THE MASQUERADERS-EVERYBODY WANNA LIVE ON. Although The Masqueraders’ roots can be traced back to 1958, they never released their debut album until 1975. That was the Isaac Hayes’ produced Everybody Wanna Live On, which was recently rereleased by Ace Records. Everybody Wanna Live On was the result of a long journey for the five Masqueraders. […]


Your Sabbath Bread: Love is Sexless

Having sex is not love. Generally men may think this way, and women think giving sex is love; however, one cannot place a measurement there to say that sex is love, and one should ask when did the Most High say that sex is love. In this, one should think that seeking sex is seeking love in the wrong place. People love sex, but sex does not seek love that lasts. Hence, one should see that though sex is good it is not love, because when we love a person we may give sex freely; however, in that same note withhold it when we do not love any longer. Sex is not love then, because love does not fail us when sex is no more, and love is withstanding when sex is not available. Love suffers, and sex finds another option. Therefore, sex fails when love does not. It is the case, that without love we have nothing but sex which produces babies to love and to recreate love in itself, but since love is not sex–loveless sex can walk away. Ladies and Gentlemen, love is sexless which says that ultimately one must find the realm of making love not sex.

(1 Corinthians 13).

Celebration in Truth

I could go with the ant appreciation and focus on the harvest and storing up for winter. If one can think of celebrating let it be truth

Ant Appreciation Month (August).

It if seems like some new holiday gets celebrated every day, it’s not just your imagination. Name a day, and it’s probably a holiday, though perhaps one you’ve never heard of: Poetry At Work Day (January 10). As Young As You Feel Day (March 22). International Beer Day (August 4). As it turns out, anyone…

via Anyone can make up a holiday. This woman made up 1,900 —

In everything worthwhile be committed to that call –a higher call

Lots of hard work in that.Commitment and dedication to your goals are needed in Image may contain: text Improving one’s life, however, the premise here is that though it is a noble goal to improve we should make sure it’s our own thought that we can get through that and decide that quitting is not an option. In other words, no matter how hard it gets I will not quit which means I am not doing that to impress anyone, prove anything to anyone but me.

I like this saying, that is, “Surround yourself with people who force you to do better”. I printed that out and I have that sitting on my TV stand.

Truth surrounds you — not with others who tell us what we want to hear, or, who mock and attempt to stop our seeking but surrounding ourselves with those who seek to understand and can teach us what we do not know.

Many blessings to you beloved.

For your hearing:

I pursue, [looking] towards [the] goal, for the prize of the calling on high of Yahusha Ha’Mashiach (Philippians 3:14).

Angry White Men and Domestic Violence

Gender & Society

By Kristin Anderson

Domestic violence happens to all social groups, but it is more likely to occur among those who have to worry about paying the rent or keeping kids safe from neighborhood violence. Data from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), the most recent large national survey of domestic violence victimization among U.S. adults, show that women who live in households with incomes under $25,000 experience annual victimization at over three times the rate of women in households with incomes of $75,000 or more (here).  Study after study finds that heterosexual women with less access to education and income suffer the highest rates of abuse.

Does this pattern also occur among men?  Are the least educated and poorest men at greatest risk for victimization?  My research with Mick Cunningham shows that the story is more complicated among straight men.  Our analysis of NISVS…

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Bloodline: My Story of Lost Hope and My Salvation!

trust-brokenThis is most likely the beginning of my book. Most likely because until now everything I write has benefited you. How? Because to give without gaining anything from it is the Way. Scripture is plain for us that we are to give, and also explains that when we give it will be given back, that is, given back pressed down, shaken together and overflowing. However, until this year I did not have it in me (anything in me) to give like that.
October 21 is my birth date, and until today I have never experienced joy. Today is joyful because I have the chance to know my father. In fact, about 2 years ago my heart started yearning for him. I was raised by my mother and stepfather from birth so this story is important for women who have to make a choice to choose your baby daddy or the man who is more settled because daddy’s life is not stable.
As you look around the rooms of your mind and remember I would like for you to consider the choice. Not in the now but looking to future to ask —what if?
This is so awesome and painful I can hardly bear it. My daddy loves me and has been looking for me over 40 years, and I have answered prayer to my desire. Does anyone understand this? Do you understand what we do to our children when we do not acknowledge their father?
My father was a famous man, a lead singer in the group THE MASQUERADERS. I didn’t know that at first, but I understand now that my father wanted to marry my mother. I am his first born, and he told me he wrote Call Me the Traveling Man when he was 17 years old–him singing. To my surprise, it was that same age that I was conceived. He loved my mother and wanted to marry her but she made her choice knowing the consequences of her decision.
Today is really special and when my father called me today (as he does daily) to tell me happy birthday —my heart is filled with joy. You probably cannot understand but I believe Yahuah!
So grateful.
Thank you for all the well wishes for my day—I am fine. In deepest regard,
Kayla J. Dailey

Facebook Protocol and Etiquette For Classroom Teaching and Learning

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I believe it’s a must that educators, parents to understand first the principles regarding social media first before deciding to embark upon such an endeavor with their students. Remembering parents first are educators at home the issue of social media is one that every parent should be made aware of. Therefore, one of the most applicable lessons for the classroom would be etiquette and the idea that even though people are in cyberspace how one behaves can make or break a reputation. Moreover, concerning a classroom activity –can make or break several reputations; including, the school to which the activity is centered in the classroom. Hence, for this discussion the social media network of choice is Facebook.

I decided that Facebook groups are great for teaching any topic. However, the premise for anyone to join a group on the site is a reality unless there is attention to is paid to the groups ‘privacy’ setting. Here one can choose whether the group is open, closed or secret. Hence, in the case of a class then I would choose a private setting so that the name of the group and or participants is not circulated around the site as is typical with open groups where anyone can find it, or anyone can request to join. Secondly, as an educator using social media in the classroom, and, understanding engagement responsible administrators besides the teacher should be selected. For example, since the class is involved then if the teacher is sick then students can continue posting assignments and engaging with students. In fact, this opportunity for educators and students has the makings of a flipped classroom. Hence, in that,ch there might be minimal teacher involvement.

Concerning Reputations

The authors at Facebook (2016) about ‘Keeping Private Things Private’

If you do decide to use Facebook pages or groups to engage with your students, make sure to customize your privacy settings to that they reflect the amount of information you want to share with people who know you from school. You can also model safe behavior by being careful about what you share online (Facebook, 2016).

Accordingly, other uses for Facebook and the classroom can be due to a cause your students have decided to support. For example, feeding the homeless and fund raising efforts for that. Generally, every student can share their page, as well as soliciting parent and community involvement or to gather donations (i.e., blankets, hygiene items, non-perishable food stuff, etc).

Other uses for Facebook Pages and Groups

· Homework

· Permission slips

· Share photos of field trips

· Teaches students to use e-mail

Finally, self-respect and the respect of others is important when using social media anytime, but most certainly when teaching student values and good citizenship.

The articles’ references are for parents, students, and teachers. In the article, “Teens, Social Media, and Privacy,” Madden et al, 2013 wrote:

§ Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did in the past. For the five different types of personal information that we measured in both 2006 and 2012, each is significantly more likely to be shared by teen social media users in our most recent survey.

§ The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical teen Twitter user has 79 followers.

§ Focus group discussions with teens show that they have waning enthusiasm for Facebook, disliking the increasing adult presence, people sharing excessively, and stressful “drama,” but they keep using it because participation is an important part of overall teenage socializing.

§ 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private, and most report high levels of confidence in their ability to manage their settings.

§ Teens take other steps to shape their reputation, manage their networks, and mask information they don’t want others to know; 74% of teen social media users have deleted people from their network or friends list.

§ On Facebook, increasing network size goes hand in hand with network variety, information sharing, and personal information management.

§ In broad measures of online experience, teens are considerably more likely to report positive experiences than negative ones. For instance, 52% of online teens say they have had an experience online that made them feel good about themselves (Madden et al, 2013).

Therefore, social media and proper knowledge of use thereof promote motivation.


Watch: Facebook in the Classroom


Teaching Digital Kids

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy 

United States Army Disabled Veteran, Sergeant Kericia E. Smith Faces Third Heartbreaking Trauma of Her Life

Many people, born and raised in the United States from an early age adhere to and are taught to pledge our allegiance to the flag, and ultimately our allegiance to America –the red, white and blue,…

Source: United States Army Disabled Veteran, Sergeant Kericia E. Smith Faces Third Heartbreaking Trauma of Her Life

A Logical Approach to Healthcare Reform and Models

The Kellogg Foundation (2002) presents a guide that aims to thoroughly assist in the building up of an organization’s need to improve and or expand on to help the consumer. Hence the model presented by Kellogg  includes: (a) Input (b) Activities, (c) Output, (d) Outcomes, and (e) Impact.


Inputs include the consumer (s) who in this instance are patients (for example) who utilize the services provided by the organization. Since patients generally use a facility and or referred to a facility for this discussion let us say that the facility to look at is Kindred Healthcare.  Kindred Healthcare is the nation’s largest health provider, including, nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, transitional care, home care, and hospice.

Additionally, included in inputs are providers (physicians and nurses), along with payers’ which is inclusive of insurance carriers and state funding, the staff (administrative) and any other technical assistance from external sources. Hence, with the exception of the consumer all other inputs have a hand in meeting the needs of the patient through their system.


The activities for providers is that these have an active participation in the reform process. First, one would need to understand that to reform something there was a problem. For example, the Affordable Reform Act ensures that all people in the US can receive adequate and professional healthcare, and along with that the staff includes community decision making (Kellogg, 2004).


Outputs for providers include more effective distribution of community care resources. For example, Kindred claims to help their patients recover fully in the best setting suitable for their specific care needs so supposedly they have state of the art facilities and equipment to meet the needs of their consumers, or rather patients. Conversely, the administrative process includes data, policy and advocacy, such as the Kindred Code of Conduct which stress that the company acts with integrity.


For outcomes and providers, that is Kindred Health Care should present a comprehensive healthcare delivery system, and the staff the outcomes are community assessment.


If the providers do all they say this should lead to improved health status for their patients, and for staff an increased healthcare system efficiency.

However, Rowan (2000) explained, “A variety of logic models can be used to describe the plans for implementation and expected outcomes of reform (Rowan, 2000). Consequently, concerning the Kellogg Model the outcome and implementation for that would work well if healthcare companies, their providers, their staff, and any external help they require have strict ethical policies in place. Hence, my analysis here is that though this logic model is sound; and, for the most part, healthcare companies might adhere to it—Kindred hospital has not and has breached all aspects of this model.

According to Kellogg (2004), “Outcome approach logic models display the interrelationships between specific program activities and their outcomes”.

I thought that I would mention Kindred Hospital here because from what I see of this model there is no adherence to it, that is,  if the model is used as a standard for healthcare companies (See: United States Army Disabled Veteran, Sergeant Kericia E. Smith Faces Third Heartbreaking Trauma of Her Life).

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide