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About royalbutterfly8

I am a single mom who loves Jesus. I enjoy being creative and encouraging people. I hope to inspire people and create some change no matter how small.

Please continue to WEAR A MASK

We as a people; A collective MUST continue to be careful. Actually Full of care, for ourselves and those around us. 4,000,000 new cases of the Corona Virus as of yesterday. Please know that the life you save can be your own, plus one more.

Schools may reopen here in the Mid-West soon and sadly. School districts are not giving out masks. A song said that “Children are our future.” They need masks too.

The suffering of the masks wearing is minimal compared to the many lives that can be cut short without it.
Oh, and please practice social distancing. Zoom calls, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo and Hangouts are all ways to see someone you miss without exposing them to illness.

Just a thought.

Peace and Blessings,

Keierra Reenell

“WHY NOT ME?”

The above title is the name of a song by the songtress Tasha Page-Lockhart. It speaks about the hardships she endured. It was a declaration of strength and the ability to overcome. I encourage you to listen to it.

Our self-esteem is not dampened but what we do alone. There are many outside influences such as the media, music and the opinions of others. We MUST not allow those outside voices to be louder than our own and Our Creator’s.

When those thoughts say “You’d never make it.” Or “You cannot accomplish that!” Say like Ms. Tasha “Why not me?” Nothing is impossible UNLESS YOU BELIEVE IT IS!!!

Blessings

Keierra Reenell

July 2,2020

Poems from the crucible, pt. 5

This POWERFUL piece needed to be shared!

I’m up for an adult conversation.

PEACE is attainable.

LOVE is the way!

ACCOUNTABILITY is the door!

#ThisIsMyPoetryBlog

(Not really a poem. I guess I just think in stanzas these days!)

A not nearly modest enough proposal

Since the whole world is agitated,
What’s stopping a group
of non-partisan patriots
from putting together
a petition to the United Nations
to put the cabash on all these
extrajudicial killings
by renegade policemen
in the US? In the aggregate
it is a human rights violation
and as such, a violation
of international UN norms.

Or am I listening to too many
Malcolm X speeches, too tired
Of being tired of all the crap?
All the marching and rioting
And looting is not gonna stop it.
And we know BLM is only
an appendage of Democratic Party
fundraising and election year
vote generation. Let’s do something
Serious about stopping the madness.

Anybody up for an adult conversation?

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HATE only breeds HATE

LOVE
is the only antidote to the CANCER of HATED.

As the song says, “Red and yellow, black and white, they’re all PRECIOUS in His sight…”

The killing MUST end!

The reign of Terror must be overthrown.

M. L. K. Jr. Said Know Justice, Know Peace (No justice, No peace)

True Justice and True Peace is in YHWH and His Christ alone.

Praying for the world.

Peace to you all,

Keierra ReeNell

Mental Health and Christianity

Ms. Leah wrote this powerful post and I agree it must be different. The Church should be a place of healing and wholeness, not condemnation and judgement. Depression, PTSD, and other mental illness are apart of the disease Christ bore on the cross!!! Blessings to you all.

All You Need is Jesus

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I will never understand why every organ in your body gets support and sympathy when it is ill, except for your brain.

–Unknown

It’s hard having to deal with a mental illness. It can really become a burden sometimes.

As a bipolar sufferer I must deal with the rollercoaster of emotions quite frequently. I can be in the best mood one second and be crying the next. However, as of lately I’ve been pretty stable due to the increase of one medication and being put on a new medication. It seems like it’s a good balance. Recently, I was on the verge of a manic episode and I could feel it. So that’s why my doctor added a new medication to my “cocktail.”

I came across some quotes about mental illness that I’d like to share.

It’s called a mental illness for a reason….because…

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The Process of Transformation

Everything has a process. Plants grow from a tiny seed. Babies are born and become old enough to take their first steps. In the book of Ecclesiastes chapter three it speaks of the times. I like to see them as seasons of process.

I am in a process right now. I call it the process of transformation. The Holy Bible says that in Christ we become new. Our old life is over. (2 Corinthians 5:17). Sometimes our past likes to linger though. Thus the need for the transformation process. There we unlearn the old way of thinking, speaking and living. We build our faith and confidence in God and ourselves. We gain victory over things that before weighed us down. In this process we learn to truly walk by faith.

Are you in this process right now? If so congratulations the pain and struggle will produce a masterpiece in the end! You will be stronger, wiser, healthier, more bold than ever before. Know that you are not alone. Just like the three Hebrew boys, God is with you in the fire. You and I will finish strong.

Blessings to you

Reflections on a Pandemic

This is a very POWERFUL post. Originally posted by Christians Read blog. I wanted to share it with you. Be encouraged God is still GOOD!

Christians Read

Unique world events offer a unique opportunity to learn new lessons. Here are a few we have had an opportunity to learn recently.

1. It’s a small world. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically demonstrated how interconnected the modern world is. A virus from a remote part of China has reached almost every other country in the world through multiple diverse routes. We can no longer pretend that what happens in one place does not matter to those of us in another place. As John Donne observed over three centuries ago, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”

2. It is a rich world we live in. Consider the closures and cancellations…

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