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Politics….Does it belongs in the Church?

prayer handsTime and time again there has been much association with Politics and “The Church”. Should pastors preach or teach about politics or their views on who we should pick for candidates running for offices? Yes, we can and should pray for whom ever is holding offices, but to go as far as to tell us which way we should sway is outlandish.
Listening to the sermons of pastors that feel that they must add their political belief during Sunday service is unwarranted and ill advised. One may see this as a under hand attempt to lead God’s sheep’s down a path that’s unconstitutional. One must be free to pick any candidate running for office without any interference from the Church.
Just think about how this goes in your regular Church, have you ever sense that your pastor interjects now and again about how well Donald Trump is doing? Has he ever said that when Obama was in office? Listening to him or her preach about how well the republicans or democrats are doing, on a certain situation regarding something around the world that “we” the United States took part of.

Yes, it has been said that even Jesus sent people whom he trusted to governments in the Bible.

There are many scriptures in the bible that speak of governments and how we should present and carry ourselves in the eyes of the Lord and man. The following scriptures are just a few depicting how Christ wants us to walk out a life regarding government and laws:Acts 5:29 states But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.Titus 3:1 states Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.
Psalms 22:28 states For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.Deuteronomy 16:18-20 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

 It is okay to speak about what is handed to us in the Bible, about the abominations that

God has stated and not be swept away with giving your own opinion about who we are to vote for.  We as a Church must speak out on issues and that’s okay, this is what divides us from Church and State, however we as the congregation should never be force to agree or feel force to have a candidate shoved down our throat. Hearing about how a candidate is doing so well is your opinion and should not always be told from the pulpit, keep it to yourself. In my opinion Politics does not belongs in Church unless it’s a side bar discussion at a later time; at a meeting.

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How Well Do You Really Know Someone?

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Is it the way they say I love you, that make you think you know him or her? Is it the way that he holds you at night when you are alone, and no one else is around? Maybe it’s the way she makes you breakfast before you rush out the door and before the electrician or pool boy comes in. Or rather he tells you he is in his separate space, because he likes this area as his man cave, but in reality; it’s more than a man cave.

It’s where he goes to escape mentally from you and all the stress that you place on him, the place he goes to unwind and think about what has transpired the night before with a woman that won’t nag; but just satisfy his every need. Or maybe it’s her that says she’s out with her girls but what dubious behavior she displays. Gyrating from one man to the next letting lust fall where it wishes. I ask again, “How well do you really know someone?”

Knowing someone is really a big commitment and with that comes trust, honesty, and loyalty. Let’s say one day for the sake of argument and I have seen this time and time again on so many movies and shows, that trust, loyal, and commitment have been thrown by the wayside due to lust, sex, desire, yearning, and deceitfulness. You think you know one another so well, and then his or her best friend does the unthinkable!!

While you and your significant other is trying your best to get pregnant, your best friend is already pregnant with his first child and you have no clue; and you never will. Your best friend does the unthinkable with the pregnancy, so you don’t every know; just to spare you the humiliation, the insanity, and the abhorrence. Let’s keep this in mind this can go both ways, vice versa, it’s a two-way street here we are talking about knowing each other.

The lies that he tells you that anger you, you should be mad, I would? The way that he tells them, he can’t keep the story straight. The lies change constantly, more frequently than he changes his draws. Yes, what about her? She looks innocent enough, but is she? Of course not, imagine where those lips have been and who they have been on she is just as guilty. So, you see I was once told by a friend of minds a very long time ago, and yes, she was married for over sixty something years and she stated, and I quote “It doesn’t matter how long you have been with someone you will NEVER know ever thing about that person, NEVER.”

She said it and I believe it and I hope you really enjoyed my piece I have just written, because it makes you really think about people and how well you will NEVER know them, and how you will never know everything about that person, even when they say, “I am an open book”. Yeah you say that but, just like a book it to has many interpretations also.

I hope and pray that when that person is found, he or she is great, wonderful, and doesn’t hold back anything. Be that open book with no room for interpretations. Be awesome, be transparent, honest, trustworthy, loving, caring, God fearing, committed, and loyal. I know I have found mines all Glory goes to God.
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Food Review: Mission BBQ “The America Way”

The America Way is the slogan at Mission BBQ and it seems like they are standing up to their slogan. They proudly open their doors on September 11, 2011. As I entered one of their establishments I notice the loud greeting from behind the counter as they were preparing the food “Welcome to Mission BBQ, we will be right with you.” My party replied as we looked over the menu and watch them prepare the orders in front of us.

The way they are set up; you place your order up front and move along the line. They have quite the options to pick from. You can get the Market sampler which you can choose two or three meats which includes sliced brisket, turkey, chopped brisket, pulled chicken, pulled pork, and sausage (jalapeno & chorizo). There are racks and sandwiches you can order from also.

When you order those combos you then have a choice of side which includes Maggie’s mac-n-cheese, cold slaw, baked beans w/ brisket, seasonal side, and green beans & bacon. I know this sounds yummy, but we have just scrapped the surface because, I have not even spoken to you about the taste of some of these items on the menu. Are they worthy to be called “The America Way?”

The sauces they have to choose from have crazy ranges in taste of spicy to darn outright good smokey bbq sauces and they are as follows: Memphis Belle, KC Classic, Tupelo Honey Heat, Craftsman Special, Smoky Mountain, Alabama White, Carolina Vinegar, Texas Twang, Bay-B-Que, Georgia Mustard. With names like those the taste GOT TO be right!!
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So, as we sit down we notice that the tables are filled with six different BBQ flavors for you to choose from for your meal; along with a roll of paper towel for your messing hands. The staff are very friendly making sure you are taken care of and all your needs are attended to; even going the extra mile to make short conversation while you wait for your food.

As I am sitting, I couldn’t help but notice the décor; former Veterans, first responders, fire fighters, soldiers, officers, and soldiers that are serving our country. Yes, this place did speak loud volumes of the American Way. Many people in the United States have gave their life for our freedoms and looking around at these walls make you feel nostalgic about where you are from and what others have done for you to be here today.

Okay, food is here, and I ordered the pulled pork and the sausage, and my husband ordered the sliced brisket and ribs along with two side and cornbread with both orders. The sausage was amazing, it was a party in my mouth the great spice with the chorizo and jalapeno was an awesome mixture. The two together was not to over powering, a great relationship. The pull pork was nice and wet, I hate pull pork that is dry, and this was nice and moist. The choice of sauce made it a great pair and I was very happy with the pull pork. I also tasted my husbands sliced brisket and oh my God!! It was wonderful, once again here it was moist and not dry at all. It was tender, and it was like falling apart and the sauce that he chose was out of this world; two thumbs up.

The side are just as great as the meals itself, just be careful with the deserts it can be a little to sweet. Like the peach cobbler, if you are a diabetic I would not recommend it. Some things work good at restaurants like this one and some things don’t; desert aren’t their forte. So, do Mission BBQ stand up to their slogan “The American Way” I would have to say YES. Thank you, Mission BBQ, for your great BBQ and for what you stand for.

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Traces of You

Traces of you on your birthday, all I have is the memories all I have is emptiness, but God fills it with joy, God fills it with peace, God gives me the strength to see all the loving memories that we had, that we will have in the future. Traces of you is what we had, traces of you is all I see on your birthday, how could this be? We were so close as the sap of a pecan tree. Traces of you on your birthday, I wish I could reach out and say how much I love you. Traces of you on your birthday, I wish I could pick up the phone and say I love you. Traces of you on this day, it’s a bittersweet sadness that God has taken away, he makes me not feel sorry, he makes me not feel sad, he makes me feel happy, he makes me feel the joy that he God can only bring; such a joy to a person’s life, a person choice to distant themself is painful. I wish I had more time, I long for more, I reach out for more, I’ve done all I could but, I only have traces of you on today, on your birthday.

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Journey, Path, Road, Let’s Go!!

When some people hear they’ll have to go on a journey to get to the destination they seek, they cringe at the thought. Then you have the ones that welcome the challenge; the challenge to question what journey must they go on and what must be requested of them. Which one are you? Well first, one must know what journey they want to embark on and is it worth the long, exhausting, time away from family, friends and everything that they hold dear.

Next what does this crazy path look like on this journey? Will I have a straight path? Will I have to give up something in order to complete this journey that is set before me? What will it be? The most IMPORTANT question is not what, but why this path and not the other? Will I choose the right path and if I don’t, what will the consequences be? Perhaps I have come to far than I have prepared to go and I want to give up. What should I do? Can I give up?  Are those words in my vocabulary? It shouldn’t be, but there are so many variables in this path. What a crooked path LIFE has woven for us.

Now the road that is traveled to get on that path is one in the same, but in the same matter, it is different. Let me explain, we as human beings can be on a path to construction, but the road to destruction at the same time. Meaning you can be constructing and building a multimillion dollar company, but at the same time deconstructing your life, by not honoring God with your health and giving him your time, energy, and what he deserves; your soul is in danger of becoming lost.

See for many people the journey, path and road is too much for them to see. They can’t, won’t, they refuse, think they they have time, or they are non believers in Christ. People please heed my message here, we do not have time to ignore the message here, nor do we have time to disregard that journey, travel that path, and go down that road to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. SO LET’S GO!!

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