The Long Term Affects of Domestic Violence

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Did That Just Happen to Me?

When God sends you to minister, the atmosphere plays an important role in the move of God. It is one of the reasons why we pray, read scriptures and embark on powerful praise and worship. The goal is to touch the heart of God and provoke the Holy Spirit, who stirs up the atmosphere and touches those who have yielded their heart and minds by faith. The anointing is made manifest in an awesome way…Right?
So, when leadership invites you in their house, makes a powerful presentation concerning you (accolades), and waits until you start setting the table with the word of God, then snuffs you, what do you do? For example: What type of Apostle has a conference and leaves you on their pulpit, takes up the offering, pours it in her purse and goes home, while you are preaching? “Was it something I said? Was it the truth that ran her out of her own church? Was the hireling exposed? What shepherd runs out and leaves their sheep?

My daughter said, “Momma, maybe she was feeling some type of way.” What? Really!!! What type of way? Maybe, I’m old school slow, but, I thought Jesus was the ONLY way. What immaturity? Is that considered low class or no class?

Has this ever happened to you before?
Now, I am starting to understand why there is a lack of respect for women clergy. Is that the reason why male pastors in the south, find it difficult to honor women who claim to be an apostle or women preachers in general?
When you tell leaders the truth they yield their members to Satan…they assassinate your character. I thought Satan was the accuser of the brethren. Why do some women in leadership have so many hang-ups? When does it stop? When do you let God deal with your low self-esteem, jealousy, and pride, so we can all move forward as the body of Christ? Or are you just tare sown in by Satan in the midst of God’s wheat?
Your opinion matters – talk back to me….I’m very curious.

Let’s Move Forward Together

untitledOne of the most challenging things to do today, is getting people to come together for a good cause. The goal of the Selma, Alabama “YOUTH PRAYER March” is to begin a movement that will cross barriers, cultural differences etc. and open up a clear channel of communication. A channel that will allow us to come together, resolve differences and save our young people from gang violence, police brutality, and anything else that opposes their freedom to LIVE! This is a march to not just make noise but get results.

Please…do not shut up your bowels of compassion. It does not matter where this first step begins or who initiated it…what does matter is the “cause.” The purpose for the march. I – we cannot do this without you all. Remember the scriptures, “I Am My Brother’s Keeper”.

Join us (Apostle Veryl Howard, Deitrick Haddon, Todd Dulaney, Ruth La’Ontra, Clareta Haddon-Jackson, @Shae Taylor, Mayor George Evans, and many others as we march. . “Black Lives Matter.” What better place to begin than the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Be a part of a movement…to save lives, generations – nations. Visit my website: www.vindicatedmagazine.com for more information….Please get a group of people, bring your sign and march with us.Phase One Final Flyer Blue Selma _81475909_36e3a97b-d52c-40fa-8da0-91d1d53b4b3f  untitled2

Unbelievable!!! Bill Cosby – An Alleged What????

Fat+Albert+1Hey! Hey! Hey! It’s Fat Albert…that’s all I care to remember about Bill Cosby. I even feel funny typing the name without placing “Mr.” in front of it. He is like everyone’s dad.

I remember my school years, I could not wait to get out of school. “Fat Albert,” was one of my favorite programs. Not to mention, the “Cosby Show” “It’s A Different World”, and yes, “Little Bill.” I am still a kid at heart. 

He was my hero. He was a role model in the black community. When people said, “Bill Cosby,” I instantly thought upright, gentlemen, and family man. He has a clean life. No scars during his entire Hollywood career. So, why would his accusers wait until he was half way in the grave before they brought forth these allegations? Why tarnish his name now? What can be gained?

Yet, at the same time – I’m thinking, “Wow!” How could he do such a thing…If he is guilty? Those poor women must have agonized with the pain of what he allegedly did to them. Only a rape victim can truly understand the pain, the humiliation and the regret of both finding the courage to disclose what happened, and the tremulous feeling of never revealing the truth. For some victims, its agony…wondering if people will believe you.

Although, I am finding it difficult to believe – I’m tormented by the shame of not wanting to entertain the possibility that it could be true.

 

Pastor George Waddles Accused of Molesting His Member

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After months of world-wide humiliation, you would think that the church had finally rid itself of talk about sexual immorality. Priest incarcerated for molesting parishioners, others accused of molesting parishioners of their church parish and awaiting trial.

Today, we find Pastor George Waddles in the news for allegedly molesting a women in his church. Fox News reported that Pastor Waddle’s confession of the alleged crime was on an iPad that belonged to the victim’s mother. The report goes on to say that the IPad was confiscated by the police.

On Sunday morning, some of the members of Pastor Waddle’s church was greeted by his son, all disheartened by the allegations. “It was a teary-eyed congregation,” one witness said. Pastor Waddle took the pulpit and told the people that the allegations against him were false. He told the congregation that he did not confess. “There is no such confession and the reports were inaccurate, he boldly stated. He assured the church that the court overturned the complaint. The charges against him were unfounded. According to the witness, she further stated that Pastor Waddle told the church that he would not be stepping down.

In her distress, she asked – “If that was you, would you stay at the church?” Wow! What a loaded question, I thought to myself. “I – I would like to think that I was serving a moral leader who would not compromise himself by counseling with women without another woman leader there, I replied. I would recommend that any male pastor, not let his good be evil spoken of — He must guard himself. What a difficult question. Love covers a multitude of faults. If he was guilty, I would expect him to step down for the sake of righteousness – God’s glory. I would expect him to honor the vision of the church, and the flock by loving us enough by not putting the pressures of a decision on us. If guilty, he should step down, sit down, repent, turn and wait on God to deliver, heal and restore him.” She had this puzzled look on her face…as if she was waiting for me to accuse him… Help, her do what was in her heart? No…I will not play God! It’s not my place to tell you what I think or feel but rather what God is saying. And since He didn’t tell me anything – Silence is golden.

Should the flock remain loyal? The whole matter belongs to God. God puts up one and takes down another. We all belong to Him. I am a firm believer that you should stay where you have been planted and blossom ….the body must find a way through fasting and praying to go on — Consider Saul and David.

It’s Prayer Time!