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3of3 from 1998
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1of3 that I wrote in 1998, before my accident.
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Marcus LaceweIl 

Throughout our lives, we see and learn that we lose everything that we love. How we handle that loss decides the affects of that loss. Many try to hold on to that loss (ex. Trying to return to a characteristic that you possessed in high school). This attempt to hold on allows the loss to become a problem.
Most of the time, we fail to realize that we possess characteristics that helps us in our current situations.

3of3 from 1998

Can You Stand the Rain?
BY: Marcus Lacewell

No matter what type of life one lives thunderstorms will be a common occurrence, in their lifetime. Many people see rain as being a burden, but, in reality, it can be a blessing, upon all of us. We must look at each shower as being an aid to overcome the next. In major storms, it is natural to feel that finding shelter is hopeless, when every raindrop feels worse than the, overall, storm. I have found that no one can survive EVERY storm alone, no matter how much rain one feels that they can stand.

2of3 from 1998


Good Guy
By:  Marcus Lacewell

I can't believe this guy just shot me.  I guess he thought I was someone else.  I always knew I would die some day.  I just thought it would happen when I was much older and not at twenty. I thought I was going to have more time, because I was a good guy.  I was just raised in a bad place.  I wonder where the good people of bad places go when they die?  This is something I always wondered.  Is it my fault that I grew up around all the wrong things?

1of3 that I wrote in 1998, before my accident.

On My Block     By :  Marcus Lacewell

I used to feel that bad habits shouldn't be discussed. There was a time when bad habits had total control over me.  "The block" became a regular hang out spot for me around the age sixteen.  When night fell, everyone would congregate like Sunday morning service, the collection plate would make its rounds, but everyone knew that no one was going to be saved.  Instead of the money going to good causes, it went to Everclear, Gin, Hennessey, and several other "problem solvers.

Smart Smoothies

I was in a disabling motorcycle accident. The doctors said that I would never walk, or think for myself ever again...
Marcus Lacewell’s yellow Smart Car catches the eye as you drive past Lacewell’s Smart Smoothies on Market St. and Kerr Ave.  His camper is set up six days a week.
Marcus is a numbers guy, the “smart kid” who spent time tutoring others and pursued an engineering education at NC State.  Then tragedy struck-
But eventually, Marcus began again, enrolling at Cape Fear Community College.

Destiny

Destiny
Marcus Lacewell

Your destiny, normally, comes after a major hardship.  A hardship that is so major that your identiity is tested.  Your identity shows your true self, what truly builds your character.  This seems to be the situaton that most, of your past, tests were preparing you for.  For example,  Jesus began teaching after Satan tested his identity, in the wilderness.  Also, David did not become king until he was tested many times.  After he had a new identity, he fought Goliath.  After, he became king.  He was promised to be king over 20 years prior, but God had to change his identity first.  What is built into your character, that is keeping you from your destiny?  Have you been over-looking tests that has been trying to shape your identity?  Unlearn.

I WILL NOT STAND STILL

I WILL NOT STAND STILL
                 Marcus Lacewell

  One day, I heard a man talking with his cane.  He said:
Well Cane, looks like I no longer need you.

Cane:  Come-on man, you need me.  I see how you walk without me, you look like you'll fall any minute.

Man:  I''m not about to fall.  I just have to walk different, now, from the average man.  Besides, I must learn to walk without you.

Cane:  You don't have to be without me  If you don't use me, I'll grow weak  You should still use me.

Past- 1/3 Citizen Today-2/3 Citizen

Past- 1/3 Citizen   Today- 2/3 Citizen
 
Marcus Lacewell
 
It is tempting to pretend that minorities on death row share a fate in no way connected to our own, that our treatment of them sounds no echoes beyond the chambers in which they die. Such an illusion is ultimately corrosive, for the reverberations of injustice are not so easily confined. -Justice William Brennan (1987)
 
The Sounds of Racism
Blatant racism is seen and heard too often in courtrooms around the country.  Today there seems to be a U.

TWO MASTERS

TWO MASTERSMarcus Lacewell  Matthew 6:24 KJV
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else hewill hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
 
Since America’s formation, it has given its citizens the right to pursue happiness.

FREE-WILL

FREE-WILL
 
Marcus Lacewell
 
There exists a constant question about humans' ability to have free-will.  God promised that we will make-it to our designed finish line.  He did not promise us how we will get there.  We can easily make-it or barely make-it, but we will get to our designed destination.  We are free to do what we want as long as it does not prevent us from our designed destination.
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