Showing posts from October, 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 b…

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 n…

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 …

Who Am I? NBA or NFL.

36 have been accused of spousal abuse 7 have been arrested for fraud 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses 3 have done time for assault 71, REPEAT OFFENDERS
71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, and
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.

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 …

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 …

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

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.A snail can sleep for three years.Al Capone 's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.Almonds are a member of the peach family.An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.Butterflies taste with their feet.Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.If you are an…

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 …

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 spiritu…

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 m…

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 releas…

Republican Racism!

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

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 forBarack Obamato 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 Assassinatio…

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 man…

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…

When Your Life Style Don't Match Your Walk.

The Real Housewives of Atlantawhat 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-againChristian 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 p…


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 …

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 …

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…

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 …

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?

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, thatthe "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, whe…

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 Pente…

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.

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 unders…