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“Oh, I Know What Your Problem Is… You Done Forgot Where You Came From and Who Brought You Out!”

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Lou Coleman

By Lou Coleman

Going around bragging that you’ve arrived! Well thus saith the Lord; “to the arrogant, ‘Boast no more,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns.” [Psalms 75:4]. “You think you’ve arrived; but you haven’t arrived yet, says the Lord. Matter of fact your ship is about to sink. Your train is about to leave the station and you are about to experience the ride of your life. [Isaiah 2:12]. After I’m done with you, you will understand how blasphemous it is for you to take ANY of MY GLORY for yourself. Don’t you ever be lifted up in pride where you think it’s you, your talents, your abilities, and how great you are! It’s ALL ME and NOT you! It was Me who delivered you and set you free. It was Me who brought you out of bondage and poverty. It was Me who caused you to get wealth. But how quick you are to forget where I have brought you from. How quick you are to forget those times when you didn’t have a dime to your name. Just because you are in a good place and you seem to be able to provide well for yourself, don’t forget that it is I who has given you, not only the things you have, but also the very ability to provide for yourself.” You got me twisted! You better check yourself before you wreck yourself! It would do you good to remember where I’ve brought you from and where you could have been. If you want to maintain the blessings which I have granted you, then you would be wise to always remember that apart from me you can do nothing. The preposition is “apart” . . . from Me. The result is: nothing, zilch, naught, diddly squat, zippo, without Me! [John 15:5] You Got That!  “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols…  because no man will get my glory!” [Isaiah 42:8]. “For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it; For how should My name be profaned? And I will not give My glory to another.” [Isaiah 48:11].

I want you to know that the Bible plainly states that one of the things God hates above all others is pride. God tells us over and over that He resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Stealing God’s glory is not something that can be taken lightly!  We must understand that if we become arrogant, everything is taken away from us, our position, authority, power, and so on. Case in point, King Nebuchadnezzar [Daniel 4:29-31 34-37] As soon as Nebuchadnezzar said, “I did it,” God said, “The throne has left you.” When he became arrogant, God took away all his prosperity and power in a moment. [Proverbs 16:18] Nebuchadnezzar lost his sanity, wisdom and glory; for seven years, he lived like a wild animal, being drenched with the night dew in the grass of the field. Afterwards, he realized that everything came from God and that he had been foolish to think that he had done everything by himself. He truly repented, and as he praised and thanked God with a humble heart, God restored his sanity and wisdom.

Do not forget the Lord – Remember the fact that all grace and blessings come from God. And as [Deuteronomy chapter 8] says, “Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors. Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these [] years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these [] years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you. Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.  Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you. You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”  But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.”

Media Maven, Dentist Misee Harris, Takes on Athletic Dental Safety with Her ProFit Mouthguards

As a media personality and cultural critic, she fought hard to get ABC Network to acknowledge the need for an African American woman to star on The Bachelorette. Her public outcry for more positive portrayals of women of color in media garnered press coverage on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show, TheGrio, TheRoot, SheKnows, Refinery29, Vibe Magazine, New York Post, The Miami Herald, MSNBC and countless other media outlets. 

Misee has been a regular contributor to The Guardian, HuffPost and other influential blogs, and she boasts a social media following of 600K+ between her Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook channels where many of her provocative posts about goings on in the news have gone viral; some posts gaining traction in the six figures.

Most importantly and timely, as a dentist and dental philanthropist, this native Tennessean beauty became the first African American woman to be accepted into the University of Kentucky Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. In 2013, Dr. Misee Harris founded Project Smile, an organization which focuses on uplifting the self-esteem of young children in all aspects of their life.

Through her thriving dental practice in Los Angeles and Arkansas, she remains committed to performing $25,000.00 in pro bono dental work for children every month. Misee cites lack of access to quality dentistry in many rural areas of the United States, as well as financial inaccessibility. 

In addition to the large pro bono case work she performs on children in need each month, Misee also accepts pro bono cases for adults who are looking to get back on their feet and enter the workforce, and for women who have been victims of dental injury from domestic violence. 

This very special lady is now on a mission to explain the importance of athletic mouthguards for both pediatric dental health and for adult and professional athletes with her company, ProFit Mouthguards. Misee’s ProFit Mouthguards have been used by everyone from former NBA player Penny Hardaway (right inset) to boxing champ, Floyd Mayweather’s boxing club, to MMA fighters, as well as student athletes all over the country who recognize the need to keep their teeth and mouth safe during athletic contact sports. 

Misee’s ProFit Mouthguards:

  • Custom fit with dental impression.
  • Custom designed: color, multi-colored, team logos, trendy designs – any design imaginable can be placed on the mouthguard.
  • Retail prices start at $49.99 and go up depending upon customization.

Why Misee’s ProFit Mouthguards:

  • ProFit Mouthguards are manufactured in the U.S. by Misee Harris, DDM.
  • Misee and her staff take custom dental impressions and manufacture mouthguards in her lab.
  • Any color or design can be achieved through her customizing methods.
  • Misee will travel for select clients or teams to get dental impressions.
  • ProFit Mouthguards donates mouthguards to select recipients.

“Lots of athletes suffer from dental injuries and head trauma because of ill-fitting, uncomfortable mouthguards which they don’t like to wear. That’s why ProFit invented a unique technology for custom-made mouthguards.” – Misee Harris

Other Talking Points Misee Can Discuss:

  • Children’s dental health: how to prevent tooth decay and the need for root canal’s in children.
  • How intermittent breastfeeding can lead to tooth decay in babies and toddlers, and ways to prevent it.
  • Oral hygiene tips
  • Mouthguards and contact sports: hockey, football, basketball, baseball, etc.
  • How mouthguards can prevent concussions in football players.

The Hebrew Review

By Shalom Ysrayl

“For the encouragement and uplifting of my people”

Our little ones should be the primary focus of our lives, for they are the ones that will follow our traditions. Therefore, we must give our best attention toward them in the best of ways. The Word informs us of how we are to conduct ourselves while we are in the land of our exile. When we follow the plan for our lives given to us and our children, then we cannot go wrong, it’s when we follow our own ways and the ways of others being disobedient to the rules laid down for our success. We know that the way things have been going hasn’t been the best for us. We do not occupy any real estate; we have no seats in high places; we have nothing that we can say is ours. We lack our own defense system. How will we defend ourselves? How will we clothe ourselves? How will we educated our children? Unless we do these things for ourselves. We will never attain freedom; we will continue to be as Lazarus sitting at the rich man table begging for bread. Note: Whose table it is… So, if things haven’t been exactly as we would like them for ourselves, then we will change them. Now we no longer will look at life through other people’s eyeglasses, but our own! The life and character of those of our ancestors of ancient times. We today must emulate, we must learn the life, and “We have guides.” Once we adopt the faith, we will achieve the best for our little ones. The Word teaches the Best of Life, we follow the Word, it’s our Word—HEBREWS!!!