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ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Wednesday, July 21, 2010

JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS.......

XOXOXOXOXO...AMY...XOXOXOXOXO
ALWAYS  IN  OUR  HEARTS



I  HAVE  ALWAYS  TRIED  TO  NOT  HAVE  A  POLITICAL

BLOG.   THEY  SAY  IT  OPENS  YOUR  BLOG  UP  TO  HATRED.

BUT  IN  THIS  CASE,  I  FELT  I  COULD  NOT  KEEP  MY  MOUTH

CLOSED.   I  HAVE  ALWAYS  BEEN  FOR  THE

"UNDERDOG"  WHETHER  RICH,  POOR,  BLACK  OR  WHITE,

GREY  OR  TURQUOISE,  SHABBY  CHIC  OR  TRADITIONAL.


I  WAS  BORN  IN  CHARLESTON,  SOUTH  CAROLINA,  AND

MOTHER  AND  DADDY  HAVE  TOLD  ME  HOW  SCARY

IT  WAS  TO  SEE  THE  KKK  BURNING  CROSSES.

THEY  SAW  RACISM...THEY  HAVE  TOLD  ME  OF

THE  SIGNS  THAT  DID  NOT  ALLOW  THE  AFRICAN

AMERICAN  TO  DRINK  FROM  THE  WATER  FAUCET

THAT  WE  COULD.   THAT  ALWAYS  TROUBLED  ME.


I  REMEMBER  AS  A  YOUNG  CHILD,  TRYING  TO

FIGURE  OUT  WHAT  WAS  WRONG  WITH  "THEM!"

THEY  WALKED  LIKE  I  DID,  THEY  TALKED,  THEY  ATE,

THEY  CRIED  WHEN  THEY  SCRAPED  THEIR  KNEE,

THEY  LIKED  TO  SWING,  TEETER-TOTTER,  AND  THEY

LAUGHED...BUT  WHEN  I  WOULD  SMILE  at  them, 

THEY  PUT

THEIR  HEADS  DOWN  AND  THEIR  MOTHERS  WOULD

WALK  THEM  AWAY.  FOR  A  LONG  TIME,  BEING

YOUNG,  I  THOUGHT  THEIR  WAS  SOMETHING  WRONG

WITH  ME.


WITH  "ALL"  THAT  WE  HAVE  BEEN  THROUGH...

AND  now  HAVING  AN  AFRICAN  AMERICAN  PRESIDENT

I  THOUGHT  WE  WERE  THROUGH  WITH  RACISM.........






SHIRLEY   SHERROD

(is  she  not  a  beautiful  woman)


I  HAVE  NEVER  SEEN  SUCH  AN

"INJUSTICE",

AS  WAS,  DONE  TO  THIS  LADY.

SHE  WAS  TALKING  BEFORE  THE

NAACP,

ABOUT  HOW  THINGS  "WERE"

IN  THE  PAST  AND  HOW  WHEN

SHE  WAS  17  YEARS  OLD  A  WHITE

MAN  KILLED  HER  FATHER  IN

A  RACIAL  ACT...."PROBABLY,  RACIAL"

SHE  SAID! 



DO-GOODIES  OR  EVEN  BAD-DOERS

TOOK  A  SINGLE  SENTENCE  BASICALLY

AND  DESTROYED  THIS  WOMAN'S  CAREER

AND  EVEN  MORE  IMPORTANT

HER  HONOR,  HER  TRUST,  AND

HER  DIGNITY....


YOU  CAN  READ  THE  STORY  FOR

YOURSELF.  COME  TO  A  CONCLUSION

FOR  YOURSELF.......

THIS  WOMAN  HAS  BEEN  THROUGH

HELL  OVER  THE  PAST  48  HOURS.

IT  WAS  DONE  TO  HER,

SHIRLEY  SHERROD,

NOT  THE NAACP,  NOT  FOX  NEWS,

NOT  THE  MEDIA.

WE  MUST  AS  A  SOCIETY  STOP

THIS  FINGER  POINTING  AND

RUNNING  WITH  A  STORY  THAT

WILL  DESTROY  AN  INDIVIDUAL

UNJUSTLY  AND  CAUSE  RACIAL

DIVIDE.


AGRICULTURE  SECRETARY  TOM

VILSACK  APOLOGIZED  TO  SHIRLEY

AND  HE  SAID  SHIRLEY

WAS  GRACIOUS  AND  ACCEPTED

HIS  APOLOGY.




SOMEONE  SWEET,  SOMEONE

BEAUTIFUL,  WITH  FANCY  WORDS

TELLS  A  STORY.....THAT  THEY  

KNOW  TO

BE  PARTIAL  TRUTH

BUT  WAY...

WAY... 


OUT  OF  CONTEXT... 

  BUT  YET  SHIRLEY  SHARED

HER  HEART  TO  GET  TO  A  PLACE

WHERE  SHE  COULD  SHARE...

GOD  SHOWED  HER

IT  IS  NOT  THE  COLOR  OF  SKIN

BUT  ABOUT  POOR  PEOPLE

NEEDING  HELP.

SHE  THOUGHT  HER  MESSAGE

WAS  NEEDED  TO  BRING

HEALING.


HAVE  YOU  EVER  TOLD  THE

TRUTH  ABOUT  SOMETHING

THAT  HAD  A  COMMENT....

IF  SOMEONE  TOOK  ONE

SENTENCE  OUT  OF  CONTEXT

IT  WOULD  LEAVE  PEOPLE

NOT  LIKING  YOU  BECAUSE

THEY  TOOK  THE  WORDS  OF  A

BEAUTIFUL  PERSON,  AND  NEVER

BOTHERED  TO  FIND  OUT  THE

TRUE  STORY.

THERE  ARE  ALWAYS

  "TWO  SIDES"

TO  EVERY  STORY.

IT  IS  SO  VERY  EASY

TO  SPREAD  GOSSIP,

THAT  WILL  FEUL 

YOUR  CAUSE.

PLEASE  DON'T  THROW  THE  BABY

OUT  WITH  THE  BATH  WATER

BECAUSE  YOU  CHOOSE  TO  NOT

FIND  OUT  THE  REAL  STORY!!!

I  GEUSS  THAT  IS  WHY  I  LIKE

TO  BE  A  JOURNALIST

VERSES  A  DIVA.


I  said  Journalist....

not  a  Reporter,  who  is  so  anxious  to

get  the  story,  become  famous...get  the

viewers  that  you  will  destroy  any  body.


It  is  about

ACCOUNTABILITY

and

RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!

~~~~~~~~~~


SOMETIMES  WE  HAVE  TO  WAIT

UNTIL  WE  STAND  BEFORE  GOD

TO  HAVE  OUR  HEARTS  TRULY 

HEALED,  BECAUSE  GOD  KNOWS

ALL  THINGS

BUT  IN  SHIRLEY  SHERROD'S

CASE,

GOD  INTERVENED 

BECAUSE  WHAT  HAPPENED

TO  SHIRLEY

WOULD  HAVE  SUCH

UNJUST  DIVISION  AMONG

THE  RACES.


~~~~~~~~~~



HEAR  A  JUST  CAUSE,  O  LORD,

ATTEND  TO  MY  CRY;

GIVE  EAR  TO  MY  PRAYER  THAT

IS  NOT  FROM  DECEITFUL  LIPS.

LET  MY  VINDICATION  COME  FROM

YOUR  PRESENCE;

LET  YOUR  EYES  LOOK  ON  THE  THINGS

THAT  ARE  UPRIGHT.


YOU  HAVE  TESTED  MY  HEART;

YOU  HAVE  VISITED  ME  IN  THE

NIGHT;

YOU  HAVE  TRIED  ME  AND

HAVE  FOUND

NOTHING;

I  HAVE  PURPOSED  THAT  MY

MOUTH  SHALL  NOT 

TRANSGRESS.

~PSALM  17:  1 - 3


~~~~~~~~~~

THE


"TRUTH".....


IT  IS  A  GOOD  THING

BUT  PEOPLE

SEEM  TO  FIND  IT

NOT  INTERESTING

ENOUGH!!!!

WHY???????


HUGS  TO  ALL  MY

TRUTH-SEEKING  FRIENDS!!!

SHIRLEY  SHERROD,

I  DON'T  KNOW  YOU  PERSONALLY,

BUT  MY  SPIRIT  IS  OF  YOUR

SPIRIT.

MY  PRAYERS  ARE  WITH  YOU.


SIMPLY  DEBBIE




7 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

Well said Sister!
Debbie

Sares said...

Hi Debbie. Sorry it took so long to return your visit. I had a hectic weekend and then have been Auntie duty because the little one's mommy is out of town for work training. I am afraid to say I haven't heard of this story. I will have to go and read it. It brings to mind the "game" you play where you sit in a row, one person whispers something to the person next to them, and on and on down the line. When the person at the end of the line says aloud what they were told, most of the time it is a GREAT exaggeration of what the story was at the beginning.
Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart and what you consider to be an outrage. God Bless you.

Bernie said...

Debbie, I have been following this story and am so glad the truth surfaced as fast as it did. I love the way CNN handled it, they checked it out before jumping all over this lovely woman, the kind of woman our world needs more of. I am not left or right, heck I am not even American but I am a Canadian who couldn't believe what was done to this woman. I'm glad you spoke out Debbie, more people should speak up. We are all children of God....:-)Hugs

Chatty Crone said...

Debbie I haven't heard of this story either - I hate injustice for anyone - any color - any sex - any creed. It's not right.

sandie

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

You tell 'em, Debbie!

I don't know what happened to journalism. It used to be a fine profession. People were proud of trying to print and find the truth of a matter. Now I guess it boils down to searching for shock value or clicks or sheer ratings. The world is in a sorry state!!!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I've been away from the computer and tv for most of the week, so I haven't heard anything about what happened to this woman, excepting what you wrote.

I hate it when the media gets ahold of something and twists it. Much like scripture being misused, picking and choosing and taking things out of context.

I am young enough that I don't remember racial discrimination--since I wasn't born until the mod-sixties, I (thankfully!) missed out on that. I've just never understood why any race would consider themselves superior to another. And it just appalls me that African-Americans were not allowed to eat in restaurants, use the same restrooms, etc...

Debbie, I'm thankful that you are brave enough to speak your mind and stand for the truth!

Hugs from Heidi

mizmollye said...

Thank you sweetness for sharing this story. All I can add is Amen Sister. When we don't stand for something we fall for anything.