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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Wednesday( Bible Study) Song by: Slim and The Supreme Angels

"Wednesday"( Bible Study ) Quote

Intellectual growth

should commence at

birth and cease only

at death.~ Albert Einstein

"Wednesday" (Bible Study) Random Post Salt-N-Pepa

Y'all know that I am a salt n pepa fan. So her is a recap of Monday show. When Pep crashes at Salt’s house, she brings…
…numerous boxes…
…a naughty portrait…
…and her own symbolism. See, with Pep, you never know what you’re going to get: every encounter is a crap shoot.
So far, Salt-N-Pepa’s road to reconciliation has been relatively smooth. I mean, they’re not moving in together or anything…
…oh wait, yes they are. Pep’s house is getting renovated and a new place that she’s buying in the city isn’t quite ready yet. Pep drops the bombshell while Salt and Gavin are shopping for…
…melons? Weird. Anyway, there’s more melons to be ogled, but first, Pep has to move in:
Pep’s staying for only three days, supposedly, but it looks like she’s packed everything she owns. Before you can say, “Make yourself at home…”
…she already has. What better way to announce your appreciation for being allowed to stay in a place than to strew your ladythings about? Really: Pep is the gift that keeps on giving.
And giving and giving.
At first, it’s unclear why Pep would need to bring a giant painting to a house that she’s staying at for only three nights. And then we see it…
…and realize that this portrait of a topless Pep is clearly for our entertainment. She needed to bring it, yes indeed, if, for nothing else: our benefit. Told you there’d be more melons!
The boobs distress Salt.
“It’s actually a very pretty picture, but…” she sighs. Even if you find her prudishness to be unnecessary, you gotta give it up for the fact that Salt isn’t one to sit on the steps and complain.
She actually does stuff about the things that bother her.
Take for example when Gavin, his boys and Pep decide to play a rowdy game of Dominoes.
Salt takes no shorts when it comes to calling out their loudness.
“Tell Sandy to calm down. I hear her big mouth the most,” she tells Gavin. Ha!
When Sandy and the boys don’t calm down and launch into a rowdier game of Cee-lo, Salt confronts the problem head-on:
“Y’all really buggin’,” she says. You know, if you’re gonna get scolded, that’s the way to get scolded. I wish my mom yelled at me like that.
It does little, by the way, to deter Pep from her rampant gambling:
Because really, if you’re going to stay over someone’s house, why not try to make a little money while you’re at it. That way, you’re living rent-free and making bank.
The next day brings a mess from Pep…
…and a singing lesson for her daughter, Egypt:
Pep’s out so Salt must facilitate this. The best thing about it is that when Egypt comes bounding down the stairs, Salt’s response is, “That’s an interesting outfit.” And so it is.
Oh, and more of Pep’s stuff comes. And by “stuff,” I mean “plant life.”
Love that Salt’s fretting amongst the flora. It’s like she’s in her natural habitat and she’s pissed.
Pep’s in a fruitless meeting with the interior designer of her new apartment all day, while Salt tries desperately to get in touch with her. Toward the end of the day, Salt discovers that the reason she couldn’t connect with Pep is that Pep’s cell phone has been left at the house.
To be fair, it’s probably safer there than under Pep’s tutelage. You never know where that phone might end up!
Pep eventually comes home and, of course, sets off the alarm…
It’s sort of shocking that she didn’t step on Salt’s dog when she was at it. Anyway, it’s obvious that she’s sort of terrorizing the house with her very presence. She talks to Salt the next day during a solo yoga session…
She pledges to clean up her act and says that she even might stop by Salt’s prayer circle today. Salt’s all, “No really, don’t put yourself out,” gently attempting to dissuade Pep, but Pep will have none of it. The only thing that’s missing from this episode is Salt shaking her fist like Mr. Spacely and yelling, “Pe-paaaaaaaa!”
Since there are ladies of God coming over, Pep attempts to do the right thing by turning around the portrait of her nude bosom.
The problem? She turns it around in front of a window.
As one of the prayer ladies arrives, you can hear her saying, “Is that a nipple?” It just wouldn’t be Christian to dignify that with an answer.
The meeting starts. Salt leads it, of course. She draws on personal experience for their discussion topics, which means that today’s prayer meeting is a thinly veiled therapy session on dealing with Pep.
Pep catches wind of Salt’s topics (listening, honesty), because really, she’s not dumb.
She totally interjects, defending her listening skills and deeming Salt “too honest.”
Salt protests the way Pep’s taking everything that she says personally — Salt says that this isn’t about her. She’s right: it’s about her and Pepa. Eventually, Pep joins in the circle and they all have a nice chat about admitting that you’re wrong. I’m not sure how this will make Pep a better house guest, but at least maybe she won’t be so indignant in the future. The prayer circle ends with an impromptu rendition of Salt-N-Pepa’s classic “Expression.”
That’s the kind of prayer circle I want to be a part of. Can I come next time, guys?

"Wednesday" (Bible Study) Question? Have The New Black Church Hurt Our Youth of Today With The God Want You Rich Theology?

Few would argue that hip-hop's is at least partially rooted in the belief that financial prosperity is the ultimate measure of success. Given this market-driven logic, it is no wonder that hip-hop narratives abound with rags to riches stories that celebrate the individual over the collective and the material over the spiritual.

Artists such as Notorious B.I.G., who once rapped that "God meant me to drive a Bentley," argue that their enormous wealth is a divine reward, or what Jay-Z has termed "pro-jetic justice" for their impoverished pasts. And where would they get such convoluted values? A look at the New Black Church, whose good news has been reduced to "God wants you to be rich," provides a good answer.

Through their curious readings of Bible scriptures, depictions of Jesus as wealthy and belief that people are poor because they "ain't living right," the New Black Church reinforces the tired conservative argument that the problems of the disadvantaged are self-inflicted.

While gospels of prosperity have always been commonplace within the black religious tradition -- leaders from Sweet Daddy Grace to Elijah Muhammad have, to varying degrees, promised wealth as a consequence of religious devotion -- "name it and claim it" mantras have moved from the margins to the center of the New Black Church community.

Word-faith pastors no longer preach the virtues of struggle, sacrifice, or redemptive suffering, instead exhorting the poor to "get right" with God by accumulating capital for themselves. As word-faith preacher Creflo Dollar explains on his website, "When you find out how to live your life according to the word of God you will become a money magnet."

Of course, becoming a money magnet requires the congregation to share their bounty with the church. Dollar tells his congregation, "God is not coming back to a church in debt. [T]hat would be against his word" ("Changing Your World," 27 March, 2000). In other words, salvation comes with a price.

To ensure that the people pay it, many New Black Church pastors are beginning to ask their members to bring in tax returns to guarantee appropriate tithing. Others request that members submit their entire checks and allow the church to manage their finances in order to certify that they are appropriately sharing God's grace with their spiritual shepherds.

The connection between New Black Church theology and hip-hop's materialism became no more apparent than when rapper Mase staged his 2004 comeback. As one of the pioneers of the shiny suit era, Mase was the poster child for hip-hop's bling-bling agenda. Disillusioned with the immoral underside of the music industry after becoming born-again, Mase retired from music to devote his entire life to the ministry that he built and modeled after his mentor and pastor, Creflo Dollar.

After being called back to the game (by God or his accountant, depending on who you ask), Mase dropped the disappointing Welcome Back LP. While the album was devoid of profanity, violence and sex, it remained chock full of pro forma references to his wealth of money, cars, homes, and jewelry. Although it was a commercial flop, the album was celebrated by the gospel community for its "positive message," which can be summed up by the final line to his verse on Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" remix: "I'm healed, I'm delivered, I'm rich. And it's all because of Him." What do you think, have the New Black Church hurt our Youth of today?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Praise & Worship (Tuesday) Song by: Highways Q.C's

"Praise & Worship (Tuesday) Quote!

The time is always right
to do what is right.~ Martin Luther King, Jr

"Praise & Worship (Tuesday) Question? Why Are So Many Black Men Incarcerate And The Black Church Don't Seems To Care?

For every 1,000 crimes America now locks up five times as many people as it did in 1975."
The bad news is that many are inclined to blame the black poor themselves, directing attention away from the corporations who profit from the growth of the prison state, the politicians who built careers selling it to us, and the edifice of white American culture which fundamentally defines itself as the opposite in every way of its poor, unworthy, and now dangerous Black citizens.

It’s high time mass incarceration of the young Black poor is put on the Black Church front burner and kept there till something changes. That's what Jena was about. It’s time for a new mass movement in our Black Churches that will expose the complicit silence of Black leadership on mass Black imprisonment, one that will begin to make continuation of these unjust public policies impossible.

What do you think, do the Black Church need to step up to the plate? We have to many young men going to prison and the church is silent about it. When did we as the Church stop caring for our people? Is materialism more important that our Men/

Monday, October 29, 2007

"Prayerful"( Monday) Song NewWalk Rev Reuben Willingham

Sunday, October 28, 2007

"4th Sunday Baptism" (Hymn) by: Swanee Quintet! NEW WALK

"4th Sunday Baptism" (Responsive Reading)

Come, Holy Spirit, come, Heavenly Dove. As we approach baptism, let us be mindful of our brokenness and be grateful for our redemption through Christ Jesus.
Lord, cleanse us from sin and make us wholly yours.
Baptism marks the beginning of our Christian journey. It is a time of initiation into responsibility and commitment to Christ. Through the symbolic cleansing of the water, we lay down our old selves and are born again as new creations in Christ.
Come Holy Spirit. Take our lives and make them new in your name.
In the Jordan River, Christ was baptized by John. Come, Holy Spirit, come. Trouble the water, sanctify it that all who are baptized here may begin new lives of obedience to God.
You are the refreshing spring, the living water that never runs dry. In you, we thirst not.
Through baptism we are buried with Christ into death. As Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of God, we, too, are raised from the baptismal waters to walk in the newness of life.
Make of our lives an acceptable sacrifice and of our witness refreshing pools for others.
Our ancestors waded in the chilly waters of the South. Through baptism they were made new and free creatures in Christ.
"Jordan River is chilly and cold. It chilled my body, but not my soul."
Today is a day of recommitment. On this day and every day we give you thanks. Through baptism, the Lord's Supper, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are offered opportunities for our sins to be washed away in the cleansing blood of the Lamb.
There is one faith, one Lord, one baptism, one Body, one Spirit, one God and Father of us all. Through baptism we are united eternally with Christ. Make us worthy, dear Lord.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Grace & Mercy " Saturday Question? Halloween , Do You Are Don't You?

Celebrate it that is! It’s a good bet retailers won’t entertain high expectations of getting $$$.$$ per household from the Christian market. Many Christians refuse to participate in Halloween. Some are wary of its pagan origins; others of its dark, ghoulish imagery; still others are concerned for the safety of their children. But other Christians choose to partake of the festivities, whether participating in school activities, neighborhood trick-or-treating, or a Halloween alternative at their church. I heard this morning on NBC that Holloween is running neck and neck with Christmas as far as spending, I was like what no way that we christians have sit back and partake in this that it is as celebrate as Christmas.

The question is, How should Christians respond to Halloween? Is it irresponsible for parents to let their children trick-or-treat? What about Christians who refuse any kind of celebration during the season — are they overreacting? We over here at the Old Black Church don't observe that holiday. We won't have no porch lights on, no ghost coming out of trees, no blood running, no grave yards. We Honor only the Living The One Who can send your soul to hell or heaven.

"Grace & Mercy" (Saturday) Song! by: Bishop Paul S. Morton I'm Still Standing

"Grace & Mercy" (Saturday) Question? What happen to Sunday Schools? Do your Church Still Do Them?

I know what you are thinking what! churches don't do Sunday School. It don't seem to be as important as it once were. I am from a small town in Lower Alabama and we don't do Sunday School. Maybe because my church is a Teaching Church. I think that Sunday School is still important for the development of the Christian that want to be informed. I have learned a lot from attending Sunday School doing the years. Do you think that Sunday School is still needed for today's Christian? What's your take on Sunday School?

"Grace & Mercy" Saturday Random Post!

This is one of my favorite reality shows on MTV. I love the way it portrays black People. I know that it is reality but great reality. I found this article on the net and thought it would be good reading. What's your take on reality TV?
Whose house? Run's House!
Welcome back to the house that hip-hop built, held together by the faith of the one and only Rev Run. Yup, season 4 of Run's House is here, and the Simmons family will once again open their home to MTV's cameras.
This season, the whole family -- Run, Justine, Vanessa, Angela, JoJo, Diggy and Russy -- is back under one roof, and what they experience together will change their lives forever. Rev Run and his wife, Justine, continue to teach their kids to celebrate success and endure pain with their unique outlook on life. You'll once again find yourself laughing at their everyday lives and household hijinks.
The past three seasons of Run's House has brought you the often-hilarious struggles of Rev Run, who has tried to strike a balance between being a father, a reverend and an icon while keeping America's first family of hip-hop securely grounded. From homework and sex education to a Las Vegas wedding and Run's oldest daughter, Vanessa, appearing half-naked in Maxim magazine, the family has proven it's able to laugh at itself, and we laughed along with them.
While season 2 of Run's House ended with the family looking forward to welcoming a new baby to the household, season 3 began with the unexpected loss of Rev Run and Justine's newborn, Victoria Anne Simmons. Even in the face of such a tragedy, Run insisted that the cameras keep rolling, believing that his family's heartbreak could inspire others in their times of need. Run, Justine and the rest of the Simmons family carried on despite their pain.
During season 3 of Run's House, JoJo learned to drive, Russy learned the value of money, Vanessa and Angela launched their own line of shoes, Rev Run donned a gorilla suit and Justine continued to heal. Plus, Vanessa got the acting role she had been dreaming of and JoJo prepared to go to college. But the biggest news of all was that Run and Justine decided they wanted to adopt a baby. And with change comes responsibility, bringing us to season 4 of the beloved reality show.
Season 4 of Run's House finds the family at the beginning of a summer full of surprises. Rev Run's daughters are anxious to fly the coop and move to Los Angeles, while Run and Justine prepare their home for a possible new addition to the family. JoJo is graduating from high school and on a quest for a record label deal, Diggy is starting to like girls and Russy is growing up fast. But when circumstances pull Angela and Vanessa from their New York City apartment, they land back at Run's House for the summer, and Rev Run knows this could be the last time his entire family is under one roof.
Last season, the Simmons clan had a year of extreme highs and lows, and now Rev Run hopes they can enjoy some of their best times together. During season 4, the family will get some news that will change their lives forever, making way for a new beginning and a very different family dynamic. No matter what happens, though, get ready for another hilarious and touching season.

"Hallelujah" Friday (Welcome)

Give thanks and praise God Honor Him for who He is
Worship is always appropriate no matter where you are and
what you are doing. All you have to say is "Isn't God good for
His Mercy endures forever"! I give all glory and Honor to God
on this day that He has made.

Friday, October 26, 2007

"Hallelujah" Friday (Song) Take Me Back!

"Hallelujah" Friday Random Post!

Bill Cosby worked his way into American hearts through his great talent as a comedian and actor, but there has always been more to Bill Cosby than any laugh line can convey. He is also a man of ideas and a man who cares deeply about his country.

Cosby is also a man who cares deeply about the breakdown of the family and social cohesion among black Americans -- especially among young black men and boys. In his new book, Come on, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors [Thomas Nelson], Cosby teams up with Harvard University psychiatrist Alvin F. Poussaint to confront many of these issues head-on. The book is as courageous as it is timely.

"For the last generation or two, as our communities dissolved and our parenting skills broke down, no one has suffered more than our young black men," Cosby and Poussaint lament. They face the issues honestly and do not mince words. At the same time, they place these challenges within the context of what they also see as continuing prejudice against black Americans. The essence of their argument is that while black America can blame others for many of the challenges they face, they hold the key to their own recovery through personal and group achievement and responsibility.

Consider a paragraph like this:

We are calling on men, all men, the successful and the unsuccessful, the affluent and the poor, the married and the unmarried, to come and claim their children. You can run the biggest drug cartel in America or win the Super Bowl, but if you haven't claimed your children, you are not a man. You can make all the excuses you want, but no one can stop you from claiming your children. It's not about you. It's about them. If you have not come to claim your children, you have stolen their hope. You have stolen any kind of feeling that they are worth something. They will likely have no sense of the past, little pride, and even less faith in the future. They will see fathers at the mall or on TV and they will wonder how stupid or ugly they must be to have driven their fathers away.

The authors lament the breakdown of marriage and fatherhood most of all, tracing most of the pathologies they cite to that cause. They also note that even under the worst oppression by others, black Americans had held their families together or had done their very best to do so. These pathologies are now self-inflicted.

This paragraph should haunt all Americans:

There is one statistic that captures the bleakness. In 1950, five out of every six black children were born into a two-parent home. Today, that number is less than two out of six. In poor communities, that number is lower still. There are whole blocks with scarcely a married couple, whole blocks without responsible males to watch out for wayward boys, whole neighborhoods in which little girls and boys come of age without seeing up close a committed partnership and perhaps never having attended a wedding.

Just think about that -- whole blocks of children growing up without ever seeing a married couple up close or having attended a wedding. The problem can be traced to the breakdown of marriage and the absence of fathers, they argue. In their words, "Parenting works best when both a mother and father participate. Some mothers can do it on their own, but they need help. A house without a father is a challenge. A neighborhood without fathers is a catastrophe, and that's just about what we have today."

Bill Cosby has raised these issues before, but never with a presentation and articulation as forceful and comprehensive as Come On, People. Christians will want to take many of the arguments beyond where Cosby and Poussaint leave them, but all will recognize the courage represented by this brave book.

Here, for example, is a passage in which the authors deal with the shift in young male sexual behavior and its consequences:

As we became older and grew more interested in girls, our hormones raged just as boys' hormones rage today. The Internet may be new. Cell phones may be new. But sex, we don't need to tell you, has been around since Adam and Eve. So has shame. We knew that if one of us got a girl pregnant, not only would she have to visit that famous "aunt in South Carolina," but young Romeo would have to go too, not to South Carolina maybe, but somewhere. It would be too embarrassing for Romeo's family for him to just sit around in the neighborhood with a fat Cheshire cat smile on his face.

And there was something else we understood: that girl likely had a daddy in the home. And he'd be prepared to wipe that grin off Romeo's face permanently. This was what parenting was about. It wasn't always pretty, but it could be pretty effective.


For no good reason we can understand, society seems to be telling young black men that fatherhood is no big thing. Society tells young people in general to look after number one and to worry about everyone else later, if at all. Like the sixteen-year-old on the TV show---if you don't like the outcome, walk away. Even if you get married and you're not happy, walk away. With all the temptations to walk away, the black divorce and separation rate today is 50 percent higher than the white rate. And black women who divorce are considerably less likely to remarry than white divorcees, partly because of the shortage of black males.

Without being told and told often, young men simply do not know or understand what a father's responsibilities are. Many of them have never seen a real father in action. Many do not appreciate that fathers are important to a child's healthy development or that unemployed, separated, and unwed fathers can still interact with their children and contribute significantly to their well-being.

The issues Cosby and Poussaint address are important to all Americans, and every American has a personal stake in the recovery these authors hope to encourage.

"Holy Ghost (Thursday) Question? Are Mormons Christians?

I do not believe that Mormonism leads to salvation. I believe that it is a false gospel that however sincere and kind its adherents may be, leads to eternal death rather than to eternal life. I believe that Mormonism is a prime example of what the Apostle Paul warned the Church to reject " a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you" [Galatians 1: 8-9 ] Mormonism is not just another form of Christianity. What's your take on Mormonism, do you see it as a false gospel or what?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Holy Ghost (Thursday) Song by: Ce Ce Winans Alabaster Box

"Holy Ghost (Thursday) Prayer

Father, may Your will be done in the church. As You birth the vision, may Your perfect, divine will be done to bring it forth. And I pray personally for Your will to be done in my own life, my home and my family. So by the authority of the name and power of Jesus Christ, I shut the door to the destruction of Satan in the church. I pray Father, for our troops that are fighting in Iraq and other places keep Your mighty arms of protecting around them. Amen, Amen, and Amen.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"wednesday" (Praise & Worship) Song by: Alvin Slaughter!

"wednesday" (Praise & Worship) Random Question? What Happen To Touch By An Angle?

Della Reese Lett is "founder and minister" of her own New Thought congregation, known as the Understanding Principles of Better Living Church. According to the group's Web site:

Understanding Principles for Better Living is a teaching ministry geared toward meeting the needs of the total man/woman. We are among the mighty forces at work today to change man's thought about God. Through prayer, we reckon with the vital forces of spiritual hunger, shaking the foundations of all who come. We know that filling this hunger is the greatest need in the world today. We are the religion for the New Age.

Our basic message is that man, through his God-nature, can be the victor of circumstances rather than a victim of circumstances; that no matter what happens to him, man can learn to cope with and overcome any and all obstacles. At Understanding Principles for Better Living, we do not attempt to teach you what to think, but rather how to think so that you may go forth into the Infinite Mind and experience a revelation of Truth that is right for you.

The group teaches that "man can learn to cope with and overcome any and all obstacles" by going forth into the "Infinite Mind." Della Reese Lett may have been the star of "Touched by an Angel," but no angel in the Bible ever instructed humans to "go forth into the Infinite Mind." Not by a long shot. What do you think about this New Age Movement? When did our people get so far from God's word?

"wednesday" (Praise & Worship) Question How Do You Know That Jesus Was Never Married?

How should Christians respond when we are ask "How do you know that Jesus was never married?" The answer is that we know Jesus was not married because Scripture is very clear that Jesus was not married. Is there a proof-text for that fact? No, but it is written into the very warp and woof of the fabric of the New Testament. Jesus' purpose was not to come and marry and establish an earthly dynasty, but to come and save sinners. There is no wife at the cross; it is Jesus' mother, and she is given into the care of one of His disciples. The entire context there is of one who was not married. Also, of course, had Jesus truly been married, it is impossible that this would not have been recorded and told by the enemies of the Gospel, as well as by its friends. Did you read the book? What was your take on it? Could you answer that question with out delay?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Tuesday" (Grace & Mercy) Random Post Reality TV.

Did you catch the Salt-N-Pepa Show last nite? I love me some reality T.V especially when it's something good. Rev Run will be back in Nov to me that is one of the best. I found this article over on High Cotton.

Female hip-hop pioneers Cheryl "Salt" Wray and Sandy "Pepa" Denton came out swinging from the show's opening scenes. It seems that ever since Salt abruptly left the legendary group almost a decade ago, Pepa has harbored resentment at being abandoned. Salt, meanwhile, has happily moved on, found God and is enjoying living the suburban life as a stay-at-home mom and wife. The two get a chance to air their grievances and in the end a relunctant Salt agrees that she will perform with Pepa for NBA baller Shaq O'Neal�s upcoming party.

The duo appear to be getting along great as they happily prepare to hit the stage again when Pepa can't help but try to slide in some risque moves on a man brought on stage during practice. Salt begins to feel uncomfortable and let's Pepa know she's beginning to doubt her decision to reconcile. After the two cool off, Salt breaks the news to Pepa that the Shaq gig is off, but that she has the perfect place for their first performance: her church. Hold up! What?

Old habits die hard for Pepa when they rock the sanctuary with a remixed version of their hit �Whatta Man.� Salt has to tap Pepa in the midst of the routine to keep her from nearly dropping it like it�s hot for the mega-church congregation.

"Tuesday" (Grace & Mercy) Question! Should We Be Putting That Kind Of Money Into Wars?

Bush ask Congress for 46 billion more to bankroll wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and said he wants the money by Christmas. The fighting in Iraq, in its 5th year, already has cost more than 455 billion. Democrats "Says don't look for a rubber-stamp." What do you think should we be putting that much money into wars? The president plan to spend another trillion dollars for a 10 year war in Iraq. We must end this war, How do we get out?

"Tuesday" (Grace & Mercy) Song by: Donnie McClurkin

"Tuesday" (Grace & Mercy) Prayer!

Father, thank You for another day
Father, thank You for our uprising
and our laying down. Father thank You
for our health and strength thank You
for our families and love ones. Father
take care of our troops who are fighting
in Iraq and Afghanistan. Father take care
of my necie Nicole who is one of the many
brave men and woman who is fighting for
this country. Keep them safe Father. Amen, Amen and Amen

Monday, October 22, 2007

"Prayerful " Monday (Song) Ancient of Days

"Prayerful " Monday (Question?) What Is Your Point Of No Return or Do You Have One?

When you reach the point of no return you will know it. It's that point in a particular situation were you haven given all you can give, taken all you can take, learned all you can learn, said all you can say, been all you can be it is simply time to move on. Have you ever been there? When your joy is gone, your peace is at risk, you are looking for a reason. My son is my point of no return. I have preach all I can preach about life, gave all that I can give, been in court all i care to be. Visit jail more than i ever want to. He still don't get it. 24 years of age and life is taken he no place. I am tired of saying that life don't own you anything and I don't either. Drugs is the enemy but of course he is in denial. I want to scream get a grip before prison become your home. Every day I come back to the same problem that point of no return. Do You Have A Point?

"Prayerful " Monday (Prayer!)

Father, You instructed us in Your word to pray for Your Will to be done on the earth as Your will is done in heaven. So, Father, as Your will is done and carried out in the heavens, I pray that it will also be done and carried out in the earth. Your Word says that You have angels that are as flames of fire, ready to carry out Your Will in the earth. We open the doors and invite Your ministering angels to come forth and carry out Your perfect will throughout the entire earth. Amen

"Prayerful " Monday Quote

Nothing Man can do could help
obtain the perfection God
requires for heaven.
It is the gift of God.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

"3rd Sunday" Men's Day (Song) It Was The Blood!

"3rd Sunday" Men's Day (Question) Can You Be A Christian And A Member Of A Fraternity/Soroity?

I think you can. If you are firm in your beliefs, pledging into and organization should not change that. It is important to remember that fraternities and sororities are just like any other organization. They can be used for corrupt means like some churches can be. There are weak-minded people in all organization in which there organization becomes there god. In the Black Church fraternities and sororities are service organization founded on Christian principles. I think that is why the talk was that Dr. King was not a Christian because of his involvement in a fraternity. What do you think about Christian pledging to these organizations (Mason, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, ect....)Can you be a Christian?

"3rd Sunday" Men's Day (Quote)

Nothing in all the world
is more dangerous than
sincere ignorance and
conscientious stupidity.~ Martin Luther King

"3rd Sunday" Men's Day (Responsive Readings)

"How good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is precious oil poured on the head...For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore."
We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord.
From the depths of shame and degradation, we have been raised to bask in the light of divine love. We wear the righteousness of Christ Jesus for all the world to see. We are black men redeemed, renewed, and regenerated.
Praise God for redemption full and free.
We call to remembrance the spirit and intellect of our ancient African ancestors. Their civilizations reveal the rich endowments of their culture. Their blood courses through our veins, and reminds us that we are creative, capable, and strong.
We stand on the shoulder of our forefathers. They survived the passage on crowded slave ships, the humiliation of slavery, the tearing away of wives and children, the ravages of racism, unemployment and underemployment.
We honor the memory of both named and unnamed black men, who gave their lives in the fight for freedom and peace.
Thank you God that our lives are enriched because of their sacrifices.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Saturday"( Faith) Question? Do You Have Peace?

When God speaks to us He gives us a deep sense of inner peace to confirm that the message is truly from Him. Beware of false peace! When we have a strong desire to do something it can produce a false sense of peace that actually comes only from our excitement. So do you think you have God's peace?

"Saturday " (Faith) Song by The Staple Singers Why Am Treated So Bad?

"Saturday" Faith Prayer!

Father, I come boldly before Your throne of grace praying for our nation and troops. For You instructed us to pray for and lift up our nation in prayer so that the people may be able to live quite and peaceable lives. In all godliness and honesty. So Father as an intercessor, I come lifting up our nation, "The United States of America." before You in prayer.

"Saturday" Faith Quote!

Ninety nine percent of all
failures comes from
those who have the habit
of making excuses.~ George Washington Carver

Friday, October 19, 2007

"Friday" (Hallelujah ) Quote

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.~Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

"Thursday" Grace & Mercy Question! In What Way Have You Experienced God?

To the hurting, He is the Great Physician
To the confused, He is the Light.
To the lost, He is the Way.
To the hungry, He is the Bread of Life.
To the thirsty, He is the Water of Life.
To the broken, He is the Balm of Gilead.
My encounter with God was as a provider
I had no job could not see my way through
He made a way out of no way Thanks be to God.
In what way have you experience God?

"Thursday" Grace & Mercy Hymn! HOLY SPIRIT RAIN DOWN!

"Thursday" Grace & Mercy Prayer!

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I come boldly before You lifting up the body of Christ. Your word says that You searched for an intercessor throughout the land, but none could be found. So I offer myself unto You as a living sacrifice to stand in the gap, Pray for, and lift up the body of Christ. I pray first of all for unity in the body. Help us not to allow our differences of denomination, doctrine and other differences to divide us. But help us to come together in spirit of unity and the love of Christ.Amen Amen Amen.

"Thursday" Grace & Mercy Wisdom!

Praise is initiated by us. Worship is God's response.
Praise is something we do. Worship is something God releases.
Praise is our building a house for God. Worship is God moving In. ~ Myles Munroe.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Wednesday"( Praise & Worship ) Song by: CeCe Winans" Alleluia"

"Wednesday"( Praise & Worship ) Question? Joel Osteen, Is He A Stumbling Block To The Body Of Christ?

To be a success in marketing you have to know where people itch and scratch it. Or, you have to create a desire in them by creating a hunger for something they currently do not have nor formerly knew they needed. Me, myself and I think that Joel Osteen has a great marketing team and they have market him in a light that is not of Christ. What do you think, great marketing or what?

"Wednesday"( Praise & Worship ) Quote

Praise must be
learned in private before
it is exhibited in public.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"Grace & Mercy" (Tuesday Hymn) O HOLY LAMB by: Vickie Winans

"Grace & Mercy" Tuesday! Wisdom

You cannot tell others people what to do! You can tell them what you have done and how you did it. You can encourage them in what they are doing by sharing with them your experiences in similar situations under similar circumstances. However you should hold all this information in reserve until they ask for it. When they ask, if they ask, remember they trust you and respect you.

Monday, October 15, 2007

"Prayerful" Monday(Hymn) Down Through The Years!