5th annual Women’s History Month Celebration!


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Love Me Tender


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How many ways can you love someone?

There are various kinds of “love” – philía, phileo, éros, agápe, storgē, pragma, and philautia. Understanding these are beneficial for healthy relationships.

A few descriptions of love in 1 Corinthians 13 are that Love is long suffering and bears all things and believes all things. When it comes down to it, love is risky and weighty, but still good and desiring. It leaves the lover in the light of potentially looking silly. But, it is a most fulfilling and enjoyable gift, after discovering the right love.

One of my friends said there are guys who just get a kick out of playing games with women, emotionally damaging women, or just stringing them along. They damage women and then wonder why women are suspect of the next. Isn’t that sad?

And, some women have a tendency of keeping a tender-hearted man around for what she is getting from him, not because she desires to be with him. It’s a relationship of convenience, causing him to feel used and treat the ‘next’ like the he should have done with the ‘ex.’ Isn’t that sad?

God’s way is the best way to work it – worshipping together, waiting together, and marrying before staying together have much value and will never grow old. Love is patient, kind, and thinks of how to best benefit another.

Jesus said, When the Spirit of truth comes, He guides us into all truth and will make everything plain to you. John ‭16:13‬

Jesus also said, I’m leaving you WELL and WHOLE. That’s my parting gift to you. PEACE. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left by people of the world — feeling abandoned, bereft. Don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.‭‭ John‬ ‭14:25-27‬‬

‭‭Of all the love types I’m teaching, one covers them all – agape. Agape is the love that makes all other loves, keep loving. ‬1 John 4 says “‭God is” love (not only gives, but IS, agape). And 1 Corinthians 16 says let all thing be done in agape. Things get cold when Love leaves the room. We all need God for the relationship to stay warm.

In love, my responsibility is to show you nothing but love til… And I will. ‬‬

Love covers. AND love can release. It is not “easily” provoked (1 Cor. 13), but you can agitate love and provoke it to let go. God (agape) will never leave; agape is continual. But the love relationships we have, do take putting in the effort in order to love effectively – pull me in, I’m staying‬; push me out, I’m leaving.‭ Follow your love’s lead to meet a healthy love need.‬‬

It Will Never Be Enough


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Oprah asked Bishop T.D. Jakes why some people cannot not just love and be who others need them to be.

Bishop Jakes answered that Oprah, like many others, are “10-gallon people born into families with pint capacities.”

It hit home with Oprah. He told her, “You must realize, some people – that’s all they got. That’s really all they got.” People can only pour what they have within. And what some have is never going fill you up; it is not enough. They may be leaking from their broken past.

The lesson here is to STOP looking to get GALLON-sized love and acceptance from PINT-size ability. Some people and assignments only have so much to give. You cannot get what they do not have‼️

You are meant to be big! You may experience brokenness when you are meant to break boundaries. It is okay, because you will heal. Now, it is time for you to forgive.

Ask Jesus to forgive you and strengthen you to let it go. Open your heart, head, and hands to God. Release it all and receive God’s love.

forgive #parents #friends #relationships #10gallonsize #BishopTDJakes #Oprah

Write That Book

Have you ever thought about writing a book, but could not find the willpower to dive in? Well, here is a push to do it now. I did, Amazon.com/author/tashadillon!

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, is a month designated for writers to take time out of each day to add to their story, so they can start and finish writing a novel in just 30 days.

The goal is to take a fun, creative approach to creative writing while giving it a time limit to make sure you finish what you start!


#NovelWritingMonth #NaNoWriMo2022 #NaNoWriMo22 #NaNoWriMo #writethatbook #writing #writers #echozoe

A Hue-man Belief

#JesusBeliever (My Christian family is of all hues and skin tones😍, and I love all of us together!)

Anti-Christian propaganda is everywhere. Do not buy into. One notion that resurfaces is that Christ-ianity is what is called a “white man’s religion.” How is that possible when Jesus is the deliverer of all nations, salvation for all men, and he was a man of middle eastern descent? Yes, I get it – religion was used to hold unlearned people down. But God used that same religion to educate and empower oppressed people with freedom (come on Isaiah 54).

How any culture chooses to introduce, use, or distort information is a choice of free will. It does not make it historical, factual, or actual. Man’s history is his-story. Search out the truth.

The love letter that God left for us (the Bible), which includes the truth that Jesus is THE one way of salvation, is full of confirmed history and has the most prophecies fulfilled of any ancient writings. It is not just a spiritual writing. It is a confirmed historical and prophetic writing.

Just because a group or groups misconstrued holy writings for their own gain, teaching and applying them out of context, does not make the Bible untrue. It makes the heretic, the false teacher, the antichrist, a liar.

Gasoline will fuel your car to run, and it will also burn down your home. The internet can give you access to uplifting information, but it will also provide access to addictive content. The problem is not the gas or the internet, it is how you CHOOSE to use them. How do you throw His Word away because some demonically-influenced human or society chose to misuse it?

The Word is ever revealing itself. I am a life learner. Context and cultural backdrop is the basis to understanding it. There is no way to learn it all in a lifetime. But, having studied other religions, I have found that God’s Holy Spirit touched me, taught me, and is taking me through this life with peace and power.

There have been many great prophets and teachers but only one who took our sins to the cross of Calvary. Only one who was literally buried and lived again with all power. And that is Christ. Yeshua, as some prefer. Jesus. The Son of God. God has been so faithful and now that we can be comfortable, are we questioning His sovereignty? …until Covid reminded us.

The B I B L E, that’s the book for me. It has been my guide from small town Mississippi to New York to Spain to Mexico to Louisiana… God’s word is communal, local, national, international, universal. God is everything.

BibleBeliever #Christian #OneLord #JesusIsLord

Make it Mean Something


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With the responsibility we teach our children and young adults to earn and exhibit, we should equally teach them (and release them) to enjoy their life, relax, and be okay to not know it all. Encourage them to travel, see things, try uncertain things, have fun – the safe and clean way, fulfilling a wholistic life.

Health is a gift. Time is a gift. And some opportunities really do only come once.

They see and feel pressure in ways differently than prior generations. We do not have to add the weight of vain worries. Selfish, self-centered, materialistic living equates to squandering treasure. Make helping others mean something. Make legacy. Expose them to the arts – not clubs. Go bicycling, bird watching, build a sand castle. You liked it. Bless them with the good parts of your life.

#NoUnchangingTime #LivingFreeisALuxury #SimpleThingsStandOutForALifetime


Uncomfortable Conversations


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As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to an end, I want to make a firm statement. DV shows up in many ways. In the black community we have tended to excuse molesters and rapists, giving a pass to perpetrators who have, for the most part, been men. Make no mistake, women do it, too. You cannot sugar coat or spiritualize those acts, putting lipstick on a pig to call it cute.

Have you ever known what it is like to be confused after being molested? Do you know what it is to fight someone off who is trying to rape you? Ever seen the hurt of a young man struggle with sexual addiction or identity? Talk with one of those people before you talk “up” the predator.

Our ability to bring accountability is when we do not fold on emotions. If the perpetrator is rehabbed, LET THEM STAND UP AND why not let them MAKE A STATEMENT, FIRST.

I am pro-victim. Do not talk to me about those who falsely accuse others. I know all that. And, I do and will advocate for those falsely accused. I am not talking about that.

STOP RE-HURTING those who are truly victims. #NoMoreVictimShaming

If you have ever been victimized, do not die in silence. If you have ever been the perpetrator, do not live in dark silence. And, vice versa. I do not care what it tears apart, do not fall apart over someone else’s sin. There is help and redemption for both. Let God make you right.

If it were your daughter, your son, your spouse, your sibling, do you still feel the same? Are you still in a hurry to make it easier for the offender, instead of the offended.

Psalms 82:3-4 “Defend the defenseless, the fatherless and the forgotten, the disenfranchised and the destitute. Your duty is to deliver the poor and the powerless; liberate them from the grasp of the wicked.”

Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.” 💟☂️✝️

It is an uncomfortable conversation. I prefer that over leaving the hurt comfortless.

NoVictimShaming #HaveTheConversation #DomesticViolenceAwareness

Having a Clay Day


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911! Clay Day, Clay Day, I’m Going Down Fast!

When you can not stand to look in the mirror at your own face

When you hate the condition of your life and wonder, “How did I get in this place?”

When you are at your end and don’t know how to make your way

When it feels like allllllll of your blessings have been put on lay-a-way

When it seems like love has been denied or delayed

Maybe even Darkness tried to make you sway from the Heavenly Highway and exit the Grave Way

Just when you have had enough and don’t want to see the next day


Let me encourage you, my friend – God sent Jesus as the only true Way

And in and over your life, He is right there, never to leave, He will always stay

With all of the Father’s abundant Mercy and tender, sweet Grace

So hang in there, Grace Case, because tomorrow is a brand new, full-of-favor, God-designed Day

Lift your hands and your heart to tell Him right now, “LORD, TAKE THIS BROKEN CLAY AND HAVE YOUR WAY”

Romans 10:9-11
Blessings, Pastor Dillon

Originally written October 20, 2013

Tasha Dillon Ministries

Ain’t I A Woman?


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One of my favorite speeches (note below)

Ain’t I A Woman?
Sojourner Truth (1797-1883):
Delivered 1851
Women’s Rights Convention, Old Stone Church (since demolished), Akron, Ohio


Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that ‘twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what’s all this here talking about?

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?

Then they talk about this thing in the head; what’s this they call it? [member of audience whispers, “intellect”] That’s it, honey. What’s that got to do with women’s rights or negroes’ rights? If my cup won’t hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn’t you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?

Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain’t got nothing more to say. [1]

NOTE: There is some controversy regarding different versions of the speech. The popular ‘Ain’t I a Woman’ Speech was first published by Frances Gage in 1863, 12 years after the speech itself. Another version was published a month after the speech was given in the Anti-Slavery Bugle by Rev. Marius Robinson who attended the convention. In Robinson’s Version the phrase ‘Ain’t I a Woman’ is not present.👇🏽

VERSION2 May I say a few words?” Receiving an affirmative answer, she proceeded:

I want to say a few words about this matter. I am a woman’s rights. [sic] I have as much muscle as any man, and can do as much work as any man. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I have heard much about the sexes being equal. I can carry as much as any man, and can eat as much too, if I can get it. I am as strong as any man that is now. As for intellect, all I can say is, if a woman have a pint, and a man a quart – why can’t she have her little pint full? You need not be afraid to give us our rights for fear we will take too much, – for we can’t take more than our pint’ll hold. The poor men seems to be all in confusion, and don’t know what to do. Why children, if you have woman’s rights, give it to her and you will feel better. You will have your own rights, and they won’t be so much trouble. I can’t read, but I can hear. I have heard the Bible and have learned that Eve caused man to sin. Well, if woman upset the world, do give her a chance to set it right side up again. The Lady has spoken about Jesus, how he never spurned woman from him, and she was right. When Lazarus died, Mary and Martha came to him with faith and love and besought him to raise their brother. And Jesus wept and Lazarus came forth. And how came Jesus into the world? Through God who created him and the woman who bore him. Man, where was your part? But the women are coming up blessed be God and a few of the men are coming up with them. But man is in a tight place, the poor slave is on him, woman is coming on him, he is surely between a hawk and a buzzard. #BGR


Cheers to Jeers


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CHEERS AND JEERS. Some of the same ones in the Hosanna crowd that cheered Jesus last week turned around and jeered Jesus in the Barabbas crowd.

How did that happen? It is simple …People are people. Unfortunately some will switch up on you – from Friend to Foe, Preacher to Pew, Saint to Sinner, people will be people.

Do not allow humanness to put you in an emotional mess. EXPECT some from the cheering crowd to become a jeering crowd … NOT because what they say or hear is true, but it is simply the excuse some need to change their mind about you or they just go with the opinion of the day.

The mess and dirt may bury you, but you need fertilizer to grow and shine brighter. You will grow, rise above it, and blossom!

YOUR LIGHT in darkness helps others know that #EVERYWeapon & #EVERYTongue is #Overcome & #Outdone!

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 54:14-17; John 18:40

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