140 Characters of a Delusional Leader

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Isaiah 5:14

George Orwell’s 1984 Predicted Donald Trump & Alternative Facts

I started off my weekend disappointed and disgusted that president Trump decided to ban Muslims from entering the United States of America.

As I watched the news of vocal, compassionate and angry protestors that are the true makeup of Americans, my heart sank into bitterness against that wicked and evil spirit that Trump has within him.

One would think that he has the interest of all Americans in mind. But he doesn’t. The only people he is playing to are the ones who voted for him and place him high above God. But even these folks will one day regret their decision to choose a man based on his material wealth and supposedly excellent business successes.

Donald J. Trump is no more than a failed business man and is showing his failure to lead a nation that are proud to say that we are a nation of immigrants.

But here we are now with Trump and Bannon vetting their arrogance, anger, prejudice, bigotry, hatred and white populism/nationalism message to a world that has grown up and will not tolerate their bully pen of executive orders.

The challenge for us who are willing to accept refugees and respect another person’s religion, is not to be tricked into believing that Americans are being attacked everyday by terrorists—especially, when that is not factual or true.

Just to keep it real. I thought on how best I might describe the character and characteristics of a Donald J. Trump who lives his life by believing conspiracy tales, watching television and tweeting from the depths of his empty soul.

140 Characters of a Delusional Leader.

Serpent in the Garden of Eden deceiver/liar Genesis 3
Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver Matthew 26:15

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

Life Little Gems

Matthew 10:39 – He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

What is life little gems?

Well, it all depends on what you view as unique and special.

Oftentimes I come across a gem that I will share with others.

One gem I found is a story that got my attention and made my heart skip a beat.

The story is untitled and the author is unknown. Perhaps this is why the story itself was so fulfilling to me. I do hope you will find this gem to be so valuable that you are willing to share it with others.

This story can be found at God’s Little Acre


Read on Air by Phil Foley, Host of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church’s Good News From Tab Program on 12/6/2000

After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church’s pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest minister who was in the service that evening. In the introduction, the pastor told the congregation that the guest minister was one of his dearest childhood friends and that he wanted him to have a few moments to greet the church and share whatever he felt would be appropriate for the service.

With that, an elderly man stepped up to the pulpit and began to speak. “A father, his son, and a friend of his son were sailing off the Pacific Coast,” he began, “when a fast approaching storm blocked any attempt to get back to shore. The waves were so high that, even though the father was an experienced sailor, he could not keep the boat upright, and the three were swept into the ocean as the boat capsized.”

The old man hesitated for a moment, making eye contact with two teenagers who were, for the first time since the service began, looking somewhat interested in the story. The aged minister continued with his story. “Grabbing a rescue line, the father had to make the most excruciating decision of his life: to which boy he would throw the other end of the life line. He only had seconds to make the decision. The father knew that his son was a Christian, and he also knew that his son’s friend was not. The agony of his decision could not be matched by the torrent of the waves. As the father yelled out, ‘I love you, son!’, he threw out the life line to the son’s friend. By the time the father had pulled the friend back to the capsized boat, his son had disappeared beneath the raging swells into the black of night. His body was never recovered.”

By this time, the two teenagers were sitting up straight in the pew, anxiously waiting for the next words to come out of the old minister’s mouth. “The father,” he continued, “knew his son would step into eternity with Jesus, and he could not bear the thought of his son’s friend stepping into an eternity without Jesus. Therefore, he sacrificed his son to save the son’s friend. How great is the love of God that He could do the same for us. Our heavenly Father sacrificed His only begotten Son that we could be saved. I urge you to accept His offer to rescue you and take hold of the life line.”

With that, the old man turned and sat back down in his chair as silence filled the room. The pastor again walked slowly to the pulpit and delivered a brief sermon with an invitation at the end. However, no one responded to the appeal. Within minutes after the service, the two teenagers were at the old man’s side. “That was a nice story,” politely said one of the boys, “but I don’t think it was very realistic for a father to give up his only son’s life in hopes that the other boy would become a Christian.”

“Well, you’ve got a point there,” the old man replied, glancing down at his worn Bible. Sorrow began to overtake the old man’s smiling face as he once again looked up at the boys and said, “It sure isn’t very realistic, is it? But I’m here today to tell you that I understand more than most the pain God must have felt to give up His only Son. For you see, I’m the man who lost his son to the ocean that day, and my son’s friend that I chose to save is your pastor.” – Author Unknown –

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

The Saddest Day in America

Matthew 10:28 “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Well, this is the final day of the presidency of President Barak H. Obama and we look to his departure as bittersweet. He was indeed a man of grace and dignity and wore his blackness with pride.

Now, we enter a new era with a newly elected president who has put these United States into such a polarized and divisive nature. His rhetoric and antics, his arrogance and sheer ignorance to insult, bully and deny others to speak about him and against his position on any and everything from Saturday Night Live, his devotion to Putin and to him bringing in entertainers, sports figures and comedians to meet with him to help solve major problems within the black community.

Yes, I for one see this is the saddest day in America with all three governing bodies are all of one political party.

What a number of Americans dread is the thought that Donald J. Trump now has the power of an ink pen to override President Obama’s executive orders and put his own signature of revenge against progress.

And another troubling matter is that Trump now has at his closeness to use nuclear power to wipe out nations.  

But, despite what we may see with our eyes and feel within our inner being, there is hope.

One thing that we know is that this new president will not be able to do everything he has claimed or declared to his adorning flock of voters. No. Mr. Trump will and as we all do, must answer to a higher power. And that is God almighty.

So, do I fear Mr. Trump? No. And neither should you.

What we have before us today is the power to believe that God will not allow the wicked or evil  to prevail over His people.

God is in control and all power is in His hands.

So my dear friends don’t spend your time worrying about what you think that President Trump may or will do. Get out into your communities and be active, vocal and non-violent when you protest,

Just remember. All power is in God’s hands. God rules the heavens and the earth.

“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.” Daniel 4:37

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

Thank you to President Obama and First Lady Michelle for your service to this nation.

Farewell Obama Tribute – Joey Gallant


Why Christians Are Hated

1 Peter 3:17 – For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well-doing, than for evil doing.

“I am so tired of you hypocrites trying to run people lives! Y’all need to clean your own house and stop getting up and other folks business!”

These words are stinging. Even when they weren’t being spoken directly to me, this type of sentiment from someone who has been wounded and mislead within the church is heartfelt pain being exposed.

And the persons who speak these words are people who have been spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically wounded by the falseness that was shown towards them when they were in the church.

“Christians are the biggest fakes in the world. All they do is pretend to care for people. They always talking about, loving their neighbors and forgiving folks…but they don’t know how to love or to forgive.”

Yes, these are words that also resonates truth and facts to the person speaking from their pain.

There is something to say much about why Christians are hated.

And there are also many reasons why Christians are reviled and despised throughout the world today.

The truth of the matter is that Christians are hated when we do not live or abide by the Word of God and follow Jesus example.

Right now, we have more young people leaving the church building than being drawn to Christ.

Part of the problem is that when a fellow believer is found to have done something against the young and gullible under the guise of the Word of God, these young believers are usually given a “scriptural pass” to get on with their lives, when they need to be held, nurture and assured that they were not to be blame.

But listening to others who are believers or non-believers doesn’t happen as often as it should. Instead, people who wish to express their feelings or provide critical information concerning another believer is scorn and ignore.

It is difficult to accept this truth. But God will chastise a believer through a non-believer, just to so that Christians can pay heed to what He expects of us. Think about it.

In Christ Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

Pastor Jamal Bryant -Burying a Bishop Eddie Long, cremating an issue (1/17/17)

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. and Hope

Romans 12:12 – Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

In honor of Martin L. King, Jr. Day, I would hope that at this point in time with a divided nation that we reflect on the benefits of activism.

Listening to some of my friends sigh in disappointment about the change of administration under the leadership of a Donald Trump and his appointees has them decrying whoa, pain and hopelessness.

Nevertheless, no matter how many times that Trump makes outlandish remarks and attempts to belittle those who come against him.

If you know your history, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. wasn’t about hopelessness.

As a matter of fact, Dr. King’s actions and purpose was the embodiment of hope for not only people of color, but also for all people who live under the oppression of evil and the wicked.

This coming Monday, attention throughout these United States and abroad will highlight the life and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

Just to remind you that even to have Dr. King, Jr. birthday as a national holiday was also a hard-fought battle and seemed to be hopeless.

However, those who believed that Dr. King, Jr. deserved a holiday to commemorate his civil rights leadership and accomplishments stead the course and saw the victory.

Yes, with so many words, this incoming executive branch of our government has a great deal to be concern about (as with any new president coming into office).

Yet, let not hopelessness rule our lives.

Hopelessness is for those who would rather give up than turn to move the ship forward.

Martin L. King, Jr. was not about hopelessness because if he were…we would not be celebrating his life on January 16, 2017.

Live with hope!

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me

Starting An Online Business

Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Starting an online business isn’t hard to do but you must be committed to stay the course and learn as much as you can before launching out to the World Wide Web.

It is a great feeling when you set-up your first online business. And yes, you will find that there are thousands of so-called experts vying to suck you in and to get you to buy their start-up videos, books and services.

This is not to say that selling information is bad…because it is not. What is bad is scrupulous individuals who package free advice from credible professionals and sell you something they themselves have never used.

Also, be warned that when you are going to start an online business, that you do not get caught up on the “you can make thousands daily’” by just using this simple method.

The danger for newbies stepping into the online world of business is that you have a great ocean of deadly sharks readying to devour unsuspecting start-ups.

One thing you need to know is that before putting out any money for “advice” or “trainings”, you should first research to find “free and credible” mentors and classes/courses.

Also, I would highly suggest you identify at your local/state labor offices if they have any entrepreneur/small business workshops, classes or webinars.

Starting an online business offers you opportunities to capitalize on new products and services.

What an online business shouldn’t be however is setting up illegal operations that cheat the consumer.

If you don’t have time to take classes right away, I would highly suggest listening to podcasts and viewing videos that will give you guidance in the do’s and don’ts of online business.

Finally, just like a brick and mortar business, having an online business requires that you must also follow federal commerce laws as well as business regulations where you reside (state and local).

To help you on your way, I have below a list of websites; podcasts and videos suggestions that you might want to consider before kick-starting your online business.

Start Up Online Business Websites

Basics for Starting an Online Business –Udemy (Free Course-Beginning Level)

Global Entrepreneurship Institute (Free-Entrepreneurship Certificate)

Profitable Venture – 50 Business Ideas 2017

The Work at Home Woman – Several Ways to Make Money

Entrepreneur – Most reputable magazine for start-ups


StartUp –Want to know what it is to get a business started?

This Week In Start-Ups – Videos and Podcasts

Dorm Room Tycoons – For the young and ambitious

Business Insanity – Radio /Podcast

Mixergy – Movers and Thinkers with start-up stories that will inspire you beyond disbelief

Online Start-up Videos

Starting an Online Business Legal Issues Overview  (Internet Lawyer)

How To Avoid 3 Common Legal Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

How to Write a Business Plan

12 Mistakes I Made My First Year as an Entrepreneur

The Secret to Making Money by starting a small business

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The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord


Free Online Entrepreneur Classes

Joshua 1:8 – This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Have you ever sat around a group of people who are naysayers?

You know. People who never have anything good to say about anyone or anything.

Actually do you know anyone like that? Or are you even a naysayer?

Well, since I was a young school girl, attending public school in Philly, I have met my share of naysayers.

Naysayers come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

The common distinctions between naysayers are that they don’t like to admit that they are naysayers.

As a matter of fact, naysayers can be stumbling blocks to those who have decided to go out on faith and start their own business.

And if you know anything about naysayers. The first thing that will come out of their mouths is the “whoa is me warning to forget your dream of owning your own business and just keep your 9 to 5.”

Well, if you have a dream to own your own business you might want to keep that to yourself when it comes to sharing any dreams with naysayers.

Do yourself a big favor and keep your mouth shut and start pursuing your dream today.

First thing you need to do is get some creditable entrepreneur classes under your belt and identify someone in business who can be your mentor.

Right now, I am taking advantage of learning from others who have succeed and failed in business, I truly find it inspirational to hear personal journeys that I can personally relate to.

It never surprises me that whenever the New Year kicks-off, people will talk about starting a new way of life. Either they are going to lose weight, go back to school, get a makeover or quit their job.

Well, let me just assist you in getting a jump-start by letting you know that opportunity awaits all you dreamers who have dreamt about starting your own business.

Today is today to start.

The possible in impossible is you can do it!

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing information for all those who have an interest in starting their own business.

Hopefully, this will be the year you succeed in getting things done!

Free Online Entrepreneurial Classes

1, Free Entrepreneur Classes MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

2. MITOpenCourseware (Donate)

3. Seven Universities and Websites-Free Entrepreneur Courses

4. Alsion

These free, online entrepreneurship courses from ALISON will provide you with an top-notch online entrepreneurship education in topics spanning the art of negotiation to learning what great leaders do to creating a startup business. These courses will teach

5, Under 30 CEO (20 Free Classes)

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The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

Technicopter Parents

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

You all probably heard of helicopter parents. This is a title given to parents who are possessive and tend to hover over their child, young or old, always trying to protect them from every little thing (or big thing) in life.

However, we as parents, grandparents and guardians who been through the child raising years, understand that you cannot be with your children 24/7.

But, with this being said, we now have what younger parents feel a sense of being a helicopter parent by way of technology.    

Yes, the age of being a helicopter parent has been laid to rest and now watch out world; mom and dad have apps to watch their children every move (so they believe).

Welcome to the world of the Technicopter parent.

Believe me; I am in no way making fun of parents being responsible in wanting to make sure that their children are safe and protected. But, even Technicopter parenting does not guarantee that one’s child will not fall into situations that smart phones and pc apps can anticipate.

If you are a Technicopter parent, I have a list of a few apps that you might have an interest in considering.

Today’s society requires that parents have every kind of tool to keep their children from danger. Especially with children being tech savvy and interacting through social media.

However, the best app for all parents is to have a close relationship with your child.

I could not end this post but to remind us all that the true One who is a reliable protector is Christ.

Angel Sense
AngelSense is a child GPS Tracker and an app for the parent, designed to create a safe world for children with special needs

Mom Secure
MomSecure is a not a software that you license or an APP that you install. MomSecure is a service performed by our specialized security professionals to custom deploy the security settings that you and your family needs. MomSecure monitors that the control settings on your device are not removed or changed by any users thus alleviating the job of the parents trying to figure this out on their own.

TiFamily Family GPS Locater and Messenger app
TiFamily is the most accurate & reliable family safety solution. It gives you a simple and secure way to stay connected with your families, friends & loved ones. Through this application, parents are in relax mode while monitoring their child are safe or safely reach at the destination. It simplifies parent life by helping them to keep watch on their children.

Family Time 
Parenting aide that will keep you posted on your children’s whereabouts and let you manage screen time and block apps on their phones with just a tap.

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The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

But God

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Greetings to everyone in 2017 and my prayers for each of you are to put all your trust and faith in the Living God.

Okay, now that 2017 has arrived. The question I pose to you today is this.

What now?

Are you still in the same old mindset that you will be making drastic changes in your life but it won’t be today but tomorrow?

Remember that tomorrow is not promise to any of us.

But God is the One with the power to decide how long we shall live.

Okay, you made New Year’s resolutions for this year.

What now?

Is this but yet another one of your traditions that within a period of seconds, minutes, hours or weeks, they are discarded yet again?

My friends, what we have neglected is that the future is “today”.

For me and every day that God gives me to live on this earth. I am going to do something that produces fruit. And the fruit that I speak about is doing something for someone else by placing my needs and wants on the back-burner.

How does one go about doing what seems such a big task?

Start at this moment to pray for others and you will see and feel the difference in your life.

But God! Can do the impossible for all of us.

Have no time?
Ephesians 5:16 – Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Have no strength?
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength;  seek his presence continually!

Have no faith?
1 Corinthians 2:5 – That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Have no courage?
Psalms 27:14 – Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Have no trust?
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Have no knowledge?
Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Have no resources?
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord


 Isaac Carree feat. James Fortune -But God

Don’t Rush the New Year

Lamentations 3:22-23
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

We are a few days from a new year and plans are already underway to celebrate the incoming 2017.

This morning I was reading several devotionals and they too were speaking about preparing for a new year.

However, it was through these readings that I began to sense that we, God’s people, are pushing ahead of God. After all, none of us are promised tomorrow. The scripture even tells us that ‘sufficient unto the day.’ And the day is the day that we are given to live at this present time. Not tomorrow.

We ought to be thankful that God has blessed us to have this day. It isn’t a pointed holiday to celebrate at the chime of midnight. It is a day when we have to do something for the Lord, rather than focus on our own selfish needs.

Yes, the festivities will be set for fireworks, champagne, partying and singing Auld Lang Syne when the clock points to 12 midnight. And some churches will have their services concluded minutes after the New Year.

But with all these activities and events targeted 59 minutes after eleven on December 31st of each year, we are fooled by the devil to ignore the present day in which God has given us to celebrate His new mercies.

Friends, don’t rush the New Year.

There are plenty of deeds we can do for the world than to focus on pushing the last few days in this year to the side.

What we have is an abundant harvest before us and it needs to be cared for.

If we are honest with ourselves, we know that a move on the hand of a clock or bright digit number really doesn’t make anything different in our lives unless we are willing to want to change.

Don’t rush the New Year…just be thankful for each day that God gives us.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord

New Every Morning – Audrey Assad