Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
African-Americans have gathered in churches annually on New Year's Eve to praise God for bringing them safely through another year and to pray for his guidance in the New Year... The gathering of the faithful in prayer and watchful expectation on New Year's Eve seems to be a thing of the past....Today's church seems to have a different focus than the church of old... Historically, Watch Night was known as a ''covenant services'' as a way for congregants to reaffirm their faith... Historically on Dec. 31, most black congregations, use that services as the start of their devotion service for the year ahead....The vigil services has been abandoned pretty much for big name stars and a party atmosphere...Question: Which big name star will be at your church Dec 31, 2009? Martha Munizzi will be at my home church.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
The six most important words
"I admit that I was wrong!"
The five most important words
"You did a great job."
The four most important words
"What do you think?"
The three most important words
"May I help?"
The two most important words "Thank You!"
The most important word
The least important word
- Author Unknown -
Friday, December 18, 2009
arked, Abraham split, Joseph
ruled, Jacob fooled, bush talked,
Moses balked, Pharaoh plagued,
people walked, sea divided,
tablets guided, promise landed,
Saul freaked, David peeked,
prophets warned, Jesus born,
God walked, love talked, anger
crucified, hope died, Love rose,
Spirit flamed, Word spread, God
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The Rev. Rod Parsley, megapastor and televangelist, has issued a desperate plea for money, telling his flock that he is facing a "demonically inspired financial attack" that is threatening his ministry. Parsley is asking for donations by Dec. 31, calling that date an "unavoidable deadline" during an episode of Breakthrough posted yesterday.
It seems that the "demonically inspired" attack came as a result of a $3 million dollars deficit for this quarter and a $3.1 million dollar settlement over a severe spanking incident at the church's daycare center:
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
For all those who don't know, the sultry singer's career has spanned three decades, four continents and multiple genre's including, but not limited to Jazz, R&B, Soul and Soft Rock....Sade is gearing up for her 9th official release.... "Soldier Of Love"It's the 1st release off the new album....I heard it on the TJMS yesterday....It's OK!...All I can say is Sade still got the sound.
- No ordinary love
- Please -send -me-someone-to-love
- Smooth Operator
- The Sweetest Taboo
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Her lawsuit accused Shiloh of negligence in hiring, supervising and retaining Gilyard as pastor...The victim amended her complaint to say that when she rejected Gilyard’s advances he pushed her to the floor and sexually assaulted her. When she later discovered she was pregnant, she said Gilyard persuaded her that only by continuing to have sex with him would she receive support...The church quietly settled the suit for $300,000.
Gilyard resigned Jan. 4, 2008, after 15 years as pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church a 7,000-member predominantly African-American congregation. As a young minister in the 1980s, he was mentored by prominent Southern Baptist Convention leaders including Paige Patterson and Jerry Vines and promoted on Jerry Falwell's Old Time Gospel Hour.
Monday, December 14, 2009
(1) Do they do nothing till they first talked with Jesus?(2) Do they complain first then talk to Jesus after they finish complaining?
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
She has since been released on $200,000 bail...Like an unfortunately large percentage of Americans, a New Jersey mother lost her job in 2006....From reading the article she made no effort to find a job, instead expecting God to supply for her five kids... Three of her children testified against her for starving them for approximately three months...We have to be careful in our interpretation of the word of God...
2 Thessalonians 3:10 “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”
James 2:17 “Faith without works is dead.”
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Question: Should Mrs. Rogers be fired?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
- “No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against me in judgment He shall condemn. (Isa 54:17).
- “The Lord…is with me; never again will I fear any harm.(Zep 3:15-19)
- “Be strong and courageous. (2Ch 32:7-8) .
- "My soul finds rest in God alone; (Ps 62:1-2 ).
- “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; (Php 4:6-7 ).
- “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Ro 8:38-39 ).
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
"If I made a mistake with marijuana, why am I not eligible for rehab? I've been on marijuana since a teenager. I need some rehab. Jail is not rehab." Question:Any way during his last few hours before heading off to prison on drug charges this Baton Rouge rap artist sat down and talked about the decisions he has made and what is ahead for him...Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch was sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence... Hatch pleaded guilty to a third-offense marijuana possession charge and later violated his probation... He wants people to know there's a difference between the music he makes and the life he lives...(I notice in the article the young man said " he wasn't built for prison"like I've told my son on many occasions ....Don't let your action sign a check your behind can't cash in other words THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!)
Were did our young people get the idea that marijuana is not a drug?My son would always try an trip me up with: "of course you no its not a drug it's a plant" But it's an illegal plant.
"They're treating me on who they think I am," Hatch said. "They judging me on Boosie Bad A@@, not Torrence Hatch." The rappers jail sentence was doubled after he failed to follow a judges orders. Hatch was on house arrest, but chose to leave his home more than once. He says he was sued by promoters for missing his concert dates and feared that missing more shows would send him into bankruptcy."I had to go do these two shows these last two days to feed my family," said Hatch.
The 26-year-old rap artist and father of seven, with one on the way, admits he's no angel. Hatch tends to do things his way. Sometimes putting himself in sticky situations. His wrap sheet includes marijuana possession, weapons charges, resisting an officer and aggravated battery."I blame it on myself," said Hatch. "Because things I did I wanted to do. Trouble is easy to get into, but it's hard to get out."The night before he went in to prison. Hatch revealed his fears and concerns about being behind bars, and away from his children. "I won't be able to see my child born, yea that hurts," said Hatch...Don't punishment suppose to hurt?
Monday, November 30, 2009
Lisa B. Kahn, an economics professor at Yale University who studied graduates during recessions in the 1980s, determined that the young workers hired during a down economy generally start off with lower wages than they otherwise would have and don't recover for at least a decade..."In your first job, you're accumulating skills on how to do the job, learning by doing and getting training. If you graduate in a recession, you're in a [lesser] job, wasting your time," she said. "Once you switch into the job you should be in, you don't have the skills for that job."I think it's going to be extremely hard for this generation!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
The book focuses on Mega pastors such as Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bishop Eddie Long, Joel Osteen and Creflo Dollar. Critics are calling Armstrong's book controversial and an a wake up call to the Body of Christ.
Armstrong who held a private conference with some prominent ministers and church leaders to discuss the book and his concerns about the rampant spread of homosexuality and thievery that has taken over the lives of many pastors and ministers.... According to Armstrong, "Crooks and homosexuals are spreading their lies and deception throughout the churches and the community like peanut butter on bread."
“Too many churches have forgotten about saving souls. That's because the pastors and ministers are only thinking about how many women and men they can sleep with inside and outside of the church, and how much money they can steal from God's people," said Armstrong. He also pointed out that pastors and ministers are misleading their congregations by teaching more about prosperity (material things) than about having a personal relationship with God.
I am not one that will purchase or read a book of this type....But I'm sure there are many who will....I also believe that there is an audience out there that will grab it no matter what the contents...How can you make such strong accusations like those without providing substantial evidence to support it? Can't you be sued for that?
Synopsis of the book:
Do church leaders such as Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bishop Eddie Long, Dr. Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, or reported homosexual Pastor Ted Haggard truly understand God's Word? If so, why have they become corporate CEOs, allowing money, greed, and materialism to take over their souls? These leaders are whoring God's people from the pulpit, while teaching legions of pimps, crooks, liars, and homosexuals, who pose as pastors, to follow in their footsteps. In "Crooks and Homos in the Pulpit," author Reuben Armstrong exposes the false doctrine of prosperity and "feel good" message that Mega pastors and Megachurches are using. You will discover what the Bible says about false leaders such as these men and the judgment they face. Armstrong points out that too many churches have become corporate meet and meat markets. Through extensive research, he outlines what really goes on inside the "house of worship." He exposes the shocking lifestyles of prosperity preachers, the sexual favors given in pastoral studies and Sunday School rooms, and the church "hoochie mommas" and "puff daddies" these leaders attract as their groupies.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Father, we enter into Your gates with thanksgiving and present an offering of thanks...We enter into Your courts with praise! We're thankful and delight to say so...We bless and affectionately praise Your name! For You are good and Your mercy and loving- kindness
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here’s another thought. Before God gave Adam a wife he gave him a job, and specific instructions to obey ( Ge 2:15-17). Ladies, don’t mess with a guy who doesn't want to work for a living, or obey God. Furthermore, if he tells you, “I don’t need you,” run and run fast! The whole idea of creating Eve was that Adam needed her. Until someone can say, “I’m incomplete without you,” they’re not ready for marriage. Marriage is a big decision, so allow God to help you make the right one. God “brought her to the man” (Ge 2:22 ). As a single person your options are: live an immoral lifestyle, marry a non-believer, or wait for God to give you the right mate.
How did so many people come to believe all marriages have problems ?Instead of preaching and teaching God’s standard for marriage, most ministers have adopted the, ‘‘every marriage has problems,” as their theology. Therefore it's ingrained into the mind of almost every person...We have been trained to believe that, ‘‘every marriage has its problems.” Finally, the church and our society have heard, “every marriage has problems,” for s-o-o-o long and it has been repeated by s-o-o-o many people, that problems in marriage has been widely accepted as the standard and rule of thumb for every marriage.
And one final thought: “A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” This verse is read at almost every wedding. The problem is, most of us don’t think about what we’re promising. It means breaking all other ties and giving yourself totally to your mate. Rather than working them into your life, it’s building your life around them. The word “cleave” means to stick like glue through bad times and good, and to commit to loving and caring for each other. Think about that!
Monday, November 23, 2009
I believe that incentives creates a problem that lead folks to start thinking, "What's in it for me?"
So my question is what are the limits? Should the church use incentive programs to get folks to invite others to come to church? Do your church use incentive to get folks to come to church? If so how is it working? What do you think?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Let his days be few; and let another take his office.Is this a call to assassinate the Pres of the USA? A wish for God to kill Obama? How do so call Christians get away with inciting violence like this?
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labor.
Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
I disagree with some of the President's agenda but I would never pray for ill to befall him.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I don't know what's going on but Feed the Children has about 6 lawsuits going since a power struggle began over a year ago....There are about 200 employees...Jones founded the hunger relief organization in 1979, and for years was featured on television advertisements seeking donations to feed starving children around the world."There's going to be thousands of children go[ing] hungry this Christmas because of what they did," Jones, who is the face of the charity in the commercials, told The Oklahoman. "I thought they had enough foresight to see that this is by far the best time of the year to raise money...This makes absolutely no sense - none at all."
Question have you ever given to this charity?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
“in light of a moral indiscretion in my personal life, I will be taking a sabbatical from music ministry and teaching upon fulfilling my current commitments to work closely with my pastor, church, and restoration team.”
When we sin and fall down is it best to just be quiet about it and let it be discovered or put it out there and let's deal with it? What's done in the dark always comes to the light...Da' Truth could have hide this from his wife and the public but he chose not to....But by taking this path it seem to say that he's more honest, more repentant and more mindful of the path to recovery and restoration...Mine-you he was the first one to come forward and admit that he fell.... I respect Da Truth a lot more because he came out and said something... Right now, there’s talk going around about Tye Tribbett…Right now he’s not acknowledging or admitting to anything...But if it turn out that he did get someone pregnant who was not his wife and he has lied and denied his sin and wouldn't take responsibility for his actions, let’s just say I’m not gonna be a fan any more....That's how Jay Moss lost me as a fan of his music....You can not receive from someone you don't respect bottom line....Da Truth is not justifiying his actions... he acknowledges they're wrong and he's not leading people in the wrong direction by kind of excusing his behavior.... Out of all the mess that's come to light lately.. so far.. this one has been handled the best....Right now marriage is under attack!