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Sunday, May 31, 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.

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“The understanding was that the individual was of the weight where it was decided by medical authorities that he needed treatment that was not being provided for by his mother,” Armstrong stated.

Earlier in the day authorities stated that Alexander “is possibly at a stage of critical health risk.”

Gray was supposed to appear in family court Tuesday with her son and failed to do so, the sheriff’s office said. During the family court hearing, the boy was ordered into state custody because of medical neglect, as well as his mother’s failure to appear. The Department of Social Services then contacted the sheriff’s office, authorities said.

The warrant stated that, “Gray was served with papers Monday, May 18th, 2009, and told to report to court for a hearing in which the department would seek state custody of Draper. The defendant has avoided the custody proceeding and has concealed the child.

Sunday Top Ten!

  1. Elvis is dead.
  2. Jesus was not White.
  3. Rap music is here to stay.
  4. Kissing your pet is not cute or clean.
  5. Skinny does not equal sexy.
  6. Thomas Jefferson had black children.
  7. A 5 year child is too big for a stroller.
  8. N' SYNC will never hold a candle to the Jackson 5.
  9. An occasional BUTT whooping helps a child stay in line.
  10. Having your children curse you out in public is not normal.

  1. Hickey's are not attractive.
  2. Chicken is food, not a roommate.
  3. Jesus is not a name for your son.
  4. Your country's flag is not a car decoration.
  5. Maria is a name but not for every other daughter.
  6. "Jump out and run" is not in any insurance policies.
  7. 10 people to a car is considered too many.
  8. Buttoning just the top button of your shirt is a bad fashion statement.
  9. Mami and Papi can't possibly be the nickname of every person in your family
  10. Letting your children run wildly through the store is not normal.
  1. O. J. did it.
  2. Tupac is dead.
  3. Teeth should not be decorated.
  4. Weddings should start on time.
  5. Your pastor doesn't know everything.
  6. Jesse Jackson will never be President.
  7. RED is not a kool-aid flavor, it's a color.
  8. Church does not require expensive clothes.
  9. Crown Royal bags are meant to be thrown away.
  10. Your rims and sound system should not be worth more than your car.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

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 "Conversionism" which is an idea straight from hell...What happen to Evangelism? We are call to defeat the devil with the word of God there's no need to conform to the world...All that's needed is the word of God...Again I believe Lucifer has gain entrance in the church mostly by way of the music... The Bible tells us that Lucifer was the worship leader in heaven... Before our world began, before we had the potential of singing praise to God, Lucifer stood before God and orchestrated the heavenly hosts in songs of praise and worship....Yet at some point, this angel of light felt the worship directed to God would be better directed to him...Somehow, he was able to convince 1/3 of the angels to follow him to rule and reign over a small planet, circulating a third rate star in an unremarkable part of the universe...And so it began.

Friday, May 29, 2009

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 is estimated that a sufferer would need at least two surgeries per year to remove them each time they grow back... In 2007 a sufferer had surgery for the disease and thirteen pounds (5.8 kilos) of warts were removed. 95% of the warts were removed...Therefore if we look to our circumstances to find joy we'll live on an emotional roller coaster...But if we look to the Lord of our circumstances and rejoice in His unfailing goodness we'll move from weakness to strength every time.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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, informing her that she would not be graduating with her class, refusing to tell her why...Now Chanequa is friends with another Harvard student, Brittany Smith, who is the girlfriend of Jabrai Jordan Copneya, a 20-year old songwriter from NY, and the man who was arrested in connection with the shooting death....The long time girlfriend of the shooter, Brittany Smith will be allowed to graduate and she is not banned from campus as Chanequa has been...I guess their policy is expel first, ask questions later...Questions: Was her card the one used? If so did she willingly give it to him, or was it stolen from her? People let people into dorms all the time - is that something you should be expelled for?...And what about the killer's girlfriend - isn't it far more likely that she had something to do with him being in the building? This just doesn't sound right to me.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Do You Support Assisted Suicide?

Well a terminally ill woman took her life this week, before cancer could... Linda Fleming is the first person to die under 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 fear could be applied involuntarily against marginalized patients or as a form of health care cost containment.

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 ladies were all dressed up in formal and did some kind of ceremony over her casket it frighten me ...At my grandfather funeral the men dressed in black tuxedos and white gloves....When you are young things like that will scare the heck outer you for years to come...Any way The basic unit of Freemasonry is “the Lodge,” which exists under a charter issued by a Grand Lodge exercising administrative powers... The Lodges are linked together informally by a system of mutual recognition between Lodges that meet the Masonic requirements. The Lodge confers three degrees: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason. Additional degrees are conferred by two groups of advanced Masonry: The York Rite (which awards 12 degrees) and the Scottish Rite (which awards 30 higher degrees). The original Freemasons were required to be actual craftsman, either in stone laying or brick masonry... However, in and around the year of 1722, the Freemasons became known as the “Free and Accepted Masons” where the members were no longer required to be of the craft...My question how did this secret society find its way into the church? This has always puzzled me I am not saying it should not be there but why is it there? There is a rumor that our president is a 33 degree what ever that is.

Monday, May 25, 2009

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 phenomena.”She’s alarmed that kids are mimicking such dangerous and illegal habits, but says kids often do what’s “in” to fit in...“Who doesn’t want to be cool? To get on youtube and they have become instant celebrities with their peer groups.”, says Sapp.What they don’t realize? there are health risks.

Dr. Mark Shikowitz, an ear nose and throat specialist, treated a nine-year- old who had pieces of candy lodged in his nose...“He told his parents that he felt his nose was burning.”The candy eventually dissolved...Dr. Shikowitz says kids could also accidentally inhale the fine powder down the wrong pipe...“That irritation can cause you to cough, can cause you to laryngospasm, which is your voice box spasming and closing.”If the sugar sits in the lungs or in the nasal cavity for a prolonged period of time it could cause an infection.Dr. Skikowitz says, “Any time you have a substance such as sugar in these areas, which are moist, it creates a terrific growth medium for bacteria.”Experts also worry that this trend could spark interest in real cigarettes or illegal drugs...So, have an open and honest discussion with your children.

The makers of the smarties candy released a statement calling the teens misguided, and saying that it “regrets that a negative message of this type has been sent to young people with the use of our product.”.

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 entrance into heaven predicated upon faith in Jesus and He alone.... The addition of anything we do becomes a type of "works" based faith which seems to be denied by the Bible... Ephesians 2:8-9 If salvation is contingent on perfection and works at the moment of death, then not only is suicide unforgiven, but the rest of us are also doomed...So my question is how would you answer a young person who ask you that question? The Bible say there's only one unforgivable sin that is Blaspheme of the Holy Spirit...Only the Creator no who is saved..Now it is true we can look at the fruit that is being produce in a person life and kinda get and idea.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

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 says more about the photographer, than the famine in Sudan. It should never have won the Pulitzer.

The photo was published in The New York Times in March of 1993, and sparked a wide reaction. People wanted to know what happened to the child, and if Carter had assisted her... The Times issued a statement saying that the girl was able to make it to the food station, but beyond that no one knows what happened to her... Because of this, Carter was bombarded with questions about why he did not help the girl, and only used her to take a photograph.

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.
  1. You may not know me, but I know everything about you Psalm- 139:1
  2. I know when you sit down and when you rise up.-Psalm -139:2
  3. I am familiar with all your ways.Psalm -139:3
  4. You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book.-Psalm 139:15-16
  5. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
  6. I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13
  7. My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18. What's Your Favorite Psalm?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

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 Washington had an affair, and got pregnant by two different men at the same time. "Out of all people in America and of all people in the world, it had to happen to me," she told myfoxdfw.com. "I'm very shocked."

Twins with different fathers were once thought to be very rare. However, one recent study estimates that, worldwide, one in 12 fraternal twin sets are bi-paternal. (They even have a special name for it: Heteropaternal Superfecundation.) The study suggests cultural standards, surrogacy pregnancy and fertility procedures, Mom's sexual activity, and perhaps even prostitution accounts for this frequency... The study also suggests that among married white women in the U.S., one pair of fraternal twin sets in 400 is bi-paternal. Documented cases of twins with two different fathers go back as far as 1810 in the United States.

Friday, May 22, 2009

“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 disturbed souls whose death was so violent and traumatic that they have to be ushered into the after world through special means...Now this is a short list of some who want be there according to them:
  1. Many from the middle passage
  2. Many civil war soldiers
  3. Many Vietnam vets
  4. Many lynching victims
  5. Many Thugs.
  6. Many who's been lynched

There is danger in this thinking.... It can weaken the need for someone to receive Jesus as Savior...We must confessed our sins to Christ (1 John 1:9)and He alone....Now some on that list want be there but ,it won't be because they exit life a certain way..No! it will be because they didn't accept Christ as Savior.... The truth of the matter is Jesus is looking for tuned-in, turned-on Christians to tell of Him...'It been said that the longer a husband and wife live together the more they start to look, act and talk alike."And it's the same with us...The more time we spend thinking about Jesus, talking to Him, meditating on His Word and basking in His presence, the more people are going to want to know about Him.Questions: Do you believe in heaven? Do you believe there's more than one heaven (not heavenly places)?

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 solution...Bottom line the church will always have folks who speak without thinking and hurt others...But, if you're part of the body of Christ and apart from it you've no function, no spiritual food supply and no fulfillment, so you die spiritually...It takes the same energy to choose healing as it does bitterness but the results are very different. One leaves you paralyzed by the past, the other gives you hope for the future.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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 don't have to be prisoners of it!...I believe Vick should be given a second chance... From a spiritual standpoint, all he has to do is ask forgiveness, his sin is no more or less sinful than anyone else sin... From a social standpoint, he has served his sentence and paid his debt to society...This remains one of the most unjust aspects of our society that nearly all convicted felons are treated as social out casts for the rest of their lives, even if they pay their debt and live a transformed life.... Most people in that situation will be excluded from a decent job or a decent place to live for every... We set people like Vick up to become repeat offenders by treating them like nobody...I want to wish Michael Vick God's grace an power in breaking through this prejudice and just maybe God is going to use Vick in bringing a better future for other former felons...The good news is God will give us the desire and the power to live a transform life and HE'S THE GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE!

  1. Question:Now that Vick has earned his right to go back to society do you think he needs to earn the right to play in the NFL?
  2. Are do you think he should be able to just walk right back into the NFL?

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 GOP is down 5 percentage points since George W. Bush's first year in office. Today, only 35 percent of American women lean Republican and overall fewer women than men are Republican.
: Why do you think women — and almost all other demographic groups are moving away from the Republican party?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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 younger generation... Which leads me to believe they're the ones who might not understand just how complex the Black Community really is.
Listen:"[He] made himself of no reputation" (php 2:7).Jesus obviously wasn't concerned about what others thought of Him. He had a goal- to do the Father's will- no more and no less. And He knew that to do it He had to be free from the opinions of others...So do we! The greatest tragedy that could happen to us would be to grow old and realize that somewhere along the way we lost our self and never succeeded at being the person God called us to be... And that's a distinct possibility if we allow the opinions of others to rule our life...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."
I don' no the reason young people don't get the message which Tyler is trying to convey with his movies...May be they have for gotten about the high unemployment rate in our community...May be they have for gotten Tyler is responsible for a number of young black actors and actresses working these days...Maybe they have forgotten
with-out Tyler Perry there's no Black Cinema at this present time and I truly believe with out Tyler it would be all but extinct....We know back in the 90’s Lee & Singleton were producing movies that some with-in Black America had a problem with and rightful so but they were giving our people work also....There were some positive things that could be taken from those movies but honestly there was no real message but the good thing were people working....There's a limited number of movies that actually show positive Black Family life….Soul Food is one I can think of off hand....I think Tyler Perry is doing a phenomenal job....And every time he comes out with a movie, I go support it in the theater because I am supporting young gifted black people....I believe Perry understand the black community complexities and that one thing don't fit all and there's all types of black people...If you grew up in the South like I did you can better understand the character of Madea better than someone from another part of the country...Tyler understand we are not all in jail, and we’re not all in college either, We’re not all single mothers, but we’re not all from two-parent homes.... The plots in the movies may be predictable, but they’re not the same...Just like we are not the same....I believe when we have learned all we're suppose to learn from Madea, her season will end and her purpose will have been fulfilled...Until then keep going Tyler.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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:
  1. Nancy Pelosi: I believe she's hurting the president.
  2. Dick Cheney: I am tired of seeing bitter white men.
  3. Fox News: There's enough hate in the world.
  4. Elizabeth Edwards: Sometimes you need to shut up.
  5. Miss California: A Christian with no morals.
  6. Beyonce: Selfish!
  7. The entire Palin family:The meaning of dysfunction.
  8. Torture: This is America!
  9. Water boarding: Wrong!
  10. 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 his bible. What kind of Bible is he reading, you may ask... When he answered Cambridge undergraduates’ questions concerning me, he said:“I do not draw from the Bible the inference that there is an individual monarch of evil... I think it is too dogmatic to say that evil spirits have had the best of it...”That’s great and fantastic! As long as you people don’t associate me with the appalling moral condition of your society, as long as you don’t have an answer – that involves me – to all of the vice and crime reaching alarming proportions in your neighborhoods, and as long as you don’t blame me for prisons being overcrowded to capacity – and your “churches” distressingly empty I can continue to wreck havoc, behind the scenes and invisible... Just keep on being foolish and think that there can be no evil forces without a figure behind them and responsible for their activity... You are giving me free reign to destroy this society and bring many of you to your knees…Your, so-called “Word of God” says that I made myself the devil, by my own free will... I lost my original supremacy and dignity and turned myself into a “fiend.” Whatever.. It says that as the “anointed cherub” I covered God’s throne, that is, I guarded it... But instead of covering it, I coveted it and so I fell... Whatever. With the beauty and wisdom that I was given, why should I be under the authority of someone else? So, yes, I wanted to exalt my throne above the stars of God... Yes, I wanted to sit, also, upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north... Yes, I wanted to be like the Most High! I knew I would not be satisfied with anything short of the very highest position in God’s original creation. And because of this, God and His heavenly host cast me out of heaven (Isaiah 14:13,14) because I had sinned against “divine sovereignty.” Whatever. At least I had 1/3 of those angels follow with me and they serve me as you do whenever you don’t accept God’s freewill offer of eternal salvation or keep sinning purposely even though you have claimed this gift of salvation….I am on my way to the Lake of Fire with my troops and I am not going to put up some sort of fight? Please! My purpose, because I know I am doomed to hell, is to take as many of you with me as I can... And even though I can’t lay a finger on you so-called “Saints of God” I can limit His power in your lives and cause you to be ineffective in His kingdom and leading others to Christ... Even though I cannot go any further than God’s divine permission in tempting you all, I can still wreck havoc on your miserable lives... I have three strategies of attack:
  1. The fist strategy I can build fortresses in your minds to keep you enslaved to your past.You may have been messed over by a parent, and that abuse is ruining your life today even though that parent may be dead and gone.It could be your own past sin that is haunting you.I can use them to construct a fortress in your mind.
  2. The second strategy I use is to lead you into sin today.I can make sin look pleasing enough so that you plan to commit it.If you are caught up in some sin that has a controlling influence over your life, you have just given me enough material to build a huge fortress.
  3. My third battle strategy against you people is to get you fantasizing about sinning in the future.These are the hidden sins because nobody knows about them but you.But I can play them out in your mind over and over and over.

Let’s get one thing straight... I have only one purpose. And that diabolical purpose is to thwart God’s benign purposes on man’s behalf and to prompt despises in their rejection of “the Savior.” As long as you so-called “believers” deny my existence and continue to reject God’s plan for your life by living contrary to what He has given you in “His Word” you play right into my hands. And not only you, but everyone around you – including your “unsaved” children are mine.You all think about that, the next time you’re playing church, instead of being the church. Lucifer Satan, Sower of discord.

Monday, May 18, 2009

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 compliment suppose to make one feel good? So, why insult someone, when you can disguise it as a compliment?... Intentional or not, some people have the art of backhanded compliments down... Like supermodel Iman for example...Now Iman was once beautiful enough to have been consider as a Top Model...Why? Was it because her features conform more closely to mainstream ideal of beauty? Meaning she resembles a white woman more than the first lady? I will agree that The First Lady features and body do not conform to the mainstream ideal of beauty so, do that make her ugly? No!

It hurts to hear this shortsightedness vocalized by a woman like Iman, who has the power like lady Michelle to influence young black girls and help shape mainstream opinions of black beauty...I am also, disappointed that Iman took her opportunity to speak out and used it to demean black beauty in favor of the more white beauty standard.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

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 in the church...You either take Him at His word or you don't...Now if Spencer really wanted to help why is he charging $15.00 for his how to have sex book?...If this book is any indication of the new direction the church is taking , and where it's leading to it is not of God...How can this pastor expect his congregation to respect him? If you don't respect a person you cannot receive from that person... I believe sex should remain a private matter between husbands, wives, their pastors, and counselors...Again, if Spencer wants to teach about marriage teach on this: Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”Every good idea is not a GOD idea!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

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:
  1. "I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place(v 5).
  2. "The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?"(v 6).
  3. "The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me"(v 7).
  4. " I shall not die, but live,and declare the works of the Lord"(v 17 )
  5. "The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death"(v 18 ).
  6. "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it"(v 24 ).
  7. "Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever"(v 29 ).

Friday, May 15, 2009

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 pretending that this era in our history stands for anything other than hate and pain.Article here!

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 you do it? What if you knew it would give your child an advantage over other kids would you?Article here!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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 the 6,000-member Christ Universal Temple, one of Chicago's largest congregations.

But not so fast,it seems that several members of the congregation are protesting Pearson’s appointment as senior minister, saying he lacks the theological training to lead a New Thought church like Christ Universal... The movement uses a metaphysical interpretation of the Bible and focuses on healing, meditation and thinking positive thoughts to improve one’s life.

“Pearson is a fourth-generation Pentecostal, and we are a New Thought church,” said Rev. Fred Randall, a church minister for 40 years. “He could be a student in New Thought. Yes. But a leader? No.”Rev. Roderick Norton said: “It’s like bringing a Catholic priest into a Baptist church. It’s an insult to us.”

Pearson, said he was surprised to find opposition in a New Thought church...“New Thought is not an exclusive group that demeans other movements and expressions,” Pearson said. “I didn’t expect to encounter this in New Thought once I moved away from fundamentalism.”

But, Pearson said his inclusion message goes hand in hand with the church’s New Thought principles... He said he is not coming to dismantle their teachings... Instead, his goal is to expand New Thought and attract more members...He said he believes that members opposed to him are fearful of change...Pearson says he's“ coming to enhance, to enlarge, to expand New Thought.... That’s why I’m here,” Pearson said. “I think it’s the best-kept secret on the planet... And I don’t know anybody who could expose more people to it … under the kind of leadership that I plan to bring.”