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Slidell, LA

#1 Apr 3, 2014

LEARNING about the THINGS in LIFE that really MATTER should begin at BIRTH!

The very first thing that my FAMILY taught me was the 10-COMMANDMENTS and I am THANKFUL for that!

Now for the REST of the STORY:

Otis Hixon Jr., a 19-year-old coach for his church's 8-to-12-year-old basketball team, was shot dead Tuesday night in Marrero, a week after he told his parents that somebody - somebody he wouldn't name - wanted to kill him. Hixon's family, active members at New Orleans' Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, have been plunged into the same ocean of grief that has overwhelmed so many others, the same sorrow that has overshadowed so many who have loved and raised and cared for young black boys and men.
The young Hixon, who reportedly had promise on the basketball court, experienced a crisis of faith after his best friend, Lydell Hartford Jr., was killed at his Waggaman home in July. Hartford, a linebacker at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, was shot accidentally by a friend horsing around with a .38-caliber pistol. Hixon couldn't understand, his father Otis Hixon Sr. said, why God didn't intervene, why God didn't keep an innocent person, a young man with such potential, from dying at such a young age.
The Book of Psalms includes the kind of frustration, the kind of disappointment, dismay and bewilderment that Hixon's family says he was going through. I don't know that it's possible to be a person of faith and not experience some great loss, some great pain that makes you question everything you believed when you adopted that faith. Most of us are given the length of days necessary to work through such questions. Many of us reach a place where our disappointments don't have a toxic effect on our beliefs.
Whoever killed Hixon seems to have stopped the Waggaman teenager from reaching that spiritual maturity. Whoever killed Hixon has likely made other young boys ask some uncomfortable questions. "This is going to be traumatic for them," Franklin Avenue's athletic director said. "The younger kids looked up to him as a coach, especially with his basketball skills and his encouragement to them."
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The NAAWP hordes no CONTENTION for the YOUNG MAN in the PRECEEDING STORY and will keep HIM and his FAMILY in our PRAYERS!

This was TRULY a HORIFIC CRIME for his FAMILY, his COMMUNITY and our NATION! From what we UNDERSTAND this YOUNG MAN came from good STOCK!

The only things that should really matter to U.S. on this EARTH are our RELATIONSHIP with our HOLY FATHER, our FAMILY and our FRIENDS, everything else is “FOOL’S GOLD”!(TRAINAISM)

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