are spiritually closed-minded, especially GOP politicians. Attempting to make the environmental-climate change crisis invisible is easier than curing the cause.

The environmental crisis is a human values problem, which in turn, causes resource waste and climate change. Hence, it is easier to deal with the symptoms of a problem rather than the root cause: negative values and human exploitation. Climate change raises some serious questions about individual and societal meaning: how do we live? What are we willing to give-up? How do we transform collective interests into collective actions? How do we learn to resolve conflicts non-violently? In America the greatest source of pollution is our mindset and the negative values associated with our world view. Therefore, we must learn to integrate ideas, worldviews, and cultures before we self-destruct. Then and only then will we be able to effectively address climate change. 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.

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