Monday, July 12, 2010

The Lebron James/Dan Gilbert Fallout Pt.2

The following is a link to a blog post that hits the nail on the head about reasons why LeBron left and why Gilbert is a bumbling idiot.

Scripture of the Day

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and He shall direct your paths."- Proverbs 3:5-6

Bob Marley Quote of the Day

"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!"

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Do We Really Trust God?

This is something that I heard today while my stay in Dallas at a nearby church. During the sermon, it really clicked in my mind, resulting an epiphany If possible, take out a $5 dollar bill, $1 dollar bill even, and turn it to the back. What does it say in the top left corner? "In God We Trust." America today is one of the richest nations in the world yet people are unhappy. Divorce is running rampant because people are unhappy. Why is that? The reason is that we claim to love God with our whole hearts, we still fall short of the glory when we decide to not trust God and put our trust in man. Man may be the resource but God is the source. Why do you think is bad things or infrequent storms rise up and disturb our lives and we end up panicking? It's because we fail to trust God. In Malachi 3:10 it talks about testing God by trusting him with your tithes and see if doesn't open the windows of heaven and poor out a blessing so large your room can't even receive it. Black people shouldn't look to Obama as our savior merely only as a resource through the work of Jesus Christ. So I challenge you and myself as well that we trust God with our whole hearts and not put our trust in man. Remain Blessed my brother's and sisters in Christ.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lion of God H-Town's Own

Jamie Jamarcus "Ariel" Hancock better known as Lion of God is an up and coming artist from the streets of Houston TX. He has been singing since the ripe age of 12 and considers himself to be a conglomeration of 2Pac, Lupe Fiasco, Curren$y and Andre 3000 all wrapped up in one. He is currently signed to SFS, an indie label and strives to make it to stardom. One current single he shared with me is Elevator Musiq. I liked it. You should too. Be on the lookout for Lion Of God.

Here is the link to Elevator Musiq

Pen to Paper

He’s struggling. Writer’s Block.
Unable to fathom the courage to
Delve into the mental; to fabricate a
Vernacular specific enough to illustrate
The meaning why things are the way they
Seem…or maybe perhaps he’s struggling to
Find a purpose in this labyrinth called life with
Its many mazes…’s many puzzles.
Or is it that he tries to muster up the audacity to express his
Love for her but chickens out subconsciously;
Until there is a psychotic break in his inner conscience;
Rubic’s cube of a mind; the ashes of what was once despair
Now rises like the Phoenix and he finally puts the pieces
Together like a scene from Law and Order and graciously
Has the drive and the confidence…the confidence to put
Pen to Paper.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Wait is Over: LBJ goes to South Beach

After a month of anticipation and suspense, LeBron James made his decision to join the Miami Heat for the 2010-2011 NBA season. Some respect him. Some hate him. Yea, I do mean hate. LeBron decided what was best for his NBA career, not his ego and certainly not about money. He left $30 million dollars and then some to go to South Beach and take less money. I see that as a humble move. LBJ is a born winner. He wants to win an NBA championship before he retires and it wasn't going to happen in Cleveland. Kobe complained about needing help and he got it in Pau Gasol. Cleveland had 7 years to get it right, get him some help and they failed miserably. So, the best you could come up with was Shaq past his prime and Antwan Jamison? Seriously? Get out of here. LBJ did what he needed to do. In addition, I'm disappointed in Cleveland fans for burning his jersey.  LBJ revitalized basketball in that city. You owe him big time....I would retire his jersey in the rafters. LBJ took Cleveland to the NBA Finals for the first time. If you want someone to blame, blame Cavs management. If and when LBJ wins in Miami, he will most likely have a parade in Ohio. Now Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is calling LBJ a traitor saying that he took the easy way out. Hello? Do you hear yourself? When LBJ signed the extension in 2006, he basically put y'all on a timetable to get him some help so he can get a ring. What happened? Bounced from the playoffs. In short, stop being salty, your bitching and crying and get over it.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Daytime Believer, Nighttime Dreamer

The sun arises from its slumber;
Peeks from under the covers of
Night; politely greets its followers
With its radiant smile.
Flick of the switch, God has turned world
On; simultaneously she arises from her slumber,
Peeks from under the Covers of worry and stress,
Collects her thoughts, processing how to achieve her
Dreams, her greatest desires.
Wondering, Hoping, and Believing;
Paces frantically in her humble abode
Not realizing that a beam of light is manifesting in her
Inner being; a child-like substance created by the hand of God;
Housed within the depths of her Soul
Shaped to be revealed on the grand stage of Life, for you see
Things such as this requires patience, requires a testament of obedience,
Knowing that one day it will come to pass;
Time elapses.
Daybreak is exhausted.
The sun is sleepy.
He puts the sun to bed.
Tucked under the covers of night.
With many stars to keep company.
Time to dream.