Thursday, February 27, 2014
For years, I strove to uncover the ism's we live with. Those are race-ism, sex-ism, and collectively they are other-ism's. They divide us from the world, they make us feel different. Of course, that is not a good feeling as we all have a need to belong. However, today I want to introduce you to wizims. The name wizim is based upon the scarecrow in the Wiz. I love that movie!
The scarecrow lacked the confidence he needed to come down, he really needed someone to tell him that he had the power. Sometimes we need people to talk to us, and sometimes we have to just confide in ourselves. We have confided in others before...but there are truly times we must confide in ourselves. In fact, the root word of confidence is confide. We confide in ourselves and say what is true, what is positive and what empowers us the be strong. That is how we gain confidence. The Scarecrow believed it when they told him he was a loser. He confided his desires in them, he never believed in himself.
We are a nation of people who are fascinated by people with hang ups. We especially like to watch them as the remain wrapped up in their hang ups! Pretty much like the scarecrow. The crows had a party watching him in distress. I suppose many of us are hanging on our own poles somewhere in our lives. we all have our own wizims. Sadly we don't see them, so we don't own up to them. All the little crows in our lives are acutely aware of our shortcomings. It is a celebration for them. Carl Jung, who is appreciated by a multitude of people explained it with archetypes. These were simply elements of our personality that we may or may not recognize. One element he called Shadow. I say wizims, but he says Shadow. Psychologist's can make something simple sound so complicated! Here is how Jung describes it. I see this as the scarecrows 'wizim', and maybe one that we can relate too.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
MICHAEL JACKSON'S LEGACY: Everland in Haiti ~Gladys Dorcilien~ 02/22 by Rev Dr Catherine M Gross | Culture Podcasts
It is with a great sense of excitement that we can confirm that Everland Haiti is now complete, it being the second children's home that Michael's faithful have enabled.
Haiti is a troubled place, the divide between rich and poor is great, and in the many poorer parts, due to lack of education or rape, very young girls are getting pregnant only to abandon them at the nearest hospital, or they throw them into the garbage. The partnership MJL has formed with the Haitian Leadership Foundation will ensure a safe and warm home for these otherwise neglected babies, and will enable appropriate education of troubled youngsters in order to prevent further spiralling problems which affect an entire society.
Everland Haiti is situated in the Christian Village of Nod Dorcilien in Mirbalais. The total cost of the earthquake-proof building was $20,500 USD, and Michael's fans did it again. YOU funded the entire building which will cater for up to 30 babies and toddlers at any given time.
A staff of five women and a nurse will be employed with help from the Ministry of Social Affairs, with whom the Haitian Leadership Foundation have a good rapport. A wonderful lady called Gladys and her husband, the Bishop, will head up the project out there and ensure that it is a success on the ground. Between them, they have years of experience in helping destitute children. Gladys herself lived in the Congo for 20 years - no mean feat - before spending another 16 years doing humanitarian work in Haiti. They are now committed to building a village for at least 400 people, of which Everland Haiti will be an invaluable part.
MICHAEL'S FANS RAISED:
1. Legal fees $500 (£333) COMPLETED in three days!
2. Foundations including labour $5800 (£3867) COMPLETED
3. Blocks laid and plastered, including labour $5800 (£3867) COMPLETED
4. Electrics, plumbing, doors, windows, paint, labour $4700 (£3133) COMPLETED
5. Double roofing and finishing, including labour $3700 (£2467) COMPLETED
We would like to thank our Honorary Ambassador,Dr Patrick Treacy, for helping us to find the perfect location, perfect people, and another desperately-needed project. We knew, of course, that Michael's faithful would once again step up the mark and do his legacy proud. Let's heal this world together and keep Michael's light shining brightly into the future. If not us, whose hearts have been touched so profoundly by his life, then who?
From Michael Jackson's Legacy
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
4Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,5doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; 6rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth; 7beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.8Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away with. (!st Corinthians 13)
A Thought for You
Look at this scripture! When it opens you can see Michael. Love suffers long, it isn't jealous or vain. It does not act unbecomingly, cannot be provoked..... Can you see Michael yet? Michael walked in the word. Michael was not God, but he was a godly man. That is part of the reason we love him so. When Michael told us he loved us, we knew he meant it. I actually don't remember any other artist who ever even said "I love you". Do you? Michael did not spend his time counting up all the evil that he became faced with. He told us he had rhinoceros skin! Well, he did. He did because he believed in love, hoped for a better world and kept the faith. Love is empowering, indeed. Michael is gone, but love never fails....we still feel his powerful love. All the evil that has been spoken of Michael is beginning to cease....but the power of his love lives on, because love never fails. Love cannot fail, because God is love....and God is eternal
Eternal God our Father,
We adore you, and we bless your holy name. We thank you Father for blessing us to be a witness to true love. Help us Lord to keep this precious gift of love close to our hearts, yet....let us never forget that you are the source of all love. More than this Lord, let us emulate such a love as you have shown us.We know that you gave Michael to us as a gift, and we thank you. Dear God, we ask that you touch the hearts of those who do not know love. We know Lord, that you are able. Bring about a change Lord, just as you did for Saul...who became Paul. We are ready Father...have your way.
In the Matchless Name of Jesus Christ,
Monday, May 2, 2011
1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And if I have [the gift of] prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 And if I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing ~I Corinthians 13 - American Standard Version 1901
Something to Think about
I have always believed that this earth is the training ground for heaven. Thus, without question it is God who is our teacher. Michael tried so hard to tell us that. He always said that all of his gifts came from God. He was right.However, God is Love. Michael wanted to walk in the steps of Jesus, who walked this earth with a love that was healing....and just. He did it. Michael sought to heal the world, and somehow I think he succeeded. Scripture says "Though I speak with the tongue of men and angels..." Michael sang with the tongue of an angel, and spoke in sounds of adoration, we heard him. His beautiful angelic quality and message oozed with Love. He shared an honest and true love with us. Michael could see Jesus. He could walk like Jesus. Sadly, that is not true for everyone. We may not be able to see Jesus, but we see Michael. We would be hugely blessed to follow in Michael's steps. However....do not forget that Michael wanted to walk like Jesus. Michael sat and meditated on what God wanted him to do. I am not telling you to worship Michael!! I am telling you to consider his spiritual ways. We know that his steps were ordered by God. Only ones love for God would inspire them to be like Jesus. Whatever we do, however we walk, no matter the pathway we choose...let us be covered in Love. God is Love, and Love is everything.
A Prayer for Today
Most Glorious God, our Father,
There is none like you. We adore you, we glorify you. we magnify you, and we bless your hallowed name. We thank you Father for all you have done for us and will do for us in this day. Dear Lord, we pray that you bless the children. Strengthen them and direct their paths. And Father...bless those who are ill and homeless. Bless the sinners and saints, the rich and the poor, the young and the old... we are all your children. Help us to walk in Love today. We thank you Father for the lives with which you will entrust us today. Let us be a reflection of your Love.
In The Matchless Name of Jesus,