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"THE TEST OF A MAN"

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My brother John E. Marshall, Jr. is the epitome and very definition of MAN. He has been my support, my strong tower, my encouragement, my example, and even my peace. I believe in GOD-given friendships and this is one. He is part of my Spiritual family. Today is his birthday. He was kind enough to let me repost something he posted yesterday that I thought was of the utmost importance. This needed to be seen. If a few more people take the time to read this; then I've served my purpose.

"Nothing is coincidence; it is DIVINE." ~Veela aka Venus

“ The Test of a Man”

I am constantly frustrated by many of my fellow male brethren. Some seem to have these arbitrary and spurious definitions of what makes a man. It seems that many think manhood is defined by how they either consciously, unconsciously, or subconsciously diminish others, especially women. To them, they can only be men if they somehow stand above or on top of someone else. I see it as the opposite. This defines the inse…

CAN A MAN RAISE A GIRL TO BE A WOMAN?

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Okay, so I wasn’t the first nor will I be the last to assess that Mothers don’t necessarily make men. Don’t shoot the messenger! Disagree with me if you like, but I told the truth. It’s commonsense. We can statistically look at what has transpired as a result of single-parent homes (headed by women), and it’s not good. But I was looking at my blog and I realized that of all the topics I’ve covered; the one entitled CAN A WOMAN RAISE A BOY TO BE A MAN; was the most read. What does this say about our society and our concerns, and issues? We all want relationships, and we want to be heard, but our biggest concern is our children.

When I divorced I never once thought about my ex-husband having custody. I felt guilty enough taking my daughter out of the home, but I never seriously considered her Father being the custodial parent. Was it out of the question? No. But I couldn’t be without my daughter. I think I needed her more than she needed Mommy. I was completely broken and devastated by…

DON’T TAKE MY KINDNESS AS WEAKNESS

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“GIVE FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH NOT WEAKNESS.”~Veela aka Venus

We live in a world of instant gratification. Fast food restaurants, ATMs, online applications…know if you qualify within 60 seconds! We don’t wait for anything nor do we expect to be turn downed on any level. Patience is a virtue none of us have. My daughter was a Pharmacy Technician for Walgreens a few summers ago and quickly discovered that retail was not her calling. People would pull up to the drive-thru and quickly become irritated because she couldn’t fill their prescriptions instantly. “Hey, can’t you count a pill?!” It never occurred to them that the same procedures that were followed in the store had to be followed for the drive-thru. Anyone familiar with Pharmacy knows this is life and death. The wrong medication could cost you your life!

Helping someone? I don’t have a problem with that. But being taken for granted or advantage? I no longer have the patience or tolerance. Do you know I’ve actually fallen out …

I HAVE WAITED ALL MY LIFE FOR YOU, BUT I DIDN’T KNOW IT

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A REAL WOMAN CAN TAKE A BOY TO MAN, BUT A REAL MAN MAKES A WOMAN FEEL LIKE A GIRL.” ~Veela aka Venus

Life is a curious thing. You have your life all mapped out. What do they say about the best laid plans? That’s where the DIVINE steps in. When real love happens it’s never planned. It just happens.

I posted the above status and a male friend asked that I be even more specific about what it is that a “real woman” requires. First of all; to get a true understanding we must define what a “real woman” is. A real woman may look ordinary, but does the extraordinary and doesn’t find it out of the ordinary. For her it’s a typical day. Most women I know are phenomenal. They work full-time. Raise their children. And they may even be running a business; going back to school. They don’t view what they do as extraordinary; it’s just par for the course. They don’t see it as unusual because they were raised by Mothers that did the same. This is what you were expected to do.

I was asked if a woman w…

ATTENTION: UNDER NEW CONSTRUCTION

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I am in a good place right now for GOD to do something life-changing in my life. Originally I thought I was dealing with a conversion, but GOD decided differently. Anybody who has property or dealt with real estate knows that a conversion is when you take the original structure and make renovations. For example; a developer might take an apartment building and convert the units into condominiums. The builder will literally gut out the units and rebuild. The structure remains intact, but everything within each unit is upgraded. Whatever amenities the structure had are kept or improved.

Sometimes after an assessment is done and a developer is given a report that it’s more cost-effective to create a new structure. They will demolish the old structure and remove all debris; until all that’s left is the land to build on. Which is better? What do you like more? Personally, I like new. I like having something no one else has had. Each house has a history. Even though it’s yours there was a…

LOVELY DAY: DAVID RUFFIN JR.

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THE LEGACY/LEGEND LIVES ON!!!

GOOD MORNING HATERS:JUST A REMINDER THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE

I don't usually share my Facebook postings verbatim on this blog, but I felt it necessary because it was a quick reminder that GOD is still in control. I have friends I didn't know I had. I'm thankful. Maybe your enemies take delight in your troubles, but for everyone that wants to see you fail there are 100s of others that want you to succeed! Thank you for your prayers and kind words. I didn't know how much I needed it, but I did. GOD bless everyone that is waking up and dealing with their own demons and haters. Remember GOD is still on the Throne!

Peace,
Veela aka Venus





Good Morning Haters. ♥ FYI: I know you had a party when you thought I failed. The stories of my demise are greatly exaggerated. Yes it's true. I've lost everything. But now you need to be scared. :-) I ain't got a damn thing to lose! Thought I was a beast before; think again!! This is when people jump out of airplanes and create a parachute before they land. lol Have a nice day. Smooches :…

I WILL FIND A WAY by Fred Hammond

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From the album Somethin' 'Bout Love 2004

I've lost some joy
I've lost some time
Now it feels like
I will loss my mind
Journey long and lost my way
And now it feels like 'I'm lost' is all I say
Searching here and over there
For what I've lost where is it, I don't know

But I will find a way to lift up my hands
And I will find a way to worship you, Lord
Though my heart is low I'll find a way
to give you praise
I will find a way to love you more

I've lost so much
Down through the years
It seems that all I find lately
is a face so full of tears
I search each dark and empty place
The peace I used to know
Somehow I have misplaced
Searching here and over there
For the things I've lost
I don't have them anymore

But I will find a way to lift up my hands
And I will find a way to worship you, Lord
And though my heart is low I'll find a way
to give you praise
I will find a way to love you more

One thing I've not lost
is the will to…