Saturate Us sung by Bishop Andrew Merriitt and The Straight Gate Mass Choir (2015) is a beautiful song of praise to God. It’s a song of plea, asking God to shower the world with his love, mercy, and power. In these days and times we need God to replenish his people with strength and faith to get through these troublesome times. So much is going on and it’s important for everyone to remember to give Jesus all of our praise and thanks.
A lot happened in 2016. I know this is March, three months into 2017, but as I was sitting on the bus my mind fell deep into thought. God has blessed me so much. Sometimes for us to really see those blessings we need that idle moment of silence. After countless days of watching horrific acts committed throughout our country and our world, waking up early in the morning to go to work, and preparing ourselves mind, body, and soul for whatever is to come in the rest of the week, we need to rest. Rest for as long as you see fit, but rest and recap on the positive things that has happened in your life. Once you do so, you will realize that they outweigh the negative.
Yes, I have a lot to be thankful for and I know you do too. Just for waking up in the morning and brushing your teeth are two glorious things we sometimes take advantage of. On the news a few weeks ago, I listened with tears in my eyes of a family of eleven who woke up the next day with half of their family gone from a vicious fire. I didn’t know what to do with myself after hearing such tragedy. But I did pray. I prayed for the family and sought Jesus’ mercy and comfort upon them in their grief. I prayed for myself and my family and sought Jesus again for mercy, comfort, and thanked him for it all.
Never take your life or world for granted. All of it is a blessing. You are blessing.
The world feels like it’s collapsing around us every day. From politics to our crumbling neighborhoods, we must keep the world balanced by trusting, praying, thanking, and remembering Jesus Christ. So be thankful this day. I know I am thankful.
I pray you have a blessed day.
On the evening of November 1, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend a musical event on the University of Baltimore Campus. Around 7:00 pm, the Wright Theater located in the Student Center was alive with the beautiful sound of music performed by the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet. Four graduates from the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory, entertained the audience with Russian music of the 19th and early 20th centuries to contemporary composers orchestrated with the usage of stringed instruments such as the violin, the viola, and the cello.
Movie Review: A Shark Wants You for Dinner, What Would You Do? Diving in The Shallow
Written by LeQuita C. Harrison| Published On: September 13 2016
Released on June 24, 2016, The Shallow was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and is a drama slash thriller that both pleases the eyes and tenses your muscles. The film forces you to put yourself in the main character’s shoes and asks you constantly what would you do if a great white shark trapped you on a rock determined to have you for dinner? What would you do? With only two major characters played by Blake Lively and a great white shark and a few minor characters, we dive into the scary unknown.
Language Cannot be Limited: Responding to Ludwig Wittgenstein
Published on: October 20, 2016 | Written by LeQuita C. Harrison
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Wittgenstein, an Austrian-British philosopher, said “The limits of my language are the limits of my world,” which identifies how language contributes to human’s abilities to socialize. Without language or limiting language can be crucial to a human’s will to imagine, to learn, and to comprehend. In my Archaeology of Language Course, we discussed how babies and toddlers form and adapt to a spoken language by ways of listening and repeating sounds. If a mom repeats the word “ma-ma” to her toddler, she would eventually repeat the sound and interpret it to be a good thing. This awakening of sounds with words, which has its own study called Phonology, gives wake to imagination.
As He woke me up this morning to start me on way, new mercies I see
I had no doubt that the Lord will take care of me, provide for me, and lead me all the way
For I know it is a blessed assurance to know that Jesus is mines
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed,
We are perplexed, but not in despair,
Persecuted, but not forsaken, cast down but not destroyed,
For Jesus is the strength of my life.
For what will I gain for all the world’s riches?
So yes, I would love to have Jesus and Jesus alone.
For He holds the power of the world in His hands
For it is all in the blood of the lamb
He came to save a wretch like me,
That I may live eternally.
So yes, I have decided to make Jesus my choice.
What a mighty God we serve, angels bow down before Him
Heaven and Earth adore Him.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, God, Almighty,
Alpha, Omega, the beginning and the end.
He is Lord! He is Lord!
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want
He’s sweet I know and my everlasting portion.
Have you tried Jesus? Have you tried Jesus?
He’s alright for He’s a good God, yes he is.
For there’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus
For Jesus loves me this I know for the bible tells me so
So yes, I said I wasn’t going to tell nobody, but I couldn’t keep it to myself.
I love you, I love you, I love you Lord today, for you care for me in such a special way.
To God be the Glory for the Great things He has done.
Me and my Lord forever it shall be
Living in a mansion and living eternally
Walking with my Lord under his magnificent light
All eyes shall see his blessed face
When he descends on that precious day
Who shall be worthy to stand before his grace?
When I hear the name of Jesus
I can’t help but sing and praise
For he has done so many things for me
In so many ways
In times of need he is my shield
My protector, my knight in shining armor
Just call on him and you shall see
His greatness and his honor
Our God is an awesome God
He created you and me
He sent his only precious son
To die for us on Calvary
When people have forsaken me
And there are mountains in my way
I know who I can call on,
I know not to be afraid.
Don’t you be afraid to seek my Lord
He said, seek and ye shall find
Knock and it shall be opened
What more can I say?
Me and my Lord forever it shall be
Walking down his righteous path
My feet shall not be moved
I have placed my trust in Jesus Christ
Because he’s the way, the truth, and the life
Occasion: 2/22/2014 Church 10th Anniversary
Jesus has kept us all this way
And now today we can make a noise and say
Oh we thank God for these kind of days
The struggle has not been all so hard
For walking with Christ has made us strong
We know that there is so much around us that should not be
But beside it all, we know that Jesus paid it all on Calvary
So, so what do we say?
Thank God for his blood that cleanses me
And because of this I am free
We will rejoice and not have remorse
Because praising God is our only choice
So let us praise, so let us shout, so let us magnify his Holy Name.
Let us embrace this anniversary
And the love and enjoyment that it brings
The gratefulness for God’s merciful protection
That keeps us all in an embracing connection
May God lead us and guide us
Although, life seems like a race
We will make sure we control our faith
There’s nothing better then to have God on our side
To keep the Path of Righteousness before our eyes
We thank God for our 5th Anniversary of
The Path of Righteousness Church in Christ
Occasion: 5th Anniversary, 2/15/09
I heard about this path
That wasn’t like other pathways.
There are curves and bends
But with no dangers or dead ends.
This path had one way only
And said you will never be lonely
It promised you an everlasting comfort
That nobody has the power to offer
Down this path, the trees grow strong
The wind blows through with a holy song
The flowers bloom and the green grass grow
There is no other way I wish to go
This way gives strength
To those who are weak.
Encouragement to those
Who knock and seek.
With plenty of love
And mercy to bear
A powerful protection
With no hardships or cares
This path is the way to Jesus Christ
Towards the promise of eternal life
A heavenly place waits ahead
Toiling on I shall tread.
Where praises go up
And your blessings come down
There’s no better place
That I have found
This path is the Way,
The Truth, and the Light
To Jesus Christ, I gave my life.
Girded with the whole armor of God
I’m filled with songs of happiness
No other path I will not go
Instead this Path of Righteousness
Occasion: 8th Church Anniversary, February 25, 2012