THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
8/30/2018 0 Comments
Now, this Tuesday/Thursday, August 28-30, 2018. we shall resume the 'testimonial' section, 'Life in Massachusetts' from Summer, 1964 - Fall, 1967', when I left 'home' for college in Ohio. During this period of time, I would 'enjoy' high school, and 'mature spiritually' in ways I could have never imagined; and, meet my future husband. Amen. Amen.
Stories in the 'Seasons of My Life in Jesus'
A. Birth - August 12, 1956 - Pre-Spring Time of My Life. [See Posts from April 19, 2018]
B. August 12, 1956 - January 29, 1970 - Springtime of Life [Posts from May 29, 2018- June 19, 2018]
Then, posts from June 21, 2018; June 26, 2018; June 28, 2018; July 3, 2018; July 5, 2018; July 10, 2018; July 12, 2018; July 17, 2018; July 19, 2018; July 24, 2018; July 26, 2018; July 31, 2018; August 2, 2018; August 7, 2018; August 9, 2018; August 14, 2018, concludes 'life in North Carolina, arrival, Massachusetts'. Holy Bible Passages on Fear, August 16, 21, 23, 2018. Now, 'Life in Massachusetts' from the Summer, 1964 to the Fall, 1967, Post 8 A, 8 B, August 28, 30, 2018, continuing.
C. January 29, 1970 - February, 2004 - Summer, Fall, Winter Seasons [Married Life Until Death Do Us Part]
D. February, 2004 - Present - Springtime/Summertime with the Lord.
The 'family' is 'fertile training ground' in 'righteousness'. Thus, 'train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]
If you are just joining 'me and Jesus' in 'this Auto-Bio Excerpts Room', the posts are in chronological order. Therefore, the 'foundation' information for my family's 'exodus' from our 'home' in North Carolina may be found on the posts on Tuesdays/Thursdays from Post 1-Post 7, May 29, 2018 - June 19, 2018. Another section of writing, 'the hand-writing was on the wall, necessitating the 'relocation'. [July 3, 2018; July 5, 2018]. Of interest to 'history buffs', and on the 'history of the times', are the posts in the section, [July 10, 2018; July 12, 2018; July 17, 2018; July 19, 2018; July 24, 2018]; 'preparing to leave', and, 'arriving in Massachusetts.' [July 26- August 14, 2018.]
Truly, a 'change' occurred from 'Spring' 1964 to 'Full Blossoming' in - Summer', 1967. I would learn, among other things, the meaning of Jeremiah 12:5, to wit: 'If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?' [NIV] Summer, 1964 - 'The Lay Out' of the 'New Land'. Part III
My first summer in the north, was a blend of cultural assimilation and educational reviews, being prepared not only spiritually, but, also psychologically, physically, for 'the Fall'.
You see, Aunt Anita and Aunt Elisabeth had lived in the North for many years. They had reared children and knew that it was 'erroneously' believed that children coming up from the South were 'less educated' than the children in the Northern Schools. For example, if a child came from the South, going into the 10th Grade, it was erroneously believed that the child only had the equivalent to a 7th or 8th grade education, or lower. As a result of this 'mind-set', or, 'prejudice', [although in some instances, that may have been the case], it was a 'blanket' policy to 'set the child back', at least one grade. And, in many instances, they were 'put back' more than one grade, often two, 'giving them time' to so-call - 'catch-up'. [Humptf! Remember the 'sense' I have always had against - what is that word? Oh, yes, 'injustice'!]
This 'demeaning practice', of course caused many to be 'stigmatized' as 'slow learners', and I am sure, devastated them 'emotionally' for life. It led to the high 'drop-out' rate of many, who reached the age of 16 and were only in the 9th or 10th grade. [This meant that they would be in high school until around the age of 19 or so years of age!] From that point, they would have always been dealing with such as 'low self-esteem', and 'believing' that they could not measure up; that they were 'inferior'. And, it definitely crippled their 'earning ability', 'stigmatizing them' in the eyes of prospective 'employers'. But, without at least a high school diploma, they were relegated to 'factory labor', 'inskilled labor', instead of in the South, being just 'farm labor'. They were therefore relegated to permanent 'impovishment', never 'catching up'!
Well, to say the least, with Mother and her 'team', such would not be an 'evil burden' for her children! No, Mother let me know in no uncertain terms that 'you, young lady can do anything anyone one else can do, whether they are white or colored, as long as you, my dear, apply yourself accordingly. No one can stop you - but yourself. Do you understand this, little lady?' And of course, I believed this about myself, and would always say, 'Yes, ma'am, I know that I can do all things through Christ who will graciously strenthen me! Amen. Amen.' [Philippians 4:13] And she would close our conversations with, 'Hallelujah! Amen. Amen!' And so it would be!
We shall continue our post this afternoon. Please stay tuned. When you are a 'true follower of Jesus Christ', you do not get 'mad', because these are things one has to face. It is all part of 'learning' how to be - 'just like Jesus'. It is all part of the 'sanctification process', ordained by Our Heavenly Father. Jesus said: 'I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.' [John 16:33] Amen. Amen.
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