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The Time has Come!

Take a deep breath, now pleasantly release a sigh of relief. It’s Good News Tuesdays and we’ve got good news!

Here’s a little hope for humanity.

After yet another tragic mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas last Sunday where 26 people were killed, people nationwide have run to the support of the victims.

Through nearly 15,000 donations and 17 GoFundMe accounts, over $1 millions has been raised to help the victims with medical and funeral costs.

It does not stop there!

Trey Ganen, owner of Trey Ganen Designs says he wants the victims to know, “We’re here for you.” So, Monday the casket maker  released a video that went viral, offering his services completely free! Talk about helping hand!

If you’d like to join here a list of the Sutherland Springs victims and how to help: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/nation/2017/11/07/texas-shooting-donors-raise-money-victims-sutherland-springs/841125001/

What a turn around!

Two years after former TV anchor, Chris Hurst watched as his girlfriend was fatally shot on-air, he claims a win over a three-term incumbent state delegate in rural Virginia.

While it was expected for Gurst to run on stricter gun safety measures, he simply supported them and centered his campaign on other issues including expansion of Medicaid and increased school funding.

Hurst defeated GOP Rep. Joseph Yost with a 54%-46% lead, numbers that are almost identical to Democratic candidate Ralph Northam’s margin of victory over Republican Ed Gillespie. Here’s an interview after his win with MSNBC.

 

The VA is on a roll!

An openly transgender democrat and former journalist defeated incumbent Republican candidate Del. Bob Marshall, known as the self-proclaimed ‘Chief Homophobe.’

Danica Rome is set to make history as the first openly transgender elected official.

Del. Marshall has served in Virginia’s House of Delegates since 1992. He introduced a ‘bathroom bill’ earlier this year requiring people to use the restroom according to the corresponding gender on their birth certificate. Luckily, the bill never made it out of a republican-led committee.

 

And that is Today’s Good News!

 

#BeMagnificent🔆

 

Sailing through the Storm (Pt. 1)

Still water, untouched and unmoved, almost appearing as glass, reaching far beyond the horizon into the unknown. Clear blue skies enable you to see the shore and the wind feels good on your skin. Everything is perfect as you sail out to parts unknown. You can still close your eyes and envision the crowd of loved ones cheering you on as you set out for another quest. Life is good, until it isn’t.

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Pray WITHOUT ceasing

I’ve been very transparent about my struggles on here. I even admitted that my posting schedule has dropped significantly because of these struggles. Yesterday, I was talking with a mentee about love, life, and everything in between. God and the concept of prayer came up. While encouraging him through my weakest moments, something I told him resonated with me. Continue reading “Pray WITHOUT ceasing”

Hurricane Irma: Dancing with the Storm

 

This blog post is an honest, raw, and inside view of my ongoing experience as a Hurricane survivor. I am still processing my experience as I am without power, running water, and food so please bear with me as I share with you my experience…

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A Moment’s Reprise

I had planned to write about SZA’s CTRL album as I’ve been listening to at, reading the lyrics, and finding interviews all week. However, I find myself with a heavy heart today. The murder of Philando Castile by Officer Jeronimo Yanez reached complete acquittal of all charges today. I’m sick.

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Beyonce and the Beauty of Pregnancy (Letter to Moms)

While it has not been confirmed, the internet is abuzz with the possibility of Beyoncé giving birth to her second and third child. Continuing with Women’s Week here at Everything’s Magnificent, why not highlight the Queen Bey?

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Meeting Mike Brown Sr.

Today, I met Mike Brown Sr. It was a truly taxing but enlightening moment. There were so many moments where I tied myself into knots. How would I feel if I were in the same place? Life comes at you quickly, will you be ready?

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Consequences and Forgiveness

I’ve had so many conversations in the past month about Christians that struggle with religious doctrine and choosing spirituality over organized religion. It also made me reflect on Christians’ relationship with the sacrifice Jesus made and what it means for us. Are we always forgiven no matter the sin? The answer is very complicated.

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