Morning Thoughts 5-24-14

I always want to write but never quite know where to start. A friend advised me to just start writing – any and everything that came to mind.

Quite frankly, what’s been on my mind as of late is this issue in Nigeria #BringBackOurDaughters. It boggles my mind that over 250 young women and girls could be abducted the way they were in this day and age. I’ve also started to watch the show Game of Thrones and it reminds me of something that could happen in that show and not in real life. Why is this still an issue? Why are human beings so violent? Why does it seem that every new series, movie and television show begs the answer to the question: Is man destined to destroy himself?

As I sit here, sipping my coffee and pondering this question, I thank God for the hope I have in Jesus Christ. Being inundated with horrible news stories and minute after minute accounts of murder, rape, and plunder (again – are we in Medieval Times?) it’s so easy to become disheartened and even depressed.

I just opened my email and received a Mashable article about “10 Wildlife Adventures You Have To See Before They Go Extinct.” Why is that even happening?

No one cares enough to do what seriously needs to be done. There is too much red tape in this day and age. We have red taped ourselves into a Global Warming crisis. No matter what we do now we can’t reverse this. Why aren’t there protests in the street? We have effectively killed our planet. This makes me so sad. This is why we (human beings) can’t have nice things. We destroy things. Why? The evil that is running rampant in the world. You may not believe what I believe but this is my explanation for all the strife, anger and violence in the world. The enemy is here. Polluting minds with greed, envy and lusts. I took Josh to see X-Men yesterday and before the movie came on a full trailer for the movie “SEX TAPE” was shown. The premise of the movie depicts a couple who’s sex life has gone south and they try to spice it up with making a sex tape that inadvertently gets sent out to all of their friends and family and they go through great lengths to get it back. But why did my 11 year old son need to see that? SEX has been become so perverse. Nothing sacred about it at all anymore. Kind of like in the Game of Thrones… I would like to point out here what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. These cities had come to the height of sin, if it can even be measured. What’s described in the bible is taking place now. How soon can we anticipate God’s literal interference? Soon. Will you be ready?

I do want to point out that I absolutely have hope and faith in God imparting His Spirit into man’s heart and making him new.

What do you think?

 

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Click! Take a Pic!

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During my Lenten fast I have been reluctant to take pictures of myself. I don’t know why…I guess I’ve just been over myself. A reason why I’m not on instagram anymore. I think it can make you a bit obsessive with your appearance. So, I’m moving on from all of that…but once in a while is ok.

So, just a pic to say hey, hello, how are you?

1 Peter 3:3-4 NLT
Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

What are your thoughts on the million pics a day people take of themselves now? Share your thoughts below!

Come Get Your Role Models!

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“Your New Role Models” that’s what the newest cover of VIBE magazine says. It depicts “reality” stars on the front cover, scantily clad and oozing sex appeal.

Black women are already portrayed as having an attitude and being rude, catty and obnoxious. Reality TV shows such as the ones these “ladies” are on do nothing but add fuel to that stereotypical fire. I believe that anyone who has a large audience has some kind of responsibility to society to be a “good” role model.

But for half a million dollars I’m guessing standards can be shifted and morals hidden to make for “good tv.”  When is enough going to be enough? What won’t we be willing to do for money?

Why go to college and work hard when we can bare it all, act a fool and get paid near millions?

I know some friends who watch “reality tv” and I’m not here to judge. I just want to know what do we tell our daughters?  Nieces? Cousins? God-Daughters? It’s okay to watch and be entertained but you better not act like this?! It’s okay and funny when other people are fighting in clubs over men but you better not do it?! It’s okay to watch this in our home but don’t you dare act that way toward your sisters and friends!? We need to practice what we preach. WE are their greatest examples and role models.

It may seem like harmless fun but it has bigger implications than you may think.

What happened to the days when respect was better than attention?

Come get your role models…because I don’t want ’em!

Imma tell you why I’m mad, son!

Its about that time. Imma tell you why I’m mad, son! Our society sickens me. Don’t worry, Michelle O., I got this. I’m not proud to be an American. Why? Because of what our society condones. The smut on MTV and VH1 is our idea of entertainment!? Who’s “reality” is reality tv based on!? It was all fun and games in the beginning! I’ll admit to loving the Real World. Things just really got out of hand. The Real World……Jersey Shore. I see no positive growth. I see a steady climb of filth. I don’t let my son watch much tv. Why? What can he learn? Fist-pump and how to smoosh!? America: dumbing down one person at a time. Sigh…

If Housewives (not even married or with someone), Dirty Shore, and things like that float your boat: #NoShade But, if you have millions of 15-25 year olds thinking this is life and how you get down…Lord, help us beacuse they will inherit the Earth! Lord, it seems the last generation with sense was born in the 80’s. God bless us all.

Yours in true sadness,

Trinity