Well, it’s been an interesting 48 hours to say the least. I’d like to thank those who have participated – through visits to our site, comments, e-mails and phone calls. And I thought now would be a good time to expound on my recent statements, and how some are interpreting them.
The mission of the church is to care for the people of this community and as Mayor I would welcome that mission. It is not to debate church and state, constitutions or politics, but to “bring life and bring it more abundantly.” I want to celebrate the church for the work she has done, is doing and will continue to do long past this debate.
And as mayor, I want the churches involved in our community, working with government. The First Amendment never mentions the words “separation,” “church,” or “state.”
Our city is on the verge of collapse: spiritually, morally and financially. We are at a crossroads. And I have decided my campaign will focus on the scripture at the bottom of this post. Continue reading
Over the next few days and weeks I will be discussing Isaiah 58: 6-12, not necessarily verse by verse but as a whole; focusing on how it pertains to this community and in particular the platform I am focusing on for this Mayor’s race.
“Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen … and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” Is 58: 7
I have been so blessed with a heritage of a healthy foundation of family and faith with grandparents, uncles, aunts and parents living this out through the example of sacrifice, fulfillment and dedication.
This week I am having the bittersweet opportunity to fellowship with one of my dearest aunts – my precious mother’s sister who is 5 years her elder. She has now been diagnosed with a similar cancer as my mother, which overtook my mother in less than 3 months – 4 years ago June.
When I have asked the question why this happens to good people – I have received a haunting answer – the people of this world do not value the life they have been given. Continue reading