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I Shall Live

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  I Shall Live I shall live. I had a dream last night. I dreamt that I would live. I was at an Eternal School. There were teachers and students. Just like the way people are taught on earth. But this dream convinced me that there’s an eternity. When I showed up for class all the teaching slots were taken. And many students were in attendance.   I stuck around awaiting my fate. It seems as though karma was at work. And I was merely standing aside not knowing what to do. Then an advocate stepped forward who I didn’t quite recognize and insisted I stay. This incident was quite revealing and I thanked my stars. Standing in my midst were visions of family and friends who were deceased. Their appearances were quite fuzzy, and some I vaguely recognized. But I could sense from this celestial body that they wanted me to be on their team.   I was submitted to an oral examination and my partial removed. This was just like some medical examinations on eart

Black Eyed Susans

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  Black-Eyed Susans Yes! Planters are more than mortals We’re helpers of nature We’re able to make plants grow And we’re active in the process But it’s nature that determines the outcome.   Take black-eyed Susans There’s a planter’s playbook About how to get the best results Black-eyed Susans must be planted When the soil temperature is around 70 degrees For the best results The planting period is March to May These seedlings will flower from June to September.   Black-eyed Susans enjoy the sun So be sure to give them plenty sunlight But be mindful and fertilize the soil for the best results Check the plants regularly to see if they need watering And be sure they don’t dry out   Further tips would be to remove Faded or dead leaves to prolong blooming You must know when to prune So that smaller blooms will occur in the fall But all gardeners do, they are just helping nature To ensure that black-eyed Susans grow their best Still a p

Aging Wisely

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  Aging Wisely What does it mean to age wisely? Have you been preparing for the ride? You better grab the steering wheel Because sooner or later you’ll get there   Aging has to do with people’s attitude. You can be a couch potato or active. Doing activities are beneficial as you age. They help to keep one’s mind sharp.   Having confidence brings joy to life. It’s imperative that seniors love what they do. They can participate in a variety of activities. Some can spend their time exercising, painting, Learning a new language, going to coffee hours, Practicing music, playing games, and doing crosswords   It’s true that as people age they face challenges. Some may suffer from arthritis, lung disease, Cancer, heart disease, memory loss, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, falls, or Osteoporosis But with proper medical care and medication Sufferers are able to control these diseases     “Almighty Creator, help people as they age to live productive liv

Independence Day (U.S.A)

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  Independence Day (U.S.A) July 4th is an auspicious federal holiday. It’s unlike other holidays. For the American Colonies were no longer subject to British rule. This national day is a time for celebration.   Independence Day ushered in America’s freedoms. So let’s commemorate this day of deliverance. Let’s fall on our knees in devotion to Almighty God. And mark our nation’s birth with pomp and parades.   Let fireworks explode and decorate the evening sky. Americans celebrate with carnivals, fairs, and games. It’s time for reunions, ceremonies, and public events. Independence Day began when the Second Continental Congress Voted to approve the resolution for Independence proposed By Richard Henry Lee of Virginia Declaring the United States independent from Great Britain From that time on its celebration Was marked by gun-salutes, speeches, music, and prayers   “God has continued to guide our nation.   Let’s glorify this achievement.   And let

Feed the Hungry

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  Feed the Hungry Health care professionals, social workers, And staff at schools around the country Issue food bank vouchers Meant for people to receive Nutritionally balanced foods At their local food bank   A food bank is a non-profit And charitable organization That distributes food to those in need Food is given directly to the hungry The U.S. government plays a vital role It sets spending for all federal programs   How can you help your local food bank? You can donate a list of items Including tinned meat and fish, Pasta and pasta sauces, rice, cereal, Tinned vegetables and soups, Milk and other non-perishable items   If you aren’t giving food items People can make monetary contributions This enables the food bank to buy more supplies It also helps the food bank To sponsor related programs In helping the poor and hungry   “Gracious Provider, help your people to give a helping hand to the poor and destitute that are hungry.

Equal Justice

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  Equal Justice There’s a legal crisis concerning the poor And marginalized people in America Equal justice fighters are trying To stop the death penalty They are focused to do something About prison conditions And excessive punishment Meted out to those that is wrongly convicted   Equal justice proponents want to do away With unfair sentences in criminal cases And take steps against racial bias Children shouldn’t be tried as adults. They look out for the mentally ill That is floundering in prisons Poverty is dominating poor communities.   Justice equality means the criminal system Ought to be diversified in the process People should be educated about these issues The abusive power of the police Should be confronted across the nation Many poor people are put to death Because of a corrupt justice system “Loving Creator, help those in the justice system show compassion and mercy to the underprivileged.   Be with equal justice fighters who

Juneteenth Freedom Day

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  Juneteenth Freedom Day Over 200 cities in 49 states And the District of Columbia recognize Juneteenth Either as a state or ceremonial holiday, or a day of observation And activists have succeede in pushing Congress To recognize June 19 th as a national holiday On June 19 th , 1865 General Robert Granger Issued a proclamation notifying black slaves That they were free in Texas   This “Juneteenth Jamboree” grew in stature And in many states it has become mainstream The Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution Has an exhibition Juneteenth ’91, Freedom Revisited Reading of the works of African American novelists Like Ralph Ellison and Maya Angelou are popular And singing of traditional songs like “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” And “Lift Every Voice and Sing” are sung at ceremonial gatherings   Celebrations on “Jubilee Day” include picnics, rodeos, and cookouts Families have reunions, park parties, Attend blues festivals And there’s a Miss J