July 2014 Newsletter

Everything Must Change

That is the title of a 1974 song by Bernard Ighner and it was undoubtedly based on Ecclesiastes 3 of the Bible.

With that, it is with sadness that I inform you of some of the changes that have taken place in my life. As of May 1st I have become a part of another statistic. The first one was the prison statistic. Now it’s divorce. I won’t get into details but suffice it to say that a younger woman was involved in the mix.

I have moved but I am still in the metro Atlanta area. I am still working part-time and I will continue to try and make a difference in each area that I touch.

Sad ChildThe saddest news is that in order for me to move forward I have to scale back this blog.

As of August 1st, this blog site, www.sherrypeeljackson.org, will not necessarily contain a monthly newsletter.

I will continue occasionally with news, information and blogs, but my main focus will be correcting my health issues and growing my Titus 2 International Women’s Ministry website, which is www.titus2345.org.

Titus 2:3-5 tells the older women (that’s me now) to teach the younger women how to be real women. Although the ministry is mostly for women I am sure men can learn from some of the things that I will be saying, especially about finances.

All of my updates and speaking engagements will continue to be posted on this blog. For example, I may be in Northern Virginia around July 25th and near Houston, Texas around August 1st. I will add details to this blog site as they become available.

Also, if you want to contact me you can still do it here on this blog site. When I visit different cities for conferences I would love to meet you, so I will keep informing you of my travels.

Please note that I have not given up on the truth or the ideals that I so deeply hold. I have just chosen a different path to achieve the goals that I feel are most imperative now that my life has taken a sharp turn. As things develop I may regularly blog here, but the subject matter will concentrate on problem solving.

I would like to thank you all for being a part of the conversation over this last two years, and I pray that you continue to think and grow, and fight for freedom and justice.

This is Sherry Peel Jackson, moving on and up!

 

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June 2014 Newsletter

Preparing For The Future

Sherry Peel Jackson GraduationThis month I am developing a new life plan. As stated in the May Newsletter, I finished grad school. Many of you wrote me and informed me that I failed to mention the degree program. I received a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Luther Rice University & Seminary.

As of now, in addition to my part-time job, I will be speaking on finances and women’s issues at different conferences around the country.

Many people have asked me when I am going to do another speech on taxes. The answer is that I won’t be. People that are searching for truth will find it. It is now time to start talking about solutions to our problems.

I believe many of the solutions lie in our mindsets. We must abandon complacency and apathy in order to implement change, but many people are comfortable with the status quo. I know that most of you are not in that category, but we need to find others that are willing to step out of their comfort zones.

Finances

Debt has put a stranglehold on the vast majority of humanity. From cradle to grave we are strapped with debt not only of our own making but from the government leader’s propensity to continue to kick the proverbial can down the path just a little further every year.

I am in the process of watching a SyFy Channel series called Continuum. This show starts out in the year 2077, where the world governments have failed but the corporations (that were too big to fail) have taken over the entire world and people are chipped with debt indicators.

For each infraction, like not obeying a government rule, a person incurs more debt by having units (call life credits) taken from their chip, which lies in their wrist. For each person that doesn’t pay their debt they have to go work in a factory in a small cubicle making more chips – debtor’s prison.

The show gets more interesting each episode. One episode talks about a large corporation called “Sonmanto”. I would like to pick the brain of the producer and writers of this show! If you don’t have the SyFy Channel, as I don’t, then you can get it on Netflix, like I did. Netflix has the first two seasons.

I was so intrigued by the show that I purchased the third season, which is now in progress, from Amazon.com. Evidently someone involved with the show thinks this is where we are going, because some of the people from 2077 get transported back to 2012.

Take a look at this show and you will see the similarities in where we are now. That’s why it is so important for me to talk about ways to avoid this coming tsunami.

Women

As a woman, I can see the negative trend that has been established in our lives. Not that everything was rosy in the “June Clever” days, but women have lost their way.

Since I believe strongly in the stability of the family I also believe that it is substantially up to women to get the family back on track.

All of the depressing statistics about crime, drugs and suicide exist partly because women have abandoned their God-given responsibilities. The self-respect is gone and has been replaced with low self-esteem and dependency on others. When women re-establish their place in the home, become the mothers that they are supposed to be and the leaders that they were born to be then many of our issues will be straightened up in a generation.

For example, I have observed that many women, no matter what race, raise their sons to be soft. They aren’t intentionally doing this (hopefully) but when they clean up after them, don’t teach them to cook, bail them out of ALL of the trouble they get into all the way through life, these boys become males that expect something for nothing.

I was talking with a friend just yesterday that expressed her anger at a 37 year old man that consistently runs to his grandmother for money yet she is paying someone else every two weeks to cut her grass. When my friend asked the grandmother why she gave the grandson money all the time, while she owned two lawnmowers, and was paying someone else to cut the grass, the answer was, “I never thought about it.” Here lies the problem.

We are not thinking about the consequences of the way we raise our sons. When they grow up and meet a woman she will be expected to cook, clean and do everything for him because that is the way his mother did. I know plenty of women that are commanded by their husbands to make sure there are no dishes in the sink at bedtime but the husband, nor the son never raises a finger to help with cleaning the kitchen, because his mother always did it.

In raising daughters, women are sending them wrong or mixed signals. There are an alarming number of women that are single parents. We won’t get into how that happened but suffice it to say that many of these single mothers are preaching one thing to their daughters but acting in a totally opposite way.

I will cut this argument short by saying this: There is a difference between a male and a man.

A male is attracted to a different kind of woman than a man is attracted to. We need to teach our daughters, nieces and granddaughters how to be attractive on the inside, and keep their “boonshakalacka” covered up when they are out in the public. We need to teach them to let people know that they are much more than the body parts that are overly exposed. I think you get my point.

I know some of you don’t agree with me and don’t think it’s that important to educate women, but this is where the Lord is leading me. Especially after being in a women’s prison and seeing the carnage left behind by bad parenting. The overwhelming majority of the women that were in prison with me were raised by single mothers and most of them were single mothers themselves. A difference must be made and it starts with the person I see in the mirror every morning.

In closing, I would like to encourage you to view the presentation link below. It lists 20 careers of the future. These are projected to be top professions 10 years from now.

You may want to, as I did, share this with high school and college students right now so their diplomas and degrees won’t be obsolete soon after they graduate.

20 Jobs of the Future

http://slidesha.re/Sbxqvn

 

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