Happy 16th Birthday AJ

To my first born
I want you to know
That you are my pride and joy
There is nothing in this world
That I would not do for you
Today as I celebrate you
Many things comes to mind
From the time that you were born
My heart became filled with a love
Like I have never known
I embrace everything about you
Your strength, sense of humor
Loyalty and uniqueness
I appreciate our
Mother and son’s moments
No matter how sad I sometimes become
I am human days like these happen
Very few people or things can pick me up
You bring me joy like nothing
That I could ever imagine or fathom
You are one of my greatest gifts on Earth
I am in no way a perfect parent
Nor have I ever claimed to be
Still I pray to God that you will always know
How much you are loved, adored and treasured
I also pray that my actions are always crystal clear
I feel so very blessed
That God gave me you
May God bless you with birthdays
That always tops the last
I love you more than words can say
Happy 16th birthday AJ
Enjoy your day

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For Chris

Music transcends race, age, gender and social class. Music can bring different people to together while they sing the same lyrics to a song. People who know me know that I listen to all kinds of music however rock music is my baby. I love rock music. The Seattle Scene was everything Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains one can throw Candlebox up in there too. I had every cassette of the bands from the Settle Scene.  Growing up 1991 was a great year of music in April my mother brought me the cassette Temple of the Dog and in October Badmotorfinger. My mother brought me Motorvision on VHS of course it was the 90s. Man, kids of today will never know what it’s like to watch a VHS tape and be able to tell which parts were watched the most from constantly rewinding certain parts on a tape. On Motorvision I kept watching the part where Soundgarden performed Searching with My Good Eye Closed the energy was amazing!!!! I have been a fan of Soundgarden for more than half of my age. A lot of mainstream fans (not putting them down) think that Superunknown put Soundgarden on the map but it was Badmotorfinger actually. My favorite songs off Badmotorfinger are Rusty Cage, Outshined, Slaves and Bulldozers and Searching with My Good Eye Closed. As a teenager I battled with depression and music helped me out a lot. This is the reason why I was so heartbroken about Chris Cornell’s death. I am Not idolizing Chris Cornell and quite frankly I’m sick of people who make a person feel bad about sharing about how someone touched their life.

My birthday is May 17 and Chris Cornell died on my birthday it’s so sad. I remember my phone going off from an email that I received. The email said Audioslave and Soundgarden leader singer so I click on it to open it and found out about his passing. I feel so sorry for Chris Cornell’s wife and children as well as everyone whose lives that he touched. Chris Cornell voice was unique that could hit a high C vocal range and he was an amazing songwriter too. Chris wrote most of the songs of the groups that he was in. On the album Superunknown one of my favorite songs is “Fell on Black Days. Fell on Black Days written by Chris is about how he suffered from a severe case of depression during his teenage years rarely leaving the house. Chris once spent a whole year without leaving the house he played the guitar and drums. I could go on and on about Chris Cornell’s songs and his talent. In an interview with Launch Radio Networks, Chris Cornell said: “The ‘be yourself’ part really just came from a lot of things that I’ve gone through in my life and a lot of different changes and all the different tragedies and all the horrendously stupid mistakes I’ve made in my personal life, and wanting to be able to make up for those things and wanting to be able to not be ashamed, all that stuff. You know, that’s the one thing about getting older that’s better, and this song kind of says it so simply, to a degree that 10 years ago I would’ve been embarrassed to put it in a song ’cause it is so simple. But there it is.”

In the song “Show me how to live”, Chris Cornell asks for help from God, saying that He created him, but now needs his guidance. There are a few religious references in the song, including “Nail in my hand,” which is relates to the crucifixion of Jesus.

Near the end, Cornell created an interesting vocal effect by hitting his throat with the side of his hand to change the pitch of his voice

I went over to Chris Cornell’s website and read his thoughts about his tribute to Prince; he performed Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U”. He said “Sadly now his own lyrics in this song could not be more relevant than at this moment, and I sing them now in reverence as I pay tribute to this unequaled artist who has given all of our lives so much inspiration and made the world so much more interesting.” Those words are exactly how I feel right now Chris Cornell there will never be another like you because “Nothing Compares 2 U.” I know that you sometimes “Fell on Black Days” wanted the “Black Hole Sun” to come but you continued “ Searching with Your Good Eye Closed” asked God to “Show You How to Live” while you continued to “Be Yourself”. You were an awesome artist Say Hello to Heaven.

Tameeka Simply I

Regardless of the number

Of the number of ladies

Who share my name

There’s only one with my

Personality and identity

I embrace my traits

The positive ones

And the negative ones

Negative things I

Give them antonyms

The positive things

I multiply with synonyms

Possessive becomes protective

Stubborn becomes determine

Weak becomes sensitive

Odd becomes unique

Passive becomes tolerant

Strict becomes punctilious

Old fashioned becomes standards

God made me

Who I am

And I say it proudly

I’m intelligent and funny

I’m heroic yet humble

I’m selfless and passionate

I’m skillful and helpful

My favorite thing prayer warrior

Daily I grow

I’ll let it all show

Not being boastful

As long as God knows

That’s all that matters

He made me to be awesome

I’m aware of my strength

And weakness too

Never am I ashamed

To admit to the truth

My spirit is beautiful

I stand by the people

Who I care about

Love ones as well

I love everyone

Anyone can tell

My passion everyday gets bolder

Standing tall like a British soldier

Always fighting for what

I believe in

Even though I am human

I don’t looks for rewards from man

Because I understand

That Jesus can

Do anything for me

He’s all that I need

With Him in my corner

I’m not afraid to be vulnerable

After all kindness in my nature

When you have the understanding

Of who God has called you to be

You know who you are

You then can fulfill your purpose

Which is to help others

I’m ready to do my job

In God’s kingdom

 

 

Beautiful Things

There are certain parts of the day that really get me to appreciate God’s wonder. How can anyone look at God’s many creations and Not appreciate them. Things like the Word of God, prayer, crisp Autumn breezes, sunsets, sunrises, blue skies, blue oceans, friends, family and true love. So many wonderful things our God is an awesome God. A sunset is so beautiful it gets a person to relax and think nothing about reflecting upon a bad day. God has given us some things to help us to enjoy our lives here. I just want to thank Him for taking the time to create all of the beautiful things that He did. God loved us that much to created things that helps us to relax and become inspired. Do you know how many poems that there are written about the things that I mentioned above? Priceless things that inspires us like forever. Thank You Father God for blessing us to enjoy all of this beauty. Father God Father Your Are Magnificent.

What We’ve Got

You are the sunrise

To my sunset

Your beautiful words

Makes my heart melt

I want our hearts

To bump into one another

Like crash test dummies

But our love is true

It isn’t funny

Two smart individuals

Who allow their feelings to spill

Secret for what

There’s no hiding

What we’ve got

So the truth is out

Like the sun

On a summer day

What we have won’t go away

Even if we stop talking

To one another today

Our feelings will not fade

Our love doesn’t rely

On close contact to exist

Some people need an audience

To prove what they got

Not us

We don’t look for validation

From others but from one other

That’s what real love

Is all about

This is how I feel

Without a doubt

You are the day

To my night

Even when it’s dark

You are my light

The best romances

Are those that no one

Saw coming

Surprise here we are

And what we’ve got

Is going to make it far

 

Are Christians Allowed To Have Fun?

The biggest question isn’t whether God exist or not as Christians we know the answer to that. It’s are Christians allowed to have any fun? Once we make the decision to follow Christ the things that we once did that we weren’t suppose to do we stop doing mostly. Some of things that we did are things that we still struggle with to quit doing after all we are still human. Sometimes God takes away what we struggle with right away and some lead up to being a testimony. I still listen to secular music and watch the Walking Dead praying that I stop doing them both soon really ain’t trying to go to Hell. That’s the reason why outsiders are afraid of coming to our faith they feel that their lives will be boring. What they fail to realize there’s never a dull moment when you have the Most High in your life. He gives kisses from Heaven 24/7.

Well take a look around at all the things that God created for our enjoyment mountains to climb, blue skies, butterflies, beautiful oceans, starry nights and cool breezes. There are so many things I know that God intended for us to live wonderful lives. It’s some of the man made things that gets us in trouble. Or the things that God made man placed added touches on it example secular music. Along with other things and we know what they are no need to go over all of them.Perhaps the way to stay focused is forgetting about the things that we don’t do any longer and remember the reason why we should. If we keep this in mind we won’t feel like we are missing out on something. Doing the right thing isn’t boring it keep us healthy mentally and physically. The mind is a battlefield we can win being focused on what God told us it’s meant to help not hurt unlike the things of the world. If it takes having the heart of SpongeBob square pants let’s do that. God says when two or three are gathered together in a His name, there He will be in the midst. Christians can have fun too which is the best way when the holy ghost gets involved watch out now. Ain’t no party like a Holy ghost party because a Holy ghost party don’t stop. So have fun and enjoy life with God as our host.

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Be Good To Yourself

One of the best way to be good to yourself is caring about the people who surrounds you. I always hear people say that they keep their circle air tight. Loyalty does not come in shapes if you think that they do you are making a mistake. Deal with people who will only lift you higher. Everyone is not meant to be in our lives. It’s important to not try to win over people who wants to see you lose. Have people that celebrate you it’s what you deserve. It’s  what we all deserve.