2010-06-02

MIND CHECK XL: Memorial Day Weekend: 2010

No pre-req to it, I'm just gonna go for it; you'll get it all at the end.

I had NO IDEA what GOD had in store for me this past weekend: from Saturday-Tuesday. Let's just say it was an interesting one.

It all started at McDonald's. I went in and got me something to eat and came back out to my car...she wouldn't start. I was like, "ok, this happens often. She'll start up soon." --- PSYCHE! So I decided to go inside and have a lil chat with GOD about how I do NOT wanna be stuck in Murfreesboro, TN; how I did NOT wanna be sitting at that McDonald's all night and having to leave my car there. It was all in HIS plan, I later figured out.

So after about 30 minutes of sitting inside McDonald's, drinking my Sweet-Tea (because I NEVER go to McDonald's without getting a Sweet Tea...even for breakfast!) and still talking to GOD, I decided to get up and go try again. I went out and there was an SUV next to me with two guys eating. I tried to start her up...Nothing. The driver of the SUV got out of his truck and asked me if I needed a boost. I told him, "Sure, but I don't think it's the battery." He told me, "Well, let's try anyway."

He proceeded to put his truck in position so we could hook the cords up: Black to Black::Red to Red...after about 10 minutes, still nothing. I told him thanks and he said, "It's no problem." I went back inside McDonald's and sat and talked again. Time passed by again and I went back out, asked GOD one more time: "I just wanna make it to Nashville. Please?" At that time, HIS plans for me in Nashville must have been complete for the situations that were about to come up that I had NO IDEA would.

Jade started.

I praised all the way to Nashville no knowing what was about to happen.

I called my mom and she told me, "Don't stop in Nashville just go to Jackson and I'll come get you and you can take my car and we'll worry about getting Jade fixed later."

My stubborn ass told her, "Nah, I'mma just head on up to Nashville."

She said, (with that mother's sigh) "Ok. But you CALL ME if she stops again."

I told her sure; not knowing, yet again, what was about to happen.

On to Nashville to visit a Tiffany: I was anticipating the visit for a lil while and it was finally time to do so. Called her up to meet her at a gas station then to Wal-Mart (in East Nashville...the neighborhood junt on Galliten (or Galletin) *shurg* however you spell it)...got out my car and walked around with her in Wal-Mart. Came back out, this time KNOWING that my car may not start. She got in her car; I got in mine. Her car started...Jade didn't. I told her to go ahead and head home I'd meet her there.

I sat in Wal-Mart feeling like a complete ass. Of course afraid to call my mommy because I already know what she'd say...I decided to do it anyway. I got an earful (not in a bad yelling way, but more in a "Mother ALWAYS KNOWS Best" kind of way) from her.

Got a text from Tiff asking if I was cool and that if my car didn't start in 15min, let her know and she'd come back. I was about to be kind of stubborn on that too and not text her back. She came on back to chill with me and we tried to battery again. After about 20-30min Jade still wouldn't start (I still had no idea it was the starter). She headed on back to her house to get ready for her night that she planned with her girls. I appreciate(d) her for coming out; wish our visit was in better circumstances but, GOD had other plans.

SO...now, I'm in east Nashville at a Wal-Mart that's NOT 24hrs with nowhere to go. Called my mommy again (and I'm sighing as I type up every time I called my mommy...cause I know she was right.); heard that earful again.

So, I texted Greg; asked him if he knew a mechanic in Nashville...he called me back with a name and number from our friend DeJuan's mechanic. SO, when I called that number, he was at a family reunion and even sounded like he didn't wanna really help; nor did he seem as though he wanted to be bothered. I could understand...it's Memorial Day Weekend. So, I sat outside for a lil while with my hood open.

Enter Matt: A bald-headed white guy, driving a truck wearing this black shirt and some cargo shorts; asking me, "Hey man, you need a boost?"

Again, I let him know; just like the two at Wal-Mart that it wasn't the batter...he stopped anyway to help me out. By the way, he stayed all 8 hours (didn't leave until about 11pm, so you do the math) out there trying to help me out. (More on Matt later).

Enter Greg & DeJuan: Greg, my fellow Meterite, TSU Alum and Frat brother; DeJuan also a fellow Meterite, TSU Alum and all-around Mr. Fix it kind of guy. Matt was still there trying to get my car started. At this time, we found out it was the starter.

After Greg and DeJuan got there Matt was at a point where he wanted to actually get UNDER my car to reach the starter to get it to spark. His quote was this, "Man, I'm just praying that I can help you out! I know GOD can work things out and I'm praying he can work this out for you." (Matt would NOT LEAVE! but that's a good thing!)

Enter Random Guy From Across the Street: Lookin like the drunken uncle that everyone has...walking fast like he wanted something if he helped. Guess what...when he walked over and said, "Mayne it sta stata. That sall dat is mayne. Just get someone up unda deah and hit it and you gon be on yo way." Now where random guy got there, Matt WAS under my car! Yeah, he got under there! (Exit RGFAS)

Enter Two Brothers (I never got their names): They came over, one a heavy set guy wearing a white tee and jeans; the other wearing a Titans jersey and some jeans. REAL COOL PEOPLE! White Tee QUICKLY knew what the issue was; got under the car and with a hammer given to us by one of the Wal-Mart employees, started to hit the starter. Jade would show signs of life but wouldn't start all the way up.

*side bar* we are STILL on Saturday *end side bar*

Everyone was saying they couldn't actually see the starter, so I got my ass up under there to try to reach it and hit it and get it to start...no good. DeJuan got up under there; Matt got under; White-tee even got under...he also got it to where it would actually spark...No good.

Remember DeJuan's mechanic? I hadn't called him because even DeJuan didn't feel right calling him. So at that time I KNEW GOD had something planned out for my weekend; EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON!

So, on the scene at this point: Me, Matt, Greg, DeJuan, Two Brothers and guess who came back...RGFAS!!! It was getting late, and I feel as though I made 4 new brothers of my own at that time. Matt had to leave. I reached out my hand to shake his and he kinda hesitated because it was covered in oil...I grabbed his hand and shook it because he didn't have to do all that he did. But with what he did, I prayed blessings for him and his life because I knew, and so did he (because he said even said this) GOD had him there for a reason.

At this time when we've damn near made fireworks from trying to spark Jade, I decided finally I needed a tow company. White tee called up Smith's Towing (On Jefferson St.) and in about 20 minutes, Tony was out there with a flatbed. I had no idea how I'd get Jade back so Greg informed me to ask how much would it be per/day. White-tee also informed me that Smith's actually WORKS on cars as well. So I asked Tony, the questions and he told me that if I get it worked on, then the "car-sitting" charge won't start until after they fix it and I leave it there.

GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!

So, I went in to get $65 for the towing cost and Tony gave me a receipt and told me to call Byron the next day to see how much it would be to get a new starter.

I shook The Two Brother's hands; I shook Tony's hand; I unpacked Jade with all my stuff I needed to spend the next 3 days on Greg's couch. Went back to Greg's house; Jade was gone; I was on the couch and started to talk to GOD; had us a LONG TALK too. Little did I know I was gonna have one of the BEST "own my own" Memorial Day Weekends Ever!

There was FOOD ENVOLVED!!!

Ok, so that was all on Saturday.

Sunday came. Got up and Greg asked, you wanna come to Kentucky for a BBQ with Stan and Dee? Uhm...YEAH!!! Before we went I tried to call my apt complex to see if I could get my rent check held until Friday because I had no idea how much the work on my car would be...but I still didn't worry. After Saturday I put myself in JOB mode—Job from the Bible. I couldn't worry. Found out that I couldn't get in touch with Ms. Jill until Tuesday to check on my rent payment. I relaxed and remembered how Job handled his situation...continued to TRUST in GOD!

So, we left the house; picked up DeJuan and went up to KY and kicked it with Stan, Dee, Ebony, Jamal & Jennifer and their little girl. Ate well; enjoyed the company and hospitality and the talk me, Greg, DeJuan and Stan had. I am the youngest of the group and I gained knowledge and shared some of mine as well!

Monday: I called to see if Byron was at work; said he'd get back to me...didn't until Tuesday. SO, on Monday Greg decided to cook out at his crib. Kicked it! Stan & Dee two of their people came over as well as DeJuan, Marshall and KT. KICKED IT! Food, Xbox, Play station, and more food! Took my mind off of EVERYTHING! Later that day, Greg and I ended up going to Lena's house for another bar-b-que! There I got to see a lot of my frat and sororz uppinare including Jazz, Matt, Eric, HipZ (don't know her real name) and others. KICKED IT!!!!

Tuesday: Got a call from Smith's letting me know that it would be almost $300 to get Jade right. Me, with my not worrying self (still in Job Mode) I said, that's fine. Still hadn't heard from Ms Jill about my rent check yet but again, I KNEW GOD had me taken care of and that HE wouldn't let me down because of my trust and faith in HIM! I just wanted to hold it to make sure I wouldn’t over draft. I had the money to do it. It's just crazy because I turned my rent check in that past TUESADY before I left for Murfreesboro...and it had NOT cleared yet! I left with Greg to go to his job that morning after finding out that my car would be ready by noon.

FINALLY got to talk to Ms. Jill and she confirmed that my check had NOT been deposited yet (Can we say "FAVOR BUTTON"!?) And she said she'd hold it until Friday. I thanked Ms Jill!!! All of this going on and I forgot to tell ya'll that my supervisor called me on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday asking me if I was ok and just let me know to take Tuesday off and come back in on Wednesday! (FAVOR BUTTON AGAIN!!!)

So, I got Jade back; paid the company and thanked everyone at Smith's auto!

Got in Jade and sat there thanking and praising GOD for ALL THAT HE DID for me that weekend!!! Went back to Greg's house; I didn't leave just yet...

I played a lil guitar hero then I decided to text Rachael to see if she was busy and if she wasn't if she wanted to go out to dinner with me (something that's been planned for a good lil minute but pushed back because of our career schedules). She texted me back and said cool; so I met up with her at Chili's on West End. We talked; we ate; we caught up; we shared with each other how GREAT GOD is and has been to us; we laughed at the rachetness that we saw in the booth next to us; I listened to her plans; she listened to mine; we just had fun...kickin it enjoying each other's company! It was the PERFECT end to my Weekend in Nashville!!!

I hit the road back to Jackson with Jade in cruise at 70mph the whole way as I thought (and tweeted) about how GOOD GOD IS; and how I appreciate all of the people that I encountered that weekend.

***

I made it through another test. The devil WANTED me; he asked GOD for me; GOD KNEW I wouldn't lose my faith; GOD KNEW I would continue to praise HIM no matter what; GOD KNEW Satan would FAIL...so did I!

EVERYYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON! From me packing too many clothes for Murfreesboro, to my check not being cleared for a whole week; to me stopping in Nashville because if I had made it back to Jackson, I would have been here bored out of my mind for 3 days! I got to kick it with some WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!! And each one of them taught me a lesson!

GOD KNOWS WHAT GOD IS DOING! Sometimes, although we make decisions and we have free will, GOD makes our plans RIGHT for us! We THINK we know what we're doing and even if we know, GOD is like, "Nah, not right; now not this time, but just trust me, I Got You!" And he did!

If, from this you didn't get it...or you got bored reading it, that's on you. I can't force you to read anything. I have to tell of HIS goodness and I'm not ashamed of it!

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To ALL OF YOU that have my back, THANK YOU! I appreciate you! I Love You!

CHECK MATE!

(I'm BAAAAAACK!!!!!)

2009-12-01

MIND CHECK XXXIX: (RED)

I update on Twitter a lot so I decided to make it a note on Facebook as well for those of you that don't have Twitter.

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i(RED) for those born with it, blood transfusion victims, rape victims and the FAITHFUL spouses that get it from low down husbands/wives.

One said that the statement above was "Ignorant" and to check my facts. The fact is I KNOW it takes one time. The question is, Do you KNOW WHAT you're sleeping with that ONE time? If not then INTELLIGENCE would say "hold up"; IGNORANCE would say, "Whatever".

Someone recently said this to me: "If the cure is found, pharmaceutical companies would be out of business." Your thoughts? I take it serious because I sure as heaven & hell don't wanna have AIDS. So, don't just tell everyone else to get tested...do it yourself.

I also take it serious because I'm O+ and Any of the positive Blood types can receive O+ and I want to help save a life. Also, none of my (RED) Questions are gender specific. Men "cheat" & "sleep around" just like women so my questions are for both.

***

These are just (RED) Questions (asked on my Twitter account: @BluCanon) to make you think. It ain't my place to judge. Remember we all have a CHOICE.


(RED) Question 1) If You've found the one you wanna be with for the rest of your life, would u get offended if they asked u to get tested?


(RED) Question 2) You're with this person you want to marry; they then find out they have AIDS...is marriage STILL in the question?


(RED) Question 3) Would you want to sacrifice YOUR health for the one you say u love? (Although they don't love you cause they slept with someone with AIDS)


(RED) Question 4a-b) I asked it before, "Do you know WHAT you're sleeping with?"; Do you trust that needle?


(RED) Question 5) Other than getting tested, what are you doing to help PREVENT yourSELF from AIDS?


(RED) Question 6) What if your BEST friend told you that they have AIDS?


(RED) Question 7) How would u feel if u think you're about to help SAVE a life by giving blood but THEY tell you, u can't because you have AIDS?


(RED) Question 8) Do you really CARE if you have AIDS or not?


(RED) Question 9) If your result is positive, would u be HONEST to tell the next person u finna sleep w/, or lie cause you WANT it THAT bad?


(RED) Question 10) Let's say u don't have AIDS but u get some other type of STI/STD; one that blackened ya penis/put bumps in ya vagina? Now what?


(RED) Question 11a-b) Ask yourself, "What if I had AIDS?" What if you had AIDS? What would be your first thought?


Random (RED) Question(s): How soon was the H1N1 vaccine created after the spread? Why hasn't an AIDS vaccine been? Just curious. *shrug*


(RED) Question 12) What if GOD decided to go ahead and let mosquitoes carry AIDS from person to person? (Think about it...)


(RED) Question 13) Will World Aids Day ever become Aids Awareness MONTH? (I feel it needs more than a day or maybe it's just me)


(RED) Question 14) What will be done tomorrow since it's World Aids DAY? Can their be a month? or is it not that crucial?


(RED) Question 15) Why do people care if AIDS was government created? It's still deadly, right? Get Tested.


(RED) Question 16) Could you imagine if AIDS was contracted through sneezing? Scary, right?


(RED) Question 17) Do you have AIDS?


(RED) Question 18) How many of us will forget about World Aids DAY tomorrow?


That's all I've got...I'm clean, and happy. Ain't gotta worry about myself. But right now, it's not about those of us that don't have it, it's about those of you that do have it but are afraid to get tested...what are you going to do about it?

*shrug*

CHECKMATE

2009-10-13

MIND CHECK XXXVIII: Previous Cats

My mind started to WORK, therefore, I wanted to WRITE! Music in my ears; MUSIQ speaking to me. I posted a status on Facebook that read:

"I think it's messed up that women have been hurt so badly in the past, that when a GOOD man decides to express his feelings, she becomes apprehensive toward him. She holds back & settles for less than the GOOD man that stands before her WANTING to do right. I quote Musiq: "'I'm not to blame for the pain that was cause by previous cats.'"


So, I decided to break it down in MY terms from MY mind.

There's nothing really personal about this, just thoughts of the Mind of Kenny

Before you get bored, feel me on this one, ok? Thanks. Love ya'll.
(The "I" is general represented for all "Good Guys" -- and if it's just me, then I'll be that.)


"Previous Cats"

--> "First things first girl, recognize who is with you now..."

First, why are you holding on to your past? Let it go. You can't hold my hand and the hand of your past all the time. I'm not "him" or "he" or "dude" or your "Y" as my friend put it. (Not "X" but "Y" like, "Why did you even put up with him?"

-->"Second thing, can't blame me for how you were treated before I came..."

Although I've been there for you this whole time, you can't blame me for at least letting you know that "dude" wasn't right for you. Although you would hear me, you wouldn't listen. Now you're hurt and broken. BUT, my love for you, won't let me close my arms to you.

-->"See I'm not Steven, Anthony even Leroy or Ivan, Damn girl I've been right there for you since day one so where is all this coming from..."

Out of all of those other ones that YOU chose to be with, who was the only consistent one that had your back no matter what? When you say my name, it doesn't even sound like any of the other "dudes". I hate that you hurt so much that you even see ME differently now.

-->"I'm not to blame for the pain that was caused by previous cats who had your heart before me..."

It's me now. But you make it seem as though I'm the bad one. I'm not blaming you either, but I'm tired of YOU not understanding where I'm coming from. (Yet you still cease to allow me to at least show you.)

-->"I'm not to blame for the pain that was caused by previous cats; you gotta see me for me..."

I'm ONE person. It's as though I'm transparent to your sight when it comes to you seeing what's real.

-->"Now what is with all the questioning about where I've been..."

Now that "dude" has used you and torn you down, now you want to know where I'm going; what I'm up to; but while you were with dude, you never really wanted to hear from me as if I was a figment of your imagination. I wanted to respect you while you were with dude while it was breaking me down inside because you already KNEW how I felt.

-->"And why must you roll your eyes when I say she's just a friend I knew before..."

That's not fair. I didn't keep you locked up. I didn't break you down. I've ALWAYS kept you lifted. But you let him bring you down. She's a friend, that I have known, but never wanted. You said that about "dude" and now, he's one of those previous cats.

-->"Not like I called you Sabrina Pam or Tenisha, Andrea either girl we go deeper than any other I had before..."

I know your name. Your name is ______________. Have you EVER heard me call you anything else? Even when you introduce me, it's like you just met me. But I don't complain. I just keep praying for you that one day you open your eyes...but yet, you still haven't.

-->"So tell me why you ignore..."

See, it would be mean if I dropped the "e" and added "ant" after the "r". Because honestly, that's how you're acting. No knowledge whatsoever. TRUTH HURTS.

-->"Now, I don't know what those young boys did to make you insecure; but I think you need to let it go..."

But from what I can see, from the way you're acting now, I can tell that whatever it was, YOU allowed it. Now, it's time to let it all go; hell, even if it's not me you choose, at least for the next guy.

-->"Don't let your past get all in the way cause what is here today, may not be guaranteed tomorrow..."

The only thing in the natural LIFE that is promised, is Death. So, I've done my part by at least trying to let you know how I feel. But you dismiss it as if I don't mean it...but, I stuck with you as a friend.

-->"I'm not out of line, just speaking my mind when I say that I put in too much time for another brother's crime."

Now he's free and you're trying to put me behind bars? He posted bail after stealing your heart; now you're putting ME on trial? You ALLOWED him to control you and now you're trying to do that to me? Sit back and think!

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Ladies, stop being afraid. You complain about how there are no more "GOOD MEN" but when one finally comes by and you notice him, you run and become afraid to let him know you because YOU don't want to hurt HIM. That I will never understand.

CheckMate....

SING MUSIQ!

2009-09-19

MIND CHECK XXXVII: (UNTITLED)

Sigh...




















*walks away from chess board*

2009-08-01

MIND CHECK XXXVI: That Damn Bird! (Less Facebook Activity)

Greetings.

I am the Paul of the "Twitterverse" (c) me. I persecuted Twitterers (or Twitterites or whatever we're called) for the longest, but then I realized how vital it can be while I was at my church on Friday, July 31 as Penny Hardaway and Drumma Boy spoke at The Memphis Youth Manifesto [dot com]. So, you can find and follow me on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/BluCanon

Also, when it comes to Facebook, I've subscribed to a select few friends. I'm taking a longer break. Only status and photo album updates and of course my Blogs import to my notes. Click the link under my profile pic to subscribe to my Facebook Updates.

I'm out.

*Check and Mate*

2009-07-23

MIND CHECK XXXV: "I HATE NIGGERS...Yes I'm Black"

Did the title grab your attention? I try for them to do that so: 1) You'll stop by to read them; 2) to make you think.

Now that you're reading it, tell me what you think...after you've read the full note. I promise that it won't be a long note and I may even include a picture. How about that? Cool? Ok, so...here goes.

First of all I want to dedicate this note to one of the realest women I know. Angelica. (There are other out there but she knows the origin of why I'm writing this.)

Ok...on to the body of the note.

I HATE NIGGERS.

How does that make you feel? Does it make you cringe when I say it? Does it make you angry? Does it fire you up? Does it make you not want to be my friend anymore? Does it make you wonder, "Oh Lord! What is Kenny talkin' about THIS time?" NOW...imagine if I were white...or "Other". THEN how would it make you feel? I'm talking to all of my Black brothas and sistas...but ESPECIALLY to those that have a soft spot for the "N-Word"...in other words...NIGGER!

Well, as the title states, I HATE NIGGERS!

Explanation?

Ok...we, a Black people, are so fuckin' sensitive about that word. I say we because I'm Black as well, however, I'm one of the select few that really doesn't care about the word. If it's used on me or whatever. Hell, I don't care if "Others" use it.

IT'S A WORD!!!

You say that you don't want to be called one, yet you get SO SO SO SO SO SOOOOOOO OFFENDED when you hear an "other" say, "I HATE NIGGERS."

Why is that?

You say that it was a degrading word "back in the day" and that you wish people would stop using it.

Well, my point is this...

If you are offended when someone says "I HATE NIGGERS", that MUST MEAN that you accept that you are, in fact, a NIGGER which means you're giving someone control of your emotions...cause you DO GET MAD! Don't lie. *SMH* Your emotions are 1/3 of your SOUL.

I refuse to give someone control of my soul. I am NOT a Nigger, therefore I won't get offended if I hear someone say these words...

I HATE NIGGERS!

CHECK MATE!!!!!!

(Please comment!...THANKS!)

2009-07-01

MIND CHECK XXXIV: DEATH (My Views)

*Takes a BIG INHALE of the Air Around Me...Exhales*

YES!!! It's been a hella long time since I've done this (for one due to the fact that I don't have the Internet at the house anymore, but it's all good...I'mma start typing up in Notepad now). I'm sorry I've been away for so long. But anyways...HOW IS EVERYONE??? How about those deaths of Ed, Double F, MJ, and the loud guy on the commercials? Interesting huh? I've NEVER seen Facebook so geeked (in a negative-positive way) about death.

I've promised that I'd do a lil something on my views of what I think DEATH is, and you know how I do....


***DISCLAIMER--A LOT OF YOU MAY NOT AGREE WITH ME...BUT THESE ARE MY VIEWS ONLY--YOU MAY HAVE YOUR OWN--I SUGGEST YOU DO "ALT-F4" IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THIS BECAUSE I GUARANTEE THAT IT WILL HAVE MANY OF YOU O_o 'in AT ME CRAZY!!!--BUT...*eh*--THAT IS ALL***

DEATH: die, expire, perish; meet one's death, meet one's end; pass away, be taken; yield one's breath, resign one's breath; resign one's being, resign one's life; end one's days, end one's life, end one's earthly career; breathe one's last; cease to live, cease to breathe; depart this life; be no more; go off, drop off, pop off; lose one's life, lay down one's life, relinquish one's life, surrender one's life; drop into the grave, sink into the grave; close one's eyes; fall dead, drop dead, fall down dead, drop down dead; break one's neck; give up the ghost, yield up the ghost; be all over with one., pay the debt to nature, shuffle off this mortal coil, take one's last sleep; go the way of all flesh; hand in one's checks, pass in one's checks, hand in one's chips, pass in one's chips [U.S.]; join the greater number, join the majority; come to dust, turn to dust; cross the Stygian ferry, cross the bar; go to one's long account, go to one's last home, go to Davy Jones' locker, go to the wall; receive one's death warrant, make one's will, step out, die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end; catch one's death; go off the hooks, kick the bucket, buy the farm, hop the twig, turn up one's toes; die a violent death (be killed)...etc...etc...yadda yadda... (Some of those GNR!--YES...I Type GNR! LOLz)

***

I honestly don't believe that past relatives are looking down on us. Grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, best friends, etc. etc....I base this on verses in the WORD (that you all say you read in your "Favorite Books" part of your profile)

Matthew 26:29

"But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom." (KJV)

"Mark my words-I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father's Kingdom." (NLT)


As well as this verse

1 Thessalonians 4:16

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:" (KJV)

"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the call of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, all the Christians who have died will rise from their graves." (NLT)

Now...this may not be your view, but even CHRIST didn't go straight to Heaven. HE didn't ascend until he came back down to earth. HE had to leave the 3rd of the Trinity down on earth...the Holy Spirit. So...I honestly believe that after Christ died and did what HE did, going straight to Heaven was done.

Where do you think the term "Rest In Peace" came from? I'm just sayin'.

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"So, Kenny, you mean to tell me that my (relative, friend) isn't' in heaven yet?"

Well, first of all, who's to say they're going to Heaven anyway?


WHAT???? It's just a question. LOLz. Judgement has to happen first and that's not happening until we're caught up. (My opinion.)

Now, I'm not the judge of ANYONE on earth. That's not my place. Nor do I know what truly happens after loved ones take their last breath. But I DO know that it's coming. Either DEATH or RAPTURE. And those of us that are ready, aren't truly afraid of either. Why should I fear something that I KNOW is coming to me? Which would I want? I don't know. I can't say. Because I don't know WHAT'S going to happen...but I do KNOW it's GOING to happen.

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And the hell I hear about these crazyass people killin' themselves because they can't "deal" with MJ's death. DAHELLWRONGWITHEM???? I bet not kill myself over someone dying. The ONLY being I'll die FOR is Christ. No bullshit.

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So, Ladies and gentlement, I am back...note writing...my mind...my thoughts...my views. Comments welcome! Much Love and May GOD continue to bless you all. (Those that want HIM to...I sure want HIM to bless me!)


And as always...

*CHECKMATE*

Oh....what do YOU think?