Friday, August 19, 2016

Cultural Expression: USAIN BOLT

My Friends,

Long time since I've posted a Cultural Expression post.  As expressed previously I am from the beautiful Island of Jamaica and I occasionally share posts related to Jamaica and Jamaicans.

Well, today is an occasion where I want to BIG UP Usain Bolt!!! Three time Olympic champion, holding several gold medals for 100 and 200 meter races. For the past three Olympic games and has won a total of 8 Olympic Gold Medals.

I truly enjoy his 'persona' as he plays and relates with others and certainly his 'showman' style as he celebrates his victories.

This is Usain's final Olympics as he plans to retire after the Rio games.  So very proud of his accomplishments and how he has represented Jamaica during his Career.

The song in the video below reminds me of how Usain has lived out his dream and accomplished his goals as a Track and Field Legend.

My Dream/Look at me now
Artist: Nesbeth

Blessings....Big Up Yuhself USAIN........Jamaica to the World.

Friday, August 5, 2016

My Heart Sings/Yearns For Your Presence Lord

Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here,
Come flood this place and fill the Atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence, Lord
Kari Jobe

Who is like You Lord in all the earth
Matchless love and beauty, endless worth
Nothing in this world will satisfy
Jesus You're the cup that won't run dry

Your presence is Heaven to me
Your presence is Heaven to me
Darlene Zschech | Isreal Haughton

Show me Your face
I want to see You
I want to see
Your Glory
I want to live
In the secret place
Show me your face
William McDowell

Monday, August 1, 2016

Book Review: Jesus Jihad and Peace

Hello Friends!

I'm excited to share this book review with you, because the subject is something that I wanted to understand for a while now.

This book, Jesus Jihad and Peace was definitely a page turner for me.  It drew me in by explaining the Islam/Muslim religion and the various sects and what they believe and why.  It also drew parallels to Christianity and allowed the reader to understand the root nature of what is taking place in our World today.  I was not surprised by the differences, but just in awe of the fundamental beliefs, motivations, and objectives of this Group. 

The Books author, Michael Youssef, was born in Egypt, and spent the first 19 years of his life in the Middle East.  Dr. Youssef is a Christian Pastor and this background gives tremendous credibility to facts he shares.

I was touched by the last Chapter on Peace.  I will not give too much away in case you are interested in reading the book, however, we are presented with three types/perspectives of  Peace : Deceptive Peace, Dark Peace, Divine Peace.  It's not hard to figure out what Divine Peace is all about if you are a believer in Jesus Christ.

Christian believers, following Christ or calling ourselves Christians is not a cute play.  Should you be accosted and forced to denounce Christ or face death, will you buckle? or, will you remain steadfast in your faith?  Let us examine ourselves and declare by Faith, for God/Jesus I live and for God/Jesus I die, blessed be the Name of My Lord.