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I. J. West
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I'm the one, the only, and the original "ME"
I'm the one, the only, and the original "ME"

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ATTENTION: I DO NOT post to please anybody or for agreement. If you agree fine, and if you disagree fine too. I welcome healthy discussion with opposing views that add to my knowledge and information. If you see my page or posts and would like to be in my circles then add me. If you're profile doesn't have a pic of you somewhere, or your profile looks crazy, and your page doesn't at least have any posts of substance then I probably won't add you back.

"A speaker of truth has no friends." ~ African Proverb

I won't do is engage in meaningless and unfruitful redundant debates with those of particular religious or philosophical persuasions about my faith or how "Black" I am. I have no identity crisis, faith issues, or a lack of "knowledge of self" because I'm pursuing the knowledge of God Almighty, and could care less what others think or have to say. I know who I am and don't need anybody's approval to be that. If you don't like it then remove yourself from my circles.

1st CORINTHIANS 15:10; "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain...."

I will engage in meaningful and productive discussion with the sincere from which I can also be edified and learn even if we don't agree, but I won't waste time with nonsense talking to folks who think they're deep or "waking me up". I'm not sleep or blind, and if you can respect that then we can go forward. ~ I.J. West 
 
"Unapologetically Black & Unapologetically Christian... DEAL WITH IT!" - http://ijwest.blogspot.com/2015/12/unapologetically-black-unapologetically.html

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And stop trying to spiritualize everything or put it on others. It has nothing to do with some kind of spirit or them, but it's about YOU dealing with YOU!
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Positivity will find you even quicker and more frequently if you create it. Negativity will find you without you looking for it because it is a natural part of life; however inconvenient it is. The media you absorb is just as damaging or helpful to your mind as the food you eat is to your body in the same way.

If you eat more junk you will crave more junk while becoming unhealthy. That's how the term of "junkie" came about to refer to drug addicts. If you eat what's healthy you'll be healthier and crave for what's healthy; the same as with what kinds of media or materials you take into your spirit & mind. ~ IJW #SpiritualDiet #MentalMealPlan #JunkMedia #JunkMind

There's a list of things I can't do like I use to, but one of those things is hold grudges or be unforgiving to the sincerely sorry. I don't have the capacity to stay perpetually angry anymore, and I'm glad about it. It takes too much energy and drains away your life. You can build your own bondage trying to hold on to feelings you need to let go. Be wiser but don't stay mad. ~ IJW

China has hit importers with a 179% fee on U.S. sorghum in this Trump created trade war. Guess who this hurts the most? It hurts the President's base of rural America who blindly supported him with little thought on his lack of experience in foreign trade or of his business ethics. A fool will sink his own ship trying to prove they're smarter than everybody else. Just give them enough water and watch them go down. ~ IJW #DoobieJacksonForPresident2020

Being "strong" all the time is overrated. Sometimes it's just not practical or healthy. There is no relief from suppressed grief. Everyone needs to be able to release in a safe space when in a vulnerable place. ~ IJW

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Just make it through the night. ".... weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" (Psalm 30:5).

The "Truth" makes us free, but that doesn't mean it happens overnight or that the process is pain free. Sometimes the truth we don't want to accept about ourselves or others close to us is the hardest to admit to and the most painful to live through. Facing up to it is a process that requires patience through it. Freedom, healing, and wholeness still awaits if you endure. ~ I.J. West

JAMES 1:4 (ASV); "And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing."
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