Tim Keller Tweets

Balance

Tim Keller continues to impress me with his ability to balance theology with the burdens of Little Joe and beaten down Johanna.

Scripture

  1. Damon Thompon
    • Faith for a Kairos Moment
      • Model that those that been forgiven much, love much [ Segment 20 ]
        • Therefore, I tell you, . her many sins have been forgiven — as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little( Luke 7:47 )
      • Without Faith it is impossible to please God
        • By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
          And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. ( Hebrews 11:5-6 )
      • I got to know God in the Land of The Living
        • The Lord is My Salvation
          …Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.
          I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
          Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.… ( Psalm 27:12-4 )

 

Twitter

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Here are some of his recent tweets.

Jan 2018

  1. How much doctrinal unity you need to partner with someone depends on what you are partnering with them for.
  2. The only flaws that can enslave you are the ones that you are blind to. Ps. 19
  3. Before we can answer “Who am I?” we must first ask, “Whom or what do I love?” and “Who loves me?”
  4. Our problem is not so much the unanswered questions but the unquestioned answers out there.
  5. Everyone in the world is an evangelist. Even telling someone they can’t proselytise is a form of proselytising.
  6. What is Religion? A set of beliefs that explain what life is all about, who we are and how we should spend our time.
  7. Both secularism and devout faith are growing. What’s going away is the mushy middle of religiosity.
  8. Having a sense of being loved deeply by Christ allows us to forgive when someone wrongs us because we can afford to be generous.
  9. Don’t let success go to your head. Don’t let failure go to your heart.
  10. What does your life say to others about what you believe?
  11. Does the quality of your work become the measure of your worth?
  12. It is one thing to believe in God but it is quite another thing to trust God.
  13. We are always the last to see our own self-absorption.
  14. In the presence of beauty you cease to be the hero in your own story. It is no longer all about you.
  15. Most leading urbanologists estimate that by 2050 the number of people living in cities will exceed 75% worldwide. The Church has not moved into cities at the same rate.
  16. True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself.
  17. Living the mission of Jesus means taking your faith into your work and your life and praying for it to change people’s hearts toward God.
  18. This is an important conversation that doesn’t have any easy answers. Good article.
    • Referencing
      • The Atlantic
        • Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches
          Link
  19. The most fulfilling life you can have? Stop living to fulfill your own desires and start living to fulfill the needs of your neighbor.
  20. If you care about social justice, you’ll be concerned with those on the margins of society not those with the most social media followers.
  21. If you have money, power, and status today, it is largely due to the century and place in which you were born, to your talents and capacities and health, none of which you earned. In short, all your resources are in the end the gift of God.
  22. Jesus did not abandon us despite all his own suffering. Do you think he would abandon you now in the midst of yours?
  23. Lack of cultural awareness leads to distorted Christian living.
  24. Condemning others while also excusing ourselves is what allows us to hang onto both our self-righteousness AND our sin.
  25. The number one lie Satan tells us is that we can prove ourselves.
  26. “To be loved but not known is superficial. To be known and not loved is our great fear — but to be known and loved, that transforms you.” – @timkellernyc
  27. Our beliefs are formed not only through reason and argument but also through social conditioning. The only way, therefore, to be as thoughtful, balanced, and unprejudiced as possible is to be highly aware of your cultural biases. Are you aware where your beliefs come from?
  28. The more you see your own flaws and sins, the more precious, electrifying, and amazing God’s grace appears to you.
  29. Jesus came not to accrue power. He came to give power up.

Working.Org :- Studs Terkel, Alan Saks, & Ai-jen Poo

Working.Org

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Quotes

Studs Terkel

 

Stories

Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Wikipedia

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Ai-jen Poo (Chinese: 蒲艾真; pinyin: Pú Àizhēn, pronounced / ˌaɪ d͡ʒn puː/) (born 1974) is an American activist. She is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

She is also the co-director of Caring Across Generations, a national coalition of 200 advocacy organizations working to transform the long-term care system in the US, with a focus on the needs of aging Americans, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.

She is a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award.

In February 2015, The New Press released her book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

 

Story

On any given day you could walk into any neighborhood, look around at the houses and apartments, and not know which homes are also workplaces.  On the other side of these doors, there is a quiet army of mostly women – often women of color – working. Their work is skilled and emotional, difficult and rewarding, critical and yet invincible.

They care for our children, ensuring that they receive attention and nurturing during some of the most formative years of their development.  They support people with disabilities to live full, independent lives.  And, they enable our aging loved ones to live in their communities, aging at home on their own terms, even as they are more frail.  This growing workforce of Professional caregivers makes all other work possible, yet their work exists just below the threshold of our public policy and popular imagination.  It is ever-present and still invisible.

This invisibility has defined domestic work for as long as anyone can remember, and more of us are becoming part of the story.  Our cultural notion of productivity and value is associated with a time in history when we produced more things we could touch. 

Today, much of our workforce produces services.  We cook, serve, and deliver dinner.  We drive people to work.  We keep people healthy.  We help people find new clothes.  We assist.  We care.  Harder to hold than the goods of old, we produce time, health information, and peace of mind for other people.

Yet somehow in our human service-driven economy our very humanity is invisible.  Our contributors have become less visible and our work less valuable.  We serve more and connect less.  What we have left is a few winners and too many losers locked in a profound battle over the dignity and value of work itself.  How could so many of us be worth so little.

But, the story does not end here.  Each day, each moment, is a beginning.  At any point, we can choose to see one another.  You who drive the bus – I see you.  You who checks me in for my flight – good morning.  You who rises before the sun to brew coffee for me and thousands of others on the way to work – thank you.  You who helps children cross the street – thankful for you.  We see one another, and we realize we need each other.  We awaken to to the possibility that it is humankind – you and I – whose work makes this world. We can remake it again and again.  We can decide that all work has dignity – beginning with the least visible among us; all life has value – and become fully human in the process.

Colicchie – Rapping about LIFE

 

BIO

genius.com/artists/Colicchie
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Chas “Colicchie” Smith is a little known rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Hip Hop is his life and you can tell by the lyrical content and substance in his songs, which allowed him to go out his numerous periods using drugs (he had 6 overdoses, as he say in To Whom It may Concern)

 

Video

  1. Colicchie – Come Back Home
    • Colicchie – Come Back Home with lyrics
      Channel :- Colicchie
      Published On :- 2015-June-26th
      Link
  2. Colicchie – To Whom It May Concern
    • To Whom it may concern – Part 3
      Channel :- Colicchie
      Published On :- 2016-Jan-26th
      Link
    • To Whom it may concern – Part 1
      Channel :- Colicchie
      Published On :- 2012-Dec-5th
      Link
  3. Drug Addiction
    Channel :- Colicchie
    Published On :- 2017-Sept-19th
    Link
  4. My own thoughts
    Channel :- Colicchie
    Published On :- 2016-April-2nd
    Link
  5. Pursuit of Loneliness
    Channel :- Colicchie
    Published On :- 2016-April-2nd
    Link

 

Lyrics

Come Back Home

 

I know it has been a while since we spoke
But I can see it in your face that you’re spiritually broke
I know you are modest and you don’t like to boast
but I always see you fighting and you never give up hope
you’ll be yourself again it’s gonna take a while
I know you are not happy you don’t gotta fake a smile

You use to be the best son to your mother
now you are stuck feeling sorry for yourself, under the covers
Be yourself with me, that’s all that I am asking you
I want you back, want you healthy want you laughing too
So when you’re feeling down and out with them shattered views
be a man, just do everything you have to do

You need to stop all them suicidal thoughts
and when you are going crazy, it is vital that you talk

I wish that you could see, everything that I see in you
It’s something special, and I wish you would believe it too

It is hard to pray when you are resentful at God, so odd
thinking you are in charge, but is really just a mirage
Barricaded, but I see you ‘re shoving hard
and if you fuck her, it will not cover them scars

Listen you seem distant from everything that you are going through
One of the strongest people that I ever met is you
You gotta pick yourself up and never turn back
everybody makes mistakes I hope you have learned that

 

It is rough praying to the same God that you blame
And, when it is time to go, God will find it suitable
Until then it is one foot in front of the other

 

You are going down south to get your head straight
Focus on improvement as you are cutting off the dead weight

and that stuff you are dealing with that’s slowing killing you inside

 

you got to move forward just be willing to try
You gotta find gratitude, you’re breathing, still alive
Yea, I know, you wanted to die just last month
the fuel was on the fire pulling triggers on gas pumps
So come back better, show everyone it’s a new you
you can do anything in this world that you choose to
This camouflaged agony’s really what we just call life
Trust me, I promise you, everything will be alright
You never let me down, and now I need a friend
I miss you Chas, and I’m praying that we meet again

Colicchie – To Whom It May Concern

Colicchie – To Whom It May Concern – Part 3

I am rapping about my life to whom it may concern

Denzel Washington

 

Videos

  1. Put God First – Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech
    In delivering the commencement speech at Dillard University, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington told the college graduates to put God first in everything they do, adding that everything he has accomplished in this life was due to the grace of God.
    Channel :- Above Inspiration
    Published On :- 2017-Oct-26th
    Link
  2. Garth Brooks gushes over latest Denzel Washington movie
    The two-time Oscar winner discusses his role in the new film “‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.” and talks with Garth Brooks about the powerful message it conveys.
    Channel :- Good Morning America
    Published On :- 2017-Oct-20th
    Link

 

Indepth

Put God First – Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech

  1. Put God first
    • Put God first
    • Put God first in everything you do
    • Everything
      • Everything you see in me
      • Everything you think you love in me
      • Everything you think I have accomplished
      • Everything you think I have
        • And, if I have a few things
      • I have, because I have because of the grace of God
    • 40 years ago today
      • March 27th, 1975
      • Just this past March, I was flunking out of college with a 1.7 ( out of 4.0 GPA )
      • I hope none of you can relate
    • Word of Prophecy
      • I was sitting in my mother’s beauty parlor
      • And, there was a lady under the dryer and every time she looked up, I looked up, and she was looking at me
      • And, finally she said, I have a prophecy for you
      • She said give me a pencil, I have a prophecy
        • Boy you are gonna travel the world and speak to millions of people
        • Mind you, I was dropping out of college
        • I was thinking of joining the Army, I did not know what I was gonna do, and she is telling me I am going to speak to millions of people
        • And, I have travelled the world, and spoken to millions of people
      • But, the most important thing
        • is what she told me, what she taught me, has stayed with me since
        • I have being protected, I have been directed, I have been corrected
        • I have kept God in my life and it has kept me humble
        • I did not always stick with him, but he stuck with me
        • So stick with him in everything you do
        • If you think you want to do what I have done, then do what I have done
  2.  Fail Big
    • Dreams without goals are just dreams
      • Have dreams, but have goals
      • Without goals they fume disappointments
    • In order to accomplish goals, you must apply discipline and consistency
    • Working really hard is what successful people do
    • In this text, tweet, tweek filled world, you have to pay more attention
      • Just because you are doing a lot more, does not mean you are getting more done
      • Don’t continue movement with progress
  3. You will never see a UHAUL behind a Hearse
    • I don’t care how much money you make, you can’t take it with you
    • I don’t care how much you have, it is what you do with what you have
    • We all have different talents
    • The most selfish you can do in this world is help someone else
      • Why is it selfish
        • Because of the gratification
        • The goodness that comes to you
        • The good feeling that I get from helping others
        • It is the Joy
        • That is where the joy it is
        • That is where the success is
  4. Finally,  I pray that you place your slippers right under the mattress
    • So that when you wake up in the morning you have to get on your knees to reach them
    • While you are down there, you stay thank you
    • Thank You
      • Thank you for Grace
      • Thank you for Mercy
      • Thank you for Understanding
      • Thank you for Wisdom
      • Thank you for Parents
      • Thank you for Humility
      • Thank you for Prosperity
    • True desire in your Heart is God’s calling that it is already yours
      • Anything you want good, you can have
      • Claim it
      • Reach back and pull someone else up
      • Don’t inspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference

Garth Brooks gushes over latest Denzel Washington movie

  1. Garth Brooks
    • The conversation me and my wife had after watching the movie
      • We think we understand each other
      • I do not understand what goes on in your life, just like you do not understand what goes in mine
      • But, we make all of our arguments based on the fact that we think we do
      • But, it is the tolerance that he speaks of, that forgiveness
      • That second to think, before you strike back is everything
    • The thing we are going to use from now on…
      • Drowning in the Shallow End
    • Love everything you do

 

Mark, Laura, Jay, Malea Tatum

 

  1. Mark, Laura, Jay, Malea Tatum
    • The Day I met my Daughter | Thailand Adoption
      Channel :- Laura Tatum
      Date Published :- 2017-May-8th
      Link
    • That’s not my daughter!! | EYES OF AN ORPHAN
      Channel :- Laura Tatum
      Date Published :- 2017-May-8th
      Link
    • Meet our daughter!! | Adoption Miracle
      Channel :- Laura Tatum
      Date Published :- 2017-May-30th
      Link
    • Amazing Adoption Update!
    • Channel :- Laura Tatum
      Date Published :- 2017-Oct-10th
      Link

Aditya Chakrabortty :- I’m Bengali and I’m black

Background

As I was reviewing links clicked on our blog, saw that someone clicked on one that leads to Aditya Chakrabortty.

His posting is titled “I’m Bengali and I’m black – in the same way that my parents were”.

BTW, the actual post that references Aditya Chakrabortty is one by Safy-Hallan Farah.  Ms. Farah’s post is here.

Ms. Farah’s post, published on Feminist Wire, is dated 2013-April-3rd.

 

I am Bengali and I ‘m black

 

Before I was Asian, I was black. No, I haven’t since undergone some Jacko-style operation, or doused myself in Fair & Lovely. Rather, black was one of the terms my family and I used to describe ourselves.

I grew up in 80s London, which still echoed with the Anti-Nazi League’s chant of “We are black, we are white, together we are dynamite”. At her primary school, my sari-wearing mother was a member of the local NUT black teachers’ caucus. As late as university in the mid-90s, I was handed a black prospectus, featuring action shots of a Punjabi pointing at a noticeboard (sadly, this was to prove an all-too-accurate guide to student entz).

 

Discussing that period, those terms and the politics with which they were freighted, feels like remembering the era before email: so recent, so different. True, my mother’s old union branch still runs its black teachers section for “all teachers who face racism”. But the notion that someone of my background growing up today would refer to themselves as black is, frankly, fantastical.

Now you are black, or you are Asian – a categorical wall has been put up. And on either side of that wall other divisions are hurriedly being erected: you are a Gujarati Hindu from Leicester; he is a Bangladeshi Muslim from Whitechapel; they are Nigerian Christians from Lewisham. And so endlessly on, until you end up with what a sprawl of what A Sivanadan terms “cultural enclaves and feuding nationalisms”.

Isn’t this just the inevitable flowering of minor differences in an ever more diverse society? Quite the opposite. “Black” and “Asian” identities are just as badly bolted together as anything else. Take that cosy, cliched history of black Britain that begins with the Pathe newsreel of Empire Windrush docking at Tilbury. On which decks would have been the arrivals from Nairobi or Accra? Similarly Britain’s black history month, which ends today, takes its lead from the US – where the celebration began in 1926. But despite being an “Asian”, I might have as much in common with a black Trinidadian Hindu whose ancestors came from Uttar Pradesh as with a “fellow-Asian” whose parents hail from Multan, via Luton.

When someone like my late father responded to the term “black”, it was not because he’d forgotten his Tagore, or the films of Satyajit Ray. He carried that history with greater care and affection than those who today boast of their Bengali-ness. But “black” wasn’t about pigment or some flatpack identity. It was primarily a political term, borne of a recognition among those who’d recently arrived in Britain that they faced obstacles in common and would try and beat them together. One wore “black” not instead of “Jamaican” or “Sikh” but alongside all those other labels of cultural and historical identity, as an anti-racist affiliation.

Our parents were black because when they tried to get digs, they’d all see those signs saying “No black, no Irish, no dogs”. They were black because they’d all struggle to get the jobs, the pay and the promotions they deserved. And they were black because they all faced racial abuse and violence.

Of course, one could be black and Indian; one inevitably was black and leftwing. In his new book Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider, Satnam Virdee charts how groups such as the Indian Workers Association, or Jayaben Desai and the heroic women strikers at the Grunwick film processing plant, were constantly building alliances with others on the left, whether in the trade unions or the Socialist Workers party.

Contrast that with what we have now: a host of ethnic identities all competing with one another for recognition and government funding for their own pet projects – not on the grounds of what they do but on who they claim to represent. This has been encouraged by Whitehall – which doled out money to the Muslim Council of Britain in the name of preventing terrorism. And it has certainly been fuelled by local councils. In his book The End of Tolerance, Arun Kundnani notes how throughout the 80s, Bradford city council encouraged and funded local mosques to group together and “provide an alternative voice” for Muslims in the area. The hope was “they would become allies in a process of absorbing opposition, at the expense of the younger militants”. It goes without saying that the “militants” were aggressively secular.

This move has bestowed power and money on certain figures within these ethnic communities – but it has also enabled successive governments to pretend that racism is no longer the problem. Instead, if you can’t get on in today’s Britain today, it’s because of some cultural factors that you and your community really need to sort out, pronto. This is the same sleight of hand that you see in discussions of sex and class, too: covering up the systemic issues and pretending that the problems can be solved by the individual. Lovely women: lean in! Oi, proles: get off Benefits Street! And you Bangladeshis: shave off those beards! Don’t worry about whether the game is rigged, or the rules are wrong: just play up.

Where this ends up is with David Cameron, that community leader for Old Etonians, speechifying in Munich about “state multiculturalism”. “When a white person holds racist views, we rightly condemn them,” said the prime minister who put on London streets vans reading “Go Home”. “But when equally unacceptable views or practices come from some who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious, frankly, even fearful, to stand up to them.”

Except that racism hasn’t gone away. It may have got more nuanced, as you’d expect over time. But in work, it still pays to be a white man. On the streets, the police in England and Wales record over 100 racist “incidents” every day, and the Institute of Race Relations has tallied up 106 racial murders between 1993 and 2013. Meanwhile, to be black or Asian is to be far more likely to be stopped and searched – up to 29 times more likely in the West Midlands.

The obstacles remain, racism is still with us. Even after decades of fixating on our differences, ethnic minorities in this country are bound together by many of the same injustices and frustrations. My identity comes in many parts: Bengali, Londoner and the rest. But I am also black, in the same way my parents were. And if you feel the pinch of the same constraints, you’re black too.

 

Other Works

Videos

  1. YouTube
    • Aditya Chakrabortty on the ‘bubble mentality’ in financial journalism
      Aditya Chakrabortty from the Guardian talks to Transforming Management at Manchester Business School about the silo mentality that occurs in financial journalism.
      Channel :- Alliance Manchester Business School
      Published On :- 2011-August-4th
      Link

 

Summary

In a world constantly forcing binary choices on each of us, it is refreshing to have an author offer more than 1, albeit 2 in this case.

Holiday Gift Cards

Angel Tree

Each year at the Fellowship in which I worship we buy gifts for children of “Shut in Parents”.

This particular social fabric is called Angel Tree.

 

Congregants

For Year 2017, we have a lot more Angels requesting gift certificates.

After looking for actual gifts on the tree, many congregants smugly walked away empty handed.

I was able to make facial contact with some of them as they haplessly complained of not having actual gifts to choose from.

 

Yours Truly

I have yet to bring myself to confide to our congregants.

But, yours truly is the source of their consternation.

I was too quick to bail out many grandparents as they were lost as to which gifts their grandchildren will prefer over the other.

I asked one of my fellow co-coordinators, GP, as to how he was able to place so many actual gift requests on the tree.

He said he pushed the guardian to come up with an actual gift and did not allow them the escapism of a gift card.

 

Why Actual Gifts

The congregants offered resounding reasons for the ire.

As in most faith communities, our congregants are mostly women; and even more so when it comes to actual involvement in outreach programs.

While men are quick to take the easy, straightforward road to satisfaction, women often take the long, winded more intimate scenic back roads.

Women want to know the Children names, their gender, ages, and actual desires.

They match their pick of children to their children’s gender and age.

They involve their children in thinking & choosing the gifts, packaging and delivering it.

 

Each Sunday

Each of these last two Sundays I have weighed my euphoria from quickly jotting down Gift Certificates for the entire family line against the emptiness felt by each congregant as they leafed through each gift request.

I feigned for collaborative thoughts.

 

Last Sunday

Last Sunday, Ms. Ruby, the Church’s founding Pastor’s wife, came up to me and said that she has done this for 20 years and that I am not going to deny her this year.

She said to make sure “to get it right, as it is not the same if she misses out on what she is supposed to participate in“.

 

More Angels

Aside from my blunder, all our allotted Angels have been picked.

And, finally this evening I took the time to email Vivian and asked if she has more Angels.

She said Yes.

A batch in our state and a bigger batch the State North of us.

She explained that because of the distance, it will likely have to be Gift Certificates or Amazon Prime.

 

God’s Moment

I asked her to please call me, and she obliged.

She explained to me that these days, gifts cards are OK especially for teenagers.

That is, as long, as some requirements are met.

As she explained everything I knew it was a God Moment.

having my feet washed out and having twinkles placed in.

 

Vivian

Here is a lady I am speaking to for the very first time in my life.

And, she is sharing with me the precaution we should take to measure the veracity of the relationship between the shut in and the ones we are trying to serve in his absenteeism.

Understanding that our Church’s resource is limited and has to be carefully disbursed, we have to be constrained in our financial obligations; yet unrestrained once we establish the actuality of the relationship.

Furthermore, she highlighted the difference between Churches.  There are some that just want to get into the homes and are more loose in their qualification process.

 

Little Spaces

It is like him to show up in the little spaces of our lives.

A father and a Husband.

Broad shouldered to carry the fainting and keep those inside in.

Yet secure enough to disappear as the wanderer makes his way in.

 

Scripture

  1. Prayer for the disciples
    So that they may be one as We are one.
    During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me.
    I guarded them so that not one was lost
    ( John 17:11-12 )
  2. Out of my/his hand
    No one can snatch them out of My hand.
    My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all.
    No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand.…
    ( John 10:28-29 )
  3. The Sheep and the Goats
    …For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat,
    I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink,
    I was a stranger and you did not take Me in,
    I was naked and you did not clothe Me,
    I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.
    And they too will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?…
    ( John 25:42-44 )
  4. Unto Me
    Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
    Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
    ( John 25:45 )

 

Primary Responsibility

Though, I swore to keep my public discord separate from my private affairs.

I have to dedicate this to Sade, my sweetest Taboo.

What a shame that I have to steal from Def; but “Truly, without her, nothing works“.

Each of us has things we want to do, but when our primary responsibility is unprovided for, we are monrose and unhinged.

And, so this is for and to her, and all she does to make sure we are together in Spirit and in Truth.

When things are not right, we quickly come together to structure it before him, he who is able

 

Words

Many of the children are been shepherded by their Aging grandmother.

It is embarrassingly agonizing that God continue to have no one else, but grandparents to care for these young ones.

  1. Angelina Grimké  (1805-1879)
    • I know you do not make the laws, but I also know that you are the wives and mothers, the sisters and daughters, of those who do
  2. Mary McLeod Bethune
    • For I am my mother’s daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth
  3. Cindy Sheehan
    • “I am going to take whatever I have left and go home,” she wrote. “I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost.
  4. Bob Dylan
    • My daddy [once said], ‘Son, it is possible to become so defiled in this world that your mother and father will abandon you. And, if that happens, God will always believe in your ability to mend your ways
  5. Barack Obama
    • He was raised literally and metaphorically offshore, in Indonesia by his white mother and in Hawaii by his white grandparents. He is very much an American but tends to view the incongruities of politics with the distancing eye of an outsider
  6. Danish Proverb
    • A rich child often sits in a poor mother’s lap
  7. Jim McGreevey
    • One of the most contentious issues in the divorce is what the child should be exposed to. Her mother made McGreevey and his partner take down a nude photograph in their home, contends that Jacqueline should not be allowed to sleep in her father’s bed, and says that the girl should not be allowed to receive communion in the Episcopal Church because she is being raised a Roman Catholic. At the hearing, the judge said the girl would not be permitted to sleep in the same bed with anyone except her mother or father.
  8. Denzel Washington
    • My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back
  9. Hagar & Ishmael
    • And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow. He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt. ( Genesis 21:20-21 )
  10. Saint Augustine – Ancient Roman Christian Theologian and Bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430)
    • He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.
  11. George Michael
    • I was pretty depressed about my mother’s death. I was as down as I’ve ever been. It was even worse than when my lover died. I found it hard to cope.
  12. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
    • Unless life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile
  13. Robin Morgan
    • We are each precious, unique, necessary. We are strengthened and blessed and relieved at not having to be all the same. We are the daughters of longing. We are the mothers in labor
  14. King David
    • And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay with you, till I know what God will do for me.” And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. (1st Samuel 22:3-4 )
  15. Abraham Lincoln
    • “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” I will prepare and someday my chance will come. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Whatever you are, be a good one. I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother. I walk slowly, but I never walk backward
  16. Haniel Long
    • For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?

Listening

Listening to the song I first heard today when I went by CVS for snacks ….

Train – Marry Me
Link

Something about …

Forget the world now we won’t let them see
But there’s one thing left to do

If I ever get the nerve to say
Hello in this cafe

You wear white and I’ll wear out the words I love you

Now that the wait is over
And love and has finally shown her my way