One Small Candle

One Small Candle

VERSE 1

She lived in the middle of the city

But felt like she was living in hell

She wondered how she ended up here

And felt dread as the night fell

She felt so isolated

And scarred by broken dreams

She fell asleep serenaded by

Gunshots, moans and screams

She lit one small candle

And put it next to her window

To fight against the darkness

And let the world know

That one small candle

One soul to stand for right

One small candle

To keep away the night

VERSE 2

She felt like that small candle

As she struggled every day

To walk towards her goals while surrounded by

Those who lost their way

She was assaulted by temptations

Hammered by neglect

But kept on walking anyway

One step following the next

She lit one small candle

And put it next to her window each night

VERSE 3

This went on for years

And things got better over time

She struggled every day

And lit a candle every night

One night before turning in

She looked out and to her surprise

Saw 10,000 other candles

Drowning the darkness with their light

One small candle

Was able to conquer the night

From The Psalms section of the Kindle book Finding God in A Chaotic World by The Prophet of Life

Copyright 2010, 2011, 2015 Love Force International Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

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Is America Suffering From Cell Phone Addiction?

By The Prophet of Life

Recently, a restaurant in New York City wanted to find out why they were getting bad reviews. The reviews mostly focused on two areas, long wait times and cold food. They suspected their staff might be slower than they used to be. They engaged a security company to review their digital security footage and find out what was causing the problems that were being complained about. The security company personnel analyzed the digital footage of a typical lunch hour at the restaurant by comparing it to a security tape from 2004 to see if they could detect any differences.

In the 2004 tape, customers were seated promptly, and handed a menu. The customers averaged 8 minutes of looking at the menus. The Wait Staff, attuned to this fact came over within an average of one minute of customers closing their menu. Orders were taken in an average of 30 seconds per customer. The food began to be cooked within 6 minutes of the order and was served an average of 15 minutes after that. The customers finished their meals and left the restaurant. The whole process from seating to leaving to an average of 55 minutes.

The 2014 digital recording showed some startling differences. Customers generally had to wait for a table longer because people spent longer at the tables. Customers were seated and handed menus. Most customers spent at least five minutes engaged with their cell phones before even opening their menus. While they are looking at their menus they are still engaged with their cell phones. Waiters come to the table asking if they are ready to order, most people ask for more time. When people finally order an average of 21 minutes after they had been seated, they continue engaging with their cell phones. When the food comes, most people take photos of it and of themselves and their friends posing with the food. Many send the food back because by the time they decide to eat it, it is cold. Many waiters spend many extra minutes with customers answering their questions about the Restaurants WIFI, being shown things on customer cell phones or taking several photos of customers with the customers cell phones. Which impacts the Wait Staffs ability to serve other customers. The average customer spends almost two hours in the restaurant.

We have become a world of people addicted to cell phones. We carry them everywhere. We rarely divert our glances from them. We make calls but spend more time texting, surfing the internet, streaming music or videos and taking or reviewing photos. How often do you hear about car accidents caused by people texting while driving? If we, as a race, the human race, don’t wean ourselves off of this addiction you can expect a lot of changes in the way things are done.

It will become normal for people not to talk to one another face to face. It will become normal for people to get their news from You Tube or blogs instead of credible news organization. It will be normal for parents to give their toddlers a cell phone and leave them unattended for hours at a time. It will become normal for school districts to replace the focus of education on teachers and on cell phones while students of all ages are texting, sexting. Cyber bullying or surfing pornography in their classrooms.  It will become normal for airline pilots and bus drivers to surf the internet, watch movies and text while driving. It will become normal for firefighters to finish viewing that you tube video or texting someone before entering a burning building. It will become normal for doctors to text while operating on patients.

People will grow apart from one another. People will have a diminished capacity at their work. People will have diminished enjoyment of their lives. They will lose precious time which could be spent playing sports, writing a great work of literature or curing a disease. If you don’t think that this article pertains to you, or that you aren’t addicted to your cell phone, try going without your cell phone for one week.

See if you last the week and if you do, see how often you think about what you are missing out on without your cell phone because with it, you are missing out on your life.

In true Faith,
The Prophet of Life

From the Kindle book True Stories of Inspiration and General Interest:

http://www.amazon.com/True-Stories-Inspiration-General-Interest-ebook/dp/B00TXWVNUC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428590593&sr=1-1&keywords=true+stories+of+inspiration+and+general+interest

Copyright 2014, 2015 Love Force International Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.

Where Was God?

By The Prophet of Life

I was always a rather sickly child. When I was about one and one half years old, I went into severe convulsions. I ended up in a coma for eight weeks. Where was God?

When I was two or three years old, I was afraid of the dark. I tried to tell my parents but my mother was too busy working trying to support our family and my father was too drunk to care. Where was God?

When for the first few years of my life, I watched helplessly as my parent’s marriage disintegrated before my eyes, ending in bitter divorce before my fourth birthday. Where was God?

When I was sent to live with strangers, far away from both my parents; where was God?

When I spend years of my childhood living under the control of these strangers and was physically, mentally, emotionally and sexually abused, where was god?

When I was six and one half years old and ran away from one of the homes I was sent to, intent on committing suicide by walking up a hill to a cliff and jumping off, where was God?

When at nine years old, I was back with my mother and we moved into a different apartment and the first night, as I lay in bed, a ghost kept scratching my back and calling my name and I was too afraid to move, or yell, or cry for help, where was God?

During all of the trials and tribulations I suffered from infancy through adulthood, where was God?

There are times when we feel that God has abandoned us but in reality, that is just our perception. God never abandons anyone.

When I was one and a half years old and went into convulsions, I actually died. A man came into my house. He said he was a Doctor. and he saw the ambulance parked in the driveway and came into help. When the paramedics told him he was too late, I was dead, he found a way to get my heart to start beating again. Then he left, never to be seen or heard from again. God was there.

After I was transported to the hospital by the paramedics, I laid in a coma, packed in ice for eight weeks. Although they had run batteries of tests on me, the doctors could not find the cause of my convulsions. I maintained a high fever and was packed in ice to cool me down. At the end of the eight weeks, my condition had declined to the point that doctors told my mother make funeral arrangements. She went in the hallway, outside of the hospital room and began weeping. As she wept, a doctor, who appeared to be Chinese, came over to her and asked her why she was crying. She told him about my ordeal and my impending death. He asked her what tests they had run on me. She listed the many tests run upon my tiny body. He listened and then asked if the doctors had checked my ears. My mother wasn’t sure. The man told her to tell the doctors to check my ears. I had two infected ears. Once they realized this, the doctors were able to cure the problem and I came out of the coma. When my mother asked the name of the Chinese Doctor who had helped her, so she could thank him, the doctors replied that that hospital didn’t have any Chinese doctors on staff. God was there.

When I was an infant, afraid of the dark, I would pray for help. Somehow, I knew about God even though I had never gone to any religious services. When I prayed, I would see, a tiny light appear in the corner of the ceiling. It wasn’t bright enough to light the room, but it was bright enough to let me know that I was safe and that although I was surrounded by darkness, light was still present.  God was there.

When I helplessly witnessed the disintegration of my parent’s marriage and was placed in the homes of strangers who repeatedly abused me, I learned lessons and developed compassion for those who suffered similarly. When I became a responsible adult, I helped them and inspired them that it was possible to come out of that hell and still lead a normal life. God was there.

When I was nine and the Ghost scratched my back and called my name all night long I was truly frightened. The next day, when I asked my landlord if anyone had died in my room, he told me his mother did. The haunting and scratching continued but didn’t bother me because I realized that what I thought was a dangerous presence was merely a mother, trying to rub a child’s back to help it go to sleep. God was there.

Through all of my trials and tribulations from infancy through adulthood, God was there, with lessons to teach me and the knowledge gained from them to comfort me in future times of affliction. So the next time you are going through a trail or tribulation, try to find God in it because God is there.

In True Faith,

The Prophet of Life

 

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A Quote on Doin…

A Quote on Doing The Right Thing.

“Doing the right thing isn’t always doing the popular thing.”  —The Prophet of Life.

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Giving To Get

 

By The Prophet of Life

Give to get is a big buzzword right now. Some corporations are using it to show that they are socially responsible. To show that they are giving back to the global community. Others use it as a way to describe providing their customers with more than they might otherwise expect. Both, in their own way are noble ideals.

What does give to get mean to the average person? Many are walking down the road of life believing that they have everything figured out. Some know about the law of attraction or Karma or the biblical verse about reaping what you sow. Then, something really bad happens to them and they begin to doubt the things they once believed to be truth.

The concept of Give to get is beyond corporate idealism. It is beyond platitudes that people carry with them but do not fully understand. Give to get is a concept that has power and a spiritual vibration that, when used correctly and with the proper intent, spirit, understanding, reason and action connects with the ebb and flow of the universe.

Giving to get is more than trying to realize a reward in this lifetime or paying a karmic debt forward. It creates an asset with rewards that are never ending. Giving to get done often enough in the right spirit evolves into giving for the sake of giving. This is where the true meaning of the concept becomes clear. This is where one may transcend the drudgery of everyday life and become one with the ebb and flow of the universe really kicks in.

Being one with the ebb and flow of the universe yields knowledge in lessons learned from mistakes made, realizes that failure leads to success finds hope for every distress and an answer for every question. It allows you to realize the purpose of your life and to live life purposefully. It reminds you that each of us has a social responsibility. And that each of us are a valuable member of the global community. It allows you to let the light that is within you illuminate humanity. That is the true meaning of Give to get.

In True Faith,

The Prophet of Life

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How Believing C…

How Believing Can Change The World

“Belief is a powerful thing. Belief is what motivates humanity to do almost everything good and bad. It is belief that has helped create everything ever invented, Belief helps determine perception and your perception determines your reality. A concept that begins with one person, can, through communication, spread to tens, hundreds, thousands, millions and even billions of others. For humanity to uniformly experience a more positive reality we must first collectively believe that a better world is possible and then work towards it. Then our perceptions will change and with it, our reality.” —The Prophet of Life