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Why Do, We Do, What We Do?

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This story is sad, but not sad in a sorrowful way. No it's a sad commentary on the state of morality or ethics in America. It's bad enough that a kid would lie on an essay in order to win tickets to a Hannah Montana concert. What's worse is that her mom was complicit in the scam. As the mom said, «We did the essay and that's what we did to win. We did whatever we could do to win,» Yep, that sums up the mentality of way too many people nowadays. What is your thought on this? What kind of message is she sending to her child? Why can't we tell the truth?

Why Are You Talking About Me?

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GOSSIP - small talk, hearsay, chitchat. Gossip apply to idle talk and newsmongering about the affairs of others. Gossip is light chat or talk: to trade gossip about the neighbors. It is rumor or general talk that is damaging to reputation; it is usually more or less malicious.

I have learned in my 50 years of life, “those who gossip to you gossip about you”. What is more surprising is that Christians engage in this SINFUL behavior with NO GUILT! It’s just Christian Tabloids!

It’s like a Christian who justifies an adulterous affair (and says, “but I love her”), or a Christian who legitimizes stealing from work and says (”because they don’t pay me enough”).

Romans 1:29 “Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.”

2 Corinthians 12:20 “For I am afraid that when I come I won’t like what I find, and you won’t like my response. I am afraid that I will find quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, sl…

Do You Fear Jesus?

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If not you should since He is the one that give you the power to inhale and exhale.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His instructions have good insight. His praise endures forever.
Scripture tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Jesus later tells us to fear God rather than the world. We have been told that this is really telling us to have an awe and reverence for God. That's true in part, but I think we should have a real, genuine fear of the Lord as well. It will help us to maintain perspective.

Sometimes I think we get too uppity in our relations with God. We think of God more in the role of our friend than as the Lord of the Universe. He is both, but we limit our comprehension of Him and our relationship with Him when we focus solely on a friendship with God. We must also remember that he is not just our friend. He is our Lord, our master, our creator.

Revelation 6:15-17 Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, …

What Do Your Life Smell Like Roses Or A Hog Pen?

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If you were passing by your life, what would you smell? A bed of roses? or a hog pen full of slop ? Quite often, what our ears, eyes and hand miss our nose can detect. The sense of smell is also quite useful because it evokes memories. When you get a whiff of something, you can be thrown back into a memory of something that happened, how it happened and whether or not you liked what happened. I am from the South so in the spring time when the honeysuckers are in full bloom that smell takes me back to my very early child hood. How growing up in the country will wild flowers every where and life being so simple. For the last couple of years my life have not smell like I want it to smell. It has been smelling like a hog pen and slop every where. I hope to smell the roses soon. So what have your life been smelling like honestly? Is it a bed of roses are you in the hog pen of life? I can smell that hog pen miles away. I am at this moment trying to remember that rose scent. I am not were …

Will You Kill Me?

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I think that women should have the right to do what they want with their bodies. If they want to have an abortion that should be their right, not the state or government. But don't use abortion as a means of birth control. When I was younger I had a friend that had a couple of abortions I went with her once to a abortion clinic in Atlanta Ga and that was in the 70's. To me she was using that as a means of birth control. What I know now I would not have even went along with her. When is it alright to have an abortion? That is a hard question to answer.

Ya'll know that I like Keshia Cole reality show. I do think her sister had an abortion which is her right. But a report that I read said that more and more young black women are having abortion I don't know if that is the case or not. But we as a race of people has never done this before. We have always value life and had the idea that God would see us through any and every thing. What happen in the last couple of years t…

"Grace and Mercy" Saturday Random Post! Why My Son Won't Leave?

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I found this article and thought it was a good example of what I am dealing with. What do you think about young people that want move out of your house?
There is a new and important stage in life in American culture, and it is not entirely clear that the Christian church understands or particularly knows what to do with it. I am talking about what scholars call "emerging adulthood." This is the time of life between ages 18 and 30, roughly, a phase which in recent decades has morphed into quite a new experience for many. Researchers in sociology, psychology, and human development have been investigating the contours of this new life stage and have some fascinating stuff on the subject, whose findings are well worth pondering for their implications for church and culture.To grasp the significance of emerging adulthood, it is necessary first to realize that life stages are not naturally given as immutable phases of existence. Rather, they are cultural constructions that interact…

What's Your Addiction? Money,Drugs,Women,Men.....

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.- Romans 7:14-20Why everything that’s s’posed to bad, make me feel so good?Everything they told me not to, is exactly what I would.Man I tried to stop, man I tried the best I could, but...What’s your addiction, is it money, is it girls, is it weed? I’ve been afflicted by not one, not two, but all three- Kanye West, "Addiction". …

The 10 Truth!

10 TRUTHS BLACK AND HISPANIC PEOPLE KNOW, BUT WHITE PEOPLE WON'T ADMIT:
1. Elvis is dead.
2. Jesus was not White.
3. Rap music is here to stay.
4. Kissing your pet is not cute or clean.
5. Skinny does not equal sexy.
6. Thomas Jefferson had black children.
7. A 5 year child is too big for a stroller.
8. N' SYNC will never hold a candle to the Jackson 5.
9. An occasional BUTT whooping helps a child stay in line.
10. Having your children curse you out in public is not normal.



10 TRUTHS WHITE AND BLACK PEOPLE KNOW, BUT HISPANIC PEOPLE WON'T ADMIT
1. Hickey's are not attractive.
2. Chicken is food, not a roommate.
3. Jesus is not a name for your son.
4. Your country's flag is not a car decoration.
5. Maria is a name but not for every other daughter.
6. "Jump out and run" is not in any insurance policies.
7. 10 people to a car is considered too many.
8. Buttoning just the top button of your shirt is a bad fashion statement.
9. Mami and Papi can't possibly be the nickname of e…

TODAY'S PRAYER!

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Dear God, Thank you for a new day. I know that everything I am and everything I have is a result of what You have allowed in my life. Sometimes life is very hard; other times it is full of happiness. I know you are always there and Your blessing is available…if only I will listen and obey. Please help me to recognize the gifts You send and the doors You open each and every day. Give me wisdom to see and do Your will. Thank you for the spiritual gifts You have given, also. I pray that You will use those gifts to work in and through me to minister to the world and draw people to You. In Jesus’ name I pray and give You praise. Amen.

Crunk In The Church! (Jesus Is On His Way Back!)

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Where do the church go from here? Is this today's idea of church? When did Jesus leave the building? I know I am old school but, come on. This look like a Saturday night party in your local club. Every thing that the world can think of have come into the church. The church supposed to change the world not the other way around. I know when I talk about The Old Black Church I am really talking about the church that once loved Jesus. When Jesus was at the center. The church that cared about the souls that was on their way to hell. The church that cared enough to care. What happen to telling the people about the Cross and what happen on that Cross? What about telling people that Jesus is on His way back? When I see stuff like this clip, it hurts my heart. Jesus did not hang on a Cross with our sins for this.

Today's Quote! ~ Herbert Bayard Swope

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I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is:
Try to please everybody.

The Bell Keep It Moving!

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THE BELL
I KNOW WHO I AM
I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord(1 Cor. 6:17 )
I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt.5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ(1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant ( Phil.3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God(2 Cor.5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God(Rom.8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8: 28)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things …

The Hat Show & The Black Church.

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My grand mother and mother absolutely loved hats. This holiday season I am remember them in a special way. I am thinking about the many hats they would wear to church on Sunday morning. With it been Christmas I know that they would had been wearing some kind of red hat. My Granny would tilt hers' to the side a little bit. My MOM would pull hers' kinder low to the eye she looked fierce.

Growing up Baptist and a bit Judgmental I used to to think that my granny and mom outfits were just a bit flashy until I was exposed to the Church of God in Christ and realized those women took flashy to a whole nutha level. I almost stoped, when at a COGIC funeral, a sister came in wearing a Black sequined big brim hat cocked to the side.You know they even have a hat show in Memphis each November (disguised as Convocation). I used to shake my head at some of the outfits I would see on their way to Sunday service, but then I had to ask myself, "Where the hades else are they gonna wear t…

Black Church Dictionary!

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(1) Anointing: Used to describe any non-regular emotion (crying in the middle of a song when you forget the words, telling the church off (particularly when its over tithes and offering), doing the Olympic shout around the church (first one that hits the wall gets a white hanky tied around their neck!)


2. Trick of the Enemy: Used to describe anything that happens because you didn't do what you were supposed to, like your car getting repossessed cause you didn't pay the note, lights getting shut off cause you quit work to go on tour with the pastors choir, or your child repeating the first grade cause he missed the whole second semester to go on a 90 day/90 night fast and consecration.


3. Rhema Word: Any message from an out-of-town pastor or evangelist.


4. Prophetic Word: Same message from that out-of-town pastor, delivered 5 decibels louder, while the congregation is standing. Quiet organ music optional, but works better with silence.


5. Carnal: Used to describe a saint who goes t…

41 Interesting Money Facts!

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I found this list on Tomboutus a few hours ago and thought I would share it with you. Before you can ever start to increase your wealth or even save money for that matter you have to change the way you think about money. This list shows how Americans truly feel about the almighty dollar. How many of these psychological feelings about money do you agree with?More of our fantasies are about money… than sex.If we could have any luxury in the world (and money didn’t matter) more of us would choose to spend money on a butler and a maid than anything else.90% of Americans who own pets buy them Christmas gifts.Money is the leading cause of disagreements in marriages.65% of Americans would live on a deserted island all by themselves for an entire year for $1,000,000.For $10,000,000 most of us would do almost ANYTHING! Including abandoning our family and friends and our church. A very high percentage of us would, for that same amount of money, change our race or sex. …

Were We Call To Entertain?

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Where we called as Christians to entertain? Where we called to use our “gift” to thrill people? or to stir emotions, let alone use talents and abilities we claim God has given us, to compete in a contest where the main objective is for someone to like us well enough that we are…the winner?I just witnessed a sad and selfish display called Sunday Best a terribly misdirected attempt to capitalize on the trashy reality show/American idol craze, and put a Christian spin on it. It was all I could do to sit and listen to ( I like Kirk Franklin I have nothing against him) Kirk Franklin, Mary & Mary and Bebe try to pull scripture out of context to justify what is nothing more than sorry production to glorify the flesh. The contestants were obviously talented ( giving credit were credit is due ).
But I think about a spiritual upbringing some of these people have had ( Seeker Friendly Church) that has them convinced that what they are doing on this program somehow glorifies the Lord of Righte…

Sheryl Underwood and Juanita Bynum Exchanges Some words About The Word.

What is Mrs. Weeks doing on a show like this? What they are talking about should not be talk about in public. view these clips and comment.




Hark The Herald Angels Sing.

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This is one of the 1st Christmas Hymns that I remember hearing as a young child in Elementary school. Back then the teacher would play Christmas music doing the class period. My teacher were a Black Man ( that is hard to find now ) by the name of Mr. Walter Parker. For some reason that song and Go Tell It On The Mountian just stayed in my memory. That was back in the early 60's man how some things you never for get. Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”Christ, by highest heav’n adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity,
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn…

Don't Throw Your Life Away!

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The deal Esau made goes down as one of the worst of all time. I guess if you had been without food for 3 days, I might makes some bad decision too. Esau says what good is a birthright when I am about to die? Who told Esau he was about to die? Satan. Who told me I would not make it through college? Satan. I know he come to steal , kill and destory So Esau gave up privilege that went to the firstborn. But when he got older he remember what he gave up too late. He threw it all away in a moment of weakness. He went after the wrong things married the wrong women. His brother may have been a con-man but Esau was a fool. In the heat of passion he sold out for a quick fix. Some times I feel like I have forfeited my God-given destiny like Esau did. Some values in life are absolute. Don't throw your life away on things that don't matter. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.( Rev 2:10 ).

Street Gangs Can They Be Compared To Fraternities?

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I ran across this article gangs and fraternities. From reading this article I can see how a young person who have been in a street gang for a period of time. Then gets out and decide to attend college. If his mind has been shape by the gang, the fraternities life would look appealing to him. Therefore, I can see the attraction but, I would not go as far and say that they are the same. Even if they are coming from the street in to the college life. Across the country, young black men gather wearing matching colors, throwing up signs with their hands, and using unique calls recognizable and exclusive only to their circles.

Most would assume that this group is a gang. However, stepping onto a college campus would confuse anybody trying to identify these groups, because Greek-letter organizations share very similar customs.

The World Book Encyclopedia describes gangs as a group of people who associate with one another for social or criminal reasons.

A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity I…

When Should The Pastor Tell Your Business Before/After Something Happen?

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A pastor who says Stacy Peterson confided in him a few weeks before she went missing spilled details of their alleged conversation on national TV a few days ago.

Was that ethical?The president of the seminary that trained him says he can’t imagine “what would prompt that breach of confidentiality.” The confidentiality clause for pastors is real clear keep your mouth shut.


Schori is a former pastor at Westbrook Church in Bolingbrook, occasionally attended by Peterson, 23, and her ex-cop husband, Drew Peterson, 53, a suspect in his wife’s October disappearance. Peterson says his wife had a crush on Schori. Schori said Stacy Peterson called him in August. He agreed to meet her at a coffee shop. That’s inappropriate how you going to meet another man wife in a coffee shop or any place without him and it not look questionable? He takes what should be a professional relationship and set it in a social context that's wrong. What about the privacy! people over hearing what you are talking…

3rd Sunday( Woman Day ) Recitation!

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WOMAN! that is who we are
strong, black, beautiful, bold,
warm, blessed, faithful.

Women are God's created.
We are made in God's image.
We are daughters of God.
We live the sacred life.

Women are special!
We are happy, sad, passive, energetic,
Imaginative, elaborate, beautiful
We all exist in God's glory.

Women are daughters of God!
Strong and well and whole
We live the sacred life,
Teach and learn and do ministry

Women love themselves
We love ourselves well
Living regal queens
We are God's chosen in the world

Praised be to God!
Praised be to God!

3rd Sunday( Woman Day ) Welcome!

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To the pastor, other distinguished pulpit guests, officers and members of The Old Black Church, sister and brothers in Christ Jesus, and invitation to meet in God's house is always a blessed time. 

We have come to praise God, to celebrate our community, and to celebrating being women. We, the women of The Old Black Church, stand together in the name of Christ Jesus and welcome you.

 We welcome you to our divine goodness in song, scripture, and the preached word. We arise, with God's help, as women of courage, ready to do God's will, to do justice, walk humbly, and befriend our neighbors. We unite as women to serve the community and ourselves. Through Christ's loving grace, we leap over oppression from the outside and the inside.

3rd Sunday( Woman Day ) Prayer

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Father, grant all women a deep abiding understanding of Your purpose for their lives. You have made women strong, yet loving decisive leaders yet nurturers you have made women in your divine image. For this, Lord, we are most grateful. Please now grant women the fortitude to burst loose. Help them to throw off any shackle that might be holding them in bondage. As Your divine helpers shield them from fear as they realize that You are with them unto the ends of the earth.Amen

Today Prayer!

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Father,
I bless you and praise your holy name for you alone are worthy. With out you, the heavens would not light up and the earth would be cold. Father I thank you just because you are. I thank you for being my hedge of protection because I would be lost without you.

Father I ask you to help me submit to your will. You are in everything. While I am being shaped, help me to hold out until I am shape to your plan. Help me to hold on when I am faced with struggles during the shaping. I honor you Lord, for your faithfulness. I bless you Lord for your covenant with me and being Lord of my life. I pray Father, as I continue in this walk of faith you would bless my family, friends, and each and every person I am connected too. Even bless the visitors on this website.

I glorify you for being the creator and sovereign… able to handle all and slow to anger. I thank you each and everyday for not turning your back on me while I made mistakes, for you are forgiving and loving above all.
Continue to…

Grammy Award Nominations In Gospel Music. MY PICKS ARE:

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Here are the Grammy Award Nominations in the areas of gospel music. The Grammy Awards will be aired on Feb. 10, 2008 on CBS. My picks are (1). Best Gospel Performance: The Clark Sisters ( 2 ) Best Traditional Gospel Album: The Grand Final Donald Lawrence. (3) Best Contemporary and R&B Gospel Album: Free To Worship by Fred Hammond. Do you have a favor in Gospel Music if so who?
Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)East To West
Casting Crowns
Track from: The Altar And The Door
[Beach Street Records/Reunion Records] Blessed & Highly Favored
The Clark Sisters
Track from: Live - One Last Time
[EMI Gospel]
Never Gonna Break My Faith
Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige (Featuring The Harlem Boys Choir)
Track from: Bobby: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Island Def Jam] With Long Life
Israel And New Breed Featuring T-Bone
Track from: A Deeper Level
[Integrity M…

I Am A Target!

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"By this I know that thou favorest me"( Psalm 41:11). Satan doesn't want me to know that the favor is upon my life, and I have been blessed by God and given all the good things I enjoy. Actually he doesn't want me to think that God done anything for me. His lie is that I have no purpose, no power and no potential. You know that Satan really got me on those for years until I understood better. I understand I don't have a thing that God did not give me. I have blessing because the Lord is on my side. David understood that his enemies were attacking him because they could see the favor of God on his life. Do you understand that too? When I am under attack I don't under stand the reason for the attack and don't know how to respond. I be saying to my self why me Lord what did I do. I am blessed, that's why I am a target! They're jealous because of what God has done for me. How come they see it, but I don't? Have you been a target for Satan i…

Highly Favored!

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The angel went to Mary and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you”. She was chosen to bring forth the Son of the Most High. She was young, virgin, and soon to be married. Can you imagine the uncomfortable feeling Mary must have had? She had to face her fiancé, tell him she was pregnant, and then convince him the child was a Holy child. Her repercussions could have meant a sure death. There was nothing in that moment to confirm her story… no DNA test to verify this babe was from God. We are always asking for the favor of God, yet are you prepared to accept His favor when it is not convenient to you?

Mary would have felt much better if the Lord had waited until she was married, then consulted both her and her husband. They could have sat together, broke bread, and had an invigorating drink over the issue. That is how we think. We want it to be comfortable. Sometimes God cannot bless us in comfort. He wants to see our acceptance, obedience, and trust in the wo…

What Kind Of Heart Do You Have?

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Often in our lives we encounter individuals with a lack of training and respect. As a matter of fact, meeting people totally opposite is like a refreshing rain during a drought these days. It seems with the changing of the times there have been a change of heart status. The more people have to deal with, the colder and harder their hearts become. Have ya'all notice that too?

As Christians, we tend to echo the world sometimes. We get mad at our sisters and brothers; our hearts begin to harden toward them. We don’t talk to them. We don’t love on them. If they give us a compliment, we see it as a cover to whatever we feel they really mean. We even have named it as “hatin’ ”. But the Bible clearly states that we should not allow the sun to set on our disagreements with our brother or sister in Christ.

Typically, we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger (James 1:19). The key phrase is “quick to listen”. Maybe, your sister or brother did not mean to cause you any amo…

Would You Vote For Some One Who Is Not A Christian?

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A poll conducted immediately following presidential contender Mitt Romney’s faith speech last week found that about one out of six Americans still say they would not support their party’s nominee if that person was a Mormon. Being a Christian would you are could you vote for a Mormon? I would have to answer a no and a no to Huckabee to. If Mike Huckabee will throw Jesus under a bus what will he do to the America Public?
17 percent of Americans, including similar proportions of Republicans and Democrats, responded they were unwilling to vote for a Mormon presidential candidate even if the person was “generally well-qualified” for the position, according to The Gallup Poll released Tuesday. My question is would you Vote for a none Christian? If Yes/No why?

The Old Black Church Give Keyshia Cole Some Love.

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I love me some Reality TV as long as it is in good taste. The Way It Is , Run's House and Salt & Pepa. Kesha and her family has a lot of issues that I can relate to. I hope that her sister don't go through with killing her baby. What do you think about the show are do you watch it?
That’s just the way it is. From 6 to 60, it seems like everyone is watching the BET hit docudrama, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is. Give much credit to Keyshia and her compelling life story and how she was able to rise from a very rough and tough beginning in Oakland, CA, dealing with a drug addicted mother, and sister and lots of other drama to become a critically-acclaimed, platinum-selling R&B superstar. The Young man that produce this show is the same one that did Run's House.
The first season gave viewers insight into Keyshia early life’s and how she got to the top of the music charts which was an amazing story all by itself. Keyshia Cole was created for reality TV. She appears so r…

Worship ( Tuesday ) How Do You See John 3:16?

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I had an interesting conversation with my daughter the other day. She asked me why people always use John 3:16 on signs at stadiums, on bumper stickers, etc. I told her that many think of that verse as a good summary of God's Word. She said, "I know that, but WHY do they do that?" What she was asking was WHY use it? She had seen it on a shopping bag given out by a popular clothing store.

Her question was a good one and one with a couple of answers. 1st of all, the owner of any store is free to put any kind of message he wants on his customers' shopping bag. 2nd, the owner is most likely a Christian and believes that John 3:16 is a verse that will lead his customers to read God's Word. But what I took away from our conversation is my daughter questioning the purpose of a widely-accepted evangelical practice of stamping John 3:16 on everything.

We didn't end up condemning the use of John 3:16 (the word and numbers, not the actual verse), but that verse no longer…

Worship ( Tuesday ) Charlie Brown Christmas.

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How many remember Charlie Brown Christmas? I always had a heart for Charlie Brown especially when he got that sorry tree.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Tonight at 7 o'clock I will gather in front of the tube for a full hour with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Lucy, Sally, Pigpen, Schroeder, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they present the fortieth second annual televised presentation of A Charlie Brown Christmas. I was Young when this special first aired. I don't know that I've missed it more than a time or two since then.

I noticed in the TV listings that it will show again in December, for those who want to double-dip. I don't know about the repeat broadcast, but tonight stretches into a full sixty minutes (commercials included). ABC follows up with Charlie Brown Christmas Tales, featuring a vignette of each Peanuts character.

There may be more sophisticated animation, faster pacing, or deeper drama in other Christmas shows and films, but I can't think of one …

Prayerful ( Monday ) Jesus In A Big Box!

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One of Washington state's biggest congregations opened its largest church campus on Sunday. For the church, it's a greater opportunity to bring more people to Christ. For others, it's another "big-box building."

Christian Faith Center is the third-largest building project in Federal Way, Washington – only smaller than the city's Crossings shopping center and Wal-Mart Supercenter. Its main building is 219,000 square feet and includes a sanctuary that seats 2,500 which can be expanded to 4,500 seats. And that's only the first phase of the $70-million building project.

Like many megachurches, Christian Faith Center houses a production studio, a cafe, espresso stands, a book store, Bible school, and a game room.

"This isn't big for Microsoft, this isn't big for Boeing, this isn't big for the Seahawks. So why's it big for a church?" asked co-pastor Casey Treat, who says the competition isn't other churches but such large venues as Di…

2nd Sunday ( Song ) by: Ce Ce Winans O Holy Night

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2nd Sunday ( Song ) by: Soul Children of Chicago Silent Night.

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2nd Sunday (Question ) Can You Become an Ex - Gay? G Craig Lewis Says No.

I found this clip of Lewis talking about gays in music and in the church. I have a problem with Lewis attack on people in general. If professionals say it is more to being gay than just being in our mind why the attack.
I am a heterosexual woman and I don't understand how someone can say I will change my sexual desire for men to a desire for women just by saying it. That is why my self I don't stand and judge people because we just don't know. It is easy for me to say they can change because I am not the one dealing with that choice.

For many years mental-health professionals have taken the view that since homosexuality is not a mental disorder, any attempt to change sexual orientation is unwise. But for healthcare professionals to tell someone they don't have the right to make an effort to bring their actions into harmony with their values is wrong. If a person want to make an attempt to change their way of thinking why not let them.
There are no scientifically rigo…

MegaFest Goes To Africa.

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After a yearlong hiatus, MegaFest – the hugely popular family-friendly festival that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people to Atlanta – will return in October 2008, this time as MegaFest International.

"At the previous MegaFest events, we had people attend from all over the world, all ethnicities, all religions; so many different cultures were in the room," said Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas. "As I looked out, the feel was so much more aligned to an international event than a U.S.-specific event."

MegaFest launched in 2004 at the Georgia World Congress Center as an experience for the entire family, featuring concerts, seminars, and speakers. The inaugural event drew an overall record-breaking attendance of 560,000 and had an economic impact on the city of up to $125 million. The highly successful festival returned to Atlanta the following two years but attendance fell.

A 2007 MegaFest was cancelled along with plans for a 2008 event until…

Gambling On The Church.

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I know there are some churches that sponsor bus trips to thecasino to gamble is this right? The Church see divorce as regrettable, family violence as detrimental. The church tell us about alcohol, tobaaco and other drugs. But not about gambling Why? Gambling is a menace to society deadly to the best interests of moral social encocomic and spirtual life and destructive. I know that gambling is a poor stewardship of God's gifts. Gambling has caused financial ruin for millions has destoryed families relationships and lives. I know alcohol has destoryed families too I am interested to see what most people of the church think about Gambling as a whole. What are your thoughts on this?