Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Deeper Life Series

Taken by me. Fall 2010
Every Fall semester, my college has what they call "Deeper Life Series." A speaker comes in and preach on a particular topic.Charles O. Galbreath is from a Brooklyn, NY church and he talk about fear. I feel like "fear" and "anxiety" were my best friends or should I say my worst enemies? I would let worries and thoughts fill my head of "what ifs" or "this will never work out".  At time I could  feel my heart pounding as I thought on "things" like not being good enough for a job, getting through another semester, an exam, or my grades, sickness in my family. I could go on forever, I had a lot on my mind that could go wrong or has gone wrong in my life. Every time and I mean every time, I worry I had an headache that I could not get rid of.

I do feel as Christians or people in general, when we continue through life, we start to change if allow "transformation" to take place. I have notice in my life that a lot has change within myself. I don't allow fear to control me. I honesty think, I fear and worry because I wanted to badly to know the future and because I did not know the "ending" of how I would get out of a situation, I over exaggerate. When I let control take over, I quickly forget the God I serve, the God that saved me. My God is able, powerful and there is none life Him. I don't have to worry or fear the future or the situation I am in. 

Bible Verse:

fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

(Isaiah 41:10 ESV)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Violence In My Hood...

Over the summer, during my internship I learned a lot about violence and the injustice of the "system."

I am thinking of a statement I heard in Boyz in the Hood , "I saw on TV about violence overseas but in my hood there is violence. My brother got shot yesterday and it will never make the news" Either they don't know, don't show, or don't care about what's going on in the hood. They had all this foreign sh*t. They didn't have sh*t on my brother, man. (sorry for the curse words, for those that are offended).

I was also thinking of when Christians decide to go oversea to tell of the Good News of our Savior Jesus Christ. I see nothing wrong with that, I just pray and hope we don't neglect the poor and violent neighborhoods that are in America.

I think of communities that are look down upon because of the way they look from the outside. They are run down, poor people, drunk people, people that do drugs etc. I heard from a staff member over the summer about a town we stayed in that someone said that a bulldozer should come through the community. Sad thing to say when there are people living there. Also said that someone thought that was a solution for the community.

It is true, that  there are some communities that wear their brokenness, on the outside while other communities keep their brokenness on the inside. Because a community is rich and upscale does not mean that there is no drug dealing, spouses cheating and abuse toward family members, people that get drunk. It is sad to me that we are so quick to judge a town and because of the violence that occurs daily, we choose to not enter a relationship with the the people that live there. We are so quick to start the conversation with "repent or go to hell." I do believe there is a better way to show the love of God. Relationship is important and when those that are not "saved" see a difference based on our actions they might begin to want to know who God is.

My prayer for Christians is that we not neglect poor communities in America. Just like the people overseas, there are people in America that need to know about Christ and His love for all people no matter what they done or how they live. In the poor communities people are trying to live. For them there community might be a "war zone" as they deal with hearing gun shots, children getting killed, women rape and so much more. Pray that as Christians we don't neglect communties that are poor.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

End of the Week Thoughts!

The first week of college is over. I have many thoughts running through my mind about this semester.

I think during this semester, I will have less stress then my previous years in college. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are my free days. Most of my classes are either on Monday and Wednesday.  I don't work weekends, which gives me even more time to do homework. But I am excited about finishing the last of my social work classes. I am taking Policy, Statics II, Social Work in Christian and Leadership and Development class.

I have to say, I LOVE my room. It is big and I have a ceiling fan. Only thing that is different from my previous dorm, is I don't have the view of the river.  Which can look like this in the morning:

I am excited because soon I will be applying to grad school. I have chosen University of Maryland, in Baltimore, Temple University, Morgan State, and Clark Atlanta. I do know I want to move to Maryland, so I am hoping to get into a school in MD. Only time will tell. I am not worry to much because I have a very good GPA, especially good in-house GPA.

Since I was a Freshmen, I have always had a TV show I would watch on my computer. I watch the seasons of Monk, Lost, My Wife and Kids, Family Matters, The Office, and A Different World. I need to find a show that I can watch for the rest of this semester. I have been using to find shows to watch.

Can anyone suggest a TV show I can watch online?

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Back At College

Yay I am happy to be back at college. I moved in yesterday and I am excited because this will be the last semester. Classes start on Wednesday and I can't wait to see how the classes will be. I am praying that I will do well in all my studies. I have A LOT of free time and I need to make sure I am on top of everything and not be lazy. I think I will spend most of my time in the library doing homework to make sure I am not distracted and fall asleep on my bed. Three of my classes are social work subjects and one is a leadership and development class. Sometimes social work classes can be intense but I hope I will still have fun learning. Another thing I will be starting, is my Grad School applications to receive my Masters. I know I will not be entering Grad School until the Summer of 2012 but I am already excited about a new direction in my life. I also started work in the cafe and it was great. My colleagues were awesome and very helpful. I think this job will be great and help me save money for a car.

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