Dr. Orlando R. Burt asked this question: “Do you really love Jesus?” How many of you say that you love Jesus? Well, this devotional will be a litmus test (a test in which a single factor -- attitude) is decisive, or as to wether it’s true, based on the Bible. The church has sung for years, “Oh How I Love Jesus…” But do we really know what that means? I am convinced that many Christians have no idea what it really means to truly love Jesus. Loving Jesus is of paramount importance. So let’s look at the distinguishing characteristics of a person who does. (1) He/she will keep His words or commandments. Unfortunately, we make loving Jesus more difficult than it really is. 1 John 5:3 says that “His commandments are not grievous.” All that is required to really love Jesus is to simply do what He says. Living for Jesus gets easier the more you do it. Repetition is the mother of learning, and the more that you do anything, the better you become at it. Scripture John 14: 21 (KJV).
HELLO MORENO VALLEY
Moreno Valley: The Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce had to cancel the 7th Annual awards banquet due to some unforeseen difficulty.
Save this date: May 21, 2011 for the Madam C. J. Walker lunch.
Let us support all that we can to make things better for all mankind. We have to be our brother’s keeper. We must pray for peace for everyone, so that joy and peace will chase us down not evil.
Friday, February 25, 2011 at the Hap Arnold Club, Mrs. Lillie Barr and myself celebrated her husband’s, William Barr’s birthday with others sharing the celebration such as Roger Hunter, Clydie Thomas, and Edith Graves. Others in attendance were Susan Hunter, June Jones, Ethola Morgan, Ernie Thomas, and Brenda Burroughs Mr. & Mrs. Barr’s daughter.
The Trinity Baptist Church “FRIENDS” also celebrated Mrs. Lillie Knotts birthday. This group meets several times a year. The group really enjoyed the celebration at the Hap Arnold Club. They are under the leadership of Dr. Joseph L. Gueste, Pastor.
The Elites of Riverside invite you to A Spring Fashion Extravaganza Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Janet Goeske Senior Center, 5257 Sierra Street, Riverside. Fashions by Sondra D’s Apparel Exquisite Custom Designed Knits for all Occasions. Tickets are $25.00 per person hurry seating is limited. For tickets or information contact Barbara Smith (951) 684–6775, Kathy Nelson Barnes (951) 689–6277, or Melva Cooke (951) 685–2999.
Cathay Williams story continued: Ms. Thompson had a theory. She said that we look at Ms. Williams story with a 21st century mindset. Her time was dramatically different from ours, including hygiene and personal privacy. From my own speculation, men and women were more private about their bodily functions. How she did it will never be answered. That she did it has been documented by the archives of women’s history. She holds the record for the longest period of known gender-disguised service in military history. In a 1997 oral presentation to the West Texas Historical Society, historian Cynthia Savage declares: “Cathay was an everyday hero or better said, heroine. One who did not want to be a burden to her fellow man, yet one who has made a place for herself in history.”
Although women disguised as men fought alongside their comrades in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, Cathay Williams is the sole documented female Buffalo Soldier.
She joined not to make a point and not to battle for equality, but to support herself in challenging times for Blacks and for the nation. For more information google “Buffalo Soldier.”
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