Thursday, March 9, 2017

Quotes and Poetic Thoughts

Beautiful relationships are born of tragedy and constant struggle.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Herb Roasted Lemon Pepper Holiday Chicken

Serves 8 to 10 for a great festive holiday or anytime feast.


1. Presoak 3 whole chickens in iodized salt and chopped garlic for 24 hours. After chickens have soaked for this period of time, rinse chickens for 5 minutes. Let chickens drain for 15 minutes, remove all inert meat from chicken, place on side to add to dish.

2. Evenly pour 1 cup of cooking wine over each chicken both sides, add Goya pimento seasoning to the inner cavity of chicken, also add a few shakes of Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning blend to inner cavity.

3. Season each chicken with a generous amount of Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper Herb seasoning on both sides.

4. Place chicken in desired cooking pan or dish-preheat oven to 375 degrees, place dishware on bottom rack. Turn oven temperature down to 350 degrees, this will be the ultimate appropriate cooking time.

5. During cooking time-turn chickens every 25 minutes, baste chicken during baking time to ensure the optimum tenderness of the whole chicken. To give roast chicken that extra flavor of delight, add 3 quarters of Spanish onions to pan and add an additional 1 cup of water and ½ cup of cooking wine to each pan.

6. Bake chicken for 2 hours-baste and cover with remaining wine sauce and Spanish onions. Remove chickens and cover with aluminum foil immediately to preserve the tenderness and flavor of the added herbs.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Battling and Overcoming Drug Addiction According to the Bible

Drug addiction in America has become an unnatural epidemic that affects the mind, and attacks the spirit like a vamp iritic-host.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse – “Most drugs affect the brain's "reward circuit" by flooding it with the chemical messenger dopamine. This reward system controls the body's ability to feel pleasure and motivates a person to repeat behaviors needed to thrive, such as eating and spending time with loved ones. This overstimulation of the reward circuit causes the intensely pleasurable "high" that can lead people to take a drug again and again.” Faith is a very powerful thing, but faith alone cannot battle the addition.

Proverbs; 29:1 “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.”

Not only does drug abuse destroy the mind, it also destroys the very fabric of the “reward circuit” – which controls every thought process we as humans depend – to function in a rational manner.

Proverbs; 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” These words speak of prophecy, as the world today has become infiltrated with drugs – it has placed a burden on innocent souls – corrupted by a system ruled by unrelenting hypocrisy.

Proverbs; 29:23 “A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.” We as a nation must uphold a higher standard of living – where the process of eradicating drugs from our society must become our main mission.

But, unfortunately, man has become corrupted with the profit of drug-making, and our nation of many people is losing the battle-war on drugs. Only those people who seek a higher spiritual order can learn to release themselves from the bondage of drug addiction.

Psalms; 5:1 “Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.”

Despite being aware of these harmful outcomes, many people who use drugs continue to take them, which is the nature of addiction.”  A NIH notation – about  the ills of drug addiction.

Psalms; 5:5 “The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.”

Each and every person will be judged for what they do, and these drug dealers – however they classify their faction – contribute to the ongoing drug dilemma in America.

Psalms; 12:1 “Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.”

To, people who suffer with drug addition, please be acknowledged – that there are many opportunities available to end a drug addicted situation. Prayer, support groups, and family/church support are true accessible options; only diligent will power – can facilitate first steps – walking the road to live a drug-free life.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Born of Yesterday Born of Today

Born of freedom we be of nationalities; the Africans, the Jewish, the unjustifiably named American-Indians, the Aztec Indians, the Spanish-Americans, the Civil War African-Americans, the Indian people of India, the improvised Chinese peoples, and too many other nationalities neglected by the history of prejudice.

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Born of freedom we be – great peoples of the world, born of yesteryear, born into the unthinkable circumstance of ignorant darkness. The great spirit of humanity has always been the beacon of light that place our spiritual self in perpetual motion. It is the continuous freedom – the true flight of the phoenix – born of today, born of yesterday.

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Nothing new, nothing gained will ever come from fear of our indefinite human evolution. It is an iniquity of power that divides a nation, and left corruptible – will be the very thing that keeps prejudice and elitism alive – living deep and unsubstantiated in the heart of the denier. Born of yesterday we are, born of today is the face of what we as a nation will ultimately become – as we reside in a falsehood of abstract death.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Toque humano

Alguna ciencia rastreó el ADN - prueba mi ascendencia - vagando en el crepúsculo, refleja la carga de estrellas renuentes.

Jesus Christ Church Mosaic

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YouTube Video: Pablo speaking in his natural language

Siempre he amado a Pablo, él es uno de los grandes poetas del mundo, razón por la cual su obra ha sido traducida a muchos idiomas.

Human Touch

Some science traced DNA – test my ancestry – wandering in twilight, mirror the burden of reluctant stars.

Human Touch Tragic Survivor

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Swart Geskiedenis - Die Krag van Waarheid

Rou in nostalgie - 'n gevoelloosheid van die dood is die ewige smarte - sing
waar die geneigdheid van onderhandel herstel loop stil en verlate.
'n miljoen liedjies ons Afro-Amerikaanse broers en susters het gesing - lewende bewys
lewe in 'n misverstaan plek, steeds.

Nelson Mandela

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