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55 Years On And Still As Poignant As The Day It Was Delivered

It is amazing to me, that a speech delivered way back in 1963 can be still so poignant in 2018. Whilst we should celebrate the progress that has been made, we should be ashamed and embarrassed at where we have failed; and we must continue to strive to deliver freedom and equality to all people in this land, not just the privileged.

100 years after the emancipation proclamation, people were still not free. 55 years after this great man’s speech, people who are different; be it color, religion or sexuality are still being issued a bad check by our nation.

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My America

Let me tell you about my America

The land that I have always loved

It is not a land of a particular political party

Or a certain belief system

It is a cultural melting pot of the world

 

It is a place of hope & promise

The land of dreams

Dreams for all

Where anyone is welcome

And the only ceiling is that of your ambition

 

It is the land of the New Colossus

The land of liberty

The home of “Give me your tired, your poor

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 

That is my America

It is a good place

maybe the best place

 

In these crazy times

of arguments over solutions

Where hate is trying to overtake love

Maybe we should all take a look

At our own personal America

& hope that it is more than some political party & their ever changing ideology

1

Freedom?

You use religion as an excuse

A crutch

To pedal your hate

Your hate is from no god

Hate is pure evil

From the depths of darkness

Your pain, whatever internal conflict that troubles you

Is no reason to give pain to others.

I pray that you would find light

I pray that you would know peace, true peace

Hate will only fuel your darkness

Light will quench your darkness

Light will set you free

From the prison of ignorance

I believe in freedom of speech

Freedom of religion

Freedom of choice

Obviously with every choice you have to be willing to live with the consequences

Freedom is often misunderstood

Freedom is not the right to do anything

It is the right to make your choices

Freedom is accepting the responsibility of choice

If you consciously choose to oppress others

To cause pain, grief, discomfort or death

You are not living in freedom

You are opposing the very thing that freedom is

Peace, love & harmony my friends

May the light find you, may your days be filled with joy

2 Sides, Perspective

Sometimes I wish I was offended or repulsed by things that don’t bother me

I wish the effects of my damaged past were not still so evident in the choices I freely make

Why do I sin?

What is sin anyway?

Is it really just bad words or lust?

Or is it hurting people? What is hurt?

Is it marginalizing people?

Putting and keeping them down?

What is fault? Who is fallen?

Where is hope? How can you hope?
Hope is in freedom

Freedom is in salvation

Answers are given

When questions are correctly asked

Peace is found in connection

Connection with the Father

Peace is not the lack of something

It is the presence of someone (Jesus)

Sometimes the thing keeping us from the promises and breakthrough of God

Is our devotion to hopelessness

 

Choose life, choose love

Choose freedom, choose peace

Awaken, walk the path

Find salvation

In God above

 

 

Awaken

What is happening beneath the surface of your conscious?

What are the thoughts you refuse to visit?

Are you just drifting

Like a ship lost at sea?

 

Or is there a current

That you have avoided acknowledging?

The course of your future does not have to be left so much to chance

Visit the inner workings of your mind, of your soul

 

Ask your Father to show you, to help you

Take control, face the challenges, discover your blind spots

Stand and fight

For your freedom is worth it

 

Awaken my friend

Loosen the shackles that hold you back

Unleash the fierce warrior of the light, trapped inside

The world is yours to change