Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Church Folk...When You Know Better You Do Better...He's the King of Kings!

As I pray about the direction of my children...... I see....
We have to do much better as a church community.

I sent my children to christian schools.... To Be......
To become better people of God, can't you see.....

As I heard my children report on what they did see.....
It broke my heart because we represent the King of Kings!
We have to do better and present much better beings....

My children said "Momma, just because their in church don't make them christian."
I responded "no, but they are striving and on a better mission."

One said, "Then how can they teach about Christ and have hate in their heart."
I said "Baby, it's not about where they are, they are in the right place and that's a start."

Another said "Momma, the students threaten the Teachers to go to Pastor about the music they've heard and seen."
Then I said "Oh Lord, we have to be better beings."

I revamped and went to church to be a blessing to a sister in Christ.
Yet she dishonored her word before my child and it cut just like a knife.
As my child continues to ask questions about church folk I now pay the price.

I know that my trust is not in man.
But please do better before our children because I know that we can.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My Love is not for sale!

Many people live their lives accepting anything from anyone. However, I am grateful my mother taught me a person's character truly matters. I can remember the first time I had roses delivered to my high school. I was a teenager walking in the park and this nice looking car pulled up. The young man got out and asked my name. I told him I didn't talk to strangers, he went on and on and attempted to get my phone number, address anything but I refused. He wouldn't stop so I finally gave him my first name.

I realized it was the chase and the fact that I wasn't easy that made him so interested. He later went to my high school and learned my name through classmates and had a dozen red roses delivered to the school office. When they arrived they were beautiful. I asked who knew how he had gotten my last name and I told that classmate to tell him I don't want them. Everyone was in awe, they couldn't understand why I refused such a beautiful gift. Nor could he but he got the picture after another encounter.

I had learned early on that it starts with a man thinking he can buy your love.I truly wanted it to be clear that I was not interested in his "dirty money." I have always had a distaste for anyone who could kill our own people through crack or any other means. I just never thought money was more important than human life and I always felt like there were consequences for my every action; further the reason I don't allow alcohol or cigarette smoking in my home.

Therefore, I share this story because I'm grateful that my Mom showed me shows like Sparkle and The Color Purple and helped me realize I wanted a man with vision. I wanted someone who truly knew what it meant to hang in there and love his family. There's an old saying that a woman's loyalty is tested when they have nothing, but a man's loyalty is tested when they have everything. I'm glad I prayed for someone who wasn't going to use or abuse me. I am glad I prayed for someone I could love and be loved by. It is in your adversity that you truly understand love. It is then you realize how important it is that he be a friend first and foremost.  I pray this testimony is a light to my sisters and my daughter some day. May you choose a man of God who loves you like Christ loved the church, because your love should not be for sale.