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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

How Do We Have Personal Strength and Power in today’s world?

Power is the ability to achieve Purpose

Power is the ability to affect Change.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King

“I think its also important to remember that Dr. King wasn’t just a theologian, poet and organizer.  That speech ended with these words:”  Quoted on Instagram by Brene Brown,

“Freedom is not some lavish dish that the power structure and the white forces imparted with making decisions will vountarily hand down on a silver platter while the Negro furnishes the appetite.  If we are going to have equality, if we are going to have adequate wages, we are going to have to struggle for it.”   Dr. Martin Luther King

Brene Brown who wrote about shame and perfectionism went on to say that “To me, social justice is about naming and dismantling the structures that deny power  to some while privileging others, and learning a new way of being where power is shared and infinite, not hoarded.”

Coincidentally this week, I have been reading Barach Obama’s book

    Dreams from My Father, A story of Race and Inheritance

Also I am reading a book by Nancy Iben called

    White Trash

The concept of family, social justice, slavery, and the lies that our American historians have told us as well as the whole concept of feelings that have been repressed, and the power that exists in all these complex relationships is a mind boggling concept. Being human is not easy.

Barach Obama talks about having met his Dad who was a Ph.D native from Kenya only once when he was ten years old and living with his grandparents in Hawaii, and how his father was most perfectionistic man, who was married quite a few times. Race and gender issues are dealt with bravely. Throughout the both books, there is this reference to self-esteem and identity. Barach Obama had a white mother whose parents were from the south but ended up living in Hawaii. His father was a native who lived and worked in Kenya.

Later as an adult, Barach Obama met some of his half brothers and sisters that lived in Kenya. Barach OBama had found out that power, as an organizer, was very much related in who you know, who was willing to get out and struggle and continue to try to raise awareness.

When he went to Kenya to visit his brothers, sisters, and hear the stories about his Dad, a number of the family had issues about his dad’s inheritance. As I read, I try to make sense of everyone’s relationship, and come away from it knowing that family is not easy. Racism is not easy. Sexism is not easy. Getting different religious groups to cooperate for the wellbeing of the community is not easy. Cooperating so to bring in new jobs and new employers is not easy. Not having roots as a black person has a huge impact.

My own family is not easy. I am from the South. My children are unimpressed. I love them. Yet judgments are made, and acted upon.

I will follow up with another essay about social justice. How do we hold the despair, victim, rescuer, perpetrator patterns, all the bad news of the day, and our own fear and all this unease in our relationships? It is a question that I am holding.




Home Office quotes Bible in asylum refusal letter  Channel 4 News

Officials took issue with his claim that he'd become a Christian because it was a peaceful religion. A rejection letter from the Home Office quoted violent ...



Australian Senator Blames Muslims For Christchurch Shooting, Quotes Bible To Justify His Point  The Inquisitr News

Australian senator Fraser Anning faces intense backlash after he suggested that the Christchurch mosque shooting, which left 49 people dead, should be ...



“Reading With a Queer Eye” brings a queer perspective to bible reading in Chapel Hill  The Daily Tar Heel

"Reading With a Queer Eye," a new Bible study series at Binkley Baptist Church, examines traditionally exclusionary Bible passages through a progressive lens.



Murkomen under fire for his latest remarks on a day that saw Uhuru's social media accounts deleted  PulseLive Kenya

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has come under heavy criticism for his remarks made on Friday, a day that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta differ ...



Pharrell Williams Quotes 1 Corinthians 13:11 During Oscars, Sparks Debate  Christianheadlines.com

Pharrell Williams sparked a social media discussion by wearing a camouflage-print jacket and matching shorts during his Oscars presentation Sunday night, but ...



The Bible: Recipe for Genocide or Junk Sculpture?  Dissident Voice

What exactly is the religious rationale for Israel as a Jewish state? Who better to ask than an America Jewish secular journalist. We can assume that makes our.



Favourite Bible passage gets overhaul as messages of hope resonate better on social media  The Telegraph

In the beginning - and for centuries that followed - God's sacrifice of Jesus to express his love on Earth was the most-adored Bible passage for many Christians.



Religion: Keeping the faith in a digital world  Waco Tribune-Herald

I am a digital immigrant. I was born into a world of rotary dial telephones and slide rules, cash registers that resembled slot machines, schools without air ...



‘The Volunteer’ zigzags through the aftermath of the Vietnam War  San Francisco Chronicle

Salvatore Scibona asks a lot of his readers. His 2008 debut novel. “The End.” required that they unpack complex, Faulknerian sentences…



The Trumpet SoundsTemptation  Portsmouth Daily Times

The Sirens were three mysterious women who, according to Homer's Odyssey, lived on an island. Whenever a ship passed by, they would stand on the clif.



Why church of satan, 'god' are against me - Daddy Freeze  Daily Post Nigeria

Popular on-air personality, Daddy Freeze, has revealed one reason the church of satan and the church of 'god' agreed against him. Recall that few days back.



Bill Tinsley: Digital faith  Holmes County Times Advertiser

I am a digital immigrant. I was born into a world of rotary dial telephones and slide rules, cash registers that resembled slot machines, schools without air ...



A Study on Church Leadership | Jack Wellman  Patheos

The character and effectiveness of any church is directly related to the quality of its leadership. Qualified Leadership The Bible stresses the importance of ...



Faith That Pleases God  times-advocate.com

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.



Spiritual dangers in a digital world  Times Record News

The world of virtual reality can undermine relationships in the real world robbing us of time, energy and emotional maturity.



Commentary: Francis Chan, bad Christianity, and why we must interact with those we disagree with  TheBlaze

Do we want to effect change or just receive validation?



Jexodus and Why the GOP Isn't Getting the Jewish Vote Anytime Soon  GQ

"Jexodus" has been hyped by Donald Trump and Fox & Friends. But it's unlikely this conservative gambit will move the Jewish vote away from the Democratic ...



Nancy Pelosi Keeps Quoting Her Favorite Bible Verse. The Mystery: It’s Not Actually in the Bible.  Slate

Nancy Pelosi addressed a gathering of presidents of Christian colleges this week in Washington, where she thanked the evangelical community for its ...



Vice President Mike Pence quotes Bible in response to being called 'Christian supremacist'  USA TODAY

Vice President Mike Pence turned to the Bible when asked recently what he makes of a new critical biography that calls him as a “Christian supremacist."



Nancy Pelosi loves to quote a Bible verse that isn't actually in the Bible at all  Business Insider

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a habit of quoting a line that she says is from the Bible but does not, in fact, appear anywhere in the holy text.



Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quotes the Bible in response to Sarah Sanders' take on climate change  Deseret News

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just went to Twitter war with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.



Was Thomas Kuhn Evil?  Scientific American

In 1972 Thomas Kuhn hurled an ashtray at Errol Morris. Already renowned for The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published a decade earlier, Kuhn was at ...



Evangelical pastor on bus tour contrasts Trump quotes with the Bible | TheHill  The Hill

Progressive evangelical pastor Doug Pagitt is touring the nation contrasting Trump campaign slogans against quotes from the Bible.



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes Three Bible Verses In Tweet About Climate Change  Faithwire

Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a self-described Democratic Socialist, turned to Scripture Wednesday in a tweet targeting the White ...



US attorney general quotes Bible to defend separating families  BBC News

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been criticised for citing Bible scripture to back up the Trump administration's immigration policy. At an event in Indiana, ...



Newsline for March 22, 2019  Church of the Brethren Newsline

NEWS 1) Housing allowance is upheld by appeals court 2) Faith, civil, and human rights groups join to urge official visit by UN independent expert to investigate ...



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes Bible When Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says to Leave It to God  WLS

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quoted the Bible after comments made by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on climate change. Sanders, an ...



Methodist pastor interrupts Sessions, quotes Bible, gets escorted out of room  AL.com

Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew criticism from a Methodist pastor for the administration's immigration policy.



Christian University Bans Ben Shapiro, Quotes Bible In Call For National Unity  Newsweek

Grand Canyon University quoted the New Testament of the Holy Bible in its rejection of the right-wing provocateur, as it stressed beliefs in unity and harmony ...



One of Pelosi's Favorite Bible Verses Is Nowhere in the Good Book  Newsmax

One of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is nowhere to be found in the good book, says one scholar, but that hasn't stopped Pelosi from using it to deliver her ...



20 Best Christmas Bible Verses for Cards for Christmas 2018 - Religious Holiday Card Quotes  WomansDay.com

This holiday season, deck your cards out with words of glory by including these best bible verses that'll show your friends and family how much you care.



The trouble with using the Bible to support hard-line immigration policies  The Washington Post

It is not news that the Trump administration often takes hard-line approaches to immigration. On the day Trump announced his presidency, he pledged to build a ...



Colbert quotes Bible back at Sessions over border separations: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ | TheHill  The Hill

Stephen Colbert on Thursday hit back at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for quoting the Bible to defend the Trump administration's policy of separating families at ...



Top 25 Friendship Quotes to Share with Your Best Friends  Crosswalk.com

Great friends make a good life even better, and the dark times not so bad. It's important to know how you can be a good friend and what to look for in finding ...



Nancy Pelosi’s Favourite Bible Quote Isn’t in Bible At All as It Turns Out  Sputnik International

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is well known for citing one particular quote from the Bible. Yet recently she had to admit she couldn't find it anywhere in the Holy ...



Nancy Pelosi Shares Her Favorite Bible Verse But It Isn’t Actually in the Bible  Beliefnet

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently spoke with a group of Christian university presidents in Washington and referenced her favorite Bible verse. The only ...



Sen. Cory Booker Quotes Bible While Calling Judge Kavanaugh Supporters ‘Complicit In Evil’  The Daily Caller

While he was at work calling supporters of President Trump's next Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Kavanaugh "complicit in evil," Sen. Cory Booker also ...



21 Easter Bible Verses - Best Easter Scripture  WomansDay.com

During Lent, keep your Bible nearby and flip to one of these verses at Easter Sunday approaches. These passages will reflect on the sacrifices of Jesus and the ...



Why Authoritarians Love to Quote This Bible Passage  TIME

There is a reason that Romans 13:1 has been the Bible verse of choice for demagogues and upholders of inequitable systems.



Washington Redskins CB Josh Norman Quotes Bible Verse in Post-Game Interview  CNSNews.com

Washington Redskins cornerback (CB) Josh Norman, when asked about playing his former team in a post-game interview following the Redskins win over the ...



Nancy Pelosi's favorite Bible verse isn't in the Bible  RT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spent more than 15 years quoting her favorite passage from the Bible. The only problem is that the verse doesn't actually exist ...



Alleged Batocabe slay mastermind shares Bible quotes on FB  INQUIRER.net

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo started sharing Bible quotes on his Facebook account being tagged as the mastermind behind the murder of Rep.



Who really was behind Gukurahundi? Mugabe, former lieutenants shift blame  DailyNews

WHEN former president Robert Mugabe was swept away through a popular coup, the world celebrated the departure of an “evil dictator”. Many hoped for a *fresh* ...



Early feminists talked about a Heavenly Mother — and not all of them were Latter-day Saints  Salt Lake Tribune

Nineteenth-century Latter-day Saint feminists were not alone in their belief in a Heavenly Mother. There are hints of a feminine deity in ancient Hebrew scriptures ...



As Sessions quotes the Bible on immigration, where are the verses on love, compassion  The Island Packet

Attorney General Jeff Session cited Romans 13 to justify the Trump administration's immigration policies but where are the verses calling for love and ...



12 Great Bible Verses For The New Year 2019  Patheos

Here are some great Bible verses you can use to launch your new year in 2019. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old ...



Belief in aliens could be America's next religion  The Outline

'American Cosmic' explores how the once-fringe phenomenon has taken root among the powerful.



Bible quotes, child abuse and 'zero tolerance' folly  Hays Free Press

Crossing the street on foot the other day, a terrible thought crossed my mind. It was a vision, actually: of my offspring broiling in a remote tent city...



Hillary Clinton cites another Bible quote to fight Trump on immigration  Fox News

Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" border policy that has left hundreds of children separated from their parents, ...



Chris Pratt quotes Bible, cast fights for 'Guardians' director after Disney firing  USA TODAY

"I'm NOT ok with what's happening to him," tweeted "Guardians" star Dave Bautista, as Chris Pratt quoted the Bible.



26 Bible Verses for Farmers  Agriculture.com

Farming is fueled by science, but it is rooted in faith. These verses offer inspiration and guidance to farmers.



Pro-Abortion Sen. Elizabeth Warren Quotes Bible to Slam Brett Kavanaugh: “We're on the Moral Side”  LifeNews.com

Senator Elizabeth Warren today quoted the Bible to attack Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Apparently the Bible is appropriate to cite when Warren ...



Kanye West Goes off on Drake in Twitter Rant of Bible Quotes and Text Screenshots  PopCulture.com

Kanye West has been going off on Drake in a Twitter rant full of Bible quotes and text message screenshots.The 'Jesus Walks' rapper took to the social media ...



10 Jesus quotes hidden by the Church—and what they reveal  Patheos

What if I told you some of the most meaningful and compelling things Jesus said during his lifetime can't be found in the Bible? That's because they're part of the ...



Doug’s Rant  Santa Clarita Gazette

Are They Serious Right Now? One of my favorite shows on Fox News is Justice with Judge Jeanine. I have the DVR set to record it every week, so imagine my.



21 Timeless Bible Verses For Abundant Living  Beliefnet

What is an abundant life? Does it mean having incredible success and material possessions? While this might make you feel great for a while, we can have a ...



BREAKING: Buhari Pens Christian-Centric Opinion For Anglican Newspaper, Quotes Bible Verses  SaharaReporters.com

Like Bishop Crowther, I am a descendant of Abraham; unlike him, I am a Muslim. I believe our two great religions can not only peacefully coexist but also flourish ...



Sanders uses Bible to defend Trump's separation of children from families at border  The Guardian

Press secretary rejects criticism of Jeff Sessions citing Romans 13 to justify policy and says 'it is very biblical to enforce the law'



Rubio cites Bible verse amid recount criticisms: ‘You cannot count what is not there’ | TheHill  The Hill

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Wednesday tweeted a Bible verse amid his criticism of the Florida recounts, writing, "You cannot count what is not there."



Bible quotes about love and marriage  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ By viewing our marriage in the context of ❤ Bible QUOTES about LOVE, ❤ we give the Lord the opportunity to reveal the true understanding of ...



Bible Verses Politicians Commonly Misuse | Bible Verses Used Out of Context  Beliefnet

Politicians use Bible verses to show that they are connected with America's massive Christian population, but they always seem to get their verses wrong.



20 Pearls of Wisdom From The Book of Job | Life Lessons From Job  Beliefnet

When life gets hard, we sometimes forget that God is right there, listening to us and addressing our needs. Our circumstances can cause us to drift away from ...



21 Beautiful Verses to Heal a Broken Heart  Beliefnet

What wonderful assurances we have from our Father -- even when our hearts are breaking! God's Word is filled with verses that speak to the broken hearted.



Family separations part of House immigration debate. Trump administration quotes the Bible.  St. Paul Pioneer Press

WASHINGTON — House Republicans could move to strictly limit the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border under ...



9 Restful Goodnight & Evening Bedtime Prayers to End the Day!  Crosswalk.com

Ending your day with good night prayer is a wonderful way to let go of stress and find peace before bedtime. No matter what you faced today, talking to God in ...



A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy  The Root

Around A.D. 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome. Historians argue about the exact date and the reasons, but we know that ...



What Does the Bible Say About Toxic Relationships?  Beliefnet

God doesn't want you to waste your time being around people that are only out to hurt you. Here is what the Bible says about leaving toxic relationships.



President Trump Quotes Jeremiah 1:5 in Defending Unborn Life at National Prayer Breakfast  Christianheadlines.com

President Trump on Thursday committed to helping protect faith-based adoption agencies and then quoted the book of Jeremiah in reaffirming his position on ...



6 Times Jesus Talked About Satan | What Does the Bible Say About the Devil?  Beliefnet

Jesus makes it very clear who Satan is, so that Christians can be informed and use that knowledge to fight back against the devil. Here is what Jesus has to say.



Bible verse - Psalm 118:8-9; quote by Martin Luther | Opinion  Victoria Advocate

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.



Tapper quotes Bible passage in response to pro-Trump pastor who criticized Stormy Daniels | TheHill  The Hill

CNN's Jake Tapper responded with a Bible passage after a pastor who supports President Trump criticized Stormy Daniels in a tweet.



FACT CHECK: Did Dick Van Dyke Say 'We Have to Stop a Man Who Wants to Be the Dictator'?  Snopes.com

Dick Van Dyke said of Donald Trump, "There are millions of people who share his anger, paranoia, and his hatred ... I think we have to stop a man who wants to ...



James Lankford and pro-medical marijuana group bicker over biblical quotes  NewsOK.com

The debate over medical marijuana in Oklahoma wound along the usual avenues of political discourse for months before detouring down a backroad of biblical ...



What Does the Bible Say About Tarot Cards?  Beliefnet

Tarot cards may seem fun and harmless, but the Bible actually explicitly rejects the use of them. Christians should trust in what God has for their future.



'Starting to make a turn back? Great!': Trump advocates for 'Bible literacy classes' in US schools  INSIDER

President Donald Trump tweeted that it was "Great" that a number of states are looking to allow classes on the Bible to be taught in public schools.



Politicians, Don’t Quote Scripture  The New York Times

Citing Jeff Sessions, a reader says that “sacred words can be twisted and turned” to fit the speaker's agenda.



6 Bible Verses When You're Facing Spiritual Battles  Beliefnet

One of our greatest spiritual weapons is the Bible that can help us counter any of the enemy's attacks. Here are six Bible verses when you're facing spiritual ...



Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert talk about their favorite Bible characters  JTA News

(JTA) — Jon Stewart has kept a relatively low profile since he left “The Daily Show” three years ago. But on Monday, he swapped places with his protege, ...



What Is the Meaning of the Verse "Be Still and Know That I Am God"?  Crosswalk.com

“Be still and know that I am God,” Psalm 46:10, is a popular verse for comforting ourselves and others—many people tend to think this verse means to rest or ...



What Does the Bible Say About Ghosts? | What Do Christians Believe About Ghosts | Are Ghosts Real?  Beliefnet

The idea of a spirit coming back to haunt us is terrifying, however not necessarily a reality. Here is what the Bible really has to say about spirit and ghosts.



Best Bible quotes for inspiration and encouragement  Tuko.co.ke

Tuko.co.ke News ☛ The Bible is full of encouraging scriptures that are such a blessing to read and memorize. Check out these ☛ ⭐BIBLE QUOTES ...



Amid Duterte's latest tirade, bishop quotes Bible: 'Love your enemies'  GMA News

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David on Thursday responded to President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirade against Catholic bishops by posting on Facebook two ...



What the Bible Really Says About Submission | Should a Wife Submit to Her Husband?  Beliefnet

What is submission according to the Bible? As Christians, we are called to surrender our own will to the Will of God but what does it mean in the context of ...



21 Life Lessons From Nehemiah  Beliefnet

There many people who are unfamiliar with the biblical figure Nehemiah. Yet, he was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem in the 5th ...



22 Fearless Women in the Bible  Beliefnet

By definition, a fearless woman is strong when it comes to facing hard situations. They are confident in who they are and what they believe, and in their example ...



20 Scriptures That Bring Hope to Any Situation | Bible Verses  Beliefnet

Imagine what life would be like if you were not a Christian. Each problem you faced would be scary, cause you pain, and leave you feeling hopeless. You would ...



6 Bible Verses Christians Like to Ignore | 6 Bible Verses Christians Do Not Like to Talk About  Beliefnet

The Bible is the bedrock of the Christian faith, but there are a number of verses in the book that Christians would prefer to pretend do not exist.



20 Amazing Things Jesus Said | Jesus in the New Testament  Beliefnet

What is your relationship like with Jesus? If it's broken, how do you repair it? This is a question many of us ask ourselves regularly not only when we're lost, but ...



Bible verse - Psalm 111:3-4; quote by Dalai Lama | Opinion  Victoria Advocate

His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and ...



Prayables - 10 Powerful Prayers for Healing and Change - Prayer Quotes  Beliefnet

Life isn't always happiness and joy - there are times when you a prayer for healing and change. Prayer is more than just the words you read off of a page or that ...



23 Short Prayers - Hope for Your Soul  Crosswalk.com

Whether you have had a personal relationship with God for years or you are only beginning to discover who Jesus is, we all need guidance sometimes when it ...



Donald Trump Finally Quotes His Favorite Bible Verse  Patheos

I enjoyed writing about Donald Trump's inability to list even one verse from the Bible. I found it funny that he couldn't even spout John 3:16, and hilarious that he ...



Liberal 2020 hopefuls quote Bible in call to reject Brett Kavanaugh  Washington Times

Liberal 2020 presidential hopefuls quoted from the Bible Tuesday, saying the responsibility of the Senate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court is a moral ...



A St. Patrick’s Day Miracle: United Ireland  The New York Times

Brexit could do what centuries of Irish conflict could not.



20 Reasons Jesus is the True Superhero  Beliefnet

Look in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Superman! Have you heard that popular phrase before? Superheroes are incredibly popular in today's society.



6 Bible Verses When You Feel Like You're Drowning  Beliefnet

How do we let go of that fear and our plan and begin to trust God's plan, His Will and wisdom for our life? Here are six Bible verses when you feel like you're ...



Duterte quotes the Bible: 'There's a time to be calm, silent'  ABS-CBN News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday quoted a Bible verse amid criticism for his controversial remark against God.



Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren Quote Bible; Trump Court Pick Supporters 'Complicit in Evil'  The Christian Post

Democratic Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts used Bible verses to call American supporters of President Donald ...



From Tim Tebow to Heidi Klum: The Surprising Ways the Bible Impacts Modern Culture  Christian Post

How much does the Bible influence pop culture and modern-day life? Some people might be shocked to discover the sweeping influence that Scripture has on ...


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