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Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Peanut Butter And Jelly Song!

For some this song may appear silly and to others crazy....But for us who earnestly have a desire for Christ and a will to know Him it makes sense....The idea of the song is a story of a little boy who became hungry for God after hearing about Him in church....So after service one Sunday he told his mama he was hungry, so she went to fix him a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich....Mother was assuming his stomach needed food... But what he needed was for that void in his soul to be filled....It was a void that he couldn't explain...That void is the one that's in all mankind and it's the one that only Christ can filled...That food was the Word of God.... The bible says man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God...Jesus is that "Bread of Life"At first hearing this song in the 70's I didn't get it....I thought why peanut butter and jelly...But I get it now! And by the way it was one of my MOMS favorite songs.

Barbie Has A Sugar Daddy!

Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken is Mattel new Barbie...Which will be release in April 2010, and that's the actual name Mattel has given to the doll... Ken comes with a wavy blond hairdo, green jacquard jacket, pink polo shirt, crisp white slacks and a Maltese puppy on a pink leash... Mattel explains by saying that the doll is targeted towards adult collectors, and they have a defense of the "Sugar Daddy" moniker: "The little dog's name is actually Sugar," says a Mattel spokeswoman. "That's where the name comes from.... He's Sugar's daddy, as a reference to the dog."Yeah Right!...
So, is Mattel saying Barbie's a gold digger now and she ain't messin' with no broke Ken? Question: If barbies are for little girls, why do they need to know about sugar daddies?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Negrophobia: The Fear Of Black People.

A pregnant woman reportedly requested every person attending the delivery of her birth be white... As in Caucasian - not the color of the doc’s coat...According to the Independent, the hospital refused although they’re under investigation for how the situation was handled...I am not a race hater nor do I believe that every thing that happens to us as a people of color is racists...But when something like this happens you have to ask that question...But the repeated comment in media reports is it’s “unknown why” the woman made the request she made... Is it possible it could have been made for another reason other than racism?Like maybe:
Ne·gro·pho·bi·a
  1. Fear of or contempt for Black people and their culture.

  2. Behavior based on such an attitude or feeling.

Like I stated I am not the one to cry racism at every turn, but in this case the label might apply... Of course I have never been around the world...And neither have I heard of a religion that would call for one particular skin color at the delivery of a child...So that excuse is out...Is there a medical answer to her request?Maybe!....If so the only thing I can think of...May-be she has some kinda phobia...If that be the case we have to consider her action as an illness ...So, if she has Negrophobia would that may her a racists or a person with an illness?... Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that we heard about a judge who won't marry a couple because he feared they’d create biracial children?...What's going on? What do you think?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

State Representative Buys His 4 Year Old Her Own Gun!

Wow! I was reading this article were Sean Jerguson, a Republican state representative in Georgia, has bought his 4-year-old daughter her own hot pink .22 caliber gun for her birthday...His son's fourth birthday is coming up, and he plans to buy his little boy a blue gun of his own...Jerguson says he supports the right to bear arms, and he is buying these guns to prove how strongly he feels about the issue. Question:Whether you are for gun control or against it, do you think that this dad should have bought his 4-year-old a gun (even if he never actually lets her use it)?

A Barbie That Really Represent Diversity.

In my opinion I never thought Barbies did a particularly good job of representing black girls/women ....Especially when it came to the hair and the nose..... In fact,remember the new black Barbies a couple of months ago and how they caught quite a bit of flak for their hair?In fact alot of people thought it was a step backward, since the hair was straight and light brown...Any how, there's this artist Loanne Hizo Ostlie ...Who has been modifying the dolls for over 10 years, and what she came up with are much more diverse and realistic-looking, even if they do still have cat eyes and tiny waists.... But what is so impressive is her ability to change the hair of a doll .

The artist has a Web site with over 300 mods of Barbie, Skipper and even a few Kens.

Amazing...These Barbies actually looks like a real person. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Michael Jackson: He was channeling God

A article in Entertainment Weekly magazine revealed details about the making of the film,This Is It...Saying the series of planned London concerts on which the film were based....Would have featured 22 different stage sets, aerial dancing and magic...The article goes on to says Jackson wanted a reproduction of the world's largest waterfall, the Victoria Falls in Africa, before producers balked.

"God channels this through me at night... I can't sleep because I'm so supercharged," the 50-year-old "Thriller" singer told his director, Kenny Ortega.

Ortega asked: "Can't God take a vacation?"

"You don't understand -- if I'm not there to receive these ideas, God might give them to Prince," Jackson answered, referring to the rival pop star.Question: What does it mean to channel God?

Prayer Changes Things!

"I don't see how you can be president without relying on the Almighty". Now when I was 21, I wouldn't have told you that, but at age 63, I can tell you that one of the most amazing surprises of the presidency was the fact that people's prayers affected me... I can't prove it to you... But I can tell you some days were great, some days not so great. But every day was joyous."

That statement was made yesterday by Former president George W. Bush...In which he made his debut as a motivational speaker.... He spoke at the Get Motivated! seminar in Texas...The president attributed alot of his joy to the prayers of others....After reading the article I was thinking did I pray for formal President Bush? I know that I voted for him...And on occasion I may have prayed for the president...But it wasn't a daily thing.


I would like to take this time to thank all prayer warriors for there many years of praying daily for formal President Bush....Now, I am asking if it's any way possible if we could do the same for President Obama.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Do African - American Tweet More Than Anyone Else?

If you're a female African-American college graduate making less than $30,000 a year and running around with a mobile device there's a study out saying you're probably tweeting more than anyone else....And if you're online, the chances are 1 in 5 that you're updating your Twitter or Face book status, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

The report is another indication of how researchers are trying to figure out who we are and what you're doing on social media... A look at a new Nielsen study has put us Americans into 1 of 66 demographic segments and then goes on to described how we use social networking sites. Major trends: Facebookers are more upscale than MySpacers; bloggers are more urban than rural.)

Pew found that among those who tweet: (Hey! Carey are you reading this?)

  • Women (21 percent) tweet more than men (17 percent).
  • African-Americans (26 percent) tweet more than whites (19 percent) and Hispanics (18 percent).
  • Those 18-29 years old (33 percent) are the heaviest tweeters. The lightest? Those aged 65 or older (4 percent).
  • College graduates (21 percent) out-tweet high school graduates (17 percent).
  • Folks making less than $30,000 a year tweet the most (22 percent). Those making $70,000 a year or more tweet the least (20 percent).
  • Mobile users are much more likely to tweet than folks chained to their desks, by a margin of 25-8 percent.
  • The median age of a Twitter user is 31. For MySpace it's 26. LinkedIn users have a median age of 39. Facebook "is graying a bit: the median age for this social network site is now 33."

Pew says it generated it results from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research International between Aug. 18 and Sept. 14 among a sample of 2,253 adults, 18 and older. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Don't Mock Me While I Am Praying.

The University of Minnesota has apologize for its mascot, which appears to have mocked a praying Penn State player at a Oct 17 Saturday's game...Dan Wolter the Minnesota spokesman says that Goldy the Gopher didn't intend to offend anyone or trivialize religion...In the clip the mascot is seen kneeling close to the defensive end Jerome Haynes in the end zone...Hayes ignores the mascot all together...This is one of the reason I love America the country...You have the pleasure and rights to embrace "freedom of speech and expression" I believe the mascot was wrong in mocking the player... But I also believe the player was wrong for taking that particular praying position that time.... I don't think it's ever alright to MOCK anyone... Satire, sarcasm and mockery are expressions used for the soul purpose of belittling someone. we should at least respect a person religions view.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Russian Roulette!

On October 21 Tiffany Evans let loose a Twitter rant, blasting Rihanna's new single, 'Russian Roulette...And in the tweet, she made a bold statement that the track might have a "negative effect on some people and that the suicide rate going to sky rocket!" The 17-year old singer went on to point out that artists have a responsibility to be aware of the messages they're promoting in their music...I have made mention many of times on this blog; about how me, myself and i believes today's music both secular and gospel have/has taken a ugly and evil turn away from any thing positive are good...Now when you here the word "Russian Roulette" what comes to mind? A gun with one bullet in it laid up against ones head....Hell! the title along is pretty dark. Just because it's dark we can't use that as an excuse for not educating our young people on reality...The reality is there's evil in the world....Superstars can't raise our kids that's our job...There's nothing pretty about putting a gun to your head.

"You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen," Evans said. "So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep, but not murder deep...(Some people are upset because she linked the music industry and celebrities to devil worshipers.) "Some of your favorite people pretend to worship God but they only do that to save face. Or seem innocent. Satan was head of music in heaven. He uses influential people ... to help influence the world."

It's understood in orthodox christian theology that one characteristic of the end-times is DECEPTION! Yeah, you can you tube stars in the music industry and discover all kinds of conspiracies and secret agendas.... But the reality is, demonic influence are real and they go far beyond the scope of the music industry...Our major media outlets, corporations, news broadcasting, government and CHRISTIAN MUSIC and CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS all have been demonically influenced for decades! I believe there's a lot of evil going on behind the scenes that its scary! The very things we think of as wholesome and innocent are actually the things that will FOOL THE VERY ELECT....I believe Tiffany has every right to express her feelings and share her thoughts....But again I wondering why there's so much anger aim at Tiffany?....Could she be onto something? Now, I've read a couple of comments about a gun shot being heard at the end of the song....That's DARK!

The Hair Question!

Good lawd! I guess the hair talk isn’t going to end anytime soon!...First off, I truly believe it takes confidence and a whole lot of guts for any one to take this hair style outside....Talking about creative! When I first spotted this picture... I were thinking to my self would I rock this look...Now or back in my youthful days?...Most likely not! I am your typical shy person... who doesn't like attention! A style like this is screaming look at me.... But what I will mention is it show you love you and your level of confidence is higher than mine....Also you appreciate what God has given you a great shape head that can pull this look off.... Now that's the kinda of self- love that produces confidence, and alleviates fear...Which is something we can all agree is beneficial for our community....Question would you do this?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Food Stamps Why The Shame?

I was reading an article were a youngman were advocating for the use of food stamps for the underemployed... And,some of the commenter seems to be making fun of people who needed them...Any way The New York Times covered a NYU journalism graduate student who is receiving food stamps, since he only makes $450 a month through freelance writing jobs...The young man in question made a wonderful and valid point—food stamps exist to help anyone who qualifies for the program, whether a struggling family of four or a grad student, and nobody should feel ashamed to participate in the program.

I checked out the website for the Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the agency that supplies food stamps. The primary requirement is that the family or individual's income should be 130 percent or less of the federal poverty guidelines, which is why the grad student was eligible...You have to apply for food stamps on a state level, and a handful of states even offer online applications—handy!
Question:
Do you know anyone on food stamps?
Does it surprise you to read about a grad student using the program?
Would you apply for food stamps?
What's wrong with seeking help if needed?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Do Halloween Have An Alternative?

I would like to say that I don't celebrate Halloween nor do I take part in Celebrating: Harvest Fest, Harvest Party are Fall carnival....Which is nothing but an alternative to Halloween...It's the same thing as Halloween but wrapped up in a different package as to disguise it's meaning.

Of course what it really mean is that you don’t believe in Halloween but want to celebrate it anyway...I hear the word alternative being used but an alternative of kids dressing up and getting candy by having kids dress up and come to your church or to the mall for candy…That's not and “alternative.”Who are we fooling? What kind of message are we sending?

It's plain and simple...If you don’t like Halloween,just don’t celebrate it... We Christian have a legitimate argument that could be made against it....By giving it a new name doesn’t change a thing and the only one we're fooling is ourselves...And what about does “no scary costumes, God honoring costumes and “bible characters only”? I think that's just silly! A costume is a costume....In other words we are telling people they can come to our party, fest or whatever – if they look like a character out of the Bible...I understand the reason why Christian don't have “Halloween” parties in the house of God but if you think Halloween is evil don’t rename it, just skip it... But if you’re going to have a party, be the place to be... Knock it out of the park... Have the most fun, the best candy, the biggest games…make church the place to be on Halloween...Use it as an opportunity, not a stumbling block...As a child growing up, Halloween night was not that bigger deal for us country folks....Now I was raised in a Christian family that never questioned tradition we did what every one else did...But as I got older, I started seeing that a lot of things Christians participated in like Harvest Fest, Harvest Party are Fall carnival don't line up with God word either.

  1. Do you engage in any Halloween-related activities?
  2. What are your reasons for participating or passing?
  3. What about Fall Carnival?
  4. Harvest Fest?


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Burning Bibles On Halloween

The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C. will celebrate Halloween this year by burning Bibles...Yep! if it's not the King James Version into the fire it will go...Along with music and books and anything else the man of God says has a satanic influence.

Among the authors whose books the pastor plans to burn are well known ministers like Rick Warren and Billy Graham because he says they have occasionally used Bibles other than the King James Version, which is the sole biblical source he considers infallible.

The church’s Web site, also says members will burn “Satan’s music such as country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul (and) oldies.

They also have a list of popular books they believe to be Satanic an written by heretics like Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, John Piper, Chuck Colson, Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart, Mark Driskol, Franklin Graham, Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, Paula White, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Brian McLaren, Robert Schuller, Mother Teresa, The Pope, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller, Shane Claiborne, Brennan Manning (and) William Young... I think this is ridiculous... There are other ways to protest if you don't like a particular translation(like don't buy it). I like many of the authors he has listed.



Baby You're To Fat!

For four-month-old Alex Lange he can't get health insurance ... because he's "too fat." His pre-existing condition? Obesity!...He measures 25 inches long and weighs 17 pounds... His height and weight put him in the 99th percentile, and Rocky Mountain Health Plans has turned him down over his weight..."I could understand if we could control what he's eating... But he's 4 months old.... He's breastfeeding. We can't put him on the Atkins diet or on a treadmill," joked his frustrated father, Bernie Lange, a part-time news anchor at KKCO-TV in Grand Junction... "There is just something absurd about denying an infant."Alex's parents were told insures don't take babies above the 95th percentile, no matter how healthy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blackface in Vogue Magazine.

What is it with this resurgence of blackface recently? I'm calling it what it is: racist & disgusting.... Ok I'll play devil's advocate for a second, maybe they didn't mean it to be racist but the history of blackface speaks for itself.... They made black people look like simpletons....The Dutch model posing in these pictures is Lara Stone....The photoshoot is for Vogue Paris.... I thought everyone knew how this is, you know, kind of wrong, and racist... Also, just let me mention how the model has white skin, but they made her up with blackface, and then in a later picture they literally paint her legs white...I'm really just a bit confused.... I wonder how the model felt about doing this...Why not hire a actual attractive Black model (there's plenty to pick from!!).

15 Abortions!

Irene Vilar said she has had over 15 abortions in a span of 17 years...The abortions was because of poverty or fear but as an act of rebellion against her 'controlling' husband who did not want children....Now the 40-year-old's confession has unleashed attacks from anti-abortion activists on the internet, including death threats and demands for her to be jailed.

The cycle of pregnancies and abortions, which began when she was 16 and ended when she was 33, was also punctuated by several suicide attempts...Now a successful literary agent with two young daughters, Loretta, five, and Lolita, three, Mrs Vilar has written about her experiences in a memoir, called Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict... Irene needs some serious help. Article Here!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Forced To Be Fat"

There's this town in Africa that practices force feeding.... According to their custom, the bigger you are, the more beautiful you are considered...Girls are expected to be married between the ages of 12 and 14.... By that time, they need to be fat in order to attract a wealthy husband... Obesity is a sign of a husband's wealth-- he is able to support his wife with lavish foods... Girls as young as 7 are forced to practice this tradition... According to the article, they are forced to eat up to 16,000 calories A DAY... if they are unable to finish, they are beat; if they vomit, they are forced to eat it in addition to the food they had not yet consumed....Some women want freedom from it.

Question: How is this any different than what some people teach their daughters in America about beauty and the size of their bodies? Thin is in! It isn't.... I've seen moms telling their young daughters (some as young as 10) not to eat too much or calling them fat in a round about way.
There are so many things wrong with this.... First of all, it is extremely harmful to their health... This has got to be putting an enormous amount of pressure on young girls heart...What about diabetes and heart failure?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Scared Silent.

I was listening to "Tell Me More" on NPR the other day and Mildred Muhammad was on talking about how fearful she was of her ex-husband...Who by the way was the Beltway Sniper...She was saying on October 23, 2002, she was visited at her Maryland home by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents.... They'd come to inform her that her ex-husband, John, had begun shooting people around her.... She said they told her "You are the target."

She said in her new book, Scared Silent, she talk about her 12-year marriage to John...How things started out well, but John became emotionally and physically abusive after he returned from an Army tour during the Gulf War....She said she was convinced that his plan was to kill her so that he could regain custody of the children he lost in 2001 and to get compensation for them as crime victims.

"I was recalling every frightening comment John had ever made to me. He once said, 'When a man hits a woman, it means that he has lost all respect for her. It would be easy for him to kill her after that.' But I did not foresee, not even in my wildest nightmare, that John would ever kill people who had nothing to do with me or our troubled marriage."

Mildred Muhammad hopes that her book will help other victims of domestic violence get the help they need.... Malvo is serving a life sentence, and Muhammad is scheduled to be executed November 10 of this year.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Mo Money Mo Problems Pastor/Rapper.

To, Pastor Mase None of us are perfect, we all sin, we all fall short, we all know right from wrong and I would argue that even a non-believer understands that something is wrong when your Pastor, Teacher, Leader or Elder can't leave the rap game.... Either we are serious about this journey of a growing relationship with Christ or we are not...The "Mo Money Mo Problems" rapper who converted to Christianity at the height of his popularity is now the pastor of a church in Atlanta...It's seems that every time Pastor Mase put a mic in his hand he wants to rap...Well Pastor Mase it’s either GOD or Hip-Hop.... Don't get me wrong I’m not saying both can’t co-exist, but in this case it shouldn't...For crying out loud you are the head shepherd... If it’s Hip-Hop, stay out of the church...If it’s Church, let it be church...And one more thing pastor Mase the congregation are not your fans base ...They are sheep's who are in search of a leader..Make your choice,Pastor you're either in or out.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Rihanna Not Allow In The Church.

Singer Rihanna was not allowed to enter a church in Venice last month because of her skimpy outfit...Rihanna tried to enter Saint Mark's Basilica in San Marco. But she was refused entry due to strict rules according to which shoulders and legs must be covered...Question If Rihanna showed up at your church on Sunday morning dress in this fashion would your pastor or church allow her to enter? Now my answer to the question would be no! I don't for one minute believe my pastor nor the church would allow it....Why? Because the pastor and church as a whole would be sending the wrong message: That any and every thing goes... My church here in Jacksonville nor my home church in Alabama would allow it. Would yours?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Steve Harvey And TBN!

Steve Harvey was on TBN Monday night pushing his secular book on to the Body of Christ....And why doing his book promotion Steve made a statement that just didn't sit well with me: "some Christians make the path to narrow and should broaden it" Now, Steve Harvey if Christians keep moving the marker away from God's Word there won't be but one path left and my brother Steve that will be the wide path....I believe it's up to us to chose which path we travel.... To me Steve is just another secular artist who's pimping church folks with his wares...Let me state for some what's the difference between secular and religious: One works as a pastor, evangelist, missionary, translator, or christian teacher as religious worker....a secular worker is a postman, a farmer, a lawyer, a construction worker, an actor or a RADIO HOST! From Wikipedia: Broderick Steven "Steve" Harvey (born January 17, 1957)[1] is an American actor, comedian, entertainer, and radio personality. He is probably best known as the star of the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film The Original Kings of Comedy.... Currently, he is the host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, a nationally syndicated radio program...Being secular in no way designate a sinner, non-christian or the like....I am just trying to say Steve is a secular person who speak every day to a secular crowd... If he were a pastor or evangelist preaching in a church then Steve would be a religious person preaching to religious crowd....However although Steve maybe be a Christian he's still a secular radio host and not a Radio evangelist....My husband and I watched the interview between Donnie McClurkin and Steve Harvey and I was not amused in the least...We were both saddened watching Steve Harvey tell the world that he's still struggling with sin, and he still hangs out with sinners... He went on to say that we just don’t understand what he goes through etc…Not once did Pastor Donnie McClurkin correct him with the truth....My husband said all Donnie did was pacify Steve and agreeing with him so they could get claps from the CROWD...Steve need to “stick to his day job”He does comedy and he’s very skilled at that....Question do you agree with that statement: "some Christians make the path to narrow and should broaden it"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Do Women Have The Right To Preach?

First family reports "In this powerful documentary you will meet more than 40 anointed women preachers across denominational lines, and be provoked by others who oppose them. So do women have the right to preach? You decide! Some use the words of Apostle Paul and say no! Others hear the call of God and say yes! No matter where you stand on the issue, you can't afford to sit on it. Hear from Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Dr. Betty Price, Co-Pastor Susie Owens, Rev. Dr. Elaine Flake, Dr. Suzan Johnson--Cook, Pastor Darlene Bishop, Bishop Millicent Hunter, Dr. Wanda Davis Turner, Dr. N. Cindy Trimm, Bishop Ernestine Reems-Dickerson and Pastor Paula White, just to name a few.... as they share their life changing testimonies and ministry experiences along with expressions of opposition from those who wish to stop this powerful movement of Women In Ministry. " I don't have a problem with women preaching... Go for it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

I am Going To Heaven My Way!

In my many hours of net surfing... I happen upon this article in Time magazine, in which Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A., was asked, "Is belief in Jesus the only way to get to heaven?" I was shock at her response:

"We who practice the Christian tradition understand [Jesus] as our vehicle to the divine. But for us to assume that God could not act in other ways is, I think, to put God in an awfully small box."

John 10:1, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

In my youth growing up I still remember how my Sunday School teacher taught the above verse to us: Heaven is God's home. And every home got a door. The Door to God's home got a name. His name is Jesus--and guess what key fits that door? Faith! Without Faith in the door you can't get the key to work in the door...So my question to other Christians would you sit under a teacher who did not believe Christ to be the only way to the Father?

So I came up with some ways people try an by pass Jesus to get to The Father: PS if you can think of any more ways please add them in the comment section...I would love to here from you.

  1. Some try to live a good life.
  2. Some open up a prayer book for 5 minutes every week and read what's on the page.
  3. Some go to an organizational meeting once a week thinking/hoping it commends them to God.
  4. Some try to help old ladies across the street every chance they get.
  5. Some try to practice "senseless acts of beauty and random acts of kindness" (that silly slogan people put on bumper stickers).
  6. Some go along with whatever their parents' taught them. "My mom and dad raised me that way." (that don't mean it's right)
  7. Some go along with whatever the school system taught them--"A monkey is my uncle? Oh, okay. I believe that. I reject God. Because a monkey is my uncle.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

HomeLess Doll!

American Girl has released a new doll named Gwen Thompson.... According to Gwen's storybook, she lives with her mother in their family car. ... Gwen's father walked out on her and her mom, leading to their eviction and rendering them homeless. The book details Gwen's life as one of the one and a half million homeless children in the U.S...Gwen has sparked much controversy in the media, with many saying that her situation is too much for young children to handle... Some argue that while she is indeed homeless, she is still a doll, and should come with more accessories... Many also believe that charging $95 (the normal price of an AG doll) for a homeless doll is an outrage, especially if none of the profit goes to homeless charities.

On the other hand, American Girl says the dolls "offer valuable lessons about life." Gwen could be sending children a valuable message about reaching out to those less fortunate and being tolerant of people of all social standings.

Questions: What do you think of Gwen? Is she doing more help or harm?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bring Me My Big Black Belt!

Should BB Guns be Illegal for Kids? I ask because of the two boys, ages 12 and 14, who were told to drop their weapons and handcuffed earlier this week in Massachusetts....Now the youths were allegedly firing at cars with BB guns... The police, however, couldn't distinguish between the boys' BB guns...Some are saying that this potentially lethal confusion happens all the time...Let me park here for a minute...This doesn't happen all the time within the black community....I am willing to bet the out come would have been total different....The police shoot first then ask question...That's why both need a good A@@ whipping because they are lucky to not have been shot and killed by the police...Especially after shooting at cars...


Also last January, an Oregon elementary school was placed on lock down when an 11-year-old former student was cited for allegedly pointing a toy gun toward students and staff...Now don't be fooled by the term "BB gun." They're not as cute as they were in the classic film "A Christmas Story." BB guns these days don't resemble anything from back in the day.... In fact, they look more like real guns than ever.... And they're way more dangerous than they used to be....I remember my brothers having BB guns but they were the kind you pump...Some of my brothers play mates had pellet guns which were more dangerous. Question: Would you consider buying A kid a toy gun?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What Is Christian Yoga?

What is Yoga? What is Christian Yoga? Why would a Christian church allow the practice of Yoga?

"Why does everyone think that you will be possessed by demonic spirits if you do yoga? As a teacher of Christian Yoga at church, our class has found a closer relationship with Jesus by using the many physical benefits that yoga offers. You do not have to be a Hindu to honor the body that God has given us. Your faith must be weak to think that practicing yoga would influence you to any eastern mysticism"

Is Yoga simply a relationship with a god? I stumbled across that quote above and this definition...So after reading that quote and definition I can't see why a Christian would/should or want to practice Yoga.... Is it not in a sense dabbling in the occult under the pretense of healthy living? If so isn't that a form of deception?....The word yoga comes from the biblical word, yoke which in turn originated from the root word in Sanskrit jugit.... Both mean joining together or to unite.... Yoga is the union of an individual consciousness with infinite consciousness... A yogi is a person who leans completely on the Supreme Consciousness, God, until they have merged their individual self with the Infinite Self....Basically, Yoga is about opening up your spirit through your body so that you can be ‘yoked’ to a higher power – spirit.... These spirits, called ‘god’ are not the true and living God, but one of the ‘many spirits’ that have gone out into the world, seeking a house (man/woman) to dwell in...For that person who said he didn’t see the big deal in it because he's a “Christian Yoga Teacher at his church”How can you practice being in tune with your own spirit, and say that as a christian you are aligning yourself with the spirit of Christ?As a Christian there can be only one in control, and that's Christ...And guess what! He won’t share his space with the enemy...We need to study the word of God more and I wonder who the pastor of this church is? His members are in jeapordy.