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Someone is in my mind today…maybe it’s you.

You feel that Keto is too hard.

You feel that you can’t “do this”.

You hear the voices of those around you who continue to say negative things about your new life and new way of healing your body.

You feel “worthless” and despite being AWESOME you continue to allow yourself and others to sabotage the “healing of your body/life”.

You were on my heart today for a purpose and I feel compelled to tell you that YOU ARE WORTH BEING GOOD TO YOURSELF!!!

Know that there will always be people who speak the negative towards your life BUT YOU don’t have to be apart of the negativity as YOU can choose to “do you” and live your life free of what others “think” that you should do or how you should live your life.

I’m here to confess to you that I can feel your strength even through the screen of this social medium and you are much stronger than you think and you are more than capable of molding yourself into the best you that you can be…all that you have to do is NOT GIVE UP!!

Do me a favor before I leave you. Go over to that mirror…you know the one that you abhor because you hate the person that you see looking back at you and tell that person…I LOVE YOU DESPITE YOUR FAULTS AND YOUR FAILURES AND YOU ARE WORTH THIS!!!

The best and brightest in this world are “failures” at one time or another but they all realize that failures are simply stepping stones that can be used to build a mansion of success.

So hang in there…you got this…and you are so awesome and loved more than you know.

Now choose today to love yourself because you are worth it so keep calm and Keto on!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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The problem here (referring to the Democrat agenda for California in the attached link) for the “Christian” who continues to vote Democrat “no matter what” is that this mindset represents the national leadership of the Democrat party and they keep it under wraps because they know that if their voters knew the full extent of what they truly believe then they would be in trouble so they put on a “we are a friend to the Christian” poker face in public nationally while behind the scenes they do everything that they can to weaken Christianity.

What I’m saying here refers ONLY to what I a former Democrat know from personal experience and does NOT infer any allegiance with or emboldens a response that I view the Republican leadership much better.

What I’m saying is that this leadership to include President Obama whether you like it or not approves of this agenda to silence Christianity or any form of conservatism while pretending to be tolerant when the unbiased and sans partisan individual that is not blinded by party loyalty can plainly see the truth.

California has ALWAYS been the “bell cow” leading the Democrat party’s agenda and since that has not changed I fail to see how any Christian that confers allegiance to this part cannot understand that they are in affect when casting a ballot for this agenda that they are casting a ballot for their actual belief to practice their faith as guaranteed by the Constitution and it is THEM that are doing it to themselves because they blindly trust this leadership because they SAY that they are for minorities, etc.,

Again, before I get any comments that I have to delete inferring that I’m pushing a Republican agenda know that as a Christian Independent Constitutionalist that I view BOTH parties with great disdain as they BOTH have strayed far from living up to their sworn oath to “support and defend the Constitution” of this country.

Most of what I see coming from both parties these days are designed to work around the tenants of the Constitution so that these mostly career politicians can accrue and hold onto power while keeping the “masses” who are trying to live daily, ordinary lives unware of their wealth-grabbing, in-Constitutional ways.

I digress….

Lastly, it has been the Democrat agenda to remove any and everything “God” from any and everything that we do one little step at a time and again…I am what I refer to as an “ole skool Democrat” and though I wasn’t a Christian back then I was always baffled that so many of the policies that were presented by the National Party headquarters was so “anti-Christian” in nature and it was ONLY about 20 years later after I gave my life to Christ that my eyes were opened to the truth (not only Democrats but ALSO ALL politicians and political agendas but I castigate Democrats here because nationally they continue to lie about their agenda and fool their constituents. Repubs do too TBF).

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

I’m always amazed at people who say that they want to lose weight or achieve better health or improve some medical condition with keto since they have seen how it is worked for me and want the results that I have but are not willing to does what I did and even stick with it to see the desired result.

They want to do it “their way” and my word to you is “go ahead…it’s your life” and I move on getting healthier and healthier while they remain caught in their own trap.

I also love how people are not willing to give up things that are harming them and will even say “oh…I don’t know if I can live without that” or “I can’t give that up” not realizing that that is an addictive mindset that God never intends for us to have.

For example. When the body has to deal with alcohol the body recognizes it as a poison and to keep it from killing you it basically reroutes most of its functionality to the liver so that it can metabolize it into a less harmful state and thus be excreted out of the body.

This process takes time and the entire time that this is happening no healing occurs, there is no repairing of muscle tissues, and to the person who is trying to lose body fat you must be aware that while the body in this protective process EVERYTHING that you eat regardless of whether it’s healthy or not (even Keto food) is immediately stored as fat on the body.

Over time as this process is repeated time and again the body starts to adapt and give up fighting what you are doing to it and the result is a dangerous fatty liver that can shorten your life in the worst and in the least make it very difficult to lose body fat.

So when I explain this process to someone who seeks my advice on losing body fat or who is seeking to reverse or improve a metabolic medical condition that they need to give up drinking alcohol at least for the first month or two of keto and they tell me “I don’t know if I can give it up” (whether it’s alcohol or certain foods) I tell them “it appears that you have something much more serious and that is a burgeoning addiction that you need to deal with because what you are saying to me is that “it” is more important than your health, possibly having more time with your loved ones, or improving your condition.”

This behavior is also mirrored in our walk with God as we show our true colors when we are not willing to give up something that He is telling us to give up when we know that He knows what is best for our lives.

So I ask you today…what do you want? What goals do you want to achieve? Are you unknowingly bearing an addiction that may be killing you body and/or spirit?

If you “can’t” live without it for sometime (more than a couple of months) even when you know that it is harming you then you have your answer and this is the time for you to do something about it.

If you pray the pray!

If you do something else then do that (I prefer prayer myself).

BUT DO SOMETHING and stop being a slave to that thing that you know is slowly (or quickly) killing you.

Hey…I know from experience that getting on the road to healing from an addiction be it hidden or other is not easy but I can promise you that if you make those changes that you won’t regret it.

Take the time to be the best YOU that YOU can be and let nothing be it the enemy or more often your “flesh” if you are a “believer” or if not then whatever you believe don’t allow “it” to stop you!

I believe in you so start believing in yourself as you deserve to be healthy.

Said in love,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

President Trump is not keeping you from walking out your front door and helping your neighbor.

He’s not keeping you from feeding he homeless.

As far as I know he is not keeping you from visiting hospitals to encourage the sick, or help the widow, or be a mentor to the fatherless child.

You can still get out and help someone today and if you are a Christian you are blessed to be in a country that you have the ability to do your “real” job and that is to spread the message of the salvation and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

My message today is that though we have the right to discourse on politics whether the president is Trump, Bush, Obama, or whomever let’s not get so blinded by politics that we lose our spiritual eyes that open our hearts that moves our feet in God’s direction to help others and more importantly save souls for the Kingdom of God.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

There are so many people who have no issue with not being on time for things be it work, lunch, meetings, etc. I’m not talking about when REAL things keep you from being on time like a TRUE health emergency, a TRUE car problem (if you know there is an issue with your vehicle take care of it…don’t put it off and then make an excuse), sitting in traffic due to a wreck (not talking about normal, heavy traffic…plan for it EVEN if you will be super early. Sit in the car and listen to 🎶 if you get to work too early.) or other TRUE emergencies (but realize that TRUE emergencies are not often ALL of the time and definitely NOT daily simply because YOU didn’t prepare for the next day’s task/work).

BE ON TIME!!!

Being on time is one of the best ways to put ones foot forward in any situation. I wrote the following as a comment about being on time to a friend as she was so proud of her son entering the workforce and being responsible.

“I’ve modeled this behavior for my kids for years and now that they are adults they now do the same.  

My mantra has always been that if you are five minutes early then you are five minutes late and what you do the day or night before will dictate your earliness or tardiness the next day. 

Lastly, I’ve always told them that there are very few excuses to be late and to be late FOR ANYTHING is akin to spitting in the face of the person, entity, customer, or business expecting you and basically telling them that their time is not valuable and that you don’t respect them as a man, woman, or business. ”

Rant over 😂

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Matthew 6:15:  But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

People often ask me how I am able to “forgive” when I don’t feel like it. 

 Below is a prayer that I sent to a young person that has been through some hurtful situations lately. 

 God put this person on my heart so I reached out with the following as directed by Him and I hope that it helps someone. I started out saying this prayer and now I’m able to simply tell people that offend me that I forgive them to their face as I’ve grown if the situation warrants it or if God tells me to but know that the most important thing is to seek God and forgive the person to HIM in the very least as it may not always be a goodIdea to reapproach a person who is “hell” bent (literally…that is what it is) on hurting you. Again, I pray that this helps:

“(Content withheld) God put you on my heart with the forgiveness post that I put up specifically. You have to forgive those that have hurt you recently. This doesn’t mean that you forget what they did and continue to allow them to hurt you but you have got to forgive them. I always try to pray similar to this when doing what I’m speaking of here;  

Lord Jesus, You know that this person (name) or group (could be your work, a church or whatever entity) has hurt me and You know that I’m still hurting about what they did to me. I forgive them NOT because I feel like it but because of obedience to You and Your word. I pray for them right now through my hurt and ask You to bless them though I want to do nothing but curse them right now. Lord forgive me of wanting to not forgive them also as I want to be forgiven on the day of Your return. I lay this hurt (name it…what they did or that you perceive that they did to you) at Your feel Jesus for You to deal with on my behalf and I trust You to do it and when I don’t trust You in my heart for it please help me in my untrust. I thank You for the victory over this hurt and I love You Jesus and it’s in Your Holy Name I pray sweet Jesus. Amen!”

I urge anyone in a situation concerning unforgiveness to practice this since if we don’t forgive we won’t be forgiven by God. I have numerous people in my life (family members included) that I no longer communicate with due to the toxicity that they bring into my life but I have forgiven them and I can now through healing from Jesus over the years be cordial to YET ONLY interact with them due to their toxicity when God directs me to.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

As I viewed the video in the link it took me back to traumatic incidents of racism NOT directed towards me by white folk but by many black people in my life who hypocritically cry racism everytime something happens yet fail to see the “log in” their “own eye” as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 7:3:  “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”

During a “Save our sons” events sponsored by some great friends and brothers and sisters in Christ (the beautiful Melvin and Toya Poplar) which was designed to get people differing faiths, races, police, the media, and anyone else who cared to discuss how to stop the unnecessary deaths within our community via dialogue with the police but during the event we also discussed racism.

There was much helpful dialogue to be discussed at the event and it was very helpful to our local community as we discussed topics that people are afraid to discuss due to political correctness or due to fear of being “shamed” by their respective communities in trying to understand our differences and discuss the long held and often unspoken grievances that we often have against each other so that we all as creations of the same God can make progress towards solutions to race issues instead of bloviating nonsensically with no “fruit” to be shown for the seeds being planted.

One of the points that I made (that I later was informed by the participants in the meeting) that made most everyone of the group think about was that my VERY first experience with racism DID NOT come from “white people” BUT FROM within my own black community when people within my family would deride me as being “too black”, or that my hair was too “nappy”, or that i was “just another dumb, black nigger that wasn’t going to amount to nothing”, or that that they would “disown” me if I married a “white girl” and many other hateful things.
Now I would be remiss if I didn’t also note that MOST  of these same people went to church every Sunday and also  MADE me go to church and learn that God says we should “love” all people like Jesus does and “forgive” others when wronged but would get mad it me and even kick my tail for trying to live it.

These “Christians” never lived that life that I even as a “dumb bigger who wasn’t going to ever amount to nothing” could read the Bible and  understand how to live because when it came to forgiving white people for the past wrongs that some of their race did to our people they WOULD’NT forgive them and talked about ALL white people (and you Mexicans ain’t off the hook…they did and STILL talk about y’all horribly also) like a proverbial “dog” (and I apologize to dogs everywhere for bringing them in this) and even to this day many of these “church attendees” (who are bereft of the Spirit of God that I am in relationship with) have not changed and are still ruining the spirit of black folk with their “dumb nigger” and “yo hair is just nappy and no good” comments.

It was this hypocrisy among other things that let me know that i didn’t need to go to church because as far as I was concerned “Christians” were hypocrites so I quit going to church and didn’t trust Christians for years until i gave my life to Jesus INSTEAD of people and HE taught me how wrong these people who knew Him by Name only were.
I digress…The real problem here as it relates to what I and this beautiful young lady is saying here is one of the things that I have said for years and that is that the black community is ALSO responsible for my, her, and so many others feeling like this because of how we are told NOT by racists how “ugly” black is but even worse by the community that claims to love us.

We “yap” on and on about “racism” from other groups towards black people but hide the fact that in the black community we are made fun of if our hair is “too natural” (or “nappy” to keep it 💯), or if you are light-skinned you were called “high-yella” and depending on your location being “high-yella” could be helpful or a detriment in the black community.

AND…don’t you dare be very dark as this beautiful young lady is because they (we..I am Big Black ya know) endure some of the most horrific comments that goes past simple humor (which I have no problem with by the way).

Think I’m joking…i challenge all black women to get them chemicals out of your hair today and go “natural” and see what happens!

To this day I marvel at how beautiful the natural hair of a black person is in its varying thickness and textures (I also marvel at He beauty of He hair of ALL of f God’s children so don’t “trip” with me here, LOL).

YET most of what I hear from my community is people (mostly women) who as they try to “get back to their roots (pun intended) are harassed mercilessly by the very community that claims to be on their side in everything “black”.

I noticed this hypocrisy as a child and continue to witness it now as an almost half a century old black man and I smh (shake my head) that this nonsense is still going on.

If someone wants to perm or straighten their hair…fine…they should get no “guff” over it and if someone wants to go natural there should similarly be nothing said either.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett