Growing up in the sixties was bad enough, but to grow up in the sixties as an inter-racial kid
was really bad. Th e blacks, who were already being openly hated for being black, didnt accept me
because I was half white and the whites didnt accept me because I was black. No one seemed
to accept me except a few from either side; and this was inside my own family. I didnt meet my
mothers father until I was fourteen. I was being prepared for the real world that was all too ready
to jump right in line and pick up where my family left off or may have missed a lesson or two.
Why did these and more, much more happen to me?
Because if youre going through hell right now or been through it; been abused; thinking of
hurting yourself or someone else; thinking of suicide; thinking no one loves you or ever could;
thinking no one cares; this is why I went through what you have to read in this book to believe.
It was for you.
Blessed be GOD, even the Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Father of mercies, and the
GOD of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any
trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of GOD.
For as the suff erings of CHRIST abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by CHRIST.
And whether we be affl icted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is eff ectual in the
enduring of the same suff erings which we also suff er: or whether we be comforted, it is for your
consolation and salvation. 2 Corinthians 1:3-6 KJV.
Th erefore being justifi ed by faith, we have peace with GOD through our Lord JESUS CHRIST:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of
the glory of GOD.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience:
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of GOD is shed abroad in our hearts by the
Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time CHRIST died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even
dare to die.
But GOD commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, CHRIST died
for us. Romans 5: 1-8 KJV.
And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in CHRIST JESUS.
Th is is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that CHRIST JESUS came into the world
to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me fi rst JESUS CHRIST might show forth all longsuff
ering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever
and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1: 14-17 KJV.
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