Roy Beckham, MBA
|Posted on November 22, 2021 at 5:10 AM||comments (3)|
If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do me no harm. I first heard this quote from Les Brown.
Very profound to say the least. The day you accept that you can be your own worst enemy is the day you begin a journey of understanding and acceptance of the truth.
|Posted on November 29, 2020 at 3:40 PM||comments (8572)|
When men put a cause above themselves.
|Posted on November 26, 2020 at 10:15 PM||comments (392)|
There is some level of __________when a person denies their creator.
Imagine a room with two doors. One's cracked open and the other is closed. You open the closed door and the other cracked door closes. You don't think much about it. But my friend you have just participated in a science experiment and a theological example.
That room you were in had a level of oxygen that had some level of mass. You can't see it, but it's there. So when you open that closed door, the air that has some level of weight pushed the other door closed. You didn't see it there, but it's there.
So imagine when you pray outloud, the sound waves of words travel throughout the air. These soundwaves create vibration. These vibrations communicate in ways unimaginable to man yet similar to the vibration of instruments that we as people understand. These soundwaves flow. Prayer flows. This is why we feel tension in the air. Because although a person or people don't say much when you're in the room, the words that they've once spoken in a particular room have flowed into the atmosphere. And if no one else heard it, GOD did.
Be well and pray daily.
|Posted on November 26, 2020 at 10:00 PM||comments (343)|
I talk to you often and pray daily. Thank you for all of your blessings. Continue to bless us on this planet that you've given man. I know that we can do better and we will try. Please give me the tools and the ability that I need to serve you. Allow me to communicate to those who need to hear your message effectively. Thanks again for all that you've done and continue to do. I love you father.
|Posted on November 26, 2020 at 10:00 PM||comments (491)|
When all else fails and there is nothing materialistic or hopeful for the youth, respect becomes currency.
|Posted on November 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM||comments (402)|
There is something extremely incredible that's going on in this world of ours. Particularly with the human mind and it's interaction with the environment in which it resides. There's coding that's done with computers and software. When that code is written for software, a certain type of code is called language.
Then there's coding that is done to the mind.You can teach a person colors at an early age and even though that person was taught the color black and knows that they are not black, they will believe they're black if everyone around them says that he or she is black.
The same goes for a person who is taught the color white. Although a person knows that they are not the color white, they will believe that they are white if everyone around them says that he or she is white
It's difficult for the experiment to work if the population or specimen can't understand the codes and language. The intentions of a lesson maybe to enable you to be insulted when you hear certain things. What words are considered racists, what words are considered hateful or sexists? Why is knowing this important? No input on how you should respond.
At this point in time, there is so much division. Division in the church. Division in the city. Division in leadership. Division in the country. Division in the world.
We're a bunch of people walking around with our beliefs and values that were giving to us at a young age. We held on to them because it's comfortable to do so. We were programmed. If we didn't hold on to the beliefs we were given, we were reprogrammed. If you don't know any better when someone tells you that "this is just how things are", then it's easy to take on their beliefs as your own until you see or know otherwise. There's no evidence needed as long as it makes sense.
If you were born into poverty, your parents can tell you the real reason you're poor or they can tell you what they've chose to settle with. These reasons can be many including bad decisions, impatience, impulsive behavior, emotional reactions, poor planning, oppression, effects of slavery, systemic rascism, systematic rascism, so on and so forth. For some people born into poverty, you may not qualify for all of the aforementioned reasons, but it's okay. We'll manage.
There's where the programming continues. You will not only draw your on conclusion, but you will also take in what the guys in the neighborhoods have said including the talk at the local barbeshops. The TV Shows and movies may have the greatest impact because of it's ability to be watched several times. Music may have an even greater impact because you have other impoverished people telling you their story and why they were too born in poverty and how it's someone elses fault and not their parents or not themselves.
This program can be cruel and unusual punishment. You're taught all of these things that held a certain people behind, but you're expected to not believe that those same forces exist and do not work against you. Do they or do they not. That energy doesn't go away. Energy is neither created nor destroyed, but changes forms.
What's the current narrative? Behold
|Posted on November 25, 2020 at 8:25 AM||comments (422)|
There were times during slavery and thereafter when slaves and men were slaughtered in front of their peers. There were times when men were lynched in front of crowds. There have been times within the last 50 years when people were killed by the police. These killings have residual effects. They may also have intential purposes. This residual effect and purpose is to maintain order within the state and country.
|Posted on November 25, 2020 at 8:25 AM||comments (304)|
When any citiizen doesn't legally have all rights fully afforded by the constituion of United States then that citizen is a second class citizen.
I can't help but wonder of the factual evidence
|Posted on November 24, 2020 at 9:10 PM||comments (403)|
Are we blank slates? Are we empty vessels dwelling through time? Are we preprogrammed? Can we be reprogrammed?
Our youth is preyed on. Our youth are caught within nests? The United States Army allows citizens to enlist at the age of 18. Yet, prior to reaching that age, young men are given many opportunities to make the wrong desisions. Fatherless homes and teenagers for mothers have many children lacking basic neccessities, guidance, resources and social needs. The sad part is the fact so many go without when there is so much space and opportunity around. There's that door you can choose to go through that requires patience, determination and faith. There's also that door you can choose that has you thinking money comes fast and easy and you can get away with whatever you choose to do. A law broken or a legal gamble. You choose.
As early as 8 or 9, children begin forming groups. They have this need to be accepted and a need to socialize. Some environments are different than others.You may have a family that drives you to where you need and want to go. You may have the life that requires you to walk. The more you walk, the more opportunities there are to run into trouble and meet different people. The more opportunities there are to run into trouble, the more decisions you have to make. The more decisions you have to make. The more chances you have to make the wrong ones. Especially when there's no one around to keep you on the straight and narrow.
You can tell teens something uplifting and positive and feel that you've done your part, but it really does take more than a piece of advise here and there. It actually takes daily words and communication to drive your message home. You cannot be a weekend warrior and expect to be as effective as a parent whose at home on a daily.
We have to put every ounce of effort into some kids. The more effort and teachings you give them when they're young, the better. Kids deal with situations daily. Although they may say some things don't bother them, I'm sure it actually does. Just as sure as they understand words and insult, insult bothers them. Some insult requires mental strength. So many have committed suicide from Cyber bullying while others shut themselves off from society and miss their true calling. The world is filled with emotion. Much of it stems from hate and jealousy. Everybody's coping with the hands they were dealt whether they feel adequate or lacking. It still invokes emotion. And what we see daily is a result of that.
|Posted on November 21, 2020 at 4:55 PM||comments (303)|
The case for and against. Dive Deeper