Sunday, December 16, 2012

In Honor of Newton, Connecticut


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Republican's Plot to Sabotage U.S. Economy



Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan & Kevin McCarthy: Plot To Sabotage US Economy with Frank Luntz


On January 20, 2009 Republican Leaders in Congress literally plotted to sabotage and undermine U.S. Economy during President Obama's Inauguration.  
     In Robert Draper's book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives" Draper wrote that during a four hour, "invitation only" meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America's Economy.

The Guest List:
Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).

Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich

During the four hour meeting:
     The senior GOP members plotted to bring Congress to a standstill regardless how much it would hurt the American Economy by pledging to obstruct and block President Obama on all legislation.
    These Republican members of Congress were not simply airing their complaints regarding the other party's political platform for four long hours.  No, these Republican Congressional Policymakers, who were elected to do 'the People's work' were literally plotting to sabotage, undermine and destroy the U.S. Economy.  

Mitt Romney, who has hired most of Bush/Cheney Policy Advisers, and the GOP party believe they can defeat President Obama, take control of the Senate and maintaining control of the House of Representatives so long as the economic recovery stalls. So they are actively trying to make it happen ... and that's what hate-propaganda Minister Frank Luntz had in mind when he organized the January 20, 2009 covert meeting.  
     Republicans do not pay Frank Luntz to offer ideas for good policy to help America, rather, Republicans pay Luntz' to devise lies that will keep Americans dumb and ignorant to facts on policy. For decades Republicans have paid Frank Luntz to tell them (Republicans) what to say in order to brainwash 'the People' with lies and hate to destroy policy.
     Luntz does not use words to merely have Americans "change their minds."  Rather, Frank Luntz uses words intentionally to dumb-down Americans and fill them with lies and hate so as to brainwash and program Americans to hate a given policy.
     Frank Luntz, like many Hate-Propaganda Ministers, loathes the notion of honesty in debate.  Also, like many Hate-Propaganda Ministers, Frank Luntz wants total control ... total control even it if means destroying America.  So, Luntz uses the tactics similar to Joseph Goebbels: spread hate, lies and fear in order to gain control.  (More on Frank Luntz at the end of this Diary).
     Remember, for months prior to January 20, 2009, America had been losing over 750,000 jobs per month because of policies these same elected Republican lawmakers had enacted and their goal, their goal that night, was to plot ways to sabotage and undermine any and all legislation that would pull American families up and out of the economic calamity they [lawmakers] had helped create.
     Two months after their covert meeting where they plotted to sabotage the US Economy, in March 2009, Rep. Pete Sessions said Republicans should follow the model of the Taliban in its battles against President Obama.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mitt Romney for President?


Romney wants to bring a Sense of Pride to African Americans


This is an e-mail that was sent to me this morning referring to Mitt Romney:


I just had to share these comments that Mitt Romney made and I'm telling you all we better take this election business serious cause these GOP folks are way beyond crazy, here's what Romney said:


"I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today's
society.  In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed.  My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community.  However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn't mean they can now be freeloaders.  They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren't there for them anymore.  When I'm president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them".  -Mitt Romney.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Welcome Arms


I was looking out the window of my evening train when I saw a tall man looking frantically.  The train had just pulled into the station and he apparently had been anxiously waiting for someone.

He looked and walked briskly past the first two train cars and proceeded down the platform when he suddenly stopped dead in his tracks.  He had located the person he was looking for.

I saw the widest and deepest smile that his face could possible don.  There she was all 5'3 inches of her.  His arms openned wide and his 6'5 inch frame seemed to swallow her.  He wrapped her in his embrace and shook her.  He grabbed her bags and held her around her shoulders.

From the side view of his face as he begin to (what I presume) asked her about her day, he was still smiling, so happy to see her!

What crossed my mine was that he usually sees her off in the morning!  He stands and watches until she takes a seat and waves at her as the train pulls out of the station!

It caused me to think of what it must be like when the Father, who has watched and loved us all our life, stands with Welcome Arms as we end the journey of this earthly life.

What anticipation and excitement there must be when we finally walk into His Presence.

I'm thankful for Welcome Arms!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Autumn




 “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.” – Albert Camus. 

We have entered into another season of our lives.  That which seems to have died and released itself from the holder of dreams or life.

The fall season is a preview of change before the frigid winter season again.  Autumn is alive with deep, rich ruby to bright yellow-orange color.  Signifying a celebration of the senses and changes.

Celebrate this Autumn season with grace!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Heart Thoughts




       Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.  Proverbs 4:23



There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart ... pursue those.  Author Unknown

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Ivan Panin

The impressions of the Heart reaches outward seeking to invest love in someone other than itself.  Encountering others that will pursue a common goal of beauty and peace.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Evening Prayers



Prayer is an essential part of our soul life.  It is the corridor of access to Our Father.  As individual and unique as we are to one another, so are our prayers.  Help us to understand the value of prayer, communication with you for our daily lives, In Jesus' Name.
I just wanted to share two simple prayers as a start of communication with God before we press our heads to the pillow!  I hope you enjoy them.

Dear God.
Thank you for this day.
Thank you for my safety and the safety of my loved ones.
As I enter sleep, may these hours give me peace.
May they bring healing to my mind and body.
While I sleep, dear Lord, please bless the world.
Where there is pain, where there are people who
have no place to sleep, who suffer and who
die, may Your angels come unto them and
minister to their lives.
Dear Lord,
Please let the light stream in.
Please use my hours of sleep,
Please prepare me, during these hours of rest,
for greater service to You.
May the light that surrounds me, tomorrow
shine through me.
Soften my heart.
Thank you, Lord.
Amen.
Dear God,
I surrender to you the day now over.
May only the love remain.
Take all else into the fire of your transformative
power.
Release me, release others, from any effects of
my wrongmindedness or wrongdoing.
Dear God,
Return me to your light.
As I now give to You who I am, what I did, who
I loved, who I failed to love, please make all
things right.
Take all things.
May I continue to grow in Your light and love.
Tomorrow, may I be better.
Amen.

Excerpted from:  "Illuminata A Return To Prayer" by Marianne Williamson

 © 2012 Lady Summerset for Heart of a Woman Ministries

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

God Moment 12-1 -- He's In WaWa Too!


I was in WaWa’s on Saturday morning when trying to maneuver through the aisle by the sandwich and coffee counter, I ran into a woman (almost collided).  Then I turned around to make a right to the donut case (yes, and I did get a glaze donut!) when the glass door flew open and she said “yes, I’m following you!”

So, I said to myself, another God Moment.  I proceeded to get the donut when you went on to tell me that she had M.S., mother died from cervical cancer and she was staying with her father, while waiting to die.  She was a teacher, but had to stop because she could no longer stand up for long periods of time.  She looked at my grandson standing next to me and smiled and commented how beautiful he was and she had neither a husband nor child and how “good” men were hard to find.  I told her that all I know is that Our Father provides ALL that we need!

Of course, my husband was circling just to make sure all was well.  A portion of what I said to her was that the Holy Spirit is still in the healing business and all we need is Faith.  I gave her what I felt the Holy Spirit wanted her to know and was swept away in the movement of the people but as I glanced back, she was standing there crying but smiling as we left the WaWa.

I find that there is a flow to my life and I want to stay in it.  Husband, or no husband, child or no child, career or no career.  If we are honest and sincere with God, He will even find us in the WaWa.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

SHE


She's A Real Woman

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SHE

Sufficient Holy Elegant (SHE).  SHEwas formed of the side of her mate. SHE was thought about from the foundation of the world.  SHEexpressed the softer, naturing, and emotional part of our Creator. 
SHE was so important to the Creator that He placed man (Adam) in a slumber while He pulled woman out of the formed man...and He said as He admired His handiwork that SHEwas GOOD!
I speak to the women of the world who are still striving to fulfill their goals. I speak to the women who've lost site of where they were going. I speak to the women who've yet started their journey.  I speak to the women who feel that you've waited too late!  Too late to be used by the Master...He's saying your right on time!  Today is the right time to make an extraordinary mark on the world. 
I want to remind each of you that greatness is already in you. A diamond in the rough whose value will be seen as life carves the facets of her worth. Whether the one who will nurture, or the one who will encourage others, or the one who will lead the brillance of your facets will glorify Him as you walk out your journey.

She Cries

SHE cries for the child who is hungry and the mother who cannot provide for her children. SHE lends her hand to help those in needs, while serving with a smile.SHE rises up early to seek out opportunities to make her environment better. SHEis skillful, artistic, and looks beyond her cirucumstances to create solutions. SHEleads by example with beauty and grace.

The Woman Controversy

Whether you believe in women preachers or not, much is to be said about their profound impact on ministries around the world. The churches are filled with this creation that finds it much easier to submit to the awesome will of God.
There are two controversial texts concerning Women in Ministry and they are 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-15.  The key in resolving this controversy is to look at the context, time, and traditions of the text.  Followed by reviewing the results along with the Will and Purpose of God.

I Will Pour Out My Spirit

The Word of God is not a respecter of persons (Romans 2:11; Acts 10:34; Ephesians 6:9) One point we must also note is that on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled both men and women alike without respect to their gender (Acts 2:1-21).
When we walk through the New Testament we see that both genders participated in a full variety of Christian service which included prophecy, leadership, and teaching (Acts 2:15-18; Acts 18:26; Acts 21:9; Romans 16:7; 1 Corinthians 11:5).
Finally, Joel 2:28-29 declasres that He will pour out His spirit "upon ALL flesh; and ...your daughters shall prophesy...and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit." No where in the writings of the New Testament will we find conditions or exceptions placed on the distribution of spiritual gifts along gender lines!
All gifts are given by God for HIS greater purpose and without regard to social, economic, or gender demarcation (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; 27-28; Ephesians 4:7-12; 1 Peter 4:10-11).

Women -- Leaders in the Bible

We, the Esthers, Ruths, Deborahs, and Junias of the written world will continue to bless the world with a touch at a time. Seeking to fulfil His purpose in the vessels that we were given.
I recently came across Junia, a woman Apostle.  In Romans 16:7, Paul praises a woman named Junia as "outstanding among the apostles."  It is believed that her name was mistranslated in the masculine "Junias" or "Junius" it is believed that it should have been translated as "Julia." 
According to God's Word to Women they report:  "Certain early manuscripts do contain a variant name, but it, too, is feminine.  "Julia" is found in P46, it, cop, Ambrosiaster.  P46, a papyrus manuscript dating about 200 AD, is one of the most ancient and reliable Greek NT extant.  In Romans 16:7, P6 reads "Julia," which can only be feminine.  What does this mean?  That Paul commends a noteworthy woman apostle.  It also means that translators who found a woman apostle unacceptable made up the name "Junias" to substitute their own word for the Word of God.  That led into the limiting of women's freedom has been to religious legalist.  Taken from www.godswordtowomen.org.

If God Could Use a Donkey!

The day I wrote this hub, a woman Pastor had stopped by to talk and of course the Holy Spirit had other plans. She began to counsel and witness to a 29 year old family member about God's role in his life.
She used the story of Balaam and the talking donkey (ass) Numbers 22:28-29.
"In Numbers 22, the Moabite king Balak is afraid of the Israelite's power after their success over the Amorites, so he sends some of his princes to petition Balaam to curse the Israelites. Per God's disapproval, Balaam refuses, but Balak makes one more request-- this time with more numerous and distinguished princes. This time, God tells Balaam to go with them, but he must obey God's dictates.

On the way, Balaam's donkey sees the Angel of the Lord-- not once, not twice, but three times-- and moves to avoid it. The first time, she goes off-trail and into a field. Second time, she squashes Balaam's foot between herself and a wall. Third time, she just lies down. All three times, Balaam must resort to beating her in order to force her to behave-- none of which is probably looking very good to his image in front of the princes and messengers accompanying him."
Let us be mindful when listening for the voice of God...even when it comes through a donkey!
© 2010 Lady Summerset for Heart of a Woman Ministries

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thankful

Just a note to say Thank you Lord!  Waking me up this morning, touching me with your love, awoke in my right mind and the blood was running warm in my vain!  David said once I was young and now I am old and I've never seen the righteous forsaken or its seed begging for bread (paraphrased).

Thank you Lord for food, shelter, and cell phone.  Thank you for the health and strength of my children and grandchildren.  Thankful that you've kept them for ALL addictions that would cause their bodies to lose their vibrancy.

Thank you Lord for the job that I have.  Thank you for the ability to get wealth.  Thank you for my enemies and those that love me.  Thank you for expanding my mind, thoughts, and boundaries.  Thank you for increasing my ability to dream and dream big!  Thank you for the creative power that you give life too!  

Thank you for healthcare and prescription coverage.  Thank you for the great doctors that my family has.

Thank you for the passion for a new vision of hope and fulfillment of promise.  Thank you Lord for the activity of my limbs, eyesight, and mobility.  Thank you Lord for keeping me even when I didn't want to be kept.  Thank you for helping to realize that I thought I'd only write 3 lines but now I realize that my heart keeps on thanking you because I have so much to be thankful for.  Oh, my Lord, thank you for more....

© 2012 Lady Summerset for Heart of a Woman Ministries.  All rights reserved.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Curls Unleashed -- Organic -- In Review



The search for a "Holy Grail" product is always a quest in progress.  Well ladies I've come across a new product line for "naturals" or people with wavy, curly, and kinky textures! 

Most hairlistas, will admit to having a "little" product junkism tendency.   This is fueled by our desire, our need to find the "perfect product" that we can apply to our tresses without a lot of ado but consistent successful results.

Naturals know all too well, that our tresses can be very tempermental.  Also, natural hair can be resistant to our desire no matter how much product is applied and no matter how much coaxing is used.  

I decided to try the product since its advertisement stated that it was good for 3c hair types.  My hair ranges from 3b to 4 and I prefer a creme-based styler in contrast to a gel.  Organic Root Stimulator's Curl's Unleashed Curl Defining Creme product description is as follows:

Curls Unleashed Take Command Curl Defining Creme is ideal for curly and kinky textures.  Made with coconut, sweet almond and safflower oils, our curl defining creme moisturizes, defines and elongates tightly coiled curls, and does so without flakes or shrinkage.


Fragrance:  A light mango, watermelon fruity smell that doesn't stick around or becomes 
                      annoying.
Consistency:  Thick and creamy and smooth.
Packaging:  Clean, Contemporary, Eco-Friendly
Price:             $12.99 to $17.99 - I purchased mine from Duane Reade for $12.99
Size:               16 ounces
Product Ingredients:

AQUA (WATER), SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, SODIUM DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIPROPIONATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, COCAMIDE MEA, GLYCERIN, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, YARROW, HOPS, ROSEMARY, CHAMOMILE, LEMON BALM, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, PPG-5-CETETH-10-PHOSPHATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, DISODIUM EDTA, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BENZYL BENZOATE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LILIAL, LYRAL, METHYL IONONE.
HOW I APPLIED THE PRODUCT:
From past product experience, I felt that I should apply the product on wet hair.   I used Tresemme Naturals, as my leave-in.  The product went on smoothly and my tresses began to clump rather nicely and were well-defined.  Within 45 minutes my hair was dry, shiny, and bouncy.  I was very impressed.  Hair had a soft, flexible hold which I like.  
PROS
  • Easy to Apply
  • Creamy and Thick
  • Light, Mango/Watermelon Fragrance
  • Good Price Point
  • Earth-Friendly Packaging is a Huge Plus
  • A Little Goes A Long Way
CONS
  • Best Applied on Damp to Wet Hair
  • Can Cause Damp Limp Hair if Too Much is Applied
My overall opinion is that Organic Root Stimulator has put out a great natural product line for us natural ladies.  The clean, contemporary packaging is attractive and easily accessible for use.  Would I purchase again?  Yes, this product has moved to first place in my line up!  At least until the next upsurper in search of the Holy Grail product.

Happy Curls to You!

© 2012 Lady Summerset for Heart of a Woman Ministries.  All rights reserved.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012



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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Family Is Important


Family is a very important component of our life's journey. I've heard the saying before that "you cannot choose the family that you've been born to!"  Wow, I thought to myself...this means that God has planned every moment of our lives, every aspect of our lives, including and right down to the family to which we are born.


So that led me to believe that it is important to whom I was birthed to.  I felt obligated to take an intense look at the parents that took part in bringing me to be.  God had so ordained it that these two people had what it took to shape my life into what He wanted me to be.


I have the impatience of my mother and the social skills of my father.  I see the familiarity of myself in my siblings and I see the differences in our we've used the characteristics of our parents differently.


With the truth being told, we fuss, dislike, argue, storm out but at the end of the day, we are family and whatever the issue at hand is we are obligated to remain so.


Family is a place that anchors you!  No matter how distance separates us we recognize when its time that we must make a commitment to physical get in each other presence.  Family cements memories and events.  It is a common bond of reality that we share.


Each of us may have a different take on what family is, what it looks like, and who may and may not be included but family consists of those of like nature and thoughts and most of all love.


Family is a reminder that we are not in this journey alone.  That there is someone along the journey to encourage, correct, and direct us in love.


© 2012 Lady Summerset for Heart of a Woman Ministries.  All rights reserved.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What's Your Desire?

There I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. (Mark 11:24 NKJV)

But their prayers don’t get answered because they don’t have anything of faith to them. The Bible says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please Him” (Hebrews 11:6). God hears faith—and His desire is aroused by it. But whining doesn’t even get His attention.

Remember the man in John 5, who had had an infirmity for thirty-eight years, and he was waiting for the troubling of the waters by the pool of Bethesda? Jesus came to him and asked him, very directly, “Do you want to be made well?” (v. 6).

But the man was actually confused about what he really wanted. So he began to complain, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me” (v.7).
Can’t you just hear him whine? He lost sight of the solution and focused on the problem, and the problem about getting the problem taken care of.

The Answer was literally staring him in the face and asking, “What do you want?”
Now consider what happened with two blind men Jesus met as He was passing from the old city of Jericho to the new. It is found in Matthew 20:29-34. These two men cried out to Jesus, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David.” Even when the crowd tried to hush them up, they just cried out louder, “Have mercy on us.”

So Jesus stopped and asked them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And what do you suppose they answered? Just this: “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” No whining. No complaining. But a simple, faith-filled request. They spoke their desire.
Faithpoint: Whenever you pray, understand the difference between speaking your desire to God and simply complaining. God can do tons with the former and nothing with the latter. Don’t focus on the problem, focus on the answer. Have faith in God’s Word concerning it and believe that you receive what you are believing Him for, then you will see it come to pass.




Friday, April 13, 2012

Inevitable Change

Change is the inevitable thing!





© 2012 Lady Summerset for Heart of a Woman Ministries.  All rights reserved.

Partial Obedience is FULL Disobedience!

Being human, we automatically fall prey to vices and shortcomings of the flesh.  This causes us to view the "call" on our lives sometimes as an inconvenience or a charge that we are, at the present time, able to fill!


We've become a Burger King society which has even carried over into our spiritual lives.  We are willing to warm the seats in our beautiful churches but cannot make the commitment to study and prove ourselves in order that we might fulfill the destiny of teaching, ministering, and mentoring.


We concede that we are not "ready" or someone else can do it better than we can.  God understands that I would but my plate is already full!  I don't have the time, now.  I will next year, next month, or next week!  I already do my best with what I have.  I'm faithful in my church attendance, paying my tithes, and attending Bible Study!  I make myself available for special church projects and services.  I am a GOOD Christian!  


The excuses are many!  The summation of the matter is God understands!  He is willing to "accept" what I am "willing" to give Him! We lose sight of what if God responded to us in that manner!  Our perception of His "willingness" to resolve our issues would be hit or miss!  We are blessed in many ways of knowing that He does ALL things well and desires to give us the KINGDOM!  Let us commit to "allowing" Him to break through our boxes, walls, and fears. Allowing us to participate in His providential will for our lives!


© 2012 Lady Summerset for Heart of a Woman Ministries.  All rights reserved.