Monthly Archives: December 2013

What You Believe About Homosexuality Doesn’t Matter

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Ever Rest

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I wish your statements didn’t look like masks

The past is the hardest mountain to get over

When lies were painted as beautiful truths

I just can’t seem to accept these present joys

I fear as I unwrap reality, the box will be falsely representing the gift inside

Like a bag of chips, am I receiving the proper amount, or is it just air

I know life isn’t fair, but I’ve paid my fare, and I just want a smooth ride

Constantly pushing the pain aside, I have to choose trust

It looks as though you’re using a new brush

Though I’m tired, freedom is worth the climb

I didn’t think that I would ever rest


Running After Heaven

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I no longer believe that the only way to achieve happiness, is by inheriting things.

False blessings.

And that a holy king only acknowledges me when I’m down on my knees, face full of tears.

False confessions.

In the rear view, old actions turn into new lessons.

Those raindrops never cleansed my soul.

The end of the bow, had no pot of gold.

I was searching for Love, but running after heaven.


It Never Occurred

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Love is a verb, not solely based on feelings

It never occurred to me, how much it could hurt

When you’re the main one filling a cup

that they’re constantly drinking from

Rarely receiving any in return

My throat burns, my hands ache

I don’t know how much more I can take of all this giving

Then I remember

Love is a verb, not solely based on feelings

It just didn’t occur to me, how much it would hurt


Christians, the modern-day Pharisees.

Modern Christianity looks very similar to the path of the Pharisees. It’s not only on Pastors of L.A that you see this blindness. It is in a vast number of buildings that we call church. And it is due to the fact that “Christian” has become a mere label. It’s very similar to me calling myself African-American. It is simply a name of an organization, or religion, whatever you’d like to call it.

Christianity has also become law based, rather than founded in love. Because if it wasn’t, the pastor would know that communion is the only meal that some of his congregation will get for that day, and Love would’ve told him to share those tithes, or offering, with the true temple (the PEOPLE.) Rather than wasting money building another “campus” in another location, why not build a homeless shelter? Why not help someone out on their bills? 

Jesus was asked what the way to eternal life was, and he replied to love God, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself (Luke 10). Since God is Love, he basically stated to love, Love. If you do not possess Love in your spirit, then it will show in your actions, or lack thereof.

We say we believe in Jesus, but what good is it to believe in a name, yet ignore what that name actually stands for? Jesus’ life is what he came to give. Not just a sacrifice to get us a ticket into heaven (forgiveness was already given before we even sinned, check out Genesis’ “in the beginning was the Word”). His life was defined by the action of Love. He came to show us HOW to love, and what Love looked like. 

And quite frankly, many non-Christians have accepted the Message of God, because his pathway is not defined by labels, or whom you call yourself. Giving your life to God, is giving it up to LOVE.

1 Cor. 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. [But the greatest of these is love.]


Harry Belafonte Was Right About Jay-Z

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Jay-ZWith the current controversy surrounding high-end retail store Barneys and racial profiling allegations, one thing stands evident. Harry Belafonte was right about Jay-Z. In the midst of this controversy, fans have called on Jay-Z to end his partnership with Barneys, in which his new holiday fashion line is going to be sold. Jay-Z’s response has been a calculated public relations effort in which he negates any real responsibility to his default, “I’m doing it for charity” statement. Currently, Jay-Z is continuing his partnership with Barneys with his collection set to launch next week.

This “doing it for charity” response only further highlights Jay-Z’s disconnect with the masses that he often claims to represent. This notion of accepting racism in exchange for charity is downright laughable. If a charity is supposed to be helping people, why work with a store that appears to marginalize his own fan base due to class and race perceptions…

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