Justice for Julius Jones

Hello Friends.  Today’s blog space is dedicated to this important advocacy work for Julius Jones.  To learn more, visit https://www.justiceforjuliusjones.com.

“We’re less than one week out from Julius Jones’ clemency hearing. This is truly his final opportunity at justice.

So please—even if you’ve done it already—contact Governor Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and tell them to spare Julius’ life.

Julius has been on death row for more than half his life for a crime he’s always said he did not commit. The trial lawyers in his case have acknowledged their shortcomings that contributed to his wrongful conviction. Another man has told multiple people that he—not Julius—is the one who committed this crime. During the trial, the jury was made up of all white people and one Black person, and one jury member used a racial slur against Julius.

All of these things should cast doubt on Julius’ guilt, and in order to execute someone in this country—to take away their life forever—you must know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they are guilty. And that simply is not the case here.

Executing an innocent person is something you can never take back.”

Thank you,
Rev. Cece Jones-Davis
Justice for Julius – Represent Justice Org.

Everyone, help save Julius’ life.  In the meantime, stay 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.

Check out the shows 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

LOVE. Act It Out!

Friends, how are you this week?  I am doing well.  Although, I struggled pushing a blog out today.  Yesterday, I was confident that I had a topic but I got stuck as I began to type this afternoon.  Eventually, after I took a break from writing the blog to check emails, make calls, etc., I came up with this—Love.  More specifically, love in action.

Examples of Love in action outside of doing loving things for your own small circle of loved ones includes advocating for others; protecting others; fighting for others; teaching others; lifting others; edifying others; feeding others; checking others and checking on others; praying for others; etc.  The list of actions could go on and on.  Get moving friends.  Your neighbors (anyone you know or know of) are praying for an answer.  Be an answer to someone’s prayer.  Love and Act it Out!

Stay 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.

Check out the shows 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

The Countdown Begins!

Hello everyone!  How are you?  I am well.

Listen, this is a quick reminder that the Countdown til Christmas Give Aways will start this month on Tuesday, October 26th.  Leading up to the date, you and other viewers/listeners can submit your name and contact information to producer@marilynscafesociety.com.  Be sure to put “Countdown til Christmas Give Aways” in the subject line.  On the 26th, I will draw the name of the winner during the show.

For those who have businesses, products, or just want to contribute to the giveaways, reach out via the same email address so that we can make it official.  In exchange for your support, your business logo will be placed on the “Friends” page of the website and based on the level of your contribution, you’ll be mentioned during the show as a supporter.  Let the ‘Countdown Begin’ you all!  This will be fun!

Meanwhile, stay 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.

Check out the shows 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

Sunshine!

Friends, I hope that you have experiencing as much sunshine as I have been in the last couple of days! The sun is so beautiful; so warm or hot; so healing; and, so yellow!

The beauty of sunshine exudes joy and cheerfulness, as well as positive, uplifting vibes.  The warmth or heat of sunshine permeates feelings of comfort and healing energy that’s loaded with Vitamin D.  Listen, did you know that people who live in regions or areas that get lots of sunshine tend to have a more “sunnier” disposition?  It’s true.

You all be sure to get out to enjoy the sunshine!  Or, just let some in!  And, again, I say to you—stay safe and be well.  Also, 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.

Check out the shows 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

Be Salubrious!

Hello Friends!  Having a salubrious week?  Not sure?  Well, let me help.  Salubrious means healthy; health giving; restorative.  So, are you?  I hope so.

Salubrious is the word for the month of September.  I emailed it to those on my email list around the first of the month and will highlight it again on the next YouTube broadcast which will be posted before the end of this month. (If you want to receive my Monday emails, send your request to marilynscafesociety@yahoo.com)

Have you ever really given thought to how incredibly genius the human body is?  The majority were born with everything that we need to be salubrious.  God is so amazing!  Think about all the sophisticated systems (respiratory, circulatory, immune, nervous, etc.) that somehow magnificently work together.  It is our responsibility to maintain the good gift of health that Heavenly Father God gave us.  Continue to make healthy food choices; stay hydrated; move your body every day; rest; visit your medical professionals; and pray.  Of course, there is more that we can do to achieve optimal health but those are necessary to simply maintain it.  So, again, I say to you—have a salubrious week, month, year, life!

Stay safe and be well, everyone.  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.

Check out the shows 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

God’s Goodness

Friends, how are you?  I hope that you are having a good week.  If not, as you move through the rest of the week and life, remember this—

The light of God/Christ surrounds me;

The love of God/Christ enfolds me;

The power of God/Christ protects me;

The presence of God/Christ watches over me;

The joy of God/Christ uplifts me;

The wisdom mind of God/Christ guides and instructs me;

The strength of God/Christ inspires me.

Wherever I am, God is!

Be Blessed my friends.  Be sure to talk, walk, and bask in God’s Goodness.

The new season of the show will start later this month.  In the meantime, stay 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.

Check out older shows 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

Our Natay * Tay Tay * Tay

Chardena Natay May March 4, 1987 – September 6, 2021

We are hurting and will miss you.  Rest in Heavenly Peace Dear Niece.  We Love You!

Friends, it has been a tough week.  The new season of the show will start later this month.  In the meantime, stay 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.

Check out older shows 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

A Year Later.

Peace everyone and Happy September!  It’s a beautiful first day of September where I’m sitting.  I hope that you are experiencing the same.  Shhh.  For some reason that Earth, Wind, and Fire hit record just popped in my mind—September.  Let’s take a dance break right here.

Ok.  So, I have been a busy beaver in the last year or so despite the pandemic.  I have shared a lot with you all via this blog and the show.  Recently, I have decided that some of the projects/ministries that I am working on, I will keep to myself and the Heavenly Father!  However, I will share this with you.  I have been hanging out with one of my new best friends for about a year now.  Look.

My Friend.

I have progressed from walking 1.5 miles per hour to 1.5 miles in a half hour.  Also, in the beginning, I pretty much ate what I wanted but now I am really being careful to consume a healthier diet.  As a result, the scale has not moved much but I have lost a few inches.  Here’s a pic.

Marilyn (a bit toned-up)

Listen, at this point, my goal is to keep moving and to maintain good health that God blessed us all with.  In the process, should some more pounds and inches come off, I’ll take it. 

Friends, as I always say, stay 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.

The new season of shows will start after Labor Day.  Be sure to tune in at  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

One of Nature’s Choruses of Life

Hey Friends!  How are you doing?  I am doing good.  In fact, as I was taking in and enjoying the evening/dusk a few days ago, I noticed an interesting sound.  I’d heard it before in the past couple of weeks but really didn’t give it any attention.  This time, however, I was intentionally listening.

I was looking too.  But, I was unable to see anything.  At first I thought, crickets?  No, I reasoned.  The sound was so loud that there would have to be millions of them.  And besides, crickets don’t settle in tree top branches.   Then I remembered the news stories that I read about “Brood X” back in the Spring.  Brood X or the Great Eastern Brood refers to the trillions of cicadas that have emerged from beneath the soil after living there for the past 17 years.  The reason that they make an above ground appearance is to mate!  Yes, the loud, buzzing sound that I heard was the male cicadas calling their mates!!!  My goodness what a life song!

After they mate, they die.  The male cicadas die right after mating but the female will live long enough to lay 500 eggs in tree branches and then she dies.  Life goes on, however. Six to ten weeks later the eggs hatch, drop to the ground, and burrow underground for the next 17 years. 

According to CNN, the are not harmful to humans or animals.  As a matter of fact, unfortunately for them, they can become food for both.  Scientist haven’t figured out the 17 year life-cycle of the cicadas either but have noted that there is a smaller Brood that emerges every 13 years. 

This Brood X is the largest and people living in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia have been experiencing them since some time in May.  As stated, I really just started hearing the noise a couple weeks ago in my neighborhood situated in Illinois. 

Well, if time permits, check out the cicadas Chorus of Life before it ends.  Also, stay 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.

Click here to listen to my recording of the cicadas. Another August show special is up for viewing.  Go to  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

The “I”s

Hello Friends!

I hope that you are having a good week.  I’m well. So, someone reached out last week and made a criticizing comment about the last blog having too many “I”s in it.  My response was when speaking about yourself, what other way is there to refer to oneself?  After all, this past week’s blog title and message is about the power of “I will”.  Furthermore, there would not/could not be a “we” or “us” unless there were a whole lot of “I”s.

Now listen, “I” discovered a long time ago that some people are just negative critics and “I” believe it’s because they simply don’t like or love themselves.  Someone could have nine out ten positives going on and the negative person/people will pick out that one thing to harp on.  Or, in some cases (and this one in particular) attempt to make “something negative” out of what is clearly positive, encouraging, and inspiring.  Anyway, you all, when confronted with the negative critics, discern whether it is warranted and then conduct yourselves accordingly by accentuating the positive!

Friends, stay 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.

The third summer show special is up for viewing.  Go to  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn