Selma’s headed to New York!

Mississippi-based “Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories” is an award-winning, historical fiction production. Featured on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” and “Sway in the Morning,” the production has stirred audiences across the country, with attendees sitting on the edge of their seats. Playwright, director, and producer Jana Paige Haynes has been amazed by the open doors.

As a result of touring over the past few months, the cast has been offered a residency at one of the most innovative and successful theaters in Brooklyn, NY. They will spend the next weeks there finalizing a multi-week run of the show, with an opportunity to take the Broadway stage, the cast of Selma is fundraising for their new venture in New York. The overall fundraising goal is $15,000. They are ours, Mississippi!

Donations can be given through:

Cash App – $jpaige31

PayPal – PayPal.me/selmathemusicalus

Venmo – @Jana-Haynes

Every financial gift helps.

For more information, call 601-447-0104.

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#Selma #SelmaTheMusical #NewYork #Alabama #Mississippi Chiara Pittman

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How to Deal with Gossip

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🔴 Define it

Romans 1:28–29 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

Here are some definitions to get started:

✒️Rumor: any unverified information

✒️Slander: false or malicious information with the intent to harm

✒️Gossip: sensational talk passed on because of it’s “juicy” nature, whether true, rumor, or slander

🔴 Understand it is a big deal to God

Christians should be the champions of unity and the critics of anything that would jeopardize that togetherness. Jesusprayed about that in John‬ ‭17:22-23‬:

“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”

A writer and pastor Jason Bradley said, “Because we tend to use information as a commodity when we’re building relationships and alliances, gossip gets woven into the foundation of most human communities. (It) ultimately eats away at the core of a community’s security until there’s nothing left.”

🔴 Know what the Bible says:

🔸He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.—Proverbs 11:13

🔸You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.—Exodus 23:1

🔸If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.—James 1:26

🔸Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.—James 4:11

🔸He who conceals hatred has lying lips,

And he who spreads slander is a fool.—Proverbs 10:18

🔸A perverse man spreads strife,

And a slanderer separates intimate friends.—Proverbs 16:28

🔸For lack of wood the fire goes out,

And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.—Proverbs 26:20

🔴Be a model of love and solidarity

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.—Ephesians 4:29

Recognize that gossip is contrary to the gospel. Instead of talking each other down, talk up the good.

🔴 Pray for yourself

🙏🏾Lord, give me the tongue of the learned and lead me to speak words of due season, in love and with wisdom. I want to be a kingdom builder and not break it apart with unproductive words. May the abundance of my heart be filled with life so that when I speak of others it will edify. Even if it is true, I am not a stone thrower or sensational story seeker. My love covers my brothers and sisters. Thank you that my ears will hear what your Holy Spirit will speak. I will create opportunities, breakthroughs, and abundance through my words. In Jesus name, amen!

~Echo Zoe, Tasha Dillon

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#GuardYourHeart

From the heart, life flows. A #healthy heart is a #happy heart. Keep it covered.

Walk away if you know you should not give it away. This sad😞 will get you to your glad😃.

If you are talking from the #heart and he/she is only talking ‘#hot’, guard your heart.

If you want to hear them #say something to touch your heart😍, and they only want to #see something and touch it🔥, guard your heart.

If you left them open-#ended, you did not #end it. Forgive to heal both of your hearts.

Every person freely decides #into whom they invest their heart or #from whose heart they will exit. If they are there, they want and choose to be. Believe what you see👀. Do not make it anything other than that.

Open the door for the one who can (and will) come and sit, see, and say something to you.

Open your heart ONLY if there is commitment and potential for promise of a longterm process.

If you plan to skip out, do the right thing and slip out of a good man / women’s life, before you ruin them for whom they are meant.

GUARD YOUR HEART and GUARD YOUR PERSON’S HEART. ♥️ #ThereIsGoodInGod

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We ‘Done’ Let ‘Them’ Sinners In The Church

#WeDoneLetThemSinnersInTheChurch It does not matter what you do or where you go, you will encounter fakers, instigators, liars, backstabbers, hell raisers and two-facers. The church is THE place that gives an open invitation and says “Come. Come as you are.” No master level training is required. No perfection is expected. No resume of accomplishments needed. No vouchers that you’re a good person requested. Nope. Just come. You, you, and you.

Then you get there and bump into people just like you – real and regular, world-worn, tired & torn, sin-sick, messed-up-from-the-neck-up, toe-up-from-the-flo’-up, unclean, BUT believing people. You can get shocked. Still, do not miss seeing Jesus because you see His people who are in process. Some of Jesus’ people will be jacked-up but still saying Jesus stuff, with their lives running amuck. What’s going on 🤔😲🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏾‍♂️?!

What’s going on is a continual washing, a reworking of the mind, retraining of the body, growing up the new babe in Christ while the old man is shot down and shut out; deliverance from evil spirits and ungodly works, breaking of strongholds and generational curses … working things out of someone that took decades to get worked in. For some it happens quickly (hallelujah) and others not so much. We are not puppets for God. He gave us a free will to choose – love Him or leave Him. That’s on you and me.

And, if you think Jim Bob or Silly Suzy is a horrible church goer, just imagine how much rougher they were without church. I’d rather see them shouting at the altar than staying altered by the world. Churches are FILLED with imperfect people who God knows how to love perfectly. Jesus is the Healer, Cleaner, and Miracle Worker.

Are there hypocrites, users, and abusers? Yep. Are there ones who should be further along? Yep. Are there shiesty ones? Yep. Are there gifted ones lifted up but know little about God? Yep. I’ve encountered some rough ones on this journey. Glad I saw Jesus more than I saw them🙌🏾. Get away from them. Wolves do come in sheep’s clothing. Do NOT condone them.

Yes, the Bible believing churches have the answer. The Word is what works. No Word, nothing works. All churches are not the same😲🤭. Every profession has access to the same resources but not every professional uses them. If a pro stops training, refuses continuing education studies – it does not make the profession bad, but it will eventually render them outdated or behind. They can still practice but will do so poorly.

Sin and sinners have always been in the church. Who told you different?

People are people, in and out of the church. You will encounter them in life. Whether you make it beyond the ones who rub you wrong depends on what’s in you! What’s working in you is where the difference comes, whether you become better or bitter, stuck in time or getting a breakthrough just in time.

The devil’s doctrine is that there is no God, you are your own god. There is no Jesus and your sins are yours to reap. And, most importantly, satan will have you believe there is no him and there is no hell. He blinds the minds of those who choose not to believe. 2Cor 4:3-4, 10:3-5, John 8:44

I am glad to report that there are Christians who are mature, who live clean, who love deeper, who are humble, who do forgive, who aren’t trying to model the world or be molded by the popular opinion. There are praying, Bible-believing Christians who know Him. Follow them as they follow Christ. If they go left, you stay right, eyes on Him!

Wherever you go, whatever you are seeking for, you will find. That’s good or bad, for or against. Never back down from what is true. Jesus alone still saves. If you’re woke but can’t see, go back to sleep. #WokeAndAwakened #WhosoeverWillComeLetHimCome

#FromSinnerToSaved

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Many Believe. Any Can Believe.

Many believe in God, a god, or gods. Do you believe in God’s ONLY begotten son Jesus, that He died for your sin and was raised three days later with all power? It is all true!

Jesus alone is Savior and Lord, King of Kings. He is Christ. He loves the sinner to salvation and sanctification.

He invites ALL to call on Him? He is THE only way to eternal life. He delivers. There is nobody like Him.

HE loves YOU so much. Many believe many things when it comes to religion. Thank God, any can believe and receive true salvation.

#DeathBurialResurrectionAscensionDominion

#JesusSaves

#TheGospelTruth #GospelRant

Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8-9, 10:9-11, 10:13

Powerful Preaching

“Powerful preaching was the outflow of Pentecost! (Acts 2)

– God deliver us from weak, dry, sermons that are void of the Scriptures!

– God deliver us from talks that have nothing to do with the text!

– God deliver us from hooping without proper hermeneutics!

– God deliver us from excitement without sound exegesis!

Mr. Preacher/Ms. Preacher: ‘We would see Jesus.’ I am going through hell; I am about to lose my marriage, my mind, and my money. I got my own Scandal, and I am about to be on the next episode of Snapped, I am Young and Restless, it is the Edge of Night, and I need the Guiding Light.

WE NEED A WORD FROM GOD!!”

~Dr. Terry L. Weems DMin, TerryLWeems.com

Feeling Favored?!

Favor is not connected to how you FEEL about going to worship. Favor is connected to being FAITHFUL about going to worship. You have to get IN there to be blessed OUT of there! #IsThatBible? “The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion,” Psalms‬ ‭134:3‬, 128:5.

Testify: in a previous Bible class, we continued our commitment to seek God and speak God things. In the process of seeking (prayer), I shared that there was favor for us that would manifest in REAL tangible ways and that #Favor will get you what money can’t buy you and FAVOR will open avenues to grant you goodness and FAVOR will cause men to give into your bosom. When you find FAVOR with God, you obtain FAVOR with men (Prov. 3:4). Speaking for myself, A year ago, He literally did for me and is still doing it!🙌🏾 #BibleClass✔️ #StayGreatlyGratefulChurch

Permission not to be Polite or Passive

No one person can fight #every societal, spiritual, or cultural problem that you come across, or you will be fruitlessly fighting every moment of your shortened life. Even Jesus chose His battles AND took time off. Wisdom is knowing when, what, with whom, and how much.

The hungry and the hurting will always be. No church, social group, outreach, or preacher can “cure” that. To attack ev-er-y ill that arises is not the will. All you can do is your part, period. Be okay with that. People cast blame on this group or that one, because it’s the easy way in which the enemy uses influence to divide communities.

I am not a polite or passive person, preacher, or pastor 👉🏽in regards to social ills. That is who I am. God designed me. I do not need approval or pats on the back to follow what is in me. God settled that. You should be the same.

In this one☝🏽 life you are given, in order to live it fully, YOU have to find your lane, run it, and be who #you are called to be. I support that. Do not let others put pressure on you – that you spoke on ‘this’ issue but not on ‘that.’ And, even if others refuse to see the #real you, you still #need to be that for which you are called to. Tell haters and instigators #byebye, see you later 👋🏽. John 15:16 #ChurchLady #CommunityLover #JustARandomRamble

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