Only when God approves of your work can an individual truly be happy, because happiness does not come from the accumulation of the things which individuals possess, because: “Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life.” (John 6: 35a). Hence, happiness is an internal spiritual state of being that comes from having peace of mind, and this is why scripture tells us to let the mind that was in Christ Jesus be also in you. Individuals can only truly be happy when they are obedient to God’s will, and his eternal truths. The Bible speaks of a rich man who would not give a poor man the crumbs from his table. He died and the Bible says that he ended-up in hell. Of course, he did not believe that hell existed, but he found out that hell is real spiritually.


The rich man asked God could he go back and tell his brothers that they do not want to end-up in hell. God answered too late now, but there are preachers who can tell them that there is a hell on earth and there is a heaven on earth. If you desire to go to heaven, then live in the will of God. If you desire hell, then live in the will and flesh of the devil, and you are already in hell, because it is a spiritual state of mind (being). This is why the Bible declares that: “Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” (Proverbs 18: 12). Happiness and success are two different variables. A variable is a property characteristic of a unit of analysis that takes on different values across different units of analyses.


Isn’t that strange? However, in all our getting, we must get a good understanding, because with understanding comes knowledge, and from wisdom comes spiritual understanding. This is why material things do not make individuals happy. Money is a tool that solves material problems, but it does not resolve the problem of finding happiness in living life. Thus, money is a tool, use it as a tool or use it as a fool. This is why some Christian Right Evangelicals will never find happiness, because they desire to institutionalize exclusion in a multicultural democratic society based upon obtaining money, and otherwise attempt to make God a liar.


However, John, the Revelator, tells us in no uncertain terms how worthy God truly is: “Th ou art worthy O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4: 11). To be completely truthful about everlasting joy, if Donald J. Trump and his more than 73 million dissatisfied followers/ supporters were genuinely content with their own lives, they wouldn’t have embraced someone as spiritually perplexed and distorted as Donald J. Trump so hastily. The Bible cautions us against “laying hands suddenly on no man, neither being a partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.”

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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

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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