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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our Children Should Be Protected and Not Put On Display.

Diddy is featured in the L’Uomo Vogue music issue in which he talks less about music and politics. He talks about the color black, and fashion. Combs, who is the founder and creator of the Sean John fashion label, sets a theme for his feature with “Black on Black,” dressing himself in all black, in a black room, on black furniture, and in one picture, sitting with his 2-year old twin daughters on a black fur throw.

L’Uomo Vogue is a men’s version of Vogue, very fashion and style driven, and October is the Music Issue. To that end, Diddy’s feature in the magazine is about clothes, his businesses, some politics, and his music. The photo of Diddy with his twins, D’Lila Star and Jessie James, is stirring up controversy because the girls are completely unclothed except for a black bowtie. People are upset that the girls are (un)dressed like boys, with the ties and nothing else, instead of bows in their hair or something. They are complaining about the poorly posed babies, saying it’s below normal Vogue standards. But mostly people are peeved that the girls are naked.

As a mother and grand mother I have to agree that there is a time and place for naked-baby photos, how about the family photo album, for instance. But Vogue isn’t one of them. Especially a men’s issue. Come on Diddy! putting your girls on a men magazine. Diddy, men who read a fashion magazine don’t do it for the cute baby pictures. It was just an ill-advised shot, bottom line, right down to the bowties. In a couple of years they will hate this.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

When Is The Moment Of Death?

Imagine being a transplant surgeon. You can't tell the parents of a dying kid when to pull the plug, but you have to be there, ready, the minute he expires. You have to wait until he's dead, but not so long that his organs become useless. You can give him drugs to keep his organs healthy, but you mustn't technically revive him. And you can't remove and restart his heart until it's been declared kaput. I was reading this article in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the journal, doctors at Children Hospital in Denver describe how they removed hearts from infants 75 seconds after they stopped. The infants were declared dead of heart failure, even as their hearts, in new bodies, resumed ticking. My question is who determines who's dead? Is it sinful man are a Holy God? Who is the Creator of all man kind? I think this is so wrong.

We like to think that moral lines are fixed and are clear but are they? "Dead" means irreversibly stopped, and no longer active or functioning. Are we the people redefining death? First we coined "brain death," which let us take organs from people on ventilators. Then we proposed organ retrieval even if non-conscious brain functions persisted. Now we have "donation after cardiac death," the rule applied in Denver, which permits harvesting based on heart, rather than brain, stoppage. When is the moment of death? So how can death be declared based on irreversible heart stoppage when the plan is to restart that heart in a new body?

The Dr. offers two answers. First, even if the heart resumes pumping in a new body, it couldn't have done so in the old one. (That used to be true, but today, hearts can be restarted by external stimulation well after two or even five minutes.) Second, the Dr.says the heart is dead because the baby's parents have decided not to permit resuscitation. What if the parents are not given all the facts? In other words, what if the parents think dead mean dead but the Dr. has a different definition of dead? You see were I am going with this? So who is deciding who's dead? The Dr. should tell parents there's more to it than resuscitate. Also at what point can organs be harvested is it Brain death? Cardiac death? or Persistent vegetative state? Who Determines?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

No Teaching Of The Bible In The Church.

For the time will come when they will NOT endure sound doctrine 2 Timothy 4:2. It seems as if that time has come especially at the Crystal Cathedral. It seem the difference between Robert H Schuller Sr and his son Robert A Schuller Jr, is that Jr was preaching his message from the Bible. It look like a Biblical revival was about to sweep over the Crystal Cathedral but, daddy said No more! Jr will not be preaching on the Hour of Power yet will still retain his status as Senior Pastor. That doesn’t make any sense! A Senior Pastor that can’t preach? Who would have every thought it? It seems like Sr. is now intent on have guest ministers fill the pulpit at the Crystal Cathedral. Sr. can easy find someone for that slot because there are plenty who don't teach from the Bible " hold up your Bible and repeat after me" We all no who that famous quote belong to. From reading different message boards Sr. don't want any more Bible based messages but instead more psychological laced positive thinking. From my understanding that's the reason for the conflict between he and his son. The Bible says PREACH THE WORD 2 Timothy 4:2. “For the time will come when they will NOT endure sound doctrine” 2 Timothy 4:3. If this be the truth it fits Sr. really well. The boards are buzzing that Sr. doesn’t like Bible based sound doctrine that he prefers that positive thinking garbage. So, if you preach the word of God in the Church you could loss your job? It's been reported that Jr. gave an altar call last April and 500 people came forward and gave their life to the Lord. Is Sr. by removing Jr. quenching the Spirit? Can you imagine being disciplined for preaching the Word of God especially in a church? Some has even mention that Jr. might be in the closet. If that is the case God will deal with ALL sin on Judgment day which includes mind as well as the next person. Therefore, he should be allowed to be himself. If his preaching of the Bible has cause 500 people to give their life to Christ more power to him.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Who Am I? NBA or NFL.

  1. 36 have been accused of spousal abuse Image
  2. 7 have been arrested for fraud Image
  3. 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses Image
  4. 3 have done time for assault Image
  6. 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit Image
  7. 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges Image
  8. 8 have been arrested for shoplifting Image
  9. 21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, and Image
  10. 84 have been arrested for drunk driving within the last couple of years

    Can you guess which organization this is? NBA? NFL? Surprise! Neither ! It's The United State Congress the same group who crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep US in line.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Women On The Down Low And In The Pulpit.

We hear a lot about the brothers in the pulpit on the down low. But not that much about women. I was reading a article about Sistas in ministry who are on the down low. First off this thought has never enter my mind until reading the article. But, I guess the enemy is using some women of God in ministry to devour weak sheep, those that are in need of acceptance, those that have been abused, mishandled,
ect. Maybe it's because most women are naturally nurturers , these issues are not immediately recognized for what they are. How you going to preach His word, and then go and seduce the sheep? Isn't this an abomination to the Lord and a stench in His nostrils? I am just asking and, it does not matter who it is male or female. Its hard for me to wrap my mind around women seducing women,and using their title/authority to do so. I do believe in seducing spirit which means to lead away either by persuasion or false promises. In order to seduce, a woman that is on the down low in the pulpit will offer just about anything. They will offer a platform, financial help, ordination, license, all the while stringing along and baiting to get some one in. Then once you are there none of those promises materialize. You end up waiting until the “timing of God” all the while the intent is seduction. The article went on to say when a woman of God is on the down low and preaching every week, accepting ministry engagements and having no remorse about what she is doing then you have to look at the fact that she has a seared conscience. They also tend to have a very seductive spirit. Using tactics like batting their eyes, giving the once over, a seductive or toying voice when asking for a favor or making a point. I was discussing the article with my son-in-law who is a church pastor. He said that people are drawn to the apostolic and prophetic ministries and one reason being is that the anointing attracts. When a person walks in a heavy anointing they must guard it and not allow people to worship them. I once heard TD Jakes say the same thing about the power of the Anointing. My son-in-law says the danger is that people see the leaders more as God. The leader has to make sure he does not become territorial over Gods sheep. The danger then becomes that Jezebel spirit has found and entry point and relationships that were once Godly and wholesome become perverted. He said that you don't see it happening all at once but over time unless the person comes in with that sole intent of causing people to fall into sexual perversion. Most times it happens little by little. Mark 13:22 . My son-in-law said women of God should be careful, use wisdom, and caution. Don’t allow everyone to minister to them , pray for them or speak into their life. By doing so your are giving permission if they are up to no good to receive an importation you don’t want. People can literally molest a person in the spirit threw channeling and knowing how to operate in the spirit realm threw divination and familiar spirits. He also said you can be ministered to by someone and all of a sudden you can be overcome by lust, perverted thoughts and things of that nature, what happen is you either got an importation of their issues or they intentionally imparted in your spirit knowing full well what they were doing. How can one preach the gospel, leave the pulpit everyone shouting and jumping and running and go and lay up with another woman or a man that is not their spouse. We better begin to try every spirit to see if it is of God. The gifts and callings are without repentance. So the ability to draw people if you have that gift is going to be there, one may be able to preach the house down, that gift will be there, ect. But it is the spirit in which one is operating in that tells the tail. If a person is operating in a familiar spirit they will literally try and channel you to get in your spirit. We are to flee sexual immorality which means more than just to not have sexual intercourse with someone we are not married to. It means to flee sexual gratification short of, or apart from, intercourse with someone we are not married to and it also means to flee sexual gratification or thrills one might find from pornographic videos, movies, magazines, books, or Internet materials. Which opens the doors to a wide array of issues. Many times we address these issues when it comes to men in ministry. But what about women who are on the down low?

Not My Job.

My daughter and son-in-law has designate me to be The Potty Trainer for my (2yr old) grand baby. I am refusing the job because I think every parent should smell and clean their own children poop. I had no problem training my own 2 because, I saw it as my job. Plus I didn't mine using strict punishment if I had too. I can't do that with my Gabby because her parents don't believe in strict discipline. That's one of the problems and the other one is those darn pull-ups. Too my Gabby pull-ups are nothing but pampers with-out tape and she act accordingly. I tried to get my daughter to buy her training panties but, O no she says I don't want to wash them. I told my daughter to talked to her about telling her when she needs to pee. Gabby has refused to use the potty at all. She has 2 potty's that she pushes around but don't used. If Gabby poop they will send her to me with her pull-up in hand. I am hoping for the best out come But That's Not My Job.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

40 Things You Don't Need To No But Could Be Helpful.

  1. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  2. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  3. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue
  4. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
  5. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  6. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  7. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  8. A snail can sleep for three years.
  9. Al Capone 's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  10. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  11. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  12. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  13. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
  14. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  15. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
  16. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  17. If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  18. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
  19. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  20. Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  21. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  22. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  23. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
  24. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  25. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  26. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  27. "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.
  28. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  29. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  30. The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
  31. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
  32. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  33. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  34. There are only four words in the English language which end in " dous ": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
  35. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious.
  36. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
  37. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  38. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  39. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  40. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christians Should Not Participate In Evil.

As of today we are 9 days away from a major pagan holiday called Halloween. It is my desire to share with you that Christians should not participate in this evil holiday. The scripture is very clear about those who practice and participate in events that are contrary to the will of our Lord Jesus! I submit to each and every Christian of every denomination to forsake the ways of this sinful world and follow Christ. Did you know that practicing or participating in Halloween activities will cause you to loose out on the Kingdom of God? Let’s look at what the book of Galatians talks about. Galatians 5:19-21 Did you know that we are mandated by scripture to choose between serving God (who is the Lord Jesus Christ) or the gods of this world. Let’s see what the book of Joshua states. Joshua 24:15. As parents, we are held responsible for the things our children learn and the bible mandates us to train them up in the ways of the Lord (we need to explain to them why they are not going to put on costumes and go trick or treating). Proverbs 22:6. when I was growing up, we really did not know any better. One thing when your 'e poor and don't have the money to buy Halloween costume for 10 children you just don't participate. My mother would paint our faces and dress us up in old clothes and take us around the neighborhood. My mother was a born again Christian who never had this explain to her. we really had no clue that these activities were displeasing to Jesus. It was not until I got older that I realized that such a holiday should be shunned by Christians all together. 2 Corinthians 6:17. We as Christian should Reject Halloween and say YES to the Lord. Check out Color associations and Color Symbolism of Halloween.

Black = death, night, witches, black cats, bats, vampires

Orange = pumpkins, jack o’ lanterns, Autumn, the turning leaves, fire

Purple = night, the supernatural, mysticismGreen goblins, monsters, zombies, aliens

White = Ghosts, mummies, a full moon

Red = blood, fire, demons, Satan

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Every Church Choir Should Take The Month Off.

You might ask why should the choir take a month off? Let us say we are order to praise God. (Let every thing that has breathe praise the Lord) I know what the purpose of the choir is and I also no the choir help bring a sense of celebration to the worship of our Lord. I also know that the choir prompt the congregation in singing praise to God. Why do we need some one to prompt us to praise a Holy God? Why should the choir have to support those in the congregation in their efforts to become creative worshipers and true worshipers? If each of us become our own personal choir member with a sense of a personal ministry. Through our own participation in service we would not have need of a worship leader either. I know that the Holy Spirit uses the choir to teach, inspire, and convict. Can you picture this scene: all of God children are giving Him their best praise offering without been prompt to do so. With up lifted hands and a shout of praise. Maybe our deepest spiritual needs as a people can be reach if only we would become a more willing participant in our personal music ministry .

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Has Gospel Music Gone To Far?

I grew up listening to gospel music and singing hymns in church on Sunday morning. But, when I here some of our young people lyrics in their music and listen to the beat you have to ask what and who are they selling. I heard these 2 songs on the radio and they caught my attention. I said to self these songs will be in the club as well in the church house.

I am not too sure if this should even be consider gospel. Any way a gospel song should not reminds you of the "CLUB" so much for winning souls to Christ. This is how I see it. I am not trying to say Mary Mary nor anyone else should not express their love for Christ. I am talking to my self when I ask has gospel music gone to far? And my self answers back with a loud YES.

Mary Mary has a new single “Get Up” Now my question is what are we getting up to do? Are we getting up to party in the club or are we getting up from our bed of sin and shame to Praise The Lord. Mary Mary are good at sampling secular music and calling it gospel. Remember the song Yesterday? From the looks of the album cover they are selling more than the Word of God through song. Either way the clubs will benefit from“Get Up” more than true Christians will.
Now, Deitrick Haddon has always been edgy. We all no what they say about preachers kids. It's apparent that he too is joining the rest of the hip hop and r&b world (wearing earrings and all) and singing songs that semi glorify God. Now, this song has been out for a minute but Lord Jesus it reminds me of the world. Picture the choir on Sunday morning rocking in their place to “Love Him Like I Do” At least he mention God all through this song.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees.

This is a great family movie and I think every one will enjoy it. The hubby and I saw it on Saturday. I read the book a few years back when it was a one of those Book Club selection. I didn't remember all the details of the book, but as the movie unfolded, I found it to be very true to the book. (Check out the trailer)

We as people get a little annoyed when white people write stories about us, particularly when they fit the "Magic Negro" model. You know the ones where the black hero seems to have no purpose in life other than solving all the problems of white people. Remember The Green Mile and Driving Miss Daisy.

But it was a good book that turns out to be an excellent vehicle for black movie talent...and they didn't even have to sing. Will and Jada Smith produced it. The stars were Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, the amazing Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Nate Parker (The Great Debaters). Dakota Fanning always delivers.

The timing of the release was perfect. When you see what Jennifer Hudson's character goes through to register to vote, you will be inspired.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Republican Racism!

"You have to assume that a whole bunch of Republicans are racists."

Conservative shill J.P. Freire said that on MSNBC, and he does have a point. Come on, I know you don't want a black president. But seriously, why this?

Conservative blogger “”The Libertarian Conservative” created the above ad (click on it for a large version), and he says he’s only “doing exactly what the left is doing to Sarah Palin.” He also adds

We’re at war folks, and I intend to fight this war until my dying breath. We’re at war against terrorists that want to destroy this country and everything it stands for and we are war against godless liberals who hate the very values and freedoms that this Nation was founded upon.
At war? With who? And I don't know about you, but I like the freedom and values I have and this country have now. When this Nation was founded I was only worth three-fifths a man and I'm certainly not going back to that. I like the statement Donna Brizzale made about not sitting in the back of the bus again.

Barack Mania!

An Obama supporter displays her sympathies at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee before the second presidential debate. All I can say is Wow!

Only In America!

Boy, there are some real wackos out there, right? And this election, whoo, it really brings out the worst in the crazies. Stuffed monkeys with Obama stickers, shouts of "kill him," insane email forwards, there are countless examples from this miserable election of outright racism. But those are just fringe losers—bunch of racist nobodies, right? That's why it's fun that this week's three worst examples of outright bullshit hate-mongering all come from professional, official Republican party staffers!

The "Waterboard Obama" Picture!

Who: The Sacramento County Republican Party!
What: Sacramento Country republican Chairman Craig MacGlashan was, if not responsible, at least "aware" of five images on the official Sacramento GOP website asking for Barack Obama to be waterboarded and claiming "the only difference between Obama and Osama is BS," which doesn't make any sense. (Bullshit is the difference? In what sense?)

The Obama Assassination Joke!

Who: Al Austin, high-level Republican fundraiser from Tampa.
What: An email Al sent to his "political contacts" featuring a hilarious joke about Barack and Michelle Obama getting exploding in an airplane. He apologized after claiming the joke "didn't represent his feelings." Whatever.

The Insane Food Stamps Mailer

Who: The Chaffey Community Republican Women of California.
What: An absolutely crazy picture in their regular newsletter of Barack Obama "Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surrounded by a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken." The woman responsible for the picture's inclusion in the newsletter, Diane Fedele, is a terrible, terrible, terrible human being by basically every observable standard.

Fedele said she got the illustration in a number of chain e-mails and decided to reprint it for her members in the Trumpeter newsletter because she was offended that Obama would draw attention to his own race. She declined to say who sent her the e-mails with the illustration.

She said she doesn't think in racist terms, pointing out she once supported Republican Alan Keyes, an African-American who previously ran for president.

"I didn't see it the way that it's being taken. I never connected," she said. "It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else."

She said she also wasn't trying to make a statement linking Obama and food stamps, although her introductory text to the illustration connects the two: "Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on????? Food Stamps, what else!"

Oh god, lady. Jesus Christ. We're all very proud of you for having voted for insane Alan Keyes, some of your best lunatic candidates are black, we know. Anyway the newsletter made a black member of this fun ladies' Republican club cry for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Take Back Your Family.

I don't care for The Glenn Beck show but, Friday night I just happen to watch it. He feature one of my favorite celebrity couples……Rev. Run and his wife Justine. They were there promoting a new book which happens to be on top of the New York Time best Sellers list. There’s something about this couple that I love. They are definitely people of integrity and it is quite obvious that they not only love the Lord, but also show it in their characters.Rev.

Run began the show by giving his personal testimony about how he had come to know Christ. He said that it was during the time when Run DMC was at the peak of their career. He said that he was actually in LA in the suite of a prestigious hotel sitting in the Jacuzzi tub. He said he was smoking weed with everybody from Rolling Stone magazine folk to girls knocking at his door. He said he was too big of a celebrity to answer. His celebrity could make them wait. But then he said that although he was at the top and living the life that many, many dream of…….he felt so incomplete, And empty. And so not really knowing God, he asked God to give him an escape.

He told the Lord that He needed more cause his life with Run DMC wasn’t giving it to him. that it started when he got back to New York. He went to one church service and it changed his life. He gave his life completely to the Lord. And as Justine added, that one service turned into going to church 3 times a week. They both said that they had an insatiable desire to know God and to seek His plan for their lives. And as God began to raise Run and his family up, slowly but surely Run DMC started falling down the charts. Run said that he KNEW God was doing it. And he KNEW that God wanted to use him for his glory. So Run surrendered to the Lord, and God began to use Run's talents for his glory. So Run had this vision to do a reality show about his family called Run’s House Originally ABC Family was going to do the show, but Run had a conversation with Diddy and he suggested that Run approach MTV God can use ANYBODY.

Well, Run knew that he wasn’t going to compromise. He knew that he would have a show that characterized he and his family’s true Christianity lifestyle, but knew also that that wasn’t the type of show MTV normally did. Many said it wouldn't work. But God. God knew what He was doing. Need I say more. The book is at the top of the New York Times best Sellers list.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hateful Things Women Do To Each Others.

It's becoming the silent emotional killer among women. Women who are downright mean, malicious and disrespectful with each other. This trend is creating havoc in our relationships with each other, for it strikes the core of sisterhood. Real sisterhood can only exist when respect and trust stand unshakable. In this way , most men are quite opposite to us.

For a man, a brother is a brother is a brother. However, what is most disturbing about our malicious ways is that we are passing on a legacy of a broken sisterhood to our daughters. Girls that are mean and catty are usually this way because their understanding is that this is a normal part of femaleness. They grow up to become mean and catty women who perpetuate a diseased sisterhood. To break this cycle we each need to make a conscious effort to validate all women. Be they our friends or not. Otherwise, we will continue to find ourselves moving within circles of female hostility, suspicion, and pain. Here is my list of the most detestable practices that we need to discontinue in order to heal our sisterhood. If you can name any others please leave them in the comment section.

1. Talking about each other

2. Fighting for men

3. Joining female gangs

4. Undermining each other

5. Competing against each other

6. Disrespecting boundaries

7. Crossing boundaries

8. Exploiting our friendships

Monday, October 13, 2008

When Your Life Style Don't Match Your Walk.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta what can I say. Nothing! I don't admire these women or identify with them, but because I am shock by the depth of their shallowness. One thing it shows Black Women as being too materialist. But, the reason I mention it because of the young lady by the name of Deshawn Snow who is a born again Christian. I read a statement she made during an interview in which she stated she is a born-again Christian who loves the Lord. I am not saying she's not born again but, her life style don't reflect that. This is her testimony,“After a recent trip to Israel, it hit me. I realized that I’d spent my life searching. Searching outside of myself for more things to have, for more things “to be,” for more recognition……and, while doing all that, I very nearly missed my life. I decided to take off my mask, even though it would hurt. I slowed down, stopped chasing “stuff,” and went after God. I realized that the life I had was NOT what HE paid the price for. I was born to be a blessing. Not by power, or by might, but by the Spirit. By humbling myself, God has and will continue to elevate me.” God has never promsie, declare, agree or made a vow to elvate any one. She boasts that she is living her dream: Married her college sweetheart who is an NBA star, three beautiful boys, a mcmansion equipped with a full-time staff not limited to a governess and a chef, amazing cars, exotic vacations on private jets, a wardrobe that the average female only wishes she could shop from, and several businesses including her own foundation. But, yet Deshawn said she still felt empty. May be, the reason for the emptyness is that Christ is not a feeling it's a knowing. An that knowing comes with a better understanding of who Christ is. As a Christian you just can't operate on feeling. And another thing she must come out from among them.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I love to read quotes . . .

Quotes can be one of life’s greatest sources of inspiration. They encourage you to live your dreams and become the person you always hoped to be.

Do you have a favorite one?

Please leave in the comment section.

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

African Proverb

Name It And Claim It.

I think, it's unfortunate that alot of people do not fully understand the true meaning of Christianity. First thing first, religion/Christianity are not the same nor do they mean the same. If you so chose Christianity you have chosen Christ and what comes with that choice and vice-verse. That's one thing about America you are free to believe what ever you want to believe and accept whatever you like.

However, I can see why people would get upset with what they see in the mainstream media about Christianity. When you have prosperity teachers like Creflo Dollar, and Word of Faith teachers like, Frederick K. C. Price telling you that your words can create riches. You will be surprised by the actual words that comes out of some of these preachers/teachers mouths. You can see how they reduce God to a mere companion to be commanded to do their will rather than follow His will ("Thy will be done..."). Some preachers totally misrepresenting Christ and His purpose, and people are expecting all of these outcomes without understanding what Salvation means.

Most of the popular ministers that are on television today are crafting a religion that flies in the face of Biblical principles. Therefore many of their followers are becoming disappointed when the "name it and claim it" doctrine doesn't produce the riches they expect they become turn-off. Take Joel Osteen he's another that preaching something called "Positive Confession" where your words when spoken and believed will deliver you into prosperity and good health. Who need God at all? if you can just do it yourself.

A lot of these preachers are preaching along racial lines which again is not of Christ. So when you read about people going to car lots laying hands on automobiles quoting Scripture. All you can do is shake your head. Some are even going into expenses neighborhoods walking around the property thinking that God want them to have it. You got people like Bill Maher making films about a god and people like Sherri Shepherd trying to defend a Holy God. Who by the way don't need defending.

I am watching Sherri Shepherd( who says she's a Christian) on the View trying to explain God to someone like Bill Maher who just don't get it or don't care. Sherri was asking Bill did he talk to God? and Bill ask her did she? Sherri said yes, Bill then ask her, did God ever answer her back? I am screaming shut up Sherri you are the one looking and sounding like a crazy person. Christ want us all to live a life of prosperity but in Him not without Him. My friend that's a difference.

So I guess what I am saying, you can't reject God and Christ and Salvation and still expect His blessing. God is a loving God but, He is always a God that can not be fool.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Choir Competition.

I am a Christian. I have surrendered my life to Christ and have accepted Him as my personal Savior. Having said that, I am not one to use my faith (note that I did not say "religion") as a hammer to try and enforce anyone's behavior to act or believe what I do. I believe that I can live a Christian lifestyle and set a Christian example and that will suffice. This is my personal rant about the going on within the church. I have an opinion (opinions are ideas largely based on personal experiences and preferences) that certain things should not be allow in the real church. The real church focus should be about winning souls for the Kingdom. I don't like competition within the church that's something that really irks me. I was reading this article in which a church in Houston Texas who held a choir competition in which they actual picked a winner. I don't understand this, how can you possible sing with anoint uplifted voices too a Holy God on Sunday morning then turn around and sing the same songs for competition purpose? Why is any and every thing allow in some churches? Is it because the church is not making sure a person has been born again before, they are place in important positions? Hey! I am really trying to escape some of this election talk. Do any one else has a problem with this?

Gangs Bother Me!

I'm going to confess! I don't no any thing about gangs no more than what I have seen on TV. Maybe that's why to me they make no sense. I cannot see them as anything other than a criminal organization. As bad as it can be for Blacks in this society, why have one set of Blacks versus another set that has turned our sub-culture into a prison state in many areas? The only purpose that I can see is to consolidate a criminal empire that does nothing to serve the community.

People that visit this blog know I am from a small town in the deep south. Therefore, gangs were not the norm there. In the early 60's and late 70's a lot of blacks were still migrating to the north for that better life. But, for what ever reason it wouldn't be long before their kids would come back to the south. Some kid would come back with bad habits and attitudes but I wouldn't call it gang activities. Well anyway, it has been said that they are there to protect the community from those outside of it that mean it harm.

Well, how in the world do the many deaths from the war between the Crips and Bloods protect anything other than their criminal enterprise? The MS-13 gang is the same way and they all are acting as warlords. I was watching this documentary on the History Channel about some of the activities of these gangs.

I would like someone to help me understand this. I am a mother and I have mad love for our young people but: It bothers me to see our young men walking around with their pants down on their butts emulating prisoners walking around with their belts removed. It bothers me to see our young girls serving as sexual tools to these gangsters who present a video lifestyle that seems more appealing than that of their own families. It bothers me to see our youth trying to be Clint East woods and blowing people away over the slightest insult. I guess what I am saying is gangs bother me. Father, keep a hedge of protection around our youth. Father, keep them until theirs eyes become open to the evil of this world. AMEN!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

America's Wealthiest Black County.

I found this article about Prince George's County which, is the richest Black county in America. It gives you a sense of pride to see the pay off for which our ancestors went through. I don't know about any one else but, Obama is another testimony of that. But, I don't understand why our young people don't get it?

In the mid 1800s, it was home to slave plantations and tobacco farms. But gone are the days of Black subservience along the banks of the Potomac River in Prince George's County, Maryland. Today, African-Americans in the suburban enclave east of Washington, D.C., are planting their own seeds of power and wealth, enjoying––in numbers never before seen in this country–– luxuries like championship golf courses, Olympic-size swimming pools, horseback riding stables and ice-skating training centers.

With the distinction of being the richest majority African-American county in the country, Prince George's County is more than a place to live. For the 500,000 or so Black county residents—many of whom are in occupations that range from doctors and lawyers to hotel owners and restaurateurs—it is home to a social, economic and political movement that has turned the typical American hierarchy on its ear, and, if handled correctly, could reverberate for generations to come.

Lately there has been an upshot in crime and most of the crime is youth and gang-oriented. A lot of it is along the border between Washington, DC and Prince George's County where there seems to be some inter-jurisdictional issues, or at least that is what the criminals seem to think. So, my question today is: in light of all of this "progress," what is it about our folks that sparks this self-destructive behavior? Is it a question of the have-nots lashing out at the "haves?" Is it a "crabs in a barrel" situation? I am sure were ever you live this situation is repeated. What gives? Why?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Can A Hair Cut Stop My Vote?

Millions of newly registered voters are expected to turn out Nov.4 for the presidential election. Supporters of Barack Obama have been e-mailing and text-messaging them about what not to wear. Depending on what state they live in, if voters show up at the polls with a candidate's name on a T-shirt or hat, they could be turned away. Question: What if someone show up with this hair cut would they be turn way? What do you think? It's not a t-shirt or hat so, how will it be handle?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

If You Can't Afford That House Then God Don't Want You To Have It.

The Prosperity Gospel is one of the fastest -growing movement in America. A lot of its followers are poor and black. Some are victims of the current credit crisis. Time reports, that the "Prosperity Gospel" preaches that God will "make way" for the poor to gain wealth, making believers easy prey for greedy mortgage brokers. Followers of this kinda teaching are told that donations to the church will be repaid by an assist from the divine. Critics say that the gospel appears to be set up for the prosperity of preachers, while others say the belief has a genuinely empowering message.

The faithful are thought to have been hit especially hard by the mortgage crisis. I believe some churches and pastors who preach the Prosperity Gospel have played a role in the recent mortgage crisis. The Prosperity Gospel is a primarily charasmatic movement that say God will bless you according to the measure of faith that you have in him. There are biblical texts that, when taken out of context, seem to support the claim. To be clear, the article suggests that the congregation members who have received bad loans are “victims” of the crisis.

Pastors who proclaim the Prosperity Gospel ignores a lot of the Bible. What about Job? a righteous man who suffered yet, he had great faith. There is Stephen who had so much faith in God that he was killed. Then, of course, there is Jesus. You can’t have anymore faith than in the Father than Jesus had. Yet, he had no place to lay his head and was crucified. Fullness of faith does not often lead to wealth and financial prosperity in the Bible. The delusion that faith will bring financial prosperity can be very harmful. What do you think?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Fall Of A Good Man.

This is very sad, at least I feel a sadness in my spirit , and it is nothing to celebrate. Bishop Carlton Pearson had to close his church of 8 years after, embracing and teaching a false and heretical doctrine.

Yet, it should be an example to others and encourage pastors to remain faithful to the Gospel. The worse thing that could have happened would have been the church to continued growing as he taught false doctrine. At one time I considered Carlton Pearson to be one of the premier celebrity preacher. Having released a successful CD projects called The Old Time Precious Memories series which I loved.

Appearing at other celebrity preachers conferences, traveling in private jets and living large. But some were alone the way something went wrong. I am not going to lie I didn't care for his preaching style but, love how he could raise a hymn. If there was any such thing as singing the gospel Carlton could do it.
Pearson's journey from classic, Bible-believing Pentecostalism into the heresy he now embraces has got to be one of the saddest stories I've heard.

Again, It truly breaks my heart and I hope God have mercy on him and grant him repentance.
I believe that once save always save. I know you can live contrary to what you believe also. Remember, it isn’t really over till it’s over. Carlton Pearson isn't the only one leading souls astray. What about that big church in Texas? You no the one were the senior pastor always say, "Hold Up Your Bible And Repeat After Me"...)Yea! that's the one. He never mention sin or souls. He has one of the largest churches in America. I can only hope that this would happen to him and other pastors who continues to teach false and heretical doctrine and leading God people away from Him.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cabbage Patch Turns 25.

No! not the dance that was popular in the 1980s by rappers and San Francisco 49ers star Jerry Rice, who was known to do the dance move in the end zone. It’s the 25th birthday of The Cabbage Patch Kids. Cabbage Patch Kids hit the holiday shopping aisles in 1983. I purchased my daughter's first one the following year. I remember the company could’t keep up with demands at that time. I would go all over my city looking for that doll and it had to be black. If you do a quick eBay search it reveals there's more than a thousand different dolls. Vintage-styled Cabbage Patch Kids are on shelves now, too. The 25th anniversary edition, with hair and clothes like the originals, sells at stores like Wal-Mart and Target for $30 to 40, $10 to $20 more than the retail price in 1983. Roberts has said the Cabbage Patch kids got their name from a mother’s answer to where babies come from — the cabbage patch.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The BreakThrough ~ Gwen Ifill.

I think Gwen Ifill is one of the best at her job. She has the experience to be fair and objective in this format and to keep her own personal stuff out of the mix. If she, as a moderator, probes and tries to get the candidates to expand more on their answers this should not be seen as picking on someone or her being biased to the left or the right. It is good journalism and hopefully the point of the debate, to get more than one-liners on critical issues.

If the candidates can't handle that, they shouldn't be considered for the second in command position. And another thing Gwen was picked as moderator way before we even knew who the Vice-president nominee would be. So, for the right wing too try and spin this into something else is stupid. People like Drudge and Michelle Malkin are good at keeping the right wing in a tail spin about something. I believe the right wings are trying to make it possible for Palin to look good even if she's bad.

I think folks fail to understand that anyone who moderates a debate has some type of bias towards or against the candidates. The only difference is that some are on record and others not. But the bias will always be there. The concern that one should have is whether or not that plays a significant role in the fairness of the debate.

When there is concern raised about moderator bias there are one or two things that potentially happen. One, it potentially impairs the moderators from asking the tough questions for fear of being seen as biased. It also potentially opens up calls of "foul" if either side feels that their candidate was treated unfairly.In the end, if moderators are not allowed to do what they do best, which is to put the candidates on the spot,as life will do, we are the ones who end up on the short end of the stick.

Finally, Ifill's books is about black politics. Don't you think it would be stupid for her too omitted Barack Obama despite what her own personal leanings are? Question?? Do you think Gwen will be fair? Do you think she should remove her self from being moderator?