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It was a Sunday night, 6 Dec 09. I was text messaging my wife. All of a sudden, I heard commotion outside. It was the voice of a woman shouting. At first I thought she was laughing loudly with other people. I went back to text messaging with my wife. Then I heard a shriek, “Help, he’s killing me!” I went to the door to look outside; I was shocked to see a man beating a woman! I text message my wife and told her, “I’ll be back; I have to stop a man from beating a woman!” A group of people, men and women were trying to hold him back. The women were pleading, “Please stop!” The men were physically trying to restrain him to no avail, they would move him back a short distance, and he would move all of them forward, to attack her again. She was bleeding trying to protect the back of her head with her hands cupped, lying prone on the ground.
911 had been called, it was shouted that her skull had been cracked. Something inside me welled up within me that I could not let a woman be killed and call myself a Christian. I have done this before in my street and party days quite a few times in the past, defending a female or woman from abuse. I am faced again with a familiar situation. No one could stop him. He was hitting her with his fists with all his might to the back of her head. He was kicking her and stomping her, saying to her and others around quote, “I am going to kill you/her!” He was told the police had been called; this seemed to increase his desire to kill her before they came. He continued shouting at the top of his lungs, profane expletives, but I will use decent language to translate, “I am going to kill her no matter what, before the police get here and no one can stop me.
I walked up to him, because the group of people trying to stop him could not hold him back. He reminded me of the Scripture in the Bible about the man in the tombs who could not be restrained by chains (Mark 5:1-4). In the past without thinking, I would have fought him to save her without any regard for my own life.
However, I did something automatically without thinking that surprised me. I approached him, shouting threats of death, eyes red, glazed and wide as if dilated; also he smelled of alcohol. I approached him slowly with my hands half raised to show him I was no threat.
I asked him, “Please stop, don’t do this, walk away.” I heard people saying his name, so I repeated myself using his name. I asked him, “Can I pray with you, I am a Counselor. I don’t want you to do something that you will regret the rest of your life. This is not worth it.” He stopped, unclenched his fists, put his hands down and walked away quietly.
This time I had put Christ life on the line, not my own.
Later I overheard people saying in passing by them, the woman he was beating, is the mother of his daughter, who I recall is eleven years old. They also stated he would beat the mother of his daughter in the back of her head, so people would not notice bruises on her body.

Posted By: WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III
Tuesday, December 15th 2009 at 9:40AM

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i think when you beat a woman, it means that u don't love her any more, what do u think
Friday, December 18th 2009 at 8:21AM
Thank you for the comment, love is never beating a woman that is hate. With Jesus in the Bible either you love Him or hate Him, there is never any inbetween. This is where many people get love wrong, what they learn or do not learn, they accept which is not good enough. In Revelations the Bible states be either hot or cold, God hates lukewarm. In Ephesians 5:23-33 a man is supposed to love woman as he loves himself... 1 day he may have to deal with a man that his daughter chooses to marry just like him. That old cliche, daughters grow up to marry their fathers and sons grow up to marry their mothers.
I hope the gist of what Im saying in general is being understood here...
Appreciate the time and comment again.
Take care
Sincerely,
William
Friday, December 18th 2009 at 8:57AM
WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III
Man that is deep... Glad you are ok and that hopefully the woman is still alive... Sounds like something that would get a million hits on Youtube unfortunately. Again, glad you're ok and that he did not go get a gun and shoot up the place...
Monday, December 21st 2009 at 4:13AM
Will Moss
Thank You! Your referral has been sent to:Hey wassup Moss, appreciate man. I have not encountered the dude since. From the way I hear it, he is still in jail, can't post bond. I have seen the lady in passing. She did mention in passing that her daughter is doing fine and looking forward to Christmas. I do talk about certain issues on YouTube, my username is He3Man7 if you ever want to check it out. I have a mtg. with Publishing ppl. this afternoon, wish me well man. You know i have been working on this for a while and I'm trying to get done this month. I don't know why I have these type encounters where I have to do something man. I couldn't let a woman get beat to death like that and if you can imagine that was a very rough situation to deal with, I mean no one else could stop, talk or hold him back and I'm not 22 trying to jump into fights if you feel me. Hope all is going well for you and you family. Take care Sincerest, William
Monday, December 21st 2009 at 5:59AM
WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III
this is to sad...
Monday, December 21st 2009 at 9:31AM
Hey Mozell, thank you for commenting Bro. A word can be a huge paradigm of meaning and so true to sum up, "sad..."
To be a witness to what is a major problem with women and the children who witness this. I mean what you hear about in the news and are horrified, to be a witness and have to intervene, there are no words to sum up...
The sad part is women who fit this, many times they go back. Even when people intervene on their behalf.
And then what about the daughter age 11 growing into a young lady? Many times people model after what they know.
Many women will pray for relief, God delivers, they go back and then pray for deliverance...
Monday, December 21st 2009 at 9:58AM
WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III
I never understood why a man beat a woman or for that matter why a woman beats a man. I have seen the aftermath from both sides. The field I work in shows it all. When its all over with said and done, God do what he do. I wish this world was not so nasty and people would change. I look at my friend girl. Her and her boyfriend fight wth each other all the time. I asked her arent you tired? She says yes. I told her to leave but she feels that she cannot survive without him. I told her to try God and I bet you make it without him. All people should keep their hands to themselves
Sunday, December 27th 2009 at 10:51PM
sexy Keeva
Hi Keeva, appreciate the blessing, knowledge and awareness you add to this blog.
Thank you for your read, time and comment.
I pray you had a great Christmas, along with you family and will have much success for your 2010 New Year.
What you add can stand by itself and Amen Sis!
God Bless
Sincerest,
William
Sunday, December 27th 2009 at 11:21PM
WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III
I did indeed have a blessed Christmas and a joyful New Year. I know you and your family had a blast. We had all the food Blacks Folks Could eat. I didn't get greedy this time. I did want he last piece of Sweet Potato Pie but I couldn't argue with my Madea when she said it was hers. We have one of those ganster Madeas too. She is 87 years old and our Madea truly reminds us of Tyler Perry's Madea. LOL
Take care and continue to be blessed,
Keeva
Friday, January 8th 2010 at 2:36AM
sexy Keeva
Hi Keeva sounds like a great invite to dinner if had no where else to go!
I'm hungry now!
Blessings for your Madea!
Saturday, January 9th 2010 at 11:34PM
WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III
Hey one day when you and the family are free to travel, come to wisconsin and me and My Madea will hook ya'll up? LOL I bet you and the wife will be talking about those Sweet Potatoe Pies from now until doomes day. LOL
Take care,
Keeva
Sunday, January 10th 2010 at 11:02PM
sexy Keeva
Hi Keeva appreciate the hospitality.
Thursday, January 14th 2010 at 2:39PM
WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III
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