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It has rightly been said that “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before the fall.” The secular motto is: “Pride goes before the fall.” False pride is a lie. Moreover, the beginning of sin is a lie, and the devil is the author of lies. He told Eve the first lie that she and Adam had the same power as God, and God did not want them to have this knowledge.  No doubt about it, all have sinned, and this is why King David a man after God’s own heart declared: “For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.” If an individual says he or she has no sin, they lie and the truth is not in them. Therefore, we should ask and diligently seek forgiveness of our sins from God. America, know this sin is lawlessness, and this is why laws should be grounded in the Divine Lawgiver, GOD. There are no alternative facts concerning what is sin, because the truth is the truth, and a lie is a lie.

Gay pride month is a lie. Homosexuality is a bold-face-lie, because it is an abomination to the procreation will of God: Sodom and Gomorrah. There are no alternative facts: male is male and female is female. Hence, the order of God’s society is based upon family structure; male and female, and from the divine union of marriage, children. God is the author of the four-fold foundation of the universe. Unfortunately, too many Americans have gotten caught-up in themselves that is maximizing the pleasure principle, and consequently, saying Lord, Lord and running with the devil. However, God warns US concerning self-deception: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Turning inward and becoming self-centered is a dangerous proposition. It is an abomination unto God, because: “She that liveth in pleasure is dead, while she liveth.”

To live a lie is a sin unto God, and an absolute disregard for the truth: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful: but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise: they became fools.” America, how does anyone think that he or she can overcome these eternal spiritual truths by making God out of a lie! It is not about Civil Rights. Individuals have God given free-will-choices to sin or not sin. However, choices have consequences: good or bad. Because: “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ: that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” Children are our future. Consequently, we need holiness and wholesomeness in our family environments and not profaning. Our children deserve opportunities to be trained in spiritually healthy nuclear families, because: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Moreover, “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord.” (Proverbs 18: 22). Selah. 

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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