Erumpent!

It’s an active word meaning bursting forth or through a surface!  The flavors of my delicious dinner this evening were erumpent!

Hello Friends.  I learned this word last October.  It was the first time that I saw or heard of the word; and I really liked it’s definition.  It sounds just as energetic as its meaning. Come on, say it with me– eh-RUM-pent!!!  I really appreciate that this word is closely related to the spiritual power this month, zeal. Zeal means enthusiastic, energetic, eagerness.  So, join me this month as I continue to study and practice using both!   

Also, continue to be safe and well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask and watch your distance in very public places; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, So It Is.

The latest edition of Marilyn’s Café Society is posted.  Check it out.  Here’s the link — https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

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What Is Your “It”?

Happy Fall/Autumn to you!  I hope that you are as excited about Fall as I am.  I enjoy the cooler temps and can’t wait to squeeze back into my jeans to pair up with my sweaters and boots!  Oh, and I cannot forget to mention the beautiful colors of Autumn that we will see soon.

Fall Leaves

So, if you are in the Mondays email club, you know that today’s brief message is entitled, “Sometimes in life you just have to put it out there”.  The gist is to encourage everyone to speak their “it” into the universe.  Sure, we may have more than one “it” and our “it” may or will change.  Nevertheless, the universe is vast and will accommodate and manifest what we speak as long as it is ALL Good.  ALL God!

My “‘it” right now is to continue to have success with my show and in all areas of my life.  What’s yours?  Speak it!   Also, continue to be safe and well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask and watch your distance in very public places; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, So It Is.

The new season of Marilyn’s Café Society on YouTube is in effect.  Check it out.  Here’s the link — https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

August Word Review.

Happy August friends and Happy Heavenly Birthday to my father, Wallace May Jr.  It has been two years and it is still hard to believe.  And so, as I write this blog, I am listening to the music of one of his favorite jazz musicians, the late, great, Count Basie.  Here’s a taste of him with his orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB2X5dfeTA4

Isochronous is a good word to describe what I am doing right now—writing this blog and enjoying good jazz music.  Yes.  Remember, it means “occurring at the same time”.  However, just to be clear, this word is mostly used in technical or scientific arenas in relation to things happening in “regular intervals”, “repetition”, or even, “recurrent. 

Nevertheless, my friends, let’s practice using this word (isochronous) for the month of August!  Also, let’s continue to be safe and well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask and watch your distance in very public places; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, So It Is.

The new season of Marilyn’s Café Society on YouTube will begin in September.  In the meantime check out some of the older shows.  Here’s the link — https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

July Word Review.

Hello friends!  Can you believe that the month of July is almost over?  I seriously ask the rhetorical (and I believe improper English) question, where has the time gone? 

Well, I popped in today to remind you of the word for the month of July—scaturient– which means overflowing with abundance OR available in a large quantity.  Remember that I introduced this word last July and so this is a review or reinforcement for us to know what the word means as well as to practice using it in conversations.  The biggest achievement to me, however, is to live a scaturient life—not just for self but for others too.

My friends I wish scaturience to you today, tomorrow, next week, this month, next month, this year, next year, and for the rest of your lives; and that includes safety and wellness.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, So It Is.

Here’s the link to the show at https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media. Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Nuture and Maintain.

I can’t believe that we are now enjoying the month of July my friends!  Yes, it is summertime and some people are vacationing while others are staycationing.  No matter which one you are doing, I’m certain that playing with, bonding with, and enjoying family and friends are included. 

So listen, as the last couple of blogs reminded us, weeding and pruning is necessary in order to grow and bloom. Also, it is imperative that we nurture and maintain our good, positive, Godly relationships just as we maintain and nourish our beautiful flowers and/or garden after they have grown and bloomed.   Once done successfully, it’s even okay to add more beautiful flowers or plants to your well-maintained garden or life as long as you dedicate time to nurture them. My friends, it can get challenging but we must nurture and maintain beautiful relationships as well as prevent or remove those with continuous negative thoughts, motives, words, acts, etc. out of our lives. Continue to have a wonderful summer!  Take care of you.

And, as always, be safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, So It Is.

Here’s the link to the show at https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Pruning and Weeding.

Marilyn Appreciating Birthday Flowers

Happy June my friends!  Well, let’s get right to it.  Now that the blooming of beautiful flowers, shrubbery, and trees have begun, we’ve got to be mindful of the important tasks of pruning and weeding.  The dictionary defines “pruning” as a verb and means to cut off or cut back, to trim or clip off unnecessary branches or parts of a tree, plant, flower so that it can have a more fruitful, better growth experience.  “Weeding” is described as the act of removing undesirable plants or weeds from flowerbeds or other unwanted places in a garden or yard.   This gardening process is a wonderful analogy to use for the blooming or growth that happens in our lives. 

And so, to continue with the theme of growing and blooming, my friends, I challenge you to make sure that you remember to do the all important pruning and weeding in your life as you continue to grow and bloom.  Negative thinking, words, acts, environments, and people must be pruned away; weeded out of your life.  Surround yourself with and keep other beautiful flowers (or in this case people) around you.  Plant yourself in positive, nurturing, beautiful environments. Take care of you.

And, as always, be safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, So It Is.

Here’s the link to the show at https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Blooming.

How are you, friends!  Enjoying the warmer temperatures and everything else that Spring has to offer?  Not only are things growing but they are blooming–or, should be.  According to the dictionary, “to bloom” as a verb means to flourish, thrive, produce, achieve a state of healthful beauty and vigor.  And so, my friends, again, I send you a Public Service Announcement.  Just like the beautiful trees and flowers, make sure that you are “blooming” in all areas of your lives this season and always.  Bloom friends, Bloom!

And, as always, be safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, So It Is.

Here’s the link to the show at https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Growing.

Hello Friends!  I hope that you are well.  So, spring has arrived and things are beginning to grow.  I hope that you are growing in all areas of your lives because that’s what we were made to do!  It’s natural to progress, grow in life.  Growth should be continuous. It is necessary.  So, continue to grow!

And, as always, be safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, So It Is.

Here’s the link to the show at https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Go Green!

Friends, how are you?  I hope that you are well and feeling a little green.  Not green as in “saving the planet” or “not knowing” or “green with envy” but green as in spring green.  Green that symbolizes—

  • growth, harmony, fruitfulness, and creativity
  • originality, innovativeness and new beginnings
  • safety and security
  • money and abundance
  • healing power
  • peace, stability, calmness and tranquility
  • sincerity and genuineness 

Friends, Go Green this month just in time for the Spring season by wearing a little green each day.  And…

As always, be safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

Here’s the link to the show at https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Recap of the Black History Month Event

Thanks to those who took time Saturday evening to join us for this Black History Month virtual event–The Road to DuSable Lake Shore Drive, A Martin’s International – Black Heroes Matter (BHM) Coalition Presentation.

Again, I apologize for the technical difficulties and connection problems.  Prayerfully, in the near future, the video will be available for viewing.

Until then, as requested, below you’ll find my remarks from the event.  Note, that dispersed throughout the program were other speakers and music from Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, and James Brown! I dedicate this in loving memory of my Mother, Father, Brother, and all other loved ones.

“Good evening, everyone!  Happy Black History Month and Happy Love Month!  I am thankful to God for this opportunity and greet you all with Love! 

Speaking of love, through my eyes, that is what the journey to DLSD has been all about.  LOVE.

Our love for Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable and his amazing legacy;

love for his wife, Kitihawa who supported and led with him;

love for the Potawatomi people who showered DuSable with so much love and support;

love for Chicago and its people particularly black people;

love for the DuSablist who came before us advocating for DuSable to be properly honored;

love for those who will come after us;

and love for the Black Heroes Matters Coalition founders, Dr. Ephraim Martin and wife Justice Shelvin L.M. Hall.  

It’s because of love, that in the midst of a pandemic and social and racial unrest, they mobilized thousands of people to pick up the mantle of ensuring that DuSable finally receives the recognition he deserves as the founder of the city of Chicago. 

In Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus says, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as YOURSELF.  As an aside, I believe if our world leaders took that scripture to heart, we would not be dealing with the current world conflicts.  Love is not a weakness.  It’s a strength.

Anyway, back to DuSable.  With Alderpersons David Moore and Sophia King, we prayed, planned, wrote letters, held meetings, attended city council meetings and committee meetings—speaking, petitioning, and advocating for the renaming of LSD to DuSable Drive.  Finally, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s compromise proposal to rename Lake Shore Drive to JBPDLSD was accepted and approved.  The BHM Coalition, Mayor Lightfoot, and the Leaders of the City of Chicago (particularly the Transportation Committee with Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. as the chairperson) made what some thought was impossible, possible. LSD became JBPDLSD.  Yes, With God and Love, all things are possible for those who believe. 

And so, going forward, as I close and as we close out Black History month, we still stand in need and want for blacks in America.  And, it shall be done.  As for Chicago and DuSable, we still want a full City Holiday, a major 25ft Monument, and a beautiful park bearing his name.  Let’s make it happen with Love.”

That’s it, friends. As always, be safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

Here’s the link to the show at https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like” “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Also, visit the website at marilynscafesociety.com to connect to my social media.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn