THANKS BE TO GOD: THANKS BE TO MANKIND
America, we should always come into the spiritual presence of God and each other with joyful thanksgiving: “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God, it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” (Psalm 100: 1-4). America, we owe this to God, because His mercy and grace has been overwhelming, and His love for US endured forever, because nothing or no one can separate us from the love of God that was manifested in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Thus, to allow a demonic minded former President to divide and confuse some Americans into devilish siloecho-chambers is a disgrace before the throne of God Almighty. America know this, you cannot govern a multi-cultural democratic society advocating confusion, exclusion, and violence. And, we all know, that if Donald J. Trump were Non-White, he would be either dead or under the jailhouse, because thus far, Donald J. Trump, has gotten away with everything under the law, including getting away with individuals being murdered on January 6th, 2021.
Despite our democratic governance shortcomings and the devilish ways of some Americans, we still have an awful lot to be thankful for, because America is the most powerful socio-economic militaristic nation on planet earth. America is a multi-cultural democracy with unlimited freedoms, and Human Rights and Civil Rights. Thus, to whom much is given, much is required. Therefore, America let’s give God the honor, glory, and power, because: “The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
(John 4: 23-24). America let’s not lose sight of where our blessings come from, and why we should truly be thankful for all God has done for us individually and collectively: “Even everyone that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him…This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.” (Isaiah 43:7,21). God is a jealous God, and He desires that we have no other gods before him, because the fear of the Lord is righteousness, and: “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.” (Proverbs 15: 33).
Every Godfearing American should adhere to the will of God that we love and serve Him and love and serve each other in the name of Jesus Christ, and: “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.” (Job 36: 11). America, God is good, and all the time God is good. Therefore, “Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them…. Through wisdom is an house builded: and by understanding it is established. And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” (Proverbs 24: 1,3-4). America, let us always be in a Thanksgiving mindset for all that God has done for US. Thanks be to God for being an inclusive God. 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.