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Psalm 8

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My Godde and everyone’s Godde, There is none like You; Your glory surpasses all. The weak of mouth shout Your name, They praise You as they can. And this weakens Your enemies. The strongest enemy cannot stand up to Your strength. When I gaze upon the stars, The moons, The constellations; I consider that all come from You. What is so great about humankind? Why do you care about us? Why not give up? Yet, we are still one of Your greatest creations And one day we will share Your glory. You have even given us the birds, beasts, and fish on Earth. We must care for them like You care for us. Perhaps they ask the same questions! (The pics are courtesy of http://nationalgeographic.com ) *********************** This is one of my favorite recreations so far. It's really, just one of my favorite psalms, period. To read the original, go to http://biblegateway.com

You Don't Have to Change At All...

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I am feeling a bit sad this evening and although this video is cheery, I'm afraid it's not helping much. This video is from "Free to Be, You and Me" and features a young Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack singing the song, "When We Grow Up." The movie, music, and book influenced my life in ways that I cannot even begin to appreciate. Oh, Michael, when Flack sings, "You don't have to change at all," I think she meant it... Aside from all the news about Michael Jackson's death everywhere, I am struggling right now for a whole variety of reasons. #1-I thought I was going to have an interview with the executive director of NAMI today. I had a telephone interview with him Wednesday and he said that I might get an email about scheduling an interview for Friday and he even asked me what time of day would be good for me and then he never called or emailed. I sent him an email Thursday night, but received no response. I am crushed. I really long f

Rich in Golden Summer Squash

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Wednesday night I made a simple, yet scrumptious dinner using squash from my mom's own organic garden. Wonderful! All I did was cut it up, Cover it with Ken's Lemon Pepper Marinade, Sautee it, Add noodles, and parmesean cheese, and voila! Done! And my stomach was full and happy!

Psalm 7

I set my case before You, O Godde- I trust in You. Do not stand aside while Wild beasts tear at my soul. But deliver me into Your hands, For I trust in You. If I have killed another, If I have lied, If I am filled with evil, Then condemn me like all the others. Judge me, Godde- Then judge my enemies; I know their trouble should fall back on them. Anyone who curses You or I curses themselves. I praise the Just Judge of the universe, Who delivers those falsely accused. ________________________________________ Ack! I am sorry that I have not been blogging regularly when I had been doing so well, but I have been really tired lately after work. Right now I feel metaphorically rich, though, because I have two days off of work in a row, so hopefully that will mean at least two days of posting in a row! lol As always when I post my psalms, if you want to compare it to the original, here's a link: http://www.biblegateway.com This one should work!

Making a Way out of No Way - a Womanist Theology"

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Today, which happens to be Thursday, June 11, my good friend Monica A. Coleman is going to be at Charis Books & More at 7:30pm delivering a discussion about her new book, "Making a Way out of No Way - a Womanist Theology." I have not read the book yet-I will after I finish my current-but I will go ahead and advise you to attend if you are in the area. I promise you will not be disappointed!! There is something you should know about Monica Coleman - she is smart. As in WOW! smart. As in, when she graduated from Harvard she was named one of the twenty-five “intellectual elite” of her graduating class. And yet, I know firsthand from talking with her that the words she uses are easily understood. Coleman is not someone who wants to sit aloft on her intellectual pedestal, but instead wants to spread her message to all. Karen Baker-Fletcher, Ph.D. Professor of Systematic Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, says this about Coleman's bo

Read Psalm 6 and then Go Visit Femi-Nation!

O Holy One, I know I am weak, But please do not scold me in your hot anger. My body and soul are so weak, Godde, But do not punish me. Return, Holy One, to me! Remember that I cannot praise You In the depths of Hell; And I want to praise You! I am weak with crying, and Groaning, and Moaning for You, Day and night, O Godde. Remember me as I remember You! O Holy One, I know You remember me! Let my enemies become weaker than I, And I become stronger in You. ****************************************** If you want to compare it to the original, go to: http://ebible.org/bible/Psalms.htm I don't know why the link isn't working, so just copy and paste. I had a great day and now I must go to bed, but before I do, let me briefly promote my new blog, "Femi-Nation." It's a blog meant to foster inclusive, feminist community and anybody can post as long as it is about marginalized voices and promoting sisterhood. People can also submit their own artwork (which includes r

Nervous and Excited

Minutes ago, I emailed my resume and cover letter to a NAMI member about a new job as Executive Assistant to NAMI GA. I really, really, really, really hope I get a response soon. I really hope I get hired. Really! I like my job at Sears alright, but it does not give me enough time to work on my activism or my blog or my church or my music or my friends and family. The job just does not fully satisfy me as a job in any way, including monetarily. So people can gain an even better understanding of what I want to accomplish, I have posted parts of my cover letter below. Happy reading! _______________________________ To a Mental Health Non-Profit in GA Who is Currently Hiring: As someone who works for commission at a Sears Outlet and so has to approach customers and give speeches daily, I am adept at public speaking and even enjoy it. I am also currently called, “the computer whiz,” at my work by my boss and am the first one called to complete projects that involve using the intern

This is Why I Support Obama as President!

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My dad doesn't like the way our president handles the economy and to be honest, I'm not so hot about the way he does either. But as a bisexual, I've got to say that I care more about my rights than my pocket and this is why I salute you, President Barack Obama. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 1, 2009 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans. LGBT Americans have made, and

Go Check Out HealthyPlace.com

I received an email about a website that sounds like a wonderful resource and I wanted to share what it's promoting this week. Take a look!******* Recovering From An Eating Disorder SOARING numbers of young girls are being treated in hospitals for eating disorders. A new report shows cases of bulimia and anorexia among girls under 18 have leapt by 47 percent from 2004 to 2008. In the UK, there has also been a 25 per cent rise in girls UNDER NINE being treated for eating disorders. Recovery from an eating disorder is no walk in the park, which is why so many people suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or compulsive overeating never make it to the other side of recovery. Eating Disorders treatment specialist, Joanna Poppink, MFT, has been treating eating disorder patients for over 20 years. Her website, Triumphant Journey: A Cyberguide To Stop Overeating and Recover from Eating Disorders, is in the HealthyPlace.com Eating Disorders Community. In three new articles,

Psalm #5

Listen. Consider. Act. My Commander and my Godde, It is to you I pray. With the morning birds, I will pray. Within dawn’s haze, I will pray- And I will see you in the morning. I trust with rejoicing. I love with joy. Let all who trust in LOVE SUPREME rejoice! If you want to compare my version with the original, you can find the original here: http://ebible.org/bible/Psalms.htm