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‘That Thing That We FEAR But Sets Us FREE…’

‘…We Live in a Time where TRUTH has Stumbled in the Streets and Dishonesty ‘Runs Amok’…Where We accept Lies, KNOWING that they are Lies and Deny the TRUTHS…Where We tend to LOVE what’s Wrong but Hate what’s RIGHT…Where We are Afraid to be labeled ‘Too Christian’ but not Afraid to be labeled ‘Too Worldly’…Where we Throw Our INTEGRITY into the Wind but Holdfast to Our Sinful and Worldly Ways…We Live in a Time where We can’t see Ourselves because We have worked so Diligently to Be Someone or Something Else…We Live in a Time where We are Always COMPARING Ourselves to Others so as to be an -ER or an -EST among them and the TRUTH is, ‘There is No WIN in COMPARISON!’…We Live in a Time where ‘TRUTH has Stumbled in the Streets and it’s Time for it to Rise Again…’

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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STOP THE MADNESS!

STOP THE MADNESS!

‘Insecurities are about as useful as holding a Grenade after the pin has been pulled!’

 

Upon viewing the internet this Morning I came across the articles that talked about the teenage girls and boys that have been posting videos and photos of themselves on YouTube and asking the public if they are Pretty or Ugly. My initial thought was, ‘What have We come to in this present day?’ ‘Where are We headed?’ The more I pondered this issue the more it came to Me that this is something that goes on daily with millions and millions of individuals and not only on YouTube with teenagers but with individuals of ALL ages in every area of day-to-day life.

BEAUTY…Or what We are lead to believe is BEAUTY is pushed into Our faces or pressed upon Us continually on television, in magazines, on the internet, on the streets, at work, even at church as We worship and if One is not Secure in who and what they are, they tend to fall for the BEAUTY Lies or they try their best to transform themselves into the Lie…

‘Her body is Nice. She doesn’t have a stomach.’ ‘I Want to be like that?’

‘He is built like a statue of David with those muscles. That’s what the Women like!’ ‘I Want to look like that?’

‘She has a Nice, Round behind.’ ‘I have to get my behind like that?’

‘Her breasts are so perky!’ ‘I have to get some of those so the guys will look at me?’

‘He has a head full of hair.’ ‘I have to get treatments or something to grow my hair back like his?’

“I Want to be Like…’ ‘I Want to be Like…’

I simply don’t understand why We are such an INSECURE species! So many of Us live Our lives uncomfortable in Our OWN skin and in Our OWN bodies because We have this belief or idea that Our skin, and I am not speaking of Race, or that Our body isn’t Good enough or BEAUTIFUL enough. (And, if You are One of those individuals living with this belief, My question is, BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH for who?’)…

We see someone else and We want to be like them. We are told that Our bodies should be shaped a certain way and We do ALL manner of things, even Life threatening things, to acquire that body We are told We should possess. We see another individual that We think or Feel is BEAUTIFUL and We long to look like them. We are told by the opposite sex that We are not attractive enough and We long to be like another. Some of Us are so INSECURE that We seek continued Validation from the opposite sex by flirting or putting Ourselves on display so as to gain that attention or that compliment from them and if We don’t get that compliment or attention We get the idea that We are not BEAUTIFUL enough and it compels Us to do other things to gain their attention that are Destructive and Disrespectful to Ourselves…

It’s past time to accept who and what We are Individually and STOP worrying about if We are BEAUTIFUL Enough or as BEAUTIFUL as the next Person.We were not supposed to be Carbon Copies of each other. We are supposed to be DIFFERENT! We are supposed to be Unique in how We look and how how We are shaped. We should do away with having to be Validated by the opposite sex or by others because that only leads to Wrong actions and behaviors by Us if We are not Validated by them…

VALIDATE YOURSELF! STOP worrying about if You are BEAUTIFUL Enough! STOP worrying about if You are UGLY! STOP comparing Yourself to Others and Be the Unique YOU that GOD created You to be. Don’t fall for the BEAUTY Lie that We have been told we should resemble, whether You’re a Woman or a Man because YOU are BEAUTIFUL just the way YOU are!

Don’t live Your Life INSECURE, My Friend. It’s No GOOD for You.

 ‘Believe that You are BEAUTIFUL and You Are.’

 

-PM Bishop

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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LOVE ISN’T TO BLAME…

LOVE ISN’T TO BLAME…

‘Upon reading the ‘Washington Post’ on Valentine’s Day there was an article that posed the question, ‘LOVE…Why are We drawn to it? Why do We seek It and Want It?’ Simple! Because LOVE is what GOD Wants Us to do. Yeah, We can Fight against It. Flee from It. Fear It. Hate It. Speak Pessimistically about It. Feel that LOVE/LOVING makes One weak but the TRUTH is, We ALL Want and Long for LOVE‘s Touch upon Our Lives. GOD has placed in each and every One of Us the Want for anoher Individual to share Life and LOVE with. And, Everything that We do, mostly the Wrong things to acquire It, is a Seeking for LOVE. Yes, many of Us say that We have been hurt by LOVE but LOVE doesn’t Hurt because IT‘s PERFECT. We, People, Men, Women are the source that cause each other the Pain by having Wrong motives and being Selfish and then it looks as if LOVE is the culprit. (It’s so eay for Us to blame LOVE.) LOVE is the Greatest of Them ALL! GOD is LOVE! We ALL Want LOVE! It’s time to Stop making LOVE a MONSTER that will bring about Our demise and grasp It and allow IT to be exactly what IT is…PERFECT…And, allow IT to bring into Our Lives exactly what We ALL Want…Joy…’

LOVE, My Friend, IT’s PERFECT!

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Al B. Sharp VS Wild, Wild West

Al B. Sharp VS Wild, Wild West!

‘Obama shouldn’t have to lead a Civil Rights March against Himself…’

-Rev. Al Sharpton

BIG Words. LOUD Words. FRUSTRATED Words. CONSTERNATING Words. WORDS from two of the Most Influential African-American Voices in America today. As I viewed the video of their exchange on MSNBC, it
brought to mind how divided We are as a Country and definitely as a race. Rev. Sharpton has his ideas and Dr. West has his. Who’s to say which of these two Voices is right or wrong, neither of them is really, but it comes down to who made the most logical point.

Rev. Sharpton spoke on how We should not place the blame on President Obama for the job market and the unemployment rate because it is not his fault. President Obama does not regulate the jobs, the people that own the companies and corporations are the ones that regulate and have the POWER to stimulate the job market. As President, all that Obama can do is try to PERSUADE these individuals to create jobs and bring about job market STIMULATION. Rev. Sharpton also made a valid point when he said, ‘The People need to stand up and make their Voices heard to the individuals with POWER over these companies instead of continually pointing the
finger at and blaming President Obama…But the TRUTH is that they are SCARED to do that…And, ‘If the People are SCARED, say that they are SCARED…’ because blaming Obama isn’t going to bring about the results that We seek.’
I feel, as Rev. Sharpton feels, that, President Obama is doing his best to make sure that things are done EQUALLY across the board for ALL People, not any specific race or group because this Country and Nation is a place of many Cultures, Races and Peoples, and as President he has to STAND for ALL not ONE…

Dr. West had some valid points as well but I noticed that most of his statements were a bit RACIALLY CHARGED. I mean, I am ALL about STANDING up for Ones Race or what One believes but this is simply not a matter of Race, this is a matter of Humankind as a Whole, the BETTERMENT of everyone. The unemployment rate in not just affecting African-Americans but every Race, it does not DISCRIMINATE and We should see it as such. Yes, there are times when it seems as if President Obama should have stood his ground when it came to certain topics but turning this into a ‘BLACK THING’ or a ‘RACIAL THING’ is not what is needed right now. The statements that Dr. West had about, ‘Critiquing President Obama…’ and ‘The number of Blacks that have been pulled over by Police in NY…’ and ‘Worrying about Rev. Sharpton being manipulated by the White House and PlutoCrats…,’ discuss those topics in other venues but not in this one. This should not be turned into a situation of, ‘We NOW have a Black or African-American President so We, Blacks, as a Race should be receiving Our ’40ACRES and A MULE!’ Our ‘REPARATIONS!’ And…Honestly, if We got them what would We do with them if We are IGNORANT of what to do with what We have been Blessed with at Present. Another thing is, ‘If ALL One wants is a Mule and some Acreage, their Goals and Aspirations are pretty Minimal!’

Both Rev. Sharpton and Dr. West have and continue to make Great contributions to Our Society, Country and the African-American Race through their beliefs and what they STAND for, and I ADMIRE and gain INSPIRATION from them both but with the topic or issue being unemployment and job market stimulation, the idea or job is to get Our Country not simply ‘Back On Track’ but on ‘The BEST Track its Ever Travelled ON,’ bringing about jobs and employment for ALL…EQUALLY…And, we will only achieve this feat by PERSUADING the People with the POWER over job market stimulation and not by Blaming or Pointing the Finger at Our President…

My Friend…My Reader…President Obama isn’t PERFECT and He’s doing what He can with the tools He’s provided…

Like Rev. Sharpton said, ‘Why should President Obama lead a Civil Rights March against Himself?’

‘Rev. Sharpton and Dr. West…Thank You both for the Words and the Inspiration. The work that You do is Priceless, Appreciated and Admirable.’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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The TRUTH…Nobody’s Listening! (Continued…)

The TRUTH…Nobody’s Listening! (Continued…)
As I wrote on yesterday, We ALL say that We want to have the TRUTH told to Us but We can’t seem to take it. It tends to be too much for a lot of Us. I feel that We have become so accustomed to the LIES and the telling of LIES to Us that We have come to a point where, even though, the LIES are hurting Us and keeping Us from progressing individually, relationally, socially, SPIRITUALLY, nationally and Worldly, that We are simply
comfortable in the LIES. Then, when We are offered or are given the TRUTH it sounds so foreign to Us that We tell Ourselves that it can’t be TRUE, ‘IT,’ as they say,
‘Hits Us where it Hurts!’ and We run from it because We don’t like the way the TRUTH makes Us feel. Our Toes ache, Our stomachs churn, Our Minds reel, Our Egos are bruised, We begin to question Ourselves and/or the TRUTH compels Us to look in the Mirror, with tears in Our eyes knowing that We should be questioning the LIES that We feel to be fact. So much consternation caused by the TRUTH but it’s what We need…

We awaken everyday of Our lives to LIES, whether through the media, Our family and friends, people that We meet and worst of ALL, the LIES that We tell Ourselves, when the TRUTH is in Our face beckoning to Us to accept it. We even attend Church, the very place where there should be nothing less than the TOTAL TRUTH and receive LIES. We fall for these LIES or settle for them because We want acceptance and the approval of
others in Our lives. We don’t want anyone to think that We are different or that We see things in a different way than they do, which would cause Us to be on the ‘outside’ of the circle.
(Oh, No! Can’t be on the outside of
the ‘Circle of Acceptance.’)
Everyone from Presidents, to Leaders, to Ministers, to Preachers, to Teachers, those that We are to TRUST, and Us, not telling the TRUTH so as to be accepted by the masses, a SAD case indeed…

But, those among the People, the ‘TRUTH TELLERS,’ who are far and few between in a world of carbon copies, the Ones that don’t allow the acceptance of the masses to keep them from telling the TRUTH…The Ones that know that the telling of the TRUTH will in time Free Us ALL from the LIES that plague Us…The Ones that don’t mind being called ‘Fools’ or ‘Different’ or ‘Unusual.’ The Ones that are told that they should ‘Just give the People what they want or what they can handle,’ which is what is hurting them anyway, and continue to offer the People the TRUTH, even when they hate it and are pointing the finger back at them for the telling of the TRUTH that ‘Stumped their Toes.’ The ones that those that don’t like the TRUTH, try to do ALL that they can to silence or to deter them from the continued telling of the TRUTH. The ones that see the TRUTH through the LIES in front of them and have to keep the Courage so as not to fall for the LIES themselves as they are telling the TRUTH…

My Friend…My Reader…Think about this. TRUTH or LIES? Which do You want to be told?

 

(To be continued…)

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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The UNION Is In A STATE…

The UNION Is In A STATE…

During President Obama’s State of the Union Address this Evening, January 25, 2011, he will discuss investing and or spending, and the topic of investing/spending for Education will most likely come up. This topic of discussion seems to have caused some consternation amongst Republicans in past months because they don’t see the need for investing/spending on education. This to Me is ridiculous because it seems that EDUCATION should be at the top of the list of things to invest in for America. Educational Investing/Spending would allow everyone to get an optimal education making America, and Americans, more competitive in a World market and putting individuals in a better position as far as being prepared to handle or live everyday life.

‘Why shouldn’t everyone have the best Education they can get?’

I’ve heard it said that some don’t want the ‘minorities’ in America to have the BEST Education that they can receive because it makes them too competitive in our Society and causes them the chance to advance. Minorities should just continue to be IGNORANT, never have Unity and continue committing GENOCIDE through violence, drugs and sex. ‘Competing with whom? Other Americans…?’  I hear this and Pray that it’s not a TRUTH, that it’s only Blindness in the eyes of a few, but then I’m most likely ‘Hoping Against Hope’ and will be the one that is Blind…

If the statement that I heard is TRUTH its Terrifyingly Sad but what’s more Saddening than that is the fact that Minorities fall for it or play right into it because of their actions and the way that they choose to live. Now I understand that a lot of individuals amongst the number of Minorities believe that they have to choose the way of life they live because ‘someone’ is holding them back from obtaining an Education and allowing them the opportunity to advance in life but this type of thinking or belief has to STOP or CHANGE because as long as Minorities have this mindset, knowing that another person or group doing ALL that they can to hold another back is Wrong and the fact of Minorities BELIEVING it as TRUTH amongst themselves is Wrong, things will never CHANGE or get better.

When we, Minorities or anyone for that matter, sees that they are being WRONGED by another it is not the time to be quiet and just allow it to happen, believing it as TRUTH and playing into it…Its time to stand and do ALL that you can in a Civilized and Peaceful manner to find a resolution that will work for ALL involved.  As long as Minorities continue to do as they have done and continue to do at present, playing into the LIE and making it TRUTH amongst their numbers, not saying to themselves, ‘This is enough! This cannot be the way things are supposed to be! It’s time to take a stand and bring about a CHANGE for the better for ALL,’ things won’t CHANGE, like President Obama hoped and pressed for in his campaign and Education will not be what America chooses to Invest or Spend its money on.

And, anyone that has the belief that ‘You will be better off by holding another back, whether individual or group, by whatever means you try to stop their progression,’ you are Wrong for thinking you should or could do this to another and your ‘COMEUPPANCE’ is around the bend.

People…America…We need to ‘Wake Up,’ come together in Unity and bring about a CHANGE for us ALL or we’ll forever be LOST!

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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The Art Of War (Playing Up Your Strengths…)

The Art of War (Playing Up Your Strengths…)

-‘Everyone knows what they are Good at and we all have the gifts and talents given to us by GOD…Let’s play UP our strengths and stop comparing ourselves to others and trying to be like them…Being OUR Unique Selves!’

                                                                                    -PM Bishop

From time to time most of us find ourselves looking to others to find our Value, comparing our appearance, what we are, what we do, what we have and how we do things to others. When we do this we tend to focus on our weaknesses instead of focusing on our strengths, in turn, causing us to question our worth and if we are GOOD enough, this type of thinking or manner of living is not good for Self-Esteem or Self-Image because in this we all seem to ‘Fall Short’ and never seem GOOD enough. How will comparing oneself to another individual or focusing on our so-called imperfections help one to know that they are GOOD enough? It won’t!

In today’s Society, the Society of ‘You have to be shaped like this to be noticed,’ ‘You have to say this to be heard,’ ‘You have to eat this to be the right shape,’ ‘You have to spend this to look successful,’ ‘You have to look like this to be considered BEAUTIFUL,’ one has to be strategic, playing up their unique strengths and talents to not only feel, but ‘KNOW,’ that they are GOOD enough. This is not about competition with others because the only ONE that you should ever compete with is You. (Competing with another means that one does not feel or know that they are GOOD enough anyway, so do away with that mindset.)

This is the NEW ‘Art of War.’ Instead of comparing yourself to others and trying to ‘battle’ them by mimicking them, know your own strengths and play them up. Don’t try to look like, act like or be like anyone else, now if they are a POSITIVE influence…use some of their POSITIVITY in your life but don’t be like anyone else because you simply cannot be. You may not have the body build of another person, or the voice of another, or the athletic abilities of another, or ANYTHING of another but you do have what was given you by GOD and those traits are definitely Strong. If you have a Great Mind…Think. If you are Good with others…Help. If you create Well…Invent. If you Speak Amazingly…Talk to the Masses…

You get the message…

My Friend, use the ‘Art of War,’ play up your Strengths, stop comparing yourself to others and be You, no one else.

‘What are You GOOD at? What are Your STRENGTHS?’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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