Thursday, September 22, 2011

Death...A Victory?

So, this is not my typical post, but it’s apparent that this is not a typical blog. I would like to start off by saying may Mark MacPhail's precious soul RIP. May God cover his family, friends, and anyone affected by his death with the blood of Jesus and watch over them. May God give them the wisdom to know that Mark is in a better place and the strength to overcome any pain or anguish they might feel. May God cleanse their spirits of ill-will and help them to one day forgive.

As you all know, Troy Davis was executed last night for Mark's murder, a murder that only God and Troy can affirm if he was rightfully accused of. Let me REPEAT that for anyone that might have missed it: a murder that only God and Troy can affirm if Troy was rightfully accused of. Unfortunately, this is the case. If someone was to now come forward, like those that once did, but later recanted their statements that they WITNESSED Troy killing Mark, then what would we really have to go on? How do you prove his innocence or guilt? Can you? Let me pose a "bigger question": if we could prove without a doubt (e.g.; a clear video of Troy killing Mark) that Troy in fact did kill Mark, what do we do in that predicament? And for those that think that the death penalty is justified, would you be ok with being the one who pulled the trigger, turned the switch, or the one responsible for a person's demise?

Now for those that are going to have something negative to say about my next statement let me assure you that I'm not the perfect Christian. However, as the Christian faith has taught me, two wrongs don't make a right. We are not equipped to judge anyone. Furthermore, who are we to say who dies? Can you imagine if God reprimanded us without giving us a chance to repent? We are taught as Christians that "NO" sin is greater than the next. Meaning, a person killing another person is equivalent to you lying about what time you made it to work. Can you imagine if God gave you the death penalty for that? I'm not at all saying that killing someone is right. It's obvious I'm against it in any circumstance. I'm also not saying that someone shouldn't be punished for killing another person. What I'm saying is that God should be the judge. For those that take another's life, let their judgment come on their judgment day from God. For he is worthy to judge! 

If you killed someone that in fact did kill another being than killing + killing = what? For those that need help it equates to 2 dead people who are both guilty for the same sin. 
Now, imagine if you killed someone for a crime that you later determined they did not would you feel? You have now killed someone for the same crime you thought they committed! Honestly, let me who kills you? Realize that if you waited for God to judge, then you would know that God already knew he was innocent and instead of God judging him, he in fact was judging you! Death...a victory? Should you glorify or justify a person's death? Never!

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. - Matthew 7:1-5 ESV

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; - Luke 6:37 ESV

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? – Romans 2:1-3 ESV

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? – James 4:12 ESV

This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God. ... - 1 Corinthians 4:1-21 ESV

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Differing from the norm definitely portrays my style. Wearing what makes me happy is my policy. I don't follow trends, I set my own. My style is the 21st century avant-garde movement! I'm definitely pushing the boundaries of what is accepted and expected! Growing up I never could comprehend why people always had something negative to say about my visage. It’s evident that people misconstrue anything that differs from the norm. Now, I'm so use to people saying things like "WOW... only you could pull this off!" When I first started hearing it, I pondered to myself "am I really wearing something unusual?" I honestly saw a vision this morning and made it reality. My reality to some seems to be very peculiar, and to others, daring. But in my opinion, it's simply a reflection of me. Whether it’s my clothes, accessories, or my sweet crush, a unique pair of SHOES, I put it together and make it my own...TANTALIZING! Individual style should be a reflection of you….Embracing me! :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


My Birthday is quickly approaching, so a year older, I will soon be. I'm trying not to cringe at the thought of being a few years closer to 30 *sigh* lol. I think to myself…. I have sooooo much to do. I'm truly grateful that God has blessed me with another year. To think that I experienced both an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week and survived is truly a blessing. As I reflect on my life thus far, I can conclude that greatness awaits me! I strongly believe that God puts you through things he knows you can handle. I have been through so much that at times, I question why I am always faced with some kind of obstacle or adversity. I pray and ask God for his guidance and support in each predicament, and at the end, I overcome. God is amazing! I'm definitely not where I want to be, but I'm definitely not where I use to be and that is magnificent!!! :) Striving for success and never settling for less! In times of adversity, remain faithful. There is always a glistening light at the end of a dark tunnel.