Healing Beyond Black History Month

CORRECTION 02/06/21. I usually post after the first recording. I aim for a more natural presentation. I prefer to be behind the scenes but some posts demand human representation. Please comment as I would greatly appreciate feedback from the viewing audience.

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Correction recorded on 02/06/21.
Twinings “Chai Ultra Spice,” tea.
Abiyah’s Worship & Praise Music Video Song 10, “HalleluYah.”
Translation for Scriptural readings used – “HalleluYah Scriptures Yahuwah.”
Book “Come out of her my people,” by CJ Koster.
Watch also Regine B. Truth Seeker ReinYah YouTube post
“The Slave ship Jesus in Christianity.”
Article read from Face 2 Face Africa.com by staff writer Michael Eli Dokosi, “How England’s first slave trader lured Africans on his Jesus ship and sold them into slavery.” 10/2019
Painting by J.M.W. Turner first exhibit in 1840
“The Slave Ship,” now at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. (Wikipedia)
John 6:44;65
Correction David future ruler over Israel, yes there are references that Messiah would be born of Israel from the lineage of David ruling in Revelation- one direct specific verse for David is Ezekiel 37:24-25. If I find the specific verse for David’s future rule in Revelation, I will add in the description area.
I Corinthians1:26-29.
Pride comes before  the fall – Proverbs 16:18
Psalms 115:, 116:, 117:, and 23:.
WordPress article to read “400 Years After 1619-2019,” by Regine Baptiste 10/30/2019 found at Word Grip Action Copywriting Service.
Correction “We have inherited lies from our forefathers,” is not in Isaiah but Jeremiah 16:19-21.
Watch “Let’s sip some Sabbath tea,” on Instagram.
Watch “wordgripaction,” on Instagram.

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Thank you,
Continue in Yahuwah’s eternal rest.
Regine

Get ready for “Authors Discussions” on YouTube

On YouTube “Authors Discussions” 1

“Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” by Dr. Joy Degruy

Welcome back to my WordPress platform.

I’ve decided to put forth more varied content on YouTube through an “Authors Discussions” series.
The first book I will be reviewing is “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” by Dr. Joy Degruy.

You can find me on YouTube as Regine B. Truth Seeker ReinYah.

Content is created under “Fair Use,” and has not been sponsored.

Eat & Wear White

I invite you to follow me @wordgripaction – Instagram as I continue to present posts on the colors of foods found in the rainbow.
“HalleluYah Scriptures” translation
II Chronicles 5:
Ecclesiastes 9:8
Revelation 7:9
This Instagram post @wordgripaction was not sponsored

Follow me also for my weekly IG posts “Let’s sip some Sabbath tea,” as we go through the tea leaves and word of truth that heal. I started the “Let’s sip some Sabbath tea” platform to counter the wrong saying “Let’s spill some tea,” which is hurtful gossip.

I also have planned some upcoming book reviews on YouTube “Regine B Truth Seeker” and WordPress – wordgripactioncopywritingservice.com

Your continued support by liking, clicking and following will assist this platform to grow & reach many more viewers.

My goal is that more people, as Yah wills, begin and sustain their compassionate, forgiving and true relationship with their Creator & Abba through Yahushuwah.

A white garment awaits all those doing _ protecting _ following Torah in a covenant with Sovereign YAHUWAH. The blood of Yahushuwah paid for us to have all our sins cleansed.

Opportunities to support this work through the purchase of flower photographs will come in the near future.

Thank-you
Regine Baptiste

Introducing ReinYah Productions “Bring Nature Inside”

ReinYah Productions “Bring Nature Inside,” will be a branch of my small business where I will be selling photography pieces for your interior design needs. A pop of color from these photographs of flowers will brighten and beautify your space. Viewing a picture of the natural world will enhance and bring in an atmosphere of calmness indoors. Those who purchase my pictures will be supporting my efforts as a writer and small business owner. Stay tuned for where and how you can purchase these photography pieces of flowers.

Your support is appreciated.

See my Instagram post @ wordgripaction to view the five different pictures of flowers that will be available for purchase.

Regine Baptiste

400 Years After 1619 – 2019

400 years. Let’s break those years into manageable blocks of time. Eight times fifty is equal to four hundred. 1619 – 1669 1669 – 1719 1719 – 1769 1769 – 1819 1819 – 1869 1869 – 1919 1919 – 1969 2019 What will the year 2069 look like? Before we can look forward to the […]

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Book Review “Forgiving What You’ll Never Forget,” by Dr. David Stoop

Forgiving What You’ll Never Forget

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Forgiveness has been a controversial topic in the media lately. Months before forgiveness made its way onto the headlines, I just happened to be at my local CVS pharmacy and saw the book, “Forgiving What You’ll Never Forget,” by Dr. David Stoop.

Personally, I needed some clarity about forgiveness and that’s why I purchased the book. No one really talks about forgiveness on a regular basis. We tend to expect the topic of forgiveness to be tackled in the pulpit. It also can be too private an issue that we don’t want to reveal about ourselves in terms of how forgiving we are or how much we feel we need to be forgiven.

I wanted to be in an objective frame of mind as I was researching  my upcoming post on the very notable years of 1619 – 2019, the official date marking 400 years of the Atlantic slave trade from the coast of Africa to America. I thought forgiveness would be a good bridge to cross before I gather my thoughts commemorating the horrors of African American slavery.

You will find a more complete list of how many times the words forgiveness, forgive, forgave is used in Scripture in a Concordance of the Bible. I only quote a few Scriptural references in this post.

All too often, heavy topics like forgiveness cause people to not want to participate in discussions that expose themselves. I am choosing to view Scripture as a more authoritative tool towards gaining clarity on what forgiveness is.

I’ll like to start my book review by quoting some Scripture in the New King James Version translation. Some quotes will seem to be not connected to the issue at hand and others will be familiar to those in the habit of reading their bibles

Let’s begin:

Esther 7:7 NKJV “…but Haman stood before Queen Esther, pleading for his life….”

Mark 11:25-26 NKJV “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses ”

The prayer of The Messiah found in Mathew 6: – read this verse in the translation of your choice.

Luke 17:3-4 NKJV “Take heed to yourselves, if your brother sins against you; rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, I repent, you shall forgive him.”

Mathew 18:32-34 “…You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant just as I had pity on you?”

These are various scenarios where forgiveness should be granted, forgiveness has been denied, and lastly the hypocrisy of not forgiving.

As you can see this topic on forgiveness is not an easy one. It is more complicated than choosing to forgive or not to forgive.

Forgiveness touches us all whether we admit it or not.

Some of us have observed how easy it is for some children to forgive. And we see that the older we get, the harder it is for us to forgive.

We don’t know how to forgive.  Those who were our guardians and parents at times found it hard to teach us how to forgive. It’s a struggle we all face.

Forgiveness is a multi-layered action. It can involve a simple first step of choosing to forgive and  gut wrenching internal steps utilizing your mind and heart.

The book, “Forgiving What You’ll Never Forget,” helps you to navigate your options towards how you should go about forgiving. Forgiveness is a communication skill that can be learned.

What caught my attention regarding the title of Dr. Stoop’s book is the fact that there are crimes, insults, events on an individual and national level that are hard to forget due to the level of  trauma inflicted on a physical and emotional level. Extreme pain that takes time to recover from.

We find in the news one tragedy after another reported. How do we heal in a culture where we are bombarded by crisis after crisis? When we report to our jobs on a daily basis, the most plugged in of our co-workers is the one who can inform the rest of group the surprising details of the unthinkable. Our minds need a rest from all the madness.

Dr. David Stoop’s tiny book is a slow read. Forgiveness cannot be rushed. On page 157, Dr. Stoop states, “a “too quick” forgiveness doesn’t help the healing process.”

On review of the quoted Scriptural references in this post, we find Haman not shown mercy or forgiveness. We find no remorseful statements by Haman, he just wants to save his own skin even though he planned genocide for hire. If you read the book of Esther you’ll find this to be detailed in the story. In contrast, the last Scriptural quote emphasizes that we ought to show pity and compassion especially when pity and compassion have been shown to us.

Forgiveness can be withdrawn and forgiveness can be demanded of us.

The media is notorious for instigating controversy where resolution is needed. Forgiveness  creates alot of emotion within our thought processes.

Page 103 of Dr.Stoop’s book states, “…if we try to forgive without experiencing anger, we are not really forgiving; we are merely trying to excuse the behavor.” This statement in Dr. Stoop’s book helped cleared up for me what healthy forgiveness looks like in the person doing the forgiving. This would obviously be an internal process before one can proceed with external forgiveness.

 Parents or guardians of children understand the childrearing principle that the more bad behaviors are excused, the worst bad behaviors will become. All of us learn to avoid bad choices from the consequences we suffer from the bad choices we make. 

Reading Dr. Stoop’s book helped me to gain a  right perspective of what forgiveness is. I was challenged to think on a deeper level than I thought possible.

On page 25 Dr. Stoop quotes Thomas Szasz, MD,

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget, the wise forgive but do not forget.”

This prompted me to contrast the statement of the Creator I believe in who desires to forgive. I also know that this same Creator will punish us when we sin.  Nevertheless, to those who believe in a Creator  know  that this same Creator forgives in a more profound way than any human can. This Scriptural reference below  from the book of Psalms details how complete that forgiveness from a Creator is.

Psalms 103:12 NKJV  “…As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

Pick up the book “Forgiving What You’ll Never Forget,” by Dr. David Stoop. This book will assist you into a deeper study on the topic of forgiveness and how necessary it is to our health.

We all need to be forgiven and we all must learn how to forgive.