CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

During a recent traveling adventure, as I was making my way to the gate to catch my flight I had the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

At the Atlanta Airport there is a train system that transports you to each gate and to the other terminal areas. The train appears every two minutes or so. When the door is about to close there is a recorded message announcement that warns you to step away from the doors and then the doors close.

So there we were, all finding a rail or overhead strap to hold unto as the train was about to leave that particular location. Suddenly a Near Eastern family of four; a mother and three children, a young girl, a boy and a baby in a stroller approached the train. As they were about to get on, the announcement came on warning the passengers to step away from the doors. The young boy along with his mother and baby sibling were able to move back. But the young girl was caught on the train! As we left this stop I saw the look of terror in the mother’s eyes. It is a look I will always remember. It reminded me of a scene from a movie or news broadcast because the look certainly conveyed that the mother felt she would never see her daughter again.

I was standing at the rear of the train behind several rows of people in front of me. As we approached the next stop and the recorded message announced the train was about to stop, I excused myself and made my way to the front where this young girl was standing, shaking with fear. I took her hand and told her I would help her find her mother. The others on the train asked me if I were going to get off. I was surprised that the question was even asked, someone needed to offer their assistance to this child.

The girl’s name is Nadatolia and she is nine years old. I placed my hand on her shoulder to offer her comfort. She was trembling. We talked and stood there waiting for the next train to arrive. As her mother and siblings got off the train they ran to Nadatolia and hugged her. We all caught this train and proceeded to our respective destinations. The mother kept looking at me, thanking me for helping her daughter. She shed huge tears of relief as she embraced her baby! I was thankful to have helped this family and I simply smiled at the mother and said you are welcome. As they got off the train I reminded Nadatolia to keep up with her family. She smiled and they got off the train together.

STIR IT UP

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Let’s crank this thing up, this thing of life that is. Let us get motivated about our unique contributions we are to make and leave a legacy of honor to our children, grandchildren and generations to come grandchildren.

We accept all children of the world as our children. We have a global family and are parents worldwide. We embrace all little ones as our own, knowing that it is our responsibility to ensure none get left behind or are forgotten about. When we see children suffering it becomes our obligation to correct the injustice. We are each responsible for the whole of our babies.

Stir up the masses to understand and over-stand the role they must play in protecting and providing for the little ones. We must not abuse nor abandon. We must honor them with love and respect. We must teach the values that are true and righteous.

Stir it up in your community and with your friends. It is indeed the time, our time to make a conscious effort to improve our environment and build it up. We are heirs to the Kingdom and as good Sheppards we are to leave this world in a better way than we came here. That is our call to duty.

Stir it up within your spirit, Light that fire of worth and passion. Allow the flame to blaze with your acceptance of Who you are, a child of The Most High, Creator, The Infinite Source. Stir it up inside of you. Trust that you are ordained for Greatness and let nothing stop you from achieving it.

Stir it up in your family. Set high expectations for your self and all others. Set the example of being a servant to humanity. Allow your self to be in compliance with God’s Truth. Transform society through giving the best we have for the betterment of the whole.

Stir it up. Shake it up. Let us go to work.

We Are Family, I got all my sisters and brothers with me. (Pointers Sisters)

A PRECIOUS GIFT

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November 27th

Our children be they grown adult children or newborn babies are precious gifts. God has given the parents the task of caring for these precious commodities. They are our precious cargo.

It is also the duty of the Village to care for our babies. In times passed the elders of the community willingly and willfully aided in the care of the children. But something changed and you can find these days elders who are not prepared to help with the youth or elders who are not so willing to assist.

Our children are precious gifts even when they do not behave in a precious manner. It is still our responsibility to help care for the small children. The community must return to a state of knowing that each must take a role in creating the vision we have for a better society. The village elders have the wisdom and skill to assist. However they must be welcomed into the role as a respected and valuable entity in the raising of our children.

Do you volunteer in your community to serve the youth? Do you have an hour that you can donate to the well being of the youth and the community? There are children who go astray because of the lack of concern and attention given to them. It will not take much if every one helped and aided the youth in their respective communities. These babies deserve our attention and love.

Our precious cargo may miss the opportunity of learning the correct history of our culture. How did your fore parents get to the United States? As most of us that live here have migrated from somewhere else, do you know the history of your family? Can you share that history so the rich heritage is preserved?

I thank God for the children. I thank God for my role in helping to encourage and strengthen them. I thank God for a community of folks who willingly give freely of themselves to improve the lives of our Precious Gifts.

 

HEALING AGENT

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December 26th

Today I serve as a healing agent to all I come in contact with. I choose to offer words of encouragement. I choose to demonstrate compassion. I choose to help those in need.

I can offer words to soften a situation. I choose carefully today and make each word I speak a testimony of faith. I offer hope to those around me. I speak kind and loving words. I know and accept the power in the spoken word, which can heal or harm. My words today are only those which will help and heal.

I give my best today as I serve as a healing agent. I smile at a child and ensure them they can accomplish the task before them. I greet a stranger with a welcoming expression and let them know we are all in this thing called life together. I go the extra mile to make a co-worker feel good about the work they are doing. I give my sincere appreciation to all gestures of kindness given to me.

In my home I am a healing agent. Each family member is valued and honored. I respect their actions and trust they are doing their best. I offer advice only when it is asked for. The healing I give in my home is that of expecting the best from each member. As I expect their best, I receive their best. I understand it is in my expectations that I receive it.

I am a healing agent with myself. I give praise and acceptance to me today. I trust I am doing my best. I know I can choose differently at any given time. I am responsible for each of my actions. I heal myself with unconditional love and respect. I honor myself. I love myself. I cherish exactly who I am today. It always begins with me. As I heal myself I am a better person, free of all negativity. I live a life of freedom and creative expression.

Today I am a Healing Agent! Thanks God.

A PRECIOUS GIFT

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November 27th

Our children be they grown adult children or newborn babies are precious gifts. God has given the parents the task of caring for these precious commodities. They are our precious cargo.

It is also the duty of the Village to care for our babies. In times passed the elders of the community willingly and willfully aided in the care of the children. But something changed and you can find these days elders who are not prepared to help with the youth or elders who are not so willing to assist.

Our children are precious gifts even when they do not behave in a precious manner. It is still our responsibility to help care for the small children. The community must return to a state of knowing that each must take a role in creating the vision we have for a better society. The village elders have the wisdom and skill to assist. However they must be welcomed into the role as a respected and valuable entity in the raising of our children.

Do you volunteer in your community to serve the youth? Do you have an hour that you can donate to the well being of the youth and the community? There are children who go astray because of the lack of concern and attention given to them. It will not take much if every one helped and aided the youth in their respective communities. These babies deserve our attention and love.

Our precious cargo may miss the opportunity of learning the correct history of our culture. How did your fore parents get to the United States? As most of us that live here have migrated from somewhere else, do you know the history of your family? Can you share that history so the rich heritage is preserved?

I thank God for the children. I thank God for my role in helping to encourage and strengthen them. I thank God for a community of folks who willingly give freely of themselves to improve the lives of our Precious Gifts.

HAPPY BIRTH DAY

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 August 2nd

 

I joyously celebrate this day which is the anniversary date that my granddaughter, Deja Tyson, made her physical entrance into this world. She embodies the wisdom of the Ancestors and has proudly demonstrated this. She has been a teacher to most that have had the opportunity of meeting her. She simply uses her gifts and goes about her business doing what she does.

The summer she turned two, I took her and my grandson on a road trip across the U.S. We spent two months traveling, stopping in several states to visit with family. People were amazed when they discovered she was not two yet because she was speaking in complete, logical sentences. She was paying attention whenever someone would ask how old she was. My response was she will be two on August 2nd. So after awhile when the question was asked she would answer the person and they would just smile. Out of the mouth of this little person came the answer, “I will be two on August 2nd”.

Deja is intuitive, artistic and creative. She demands the best from herself at all times. Her parents feel she puts too much pressure on herself by doing this and to date she continues with expecting the best from all her actions, especially in school.

At age six she joined me in hosting a group of twelve dynamic sisters whom I had gathered to discuss our collective efforts in creating a better society. She helped prepare the treats and was given the assignment of greeting each lady as they arrived. When the meeting started she was actively involved and included as introductions were made. Little did I know that as the meeting progressed she was sitting there taking notes from the discussion! Her minutes were complete and accurate! Be mindful of what you are teaching the babies as they emulate what you are doing.

Celebrate the life of those little ones today, perhaps your own children or grandchildren. Celebrate their unique gifts to the world. Help to enhance their creativity. Help them by showing them a better way. Do not allow foolishness to be their only experience.

A PRECIOUS GIFT

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© Sandy Rodgers Ministries

November 27th

 Our children, be they grown adult children or newborn babies are precious gifts. God has given the parents the task of caring for these precious commodities. They are our precious cargo.

It is also the duty of the Village to care for our babies. In times passed the elders of the community willingly and willfully aided in the care of the children. But something changed and you can find these days elders who are not prepared to help with the youth or elders who are not so willing to assist.

Our children are precious gifts even when they do not behave in a precious manner. It is still our responsibility to help care for the small children. The community must return to a state of knowing that each must take a role in creating the vision we have for a better society. The village elders have the wisdom and skill to assist. However they must be welcomed into the role as a respected and valuable entity in the raising of our children.

Do you volunteer in your community to serve the youth? Do you have an hour that you can donate to the well being of the youth and the community? There are children who go astray because of the lack of concern and attention given to them. It will not take much if every one helped and aided the youth in their respective communities. These babies deserve our attention and love.

Our precious cargo may miss the opportunity of learning the correct history of our culture. How did your fore parents get to the United States? As most of us that live here have migrated from somewhere else, do you know the history of your family? Can you share that history so the rich heritage is preserved?

I thank God for the children. I thank God for my role in helping to encourage and strengthen them. I thank God for a community of folks who willingly give freely of themselves to improve the lives of our Precious Gifts.

Daily IN-spiration ~ December 23rd

WHAT IS FAMILY?

© Sandy Rodgers Ministries

 December 23rd

I have a friend that once shared with me something his son had told him earlier in life. His son simply said, “Dad there is family and then there’s relatives.” His son was saying in a most innocent manner that not all those in our bloodline are necessarily family. And those that we may not share the same blood with can be closer than those that we do.

I have many members in my family. Yes you are right, not all are from the same linage, either on my mother or father side. My family is large, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and live everywhere around the globe.

I love adding to my family. It seems there is always someone new that belongs to my family. When I relocated I was immediately adopted by a group of men folks that sincerely loved and adored me. Thank God because I knew no one in my new city. I felt blessed because I had just left the family, both immediate and extended, that I had grown to love and cherish.

What I discovered was, there is room enough for everyone when you love from your core of being. You can serve in several positions within the family as well. One of my aforementioned family members was more like a father than anyone else. Yet he was younger than I was. He served in the position with great pride. The others became my brothers or sons.

My larger, extended family now consists of members from all walks of life. They live in Africa, they live in Canada, they are living with the virus, and they are making a better community where I live. They all share a common denominator, their love and appreciation of life.

Describe your family for yourself. Is your family restricted to only those who share the same bloodline with you? You may be missing out on a tremendous blessing if you have never considered adding to your family.

Yes I have relatives also, like anyone else. But I have more family than relatives. Thanks God.

Daily IN-spiration ~ ~ ~ November 27th

A PRECIOUS GIFT

© Sandy Rodgers Ministries

 November 27th

Our children, be they grown adult children or newborn babies are precious gifts. God has given the parents the task of caring for these precious commodities. They are our precious cargo.

It is also the duty of the Village to care for our babies. In times passed the elders of the community willingly and willfully aided in the care of the children. But something changed and you can find these days elders who are not prepared to help with the youth or elders who are not so willing to assist.

Our children are precious gifts even when they do not behave in a precious manner. It is still our responsibility to help care for the small children. The community must return to a state of knowing that each must take a role in creating the vision we have for a better society. The village elders have the wisdom and skill to assist. However they must be welcomed into the role as a respected and valuable entity in the raising of our children.

Do you volunteer in your community to serve the youth? Do you have an hour that you can donate to the well being of the youth and the community? There are children who go astray because of the lack of concern and attention given to them. It will not take much if every one helped and aided the youth in their respective communities. These babies deserve our attention and love.

Our precious cargo may miss the opportunity of learning the correct history of our culture. How did your fore parents get to the United States? As most of us that live here have migrated from somewhere else, do you know the history of your family? Can you share that history so the rich heritage is preserved?

I thank God for the children. I thank God for my role in helping to encourage and strengthen them. I thank God for a community of folks who willingly give freely of themselves to improve the lives of our Precious Gifts.

October 28th * * * Daily IN-spiration

EVERYTHING I TOUCH

© Sandy Rodgers Ministries

October 28th

 Everything I touch turns to gold! I heard that affirmation recently and was highly impacted by the vision of it being every present in my life!

Can you imagine that for yourself? It is quite an awesome statement, to not only say but to believe in it as well. What if everything you touched turned to gold? What would you do differently? What would you touch?

I would graciously touch the hearts of people I love and know. I would touch the broken spirits of folks. I would offer my touch to be a healing and soothing balm to the brokenness many experience along the journey of life. I would touch all people everywhere and send the thought of my touch to places I cannot physically be.

Today is a very special day that celebrates the birth of my son, Malcolm Tyson. I would hope that I have touched his life with Unconditional Love. I pray I have touched his life with a positive expectancy of life and living. I pray my touch has helped him to fully understand he can be whatever he chooses to be. My mother’s touch is a serious touch. I gladly see the evidence of my touch in his life as he embraces strangers and offers to help. I see it in how he has chosen to be an active participant in his children’s lives. I smile when I look at my son and know that although there may have been some things I was not able to give him, what I did give is my best.

I remember when one of his friends had lost his job, his girl and his place he came over to visit. Malcolm told him, ‘Man do not talk with my Mom because she is always positive and you will not be able to have a pity party.’ It was at this point in time that I appreciated all the examples I had set for my son. As parents we do not know if our teachings are reaching our children. Malcolm expected for me to be a joyous person during all situations.

Today, aim to visualize and actualize this affirmation as being fully active in your life:

EVERYTHING I TOUCH TURNS TO GOLD.

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