Showing posts from December, 2009

One Big Happy Family?

Have you seen the new reality TV show "One Big Happy Family"? The show premiered Monday on TLC ...Now each of the four "big and happy" members of the Cole family weighs more than 300 pounds....This [show] is about fat people living in a skinny world... The six-episode documentary reveals the challenges of being morbidly obese, as well as the family's attempts to lose weight on their own...Norris Coles, 41, weighs 340 lbs. His wife Tameka, 36, weighs 380 lbs. Their daughter Amber, 16, weighs 348 lbs. Son Shayne, 14, weighs 308 lbs. Shayne is at risk for diabetes, but his mom sees nothing wrong with shoveling sugary snacks on the teen — which he happily devours. Amber admits that for her, food has become an addiction In fact, each of The Coles relish indulging in eats. However, the family has decided to turn to each other for the motivation to lose weight. Coles Family matriarch Tameka hopes that documenting their weight loss journey on the small screen wi…

Watch Night Services Is No More.

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 servicesas 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.

What Are You Telling God?

Hallelujah!! I am so glad that Jesus don't see us like man do...Nor do He see us like we see ourselves....Did you no that some of the greatest people in the Bible considered themselves unqualified?...Remember Moses told God he wasn’t a good speaker... Gideon told God he didn’t have the right family background... Jeremiah told God he felt as helpless as a child... Paul described himself as the chief of sinners and the least of the apostles... Everyone, including Samuel the prophet, thought David wasn’t qualified to become king.... But God thought differently! So my question is: What are you telling God about you? For me, i am too old for any more changes.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to The Old Black Church blog roll and it many visitors...

Voodoo And Black Magic Should Not Be Portrayed As Good.

The daughter and I took my three year old grand baby to see The Princess and The Frog Saturday night and I was very disappointed...Let me say my review of the movie in this post is from my point of view as a Christian....I was not prepared for voodoo,graveyards, demons, evil spirits,spells and the occult.... Now I grew up around and saw first hand the effect/affect of voodoo on a people (at least that's what I believe) I have never heard or seen any good come from the practice of voodoo....And being exposed to voodoo at a young age I have/had developed a deep fear of it...How can you explain “friends on the other side,”to a 3 year old?That's a hard thing to do....I was disappoint that the main focus of the movie was not on the Princess and the Frog’s relationship as the title would lead you to believe... Instead it focused mostly on the Evil Shadow and his voodoo curses....He even referred to them as “his help from the underworld....”Now, I am aware tha…

Words Are Important!

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 -

The Bible In 50 Words!

God made, Adam bit, Noah
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

"Demonically Inspired Financial Attack"

TheColumbus Dispatch reports that Rod Parsley is claiming to be the victim of a "demonically inspired financial attack": 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 "unavoidabledeadline" 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:

"Soldier Of Love"

I am a seasoned listener of Sade...One who has always loved her music...From her old albums like "Kiss of life" and "The Best of Sade:"

No ordinary lovePlease -send -me-someone-to-loveSmooth OperatorThe Sweetest Taboo 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.

You Are The Father!

A former pastor who once was consider to be America's next great black preacher... Has admitted to fathering a child by a woman who claims he raped her during a counseling session in 2004...Court documents show the civil lawsuit was settled in mediation and terms are confidential... Initially the victim accused Gilyard of using a session after her husband died to convince her she needed to have sex with him to hasten her healing.... 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.
But , over the years Gilyard has resigned from a total of five churches...All with a claim of sexual misconduct.…

I Won't Complain!

"I won't complain" used to be one of those anchor songs you could here in almost any black church back in the day....I was always amaze thinking how folks could mange to go through life without complaining....I know some might say, “but isn’t it possible that some complaints might be legitimate?” The answer would be Yes! but that don't make it OK....Again you might ask what about injustice, abuse, betrayal, robbery, gossip, etc....Yes! These are good reasons to complain...But I have learn as Christians we are called to be salt and light in a dying world...It's hard to be a light and complaining at the same time....Any way aren't we suppose to solve problems that arise in life by practicing spiritual principles on a daily bases?....I know if you are like me to do nothing at the time makes it seems like I don't care....But complaining about it is not doing any thing either,especially not by Jesus definition....I know and believe that J…

Is Pokémon"Satanic"?

I found this footage of a preacher ranting about the evils of Pikachu and co..You know Pokémon, right? Nintendo franchise....Cute, cuddly, scrappy and adored by the kiddies....Well, this pastor seems to think they are SATAN’S OWN SPAWN...Now, I do believe in indoctrination...I also believe it to be a slow but sure process....Either by television, music, art etc....Non-Christian and Christians alike might see these characters as relatively harmless....Now Pokemon had its origins in Japan and quickly fascinated children of the west after its introduction in the mid-1990s... Pokemon is also linked to the martial arts of the Japanese. ..There is no question that there are many other games and activities that are built upon the occult and upon paganism...I am not saying that Pokemon is evil....I believe parents should exercise spiritual discernment when it comes to things like this.

Why And What Are Subliminal Messages?

Do you believe in Subliminal messages?I really don't no if I do or don't ...But what I will say is if you look at the body armor Beyonce is holding you'll see the same face that is in the satanic symbol.... Now it might not be Beyonce trying to send a message, but it looks like someone might be...I read some where that these photos are part of a promotion for her perfume, Sasha Fierce...Now Beyonce is the one who has made the claim that she's a Christian.

God Will Supply, But You Got To Do You.

Estelle Walker, 50, of Brooklyn is charged with four counts of second-degree child endangerment and faces up to 40 years in state prison with at least 20 years before parole eligibility, if found guilty at a trial...Walker rejected a plea bargain offer in September 2008 that would have spared her any more jail time than the year she already spent in the Sussex County jail but would require probation and further counseling.

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.”

Lord I'm Sorry For My Sins Forgive Me In Jesus Name, Amen.

If we every need an example of a fallen man we can look at David...If we every need and example of some one who got back up after sin and failure it's David....I believe David must'a fell on his knees, and prayed: “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your loving kindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions... Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin” (Ps 51:1-2 ).I know some of us don’t know what repentance means...We offer a little prayer that goes: “Lord, I’m sorry for my sins... Forgive me in Jesus’ name. Amen....”But real true repentance begins with confession, which means to agree with God that what you did was wrong and needs to be made right... David prayed: “Against You…have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight” (Ps 51:4 ). Genuine repentance means acknowledging that your sin is first and foremost an affront to God... It makes no excuses... It says, “This is my problem and my sin... I did…

If Your Tax Dollars Was Used To Supported Abortions Would You Leave America?

Is there any thing that would cause you to ever considering leaving the United States and permanently relocating elsewhere in the world?(Think About It!!) Well, it seems on a recent Focus on the Family broadcast, James Dobson stated that he and wife Shirley might consider leaving America and living in "exile" if the proposed health care reform measure were to include taxpayer-supported abortions...Some times the Christian right gets on my nerve with the stupid talk...I'm sure there were Christians paying taxes to the Roman government even as the government was heavily persecuting Christians ...Most likely Jesus paid taxes to the Roman Government also...And I don't believe Jesus said a word about what His money was being used for.... I believe some of us think that we have a say about how our tax dollars are spent...I honestly don't believe we do...Because if we did my tax dollars would not be funding the 2 wars that we're fighting right no…

Desiree Rogers: Social Secretary

I was listening to "Tell Me More" Npr radio show with Michelle Martin.... Mrs. Martin and her guests were discussing Mrs.Rogers and the fact that some think she should be fired .... I think the talk of firing Mrs. Rogers is a little extreme...I believe Mrs. Rogers may have learn a valuable lesson in this...I don't believe Mrs. Rogers is the one who took an oath to take a bullet for the president... The Secret Service did...Therefore I believe they're the ones who needs to be discipline.

Question: Should Mrs. Rogers be fired?

Standing On The Promises Of God!

I am in a hard place in life right now...I am constantly renewing my mind with some wonderful promises God has given to me in His Word....I am not just reading them casually either, like I might have done if not in this place of pain... But today I am processing them slowly, deeply, prayerfully and repeatedly...I am letting the truth of them change my thinking and strengthening my faith.
“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…

Were Did Our Young People Get The Idea That Marijuana Is Not A Drug?

The thinking of this young man is the mirror image of how my son think....Especially when it comes to the use of marijuana and wanting folks to feel sorry and pity his behind for being stupid..
"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:

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.
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&…