December 31, 2007
I have a date tonight with (2) Chicks! One has a sexy name “V8 Fusion” and the other “Sniff, Sniff, wheeze and cough”, “Chicken” as in soup. New year’s Eve and I am looking forward to some Hot Chick…Chicken Soup and V8 fruit juice. So as you revel in the New year, I’ll be here in the medic car on the LiFeTrain….can i get some pity please…or at least another box of tissue…I am on box three and the Zicam is running out.
Share your new Year’s Eve plans, if for no other reason than for me to live vicariously through you tonight. Happy “cough” New Year!
I was planning on doing the “Chuckie” with my girl. We have been practicing for days. Check us out ( I decided to lose the tie cause we was kickin it wild style)! CLICK …
All together now! MERRY MONDAY!
I was thinking about some of my struggles this past year, and one of the biggest was seeing the splinter in someone else’s eye while ignoring the plank in my own. Having reflected on this I recall what Jesus said…let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
I decided to come up with the 2008 word of the year for the LiFeTrain and the winner is, but first, my message is here, love the person, hate the sin, for we ALL have fallen short of his glory…and now…envelope please…The 2008 word is:
tolÂ·erÂ·ance /ËˆtÉ’lÉ™rÉ™ns/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[tol-er-uhns] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
1. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry.
“WE”, the passengers who ride daily have the power to tolerate anyone and any situation. But tolerance is not just suffering in silence. It means going beyond any personal discomfort we may feel, and giving a gift to whom ever we would tolerate. As part of Chuckie’s Challenge for 2008 (OH, YOU THOUGHT I FORGOT, MORE LATER) give your time, attention, understanding, compassion, care – all are gifts, which paradoxically, you also receive in the process of giving.
And, as you do, you will experience your own self esteem and inner strength grow. In this way you can turn tolerance into strength.
And… since this is New Year’s Eve let me sned out a request to all the Passenger’s for 2008…Let’s love this year without limits…CLICK
Hey passengers, one more Merry Moday and…check out our 2008 LiFeTrain theme song!
Ever wonder what they looked like? CLICK
The original: CLICK …
So…in 2008, when you hear this song, you’ll think…“HERE COMES THE TRAIN!” All Aboard!
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LIL CHUCKIE!
I’d like to take this time to wish “ALL” my fellow passengers HAPPY NEW YEAR! Please share your resolutions and let’s admonish each other about the ills of not being dilligent this year. I hope you’ll join me for Chuckie’s Challenge 2008. I appreciate all those who took on the 2007 challenge.
Know that I thank God for each and everyone of you! Your love and encouragement, your participation, your comments, your emails…your love; All have taken the edge off during the sometimes tumultuous times of 2007. I appreciate each and everyone of you…
God was so faithful to us all.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Shalom in abundance for 2008!
December 30, 2007
Please join us at the Church (Located to your right under MAIN).
Of course a church online is not as good as a church of believers. Church service helps us serve. However, A cyber church can be a light in the great darkness, especially, and since we all know the internet offers access to the best of the best and the worst of the worse and evil now available to mankind.
An internet church can carry His love to those who may never visit His house. Praise and worship are attitudinal so please come on by and join us in on-line praise!
Tonight (or today depending on when you visit) We have an awesome multi-media presentation you will NOT want to miss! ( CLICK )
December 27, 2007
A dear friend of mine recently shared this with me. I thought, as she did, that the below is noteworthy enough to share with our fellow passengers (Thanks Carol). I was really moved by this. I am often chastised by my friends for saying I am just an old fat guy with no money… There is a story behind this…To long for a song, but perfect for a book…coming soon: “The Profile”.
Anyway, one of my fears is actually trying not appear to be what I am…An intelligent, strong, God fearing, Black American man. I have thoughts, I have feelings, dreams, goals and aspirations. I almost cried as I wrote this and read the below. You know, sometimes it seems that life is designed to beat you down…to make sure that you don’t understand the below story. Kind of like the kids in school today who try not to appear intelligent. That’s why I was so pleased when the men in my family gave me encouragement to keep on. Blogging ain’t as manly…I guess…as hunting…But it is cathartic (emotionally purging)!
One more note…it’s funny…and I take great pleasure when some of my friends who knew me “Back In Da Day!”, hop on the train and say, “I didn’t know you had it in you!”. Well, actually, we all do.
I thank God for his gift of strength for me over the years: a rejection of cynicism and an enduring optimism and idealism. Looking around the world today, optimism and idealism would not seem to have much of a place at the table. Passengers! Read the below and stop hiding. As we enter into 2008….Please…Let your light shine.
Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Note: this passage has been credited to Nelson Mandela – Inauguration Speech of 1994 – not the case… Marianne Williamson is actually the author)
â€œOur deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were
born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.â€
Finding and beginning a new relationship can be difficult. It is particularly difficult when we are carrying baggage from past relationships. We are told that it is not good to carry past relationships into the current ones. We know that. But how do we free ourselves fromthat which is a part of us? We don’t! “WE” can can unpack the baggage.
Hey Passengers, I say we take a look at the pain, guilt, fear. Look it dead in the face and see what it is, for what it is – the past. It’s over. Without shame, without blame, we must look at what happened and know it does not have to happen again. It is only when we refuse to look, refuse to release, that we all here on the Train will have experiences added to our baggage collection. There is another point we often forget when moving into a new relationship: No matter how painful the past has been, “WE” made it through.
Can a brutha get a high-5?
All Aboard! The LiFeTrain….
OH! Take a look at today’s Edition of the LiFeTrain Daily News! CLICK
December 26, 2007
Hey passengers…Make sure you stop by the Church tonight for mid-week service. As a matter of fact, the Deacon already has tghe doors open! Tonights message:
.,.”THINGS I HAVE NOTICED ABOUT JESUS “
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:17
Learn to tap into the Ultimate resource: CLICK
December 24, 2007
Even though I am spending Christmas alone this year in DC, I am really happy and VERY motivated to make sure all my fellow passengers, most of which are like me…”Single at Christmas”, (according to the bulk of my communications with you guys). are weathering the Season and the Reason in the right way. …And oh yeah, least you should be concerned…I will be burning up the 495 beltway, making the rounds to get my to go plates.
First, let’s explore the question: CLICK
So now that is <Sniff, Sniff> over (Come on yall let’s have fun, might as well!)…
Let’s hop the train to our many stops, BUT before we board let’s remember our beloved soldiers by by singing this at the Station : CLICK WOW…WHOA…can she Sang or WOT!!
WOW! We need to settle down a bit after that. Let’s settle back in our seats, after that we need to bring it down a bit and enjoy the ride CLICK
First stop, Aunt Rosey’s house, WHAT IS THAT SMELL!?! It’s the best and the worst…she’s cleaning: CLICK
GET ON DOWN AUNT ROSEY! I Will be back… Get Down Gurl…Gimme a dance before I go: CLICK
WORK IT GURL!! HA HA… TIME TO DO THE “CHUCKIE!”. Left foot, right foot, spin, rub yo belly, move them hips snake style….NOW…now duck walk…duck walk…duck walk…duck walk….Now drop and do the spah-LIT!!
Uh…can someone help me up?
We’ll be back Auntie for a big plate of those guts (CLICK)! HEY, I AIN’T Frontin, I STILL EAT POOEK!
NEXT STOP: CLICK (Egg Nog Latte with extra cinnamon and whip cream…lots of whip cream!). Hey, Let’s chill…as we sip…think I will do some CARRY-YOKE-KEY for you. Check me out and tell me I don’t sound just like him! (CLICK)
Ok you can stop crying…
And no…I ain’t quittin my day job!
BACK ON THE TRAIN…Next stop,
I’m hyped form all that caffeine so let’s . LET’S ROLL! (CLICK)
Whew…Let’s take a break…Let’s check her out on the floor while we re-learn to breathe: CLICK
ALL…I can do that!!
Okay…one more song, once more around the rink and back to the train (CLICK)
Yall Hungry…Let’s grab a bite from the Train Cafe (CLICK) your’s looks good (CLICK) and add a little “Meal Music” CLICK & CLICK
Whew…I think I need a nap…how bout you? CLICK
This ain’t over…check back for the updates of our date….but first….move over…gimme some cover! …..ZZZZZZ
P.S. U won’t want t miss the concert of the year that we will be attending…
December 23, 2007
I hope to meet you all at the Church this morning. PLEASE come by and join me as we look at the REAL reason for this season! The Deacon has the doors open and our Senior pastror has an awesome message for us there “Jesus: A Gift from the Father”!
* Luke 2:10-11 (NASB)
The angel said to them, â€œDo not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.â€