Wednesday, January 3, 2018

One Among Many

2018 and the Lord mustered the spirit in me to witness to two young women I "felt" in my spirit to share the "Good News" of Jesus with.

First one was a young black woman 'round my age or younger (probably teens, late teens, etc. doubt she older than me if anything).

I'm 23 years-old as of yet and Lord-willing may live to be 24 years-old in the coming month of February.

Young black woman I witnessed to at the local health clinic here in Hammond where all the pregnant women and truly "single mothers" congregate for care for their children and pregnancies.

I walked on up to the young black woman with her son by her side. She sitting down hunched over in her lap looking at her smartphone.

She looked sad and depressed from the "outside-looking-in"; not getting "personal".

Gave her the "Jesus Christ LOVES You" gospel tract after "introducing" my presence and reason for contacting her. She accepted as I slowly and smoothly "walked away" from the scene whispering prayer that the Lord would work in her heart at that instance with my back turned from her walking away.

The other young white woman; considerably older. Probably in her late twenties or early thirties I figure I saw earlier in the main lobby waiting area by her lonesome. I kept "eyeing" her back-and-forth as we both "looked at each other" sitting across from each other at the opposite sides of the room.

Eventually out of "what have I got to lose" courage in the Spirit in my spirt just had to walk on over to the woman whether she accepted or rejected and handed her a "Jesus Christ LOVES You" gospel tract.

In positive friendly reception to my "surprise" she accepted... Hopefully she is saved... Amen.

More to this story than I care to say though it was a "trying-time" for me to do... 'cause my mind was so "clouded in a fog" of malice and negativity I had to "see His Light" at the end of my storm...

In these instances, I understood "my role" in the circumstances as the only man around women: I *LEAD* as was appropriate in my agency... Such as I could do right... Thank the Lord. Amen.

~ Bro. Jed

Sunday, December 3, 2017


Yesterday morning I was "on and about" with my family to do a little grocery-shopping at Walmart.

I walked ahead and saw a black woman working for The Salvation Army ringing her bell and hoping to get money donations from all the people walking around. (I previously used to shortly work for The Salvation Army during the time I spent living up in Anacortes, Washington with my family; but that's a whole 'nother story. It's in my employment history, though.)

Needless to say, as a "gesture of thought" I felt led to give a small monetary donation into the red kettle that was up front by the doors of the main Walmart entrance and then I looked back from the left side of my head to "acknowledge her" and for her to see I gave a donation and she said something in agreement like "Thanks" and then I met my family inside Walmart after a time and we spent almost an hour inside doing shopping.

...Fast-forward, turns out before I had even walked up to Walmart I have the instinctive Spirit-led mindset of having a "Jesus Christ LOVES You!" gospel tract directly at my disposal in the left-side pocket of my blue jacket to "whip out" and give to someone I felt led to give to as the opportunity presented itself in public.

So, here's the moment: I'm walking out the Walmart with my family going out ahead of me back to the car with the groceries and I see this young black man (he's not that much older than me I believe; either late twenties or early thirties or something...) out sitting by the side of the Walmart exit door I'm coming out of.

You know those kind of people you see hanging around at stores, right? People we might perceive to be homeless, drug addicts, alcoholics, lowlife, etc...

I could say this guy was one of 'em, but can't really be sure. Nor does it matter.

I could say this guy was a "crackhead" and even so, it doesn't matter.

Truth is... WE ALL JUDGE PEOPLE IN SOCIETY! We just do. It's just "human nature" lol. But it's how we respond with the judgment that counts.

Whether we judge people wrongfully or rightfully, we should at least treat everyone with dignity and respect and treat them like they exist in the world as human-beings. That is what I did in this moment: acknowledged and treated this young black man's existence as a fellow human-being.

Here goes; this same young black man I just saw; I'm thinking he's someone I've seen around town for quite a while sometime either hanging out at this Walmart or the local Dollar Tree across N. Thomas Street. I'm seen someone like him before if he's not the guy I have in memory otherwise.

Either way, it doesn't matter to me; for my main objective was to try to get this man to know CHRIST before anything else. His spiritual SALVATION is all that mattered to me.

I handed this young brothah the "Jesus Christ LOVES You" gospel tract I had in my jacket's pocket by INSTINCTIVE REFLEX. Didn't have time to "double guess" or "double think" I just ACTED and whether he would take the tract or not wasn't on me to worry about, but him.

Surprisingly he accepted the folded-up gospel tract I handed him and then looked at it as though maybe hoping it came with some "money" attached lol.

I ain't gonna lie, this guy looked like he was a crackhead or "on some stuff" whatever it might be but he didn't seem like he was wanting to "stop being a crackhead" but sitting by the corner of the Walmart store door panhandling, begging people to give him money to feed his wicked, unhealthy lifestyle habits anytime someone gave him eye contact.

After he received the gospel tract from my hand he started to say quickly, "Change... I need some change" trying to "beg me down" in pity to get me to give him some knowing full-well he's physically healthy looking and seems alright even mentally; he's just wanting me to give him some money to buy drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, etc.

And I was NOT ever about to "enable" a physically-able, mentally-able, healthy-looking young adult to live his sedentary lifestyle.

The black lady workin' for The Salvation Army and an older Hispanic man turned aside to look behind themselves in "surprise" (looked like that to me at least) as I had gave the young brothah a folded-up gospel tract then walked on about my business; but they could have mistaken it for rolled up "money" dollar bills; which is something I sho' wouldn't give this young brothah out here hustling people for his "drug money". Oh no, no, no my friend... I don't roll like that.

You don't need "change" my brothah; you need to go do like every other responsible, respectable adult in society and go WORK FOR YO' MONEY, man!

Quit leechin' off of people to feed your unhealthy habits! Get real! Smh...

I'd be more guilty than the crackhead by giving him money to get dope than he would when there's true homeless or poor people around in need really needing the help; not him... He's just taking advantage of people. Not "financial help"; that's not what he needed.

As I type that, what comes to mind is the story of when Peter and John in the Bible when throughout Jerusalem preaching that Jesus was Christ and about the man who was lame from birth above forty years old sitting at the gate of Jerusalem begging for "change"...

KJV Acts 3:1-11,

1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ancle bones received strength.

8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. 

11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. 

When that young black man uttered "Change... I need change..." he spoke the truth: just not the kind of "change" he meant.

He needed "Real Change" and that "Change" is *JESUS* whether he would accept Him or not. That's what I gave him.

We ALL need "REAL CHANGE" in our lives.


Lord Knows, I know so many people throughout my life like this guy that panhandle, live on the streets or live the "lowlife lifestyle" as a way of life to manipulate people into giving them money to fund their drug and various chemical addictions.

I've had even family members and friends say things like "Hey Jed, would you go to the store to buy me a pack of cigarettes?" while me as a Christian knowing cigarettes are not only "unhealthy to the body" but also the spiritual connotation as SINFUL to GOD makes me accountable to NOT "give in" to fulfilling that request because it's WRONG and I'd be a "guilty accomplice" in making someone worse off health-wise, but most importantly worse off spiritually in contributing to THEIR SINFUL HABITS...

That's why when people tell me do "help them do a kind of sin with or for them" I've been training myself in these real life situations with people to correctly always say... *NO*!

Don't ever "help people in their sin". If they do it; it's on them; just don't be an accomplice or you're just as guilty as them IF NOT MORE.

Yeah, I only hope and pray that young brothah really took the Message of that Christian gospel tract to heart and REPENTED if he was already unsaved.

Hopefully if he was a believer the gospel tract "reminded him" of God's Presence in his life to turn back to Him.

Either way, I'm still hoping and praying the best for the young man in life whether I see him again in town or not.

May we all keep him and the many people in the world like him in OUR PRAYERS TO GOD because GOD LOVES THEM and THEY ARE OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OUT THERE TOO.

Even OUR ENEMIES as Christians we LOVE. Amen...

~ Sincerely,

Bro. Jed

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Perilous Times 2017: The Days Ahead...

... It's been a few months since I've gotten back to "posting" here on this blog.

So much of LIFE has transpired off-screen.

I've moved back to Louisiana state now as a new "transition" of my life thus far.

I've never stopped doing my best by His Grace to serve the Lord and accomplish His Will and Lord-willing will continue to do so with my brethren.

I had been working a new job, going through personal family conflicts and strife; witnessing the Gospel by all means and opportunities the Lord has given me during my last leg of living in Houston, Texas.

I have SUCCEEDED and FAILED but haven't stopped serving the Lord regardless...

Been backslidden in sin. Feeling bad after "coming out" and "getting right with God".

Reading Christian books; being humbled by the Lord of His Sweet Tender MERCY, GOODNESS and PURE LOVE HE IS...


So much sadness, personal brushes with death in other people's lives I've met...

People's sad life stories that explain why they're so "messed up" and have such hatred, indifference or "resentment" against a "God" Who may or may not exist and so forth...

Plus, escaping the troubles of Hurricane Harvey; getting a "night stay" at the NRG stadium in Houston for Hurricane Harvey victims and experiencing the social atmosphere there...

Then came Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Jose....
Now Hurricane Nate in the Louisiana...

So much LIFE and EXPERIENCE has happened that can't simply be "summed up" on a blog post.

Lord-willing, I want to post some updates of some events of what has been going on and overall it is *GOOD NEWS*!

Ever since the Las Vegas shooting there's so much pain, anger, sadness, grief, frustration and disillusionment going on:

What is going on America?

What is the future of this once-great nation and the world as we know it now?

Many will still continue to fight it, but the answer is, has been and always will be...


I will speak what you HATE to hear.

"Flowery language" and slick phrases won't help save people. 

Only TRUTH will. 

Our hatred and anger will only cause more death and destruction. 

... And a lot of us actually WANT THAT HATRED AND ANGER to lead to more DEATH and DESTRUCTION in the impure, corrupted, sinful, evil wicked heart of mankind. 

But that's ignorance to the true cost of lost souls for a final ETERNITY.

Only JESUS CHRIST will set the people free. 

It's time He be "Represented" the Way He Is. 

... We'll see what happens. Amen. 

~ Sincerely, 

Bro. Jed

Friday, April 28, 2017

In Continuation of Street- Preaching The Word To A Hardhearted, Stiffnecked People In Town...

Today around 12:30p.m. or earlier this afternoon I went on my way to street-preach the Word of the Lord from walking on Hillsboro Street on my way to the library for this evening...

It's been a frantic busy few days lately with a lot of chaos and strife going on in my personal life and all...

That said, as I was out preaching today; whether in His Spirit or in my "flesh" I just felt led to "break the cold social ice of social isolation and indifference in society: everyone is "staying away" from each other in the name of "self-preservation" and personal well-being.

That, I have nothing against but here's what I've been learning and "observing" by my interactions with people passing by on the streets:

As I was witnessing the Word of God holding the Bible up in my left hand and alternating switching with my right hand I noticed so many people didn't even want to as much "look my direction" to even "face" dealing with the "God Issue" in the back of their minds.

Lord Knows I've already preached and witness His Word for almost two years in the Denver Harbor area of Houston now that the general populous of people here know and "associate me" with "God" symbolically by "default".

Some men (young & old) driving by, some blazing by" in their cars and trucks blasting loud black/Hispanic gangsta rap music and all manner of worldly music with their cool black sunglasses on cruisin' on by don't even turn their heads to the side to "acknowledge my existence" insomuch as when I'm "witnessing the Word".

I personally "don't care" for "attention" from people. That's not why I'm out here "preaching" in the first place, no?


It's like knowing GOD will "hold me accountable" for refusing to "preach" when He really wants me to for the people's sake because I know the Truth of God, His Word and His Gospel to not just "keep for myself" to a dying lost world of "hopeless people" living in the world with no "Greater Purpose or Meaning".

God may "count it against me" if I don't share the Word and the Gospel.

Like Jonah did in his day, I must not do...

It's like God's spiritual "responsibility" He has placed upon my life: I could but "can't really" just "up and stop preaching now" and live a typical, ordinary worldly life like all these people God's got me trying to reach... FOR HIM. I'd be "living a lie" knowing what I know about God and "turning back" "pretending like none of this ever really happened now".

I'm not the one really "benefiting" from the street-preaching: I know about God and I'm saved and assured HEAVEN.

These blind-sided, unsaved heathen folk (without warning) are basically "walking blind" into the pits of HELL if they don't repent.

For me, I'm good. For them, they're DAMNED if they don't believe on JESUS.

Many times I've "inconvenienced" myself for their lame sakes...

I've lost respect for these people (if I had it to begin with...).

Few guys and men driving by in their cars and trucks "acknowledge" the "Message" I was representing as I was holding the Bible witnessing the Word: they either waved their hand in a "salute-like" fashion to me or gave me a "thumbs up" gesture from behind the window of their driven vehicles.

Women also, many did as the men... Either "acknowledging" the Message; "smiling" and grinning as to deceitfully say, "Yes, okay, I got it... Moving on..." and perhaps "playing me" as a fool. Can't say if they are or not, it could just be my own personal "projections" and quick-minded "judgments" of my feeling or thoughts on them I think they're thinking. But I could also be right, in some cases...

Either way, these "men" and "women" out here can "play me off as a fool" if they want: I'm not the one who's gonna end up foolishly dying in their sins when it's not needed: THEY ARE if they don't simply "humble themselves" enough to ACCEPT GOD'S EXISTENCE and HIS WILL for their lives to BELIEVE ON HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST!

Like it or not: there's only ONE WAY to HEAVEN and that's through CHRIST JESUS the LORD and SAVIOUR.

Smh... At these people. Really PATHETIC...

I'm not at all trying to "put them down" as they may "put me down" by worldly standards 'cause I'm not "all that and a bag of chips myself" but even wicked sinner as me know when to call "evil" quits at times and move on for my own sake: such should these people do if they really know what's good for them.

Death ain't NO JOKE: it's FINAL!

Smh... Have some "tales" to "tell" today, eh?

Like, as I'm coming on up Hillsboro Street, didn't really have to say or the time to, but a group of elder Hispanic woman, a trio sitting out in their chairs having some kind of yard sale of clothing going on...

Saw them, as I walked on the sidewalk with them looking back at me in "surprised smiling" as they may have noticed me walking with my Bible in my left hand; whether their response was "genuine" or "feigned" makes no difference to me; at least it wasn't a really negative "ugly" facial expression reaction I sometimes get from unsuspecting people, "upset" I "reminded them about God" and all.

After that, so I'm still keeping on holding up the Word walking on up the sidewalk of Hillsboro Street this afternoon and getting a lot of "I know" hand gestures from folks driving in their vehicles.

It's funny that even when I'm not out doing street evangelism of any sort or anything and I'm either just walking around areas and places throughout Houston, Texas so many people I detect looking from the perspective of my peripheral vision I see so many people driving "throw their hands up in the air" in "frustration", "angst" and "resentment" because they are "upset" they "see me again" as though thinking in their heads "that black guy (i.e. "n*gga") again! What's he doing out here?!" as a front to "disregard" God using me as a metaphorical "life sign" as to say, "Yeah, this is no coincidence you see this young black man again. He's My servant and yes, I [God] Exist" to the people.

Men and women from all walks of life I've perhaps witnessed to in the past, but have remembered me even though I've probably forgotten them individually: I've witnessed to so many people in such amount of time, I can't really "keep tract" of all people I haven't met and spoken with directly to know.

Most people I've witnessed to it's been in "passing" and never really a "conversation" with.

Anyways, now I'm "ramping it up" walking up on the sidewalk area of Kress Street on my way to the library:

Same deal with folks: so many "studiously" try to "intentionally" "block out" my witnessing as though they don't "see me out here" when I KNOW THEY DO!

They're not "fooling me" and certainly not "fooling" the Almighty, are they?

Anyways, yeah, I've even started to get "disgusted" and "disappointed" by the total "heathendom" of the people lately, I don't respect, care or even "love them" as I should: they wouldn't "have my back" any better than I would theirs, why should I bother with this, "street-preaching"?

This is for GOD even though FOR ME, yeah, I LOVE "street-preaching" and travel ministry evangelism as a "life hobby" and pursuit; I love to "perform" for my sake alone; but not to "impress the people" as though I care what they think about me anyways.

It's the MESSAGE I'm bringing that sells the "performance"; nothing else matters.

People driving all crazy, cutting corners, 'bout to run up over each other" on the road... it's pitiful.


I've been pretty much everywhere "important" in this lil' "neck-of-the-woods" there ain't much of nothin' so "important" to really be in a hurry 'round town; 'less they got some kind of important personal appointment or business to handle; everything else is leisure time. Don't have to "kill people" to get where you're going on the roads.

You have to always "watch your back" around here, 'cause people so cold-hearted, heartless and merciless in their impatient "rushes" to their destinations you'll just be another "dead body" in Houston; like the countless people dying DAILY here in Houston from hit-and-run accidents alone (not counting drivebys and domestic shootings that happen).

Regardless of this, I made it to the corner intersection of Kress Street and Lyons Avenue a walk of the street to the side of the library. The local church I've been fellowshipping at "Faith Memorial Baptist Church" is nearby on my left side.

Lord-willing plan to attend later this evening for 7:00p.m. "Young Adults Worship Night" or whatever it is that's "going on" supposing to be for "young people" my peer age grouping.

So, here's the "sweet lil' story of the day".

So yeah, I'm still making a last-ditch effort to preach the Word briefly before retreating into the library to regroup and minister here online as I'm want to do.

Here goes; I'm saying, "God LOVES You!" to people driving by in their cars and trucks. Don't have much time in "live passing" to preach collectively or individually to live moving vehicles so I have to say short, impactful words of mouth to make an impression.

When the traffic light is red I "turn the notch up on my voice" to be louder so that people can hear me say some more words: "God LOVES You!" Have a good evening. We all need God". and such like I say briefly encountering people continuing to "drive by" and "ignore" my "rants" as they may call them.

I do my best to make direct eye contact and hand gestures sometimes "friendly pointing over" to the people I've targeted to let them know I'm speaking to THEM DIRECTLY and not "avoiding eye contact" with people like I'm "scared of them" lol.

I want people to know that I'M LOOKING AT THEM and that *I* SEE THEM as well or better than they "see me" at the same time. Amen.

So, thing is, an older Hispanic lady and her "daughter", granddaughter or younger "female family member" drove on up in their car. Forgot the color of the car: maybe white or red or something but here's what happened:

I opened up "conversation" with them like this: first to the elder woman: "Hello there... God LOVES you! You know we need God, right?"

And she's like, not even wanting to "talk" or really "respond back" so she just says, "Thank you, God Bless pointing up here pointer finger up to the air as saying "Heaven's up there".

Yeah, I know that I'm thinking to myself.

The elder Hispanic woman then takes up a cigarette in her left hand to proceed to smoke.

Because of timing and urgency I felt on instinct I felt led to keep on speaking til' I couldn't think of nothing else to say naturally.

I said, Well, it's like this: we're all gonna die someday, you know? I've been through some things in the "life school of hard knocks" and in the end, we all die. Do you know where you'll be when you die?"

To which the elder Hispanic woman didn't give me a "concrete answer" of certainty she just looked a bit puzzled and "caught of guard" to not know whether to say "there is no Afterlife or not"; in this time the young woman "stepped" (black sunglasses on) with her young ol' "hot babe" kind-of-vibe" she "put on" on the outward appearance that is; she's like: "I turn into a butterfly" is her response to my "serious-intended" question to "life-after-death" or not.

I of course, play the young *silly* woman off as trying to be "cute" and a "smart-butt" (i.e. "smart*ss*) with her vain, arrogant, "cutesy" female self lol...

So, me, "playing along" not to be too "carnal" replied back here saying, "Well, 'sugar', you know life ain't always so "sweet" and life sucks and you die" and she didn't say nothing else to me as I finished speaking, then they drove off...

But funny thing is... after walking on my way, I met them again having stopped by at the local Cliff Tuttle Park. NOT expecting to ever see them again lol. Funny how "life" works, eh?

No "coincidence" I think not.

Lol Even said to them in passing by as I was walking and they were pulling up into a parking space in the parking lot, "Hello again!..." and I kept on walking too.

Lol I wasn't trying to "bother them" and have anything to do with them besides the MISSION of the LORD.

I got things to do for my own "personal well-being" than to annoy people pointlessly for no purpose.

When I'm not out in the public doing street and community evangelism here locally in Denver Harbor, Houston, Texas I'm the LAST PERSON to ever "bother" or "confront" anybody about "anything" if it's not important or an "emergency".

Some people might call me "antisocial" 'cause I don't like to "deal with people who mean me know good or I don't know". I don't like to "engage" with people if it's not about nothing important but carnal gossip and idle chatter.

Don't get me wrong: I like to talk with people; just don't want to WASTE MY TIME WITH DOWNERS AND HATERS who will DRAG YOU DOWN IN THEIR OWN MISERY is what I'm talking about!

For all the bad, ugly and EVIL I've experienced from myself and from other people collectively and individually in society; there have been a *few* "glimmers of hope" that keep me motivated from people.

Sometimes when I'm walking on the long, dusty, widespread roadways and trails of Houston throughout railroad tracks and the like I've seen me driving by me in their eighteen-wheeler trucks hand wave friendly too me in "support" and "edification" for my "good work in the Lord".

I thank God for their "co-signs" genuine or not: but I think for the most part these men mean well even if they might personally not "go as extreme" as me to do "street evangelism".

I know there are many of my fellow brothers and "sisters in Christ" out there driving pass me in there vehicles. It can't all just be "unbelievers"; I know the "Christian folks" are out there in the midst as well...

As far as my "worldly, churchian church-going Christian brethren" I casually "love them" and "acknowledge" them as "brethren by His Spirit" but I put NO TRUST or CONFIDENCE in them for my own sake...

If they ridicule, "attack" or "disagree" with my street-preaching evangelism efforts for the Lord in any way, shape or capacity I have my eyes on them for good reason: they can't be trusted. They aren't really "serious" for the Lord's Service even though they are His children as I am one.

The worldly, lukewarm churchian Christians my brethren may be one of the first lines of people to "attack" or "persecute" me directly or indirectly in my personal life because they find my street-preaching "offensive", "ignorant", "unbiblical" (yeah, right?!) or simply "uncomfortable" to them because of their "socially-conditioned" Western culture mindsets and expected social norms and customs.

I see through all the "bull" popular Western culture has poisoned the Christian Church with.

Many Christians are "comfortable" mingling with the world, and if that's what they want to do; I'm not going to stop their own personal FREE WILL choice; just don't try to "dictate" and find "fault" with my "freedom of expression" in Christ 'cause it "unsettles" your lukewarm, weak-kneed, compromising, worldy, fleshly, carnal, heathen, hedonistic Western world mindsets and psychological profile.

It's alright if you "disagree" with my style. I'm not "offended" with that; but I'm "offended" when people, especially of the "Household of Faith" my supposed "brethren" backstab and try to "talk bad" about me behind my back but smile 'n grin like the spinless cowards they are when they meet me in "meat space" AKA the "REAL WORLD" for a check of "reality"...

Yeah, they won't "confront" me directly about my personal Christian ministry, and I'm not one to simply "volunteer information" without a purpose in mind down the long-term.

That said, these, "sneaky brethren" take the "coward's backstabbing tactic" to get to me indirectly trying to cause me "grief" with my family and/or friends; since those are the people in my life who have most access to me directly since I do have nothing to do with hardly anyone else besides family and friends I know.

Yeah, don't think I don't know what you fools are doing and that I don't know "who you are".

I trust NO ONE. Not a SOUL. I don't even trust my own "weak self" because I'm flesh and deal with pain and can "give in" to a situation or person I shouldn't.

I only TRUST GOD to my good and my "evil" when I sin against Him 'cause at least I know "He is not a man that He should lie". Amen.

Overall, I'm disgusted and disappointed at the people I've tried to reach out with the Word of God and His Gospel; but I still have hope in the end...

GOD WINS is what I always have to remind myself on those more "depressing days".

Fighting through "depressing" and "negative emotions"; not wasting my life and "precious time" on people who will continue to ignore God in their lives. Will help and be willing to move on ASAP when dealing with most people.

Take care out there whoever's reading 'cause GOD HAS YOUR BACK when YOU KNOW "man" does NOT!

LOVE YOU to my faithful and FEW true allies in Christ out there; wherever you are in the world: would LOVE to meet up eventually and tag team kicking the Devil's Rear one foot for each cheek lol.

I need my awesome crew of brethren to hang out with and do cool stuff with. That's what I'm be working towards in the near future, Lord-willing...

Alas, to my ENEMIES: I most likely have a "clue" or "idea" who you people are, so don't try nothin' to "fishy" to "mess with me". It'll only make you a bigger fool than you are.

It's only 'cause I'm trying to "be the good ol' Christian boy" turning the other cheek (from MEEKNESS NOT WEAKNESS) I haven't let you "feel the fire" I'd have for you.

Thank GOD He is "MERCIFUL". I'm not always "too merciful or forgiving" but I don't "waste my time" dishing out pain either; I'd rather be isolated doing my own thing than to even deal with my enemies in the first place.

God says to LOVE YOUR ENEMIES and I "do" in a "sense" that I love their challenge and their "hate" to rise above their petty offences against me; and I don't have nothing really personal against most of them; but I won't be "played" by them either...

I can "afford" to "love my enemies" since they are of NO THREAT to me: they are without JESUS what have they against me? NOTHING.

I'm on JESUS'S SIDE most of the time (when I'm not in "the flesh") and seek HIS WILL in all areas of life:

Be careful, folks, not to unjustly persecute or "attack" God's Anointed and expect nothing "bad" to happen as a result...

All SIN has it's consequences: all SIN are BAD CONSEQUENCES in the end.

That said, I'm always "mindful" but not at all "fearful" of my (many, mostly "quiet", "hidden") enemies lurking in the shadows thinking I don't think "they exist"; I know you do and I'm ready for you.

My weapons are not a flesh 'n blood physical warfare variety of bullets knives and fists but on the "spiritual side" of things.

May God Almighty, Lord Jesus Christ continue to give us WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING in these hateful, distrusting, angry times of unrest and chaos.

Lord Knows we NEED IT even though we sure do NOT "deserve it". Amen.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

First-Time Street-Preaching In The North Shore Area of Houston

... It's been a busy, "eventful" day today, brethren.

Earlier this morning I was at the North Shore branch Workforce Solutions office building to get some things done and let out walking down Wallisville Road all the way 'til I got to the Beltway Eight North freeway and I was traveling, walking along the grassy field space of the freeway roadside on the outskirt parameter of the shopping center "The Shops at Stone Park" (you can literally view all my real life geographic coordinates on Google Maps. Really helpful lol).

This time out of sheer curiosity and desire to just "do it" and not keeping dwelling on it "thinking about it" I sat down my black JanSport backpack and whipped out my large-sized burgundy-brown King James Bible, stood up to the edge of the curbside of the freeway road space and witnessed holding the Word up in the air to people driving towards my direction in their vehicles.

A lot of people seemed to "recognize me" out there as I began to "preach" the Word in silent expressive hand gestures of outstretched arms, holding the bible way up high with my right hand and my left arm and hand stretched out wide 'n open in "Christ-like fashion".

I also held the Bible to my chest as a symbolic body language "gesture" of saying metaphorically, "Trust in God in your heart" and held the Bible up to the front of my forehead as a symbolic "sign" of body language expression meaning something like "Trust God in your mind".

Together the gestures of the Bible being held to my chest and my head meant "Trust God in your heart and mind"; for those looking on the outside "interpreting" the "meanings" of my body language expressions as I witnessed with the Word.

Some people hand waved at me driving by and I anticipated in personal reflexes and usually managed to friendly "hand wave" back at them in mutual acknowledge of "knowing them" in case I have "witnessed to them" in the past even though I might not know the person directly in a "personal way" other than through public personal Christian witnessing and soulwinning evangelism efforts in the past.

Lol I've witnessed to so many people by the Grace of God; it's like I'm a "walking reminder of association" about God to people who don't want to acknowledge the existence and creation of an Almighty Creator they know is "God" but they don't want to acknowledge that.

They want to continue living a "God-free" self-willed life and "be their own gods" in this temporary earthly life that is yet to someday "pass away" in the near future.

Also, in retrospect, I finally made a good walk over to the Gene Green Park walking on the grassy field trail off the side of the freeway of Beltway Eight North. It wasn't as long as I thought it'd be; provided I was also making "good pace" walking with long, rhythmic strong strides of my walking legs to get their faster and on task.

Got to the entrance of the park walked down the long road leading further into the park.

Gene Green Park is nestled around the center of neighboring apartment home communities as well as nice, quaint, quiet residential suburb neighborhoods of cul-de-sacs. It's a good wide-spread local park area for people who are residents who live around and in the North Shore area here in Houston.

For me, though, I'm just a visitor passing through and exploring for personal curiosity and knowledge.

So I took a few photos of the green Gene Green Park entrance poster sign before leaving out the park, having "hand waved" a few people who may have recognized my "street-preaching" either from the time I was witnessing on the outskirts of "The Shops at Stone Park" by the curbside of the Freeway or from much earlier previous past experiences of "street-preaching escapades".

Thing is, now that I have a good "take" on the size and "scope" of the City of Houston, Texas from traveling on freeways, highways, roads, nature trails and parks, I have a gutsy attitude by the Grace of God I could "potentially" preach 'round the whole city in "meat space"; the real world by myself in "solo fashion" if I had to...

I don't mean this at all in some "vainglorious way of high-minded thinking" but I'm talking about the "mass scale of Christian street evangelism" that really needs to be done by Christian members of LOCAL CHURCHES going out into the STREETS, ROADS, FREEWAYS and HIGHWAYS with Christian signs, posters, billboards, handbag sacks of gospel tracts to give to people waling by on the streets in public and all manner resources to get people's *ATTENTION* to *TURN TO GOD*!

Only the CHRISTIAN CHURCH can do this... Not just the "single way-faring preachers" like me God uses to witness and warn people. The CHRISTIAN CHURCH needs to *STEP UP* and *STEP OUT* of the buildings and *BRING JESUS TO THE STREETS!*. Amen!

I'm only *ONE PERSON* out here in my area; and Lord-willing I know I'm not the only brother out here doing public Christian evangelism (not just "street-preaching" as I keep saying).

I've seen other brothers and sisters and Christ associated with churches or just doing their own personal Christian public evangelism out there in the "real world" trying to reach out to many unsaved unbelievers who WOULD NOT ever really hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ (KJV 1 Corinthians 15:1-4) presented to them because they would never in the first place ever walk through the door of their local church anyways.

The Biblical Christian Church GOES TO THE PEOPLE and does NOT "wait for the people" (of which the "unsaved" are expected to just "magically show up" and start "attending church" just 'cause they should. Don't work that way in reality though. And it's not God's Way either.) to come to the church.

This is what the biblical New Testament Christian Church in the Book of Acts did that the Modern Christian Church must do in this day and age: *GO OUT TO THE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE IN SOCIETY AND TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS CHRIST THEN INVITE THEM INTO THE CHURCH!* Amen!

I'm only ONE PERSON out here doing my best by God's Grace to bring lost souls to Him for Salvation.

And if you've been reading my personal blog here for a while now you know that God has blessed me with many opportunities to witness Jesus Christ to them. I hope to inspire you to do the same.

TWO are better than ONE. Amen.

Imagine how many people could be reached for Jesus Christ in the world if just all the brethren sitting on the pews in Church on Sunday morning actually made a consistent daily effort as a way of life to just "tell and share" the "Good News of Jesus Christ" with anybody and everybody they meet in life?

It would be *AMAZING*!

Smh... I don't "get all upset" with why the world is so messed up as I did in my "philosophical finding-the-meaning-of-life" teenage years. Now I know the answer: it's because the BODY OF CHRIST won't COLLECTIVELY STEP UP and DO what it SHOULD BE DOING FOR THE LORD!

It's because the CHURCH is complacent in Purpose is a lot of why the world is "messed up".

Church-going" without *MISSION LIFE-FOCUS* as a *WAY OF LIFE* is why modern churches are apostate and dying with only women, children and elderly senior people being the bulk of many church congregations.

Young people like myself don't just want to "hang out" in a building all day with no further purpose or mission to commit to: we want ACTION! We want EXPLORATION! We want MOVEMENT! We want BUILDING! We want CREATION of a BETTER WORLD and we want church as a "Way of Life" and not just a place to "go to" as a "ritual routine" of daily life as "religious people" the world sees Christians as.

Real Church means MORE than just "pew-sitting" on Sundays listening to sermons from the preacher.

REAL CHURCH is a SERMON of Itself. It SPEAKS to the WORLD and the World, hate it or love it RESPONDS to the ACTIONS of the CHURCH.

For instance, because I'm willing and mostly able, if I had the "super power" or "special ability" to do it like in fictional fantasy stories I would like to have that "ninja clone jujitsu" ability that the well-known manga and anime character "Naruto" does as one of his signature ninja techniques.

Lol, if I could make multiple (temporary) "clone copies" of myself like the character Naruto does in the Naruto manga and anime and station the "Jed's" at all the key, most strategic places to evangelize in Houston and I could almost literally and confidently say I could street-preach the whole City of Houston quite thoroughly and completely within a few weeks and in full by a month's time of hardcore Christian evangelism.

I really would DO IT if I COULD. But the thing is there is only ONE JED and he can't be "everywhere at all times, knowing everything that's going on and saving people from themselves".

I'm not GOD, just a mere mortal flesh 'n blood MAN.

Only GOD is using me though to work His Will in this physical natural realm as His vessel because I'm a WILLING PARTICIPANT in HIS CALLING.

Do you ever think to "ask yourself" are you really a "willing participant" in what GOD REALLY WANTS TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE or do you "ignore and block out God's Request" like how people "block" each other on social media?

Smh... Lol I am only 23 years-old having lived in this world and I've already seen more than enough of God's Presence and Power in my life to know so clearly now that TOO MANY PEOPLE, who are "believers of Jesus Christ" are NOT wanting to really SERVE GOD THE WAY GOD WANTS TO BE SERVED.

We "serve God" our way and NOT His Way, is what I'm getting at here. Time to flip that script.

It's time to OBEY GOD, CHURCH.

It's time for the CHURCH to do what God Created It to do...

May the "faithful few" step out from the "pew-sitting crowd" and be the AGENTS OF CHANGE in the world for CHRIST. Amen.


... Adding on to this, leaving from the Gene Green Park I was walking on my way back and a white man with his wife/girlfriend in their red truck had a red garbage bin to fall out their pickup red and on the road of the highway.

I thank God no other cars or truck were following up close behind them 'cause it would have hit them.

... Knowing what happened I paced my time and neatly ran over to help the man lift the red garbage bin into his red truck and he thanked me in surprise.

Afterwards I walked on back to the grassy trail and put my black backpack on the ground and stood on the grassy trail space for a while until the man tied up all his garbage bin containers in snug fashion with his ropes.

Sensing he saw me patiently "waiting" on him to get his truck situated as "backup help" in case he needed my assistance he later backed up when he got in his truck and hand waved me "Thanks" and "Goodbye" along with his wife/girlfriend before speeding on up on their way.

Mission accomplished. Like to be a "patient help" indeed and my "brother's keeper" as the Lord would also want me to. I like to help people anyway I can.

Now ideally-speaking, if the time or circumstance presented it at the moment of course I would have tried to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ then-and-there to the couple if the time and moment was right and "appropriate" to mention. But it wasn't at the time, only Holy Spirit led that whole meeting to come about. Only GOD can reach them in the end the way He wants them to be reached.

Not out of my own personal "self-willed" Christian Soulwinning evangelism agenda. Amen.

So, after that, I saw a young Indian or Arab-looking woman with her young daughter walking on the driveway area of an apartment homes community called "Dover Pointe" or something like that I believe. It's on Google Maps though, I'm sure lol.

Yeah, I like to check "Google Maps" for directions and get an idea of how big and expansive a place or area is before I make the time to explore it. Preparation before the "big day" is always helpful when you have the time to PREPARE. Amen.

So, after passing by the young Indian/Arab-looking mother & daughter couple I made my way back to "The Shops on Stone Park" en route to the North Channel Branch Houston Public Library at a computer of which  I've typed this whole post from lol.

Been a busy morning, afternoon and now approaching "early evening" as the day here in Houston, Texas goes on.

Today I've about wrapped up exploring the North Shore area as much as my personal spirit and the Holy Spirit leads me I believe before "His Next Steps", Lord-willing.

Time for "new ventures" to be embarked upon after getting done personal responsibilities to have that "freedom". 

By His Grace, definitely will keep "updating" things here and sharing personal life experiences to come.

I've learned to like and appreciate the City of Houston better than I used to when I first came here.

It's a good city. It's a GREAT CITY. Warts 'n all ;P. It always comes down to a person's POSITIVE OUTLOOK and PERSPECTIVE on any given circumstance and situation.

Signing off now... Peace. Amen!

~ Bro. Jed

An Evening of GRACE In the Anxiousness of Life...

Yesterday, after a while ministering online among my main three social media platforms of Google Plus+, Facebook and Twitter among I was hanging out at the local Cliff Tuttle Park of the Denver Harbor area and sitting on a green iron bench of the green iron benches under the green gazebo eating my lunch of a PB&J sandwich.

Saw and met and elder Hispanic man coming from the Vargas Food Mart across Lyons Avenue (probably went and had himself a drink or something).

So... I play it cool anticipating giving him the "Heart For The City Home" Christian Spanish gospel tract I got from two elder Hispanic brothers in Christ associated with the local "Heart For The City Home" local Christian Spanish church walking on the sidewalk of East Freeway coming all the way from the Houston Food Bank building and warehouse (long story but that was when I went to the Houston Food Bank for a potential job interview and position there... lol).

So... when the man comes to sit down at a green iron table bench spot nearby where I'm siting I finished up writing down seven Christian, King James Bible-believing Christian Websites on the "Heart For The City Home" Spanish gospel tract I also think he would benefit knowing about as extra resources.

At first I "second-thought" and "second-guessed" myself for a moment thinking I was just "acting in the flesh" trying to just "hand someone a gospel tract" regardless of whether they would receive it or not; I thank God I just "ran with it" and approached the man smoothly and casually handing him off the "Heart For The City Home" gospel tract and by HIS GRACE the elder Hispanic man received it! Amen!

It was around 3:40-3:43p.m. when I gave this elder Hispanic man the gospel tract.

He's all like nodding his head "Yes, thanks man..." as I go back to my table to put my things up in my black JanSport backpack to "move  on" and "leave him in peace" so I could let the Spirit work on him and get him thinking more of *GOD* and the *CREATOR* in his life and also in case so the man wouldn't "hand me back" the gospel tract I gave him lol.

Gotta keep going FORWARD and NOT BACKWARD! Amen!

Had to "jump ship" there so perhaps the elder Hispanic man will begin thinking of life on a "higher level of consciousness acknowledging God's Presence in his life and God's Desire for him to live by His Will.

That's a lesson I'm literally learning DAILY, EVERY DAY as I walk with the Spirit of my God.

Yesterday, seemed like a restless, anxious and "urgent" day but it was a good day overall.

Yet EVERY DAY is a GOOD DAY because you know why?: *JESUS* is *LORD*! Amen!

~ Bro. Jed

Friday, April 14, 2017

Busy Days & Street-Preaching Ways...

Well, well, well... Folks and peoplez...

Lots have been on my mind lately but one thing is needful for the moment:

Today, I was led of the Lord I perceive by His Spirit to street-preach His Word walking on Lyons Avenue on my way to the library this evening... It was around 1:50p.m. when I held up the Bible and witnessed the Word to people passing by on the sidewalk and driving in their vehicles on the road of Lyons Avenue as I stood out on the curbside witnessing and signaling" to the people God's Love for them and a call to REPENTANCE!

Lol Man O man, if you only knew... Haha, *IF* you only knew...

Been looking for a new job lately and stopping by the Northshore Workforce Solutions on Wallisville Road here in Houston, Texas.

I thank God that He has brought people in my life that can help me and in return I can do the same for them as time transpires...

Yesterday, however I DROPPED THE BALL and FAILED to make it on a job interview on time at 11:00a.m.

It's all my fault naturally. At least I OWN MY MISTAKE (unlike some people :P).

That said, I'm not finna "wallow in past mistakes" because that'll only add more in the future for me.

I can only do BETTER and SUCCEED. Wallowing is for wimps, losers and suckers.

None of which apply TO ME. Everyone else's "opinion" is irrelevant. I don't care. What saith God, huh?

I'm gonna pick myself up; learn from my failure and do better next time and succeed.

Also, after getting serious work done at the Workforce Solutions ol' Jeddy Boy's been wandering the "areas" getting a good look of what the local locale has to offer and what I can do with it; for God's Glory of course ;). It's all "business", really... No need for me to "elaborate" as of yet; most likely you ain't gonna "assist me", no? Well then...

... I was walking down Wallisville I think it was last Tuesday and met a young (but older than me) black man I'll name "Mr. T" lol who saw me walking by on the roadside of Wallisville on the outskirts of Victory Temple Church and he's like "Yo, man! Brothah! Where you headin'?"

Me, as usual and customary I'm laidback 'n cool, quiet and "chill" in my "inner monologue" of what I'm thinking to do.

At first I'm like, "Nah man, I'm walking this. I don't need no ride" lol but he kept on assisting.

I won't lie, at the back of my mind I'm kind of "suspicious" of the man cuz I don't really know what his intentions are for just up and giving a random black dude (i.e. "me") walking on the street he don't know nothin' about; but I'm glad he did... at least for me.

Can't say it'd be better if some other black guy walking on road he saw.

He even told me this, saying, "Man, I like yo' vibe. Something positive and good 'bout your energy that just gravitated me towards you. If it was just some other black man out here, I won't lie, I probably wouldn't have stopped and give him a ride. But something's cool and good about you. You won't 'jack' or mess with me if I give you a ride in my car."

And the man was right imao. Yeah... lol

That was really kind of him thanking back on that. If I ever meet Mr. T" again I'm gonna keep in touch and be a blessing back to him as he was for me.

So... back to the story.

Yeah, so me and Mr. T are crusing on by on Wallisville and then he makes a turn on Datner road and we're all "chill" just talking and hanging out like cool bros do and that was my first time traveling down Datner too.

Yeah, I won't go all into "Mr. T's" "personal business" he confided in me, because I'm a "confiding, trustworthy" person who don't like to "snitch" and "tattle tail" gossip 'bout people.

I "hate" people who do that crap anyways. Don't really "hate" when I say "hate" just pretty annoyed and lack of respect I have towards them; which is NONE! :P

Anyways... Yeah, so he got his own personal "issues" as we mutually-understood.

I laid low, but yeah, naturally, even he know, I'm sure, just cuz of "reality" I got my own "stuff" to deal with as well... Haha.

Lol LOVE how he said it too, he's like, "Yeah... I'm f-d up man, you know... But we're ALL f'd up you know... This whole world's pretty f'd up man but there's still good people in this world who look out for each other. That's me. If I see a brothah walking on the street, I can help out. I'm gonna help out. I'm gonna help out my people bruh. But it ain't just gonna be "anybody" walking the street. They gotta have that 'good vibe' 'bout themselves."

In all honestly, lol, I was in pretty good spirit the whole day throughout on Tuesday but I was a bit "contentious", mean-spirited and "angry" at heart.

Some of which was "resentment" back at people who I perceived in my intuition to "project" their own thoughts and ideas on me (many of which may be incorrect but a few might be true...).

But yeah at the "heart" of things I'm a pretty "good-hearted" person. Prideful, arrogant, angry and contentious but "good-hearted" in the core lol. At least I hope so lol.

Okay, yeah, so Mr. T" dropped me off at the Wayside Bus Transit Station where we both went our separate ways.

I'm gonna miss "Mr. T". It was good knowing him the short time we had together. But... like always... I'm gonna keep on, keepin' on! So long Mr. T"; it'd be cool if we meet up again; I ain't so "cold-hearted" as it's called that I act like I wouldn't "miss him".

Heck, I "miss" anyone who helps look after me, lol... Great allies are hard to find.

It's not so much I want someone to "watch me back" as I'd do theirs but rather the confident, assured "spirit" of being "willing" to help me out that I appreciate in people.

Not many folks have it, but the rare FEW do. I'm looking for my "few" good allies throughout life.

Yeah, so that's Mr. T's "story" short time I've met him (hopefully get to him again someday).

Moving on... yeah, so another time, I think it was last Wednesday now, I met an elder white man named "Mr. D." I'll call him.

This time I was walking down the long stretch of Wallisville Road from the NorthShore Workforce Solutions on Wallisville road...

Thank GOD for "Google Maps" lol it's a really "useful" resource to consider for "studying locations" and doing "traveling work".

Like most things on "internet" though, it's not 100% percent accurate.

I usually take a good "long look 'n study" then operate on my "instincts" and "wing it" when I'm going for a "travel" distance.

I basically walked the all the way on Wallisville Road then made a left turn on McCarthy Drive then a right on the roadside of East Freeway to get back to the ol' town of Denver Harbor for the day.

Takin' notes all the way. But that's not what's important.

Here is:

So, as I was walking down Wallisville road on the sidewalk in my "lonesome" solo self... lo and behold I took a "sneak peek" through the grassy plants, bushes, shrubbery and trees to notice a "manmade trail" that led to the man's "shelter space".

After I heard the dog "barking" I quickly ejected and walked off quickly in my direction to avoid further disturbing the person(s) I thought I had "intruded upon".

I know how hard life is for the homeless.

I've been there for a while, but thank God not as severe and long-lasting as it has been for many.

Not a pleasant sight.

Especially all the jerks and a-holes of society "smilin' 'n grinnin'" in your face getting a real "thrill" from perceived "personal suffering".

People who react like that DISGUST me unconditionally. And I really mean it. God is my witness on that as many more. I don't respect people anymore. In my "eyes" they have to "earn" my respect. Amen.

So... As my walking and "scouting" along the way I notice a shaggy, rugged, elder man walking behind me, shouting, "Hey, oh boy! We're you're going!"

I "hear" what he's saying but "play him off" as though he was talking to someone else as I continued to walk on... I didn't want to "meddle with stuff" I didn't have to.

Turns out, the elder white man, is a cool man just hard on his luck on life (won't go into "details", when I actually "slowed down" for him to catch up with me and we talked and chatted a bit on the way walking up the road together on the sidewalk.

He and his lil' black "Chihuahua" lookin' dog right by his side lol. Man, I thought the dog "barking" was bigger than that lol. Those were some really loud, boisterous almost "bulldog-grunting barks" I heard from the wood.

But, yeah turns out to be "lil' dog barkin'" haha. Nice dog though.

So yeah, me and "Mr. D" are talkin', 'bout life and all that kind of stuff of course... Mutual-understanding. Great to hear about his life and I hope and pray things work out better for him.

As usually, always willing to help (most of the time; especially when I'm in a usual "good mood" like I was at the time, for the most part...) but I perceived it wasn't the "right time" place or "moment" for it.

The man just simply needed somebody to "talk to" and who would diligently care and LISTEN and hear him out. So... that's what I did for him. Heard him out.

He's an elder man who's lived longer and experienced life far more than I have, so I give him his space as is naturally proper, respectable, proper and "appropriate" to do.

A young man doesn't "teach" an elder man want to do. It's always the reverse, naturally.

I can only encourage and offer good-hearted wise "suggestions" but not at all "commands" and "demands" on an elder man being a young man myself.

That said, we talked... Told him I'm currently residing in the Denver Harbor area down in Houston.

He knows about the area, lived there his whole life practically.

Told him I'm originally from "up north" in Seattle, Washington even though my WHOLE family structure is basically deep-rooted in the south and west coast lol. But that's my own business, of course...

Needless to say, but needful to say, I perceive Mr. D" to be a good man and only GOD Knows his "full life" and what GOD wants Mr. D to do in his life.

I don't.

I can only do my best to be an "encourager" and "supporter" of people I see who know God and are doing their personal best to live for Him and obey His Calling and His Will for their lives.

I can only do ME. JED MASK. I can only DO ME.

You have to DO YOURSELF and not "ride on" somebody's else's "success" in the Lord as if it's your own. It's the person's own.

You gotta get yours, you know. Amen.

Most of all, whatever I say or whatever you know; it's always about GOD getting HIS GLORY at the end of the day.

That's all my end concern: God gets HIS GLORY.

My personal "glory" in life at times means NOTHING if God isn't included.

God always "gets His". You get yours. Jed's getting/about to get his.

It's what we must do.

Also... After having talked with Mr. D on his way to the Mexican "taqueria" taco truck to get him so tacos lol...

Been getting tired of tacos, beans and rice I heard. But yeah, after he made it by the gas station we parted ways and said our "goodbyes". I wouldn't mind meeting "Mr. D" again as well as "Mr. T" that I enjoyed their company. Good stuff. Hopefully, Lord-willing, we could hang out and do some cool stuff too or just "chill", whatever lol..."

Alright now, so I  was walking in the grassy field on Highway 9... when was that... oh yeah I think on Tuesday again...

Yeah, I was walking on the grassy areas off the side of the highway and boy, haha, sure bet a lot of people got quite the "eyeful" of seeing me trekking my path on the way to Herman Brown Park.

A lot of people "convicted" of God at least to me seemed to get "fed up" by "seeing me" again as I act like a "personal reminder" about God and the Bible anytime someone who has saw me street-preaching knows of me.

Yeah, I'm surprised myself the "impact" God is using me for. Yep, it's all Him. I ain't that Awesome.

Rainy, rainy day on Tuesday; but "rain or shine" doesn't stop Mr. Mask from accomplishing his "personal mission" (whatever that may be at the time...). Good travelin'....

Hmmm... Yeah, I was "impressed" and "humbled" by a young Hispanic man, saw me out walking on the field off the highway "wandering about"; just some lone black guy with his black backpack and "wet" green sun hat tied behind his neck and back.

The man pulled over in his nice, black truck and offered me a "ride" to my destination.

Me, out of "personal pride" and personal "independence" turned down his offer. Not that I wouldn't take it; I just didn't want to at this time.

I made it a "personal goal" of mine for this "one time" to walk this distance of the Maxey Road /Wallisville Road exit to walk back towards Herman Brown Park near Houston Community College (HCC) Northeast campus. I succeeded. Thank the LORD. Amen.

Yeah, definitely made a "personal point" of letting the young Hispanic man know I "appreciated" his offer. Was really kind of him, cuz he didn't have to him some lone "black man stranger"; let along a "stranger". Period.

Don't know who "people are" nowadays. The world has gone completely ISANE! That's why I HATE to watch the news lately lol. Always someone dead from a killing... Every day... Smh. Sad but I expect it. Just how it is now and was. Nonchalant 'bout the whole deal.

But it's a PAIN and GRIEF for the family and those involved as usual. Really sucky.

So... Told the young Hispanic man, "Thanks, I appreciate the offer, but not this time. Really thanks though." and I meant it in sincerity. He picked up on it; realized it was my "personal choice and decision" and went back on his way traveling up the highway.

So far TWO GUYS offered me the "thought" of being "willing to help". Men 2, women 0 as of yet.

I'm yet to get a woman to be "willing" to show "compassionate concern" to a human-being. I ain't experienced it here yet.

Too many women looking at me with self-centered "hypergamous stares" of lust and desire for "babymaking" and no "higher level" altruistic compassionate concern for a fellow human-being than just the typical animal base human instinct lol.

I won't "rip on women" too much here in this post now (but I will later on Lord-willing) for purposes.

Anyways, yeah, looking at me with their ugly, "mean-looking" stares supposing to "scare me off" like some sorry, wimpish, effeminate man who "cowers" in front of females. Haha.

They're quite pathetic. Some of them are hardly "bangeable" if I was that kind of guy anyway.

Yeah, I "know my stuff" but the thing with this selfish, self-centered, narcissistic uppity young women in my peer age group who don't think their "s-h-I-t" don't stank; I got news just for you!: It STANKS up to high heaven! You ain't such a "precious lil' snowflake" you think you are.

But of course you are... in your "own little world" that is.

Yeah, some, women and I mean a very, VERY small "some" are "decent" for the most part; as for as compassion for human-beings is concerned.

The one thing I give women though on whole is this: at least, backstabbing at all to their own sex; at least for the most part they seem more "supportive" and "encouraging" to each other in the "Sisterhood" of life.

For guys, though, things are VASTLY different. Most guys are adversarial or at least "mico-competitive" with each other in being the "top dog" "biggest, baddest, strongest "real man" of a group in a "pecking order" we don't really support or cooperate with each other as well as we could and should. Sometimes men even get "standoffish" towards each other passing by in life if not in a "group setting". It's true. Don't even try to "downplay" it. Amen.

I've experienced this firsthand lol... Walking on the sidewalk of the roadside of East Freeway in the city outskirts and it's this group of young black men, some older and younger than me all "hanging around" by the bus stop.

None of the guys said a word to each other lol. We're all pissed off and resentful of each other and women we felt did us "wrong" collectively, cuz we black po' and many of us got no jobs or "futures" by society's standards". Haha.

We hate each other because we're "against each other" in life.

No woman wants to hook up with us "collectively-speaking". Everyone's "individual situation" being different. Some better off some worst off; some in the middle. Yaya...

The "black community" is DESTROYED if it ever had a "foundation"; but that's too big an issue for me to discuss here in this "personal post" of mine. Something for "later", Lord-willing...

Some mean-looking chubby white chick rudely showed the "contempt" she "projected on me" on her "mean-looking" nasty, "ugly-looking" (ugly in "attitude" not so much the "physical appearance) face lol since I never met the woman and would want absolutely nothing to do with her anyway given all I got from her was a mean-hearted, angry snarl of "hatred" on her face like she hates all black men or "men" for that matter. Whatever may or may not have happened to you woman, had nothing to do with Jed Mask.

Deal with your own crap. I hate people's "personal projections" on me. I don't know you woman.

If all you had to show me was your "personal hate" first time meeting you, lol, I'm be the dumbest, stupidest "n'ger" to think you have "real love for me as a human-being", right?

You only care about YOURSELF! People only CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES before anyone else. Myself included.

I'm not wasting my precious time with people who hate my guts. Pffft... I'd rather die alone than "socialize" with people I hold in "disdain".

Screw them lol...

I'm spending my precious time with people who absolutely LIKE, LOVE and ADORE my mean a-hole ways just the way I am. Hahaha.

Screw "dealing with you". Deal with yourself... alone, you know. Amen!

Yeah, so many women giving me the "stinkeye" from the artificial safety of the steel and aluminum boxes of their vehicles. "Girls" they are. I don't respect them. Even so, at the end, I'd be the one to "save their butts".

I don't really want a woman to "help" or "save me" anyways but I like the psychological aspect only of a woman being *WILLING* to help me and would *PHYSICALLY DO IT* that turns me on.

I ain't no captain "Save-a-hoe" like some smucks. They ain't worth savin' in some cases.

Only JESUS can save this women and I ain't Him but a mere "messenger" of His lol.

All these "black sistahs" with their stuck-up ho-ish attitudes projecting their "anger and resentments" on all black men just cuz one nigg* f'd with them: I ain't "one of them nigg*s"; that's YOUR OWN MESS! You had you bastard kids by some nigg* that wasn't Jed Mask! Deal with you crap sorry woman! I don't respect you.

I didn't "lie down" with you and produce your snotty-nosed, unraised and untrained, black ashy babies. Those ain't my kids lol. 

That's you and some other man's responsibility if you know who the "n'ga" is anways. Those ain't my "bastard chillens"; they're yours.

I'm not your "sperm donator" of good genes for you biological imperative. I don't want nothing to do with you unless I choose you anyways.

Deal with 'em.

If I was being "responsible" and in "your shoes" I'd have to "responsibly" deal with my own offspring; but those are your brats. None of mine! I didn't create the mess, YOU DID. It's yours now "honey".

I'm not fooling with some other man's kids. That you and his problem. I have no respect for him anyways. Shouldn't of had kids with that guy if you don't want to deal with them anyways. Mess all around..

That's why... That's why... I don't have sex.

I don't want no "bastard Jed jrs. floating around" by some baby momma or "mommas" who have all that typical low I.Q. stereotypical black ghetto "baby mama drama" mentality b.s. Mediore "n'ggerish behaviour of their "communities".

Even black folks should be tired of this mess... Smh... Amen.

Deal with yo' s-h-I-t. It don't concern me. It's YOUR PROBLEM. Tch... Amen.

So... back to the "men issues" of pride and competition with each other: I'm guilty of the same myself of course but not usually when it comes to things like personal survival in life. I like to have my people's back as I expect they have mine as well when push comes to shove. Bros before hoes" as it's called an the female equivalent "Hoes before bros" battle of the sexes gibberish stuff. Tsk, tsk...

Also, women, well, even women can be "heartless" to the other women haha. I need not "explain any further". Women reading this know their own "stuff" to. I won't waste my time with it. Y'all know ;).

That said, I was "pricked" in the heart when I saw a "homeless-looking woman" walking on Wallisville road a great while back I hope is doing alright right now. People so cold-hearted and self-centered these Last Days.

I don't want to see nobody suffering if I can help. Just help and be on my way is how I roll. I don't want to get "attached" with people for the most part but I'll help them out and move on quickly to my own "thing" whatever it is at the time.

Every man, woman and child fending for him and herself and I'm no "exception" to the rule... It's HARD out here, but fight on we must.

Also... yeah, I couldn't really help the woman out if I wanted to. Not "financially" at that moment.

Still got lots of things I need to get worked on right now...

Anyways... back to the story of the young Hispanic man:

After he left "reality kicked in my mind" and I'm like thinking "Hey, it's pretty cold and rainy out here... Should of taken that ride... lol" but "inner pride shut down "personal wuss" and said "Hey, it ain't no problem finishing this walk, don't "punk out" now when you've done better and worse than this. How 'weak' are you?" that fired up my spirit and hardened my pride to make my decision a good result and not a "mistake". Amen.

At the end of the day, people can "have me" but NO ONE, I repeat NOBODY gets MY PRIDE! Only God Himself can claim such, but all "others" family and friends included, get NONE of my "pride". Amen.

I'm not really a "humble" person; but I can at times "display humility". But not "humble of heart".

I'm vain but mostly "arrogant and prideful", moreso PRIDEFUL even overriding my personal "arrogance". PRIDEFUL at heart, not "humble".

I like to be in the "right" and hate "being in the wrong" even if I'm "in the wrong" lol. Just how I am. But as long as I'm not "personally embarrassed" to much pass a threshold I'll usually "own up" and admit I'm being "wrong".

Just don't expect some "longwinded apology" from me. I hate "apologizing" to anyone. Period. Least of all, people I don't respect and despise. Some of which may be you reading this. Good you know too. No need to "thank" me. Your welcome :P.

Okay now, back to business (my business)... Yeah, for today, yeah, but before today, yesterday when I was out at Faith Memorial Baptist Church, I was helping out the brethren with stuffing candy into Easter eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt outreach ministry event geared towards the children who live here in Denver Harbor.

I'm honoured to be a part of this good work.

Tomorow, Saturday, at Denver Harbor Park at 11:00a.m. is when the Easter Egg Hunt event is open officially to the public to partake in.

Volunteers and church staff to the even must be present at the park by 9:00a.m. tomorrow morning.

I'm gonna get their early to get things rolling as well.

So after I got done "street-preaching by around 2:00p.m. a black man, brother in Christ, walked over to me and gave me a white business card of the "Apostolic Holiness Church of Jesus Christ" to which I received and put in my right back jeans pocket for later reference.

Name was elder brother "J" I'll call him. Got his card. Checking out his social media and God-willing, keeping in touch with him as I have opportunity in the Lord.

Been messaging fellow brothers in Christ telling the "Happy Easter" as well. Not gonna get into the "religious argument" about "Easter" being a holiday or not; don't care. Yeah, I "know about it " and all; but main thing for me was just saying "hello" and keeping contact. That was done. Thank God. Amen.

Yeah, busy day every day, signing off... Until further ado... Amen.

~ Bro. Jed

One Among Many

2018 and the Lord mustered the spirit in me to witness to two young women I "felt" in my spirit to share the "Good News"...