THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “What Does This Say About You?”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “What Does This Say About You?”

On August 28th 1955, 14 year old Emmet Till, was killed for playful comments he made to a White woman. Sixty two plus years later an UNARMED Black man is killed every 28 hours. What exactly has changed? People react the same as they did way back when. If you protest they deflect or ignore. If you talk about it you must be angry, militant, and have hate in your heart. They wait hoping to hear the person had a...

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Halloween Deposed”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Halloween Deposed”

Just because Satan dresses something up to look cute doesn’t mean it’s ok. Baal/Beelzebub/Belial (devil)/Samhain/Halloween are all names of Satanic worship on or around October 31st. All Hallows Eve/All Saints Day/Harvest Festival are names given to try to change the meaning of Satanists Hi Holy Day/Satan’s birthday. God is not into mixing and replacing. He’s very much into us leaving darkness alone. 2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or...

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “I Can’t Get This Image Out of My Head”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “I Can’t Get This Image Out of My Head”

I cannot get this image (google) of unbareable grief out of my head. Pictures like this one are what you don’t see enough of when an unarmed Black man is killed. As a minister what do I tell this woman that can ease her pain? Her life will never be the same because someone she loved was taken away for what often has been unwarranted reasons. People that are kneeling are trying to prevent, among other things, widows, and other...

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “What Interests You”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “What Interests You”

I’m doing an unofficial survey asking about topics of interest. I’d like to know what subjects in scripture you might be curious about. Perhaps there are questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but for whatever reason it’s never happened. Perhaps it’s not an unfamiliar subject, you just want to know more on the topic. Years ago I use to have at church what I called an open forum. Usually we would be having a shut-in at the church, so there...

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Street Lights”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Street Lights”

I’m so blessed to be doing an evangelism training at The Rock Church. I’m working with intelligent dedicated folks that are going to be some serious soul winners. The best part is that this team will be in the West End. It took a minute, but God has allowed me to go back into the hood. I’m so excited I almost can’t stand the joy. I feel so alive when I’m giving Jesus to people the devil thinks he’s completely...

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “I’m Allowed To Dream”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “I’m Allowed To Dream”

Psalm 133:1-3 Says that it is wonderful when brothers live together in harmony. There’s more in the verse than harmony being wonderful and pleasing. It says God will give blessings where He sees harmony between brothers. The verse ends with the ultimate gift of life everlasting. Isn’t that the goal everyone has which is to be blessed while we are on Earth & then to have eternal life? I cannot speak for anyone else, but I’m determined that right in...

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Spoons”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Spoons”

“SPOONS” Jenny was a beautiful blond blue eyed woman. After years of wondering, she was about to learn the truth about her family. Jenny was raised in a single parent home, growing up in Boston with Rachel, her mother. They had done well on their own. Jenny never wanted for anything. Her mother, although extremely attractive, never married or dated all of Jenny’s life. Jenny asked many times about her family and history, but only received the loving response that...

“The Trishia Kholodenko Interview: Human Trafficking”

“The Trishia Kholodenko Interview: Human Trafficking”

“Human Trafficking” Are you ready to have your jaw drop? Are you ready to go deeper in your understanding of how the world really is? Human trafficking is the fastest growing business in the world only second to the drug industry. There are more people enslaved today than at any period in history. Trishia (Trish) Kholodenko, the former director of a program in Chicago that rescued women from slavery graced JJM with an interview. You can hear first hand how...

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Pressing for Love”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Pressing for Love”

With all of the racial tension going on are you finding it difficult at times to pray for the people who are perpetrating the hateful acts? Is it something requiring much prayer in order to maintain your love walk? I’m just keeping it 100, because I find myself so hurt by the treatment so many Black folks receive I have to pray constantly so that prayers for unrelated things are not hindered. One thing the Lord reminds me of is...

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Struggle Is Inevitable & Profitable”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Struggle Is Inevitable & Profitable”

Frederick Douglass had much to say concerning the struggle for freedom and equality during slavery and in its immediate aftermath. His insight as you will see in the following quote had as much relevance then as it does today. The same arguments from those opposed to peaceful protest have not changed. They desire for those seeking justice to pursue it in some unseen fashion. The use of deflection like throwing the troops into a protest about police brutality is an...