“I don’t try to live up to the standards of Hollywood or any of that – I know that I’m different and I celebrate it. In a weird way, I kind of really, really love being the alien in the room. I dig it.”There’s nothing wrong with a healthy self-esteem...But I would like to know why in the world would her people put her in tight leather pants?And the other thing why didn't her people notice that her neck was missing in the shot?Other than that I love the cover and don't see anything wrong with it.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
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Any way ESPN released a statement saying he would no longer be a contributor for them...Way to go ESPN!
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I haven’t donated to the Haitian relief effort for the same reason that I don’t give money to homeless men on the street. Based on past experiences, I don’t think the guy with the sign that reads “Need You’re Help” is going to do anything constructive with the dollar I might give him. If I use history as my guide, I don’t think the people of Haiti will do much with my money either.
...Shouldn’t much of the responsibility for the disaster lie with the victims of that disaster?
Before the reader reaches for his or her blood pressure medication, he should allow me to explain. I don’t mean in any way that the Haitians deserved their collective fate. And I understand that it is difficult to plan for the aftermath of an earthquake. However, it is not outside the realm of imagination to think that the citizens of a country might be able to: A) avoid putting themselves into a situation that might result in such catastrophic loss of life. And B) provide for their own aid, in the event of such a catastrophe.
If it were apparent that Haiti would likely rebuild in an earthquake-resistant way, and if a cure could be found for hurricane abuse of island nations, then maybe one could imagine putting a sustained effort into rebuilding the place. But that would only be feasible if the country had shown any ability to manage its affairs in the past, which it has not done.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
First, I assume the two players in the photograph are Christians and there's nothing wrong with that...Because I am my self a Christian...But when I saw the photo.... I was thinking out loud.... I have never seen an Islamic players at any ball game or any place else for that matter take the typical Muslim prayer position of that faith in public...I am not saying it don't occur but I have never witness it occurring....Any way ,I would like to no what would be the response from a typical all American football fan... if such a display (Muslim player) were to occur? Would they think extremist: One who is far above the norm or hypocrite: one having a misleading appearance?
Sunday, January 24, 2010
in which he states.... That the pastor of Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in Brentwood reportedly said the following to his congregation on Jan. 3: 'Sex is only pleasing to God in the marriage bed, and the marriage bed is a man and...a woman!...If marriage wasn't between a man and a woman, you wouldn't be here because two men doing it don't produce no kids. And two women doing it don't produce no kids! It's all about family.'Now one gay couple in the congregation, Jon Mack and Michael Garrett, walked out....Now I don't understand why!....If Christianity is a religion that specifically forbids homosexuality, adultery ,fornication, lying, killing etc...Why would you not here a sermon like this preach in "ALL" Christian Churches?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
The 2010 Praise & Worship Conference is back. The event takes place Wednesday, February 18-19 at Bethel Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Registration fees range from $89 (early bird) to $159 (on-site). In addition to teaching, preaching and showcases, some of gospel's greatest voices will be in the house.My question is why should churches still be exempt from taxes?
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Question: What standard do Essence use to determine who's a bestselling author?
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The condition affects around one in 17,000 people. Those with albiinism do not produce enough melanin pigment, which gives color to the skin, hair and eyes and protects the body from the sun's rays.
They often suffer from extreme short-sightedness and a severe sensitivity to light.
Mrs Fernandes, 27,says she struggles to pay the medical bills for daughters Ruth, 10, and Esthefany, eight, as well as five-year-old son Kauan.
She must also buy expensive sun-block and extra clothing to protect their skin.
The mother of five has also been challenged by security guards who insisted she could not be the children's mother.
Mrs Fernandes, of Olinda, said: 'I'm afraid of skin cancer because I can't afford the protection they need.'
A spokesman from Albinism Fellowship said: 'It can be hard for parents when they are faced with a baby who is much fairer than either parent.
'In most cases children with albinism are born to parents who have no previous experience of the condition. From the first day of their new baby's life, the parents often find themselves on a steep learning curve.' "
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth — glamor, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake.
Haven’t you seen “Crossroads”? Or “Damn Yankees”? If I had a thing going with Haiti, there’d be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox — that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it — I’m just saying: Not how I roll.
You’re doing great work, Pat, and I don’t want to clip your wings — just, come on, you’re making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That’s working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract. Best, Satan.Source
Saturday, January 16, 2010
How much can we watch and hear of Haitian suffering before we grow numb? How much can the journalists on the ground wade into the pain there to bring us the story without violating the dignity of people who have lost everything but that?
Friday, January 15, 2010
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There's one thing for sure... once upon a time, this music we call gospel had a heartfelt passion for Christ. But, after watching last nights celebration of gospel that passion has died and it has turned into an arena for entertainment..
Sunday, January 10, 2010
(1) I know it was His bloodI finding out even today that most African American churches still sing these old songs...Which are call “blood songs.” These songs, even old, still allows the congregation as a whole to focus on the magnitude of the death of Christ....And at the same time they are reminding us that our ancestors spilled their own blood in their effort for freedom....I believe this is one of the reason I hold Communion Services in such high honors...As African American its like we are lock step with a Savior who was oppressed in his quest to gain humanity’s freedom....Jesus is indeed our High Priest who shares our sorrow and knows our grief. Question: Do your church have a communion services? If so, how often? Which hymns are songs during services?
( 2) When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
(3) At Calvary
(4) The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
(5) Behold the Lamb
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I agree with the article that the dominant culture in any church should be the culture of Christ...But we we all no this is not the case... I believe the culture of Christ can be expressed and manifested in many different cultural forms...So why do all worship have to be the same?I love the fact that we see a lot of Hispanic Churches all over the country now... Why? Because they are needed....An all Black/White or Hispanic church in any city could be just as kingdom minded as any mix church in America... As long as they all share the same faith, mission and vision...It's nothing wrong with segregation as long as the church, as a whole, has Christ/Love at it center If God wanted "same" He would not have made "different."
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
You can hear the Gospel preached and discussed in a lot of places. But if you want to witness the Gospel with all of its power to proclaim hope amidst the horror of sin and death, perhaps that message is most clear when it is spoken amidst the pain and sorrow of a funeral.I understand that Mr.Hume is being kicked around for what he said... But he just did what every Christian should do, invite others to Christ.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Now this idea has been used for years to comfort despondent Christians who worry that they’ll never find Mr. or Mrs. Right, and given that we believe God to be all-knowing and all-powerful, there’s a certain sense in thinking that He’s got somebody picked out for us all...Now that just might not be true.
So when you think about that idea for a while, some questions and problems present themselves...For one, if God has somebody “picked out” for you, should you actively search for that person, or trust that God will bring them into your life? How do you know if somebody is “the one”? And what about the gift of singleness?
Paul the writer of 1 Corinthians, stops short of guaranteeing that God will provide a spouse to anyone who wants one... Neither here nor anywhere else does Paul—or any biblical writer—lock God into a required response to any human need... There is always the possibility that God will choose not to meet a need directly but to give the grace to live contentedly with unfulfilled desires, a point Paul stresses in his second letter to this church (2 Cor 12:7-10).
Still Paul puts the accent on hope in his teaching on marriage, and throughout his writings urges us toward faith in a God who provides all of our needs in Jesus Christ (Phil 4:19). If any one want to be married, they certainly have reason to stay hopeful that God will provide someone to meet that need unless he changes their desire or in some clear way shuts the door.
I believe it's important to maintain this hope to keep our expectations within reasonable bounds... If someone is thinking, “God has one ideal choice for them,,” They may be setting their standards for that person impossibly high.... When we consider God’s role which I believe was in Paul’s mind as he wrote 1 Corinthians 7, it seems to be not “God has one ideal person for you to marry”—but “God will help you find a suitable partner.” This is usually a more edifying thought to dwell on...I also believe the person God gives us to marry will have imperfections and failings, just like we do. Still that person will complement you/me in a way that will work for our greater happiness and a more fruitful life together for Christ.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
And out of all the people in the world guess who the voice of Jesus will be? You got it! Lil Wayne, he will be providing the voice of Jesus in the new cartoon “Freaknik.”
The show will be airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and is said to feature many guest rapper’s, including Lil Wayne as the voice of Jesus Christ, who will be performing a music video for “Ghetto Commandments.”
Friday, January 1, 2010
(1) his power is limited by God’s will (Job 1:10-12; 1 Corinthians 10:13).
(2) as “the god of this world,” Satan has dominion over those who live without Christ in the world (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Don't get me wrong there are those who suffer under direct satanic control... Such as the young medium of Philippi (Acts 16:16-19). And there are those who have devoted themselves to the devil’s work, such as the sorcerers Simon (Acts 8:9-11) However, in each of these examples, the power of God prevails over Satan’s... In fact, Simon is offered a chance to repent (Acts 8:22). Obviously, there had been no irrevocable “selling” of Simon’s soul.