Joyce Cooling’s “Callie”

On a roll “Callie”- Joyce Cooling, a west coast wonder.

 

 

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The Deal- Jesus Knows

A Sunday Moment

You know God has a way of speaking to you through His Son Jesus Christ. It's Powerful!!! When you're sick Jesus Knows! When you need a friend Jesus Knows! When you're on your last leg…..Guess What? Jesus Knows! When you need Devine Healing Guess What? Jesus Heals you! When you need a Friend, You got a friend, Oh what a Friend we have in Jesus! When you need comfort, Jesus Knows! Even right here right now, If you have a need, I'm here to tell you Jesus Knows!

You need a battle fought at work, Jesus knows! Get down on your knees right now and bless the Lord and our Lord Savior Jesus Christ and I guarantee you he will rescue you from your circumstance. Do You Know Him? If Not introduce yourself to Him Right Here, Right Now. Asked Him to come into your life for eternity, right Here, Right Now! Know Him and He will KNOW YOU! He Knows, and don't forget this….By His Stripes (39 stripes He received) we are healed!

God is Good and Jesus is LORD!

 

 

Make a list of Things To Do Each Day- Your To Do List

This is a timeless suggestion that I have used throughout my career. Write down each day important tasks that you need to complete. This keeps you focused and on point to complete your tasks. It will also keepyou efficient and ensure that you will never forget anything on your to do list

No matter how old you are, whether you are a retiree, or you just started a career, or you are simply at home and have a lot of tasks to complete, make a list. You'll be glad you did.

 

The Deal- God’s Word on Racism

You know God despises prejudice and racism. Yet we all have some form of bias and prejudice in our hearts. Here what the bible has to say.

FROM: GotQuestions.org

Question: “What does the Bible say about racism, prejudice, and discrimination?”

Answer: The first thing to understand in this discussion is that there is only one race—the human race. Caucasians, Africans, Asians, Indians, Arabs, and Jews are not different races. Rather, they are different ethnicities of the human race. All human beings have the same physical characteristics (with minor variations, of course). More importantly, all human beings are created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27). God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus to lay down His life for us (John3:16). The “world” obviously includes all ethnic groups.


God does not show partiality or favoritism (Deuteronomy10:17; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9), and neither should we. James 2:4 describes those who discriminate as “judges with evil thoughts.” Instead, we are to love our neighbors as ourselves (James 2:8). In the Old Testament, God divided humanity into two “racial” groups: Jews and Gentiles. God’s intent was for the Jews to be a kingdom of priests, ministering to the Gentile nations. Instead, for the most part, the Jews became proud of their status and despised the Gentiles. Jesus Christ put an end to this, destroying the dividing wall of hostility (Ephesians2:14). All forms of racism, prejudice, and discrimination are affronts to the work of Christ on the cross.


Jesus commands us to love one another as He loves us (John 13:34). If God is impartial and loves us with impartiality, then we need to love others with that same high standard. Jesus teaches in Matthew 25 that whatever we do to the least of His brothers, we do to Him. If we treat a person with contempt, we are mistreating a person created in God’s image; we are hurting somebody whom God loves and for whom Jesus died.


Racism, in varying forms and to various degrees, has been a plague on humanity for thousands of years. Brothers and sisters of all ethnicities, this should not be. Victims of racism, prejudice, and discrimination need to forgive. Ephesians 4:32 declares, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Racists may not deserve your forgiveness, but we deserved God’s forgiveness far less. Those who practice racism, prejudice, and discrimination need to repent. “Present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God” (Romans 6:13). May Galatians 3:28 be completely realized, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Qualities of Our Best Presidents

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This is a good time to reflect on those qualities that we consider admirable in a Presidential candidate. These are qualities that stand the test of time. Throughout American history, presidents have faced many challenges that have over time defined their legacy. For some the legacy improved over time. For others their presidency proved to be more disastrous than previously stated. What are the qualities that define a good president? This is a quite subjective opinion, but these are my thoughts on what a good president should be about.

Demonstrate willingness to serve-

Presidents should have a commitment to service and there should be no conjecture here. This should be readily apparent when one reviews a President’s life, what did they do in service to others? What pet programs did they champion and what political offices did they previously hold? John F. Kennedy, Demonstrated a willingness to serve early on…

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Republican Presidents Have A History of Overseeing Economic Disaster

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Let’s call it what it is. Sleazy Republicans! They know they lie and they tell you to your face that they are liars. Admittedly the lipstick thing is a total fabrication by the Republicans. They are all talk, propaganda, and rhetoric. Republicans are empty suits. They can’t discuss issues because they don’t stand for anything of substance. Ask a Republican what they will do for you and you get generalities. No taxes, less government, etc. They have the same tired message and it is a recipe for disaster.

All one has to do is look at the Republican Presidential administrations since the 1920’s. Calvin Coolidge oversaw  prohibition and gangsters literally hijacking the country. Soon after  his Republican counterpart was elected, Herbert Hoover,  we saw the absolute worst depression in American history.   America was virtually destitute.    It took a Democrat, Franklin Roosevelt, to get America out of the most enormous economic…

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Growing Up In A Time Of Change

Great example of the tremendous change taking place in the South during The Butler years 1952-1986

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My father was an African Methodist Minister and in 1960 he was assigned to pastor St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I was six years old when we moved to Chattanooga. We lived in Chattanooga from November 1960 to November of 1965. These were very volatile years. Historic years in terms of change and perhaps the most exciting time in 20th century if you were not only an African-American, but an American. In November 1965, My father was assigned as Pastor of Asbury Chapel AME Church in Louisville, Kentucky. I was able to see the world of segregation in Chattanooga and to see a totally different picture of open housing, white flight from neighborhoods, and open enrollment schooling in Louisville, Kentucky. Two contrasting situations. It was literally a tale of two cities.

I grew up as a child in the black church, specifically during the civil rights…

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