Showing posts from May, 2009

Should The Parents Of Fat Kids Be Arrested?

The mom of a 555 Pound Teenager was Arrested For Medical Neglect and failure to appear in court....South Carolina authorities have located a 555 pound teenager and his mother, who faces a charge of violating a custody order, according to authorities and also social services decided that Alexander Deundray Draper, 14, “is possibly at a stage of critical health risk.” Alexander Deundray Draper, 14, and his mother, Jerri Althea Gray, who are from Travelers Rest, South Carolina,were located at about near a laundromat in Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office, stated Matt Armstrong, a spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in Greenville, South Carolina.“Draper was checked out by EMS [Emergency Medical Services] personnel and turned over to the Maryland Department of Social Services. The South Carolina Department of Social Services will work with its Maryland Social Services to have Alexander returned to South Carolina,” Armstrong stated.Watch the Vi…

Sunday Top Ten!

Elvis is dead. Jesus was not White.Rap music is here to stay. Kissing your pet is not cute or clean. Skinny does not equal sexy.Thomas Jefferson had black children. A 5 year child is too big for a stroller. N' SYNC will never hold a candle to the Jackson 5. An occasional BUTT whooping helps a child stay in line. Having your children curse you out in public is not normal.
Hickey's are not attractive.Chicken is food, not a roommate. Jesus is not a name for your son. Your country's flag is not a car decoration. Maria is a name but not for every other daughter. "Jump out and run" is not in any insurance policies. 10 people to a car is considered too many. Buttoning just the top button of your shirt is a bad fashion statement. Mami and Papi can't possibly be the nickname of every person in your family

Hip-Hop And The Church!

I am against "Youth Ministry"! because I don't believe it's needed...What's happening in this video is one of the reason that Hip-Hop has come in-to the church and I am willing to bet it started with youth ministry somewhere....Why can't the youth of today be taught the same thing that adults or taught...If you make a well inform choice to follow Jesus it's going to cost you something, mainly the world....The youth don't need a Hip Hop Gospel, they need "The Gospel"...If preaching Jesus want draw folks in-to a place were He's supposedly the main attraction, then why are we getting up on Sunday morning going to a place were He's not even at....This is a spiritual issues and if you're still a babe in Christ you want get it nor will you fully understand what's going on in this video... In other words if you are unskilled in the word of God it will be hard to tell good from evil....Some are calling this new movement &q…

Sacrificial Praise!

Do you feel like circumstances have you locked in and you can't praise God? How about this. Praise opens the doors! Praise breaks chains! Any time you're willing to praise God despite your circumstances, the forces of heaven come to your aid...But I don't feel like praising God" you say... Then offer to God "a sacrifice of praise." Any body can praise Him in the good times, but when you have to rise above your feeling your circumstances and the opinions of others to do it that's when it's real...The person in the picture has an disorder called Lewandowsky-Lutz Dysplasia it's an extremely rare inheritable disorder in which warts form on the skin.... It normally affects the hands and feet and while it can start in middle ages, it normally begins between the ages of one and twenty... There is no known effective treatment for the disease though surgery can be used to remove the warts.... Unfortunately, after surgery the warts begin to return and it…

Black Harvard student Guilty Of Being Black!

Chanequa four years of hard work were supposed to represent the end of the long unlikely journey that she took from the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, one of the poorest in the city, to reach the pinnacle of education at this ivy league institution, where only 11 percent of students are black....This young lady is a New York Times scholarship winner, a Coca-Cola scholarship winner and a member of the National Honor Society. She worked hard to get where she is, and now sees her once bright future, disappearing before her eyes...The thing is Chanequa Campbell, 21-year old Harvard student won’t be graduating with her senior class next month .... School officials have linked her to a shooting death that occurred in the basement of her dorm, because she was friends with the girlfriend of the man who was charged in the shooting. On Friday, school officials showed up at Chanequa’s dorm room, with a trespassing order in hand, demanding that she leave immediately, inform…

What Would You Do?

The abortion debate asks whether it can be morally right to terminate a pregnancy before normal childbirth...I was pleased to see President Barack Obama finally speak openly on the issue of abortion during his commencement speech at Notre Dame. Hopefully, this will open up a national dialogue on this issue, which is what we need if we are to ever achieve any sort of resolution to this controversy... We need cool, civil heads from each side debating facts...Question if you were a well informed mother who was pregnant and your ultrasound showed that the baby would be born with problems like the one in the picture what would you do?...Some people think that abortion is always wrong, Do you? Some think that abortion is right when the mother's life is at risk, Do you? Others think that there is a range of circumstances in which abortion is morally acceptable, Do you?What do you think?The baby in the picture died before she was 6 months old from heart problems.

Do You Support Assisted Suicide?

Do You Support Assisted Suicide? Well a terminally ill woman took her life this week, before cancer could... Linda Flemingis the first person to dieunder Washington state's "Death with Dignity" law that became effective in March...Over 60 percent of Washington voters approved the law, which allows willing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to a person over 18 who has been declared competent by the state... In addition, two doctors must certify that the person has six months or less to live, and the patient must make two oral requests, 15 days apart, along with written requests witnessed by two people... These provisions will hopefully prevent abuse of the law, which some fearcould be applied involuntarily against marginalized patients or as a form of health care cost containment.
Do You Support Assisted Suicide? Yes. It's the compassionate way to let people go. No. This weakens society's respect for the sanctity of life. Maybe. But let's make sure …

Why Are FreeMasonry Label As A Cult And Masons As Cultists?

Masons are a secret and fraternal organization which is believed to have evolved from the ancient guilds of the stonemasons... Membership is open to men only, requires no allegiance to a single faith or religion, although belief in a god is considered a necessity...Because of their secret rituals and pop-culture references portraying them as a dark, cryptic society,Masons have always been shrouded in mystery....But this past weekend, I was reading were they invite the public into their world...Now growing up I remember that both my grandparents were part of this secret society...My grandfather was a Prince Hall Mason and my grandmother was a Eastern Star....At My grandmother church on certain Sundays they would have something call turn out Sunday...That's were all the Eastern Star ladies would wear all white and they would have some kinda sash which would be thrown across their shoulder with some kinda of writing on it...At my granny funeral I remember the Eastern Star…

For Get Crack There's A New Trend Kids Smoking Candy!

It seems innocent, kids smoking candy... It happens in lunch rooms, on playgrounds and maybe in your own home.. But doctors and safety experts say this new trend isn’t so sweet... Smoking candy certainly doesn’t have the same negative effects as smoking real cigarettes, but there are some health risks.Safety experts say kids are doing it, and they want parents to be aware of it, and to communicate with their teens...The candy of choice is Smarties to be exact...It’s a fad that’s sweeping the country...Children and teens are grinding small candy wafers into a fine powder, then sucking it through the wrapper or pouring it into their mouths, and blowing out the dust, mimicking a smoker’s exhale...A quick search on you-tube pulls up dozens of how-to videos created by children of all ages...Some clips even show children snorting the sweet stuff.
Drug Safety Expert Peggy Sapp says, ”Before I was sent the youtube videos, I had never heard of smoking and snorting smarties. It’s quite a phenom…

Is Suicide Ever Forgiven?

In my home town of about sixty thousand people in the last couple of months there have been over six young black boys who have taken their own life...All 6 death have been by hanging...Now I don't no why or what's going on but the last young man was up set that his mom took away his cell phone...So he hung himself in his closet...Another young man went to church with his parents came home after service ate dinner with his father then went out side and took his life by using his basket ball goal...Now this question was ask in Sunday School yesterday... Someone wanted to know what do you say to someone's family member who had committed suicide?.. They also wanted to no if that person goes to heaven or not and are they forgiven?..I no there are some Catholics and some others who say that death with unconfessed sin of any kind hinders entrance to heaven.... There is not much Bible to support such a view... The Bible pretty convincingly paints a picture of entra…

Pain And Suffering!

I stumbled upon this photograph while reading Time Magazine online...What an awful photo... I can't imagine someone taking a photo of this, stick-thin, malnourished toddler who stopped to rest on her way to a feeding station in war-torn Sudan... The picture was taken by South African photojournalist Kevin Carter...It shows the girl on her knees, bent at the waist with her forehead resting on the dry, dusty dirt....She is alone except for a vulture behind her, waiting for her to die. This picture captivated the world in 1993 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. A few months later, Carter taped a garden hose to the exhaust of his pick-up truck and fed the other end into the passenger side window...Broke and depressed over the loss of a friend, his suicide note read, in part, “I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings & corpses & anger & pain . . . of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners . . . “To me this photo say…

Do You Have A Favorite Psalm Other Than Psalm 23?

Do you have a favorite Psalm other than Psalm 23? Is there a Psalm that has spoken to you in a special way---encouraging, strengthening, supporting, comforting, or healing you? For me it's Psalm 139 and it is also the answer to both side of the debate concerning abortions.You may not know me, but I know everything about you Psalm- 139:1I know when you sit down and when you rise up.-Psalm -139:2I am familiar with all your ways.Psalm -139:3You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book.-Psalm 139:15-16You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18. What's Your Favorite Psalm?

Sowing And Reaping!

Sowing to the flesh, minding the things of the flesh, means gratification of the desires of the flesh, minding the things that are craved by our fallen nature... If yielded to, these cravings will grow stronger and stronger... It is a mistake to suppose, as some do, that a reasonable gratification of the flesh is proper.... Every gratification of the fallen flesh satisfies only the animal propensities...And those who continue to yield to these propensities will ultimately reach corruption, death--the Second Death...Now with that said ...A Texas mother of twins found out her 11-month-old boys do not have the same father.... How could this happen she ask ? My guess by sowing to the flesh... . Ms. Washington noticed that her twins Justin and Jordan had different facial features, so she decided to get it checked out...A paternity test revealed that two eggs had been fertilized by two different sperm and there was a 99.99% chance the twins had different daddy's...It turns out…

“Is There A Heaven For A Thug Or (gangster)?”

I have been reading some posted messages about Dolla the rapper who was gunned down earlier in the week...But what I am finding interesting is there's a popular aspect of Hip Hop, where young people believe fallen “street soldiers”and "thugs" go to heaven..."Please don't get it wrong, I am in no way saying that Dolla didn't go to heaven or he didn't go to hell because I don't no." Now I do believe it was up to him were he's spending his world without end and were time will be no more ... Now, I am using Dolla to make a point ONLY...Now, this question “Is there a Heaven for a G gangster?”Well most young warriors have already answered with this notions , “Only God can judge me” in “Thug’s Paradise”.Well the short answer is No!There is only one heaven and every one in that heaven will be lovers of Christ...Now , I am well aware that some Africans and Native Americans believe EVERYONE goes to Heaven, with the exception of …

Church Folks!

Have you every met someone who's up set over the treatment they received at the hands of church folks? You no folks who condemn instead of help? Or who neglected folks when they should have sought them out, restored them spiritually and returned them to the flock? I have! and it's a hard job to witness to hurt people...I work with a sista who's mad as hell right now with her church and husband....She has stop going to church and seem to be giving up...Hurt church folks can easily convince a jury it should never have happen...And it shouldn't! But it did and reliving it won't change it! I ask the sista to think with me one moment: If she were mugged and taken to the hospital would she spend all her time obsessing about the mugger who beat her up, would she? No, Her main concern would be recovering as fast as possible! Ironically, with physical wounds we seek help immediately, but emotional ones we're inclined to focus on the problem instead of the solu…

Living A Transformed Life!

Boy don't we know how to blame our problems on our upbringing don't we? So , that's nothing new but to stay there is the problem ...All Bible readers know it all started in the first book of Genesis, telling us about the first fight in the first family between the first two brothers...And we all wrestle with the same issues because we're all from the same gene pool...In the first dysfunctional family Cain attacked and killed his brother Abel...And Cain's spirit is still around today...That's what makes us forget we all have the same blood in our veins and act on our competitive, jealous, angry impulses... Sometimes it masquerades as courtesy and co-operation, but underneath it's the same old "get him first" spirit...I said all that to say this, Michael Vick has paid his debt to society,and he should be allowed to pursue any profession he is qualified for or that does not violate the law.

It's true we're products of our past but we d…

What Has Caused This Movement Away From The GOP?

So what has caused this movement away from the GOP?Now I suspect that after eight years in the White House, the Republican party has became synonymous with the Bush administration, which also means it's synonymous with two wars, the recession, Hurricane Katrina, and some strong religion-based positions such as support for abstinence-only education, overturning Roe v. Wade, and bans on stem-cell research and same-sex marriage... Judging by the poll results, Americans who previously supported the Republican agenda and ideology are ready to try something new...According to a new Gallup poll, the Republican party has lost support in nearly every demographic of American society — be it low-income, high-income, college educated, male, female, southern, white, or nonwhite voters... Support remains steady only among frequent churchgoers...In the general population, Republicans trail Democrats in support by a 14-point margin, compared to an even split in 2001. Among women, support for the …

Free From The Opinions Of People!

Now I believe we should respect the opinions of others, but we should never be ruled by them... If we let it criticism will steal our individuality, rob us of our creativity, and stop us from fulfilling our destiny...That's too much power to give anybody...Insecure people will always criticize us , especially if choices differ from theirs...That's because they're uncomfortable with things that don't conform to their way of thinking... Secure people can handle being the only one doing something... They can allow others the liberty to be different and to make their own choices... That's because they themselves are secure in who God has called them to be...I said all that to say this there seems to be a little back-lash coming from with-in the Black Community against Tyler Perry...Tyler has a new movie coming out in Sept. which just happens to be based on his first stage play "I can do bad all by myself." Now most of the back-lash is from the younge…

If You Had The Power To Ban From Media Who Or What Would It Be?

The UK recently published the list of individuals banned from the country because they demonstrate behavior that the country’s leaders don’t find acceptable...If I could come up with my own ban list, of people and topics that I am sooo, tired of seeing in the media it would look like this:
Nancy Pelosi: I believe she's hurting the president.Dick Cheney: I am tired of seeing bitter white men.
Fox News: There's enough hate in the world. Elizabeth Edwards: Sometimes you need to shut up.Miss California: A Christian with no morals.Beyonce: Selfish!
The entire Palin family:The meaning of dysfunction.Torture: This is America!Water boarding: Wrong!Elisabeth Hasselbeck: I won't say!

My Name Is Satan!

I am Satan – the one you people have been battling from the beginning of time... Some of you act as if I do not exist, others simply ignore me...But, if your Father is not the one who is in heaven, then you – like my other followers – belong to me...And if you remain as my follower, unknowingly, you are going to join me in a place that was meant for me and the other 1/3 who gave their allegiance to me – a place called hell. Never heard of me?Sure, you have! The despicable “Saints” – that’s what they call themselves because they owe their allegiance to my former “employer” – know me.They call me Lucifer (Isaiah 14:12-14), Devil (Revelation 12:9), Belial (2 Corinthians 6:15), Adversary (1 Peter 5:8,9), God of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), Accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10), Father of lies (John 8:44), so on and so forth...But some of you, act as if I don’t even exist...Even the Archbishop of Canterbury, ecclesiastical head of the Church of England, cannot find me anywhere in h…

Endurance Is The Secert For Lifes Race Not Popularity Nor Beauty.

Where did we get the idea that everyone has to like us? Certainly not from God's word... Jesus said His blessings were reserved for the "persecuted and reviled" If you're thin-skinned you'll have a tough time because you'll be an easy target for the enemy... I said that to say this, First Lady Michelle must always be watchful of the many hateful and painful arrows that will be coming her way and some from people who look like her...I believe endurance is the secret for life race not popularity...Paul says "it matters very little to me what you think of me even less where I rank in popular opinion. I don't even rank myself...The Master makes that judgment."(1 Co 4:3-5 )

Have you every been backhanded complimented before? I have and those kinda of compliments don't leave you feeling good at all....For example: You drop some weight or change your hair, girl now you look like your self what! Who was I looking like before? Don't a c…

Gay Marriage Divides Black Religious Leaders

The Rev. Harry Jackson, who pastors a church in the Washington suburbs, believes same-sex marriage is a threat to the African-American family... But the Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, a leading scholar of the African-American experience, disagrees... The two Christian leaders explain their opposing views... Both say their faith informs their perspective...Listen Now!..I'll agree with Dr.Dyson on this and I will give him props for giving a different view by showing that all black Christian are not a monolithic group.

I like the way Dr. Dyson ask how Rev. Jackson could be so sure that his interpretation of scripture is correct - especially since Rev. Jackson tried to convince Black Christians that they should vote against Obama, and said four years earlier that God had told him to campaign for George W. Bush's reelection.

Every Good Idea Is Not A God Idea!

Stacey Spencer pastor of New Direction Christian Church has written a how to have sex book he says it's for married couples but yet anyone that wants to can purchase one...From my understanding Spencer is pastor of one of the largest congregation of Black youth and young adults in the mid south area...To me he has stepped over the lines of what a pastor should be doing...From my understanding Spencer is one of the new age preachers who operates outside of the box...I read a couple of comments were it was stated that Spencer doesn't have a pulpit and he believe in come as you want to...From my understanding the book tells women how to perform oral sex and how a man should perform the act in return...In my limited knowledge the word of God should be the drawing force in a church and not gimmicks that are solely used to draw more money to the pastor and help him sells books....All true Christian know that it's hard to sell Jesus alone that is why all the gimmicks i…

The Verse At The Center Of The Bible!

Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible. Psalm 119 is the longest. Psalm 118 is at the center of the Bible. There are 594 chapters in the Bible before Psalm 118, and 594 chapters after Psalm 118 - 1,188 chapters. This number can be split 118-8, or Psalm 118:8. Now we know that the chapter divisions in the Bible are not part of original Scripture, but isn't it interesting how this little word exercise worked out? Or was God in the center of it all? And if He was, shouldn't the center verse of the Bible contain its central theme? It does: "It is better to trust in the Lord that to put confidence in man."
In Psalm 118 the Psalmist recalls seven reasons why God is worthy to be trusted:
"I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place(v 5). "The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?"(v 6). "The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that …

Insensitive Or Racism?

How quickly we forget about the hateful history of the university of Alabama...And how our governor at that time stood in the front door of the university in order to stop black students from entering...He had to be removed by the national guard at that time...But for people to really understand how things like this effect/affect a person psychic you have to have grown up or lived in the deep south...Again I Don't have any respect for that part of our history...To me it's a representation of pure hate and these costumes shown in the post are a symbol of that hate! If people must relive the ignorant treasonous "traditions" of the old south don't go in front of the ancestors of the people who where most effected by that ugly part of our history and what it stood for...When I see pictures like these of the old south I think about the pain that my ancestors had to have gone through... Some white people just don't get it....People need to stop …

Parents Are Drugging Kids to Get Ahead!

Too me a parent is a live example of God’s love in the world plus I am old enough to know how society works...Society says if you are not two steps ahead, you fall behind... I know this... However, greatness is not achieved by some quick fix, like a pill....As parents, our number one job, over everything else, is to prepare our children for life and the future... We are to set standards, to teach them tolerance and respect... To accept that they will fail and to teach them to get right back up and get back in the game of life....When all is said and done, the fact that a parent would drug their child for superiority can never be match to the one parent who will get up early in the morning to go over their child home work or may stay up late at night to check their work....Most parents do this because they are teaching that they love and care.

Question: What in the world is wrong with parents who would give their own children a mind altering drug so they can get ahead? Would y…

The Scum Of The Earth.

With one foot in the grave Jean E. Dorvil took the other foot and kicked a 5-year-old girl while she was sleeping...He waited till she was napping and then kicked her in the face and drew blood by busting her lip. (Get more of this story here).

What Happens When You Bring A Catholic Priest Into A Baptist Church?

It becomes an insult!That is what some members of The New Thought Church are saying about Carlton Pearson...Now I don't believe everyone is going to Heaven no matter what that's hell to the NO!... There's no way I can wrap my brain around that kinda of thinking... What would be the purpose of Jesus coming to Earth if that were the case? What would be the purpose of life period if we were guaranteed eternal happiness without Christ? Now, Carlton Pearson, once regarded as one of the nation’s most influential Pentecostal preachers, was denounced for his teaching that everyone goes to heaven...Which included Muslims and Buddhists... When this teaching was exposed Carlton lost his followers, his friends and his Oklahoma church... After being shunned as an outcast, Pearson continued preaching his controversial gospel of inclusion...Carlton Pearson built a new following that raised his profile once again... Now, Pearson have been chosen to assumed the leadership of t…