MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

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In Remembrance of 9-11…

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You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

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 I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say,

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“Good-bye.”

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I held his fingers steady as he dialed.

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I gave him the peace to say,

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“Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK…I am ready to go.”

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I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

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I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help.

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“I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!”

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I said. “Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.”

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I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

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I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

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I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken.

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I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith had saved them.

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I was in Texas, Kansas, and London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

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Did you sense Me?

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I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name -though not all knew Me.

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Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

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Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke

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“Come to Me… this way… take my hand.”

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Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

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But, I was there.

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I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.

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However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time would you have reached for Me?

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September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you.

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Prince Harry jammin’ to Reggae in beautiful Jamaica

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Irie!!!

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Party Prince Harry danced his socks off in blue suede shoes during his royal visit to Jamaica.

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The prince was visiting Kingston when he was pulled to his feet by attractive

Chantol Dormer.

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The 27-year-old royal proved that his rhythm was on par with jammin’ style as he boogey-down to a rendition of reggae legend Bob Marley’s “One Love”.

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That night Harry attended a black tie state dinner with Prime Minister

Mrs Portia Simpson.

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In a well-received speech the prince had his audience eating out of his hand with a few jokes in the local patois.

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He said: ‘I count it a great privilege to be standing here tonight, representing The Queen in Jamaica on her Diamond Jubilee. Her Majesty has asked me to extend her great good wishes to you all, and is sorry that she can’t be here - so you’re stuck with me… but don’t worry, cos every liddle ting gonna be aright! ‘

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‘Your vibrancy and vigour, your wonderful welcome to visitors and your island’s natural beauties - all combine to make Jamaica unique. ‬‪The Queen recognised this.

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A Tribute To Fathers

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A father loves his children, just as they are.

He cares enough to give the very best—himself.

When they’re in trouble, he’s there to help.

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When they need wisdom, he offers counsel.

When they have successes, he rejoices with them.

When they make mistakes, he forgives.

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Remembering Reggae’s “Cool Ruler” Gregory Isaacs

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Gregory Isaacs — one of the most popular and versatile reggae singers of the late-Seventies, and the smooth-voiced dancehall crooner behind the genre’s landmark 1982 LP Night Nurse —

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Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse (Live at Reggae Sunsplash 1983)

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Gregory Isaacs - My Number One

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GREGORY ISAACS : Tune in

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Gregory Isaacs - Cool Down The Pace

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Gregory Isaacs - If I Don’t Have You

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Long Live the “Cool Ruler”…Gregory Isaacs!!!!

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 Tribute to the Reggae Legend

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Gregory dies at 59; Jamaican singer pioneered reggae style known as lovers rock

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One of the genre major stars in the 1970’s, the ‘Cool Ruler’ had a polished sound and lyrics that focused on tales of love.  He was also known for his designer suits. 

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Gregory Isaacs, the Jamaican singer who pioneered the style of reggae music known as lovers rock and became one of the genre’s major stars in the 1970s, has died. He was 59.

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Isaacs died Monday at his home in London, according to his manager, Copeland Forbes. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer last year.

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Known as the “Cool Ruler,” as he styled himself in the title of a 1978 album, Isaacs cut a dapper figure in his designer suits and silk shirts — an image suited to a style of music that emphasized romantic yearning over reggae’s more traditional themes of spiritual and political transformation.

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“I’d say he’s one of the three geniuses I’ve known in the reggae music business, and I’ve known everyone,” said Gary Himelfarb, who recorded several Isaacs albums for his Washington, D.C.-based RAS Records label in the 1990s.

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“Gregory was the kind of person who could walk through a room of 20 people and come out the other side and tell you what everybody was wearing,” added Himelfarb, whose professional name is Doctor Dread. “He could sit at a piano and compose incredible tunes. He was really brilliant. He was on a whole other level than your typical Jamaican artist.”

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Isaacs was born in Kingston on July 15, 1951, and grew up in Denham Town. In school, he enjoyed reading, composition and painting, and at home he listened to American R&B on his family’s radio.

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Gregory Isaacs

July 15, 1951 - Oct 25, 2010

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Memorial Day Quotes

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Have a Happy and Wonderfully Blessed Memorial Day!

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15 Sayings For The Holiday

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Memorial Day quotes provide inspiration and help honor this annual holiday.

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It’s time for Memorial Day quotes with Memorial Day taking place on Monday, May 31, 2010.

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Here’s a roundup of some of the best Memorial Day quotes and sayings to share with loved ones and honor those who have gone before us.

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Feel free to share your favorite or provide your own quotes and tributes in the comments below.

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They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. -Henry Ward Beecher

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Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. -Wallace Bruce

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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. -Joseph Campbell

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The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. -Thomas Campbell

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