Category Archives: Faith and Healing

04Jun/17
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My Heart Is Broken

My heart is broken
I thought our love was unconditional
I see it has conditions.

When things don’t go your way
then its the highway.

Why want you fight for me.
As long as things is going good for you then
you love me. When I’m writing a paper then you love me.

When I’m looking over documents or just listening to
your dreams then you love me.
But as soon I say something after you hurt me.
then the love is gone.

My heart aches cause I’m not a light switch.
My feelings for you don’t turn off and on. Like yours for me.
Like father like daughter. I see where she gets it from.
I’m good always has been and always will be. nobody ever done anything for me.
I always take care me and everybody else.  I just can’t deal anymore.
I can’t take the pain anymore. Either you going to be true leave the fake shit
for them other groupies.

End the end it’s only me and the love I have for myself.

20Dec/15
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A Million Ain’t Enough

A Million Ain’t Enough

The 20th anniversary of The Million Man March was just a few weeks ago. I was in attendance at the event, blessed to be in the first row of the audience. Watching it personally grow from ten strangers to over a million kin. What seemed to be such a wondrous and amazing event in person was dim lit in the halls of social and mainstream media. Mainstream media lacking coverage, even Black Entertainment Television wouldn’t cover the March.

I was forced to ask myself

“In 2015, was a million enough?”b3

What does it take for something to be caught and held in the eyes of the media, tweeps, and participators?

HASHTAGS RULE THE WORLD
#Justiceorelse , check got the hashtag. The hashtag was trending world wide for a week straight, but the event itself didn’t get as much coverage as the hashtag did. A weird and complex dichotomy that social media has perfected ..

– Being interested in only a certain specific part of something in order to appear supportive.

That is as “social” as social media gets lately.

Then there’s location, location, location .. Well the National Mall is the best location you can have. The best place to stage something as big as The Million Man March 20th anniversary. You would think like in ‘95 that it alone would be good enough to stir the masses, civilian and news corporation a like.

The fact that African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American leaders all who spoke that day should bring news cameras from around the country, if not the world. No news cameras, lackluster coverage, zero correspondent presence the entire weekend.
The program that day reached millions of people in 400 cities around the world, but our own country wouldn’t showcase such an event in our national capitol.

A million peaceful people standing together in the most racially tense era since the 60s, but even that isn’t worthy of headlines. What does it take to make people care or pay attention? Is a Nation of Islam sex tape necessary, or a fight between Farrakhan and Al Sharpton online with “WorldStar!” being screamed in the background a few dozen times? Black women not scantly clad or twerking to Miley Cyrus & Juicy J. Black men dressed unlike the imagery of “thugs” we’re shown in the news everyday and even worse in suits & ties.
In a atmosphere were walls and banning entire populations is a reasonable or rational step in our country, can we even expect to be heard? When rhetoric of hatred and arguing provides you with 250 minutes of coverage on the top three news networks, peace just doesn’t sell.
With a year riddled in protest, uprisings, political contest, division, and tribalism. A million people standing together in any aspect is an accomplish even more vital than 20 years ago. Apartheid has come to America and no one is interested in derailing the process – just filming the whole thing.

What do you have to do so that you’re taken seriously?

Is there anything left? Or has the ADD/ADHD generation bought into the myth that we can’t concentrate on one thing for too long without losing our minds… has the revolution been lost? In the age of sharing information and conversation the word can spread about something, but the hope that word has of actually being held on to or given the chance to be appreciated before the next news story pushes it to the shoulder of the Internet is near zilch. Being 23 years old, I find myself brushing off matters of importance awaiting the next “thing” , but exactly how large does a “thing” have to be to win someone’s undivided attention? We can retweet and share violence, sex, & drugs all day, which I have a tendency to do a lot, myself. We can share memes, quotes, and inspirational videos all day, which again I do a lot myself. Even take time to tune in for an entire hour of Empire, which I have recorded on my DVR right now. We won’t take time though to speak to each other about news, thoughts, society unless it’s an argumentative stance.

“Peace has no place in the marketplace.”b7 Protest and revolts are the headliners. Hatred and anger garner attention, not only the predominant attention, but all of it is dedicated only to the drama and spectacle of life in America. This is what is seen as the mentality of the country. This is the embodiment of why there are protest and why there are new organizations in the country. This is why protestors feel they have to interrupt presidential candidates to be heard. This is why economic protest are being so heavily preached, because the power of words is being ignored unless those words used are meant to be harmful. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is used as a pillar and light of guidance for our country because he used words instead of violence and his ideas were to include those people that we usually forget. Words are respected today, words aren’t acknowledged as life changing as they once were. Dr. King spoke on “redistribution of the pain” in regards to economic protest, because he knew that other tactics would be needed. He saw them what is so evident now – People choose more times than not to disregard than hear out.b2That’s why we didn’t see the gangs that made peace to came together and vow to change their neighborhoods. That’s why news wouldn’t show “Violence Interrupters” who were part of the “street gangs” in New York. BET didn’t show the faces that were displayed on the Jumbotrons of the nameless that have died by police hands or in police custody or in racially stemmed incidents around the country. There were no mainstream media cameras to speak to Rodney Mitchell’s mother. There were no angry words, or calls for killing police, or burning down a CVS … so there was no airtime for such an event.
It seems for America at large if it doesn’t come from mainstream media or outlets they own; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat.. then we don’t have the time for it.
And for American Media in 2015, a million just ain’t enough.

All of this doesn’t mean to stop. Never stop thinking, trying, organizing, pushing, fighting, rising, and loving. After 500 years of being overlooked and dismissed the people at the March, those that watched and supported, and those that related to the sentiments expressed that day are used to being underground. We are use to raising up from the bottom and toppling the powers that reign high. Protests are growing more wide spread and more detailed in execution. The ground is opening up and Frankenstein is beginning to awake.
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23Oct/15
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Movie Review: War Room

Maybe you saw it ! You did go to see it didn’t you? Well, you need to! Yes, you owe it to yourself to see the best movie I’ve seen in decades and trust me when I say that I love my movies! Yes, of course, I’m talking about “War Room.” What other movie could I possibly be talking about on this level?

 

War Room

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Directed by           Alex Kendrick

  • Stephen Kendrick
  • Produced by                   Gary Wheeler
  • Alex Kendrick
  • Written by               Stephen Kendrick
  • Priscilla Shirer
  • Starring           T.C. Stallings
  • Karen AbercrombieCinematography Bob M. Scott
  • Music by       Paul Mills
  • Steve Hullfish
  • Edited by                       Alex Kendrick
  • Affirm Films
  • Production Kendrick Brothers companies Productions
  • Provident FilmsWar Room’ is a 2015 American Christiandrama filmdirected by  Alex Kendrickand cowritten and produced by his brother Stephen Kendrick.This film reaffirms the core teaching known by just a handful that prayer needs to be staged and prepared for much like combat does in a military ‘War Room‘ environment where life and death can hang in the balance.Of course, nobody saw me shed a tear [at least not those who weren’t in my row.]”Kendrick brothers, you are wrong for that!Here’s the scene: Its time for you to fight Elizabeth. Its time for you to fight THE REAL ENEMY You gotta love it! At least I did but what is all of this “War Room” stuff about anyway? Man, you’re asking all of the great questions! My friend, it is about prayer, open communication between you and the one who made you. No silly, not your parents; God, your creator and sustainer! The War Room is about opening up and keeping clear and free lines of communication between you and Jesus Christ our Lord as your savior and redeemer. It is about having the barracks of your heart and soul in constant connection with headquarters.   from “WAR ROOM” …. My friend, could it be my that the reason that so many of our lives might look like ‘war torn’ battle grounds demolished by enemy tactics is because so very few of us regularly spend time in the ‘War Room?”“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” My friend, could it be that prayer, to be brutally honest is not something that most of us really seem to make much time for or tend to practice much in today’s times [unless of course, there is a declared state of national or personal emergency?]Could we be honest about most of our churches?In fact, if you ran a survey throughout most churches today you would discover that the PRAYER SERVICE is the least participated service of the entire church!This fact, just goes to show us how desperately in trouble we are and how much we have fallen.On one occasion, his disciples had seen his own lifestyle, passion and power of his prayers and they asked him to teach them how to pray. Look at Jesus’ personal instruction to them that still serves as a powerful model today:”And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.8“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9In this manner, therefore, pray:       Hallowed be Your name.       Your will be done       11Give us this day our daily bread.         12And forgive us our debts,         As we forgive our debtors.       For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.Text “prayerpower” 40691 Prayer then, is nothing something to just read about or talk about. It’s something to practice on a regular basis.Yes, we need to invite God into our lives through prayer and get his divine intervention employed in our war like scenarios. However, he won’’ come in unless we invite him.“God I cant make it without YOU! I NEED YOU to show up and show out in my life. God, I’m tired and exhausted from doing my thing…..please forgive me, wash me, clean me up, demonstrate your power in my life…. And have your way!”If you would like to join the “Joshua Generation” in our online prayer meetings held on the first three days of every month [1st, 2nd and 3rd] please do the following and we’ll get you the information you need.Text “WarRoom” 40691 There are no numbers missing.”
  • We’ll hope to meet you in our very own online “War Room.”
  • [Note: no spaces in the spelling and the # to text is what is referred to as a “short code.
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  • We meet ONLINE for prayer @ 530am central on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of each month.
  • Brother s and sisters, you owe it to yourself to make prayer a very essential part of your lifestyle on both a personal and public level. “War Room” has inspired me to take my own prayer ministry a lot more seriously. I sure hope you go out of your way to watch it and share it with others who may be inspired in this areas as I have been on a personal level.
  • Prayer then, is our invite to God. Prayer is our humble request. It is our saying to him,
  • The movie “War Room” teaches us that whether you are experiencing battle ground fatigue in your marriage, relationships, finances, health or just life in general; the solution is the same; we need to PRAY!
  • Ladies and gentlemen, let’s face it; we can have all of the teaching and instruction in the world about prayer but if we don’t ‘drop down’ on our knees to practice it, it’s all for naught.
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  • To Hear A Message About How You Go To Higher Ground By Applying This Prayer Model In Your Own Life:
  • 14“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
  •        13And do not lead us into temptation,         But deliver us from the evil one.
  •        On earth as it is in heaven.
  •        10Your kingdom come.
  •        Our Father in heaven,
  • 6But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
  • MATTHEW 6:5-18
  • Consider this, our Lord Jesus himself, was a man of very passionate prayer wasn’t he? Now, if Jesus prayed as much as he did as ‘the only begotten Son of God,’ then why wouldn’t we?
  • It’s critical that you get this. How could it be that perhaps the most ESSENTIAL ministry in the church is also the most NEGLECTED ministry at the same time?
  • § We’ve ADDED a few PROGRAMS § But we’ve DELETED so much PRAYER!
  • Tragically, this lack of prayer is not just limited to a personal level. We even find a lack of prayer in most congregations. Yes, sadly the very places that should be “houses of prayer” very seldom are.
  • [written by Joseph M. Scriven / composed by Charles Crozat Converse]
  • What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
  • Do you remember the old lyrics from the hymnal that you would probably here sung from time to time but not nearly as much now?
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  • Personally speaking, here’s what I’ve found to be true about prayer. Prayer is our surest pathway to higher ground. It is our 24-7 hotline to get in touch with headquarters, particularly the commander in chief of all of our human affairs. In my opinion, prayer makes us stand up a little bit taller seeing that we will never be any taller than when we are on our knees in prayer.
  • Its time for you to TAKE OFF THE GLOVES and DO IT.”
  • Its time for you to fight for your marriage
  • “You need to do your fighting in prayer. And you need to kick the real enemy out of your home …. with the word of God!
  • What was my favorite part of the “War Room?” Great question. It’s really hard to say because there were so many great parts but there is this one part when the seasoned, wise prayer warrior and widow, Miss Clara Williams [played by Karen Abercrombie] speaks heart and soul staring into the eyes of Elizabeth Jordan, a discouraged wife, mother and professional realtor who has all but lost faith [played by Priscilla Shirer] and it sort of kind of gave me that feeling that you might have gotten when you first saw “Rocky” running up the endless set of steps right before his big fight!
  • Okay I’ll tell you. There were so many powerful parts in the movie. In fact, the movie as a whole demonstrated the Kendrick’s ‘spiritual giftedness’ in pulling out every emotion there is in a man out of him in public and in the most embarrassing way possible.”
  • This dynamic, classic is the 5th film produced by the Kendrick brothers but their very first project produced through their own Kendrick Brothers Productions.
  • Distributed by        TriStar Pictures

 

Paster MEL

Mel Keyes, native Brooklynite is the pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, a multi-cultural and multigenerational congregation located on the west side of San Antonio, Texas. He’s been married to the lovely Kendra Keyes for twenty five years, with three children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of The Baptist University of the Americas and Dallas Baptist University. He is the author of Hell To The

Know, How To Get From The Hell You’re Living In To The Life You Were Meant To Live.” Mel is also the founder of JoshuaGenerationRadio.org. as well as his life coaching practice “ Master Keyes Coaching & Consulting” and A Director With Total Life Changes. Determined to build his life on vision, Mel lives his life around three core principles of his personal vision for Ministry, Entrepreneurship & Leadership:

To passionately serve God, my family, friends and others around me through strong, loving, disciple making MINISTRY.

To empower armies of disciples through life transforming ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

To change the world around me through learning and practicing Christ centered, servant LEADERSHIP.

www.pastormelkeyes.com

info@pastormelkeyes.com

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13Sep/15
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“Discipline or Disqualification? Discipline is Better!”

I Corinthians 9:24-27 [NKJV] “ Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.   But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

 

The thrill of the game, the adrenalin rush, the pulse pounding impact of the watching the last few moments of a close game between rival teams. The spike in blood pressure; the blood curdling and agonizing scream you hear when our team loses …you would think that folk were playing the game themselves.

 

Yes, SPORTS … if not yourself, the average guy you know loves sports. Get this … with no compensation of any kind and with no physical value being obtained from it whatsoever, most of your friends are hooked on sports like powerful drugs! In fact, depending on the season, may I suggest that some of your friends may even live for the game!

 

Think of all of the time and money spent on one’s favorite sport and what they will do just to support or connect with their favorite athlete or team. For most of us our connection to sports starts pretty early in life. Whether “pee wee” league or intramural level, many of us tend to take our sports pretty serious.

 

Gratefully, if you watch them closely, there are so many powerful, life lessons that can be learned from the athlete and regardless of sport, one thing the athlete teaches us is how to utilize discipline in our lives.

 

See it is the athlete’s daily dose of disciple that keeps him from becoming disqualified. So, with this thought in mind, can we change sports for just a moment?

 

The sport for now is life and if you don’t mind I need to ask you a few serious questions to see what kind of athlete you really are:

 

How are you playing your game? Are you even in the game or are you still on the bench? [Out of fellowship]

Are you studied up on your winning plays? [Bible study]

Have you been coming to practice and grinding it out like you are supposed to or have you been taking short cuts? [Sin]

Are you a team player or has it been all about YOU? [Pride]

How’s your diet? Are you eating the right things; body , soul and spirit?[Meditation]

What kind of godliness in your life are you exercising? Have you set proper boundaries to maintain favor with God and man? Are you doing what it takes to earn the respect of your family, friends and those who depend on you? [Real fans]

Do you keep yourself in check with proven, winning strategies or do you let anything go in your life? How do you handle those temptations that run across your mind from time to time? How do you handle your own shadows? Your own past? Your own secrets? Your own skeletons? Your own insecurities? [Humility & Accountability]

 

 

See, there’s a lot of stuff that can get you disqualified from the game …. How will you handle those?

 

Before I go, allow me to offer you this thought; no matter how uncomfortable it may seem, stay with the discipline! Know this; All great athletes do and it will be no different with you. In fact, being disciplined will even be more important for you in life than it will be for your favorite athlete in the game! Make no mistake about it, you will always have the MOST to win or lose and YOU will always be the real star.

 

So, I say to you, let your light shine bright as it ought to and as long as it has been ordained to by living with discipline that at times may seem painful.

 

The reality, however is that you can choose discipline or disqualification BUT discipline is BETTER!

 

Stay in the game CHAMP.

 Paster MEL

Mel Keyes, native Brooklynite is the pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, a multi-cultural and multigenerational congregation located on the west side of San Antonio, Texas. He’s been married to the lovely Kendra Keyes for twenty five years, with three children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of The Baptist University of the Americas and Dallas Baptist University. He is the author of Hell To The

Know, How To Get From The Hell You’re Living In To The Life You Were Meant To Live.” Mel is also the founder of JoshuaGenerationRadio.org. as well as his life coaching practice “ Master Keyes Coaching & Consulting” and A Director With Total Life Changes. Determined to build his life on vision, Mel lives his life around three core principles of his personal vision for Ministry, Entrepreneurship & Leadership:

To passionately serve God, my family, friends and others around me through strong, loving, disciple making MINISTRY.

To empower armies of disciples through life transforming ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

To change the world around me through learning and practicing Christ centered, servant LEADERSHIP.

www.pastormelkeyes.com

info@pastormelkeyes.com

(877) KEY-2382

 

 

 

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13Sep/15
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Artist Spotlight: Tina Hobson

Screenshot_2015-09-13-18-25-36_1Tina Dobson; author of “Oh How He Loves  Me,” is a 31 daily devotion reflecting on the love of God toward us. She is also a radio personality. Please feel free to check out her shows and all of her social media sites.

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31Jul/15
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Get Off Your High Horse & Give Up Your Colt!

 There are so many ways that we cause ourselves much harm and stagnation simply by holding onto what we should already let go of. Case in point however, is the fact that the only real way to make room for the new is to first, let go of the old.

I’d like to imagine that life has probably taught you by now that it is not always the most gifted, talented, wealthy or even the smartest person who goes the furthest in life. Time and time again we see that the type of person who typically rises to the top in any endeavor of life is the one who learns the secret of sacrifice. In other words, the one who knows how to deny themselves what they want in the moment to get what they really want later tend to eventually get what they really want instead of what they had to settle for. By and large the masses of people however, tend to know a lot more about what it is to settle rather than what it is to experience true and lasting success because they refuse to fully understand and operate according to the laws of sacrifice.

Check this out. There’s a brief but powerful passage found in the following passage that offers us this teaching:

Mark 11:1-7, 12-14 [NKJV]

1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples; 2and He said to them, “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat.

Loose it and bring it. 3And if anyone says to you, “Why are you doing this?’ say, “The

Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here.”

4So they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door outside on the street, and they loosed it. 5But some of those who stood there said to them, “What are you doing, loosing the colt?”

6And they spoke to them just as Jesus had commanded. So they let them go. 7Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it.

I want you to keep in mind that the owner of this colt had a choice to make. Who knows how long he had taken care of this colt; how much he had paid for it or even how long it might had been in the family. In fact, none of these details are even revealed in the story or given any attention to whatsoever. The only thing that we can really conclude from the text is that the owner was instantly willing to obey the request of the Lord. Yes, he was ready to practice the law of sacrifice. You got it! What the Lord had need of; he was more than willing to give.

Some would suggest that the Lord doesn’t need us at all and that it is we who need him! True that! Yet, in one regard; that is only partially correct. Though the Lord could and does often do profound things without us or even in spite of us; the amazing thing about his work is that he often chooses to include us. Yes, I don’t know about you so I’ll just speak for myself, I often find it absolutely amazing how the Lord speaks to my heart and soul to tell me that he has need of me! Why!!! I tell you no lie; I know for a fact that he could use so many others far more well suited than I am to do many of the things that he is doing through me. I have no doubt in my mind about that! So surely he certainly could do without any of us though none of us could ever do without him but because of who he is; he chooses to use us about as much as we are at least willing to be used. Here am I; use me Lord!!!!

Here’s something to think about:

What is it that the Lord has already pointed out to you that he ‘has need of’ in your life? What element of your life does he desire to have more of from YOU: Your time? Your Talent? Your Treasure? Are you willing to loose your colt? Are you willing to let go of anything & everything in your life that the Lord has need of & wants to use? Tragically, the answer to that question for many of us

Is a resounding “NO.” No, we are not willing to give God any more of our time, NO, we do not desire to give that gift and talent to the Lord either and finally, once and for all, NO, we do not believe in giving the Lord our hard earned money. Yet, we are so click to say how much we love God! I’m afraid a good many of us though religious as we are, are a bit too much like the fig tree, spoken about by Jesus, in the same chapter:

12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.

According to the lesson from the fig tree, where do you think that pretending to give The Lord what you really haven’t given him from your heart will get you? Will you be more like the one who gave away his colt or the fig tree that pretended to be more spiritual than he really was? Hell To The Know there is a difference! Get Off Your High Horse & Give Up Your Colt!

 

Mel Keyes, native Brooklynite is the pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, a multi-cultural and multigenerational congregation located on the west side of San Antonio, Texas. He’s been married to the lovely Kendra Keyes for twenty five years, with three children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of The Baptist University of the Americas and Dallas Baptist University. He is the author of Hell To The

Know, How To Get From The Hell You’re Living In To The Life You Were Meant To Live.” Mel is also the founder of Joshua Generation Radio.org. as well as his life coaching practice “ Master Keyes Coaching & Consulting” and A Director With Total Life Changes. Determined to build his life on vision, Mel lives his life around three core principles of his personal vision for Ministry, Entrepreneurship & Leadership:

To passionately serve God, my family, friends and others around me through strong, loving, disciple making MINISTRY.

To empower armies of disciples through life transforming ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

To change the world around me through learning and practicing Christ centered, servant LEADERSHIP.

 

www.pastormelkeyes.cominfo@pastormelkeyes.com

(877) KEY-2382

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31Jul/15
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Whole Again

“Mighty are the works of your hand God, I thank you that even in the brokenness, I can still become whole again. How great are you O’God that you can take a nothing like me and use me for your services.”

I found that when one is broken, often times they are not able to be fixed. When it comes to families it would almost seem impossible for even a temporary fix, because we just give up altogether and live our lives. But here is a truth I want you to know about; just because you have been broken doesn’t mean that you have been thrown away, you can become whole again. Just because you have been broken doesn’t mean that you are unusable. Just because you are broken doesn’t mean you need to be placed in a corner with no hope of coming out, nor can you be made whole again.

Just because you are broken doesn’t mean you have been forgotten about. See brokenness has the power unlike anything I know, but what I have learned is that in your brokenness, strength can still be had, even in brokenness you can find your own inspiration, because it’s in those moments your hurt is so deep and you began to wonder; “what is this?” And something began to happen where you notice you were made for something more. There in that hurt, in that brokenness you began to search for your purpose and you find yourself beginning the process of becoming whole again.

Someone maybe asking how can you find purpose in your brokenness, or in the hurt? “They talked about me, they laughed at me, they lied on me, and you are telling me I can find purpose in all of that?” Yes I am. With the scars of your life, God will allow you to heal. Those healed wounds, God will get the Glory from. You may feel like the brokenness has rendered you useless in life. You may feel beyond repair this time. You may feel tossed aside. Forgotten, Shamed. Rejected, As you sit there and sit in your pity party. The scars of life, the healed wounds, the deep lines, they all have stories to tell and you are to be the one. In fact you are the only one that can tell, because nobody can tell it better than you. Yet often we try to hide our brokenness. Preferring to look good to and for the world. Instead of presenting to the world who you truly are, you don’t want to risk the difficulties of it all. If you front somehow it becomes alright. Well I come by to tell you, stop the fronting. Deal with the truth of the matter, reveal your vulnerability exposing it for what it was.The reason we can allow it to be exposed is because we have a healer.

One who repairs, one who can fit the broken pieces that no longer seem to fit right into a perfect design, I am a living witness of that, Just look at me, who would have thought that some seven years later, I would have gone back gotten my Masters Degree in Divinity School, of Bible Education. Who would have thought I would have been doing all that in this time of my life at the age I am, God was working, behind the scenes on my behalf, mending and fitting me back together, creating a better me a better work of art than before, more than I could ever have dreamed possible. He makes all things brand new, He makes all things beautiful. Especially in the broken area of your life all from his grace it is real life.

Serrated and rough edges and all they have even have meaning. Listen whatever your brokenness, whether it rape, drug addiction, broken marriage, domestic violence, and low-esteem, whatever it maybe God can break through all that mess. Don’t ever be ashamed of your scars; let those scars tell your story so that you can help someone else,your scars are your stories.

God sent His son into the world for this very thing that is why Jesus story is so powerful even today, He was the very epitome bringing life to what was broken, because He Himself was broken and He was broken for us. Behold, I am making all things new (Revelation 21:5). God said that enough for me that settle it. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (Isaiah 43:19). Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3). He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Father we thank you that even in our brokenness, we can still be made whole, we thank you for sending your Son to become the very epitome of brokenness, because it was through His brokenness that we were able to be healed. Thank you for your mercy and grace, thank you for being a great God, thank you for opening eyes that we might see your Glory, thank you for your peace and restoration, because God we know that Giants do fall down, and that’s all our brokenness was it was a giant that you got the Glory from, O’God we thank your now for being brand new. The things we did not think we could accomplish we have, be we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to your people and through our vulnerability they are now able to be healed. We thank you God for it all in Jesus name Amen.

 

Minister Adrine Jason is a widow and mother of four children. In addition to being a mother, she is a prayer intercessor for both Higher Dimension Church of Houston, Texas and of W.O.D.D. An author and writer of WomenWithGifts.com. Currently working on her degree in divinity and has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Management in 2011 and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2012 from Phoenix University in Houston. Minister Jason is a current member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and of Eastern Star. Working on her first book expected to be published by 2016 which will discuss her survivorship of sexual abuse, Minister Jason is available for teaching, speaking, prayer engagements. Please follow Minister Jason on on Prayer Moments with Adriene Jason

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01Jul/15
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Why Do We Have To Go Through These Changes?

I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook and I stumbled across a stat about relationships. The question was “Why do beautiful women put up with the wackest dudes…?” I thought to my self..then I replied..”This is true…I wonder why too…but my take on it is that some of the most BEAUTIFUL women have low self esteem. And when these men approach them it’s because they are showing their ‘representative’. Some men are real slick with it…especially if the women are baring their soul to them initially.. Most women are craving love so badly that they don’t set standards or even have them for that matter and are looking through rose colored glasses…so when these men come along they sound like a dream..and they do everything to hook the women so when that initial phase is over…the real person comes out..by that time feelings are involved and the woman may look at him as an investment and women most often don’t want to lose investments….there’s more but that is a summation of what I see and hear..  I try to school these young ladies..I have been through it…so I know what it is…my generation barely made it..but I feel sooo sorry for these generations that are coming up…no real solid foundations to hold onto…they are just out to get what they can get..” This also brings me to a video of Tina..one half of the gospel duo, Mary Mary; that has gone viral over the last couple of weeks, See Here. It shows her being caught up in a moment of rage over her husband’s cheating affairs. At first I was judgemental because I couldn’t understand how could someone of that stature air out her dirty laundry on reality tv..after all it’s a little different than some of the other reality shows that I have seen (we’ll save that for another day). The truth is I’m glad that she did because it erases some of the stereotypes that women in the gospel world face in their own personal lives. Most people forget that yet they speak in tongues, and sing you to life; they also deal with some of the same issues that we normal folk deal with. I think the problem of putting them on a pedestal alienates them from having real feelings, real issues, etc. The problem is not having the issue, but the reaction that you have to the issue. Yes we know in church the we are taught to forgive, love thy neighbor, turn the other cheek…but when issues arise do we really seek the face of God? Or do our natural carnal selves kick in? The Bible speaks of having on the full armor of God…but in times of hurt and pain do we really? I think part of the problem is that we as humans are constantly evolving…each generation has its own coping mechanism to the changing systems that preceded them…and setting their own individualism at the same time….it’s the survival of the fittest….All in all in the process of evolution..what happens externally happens internally as well… Perhaps there is a change in “role” dynamics? Are there undercurrents of feminism displayed in the raising of fatherless men? Hence the term “b%$#&a!#ness” ? Or…or is it the Freudian theory that references that men are attracted to women that resemble (features, mannerisms) their mothers, and women are attracted to men that resemble (features, mannerisms) their fathers?  Are men and women upholding the standards of their parents? Well what happens if there is lacking on either side of the equation? Is there a missing quotient? Do we just add in the factor that’s missing? Or do we look for examples and mimic them from our “community”

Watching this video, I can actually say that I’ve been there. I’ve been broken down to a level this extreme. Maybe even more extreme. I don’t care how strong you are. If you love a person (think you are in love), then you will go through hell and hell some more. Most women are programmed from a young age to stick by their man, the more you stick by him, he will change.That’s not true unless he wants to change. I can actually say that I don’t have that baggage anymore. I left that type of relationship a long time ago. So any man that I date or have a relationship with in this present day, I will not allow him to break me down to that level. It’s a mutual thing. If you love me and adore me then it is reciprocated wholeheartedly. No games, no half-assed attempts, and no side pieces.

What are your thoughts?

Shanell Monique is a Licensed Cosmetologist with over a decade of experience. She is Editor-in-Chief of Enticing Resultz Magazine, Hair Artist with Glam elite Enterprise, also a Published, Avant-Garde, Freelance Hairstylist, Educator and former Salon Owner of nine years, Nurse for 15 years. For more info read about her Here 

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30Jun/15
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Identity Mistake or Identity Fraud?: NAACP Dolezal

In the exploitation of Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP President, a new word is introduced “transracial”; the question now becomes, can we all just up and change our race if we wanted? The answer to that question is no, so that word becomes obsolete in the Black communities.

Cultural identity is described as the identity or feeling of belonging to, as part of the self-conception and self-perception to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality and any kind of social group that have its own distinct culture. This is something that Black people have struggled with since our ancestors were brought over to this country. It is no secret that there are individuals outside the Black race who may identify with our culture and some individuals who would like to identify with the Black culture, so they study the history and trans-generational aspect of the Black race.

Wanting to identify and studying the Black culture is not the problem; Dolezal identifying with the Black race is not a problem. The problem exist when the boundaries of truth, trust, and justice is violated. The problem is when she intentionally lied about herself being raised as a Black woman for many years. She has potentially stolen the identity and occupied the space of a real Black woman who has struggled in this country because of the color of her skin.

NAACP has supported Dolezal through this scandal as they should but the question remains did they know her race; and if so, did they know that she was profiting from passing herself off as a Black woman? The issues that surround this uproar is that Dolezal has been occupying a space of a real Black woman sharing her story, she has potentially occupied an opportunity and jobs that a qualified Black woman could have fulfilled, she has potentially damaged the trust and relationships with the NAACP and the people, she has increased the tension that exist between races. This is not due to her identifying with the Black race, but because of her lying about who she was.

Black people have a hard time already being accepted and to have someone intentionally pass themselves off as Black just to be accepted is deceiving and can be looked at as infiltrating. She may have served as a great President with the NAACP, but at what cost? What are your thoughts and concerns?

Marquetta Turner has her MSW from Wayne State University. She is affiliated with various organizations that support communities and fight against social injustice. These organizations are National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Association of Black Social Worker (NABSW),  Suicide Prevention at WSU and, former Network (V.P.). She’s been a temporary voice of reason co-host to online radio show at See Here and an ongoing motivational speaker to a Social Work writing workshop. She is experienced, working with hospice patients, the mental health population and presently working with the Family First Program providing family preservation services and resources at Black Family Development as an intern. Marquetta is working toward completing her Autobiography as well as developing her own non-profit organization within the city of Detroit.

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25Jun/15
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Life is a Beautiful Struggle….

“Life is a beautiful struggle..People search through the rubble for a suitable hustle..”

Talib Kweli
“I Try”

I remember my guidance counselor in Jr. High school asking me to write a speech. Well I couldn’t think of anything to write. Not one thing. She told me something that cured my writers block. “Just start writing..you can choose a title and edit later.” I didn’t totally understand, but I did start writing the first thing that came to my mind. I built a storyline around it..and it was easier to choose a title. Because I had the subject matter I could choose any title that I wanted, the hard part was done. She loved it. It was used for an important ceremony. I’ve applied so much of this to my life..I guess my guidance counselor and Nike was onto something “Just Do It”

Your gift will make room for you..there is a market for that..get into an unfamiliar place within yourself and do the work required..watch the results..

Less is more…we get so caught up in the details and specifics sometimes and miss the point of why something was supposed to be done…FB_IMG_1435196439151

The difference between yesterday and today is the amount of information we can grasp at a rate/second and the amount of cameras that can open you up to criticism…this network is more dangerous than guns themselves…there is nothing new under the sun unless it’s man made..

People take life too seriously…we are supposed to but the reality is we were put here for a purpose..to serve the purpose..and affect the world..in a good way..unfortunately the balance of scales..in religion, doctrine, philosophy, etc. We will not have light without dark. The problem is where ever the scales tip…too much of anything can be chaos…share your gift…you don’t know what or who you are helping..as stated in the butterfly effect a.k.a. chaos theory…in short..what you do today..does affect your tomorrow..

Someone said….”I know how to swim….”.. my reply…”But what if you get a cramp?”, moral of the story…do what you do..but always prepare for the worst…

Confidence is sexy…no matter what the world is doing around you…OWN IT! “Those who can, do..those who can’t, teach.” Then there are those that do both. I know what I just said..don’t read too far into it..Live..Love..Prosper!

Shanell Monique is a Licensed Cosmetologist with over a decade of experience. She is Editor-in-Chief of Enticing Resultz Magazine, Hair Artist with Glam elite Enterprise, also a Published, Avant-Garde, Freelance Hairstylist, Educator and former Salon Owner of nine years, Nurse for 15 years. For more info read about her Here.

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