Thursday, 21 May 2015


Where time never stands still
Ever moving
Ever changing
The ever changing cycle of life
Flowing with time
Like a waterfall
Time waits for no man or woman
To change
It is up to us
Our choice
Our decision
But time slips away so fast
An opportunity arises
The chance
The break
The opening
A renewal
In our nakedness
To come
Happily and cheerfully 

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
21st May 2015

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015


Forgiving anyone can be the hardest thing to do when things go wrong
1.    The hurt
2.    The pain
3.    The turmoil
4.    The injustice
5.    The immorality
6.    The lying
7.    The cheating
8.    The hypocrisy
9.    The deceit/deceived

Do we/must we forgive?
How easy is it to forgive?
Have you found it unforgiveable to forgive?
Because the hurt is too deep
The person(s) concerned has shattered your faith and belief in them. Leaving you with thoughts that who and what to believe!
Yet how do we move along with our lives with a pitfall of anger, tears and the beginning of our childhood fears emerging, the emergence of feeling like a fool/idiot to have been taken on a journey of deceit, lies and hypocrisy.
What do we do?
Personally I’ve been there/here and I’m still learning to forgive what has happened, and I have turned to the scriptures below from my Bible to help me, guide me, inspire me and I surely hope that they will help you also to forgive with LOVE
17th May 2015
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Isaiah 55: 6 – 7 God’s Offer of Mercy. Turn to the Lord and pray to him, now that he is near. Let the wicked leave their of life and change their way of thinking. Let them turn to the Lord, our God; he is merciful and quick to forgive.
Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice is a humble spirit, O God; you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.
Psalm 86:4 – 5 A prayer for Help. Make your servants glad, O Lord, because my prayers go up to you. You are good to us and forgiving, full of constant love for all who pray to you.
Psalm 103: 8 – 12 The Love of God. The Lord is merciful and loving, slow to become angry and full of constant love. He does not keep on rebuking; he is not angry for ever. He does not punish us as we deserve or repay us according to our sins and wrongs. As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who honour him. As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our sins from us.
Isaiah 1:18 God Reprimands His People. The Lord says “Now, let’s settle the matter. You are stained red with sin, but I will wash you as clean as snow. Although your stains are deep red, you will be as white as wool.”
Matthew 11:28 – 30 Come to Me and Rest. Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light.
Luke 7:47 – 48 Jesus at the Home of Simon the Pharisee. I tell you, then, the great love she has shown proves that her many sins have been forgiven. But whoever has been forgiven little shows only a little love. Then Jesus said to the woman “Your sins are forgiven.”
Luke 23:43 Jesus is Crucified. Jesus said to him “I promise you that today you will be in Paradise with me”
John 4:13 – 14 Jesus and the Samaritan Woman. Jesus answered “Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring which will provide him with life-giving water and give him eternal life.”
Acts 10:42 – 43 Peter’s Speech. And he commanded us to preach the gospel to the people and to testify that he is the one person God has appointed judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets spoke about him saying that everyone who believes in him will have his sins forgiven through the power of his name.
2 Corinthians 5: 18 – 19 Friendship with God through Christ. All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also. Our message is that God was making all mankind his friends through Christ. God did not keep account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends.
Ephesians 1:7 – 10 Spiritual Blessings in Christ. For by the sacrificial death of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven. How great is the grace of God, which he gave to us in such large measure! In all his wisdom and insight God did what he had purposed and made known to us the secret plan he had already decided to complete by means of Christ. The plan which God will complete when the time is right is to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head.
Colossians 1:13 – 14 Prayer of Thanksgiving. He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us safe into the kingdom of his dear Son, by whom we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven.
Matthew 6:14 Teaching about Prayer. “If you forgive others the wrong they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you”
1 Corinthians 13:4 – 7 Love. Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record or wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.
2 Corinthians 2:5 – 8 Forgiveness for the Offender. Now, if anyone has made somebody sad, he has not done it to me but to all of you – in part at least. (I say this because I do not want to be too hard on him). It is enough that this person has been punished in this way by most of you. Now however, you should forgive him and encourage him, in order to keep him from being sad as to give up completely. And so I beg you to let him know that you really do love him.
Galatians 6:1 – 2 Bear One Another’s Burdens. My brother, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right; but you must do it in a gentle way. And keep an eye on yourself so that you will not be tempted too. Help to carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will obey the law of Christ.
Ephesians 4:31 – 32 The New Life in Christ. Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.
Christian Quotes About Forgiveness
“Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note, torn in two and burned up, so that it can never be shown against the man. “  ~ Henry Ward Beecher
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”  ~ Corrie Ten Boom
 “Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.”  ~ Billy Graham
Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved.”  ~ C.S. Lewis
“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”  ~ Alexander Pope

Tuesday, 19 May 2015



Means exactly that!
Equal pay,
Gender equality
Same sex marriages
Bi-sexual equalities
Now and some of you who maybe reading this are Bosses! Did you gain that position through sheer hard work? Or rise from the ranks, if so then you will know what it is like to be on the bottom rung, I do I rose from there to where I am today a business woman in her own right. So my point is THERE IS NO ONE BELOW ME! Everyone is my EQUAL nothing ventured nothing gained, so why treat everyone different? When there is no unequalness whatsoever, the pot washer (kitchen porter) has an equal amount of equality as the boss upstairs sat in his office pushing his pen or typing away at his or her desk. The same goes with his/her personal assistant she/he has the same rights to be treated with equal respect as does the kitchen porter.
Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favorably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
No one and I stress NO ONE should be treated unfairly in any walk of life
1.    Equality to apply for jobs
2.    Equality to live in peace
3.    Equality in  Un-Social equality
5.    Equality in justice

Who better than the great person Martin Luther King and his king pin speech “I have a dream”
Please, please read the below link. When I studied with the Open University Martin Luther King was my chosen Leader for my subject topic on ‘Leadership and who would you choose’ this great, great man earned me high marks. Learn and read a great Racial Equality leader.
Where Martin Luther King fought for racial equality, he had a dream! His endeavors were that no person(s) of their colour be prejudiced against the white man. Why should they sit at the back of the buses, trams, walk on the other side of the street, be treated like second class citizens, do the menial tasks that no one else would do, be persecuted by secular movements. Segregation is separation of humans into racial groups in daily life. It may apply to activities such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a public toilet, attending school, going to the movies, riding on a bus, or in the rental or purchase of a home.
It is totally ILLEGAL to be discriminatory in the work place, yet I am sure we have seen and heard it in this 21st Century
Amnesty International are another great force to be reckoned with their fight for human rights globally has manier Government cringing when they come out of their corner fighting for the lesser population of this world. We may not see it happening! But then again we MUST open our eyes to it! Read their work below with the web link provided
AND GET THIS the Tory Manifesto Cameron WANTs to scrap
THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT if he gets back into power (2015)
So question, would you vote for this MAN and he takes away ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS and then we are back into the dark ages of slavery, no voice, no choice,
More links below on research which I have found for you all to peruse and learn more about this Tory Government
Personally in these times of equality which seems to be going out of the window on a daily basis (take a real look around you) whilst out and about and see the injustices whereas in our own bibles we are all equal amongst one another, maybe it is up to us to begin a new trend amongst ourselves for a better future, a voice that’ll give others the choice, a voice that’ll speak up for equality, but are you brave enough?
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
22nd April 2015
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Equality Bible Scriptures
Malachi 2:10 (The People’s Unfaithfulness to God) Don’t we all have the same father? Didn’t the same God create us all? Then why do we break our promises to one another, and why do we despise the covenant that God made with our ancestors?
Acts 10:34-35 (Peter’s Speech) Peter began to speak “I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis. Whoever worships him and does what is right is acceptable to him, no matter what race he belongs to”
Galatians 3:26-29 (The Purpose of the Law) It is through faith that all of you are God’s sons in union with Christ Jesus. You are baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, so to speak, with the life of Christ himself. So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free men, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are descendants of Abraham and will receive what God has promised
Colossians 1:16-17 (The Person and Work of Christ) For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him. Christ existed before all things, and in union with him all things have their proper place.
Colossians 4:26 (Personal Relations in the New Life) Masters, be fair and just in the way you treat your slaves. Remember that you too have a Master in heaven
John 13:16 (Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet) I am telling you the truth; no slave is greater than his master, and no messenger is greater than the one who sent him
John 13:34 (The New Commandment) And now I give you a new commandment; love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
James 2:1-4 (Warning against Prejudice) My brother, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance. Suppose a rich man wearing a gold ring and fine clothes comes to your meeting, and a poor man in ragged clothes also comes. If you show more respect to the well-dressed man and say to him, “Have this best seat here,” but say to the poor man, “Stand over there, or sit here on the floor by my feet,” then you are guilty of creating distinctions among yourselves and of making judgements based on evil motives.
Ephesians 2:14 (One in Christ) For Christ himself has brought us peace by making Jews and Gentiles one people. With his own body he broke down the walls that separated them and kept them enemies. He abolished the Jewish Law with its commandments and rules, in order to create out of the two races one new people in union with himself, in this way making peace. By his death on the cross Christ destroyed their enmity; by means of the cross he united both races into one body and brought them back to God. So Christ came and preached the Good News of peace to all – to you Gentiles, who were far away from God, and to the Jews who were near to him.
Numbers 15:15 (Laws about Sacrifice) For all time to come, the same rules are binding on you and on the foreigners who live among you. You and they are alike in the Lord’s sight

Racial Equality Bible Scriptures
Acts 17:26 (In Athens) From one man he created all races of mankind and made them live throughout the whole earth. He himself fixed beforehand the exact times and the limits of the places where they would live.
Acts 34:35 (Peter’s Speech) Peter began to speak “I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis. Whoever worships him does what is right is acceptable to him not matter what race he belongs.
Leviticus 19:33-34 (Laws of Holiness and Justice) “Do no ill-treat foreigners who are living on your land. Treat them as you would a fellow-Israelite, and love them as you love yourselves. Remember that you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt, I am the Lord your God”
Malachi 2:10 (The People’s Unfaithfulness to God) Don’t we all have the same father? Didn’t the same God create us all? Then why do we break a promise to one another, and why do we despise the covenant that God made with our ancestors
Genesis 3:20 (God Pronounces Judgement) Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all human beings. And the Lord God made clothes out of animal skin for Adam and his wife, and he clothed them.
Equality in Salvation Bible Scriptures
Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor have this in common; the Lord made them both
Romans 2:11 (God’s Judgement) For God judges everyone by the same standard.
Romans 3:22-24 (How God Puts Us Right with Him) God puts people right through faith in Jesus Christ. God does this to all who believe in Christ, because there is no difference at all; everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence. But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free.

Quotation: We hold these tributes to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (Thomas Jefferson – ‘The Declaration of Independence’