Daily Prayer: Submission

Plenty of times you sent help my way, but I hid
and I remember once you held me close, but I slid
There was something that I just had to see
that you wanted me to see so I could be what you wanted me to be

And I think I’ve seen it, but I don’t feel the same
Matter of fact I know I’ve seen it, I can feel the change
and it’s strange almost got me beating down your door
But I have never known love like this before

It’s a wonderful feeling to get away from the pain
and up under the ceiling I get away from the rain
And the strain that I feel when I’m here is gone
I know real so I wipe away the tears with a song

-DMX

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“Prayer” (Skit), from “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” – revised in Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer

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My Veggie Challenge

The world is now full of vegetarian and vegan based menus, conversations, movements, literature and the like.  This same world is also full of MEAT!!  Advertisements, sales at grocery stores, fast food restaurants, etc.  Ultimately, the decision is yours (for better or worse), but perhaps sometimes we need a little concise information and those in our inner circles who have made the transition from eating meat to help us along the way.  The message has to be consistent and it has to make sense.

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Vegan Mac and Cheese! – one of my signature dishes (so to speak)

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Lift Up the Smoke Screen! Umojah Nation CD Release

The long-awaited debut album for our reggae family called Umojah Nation is set!  Check the flyer for details and get Ready, Ready to join us!  РPeace

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Joining us on stage will be throwback Umojah, Hybrid Shakedown and Passport Project

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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Another brilliant journey of a jazz artist, a pioneer, a visionary – a leader… When people tell their story, it amazes me every time – you simply cannot replicate the personal experiences.¬† Their stories have to be told in their voice, with their passion, their own embellishments, truths, etc.

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Ugandan Kids Choir – Inspiring!

Sometimes you don’t know where inspiration will come from.

I am about to start a bucket drumming club with youth at the local Harvey Rice School in Cleveland on Tuesdays.  Since proclaiming that I would start such a club, I have been in need of a push Рjust a little nudge to give me some motivation.  I had no idea what was coming!

I was invited by a Sista of mine to attend a presentation of the Ugandan Orphans Kids Choir some months ago.¬† I received constant reminders about the upcoming show, but still didn’t quite remember.¬† That’s the busy life!¬† However, on the morning of the show, I got that final reminder and rushed out the door to find Imagine Academy in Cleveland’s Harvard neighborhood to see the performance.¬†¬†As I pulled into the parking lot¬†I felt this energy.¬† There were a number of cars parked as well as the large, nicely painted van for the Childcare Worldwide organization.¬† I was excited!

As soon as walked in the school auditorium, it was time for the show to start.  I would very soon find the inspiration that I needed.

Enjoy…

 
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