The Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh is where Theatre, Comedy, Spoken Word, Music, Burlesque, Magic Shows, Street Performances, and late night partying rules! The Worlds largest Arts Festival is held from 4-27th of August. I attended the 70th Annual Fringe Festival out of curiosity. My friends and I attended the free events and provided donations to the performers. There are also paid events. The comedy shows were quite vulgar yet at times funny. OMG, There were so many restaurants, pubs, and bars to choose from.

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I also noticed there were children’s shows. It always fascinates me to see red head children or a family with natural red hair as I’m not used to seeing it growing up in America. Red haired people are usually referred to as Ginger not red heads as Americans like to call them. LOL. People from all over the world visit Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. The historic architecture was quite dark almost had a medieval vibe. The Scottish breakfast which includes: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Toast, Baked Beans and Haggis (Sheep lungs, heart, & liver,) as well as the accent, currency, Shortbread, Kilts, Bagpipes, Scotch Whisky and Harry Potter Tours are what the Scots are well known for. There is so much to Scotland it is truly worth visiting. For More Details About The Fringe Festival please visit: https://www.edfringe.com/Kilt.jpg

Mountain Moving Faith

When Jesus’ disciples asked him why they were unable to perform the same healing miracle as he did on the little boy Jesus replied “…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.  However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:20-21

Regardless of the size of your faith know it has the ability to change your situation.  Allow your faith to continually grow.   No matter if you’re prayers go unanswered you must hold on to your faith!  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

You may think no one understands or that no one cares, but God does.  We serve a merciful and powerful God.  You are stronger than you realize.  God doesn’t put more on us than we can bear.  Remember, it’s always darkest before the dawn.  Hebrews 11:1  reads “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Blind

Blinded by tears I have so many fears.

Time is not on my side No one understands.

Too ashamed to speak

I have no solid place to sleep

Drifting like a snowflake

Don’t know how much more I can take.

I’m so blind just can’t see a way out

Blinded by tears can’t move forward

There’s so much opposition from the enemy

All I want is to experience happiness

To see opportunities to rise above this.

God I hand over the steering wheel of my life to you

I don’t know what to do

You drive You park my life where you want it

Open up my eyes Lord

Show me a miracle.

Life in London

London is a multi cultural city filled with historic statues such as Winston Churchill and Mary Seacole. Landmark buildings such as Westminister Abbey, London Bridge, The Shard and Buckingham Palace. London has great shopping markets, multi ethnic restaurants, and pubs.

Sports such as Cricket, Football (soccer) Rugby (similar to American Football) and Tennis in a town called Wimbledon which is just on the outskirts of London.

Fresh fried cod fish and thick cut fries sprinkled with vinegar and salt commonly called fish and chips. The tube which is the underground train, the black cab, the red two storey buses and the red telephone booth are what London is known for.

Londoners have various accents: Cockney and the Queen’s English. Cockney is what the average middle class people use. The singer Adele has a cockney accent, it’s very distinctive and kinda of rhymes. The Queen’s English is the accent of the affluent, highly educated, posh people such as the Prime Minister Teresa May or Prince Harry use.

Other cities in the United Kingdom such as Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool also have distinctive accents. The Irish, Scottish, and Welsh accents are very beautiful and it takes a person with an attentive ear to understand them. LOL:)

Now back to London, there is a lot of diversity here. There are highly saturated African, Caribbean, Indian, Asian, and Polish Communities. There are festivals such as the Notting Hill Carnival which is a Caribbean festival. I went last August OMG, the reggae music, spicy food, and floats were so cool. I’m really proud of my Caribbean heritage and to be born in London.

It is a privilege to be back after spending a lot of time in the U.S.A. If you ever get a moment to visit London be sure to say hello and make sure you bring an umbrella A.K.A brolly because it often rains here.

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Mark Me Not

Who’s ready for the day when your employer tells you to take a microchip? How will you respond? What will you do when they insist it will be more convenient and simplify your life? No more identification badges or credit cards, all of your medical information will be stored on the microchip. What if your child’s school requests to microchip your child? Or if your spouse or loved one gets microchipped in ignorance?

Come on, let’s face it, a lot of our day to day items already contain a microchip such as our bank cards, bus/train cards, driver license cards, some passports, etc. This was all a warm up to get us acclimated to being microchipped. Pet owners microchip their dogs and cats to ensure they can locate them in case they get lost. Some people have already received the radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip in their hand just between the thumb and index finger, will you?

I recall first learning about the microchip by reading the book “Behold a Pale Horse” by Milton William Cooper. The ex U. S. Naval intelligence member reveals the government’s agenda to get everyone microchipped by any means necessary, but particularly through the use of a vaccine disguised as a measure to prevent a disease which was produced in the lab. The book was published in 1991 so the microchip idea was planned years ago!

The Bible in the book of Revelations also discusses the microchip, how it is the mark of the beast, a powerful anti christ leader. People won’t be able to buy or sell products and services without it. How are you supposed to eat if the grocery store will only accepts microchip payments? This is a serious thought to consider: If your life was on the line would you receive the microchip? My response is mark me not! I am a believer of Christ and I’d rather die than be microchipped.

Quest

We are all on a Quest.

A Quest for love.

A Quest for acceptance.

A Quest for status.

A Quest for validation.

Some people find love in the arms of a loved one

Or between the legs of a stranger.

Some people find love in a bottle of alcohol,

A plate of food,

Fast money,

Or smoking drugs.

Some people feel accepted when they belong

To a particular group, gang, or organization.

Some people feel validated by having

A luxury car,

Fancy degree,

Trophy wife,

Or expensive clothes.

Ignorance is bliss.

And a lack of knowledge

Leads to destruction.

Take time to learn,

Love and accept yourself

For who you are.

An individual, separate from the rest.

 

It is unnecessary to go on a Quest

For love from outside sources.

When you already possess it

Inside of you.

Go on a Quest to find yourself.

Fall in love with you!

Man alone

 

Courage

Courage is getting up and doing

What your heart desires.

Courage is a fire that burns

Brightly in your eyes.

Courage is the power to stand up for

Yourself without help from others.

Have the courage of a Lion and Roar baby, Roar

Until you Soar into new heights.

 

Courage is loving yourself enough to

Know you deserve better.

Courage is knowing the risks but,

Doing it anyway.

Courage is remaining true to

Who you are and

What you believe in.

Courage is saying “I will survive”

Even with tears in your eyes.

Courage is keeping your eyes on the prize.

Courage is feeling in your soul

That you will rise.

 

Courage is hearing the sound of success in your ears.

Courage is trusting yourself and God

Knowing you’ll be guided through

No matter what you do.

Courage is what we all have within us

We must use it

For it is necessary like a shoe.

I carry my courage with pride.