The mind is an army of soldiers to prevent these barriers, these lips, from breaking. All to protect the fortress - the heart.
No decorated soldier to decorate my shoulders
‘cause love’s lost
so many battles;
my mind’s war torn and forlorn.
But I feel entitled to having my chest adorned
‘cause my heart still bleeds purple;
my love is still royal.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8 NIV)
It is becoming increasingly hard to focus on these things. They don’t seem to exist. The world is so corrupt, so vile, and so immoral, in the seen and unseen, that all the good seems to be consumed. Nothing to the front, to the side, or behind us is good.
The only “thing” that holds the characteristics spoken in Phillipians, untainted by the world, that we can look to is up above…
And while people would find it a nuisance to look up while they walk forward — as much as people long to see what they are walking into — now is the time, more than ever to put our trust in God, and allow Him to order our steps.
In God we trust…
I Am Not Trayvon Martin
Nia Long had her first son at 30 and eleven years later, she had another one. She recently said something that resounded with me- it made my affirmations vision board.
‘The medical [profession] tries to tell every woman, ‘Have your babies before 40 because you shouldn’t have children after 40.’ Society tells us, ‘Get married before 30, because no man wants a woman after 30.’ You are not half the woman you’re gonna be until you turn 30. You’re not even half of that woman yet. So I think if we’d just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes’
That set me FREE, I love her for that!!
New video has surfaced which shows Richmond Fields police arresting a 29-year-old woman at a hospital for trespassing and later dragging her into a jail cell, where she would eventually die. The woman, Anna Brown, had pleaded with officials at the hospital, telling them she was in extreme pain and was unable to stand. The video, which was obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, shows Brown in a wheelchair, refusing to leave the hospital, St. Mary’s Health Center.
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