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Prayers at the Days Beginning ~

Prayers at the Days Beginning

Lord, one more day to love you!
O Jesus, watch over me always, especially today, or I shall betray you like Judas.
Lord, today is the day I begin!
Jesus, shine through me and be so in me that every person I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul.
My God, send me thy Holy Spirit to teach me what I am and what thou art!
May the Passion of Christ be ever in our heart.
And to be more with Him, more with Him, not merely with oneself.

Father, my heart is heavy. I feel like I have to carry the burden alone. Words like “overwhelmed,” “distraught,” “exhausted” seem to describe where I am. I am not sure how to let you carry my heavy load, so please show me how. Take it from me. Let me rest and be refreshed so that my heart won’t be so heavy in the morning. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Dear Lord, help me remember what a difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning. Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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~ Giving chapter V – Khalil Gibran

Then said a rich man, “Speak to us of Giving.”

And he answered:

You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?

And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the overprudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city?

And what is fear of need but need itself?

Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, thirst that is unquenchable?

There are those who give little of the much which they have – and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.

And there are those who have little and give it all.

These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.

And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;

They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.

Though the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth.

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding;

And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving

And is there aught you would withhold?

All you have shall some day be given;

Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors’.

You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.”

The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.

They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.

Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights is worthy of all else from you.

And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream.

And what desert greater shall there be than that which lies in the courage and the confidence, nay the charity, of receiving?

And who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed?

See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving.

For in truth it is life that gives unto life – while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.

And you receivers – and you are all receivers – assume no weight of gratitude, lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives.

Rather rise together with the giver on his gifts as on wings;

For to be overmindful of your debt, is to doubt his generosity who has the free-hearted earth for mother, and God for father.

~ Giving chapter V – Khalil Gibran

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” LIVES MATTER” J. Jay Samuel Davis ~ America ~ 👐

” LIVES MATTER”
Daddy takes mama for a ride in The Hood,

They get a little friendly; we knew that they would.

Mama’s Baby gets a name like Papa’s:

Big, Black Joe,

But Daddy’s got no cash, so you know he’s gotta go.

Mama now has L’il Joe; he grows to six foot four,

But she is using drugs, and there is much, much more.

Joe is in a gang; he counterfeits and kills,

And Kaneesha is his girl, and they have lots of thrills.

Kanessha has a bro, he plays the pro ball game:

Open war upon the field.

The city it’s the same.

Kaneesha’s brother’s name is Phil; he beats his Baby Mama;Her name is Mary; he puts her in a coma.White medics take good Mary; she’s pregnant, D.O.A.,”Black Lives Matter,” let’s protest today.


Let’s yell at the pigs, ’til they fall on their knees,

And take away their salaries;

I’m beggin’ you please,

To listen to this poem; there’s looting all around,

But no one can hear; there’s too much sound,

Coming from the YouTube,

the TV and the street,

And everyone is criticized for every little Tweet.


And no life matters with critics everywhere,

God in The Heaven averts each stare,

From his laptop; he puts the screen away,

Lives only matter, when you start to pray,

And stop angry protests, with burning late at night,

And stop photo ops and looting when our sight,

Is averted from the discontent and hatred of each day,

But we are all focused on figuring a way,

To keep our lives the same, protesting, procreating,

On yelling and texting and every day hating,

And we can not stop, so we’ll kill each other soon,

Will dolphins survive? 

There are green men on the moon,

Saying: “Green Lives Matter,” and they watch the men destroy,

The Earth and all lives, every girl, every boy,

Because no one can stay home and Tweet nice stuff out,

And go out to the parks,

holding signs all about,

Which say: “All Lives Matter,” and really mean each word,

To think that we can change our stripes is simply so absurd,

When Baby Mama’s Man has no respect for himself,

Time to stick another poem upon my dusty shelf.

J.Jay Samuel Davis
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“PROTESTING VIOLENCE” America ~ J.Jay Samuel Davis

“PROTESTING VIOLENCE”
A dignified protest comes during the day,

It starts, and it stops formally.

It won’t promote lawlessness, hurling insults,

It can be healthy, but it wants fair results.


The protests we see here don’t honour the dead,

But accept anarchy and tend to cause dread.

If officers come to protect life and limb,

Shouting is violent and taunting them, grim.


Peaceful assembly is not a mob action,

Destruction and stealing come from a dark faction.

When anarchy cries, “Our Democracy rules, “Violence prevails, and we see bloody pools.


Those protesting violence in this horrid way,

Are promoting the force, just fueling the fray,

And their sad revolution will rip things apart, Assuring no future, while breaking each heart.

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Ace says ………..It must be love that reigns down from above

Hello my friends, followers & readers its that time ago when l tell you about what is to come this time well so many times l have said there’s more ………

We read so many books and one of them a religious book that’s simply called the bible but there is not one bible, but many that tells us many things about what they believe everyone need, and that is driven into us like the nails in his son Jesus …..who suffered on that rugged cross and died to save us all ……but there’s more ……

So l started now l must continue as there is so much to do ………Jesus told us before he went to sit at the righhand of God we would expect him any time and only when we turn around l will be there …….so what are we to make of his word in ‘four gospels’ of Matthew – Mark – Luke & John were all written at the same time but seen by those who gathered there as hidden in a ‘mysterious way’ like God moves everyday in each and every way ……..but there’s more ……

So l began with the heading by …….saying it must be ‘love’ but what l am saying is the ‘The Word Of God’ and the word is LOVE ……You see God is the Word and the word is love and it was hidden from our eyes and from our understanding …….so God must l believe have a purpose ………but there’s more ……….

His love will reign down as so many days in many ways we know that GOOD exists and that in some not as many as ONE he will one day come again and appear ……….but here’s a question for you ALL maybe he is here already …………..well in Revelations it says God Was Amongst Us and we comprehended it NOT ………..now thats UNDERSTANDING ‘The Word Of God’ but not one has that ability to KNOW what God wants for us ……..but there’s more …….

But one thing we all KNOW is that God wants us to KNOW is that he Loves us in each and every way as his children and his people he will call us and when we hear the last Trumpet that will sound it will be the ‘Call Of God’ ringing out from Heaven above that his ‘Son Of Love’ is here and then LOVE will truly REIGN up on the Earth and bring a 1,000yrs of Peace …….but there’s more ………..

So l ask you upon this night when you pray …..ask not for yourself but for another to hear your prayer …..as you are speaking to God and just say this and nothing else ……Let LOVE reign down from Heaven above and make ‘Good Will & Mercy’ be upon the earth forevermore ………..then when this takes place people will see that the ‘ Lion Will Lay Down With The Lamb’ and there will be ‘Power & Glory’ in our ❤️ that will be there for the rest of your life ……….so l say there’s more ……

But not until the next time and l Bless You ON This Night with love & comfort for you and yours and to this l say ‘God Bless’ Amen 🙏’s for those seeking the love and light within 💫

Published: Jan.31: 2021:

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Prayers




Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”

Isaiah 41:10

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”

Psalms 91:1

The fear of the LORD [tendeth] to life: and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil”

Proverbs 19:23

And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve [me] unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen”

2 Timothy 4:18

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord”

Romans 12:19

But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep [you] from evil”

Isaiah 41:10

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD”

Isaiah 54:17

The God of my rock; in him will I trust: [he is] my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence”

2 Samuel 22:3-4

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”

1 Timothy 5:8

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”

Psalm 121:1

As an advocate I hear and see so many great things, I am blessed to be surrounded by so many kind, supportive and inspirational advocates, we all get on so well.

As an advocate I hear and see so many great things, I am blessed to be surrounded by so many kind, supportive and inspirational advocates, we all get on so well.

Then, very sadly I see the evil side. Not evil people as such, but certainly acts of cruelty, harassment, and bullying that I find shocking and unacceptable.

They are a minority and do not represent our community, but they do follow their egos and secret agendas.

Worst of all is that it is autistic people bullying other more vulnerable autistics and it is disgraceful and cowardly.

I am proud that my page, followers and ethos has been impeccable over nearly 8 years running of the page.

I want to make it publicly known that I feel fearful that one day a more vulnerable autistic person/parent or carer may be driven to suicide by these attacks and this is not acceptable.

This page condemns such acts of cyberbullying and will also not tolerate those who cyberbully, harass, stalk and threaten fellow advocates/autistics/ friends.

My page does not associate with such individuals and as a matter of politeness and courtesy I do not call out or name people on the page nor do I gossip.

To those who bully you are taking a huge risk, if someone is harmed you could be held responsible and might even face prosecution.

Remember there are cosequences for our actions and what we say, cyber bullying can be a criminal offence or liable to legal action.

Please be kind to each other, be inclusive, and build a community that leads by example.

As advocates no matter what our differences, we should be aware that we are working for the greater good of the community and not to use that as a tool for ego and petty agendas.

Thank you 💙🙏

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Beautiful 😌😌

Be thankful for every person in your life, past, present and future cause they will make you stronger, kinder, wiser and they are the people that make you who you are today.

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Always remember to thank God for what he has given you that you didn’t ask for!

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Never cry for someone who hurts you, smile and say thanks for helping me realize I don’t even need you.

Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life. They have strengthened you as you continue with your journey.

Some people don’t understand how blessed they truly are. Be thankful for what you have rather than focusing on what you don’t have…

Be thankful for the struggles you go through. They make you stronger and wiser. Don’t let them break you. Let them make you.

Each morning you wake be thankful, grateful and appreciate who you are, you have life, you’re blessed and you’re beautiful.

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Ace says ……..The Greatest Story Ever Told ……but there’s more ……..PART ONE

My friends, followers and readers who visit this wonderful site every day and like what l write l thank you ……but as with any great story with a BEGINNING & END …there’s more ……

As with this story ..it did not END it told of WHAT was to come not what will NOT come …….but this time it will be different as some fear as they do for the ONE who will come and WHAT …..well like any story it’s CHANGED its from the OLDEN DAYS the tongue of YOUR forefathers tainted by indecision, innuendo and fake news given and spoonfed to the people to build them and then SHEAR them like sheep ….but there’s more ……..😔

As with EVERY story, many have changed WHAT was written to suit and fit their UNDERSTANDING and to stand and call themselves by a label …..oh NO not of GIVING without REWARD taking the FOOD from then the table of the POOR who hunger for sustenance ……but there’s more ………

The one who will come will not come and feed those people with just FOOD but with the ‘ Word From God ‘ and they YOU are told will be called WONDERFUL – MAJESTY – MESSIAH but he will NOT crave those things he will just GIVE OF HIMSELF to the ones who are ‘ Poor in ❤️ ‘ so they will see ‘ The Glory of God ‘ and like angels go out and ‘ Spread the Word ‘ like corn over the field that will grow strong and bear GOOD fruit …….but there’s more ……..

Growing and sharing with the GOOD SEED ON THE LAND that is FED & WATERED by his ALMIGHTY hand as arms are turned into PLOUGHSHEARS and not one person will not RECIEVE and starvation will be wiped AWAY ……..But there’s more ……..

As it says in the prayer given by Jesus ‘’’’’ ‘ The Daily Prayer ‘ to give his people their daily bread …..and forgive those that SIN against US as God forgives US and this must be DAILY not go to church PRAY and do the same thing again to our NEIGHBOUR ….so this night PRAY not just for YOU OR FAMILY but NEIGJBOURS who you may have WRONGED in the past and then maybe YOU will feel forgiven and thus FORGIVE others who have SINNED against YOU every day and in return recive from the hand of the one who created in his image ……..but there’s more ………

So until WE meet again ……God Bless YOU and consider others in your PRAYERS as l consider YOU in mine ….Be blessed and be safe Amen 🙏’s for ALL

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Some people have it ~ some people don’t 😔😔

Character building begins in our infancy and continues until dying.

It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

We should never negotiate out of uncertainty, but we should never fear to reconcile. A coward dies a thousand deaths… a soldier dies but once.

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both.

If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. Im not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got. Its better to burn out than fade absent.

You can conquer almost any apprehension if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, uncertainty doesn’t exist anywhere except in the intellect.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of disappointment. Don’t give in to your beliefs. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your soul.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit one knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never undertaking to live. Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

In Heaven, all the charming people are missing.

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The Fig Tree: A Lesson in the Patience and Judgment of God


The Fig Tree: A Lesson in the Patience and Judgment of God

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What does a parable about an unproductive fig tree have to do with how you’re going about your life? The answer is—quite a biHe desires

In Christ’s parable of the barren fig tree, the owner was going to have it cut down—a final solution for something unproductive.

The parable of the barren fig tree offers both good news and bad news. The good news is that God is merciful and willing to forgive. The bad news is that even God’s patient mercy has its limits. Neither you nor I want to be on the receiving end when God’s patience runs out. It’s better to repent while we have the opportunity!
Repentance is not a fashionable word today. Its basic meaning is to change. It means to stop doing something that’s not productive or taking you in a wrong direction.
Jesus Christ spoke one of His most interesting parables about a barren fig tree. Here’s what He said: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down'” (Luke 13:6-9).
Fruit trees require lot of care and proper handling to continue producing luscious fruit year in and year out. It’s rewarding to see a tree bending under the weight of apples, pears, oranges or grapefruit. To go into your backyard and pick your own fruit you watched develop and ripen is both instructive and rewarding.
It’s instructive in that we see how fruit develops on a tree. We see the bloom appear and then the first buds of the fruit begin to grow and develop through the months. Seeing the process teaches more than we learn by going to the market and buying the fruit off the stand. Fruit doesn’t just appear in the grocery store; it’s not grown on a delivery truck. It takes time and care to nurture and develop.
It’s rewarding to take part in the process by which fruit grows. Your efforts combine with the work of nature to bring fruit to harvest.
The harvest of ripened fruit is the reason the tree is taking up valuable real estate. Satisfaction is so important in this process that when there is no fruit you stand looking at the tree trying to understand why it has borne no fruit. I’ve stood looking at barren trees and asked myself the same questions. Before delving further into the parable, we need to look at what Christ was saying before He gave it.

A message about repentance

At the beginning of Luke 13 we see where Christ had been informed about some “Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices” (Luke 13:1). It was an atrocity committed by the Roman ruler of the province upon the Galileans. We’re not told whether there was any provocation. Was it done in retaliation for an attack on the Romans, or was it just done on the whim of the Roman governor as a display of Roman ruthlessness to keep the locals in fear? We don’t know. However, Christ used it to teach a profound lesson, and as He often did, He moved right into a parable to drive home the point.
In Luke 13:2 Jesus responded to the news: “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (emphasis added throughout).
Time and chance happen to everyone, Solomon once wrote (Ecclesiastes 9:11). We don’t always control the events that can happen to us with the rush of events and everyday life.
Jesus was saying that these poor people were just like everyone else. They were human, with weaknesses and strengths like everyone else. They were going about their daily lives and were suddenly caught up in an event that happened to come their way.
In the next verses Jesus referred to another well-known recent event, the collapse of a building on unsuspecting bystanders: “Or those eighteen on whom the tower of Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwell in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:4-5).
Two stories from everyday life. Two calls to repent, to change the direction of one’s life. In telling them that they could “likewise perish,” Jesus was warning that they could be like those who, unexpectedly caught up in circumstances beyond their control, had their lives snuffed out in an instant.
That’s sobering. We don’t like to think about it, and to be blunt, most of us don’t consider that life is really like this. But it is. There are no guarantees.
Every day we hear news reports of accidents, natural catastrophes and attacks that take innocent lives. People suffer loss of property, lands and rights because of actions taken by others with little thought about what’s right or wrong or just.
The world is often this way, and we need to understand the implications. Jesus was being blunt—realistically blunt—with His audience. Events happen in this world over which you have no control, and sometimes good and well-meaning people—people just like you and me—get hurt. His point was that we understand this and do what we can and should do, realizing that time and chance could unexpectedly strike at any time.

Change and produce

Repentance is not a fashionable word today. You might even need to go to a dictionary to look up the meaning. Its basic meaning is to change. It means to stop doing something that’s not productive or taking you in a wrong direction. It means to stop going in one direction of life, a direction that can be self-destructive, and to turn around and go another—in a way that’s productive and even godly.
Biblically, and as Christ meant it here, it means to stop breaking the law of God and begin to obey God’s law. Christ meant it in the same way He used it when first preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God as quoted in Mark 1:15: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” It means that through this announcement a new order of life is at hand and we need to obtain a mind-set that fits. It means to “bear fruits worthy of repentance” (Matthew 3:8).
Which leads us back to the parable.
An unproductive fig tree in a vineyard is pretty much useless—unless you’re like Nathaniel and want to use it only for shade (John 1:48). And if it hasn’t produced fruit for three years in a row, a remedy needs to be applied. It isn’t that the tree is dead and incapable of producing. The tree hasn’t had the proper care and feeding and is just there, marking time. It’s like a lot of people—alive and breathing, but not really going anywhere.
How about you? Do you understand your life? Can you make sense out of this confusing, sometimes disorderly and uneven existence? Do you know the purpose for your life and what it can become? Forget for a moment the bigger question of “the meaning of life” and just focus on you. What is the purpose for you drawing breathg food and taking up space on this planet?
If you don’t know, or if your answer is pretty weak and unsure, then just consider for a brief moment that this unproductive foftree could be a symbol of your life. You are alive. You have a “place.” But are you producing fruit? Are you living as part of a bigger, overarching purpose?
You can find the answers to these questions. And they can make a positive difference in your life. And God wants you to find the answer!

Extending time to turn things around

The vineyard owner’s solution to this unproductive fig tree was blunt: “Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?” (Luke 13:7).
This is a hard solution, and a final one. It shows us a truth about God. God is full of mercy and compassion. He is patient and loving. But God is also a God of judgment, and Christ is warning here that a time of final judgment will come on a life—especially a life that has had opportunity, warning and the benefit of the doubt. When linked to the earlier statement unless you repent,” we learn that there’s a way to avoid being “cut down” and considered of no value.
Don’t be discouraged! The remainder of the parable shows us the way out!
The keeper of the vineyard answers the own: “Sir, let it alone this year also, the until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down” (Luke 13:8-9).
The keeper asks for one more year in which to work with the tree—to turn it around and make it useful and productive. There are hope and every expectation that the wise and capable attention of the keeper will produce a new burst of productivity so that the next harvest will see fruit on the tree. That is the key thought here.
We can see that God is in a dual role here as both keeper and owner of the vineyard. This shows us that God both owns us and gives us room regrow spiritually, but He also expects us to produce “fruit”—the product of a life of good works of righteousness.
Galatians 5:22-23 defines the kind of fruit God wants to see produced in our lives: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” The apostle Paul explains here that these qualities are the fruit of God’s Spirit. They are what can be produced by God through our lives when we repent and believe the gospel, surrender ourselves to Him and allow our lives to be led by His Holy Spirit.
This parable of a barren fig tree is meant to teach us a vital truth. R, repentance is necessary, and it is possible with God’s help. He is patient and grants us time to change and bear fruit. Yet at the same time, none of us knows how much time we have left—so we’d better get moving!
God in His judgment is always just, and only He understands the depth of your life. That He is aware and inspecting His “vineyard” to know the condition of each of His trees is a comfort. His desire is that none perish (2 Peter 3:9) but that all produce abundant fruit and inherit eternal life!