Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old churchgoing television sensation, yesterday apologized to her millions of teen fans for posing nearly nude in Vanity Fair magazine. At 15 should she been taking nude photos anyway? Were was her parents when she made this move? Don't you look at the photos before they are published? I ask those questions because I have seen those girls screaming when she comes out on stage. This Hollywood thing has cause many of people to fall from grace. They have been marketing her as a Christian girl. You can't live in both worlds, you have to make a choice.
The teenager, who plays Hannah Montana in an American teen soap opera of the same name, made by Disney, said that she thought that the photo-shoot led by the photographer Annie Leibovitz was supposed to be “artsy not skanky”. This is the same photographer who cause a stir a couple of months ago.
The picture of the adolescent star posing topless, clutching a satin sheet over her chest, led to angry mothers threatening to hold bonfire parties to burn Hannah Montana merchandise.
“I took part in a photo-shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed,” the star said yesterday. “I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologise to my fans who I care so deeply about.”
Monday, April 28, 2008
The question is should Obama debate Hillary again? My answer is No, because he has been in 21 debates with her. I believe she wants this debate because she is out of money and want free air time. Am I missing something? Do we need another debate? What's your take on this?
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I ask that question when I heard of gospel singer Dwayne Woods and his testimony of how God healed him of HIV about 2 years ago and my initial thought was disbelief. The reason for the disbelief is that if you're going to continue in the same life style why would you think God would offer healing to unclean living? It's not everyday that you hear of someone who tested positive come out and tell you that through prayer and faith the virus had been completely wiped out of their system. Mr. Woods also did not denounce that his lifestyle is in conflict with God's word. I am not questioning his salvation because who can say what's in a man's heart other than the creator of that man.
We have to change in order to receive God's blessing for our life. We don't want to repent of wrong but, we still want God blessing. Faith with out works is dead, so is works without faith. If we are to follow Christ we must change. Too me Mr. Woods is saying that God will bless you any way that, is not Bible.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The Fox News Channel announced Thursday that Obama the Democratic presidential candidate would appear on its Sunday morning public affairs show this weekend. This shit just pissed me off. Why in the Hell would Obama do such a stupid thing. Why bother with folks that don't and won't vote for you base on your race. Those are the most racist people in the world. Will someone please tell me why this man want to please these "Red Necks?"
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Knipp's white character, a woman named Betty Butterfield describes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a "colored preacher" during a video segment on the Lutheran Church.
I have a problem with Mr. Knipp doing this but I don't have a problem with Tyler Perry doing it. The reason is Tyler is a black man playing a role as his aunt, cousin or sister. These could be women he grew up around and have real love for. So I don't see it the same way.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Is a guideline needed for students on how to dress for a prom? I was listening to a show the other day that stated that if student was not properly dress when they arrived at the prom they would not be allow in. Is this not going to far? Boys Formal Dress: Formal prom attire is a tuxedo or dress suit, including a tie, bow tie, a turtle neck, a shirt, which may include a vest or cummerbund. Shirts are to be worn at all times. Dress shoes must be worn while in any public building. Tennis shoes and athletic shoes are unacceptable.
Girls' Dress: Dresses may be strapless or include spaghetti straps. Bare or open backs are acceptable. However, bare abdomens or bare midriffs are not permitted. Foot apparel must be worn at all times. Undergarments should not be visible. See-through apparel and dresses with slits that are above the mid-thigh are not permitted. Garments that are tight or low-cut are also unacceptable.
Arrival: Students must arrive for Prom Night by 7:20 PM. Students who arrive after this time will not be permitted to attend the Prom without prior administrative approval.
Music: Music selection being played must be appropriate for a high school event. Any music that implies promiscuous sexual activity, racial comments, or contains explicit lyrics including, but not limited to, extreme violence and language that is foul or profane will not be permitted. I ask this because if these are seniors they are headed into the world and we think that they don't know how to dress for an occasion.
What do you think? Should there be a dress code?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is a great show because it can be watched in two ways: First, you can watch it with kids. That was the key to "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" and it works here as well. The kids love it, especially if the adults don't know the answer (it doesn't matter whether it's the adults on the screen or at home).
Second, this show is sufficiently predictable that, without kids around, you can watch it in ten minutes or less on TIVO. Do you think you're smarter than a 5th grader?
Monday, April 14, 2008
Well-known personalities within the movement include Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Robert Tilton (who is staging a come-back), Paul Yonggi Cho, Benny Hinn, Marilyn Hickey, Frederick K.C. Price, John Avanzini, Charles Capps, Jerry Savelle, Morris Cerullo and of course, Paul and Jan Crouch. Why do this appeal to so many people? Why won't we read the Bible for our self and ask God for understanding?
Sunday, April 13, 2008
"Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise. Without having any chief or officer or ruler, it prepares its food in summer, and gathers its sustenance in harvest." (Proverbs 6:6)
I see an ant as a busy-body--a creature who stays on the move for a purpose. The worker ants are all females! Male ants only mate with the queens and die shortly after! The worker (female) ants have to hold it down for the colony--building the nest, taking care of the young, fighting predators, and storing food. God use small things to show us we can do great things.
Friday, April 11, 2008
I wrote this because I am at a new job the people there are something else. White and Mexican. Ana is the Mexican and she is very helpful. She don't mine giving me advice about the job. Carol is the White woman who been on the job for 15 years and she don't want me asking her any questions. Mine you Ana only been there 1 year. I don't feel like I am part of the melting pot of America because there is always something there too remind me that I am not.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony; which is an honorable state, instituted by God. How many times have we heard this being spoken at wedding? Maybe that's why so many people make their own vows because they don't want to follow God written word about marriage.
According to the Bible, marriage is not only designed by the Creator as an arena for human happiness and the continuation of the human race--it is also the arena of God's glory, where the delights and disciplines of marriage point to the purpose for which human beings were made.
Marriage is about our happiness, our holiness, and our wholeness--but it is supremely about the glory of God. When marriage is entered into rightly, when marriage vows are kept with purity, when all the goods of marriage are enjoyed in their proper place--God is glorified. Isn't that our purpose here on earth is to glorify God? Are people taking marriage to lightly? Is that the reason for all the divorces? If we focus more on pleasing God we would have lest divorces agree/disagree?
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Indeed, surrogates now prefer to be known as "gestational carriers" -- a term that carefully avoids the more emotional (and natural) word, mother. The typical payment for a "gestational carrier" in the United States is $20,000 to $25,000. Surrogates carry babies (most now not their own biological child) for married couples, unmarried couples, gay and lesbian couples, and single adults of all walks of life.
Monday, April 7, 2008
The Lorraine became an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement. It is now the home of the National Civil Rights Museum. Here are some famous people that stayed at the Lorraine: Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, and Nat Cole.
In March 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King visited Memphis to support the city’s striking garbage collectors. He checked into the Lorraine, and led a march that, despite his policy of non-violence. turned violent. A second march was then planned.
Dr. King was assassinated at the Lorraine on the night of April 4 as he stood on the balcony outside room 306, on the motel’s second floor.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
As we come to the Lord's table, let us come with a spirit of humility and penitence.
Compassionate God, have mercy on us we pray.
Let us examine ourselves: out thoughts, our actions, our motives, and our attitudes toward others.
O Holy God, have mercy and forgive us our shortcomings.
Help us to remember our responsibility to our families and our neighbors, our stewardship to you and the work you have given to our hands.
O Living God, we stand in need of your grace, strength, and mercy.
As we eat the bread, which represents your body, which is the True and Living Bread, open our eyes to recognize the intimacy that you yearn to share with us.
O Loving God, teach us to love you above all else.
As we drink the cup, which represents Christ's blood shed for us, we thank you for the new covenant. "Love ye one another," which is written on our hearts. Let us rejoice because our names are written in heaven.
Tender Father and Mother, may your great sacrifice of redeeming love renew us for loving service and sacrifice for others.
May this Lord's Supper energize every area of our lives and enable us to transcend our circumstances, our inadequacies, and our enemies.
God who sees us, touch and empower us so that our lives will be renewed.
We praise you, O God, who make us Your own people through the death and resurrection of your Son, our Lord.
Abide in us, Savior and Redeemer. Fill us with the life-giving power of your Spirit, now and forever.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
How do you see this picture?
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Will we one day appreciate/ tolerate another's differences or culture without thinking our race to be superior to all others? I found a article on the net the other day talking about pride and hate. So I decide to rant about it.
We all have pride, in our families, in our traditions, but when we blindly support someone within our race that we KNOW in our heart did the wrong thing just because their skin is the same color as ours. I don't call that pride to me it's hate. It's comforting to us humans to support those that we feel are in the same boat as we are, when the truth is we are all humans. Some good, some bad, some crazy, some unloved, just looking for a place to fit in. Why do we support wrong in any color?
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Were did our children get this language from? We were in the mall Saturday and some young people were talking and using these words. What happen to respect for other people? I don't care to here this kind of talk but I don't have the right to approach someone else about their use of it. I am very caution about saying anything to young people because you just don't know. They were very loud with their use of these words. I don't believe they were aim at any one in particular. Why must our young folks talk so ugly every where they go?