About Me

5/24/2014
PROLOGUE:  The story about Elnora
By: Carrie Bennett Foxx Ware

ABOUT ME
I am Carrie Bennette Foxx Ware. My husband, now deceased was Richard Lee Ware. I am the mother of two boys. The eldest, now deceased.  Richard Dishon Ware and his brother Gerald DeVaughn Ware were born one year and two months apart.
I am a true child of God. It is sometimes easy for women my age to say they have lived godly lives. At seventy-one people expect you to say: I have done everything out there to do. Now I will live for Christ. That is not my testimony. I was born into a Christian home. Both parents were Christians. I am not perfect but I have always endeavored towards the mark of high calling. I cannot say I have arrived there yet. But, I am striving toward the mark of high calling. I can truthfully say it is the free gift of our Lord that has allowed me to be a witness for him.

There are those who maintain the theory that one can pray all they desire to, but when it comes down to the truth, the world has the upper hand. Not so, reading the Bible daily will place your will in the hands of God’s will. I guarantee His “will” will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Many things I said and did as a child and as an adult, I wish I had not said or done.

I am glad I serve a God that does not force us to behave a certain way. I am glad that religion is not a thing that money can buy. If so, like Peter, Paul and Mary once sang, “If religion was a thing that money could buy, the rich would live and the poor would die” It gives me great privilege to say, my soul anchors in the Lord.
When I started writing the Story of Elnora, it was not for sharing. The story of Elnora is not a religious story. In spite of the fact her mother and father insisted she attend church every Sunday, It was only common practice for people of that generation who wanted a better life to get it by attending church. The story of Elnora gives a glimpse of life for Black folk during the 40’s, 50’s, and early 60’s Many young Blacks do not know what life for Blacks was actually like. I can say that as a matter of fact by the questions I am asked by some of our young visitors at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. All of us did not have the same experiences. Some Blacks during that area were people of wealth, some were poor and some were middle class.
The story of Elnora tells a tale about a little ordinary Colored girl whose formative years were formed just before the civil rights movement kicks off. Our lives as a race of people did not abruptly terminate with slavery nor did it abruptly commence in the sixties with the Active Civil Rights Movement. Most of what I have written about Elnora is make believe. However, Elnora is also the actual experiences of my own and other people. Just as Elnora, I too was a nosey little girl. I was often getting myself in trouble due to my inability to control my thoughts and behavior.
I have been told one’s thoughts control everything about you. It controls our physical as well as our spiritual and social well-being. As a man thinketh so is he. You may be as wise as Solomon, but we must not lean to our own understanding. We must study the word of God. For those who don’t believe, (Elnora is not just for believers) there is a God. His way is the way of truth. Read the story of Elnora and share some of your stories with me.

Scammers, Please Take a Vacation!

I received an email I didn’t even take the time to open.  They did not know what they were implying when they said “we have a job for a lazy person”. The sender implied the receiver was LAZY. As I told you before, I did not open the email.  Perhaps that was not the message intended. It seemed the sender had chosen people to email this message to who were lazy. All the individual  had to do was lay on the couch and the money would roll in. Everybody who believes that stand up on your left ear.

Before I finished reading that, the telephone rang. Someone claiming to be from the government said some one was using my social security in the state of Texas for illegal purposes. She wanted to know if I knew anything about it.  Of course, I did not. At that point, she commenced to ask several questions. At first, I answered some of her questions. Before I allowed her to continue asking me questions I ask her a few questions. She hung up.

I suppose since the pandemic, money is scarce. People are losing their way of life.  People are doing whatever they can, legally or illegal, to get their needs met. Some scammers were busy before the pandemic hit. This world wide virus has interfered with their lively hood. Some wanted to send people on a dream trip. Where can they send you? The entire world is on a lock down. Hotels in our country do not offer the same amenities to which we have become accustomed . What on earth can a poor scammer do? Oh ye! Your social security. That’s it! There is always a sucker who believes Big Brother is out to get us.  They will save you from Big brother and anyone who is using your S.S. Trust the scammer! The sky is falling!! The scammer knows!!!  A part of it fell on his tail and broke his brain.

I’m just afraid if this covid-19 last too long we will all lose our minds if we don’t pray. We must follow the laws of our cities, states and our national governments, but most of all, we must pray.

 

Chasing the Light

I have a new cat. I call him Spotty because he is spot on. The other day Spotty and I went to the Vet.. This was Spot’  first visit  and I was a little nervous for him.  Spotty was given to me by a friend who had befriended Spotty’ mother who was a stray. Spotty was born outside. Previously he had always lived outside and I wanted to make him an inside cat.  Spotty did not appreciate the things I was trying to do for him. His doctor’s visit cost more than mine.

One of the things his doctor  did for him was to give him a red light for fun. The light was more enjoyable for me  than it was  for Spotty. I could shine the light anywhere I wanted to shine it.  Spotty would chase and chase but he could never catch the light. Spotty found this to be very frustrating.

This is the way your earthly friends will do you.  They will shine a golden carrot before you . You can chase and chase but you will never catch it. I am so glad I serve a living God. I can follow His light anywhere and  He will reward me. You will be   frustrated if you follow man’s light. But God will never disappoint nor frustrate you.

A Story for Children

 

I Know an Old Lady

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t why she swallowed that fly. I guess  she will die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider, that wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed that fly. I guess she will die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird. My, that’s absurd, she swallowed a bird. She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why  she swallowed that fly. I guess she will die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat. Just imagine that! She swallowed a cat. She swallowed the cat to catch the bird. She Swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggle and wiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the  spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed that fly. I guess she will die.

 

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog. Gee, she had to be a hog to swallow a dog. She swallowed the dog to catch the cat. She swallowed the cat to catch the bird. She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed that fly. I guess she will die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat. She just open her throat and in walked a goat. She swallowed the goat to catch the dog. She swallowed the dog to catch the cat. She swallowed the cat to catch the bird. She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and wiggled  and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed that fly. I guess she will die.

I know a lady who swallowed a horse. She swallowed the horse to catch the goat. She swallowed the goat to catch the dog. She swallowed the dog to catch the cat. She swallowed the cat to catch the bird. She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed that fly. I guess she will die.

You think the old lady is dead. She swallowed a horse. Well. think again! She swallowed an anti-swallowing pill and all of the animals ran out. This includes the fly. I guess she won’t die after all!!!!

Wake up Everybody!

On Tuesday 23 of the month of June around 5: 57 a.m. I said: what a lovely day it is. It is not raining. Our prayer group leader said: Not now, but we will see what happens. Later on around 6:57 a.m. sure enough, about an hour later, the rain came pouring down on my side of town. I realized then, simply because I had not watched the news the night before nor that morning news,  it did not mean it was not going to happen.

That made me remember a young man I had seen on the national news.  He had self  quarantine himself from the world twelve months earlier. He had gone to China and was a student of a Tibet teacher ( perhaps the Dalai Lama).  Even,  in spite he was in the center of the pandemic, he was not aware of it. He said his year of absence from the world made him more complete or should I say happier. The fact  that he did not know how the rest of the world had suffered,  didn’t mean it had not happened. I am not sure what gave him the means to go without a job for a whole year. He looked like a person of means. The only time he left his room was to relieve himself and to shower. His food was brought to him. He told the newscaster, he felt refreshed. He did not miss his T.V., computer, cell phone, his tablet or his ipad.  It was not until he returned from his self imposed quarantine, he felt the weigh of the world closing in. We can run or stick our head in the sand, but the problem remains.

The question was ask on that same day on my second prayer call “When will the world get better?” God leaves it up to us to make it better. Mankind messed up the world.  It is up to mankind to clean up our mess. The entire world must change its behavior.

There is not one country that can boast of its humanity toward its people of color. Every civilized nation has mistreated those who differ in race, creed or gender. We, who believe in equality, must act, to make our beliefs come true. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  had a dream. We can turn that dream into a fact, but it is up to us.  If we have the soul and the spirit, we must never fear our beliefs,  we must see them realized.

By showing our true heart, we can inspire other hearts with our fire. The strong will obey when a stronger heart shows the way.

As the song says (paraphrase): Give me some leaders who are stout hearted leaders. Leaders who will fight for the rights we all adore. Start me with ten who are stout hearted Leaders and I will soon give you ten thousand more. Shoulder to shoulder and boulder and boulder,  we will grow as we go to fight our foes. Then, there is nothing in this world that can stop or mar a plan. When stout hearted Leaders walk together hand and hand.

Again, we say as the Lord told the people through His prophet: WAKE UP! Ephesians 5:14-17 wake up, O sleeper, rise up. Many of our young people are doing just that. No longer can the man who is not Black say “I am not prejudice” When your eyes are open, you walk in the light. Take a stand and your fellowman will follow. If you don’t take a stand, not only are your eyes blind to the world but you are blind in Christ. If you love Him, you will obey Him. Read Luke 6:31 or Matthew 7:12.

WAKE UP EVERYBODY!!!!

Injustice Will Receive its Just Reward

As most of you already have noticed, I have tried to ignore extreme politics. However, the state of our nation and other nations around the world scream anger.  No longer can I ignore injustice.  George Floyd called for his mother and mothers around the world heard his cry. It is hard for me to put my emotions in print.  I can only give you this hymn I learned when I was in college.

Once to Every Man and Nation

Verse 1

Once to every man (woman) and nation,

Comes the moment to decide,

In the strife of truth with falsehood,

For the good or evil side;

Some great cause, God’s new Messiah,

Offering each the bloom or blight.

And the choice goes by forever,

‘twixt that darkness and that light.

Verse 2 

Then to side with truth is noble.

When we share her wretched crust,

Ere her cause bring fame and profit,

And ’tis prosperous to be just,

Then it is the brave man chooses

while the coward stand aside,

Till the multitude make virtue

Of the faith they had denied.

 

Verse 3

By the light of burning martyrs,

Christ, Thy bleeding feet we track,

Toiling up new Calvaries ever

With the cross that turns not back,

New occasions teach new duties,

Time makes ancient good uncouth,

They must upward still and onward,

Who would keep abreast of truth.

Verse 4

Though the cause of evil prosper,

Yet ’tis truth alone is strong;

Though her portion be the scaffold,

And upon the throne be wrong,

Yet that scaffold sways the future,

And behind the dim unknown,

Standeth God within the shadow,

Keeping watch above His own.

God will take care of His children. The brave man dies once

but the coward dies many deaths.

 

 

What Should We Do?

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The Sad Hawk

It was a dark and dismal  summer’s night. The darkness was so thick, poor Hawk couldn’t  see his own wings. He could only hear them  flopping  wildly  in the heat of the night.   Thick  dark clouds covered the sky.  Not a star could be seen for miles around. Hawk was exhausted. He was trying to fly with the eagles but they kept going higher and higher and faster and faster. Poor Hawk could not keep up and eventually lost his way.  He was so tired trying to keep up, he decided to stop at an old oak tree he managed to spot buried  deep in the foliage of  the forest floor. In the next tree over he heard a strange voice saying Poor Hawk, Poor, Poor Ha

. Hawk looked over and saw an owl. Hawk said: Mr. Owl, is that you saying Poor Hawk, Poor

 Poor Hawk?  Mr. Owl answered: yes, it is I. Hawk ask: why are you saying that? You don’t know me.  Owl replied: I don’t know you, but I know your kind.  You left home. You wanted a quick  start  on your own. The Eagles quickly identified you as wanting too much too soon. They Know Hawks are Swift  but Eagles are swifter. They advised you to disown your  parents and make a life for yourself.

Foolishly  you followed their advise.  Even when your parents are wrong , never disown them nor tell others they are mentally unbalanced. Remember the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Soon they will put it out that you are unbalanced too. Eagles will pretend to be your friend as long as you have something to offer them. When everything is spent, they will give you no pity.  They will fly higher and higher, faster and faster and then laugh in your face. Go home Hawk. You are always loved at home no matter how far you roam.

Hawk went home to find his parents well. He discovered the eagles had lied to him to get him to do what they wanted him to do.  Hawk learned a lesson. Everything that glitters is not gold and everything  that sounds exciting is not as exciting as it might sound.

Did You Know?

In some instances, when the goings get tough (tuff), the tough (tuff) gets going. Not always!!! There have been occasions when the goings got tough (tuff) and the lying started flowing. The tough hung around to see what the outcome was going to be. Run if you have done wrong. Run if you are about to get in hot waters when untruths are about to be told. Run when you walk blindly into a situation that no one told you exactly what the situation demand.
NBC has a program, “The More You Know”. Sometimes knowing is helpful, then again sometimes knowing can be harmful. It all depends on what it is you know. There are times you know something that you don’t know you know. That’s when people often expose themselves to everyone thinking someone knows something that they actually don’t know. At that juncture it becomes a catch 22-22 thing. Is it 22-22 or 20-20-? I don’t know!! I don’t care!!! I do find it a little amazing that I find it funny that someone thinks I have information I do not have. Apparently, it is information I don’t care to have. If I did not read it in the bible, you can be sure I will not repeat it.
When I was working, often I would be ask, have you heard this or that. Even if I had heard it, I would not repeat it. I realize now, some friends were trying to be helpful. They believed the lie as a truth.
On my Daddy’s letter head he always had this quote ” Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”. Deliver me from small minded people. I will always strive to have a “great mind”.

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Did You Know?

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