Family Quilt Newsletter

2010 Theme: Unveiling American Government's Classification System
Quote of the Year: "Old never competes with the new because old is the foundation of what is or yet to be." -Sherlene

A Note From Sherlene
Believer's Kingdom
What's On The Menu?
Right (the) Rights
Hallelujah 'N' Amen
With This Body, I Create

Poem: Organization Using God's Classfification System by Sherlene Stevens
God classified all through out the Holy Bible, Torah, and Qu'ran:
What is sinful and what is good?
Who is classified as being an educated person or an ignorant person?
What celebrations deserves the highest praise and the celebrations that do not?
God classified the heavens and the planets.
God classified lands and communities.
God classified all animals including "people."
God classified families or tribes because families where to remain together to create prosperity or productivity.
God classified love and hate.
God classified good parents and bad parents.
God classified good households and bad households.
God classified tasks of real leaders from false leaders.
God classified how to and not to manage people.
God classified good workers from bad workers.
God classifed those who are with you and those who are against you.
God classified the difference in his ways versus earthly ways.
God classified John the Baptist as being "the son of man" and Jesus as the "son of God."
God classified the importance of forgiveness.
God classified those who are with you and those who are not.
God classified good religious settings from bad religious settings.
God classified his battles and ways to battle as faith believers.
God classified the beginning times from the ending of time.
Classification descriptive words: arrangement, division, grouping, sorting, class, order, and type.

(Shalom)(Assalamu Alaikum)(Leshana Tovah Tikatevu)(Bueno Noches) GREETINGS,

Happy 2010! In 2005, I began writing a weekly newsletter while living in my hometown. It was the 1st African American newsletter in my hometown (Kent County, Maryland). It was partly created by the teachings during my ministerial training and my college experiences. I felt an importance of teaching the value of independent companies in rural communities; companies that are not affiliated with our government. There are endless possibilities when having independent businesses within towns. I wanted my hometown to think of creating small, independent business ventures: A community that mainly knew farming and crabbing as a way to make a living before global warming. Today, over 50% of my hometown relies on government in order to survive each fiscal year: Title 1 schools; employment services; health care. Most occupation earning levels in the society rarely exceed $10,000 per year.  In summary, I desired my hometown culture to become independent thinkers with endless possibilities.

If we refuse to accept our American history, we are refusing to accept the trials and events that has been a good teacher of what is surely yet to come. The meaning of the term "revelation" is to unveil. If in America we were to unveil or acknowledge our past, we would begin to live freely and openly as one colorful nation (appreciating all ethnicities) under God. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "...where Black people, White people, Jews, and Gentiles can live." A place where people are categorized by race, but have one common mission--to live as peacefully as possible. An unveiled America would honor heritage and not ethnicity. Ethnicity would only be a classification of Americans. The reality is that all races and households do not have the same shade of skin. If we did we probably would begin discriminating against people who love the arts against those who find no satisfaction within the arts.

Discrimination is a complex term. Will we ever achieve living as one nation without it? In the Holy Bible, God (Yaweh, Allah) began classifying and discriminating in the first biblical book (Genesis), and the process does not end in the last book (Revelation).  God loves every thing that he classified, even satan and his angels. Surely we should be able to acknowledge evilness to put it in its place on earth for the sake of global harmony.

GOD NEVER CLASSIFIED HUMANS BY RACE. Man did when he wrote the Scriptures to describe what is or what is yet to be for civilization. So dare one say that God does not see our skin color and beholds our spirit or soul. We must remember that our generational skin tones are designed by climate and cultural changes.

Respectfully yours,

Sherlene Stevens, Family Evangelist

Note: This year, my teaching will cover the book of Revelation (Holy Bible - King James Version, Torah, and Qu'ran).

_Believer's Kingdom (Entrepreneurial Assistance)_
I will be offering a free business course in March to anyone who submits a resume or application to my office.

What you must do immediately:
1. Think of the service or product that you want to provide.
2. Think of who would you like to target what you have to sell.
3. What name will you give your service or product.
4. Decide if you want to be 100% responsible of the company. Would it be better to have partners? Should it be a non-profit or for-profit? Global or in your country?
5. What is an incorporated company? Limited liability company?

Tax Tip:
Did you know that if you don't make money from your business after several years it is considered a hobby?

What's On the Menu? (Nutrition, Recipes, etc.)
Standard Measurement provided by Fred Powell
128 oz. is 1 Gallon (US)
32 oz. is 1 Quart
6 ox is 1 Standard Wine Glass
5-6 oz is 1 Champagne Glass
4 oz. is 1 Cocktail Glass
1 cup sugar is the same as 1/2 to 3/4 cup honey.
1 slice bread is the same as 1/2 cup bread crumbs.

_Right the Rights (Politics, Top Stories on Minority Issues)_
Inauguration of Barack Obama
"Our American government will host its own recession; no government spending policy will begin in 2011." - Pres. Obama, State of the Union, 1/2010

_Wants/Needs (Sales, Bartering)_
As of January 2010, 1 in 10 Americans are unemployed. Expect 1.5 million jobs in the coming months.

_Hallelujah 'n' Amen (Faith Believers' News)_
Please continue to support your religious organization that has provided you real spiritual leadership and give the suggested percentage of your earnings.

_With This Body, I Create (The Arts - Gifts & Talented)_
Create a box of fine arts' materials that you will use this year and use them. It really is okay to learn something new. God forbid that you make a profit. Though, make sure that you are not allergic to materials that you use. Gesundheit.

_Scriptures to Read_
Holy Bible (or Torah, Old Testament), King James Version only: otherwise, verses do not have the same meaning in other printings that I am providing to you. This does not mean that other versions are incorrect.
Genesis Chapters (Chps) 1 & 2; 8:22; 11:1-9
Exodus 20:1-4; 23:1-7; 34:1; 39:1
Number 1:1-4, 18
Proverbs Chps 1 - 31
Ecclesiastes 12:9-14
Matthew Chps 1 - 28
Luke 5:31-39
I Corinthians 9:13-27; 10 - 12; 14:40; 14:12-58 (should be 15:12-58 per 2/15/10); 16:15-18
II Corinthians 3:12-18; 4:7-18; Chps 5 - 7; 8:8-15; 11:12-15
Galatians 1:6-9, 11-17; 2:11-21; 3:11-14, 23-29; 4:8-11, 21-31
Ephesians 1:15-23; 2 - 6:1-18; 4:3
Colossians 3:5-25
I Thessalonians Chp 4(all)
II Thessalonians 2:1-12; 3:6-14
I Timothy 1:8; 2:8-15; Chps 3-6
Hebrews Chp 3, 7; 8:10-13; Chps 9 - 10
James Chp 2(all)
I Peter 4:16-19
II Peter 1:16-21; Chps 2 - 3
I John Chp 4(all)
II John Chp 1, 9, and 10 (should be 1:1; 1:9; 1:10 per 2/15/10)
Revelation 1:9-20; Chps 4 - 22
Revelation 21:10-27; 22:9,14,17

Holy Qu'ran translation
Surah 2:4; 2:136-142; 4:1-142; 51:43-54