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Feeling Patriotic

I remember several years ago, A friend came to visit me and exclaimed "I didn't know you were so patriotic?!"  I kinda smiled and nodded, but at the time, I really didn't know what patriotic meant (don't judge me).  I'm not sure if I heard or paid attention to the term before but to hear it referenced to me, I was a little unsure about the meaning.

Any way, When my friend left, I told my mother about the statement that was made and asked her what Patriotic meant.  She looked at me a little surprised that I didn't know the meaning but told me in essence something along the lines that being Patriotic meant, showing/having pride about my home Country.  That's when I realized my friend was making reference to the Jamaican flag that hung on display when you walked in our house at the time, and at that time I also had a Jamaican flag hanging on my car windscreen.

Well, today I'm feeling Patriotic.  My Patriotism this time has nothing to do with my home…


I am very familiar with the recruiting side of Human Resources. I worked as a Recruiter in the past and had the privilege of first hand experience in Corporate America, Non-Profit as well as different branches of  Government.  I enjoyed some parts of recruitment more than others.

The part I enjoyed the least was reviewing and rating resumes, lots and lots, and piles of resumes.  Starting out it would take me a long time to carefully read/review/analyze resumes and classify them in one category or the other. Over time, I became proficient and quick, knowing the key things to scan for (*A seasoned recruiter does not read resumes).

In the Private and Non-Profit sector, resumes would be rated and categorized in one of the following categories:

Qualified- resume shows relevant experience and/or educational requirements. Applicant is referred to Hiring Manager.

Pursuing a Stronger Candidate- resume shows relevant experience but candidate is ajob hopper;  or,  a candidate applying for an Admi…


Revelation 4:8-11 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!” 9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: 11 “You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”  Your Majesty (Steve Lawrence) Blessed be the Name (James Hall) Blessed be the Name
Blessed be the Name
Blessed be the Name of the Lord
The Cherubim and the Seraphim cry:
Holy, Holy, Holy
I sing praise unto thy Name, oh Most High
I sing praise unto thy Name, oh most High

Praise Him
Praise Him
Praise Him
Oh, Praise Him Praise Him
Praise The Lord
From the rising of the sun

Singing AFRICAN Songs of Priase

These are some of my FAVORITE African songs of priase.  The first one,  Siyahamba, is very special to me.  It brings back memories of a time, some 10 years ago when my friend from Zimbabwe, Sphumizewe, taught me the song and we sang it together at church. The congregation enjoyed it so much and joined with us.  Lovely, Beautiful song.... Siyahamba Siyahambe ekukhanyen kwenkhos (We are marching in the light of God)
Siyahambe ekukhanyen kwenkhos (We are marching in the light of God)
Siyahambe ekukhanyen kwenkhos (We are marching in the light of God)
Siyahamb' ekukhanyen kwen-
Khanyen' kwenkhos, (We are marching in the light of, light of God)

Siyahamba, hamba,
Siyahamba, hamba, (We are marching, marching)
(We are marching, marching)
Siyahamb' ekukhanyen' kwen-,
Khanyen' kwenkhos'.
(We are marching in the light of, light of God) Baba Yetu
A Variation of the Lord’s Prayer- In Swahili Baba yetu yetu uliye mbinguni, Yetu yetu Amina Baba yetu yetu uliye – jina lako li…