Monday, February 27, 2017

BARBADOS: What's Within The Name?!



When Your Own Eyesight Blinds You

You Are Well And Truly Blind!
When Your Mind Walks Off And Leaves You
You Know Your Only Help
Is In
The Lord God Almighty
Holy
Wholly Divine!


Life Without God Is Possible!

True Life Without God Is Not!

Being Cold Through Sin Is Possible

BUT
Being Cold In Burning Hell Is Not!



Now, With This In Mind ...

From The Island Of Barbados
The Glorious Land Of My Birth
Many Are The Street Names
Place Names 
By Which One May Chart
A Pilgrim's Progress
AND
With God's Help
Live A Life Of Success!

So ... 

For This Missive
I Have All The Notable Names Re-Called
AND
I Have Added Them To The Good News
That Is God's Gospel
AND
I Encourage You To Walk Along
Among Them!
You Will Have Your Self 
A Ball!

Come On!
Let's Take That Walk ...

Chance Hall
Went Over To Easy Hall
AND
He Had Fruit At Grape Hall!
He Got Frisked At Checker Hall

AND
Went 
AND
Bought Seasoning At Thyme Bottom!

He Had A Medical Exam
At Constitution River

AND
Got Chased Around
Old Mt. Stinkeroo!

He Got Hurt At Payne's Bay

AND
He Also Fell And Struck His Head At Bottom Bay

After Which
He Quenched His Thirst At Water Hall!

Chance Then Steadfastly Ran 
But Grew Weary
AND
Short-Winded At Hill Road
AND
Thus Got In A Tangle At Bush Hall!

He Ran Out Of Money In Bank Hall
Whereupon
He Cried
As His Hopes
- For Success -
Died!

Ladye Fate Told Him Of King Street
But He
- In His Own Wisdom -
Went To Government Hill
Where Meeting Despair
He Went To Pine Hill

AND
Got Catspraddled
When He Thought To Trust
Inch Marlowe
Who Jammed Him Up On Gun Hill!

He Met Constant In Sweet Vale!
He Met Brighton In Waverly Cot!
He Met Strong Hope In Lion Castle
Only To Be Stymied By Gully
Of Old Jack-In-The-Box!

In Fear And Desperation
He Fell To Crying In Mount Misery

BUT
Christie Had Pity
AND
Told Him To Head To Endeavor
While Avoiding Sugar Hill
After Talking To The Blunts
Who Had The Map For Sweet Vale
Which He Could Only Receive 
IF
If, Ef
He Did Battle
With Venture

AND
Made A Dead Run On Horse Hill!

But ...

As Clear Fate Would Have It
He Found Himself In Jericho
Where St. Jude 
AND
Workmans
Told Him 
IF
He Went To Free Hill
He Could Avoid Roach
IF
He Did
The Drax Hall Jump!

In Short Order
He Cried Our In Desperation:

I Want To Go To Lemon Arbor
But I Have To Cross Over Flat Rock
And I Must Not Disturb
The Denizens Of Locust Hall!
Lord, Have 'Is Mercy!
I Smell De Fraud!

Suddenly ...

A Strong Voice Was Heard:

Look Man!
This Is Proute!
You Have To Go Through The Valley

BUT
Make Sure To Rest At Salters
AND
Open The Window At The Lee Side Of
Neil's Boarded Hall
And Understand That
You Have Tests At Campaign Castle
And
What Ever You Do
Don't Don't Do Not Fall
At Good Intent
Nor
Loaf About At Lead Vale!

Walk Briskly Up To Providence
AND
Humbly Through Pilgrim Place
AND
Get Your Self To Fair View

AND
Courageously Set Your Heart On 
Sion Hill!

But ...

Be Careful!
There Are Four Roads
A Grove

AND
Six Cross Roads
Which Can Sling You Up To Foul Bay!
But ... Take Heart

AND
Please Do Not Lean On Your Own Understanding
For
With Determination
You Must Ignore Diamond Valley!

Be Sterling
AND
Remember Jezreel

AND
Offer Up Praise For Three Houses

BUT
See That You Eat Nary A Thing At Apple Hall!

Take Note
AND
Don't Forget It:

  • You Must Change Clothes At White Haven!
  • You Must Labor In Industry Hall!
  • You Must Watch Your Back At Windy Hill!
  • You Must Plunge Into The Water At Bath
AND

  • You Must Seek After  Knowledge At Coach Hill!

WARNING:

Avoid Pot Hill
New Castle

AND
Welch Town
For
Truth Is Not Known In These Places

AND
Free Will
AND
Choice
- IF PERMITTED - 

Will
With MALICIOUS Intent
Throw You Up Side Down!

Spend A Night At Messiah Street!
Do Not Consort With All-Sorts At Meadows
Nor
At That Coconut Grove!
Give Your Back To Mount All!
Learn Of Life At Lakes Folly!
Avoid At All Costs
The Risk!

BUT
Take A Moment

AND
Read The Headstones
At Graveyard
By Putting Distance
Between You
Mount Gay

AND
Date Tree 
AND
Moore Hill!

Keep Out Of Licorish Village
AND
Frugally Eat At Pie Corner!
Thirstily Drink At Well Road!
Joyfully Sing At Spring Garden!

You Shall Sleep The Sleep Of The Just
When You Spend The Night At Friendship
AND
Be Thoroughly Refreshed
Come The Morning
By Having Prayers
At Bright Hall
With Hope!

Find Good Content At Retreat!
Stand Behind The Archers
At Crab Hill

AND
After Time Spent In Church Hill
AND
Prospect At The Rock!

Make Sure To
Hold Up At Mount Standfast
After You've Outrun
The Fiend Of Arch Hall
AND
Talk To The Deacons At Eagle Hall
For You Need Their Input
To Walk In Correct Order
Through Harmony Hall
Around Cat's Castle
Across Rendezvous
Over Top Rock
Along Kingsland
Between Gall Hill 
AND
Goodland
After Hurrying Along Hastings
To Arrive Safely At
My Lord's Hill!
Things For You Will Then Swing!

Understand This ...

Time Is Not Yours!
Tomorrow Is Not Yours!
AND
Those Hellions In Speightstown
Will Chase You Through Holetown!
Those From Fitts Village
Will Try To Run You Down!
The Bullies In Six Mens
Will Order You To Dash Valley
BUT ...
Whatever You Do
Know There Is Hope At
Drill Hall
IF
You Do Not Lay Up In Westbury
As You Avoid Rotten Town!

Finally ...

Give Gifts To All At The Alms House!
Get Your Self Away From That Base Street!
Hie Thee Over The Swing Bridge!
AND
Clean Your Shoes In The Careenage
For
Hereafter
The Die For You
Is Cast!

Discipline Is Your Watch Word!
Dedication To Task Is Your Musical Verse!
Jesus Christ
Is The Rock Of Your Salvation

AND
Let Hope For Salvation
Be You Constant Refrain
All The While Knowing That 
At River Road
- For Eternity -
You Will
- Because Of Christ Jesus -
Be Able Always
On Demand
To Quench Your Thirst!

Accept Free Grace!
Embrace Undying Love!
Remember That Jesus Christ Saves

AND
Accept That
Trust And Obey

AND
Faith For Today
Are Your Choice Currencies
As You Struggle For Life
In Long Bay!

Heaven Awaits!
God Can't Be Late!
Reason With The Father
For
With Him In Control
Great Glory's Glories
For You
Await!
He Has The Date!

Your Name Is Your Character!

What Is Inside YOU!?!