Going to Wait!: African-American Church Worship Resources Betweeh Pentecost and Advent

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GIA Publications, 2003 - African American churches - 110 pages
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On Monday morning, October 23, 2000. I received an email from a friend.
It was those adorable baby pictures by the photographer - Anne Geddes.
And as you know my twins were still very young and I had needed and had been greatly supported in every way by my friends and my family.
I was extremely grateful and thankful that morning... so in honor of my love for my special friends, Valerie, Rhonda, and Marilyn, I wrote:
"I Believe Friends are Quiet Angels who lift us to our Feet when our Wings have Trouble Remembering how to Fly."
And signed the quote Lorraine K Mitchell with the date and sent the emails to the three of them.
Within the the next few days every email I received from any and everyone had my quote attached to it, which shocked me to the utmost.
I called an attorney and she said the internet laws were vague and there wasn't much I could do at the time. (This was 2000) Valerie said that I should be honored that so many found my words so beautiful and encouraging. I wept and grieved.
(I recognized the strength and value of the words God had given me that morning. And I felt as though I had lost my child to the world. My heart weeps for my quote daily because the world refers to me as unknown. But I am here. I am alive. And I desire for my words to know their mother. I am an artist.)
But, the very next year was nine-eleven... and my quote took on a new life of its own. It was posted everywhere, even in a half page article in the New York Times accompanying a beautiful picture of a fireman with a nine-eleven victim. The image of an Angel stood just above them. The photographer received credit, but I was listed as anonymous.
I've been told over the years that I have the gift of the written word, although I couldn't believe it. I shied away from the compliments.
On the other hand my child, my quote has confirmed the power of my gift over and over for the last 16 years.
But lately I've been troubled.
My child, my quote is being sold all over the internet in various forms, plagues, wall hangings, and on ugly t-shirts. Associations, fund raisers, school teachers, bloggers have used the quote for their website titles, and two women have claimed the quote as their own.
My quote is listed as the number one used quote on one website and as number 15 on another as the most requested and used.
And my quote has been used in the introductions and acknowledgements of over 26 books/text written since 2002.
Although, there is an author that I found that readily admitted the quote was forwarded to him in an email by his friend and he gave praise to the strength of the quote by the anonymous author. But, at least he acknowledged what he knew of my quote's lineage.
This Friday, I wept uncontrollably seeing it yet again flashed in my face. I am claiming my child, my quote and bringing her home.
My name is Lorraine K. Mitchell.
I am an author. I am the author/owner and have the legal copyrights of the quote(s) written on Monday morning, October 23, 2000.
No versions of this quote(s) may be used without the legal and written consent of this author.
"Versions 1 and 2"
"I Believe Friends are Quiet Angels who lift us to our Feet when our Wings have Trouble Remembering how to Fly."
"I Believe Friends are Quiet Angels who lift us up when Our Wings have Forgot how to Fly."
Peace be with you all.
Lorraine
Please post my name as author of origin.
 

Contents

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TWENTYFIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TWENTYSECOND SUNDAY IN PENTECOST
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TWENTYTHIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TWENTYFOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TWENTYFIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TWENTYSIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TWENTYSEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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TWENTYEIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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THANKSGIVING DAY
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THREE SPECIAL SERVICES
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THE YAM CEREMONY
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A COMMUNION LITURGY
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A WORSHIP OF DEATH AND NEW LIFE
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A MUSIC WORSHIP WORKSHEET
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APPENDIX OF RESOURCES
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AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH MUSIC SERIES OCTAVOS
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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Page v - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom ; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Page 2 - I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly We're a lot like that, you and I.
Page 7 - Don't begin by traveling to some faroff place to convert unbelievers. And don't try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.
Page 4 - Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I'll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.

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