Wednesday, November 22, 2006

American Music Awards

Was this an award show or a soft porn show??? I turned it on for a few moments when I was trying to see if there was anything good on TV last night. The "Pussycat Dolls" were performing. If it wasn't for the shoestrings they had on. One would have thought they were at a strip club with them gyrating around poles and on chairs. The lyrics to their song? Horrible. Just as bad as the Fergalicious song I heard lately.

"Fergalicious definition make them boys go loco
They want my treasure so they get their pleasures from my photo
you could see me, you can't squeeze me
I ain't easy, I ain't sleazy
I got reasons why I tease 'em
Boys just come and go like seasons

But I ain't promiscuous
And if you was suspicious
All that shit is fictitious
I blow kisses (mmmwwahhh)
That puts them boys on rock, rock
And they be lining down the block just to watch what I got"

Now I know why I rarely listen to secular music. And the kids now days??? Dear Father help us. What are they filling their minds with?? But the music and tune are so catching. I have heard more than once from a kid... "I don't listen to the lyrics... I just like the music". Yeah, and I go in to Cinnabon because I just like the way it looks in there. The smell doesn't affect me at all.

Back to what I have been ranting about for along time now. What is our call? Our call to holiness. Listen to Jars of Clay's "Good Monsters" or Skillet's "Comatose". You can have good music back with Godly lyrics. No, you won't be damned to eternal hell if you listen to the other music. But the line between right and wrong becomes harder to recognize.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Amen!!! Preach it brutha....

...ok I just read this blog and I HAVE to re-post it. you are looking for where I got it from.


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Current mood: angry
Category: Life

Christians!!!!!!! Listen up!

No JOkes in this one...sorry.. But I want to touch a major issue in the body OF Christ!

We can't be on the fence!!!! God is not happy with you having one foot in the world and one foot in the Kingdom!!! I'M screaming to you GET OFF THE FENCE now!!!

I'm talking to those that...Go to church and scream "hallelujah!" "Glory To God" and after, you rocking "50 cent" or "Jay-z" or Dipset (((ballin'))) on your ipod! I'm talking to those Christians that's right here on say you're a Christian who goes to church, and you own a bible....but yet your myspace page has music videos or music of dudes like "Nelly" or "Jay-z" or "Young Joc" and whoever else whose a negative secular artist! Some of y'all even have movie clips of actors cursing up a storm.

Not to mention you don't have the name JESUS or GOD anywhere on your page! I'm not saying everything on your page has to be Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. But I"m the type of dude...If I'm TRULY in love with someone....THEN THEY ARE GOING TO BE ALL UP AND IN! Can I preach on???

Quick question....why is it...Some people on myspace are saying I'm a Christian...but yet....their top friends are strippers? Or their influences are 50 cent, Lil Kim, Diddy, Snoop, etc. How can these people possibly influence you? How?!!! The people that should be influencing you is GOd, Jesus, your Pastor, that mentor that God has placed in your life!!!....HELLO?!! As a Christian... how is diddy going to influence me? Do we think about MORALSanymore? Some Christians are living with this attitude...-> " doesn't matter what kind of lifestlye your just matters that you're on TV and your it's all good. Your my idol" ...............and that's exactly what they are to you an IDOL......cause you worship him or her MORE THAN YOU worship GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry...but I'm tired of the GARBAGE!!!

Get off the FENCE!!!!

I"m talking to the Christians that bless God with the same mouth they cursing with! I'm talkin' to the Christians....that be at the clubs on the nights before they go to church!!! C'mon now!! Let's talk about it!!!

People listen... this is not to condemn's just some of us are sleeping on the fence..and we need someone to shout to us ..."GET OFF THE FENCE BEFORE YOU FALL!!!" Before you what? (((FALL)))

We must be seperated from this World!! We are in it...but don't have to be a part of it! We are to be soldiers for Christ! Meaning that wherever you are...whether at work, school, your block, park, picinic, wherever....your are to REPRESENT CHRIST TO THE FULLEST!!!! We should not be ashamed of the Name JESUS!!! Can I talk about it??? Well, I'm going to talk about it whether you like it or not!

We got Christian Youth...and Adults...that can SCREAM the name, Bow Wow, Chris Brown, Nelly, DIDDY....but when it comes to the name of JESUS.....oh they quiet! WE GOT CHRISTIANS WORSHIPING THE CREATURES...AND FORGETING ABOUT THE CREATOR!!!!!

C'MON Y'ALL!! It's time to get off the fence!! and when you do get off....jump down onto the right side! Jump down to the side that God as placed you on! It's time people!! This BLOG is written with Love in my heart for my brothers and sisters in the Faith!

Let's rep Christ to the fullest! All these famous people of this world did not die for you.........JESUS did!

If you're reading this....and you don't know Jesus as your Lord and savior ... holla at me. I'm not only about jokes...I'm about winning the lost for Christ. I'm also a Youth Minister.


We're not going to be living on this earth forever!!!! YOU HAVE TO LEAVE! BUT THE QUESTION IS....WHICH WAY ARE YOU GOING?

I love y'all God BLess!!

Minister C

PS....I have been guilty of some of these things I mentioned, but I made a decision to get off the fence! I pray you do the same.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

God = Gnat

""Completely understanding God is like a gnat drinking the ocean.""

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Wow.... we live in such a sex saturate world I really don't think that teens know what is right or wrong anymore. I was at a Christian concert event on Saturday. Standing down in the mosh pit during Toby Mac I saw a teenage couple standing together. The guy was NOT listening to the music. He was up behind the girl with his arms wrapped around her. They were both moving to the music. The girl seemed to be oblivious to the guy behind her and was intent on the content of the music. The guy on the other hand. I could tell his mind was drifting farther and farther from even knowing there was music. When he reached the point where he leaned in to bury his nose in her hair and his eyes were rolling back in his head the youth leader in me came out. I poked him on the shoulder. It took several moments for him to snap out of his trance and realize that something stepped into his world. Then he looked at me dazed and puzzled. I looked at him and shook my head. He smiled and said "Oh, it's ok". I Scowled and said "No, it isn't". At this point the girl realizes something is up. She asks him what is going on. He tells her..."Oh, nothing". She smiles and turns back around to focus on the music. She was soooooo completely clueless to what she was doing to this young man. I wanted to go talk to her in the worst way. But it wasn't my place. But come on people... don't we realize how our actions affect others??? She is standing there letting this young man go places mentally and physically that in the future will lead even farther down the path of sexual immorality. Please keep yourselves pure as God asks of us. Your reward will be a beautiful thing when you get married. Don't sell yourself away for alittle instant self-gratification.

-But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality- Ephesians 5:3

Monday, November 6, 2006

Christians can't have any fun in life.

Is that what people really think??

I was thinking about this at work today. I mean this weekend I go out and I'm put into a situation and conversations where I realized HOW MUCH God has been molding me this summer. I'm one of those freaky religious people. I read my Bible everyday. I rarely listen to secular music anymore (though at the moment I am listening to Norah Jones). In religious conversations I add my convictions even if it isn't going to be the popular view. But.... has God molding me for His purposes really made me dull???NO WAY!!! I think I'm having more fun living life than I ever have. In other situations this past weekend.... hanging out with good Christian friends... we were going between laughing so hard we wanted to wet ourselves to talking about our Lord and Savior. It doesn't get much better than this. Plus... I was thinking about my Lord and Savior today. Wow, I know.... go figure. But seriously..... he wasn't a boring stick in the mud. He also didn't sit in his self-righteous corner either. He hung out with the sluts, thieves otherwise messed up people. Love the sinner, hate the sin. This I have also been thinking about as the Marriage Amendment vote is occurring tomorrow. I'm voting "Yes" btw. But with situations like this you see the Christians that get downright ugly towards the homosexual groups. Hello... is this showing God's love to others??? Well I digress.... Jesus... he is at a wedding. They run out of wine so I see Jesus... "Psssstt.... hey mom.... check this out." So what does He do... make just ok wine???? No way... the Bible says he made the best wine! The whole coin out of a fishes mouth?!? Come on... He could have put it under a rock other something. Yeah... I'm a Christian and having a blast. Not to say there aren't the Job moments.... but I have the assurance that all things work together for good. It's the indescribable freedom of being "In Christ" Romans 8.

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Say what??

Trust Him no matter what and He is in control. But yet not in a sick dictator way. Like people that think God is in control of everything to the point where humans have no choice... so what's the point of even praying then. But God has our best interest in mind. Though we do have free-will and can do what we want. But as Christians what we want should be God's will and what He wants. So we need to listen and become open to knowing what His will is.

I sent that in an email to a friend in reply to their question "What has God been showing you lately?"

Friday, November 3, 2006


Revelation 3:15-16 "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth."

So are you HOT orcold? Or are you just satisfied to sit on the fence?? Be warned... that fence isn't the most comfortable thing to sit on.

So as Christians... do we want to be lukewarm or red HOT?? I for one am jumping off of the fence in the HOT direction. I don't really care if people look at me odd. Well odder than they do now.

So this past weekend something was really throw in front of me. Between circumstances and conversations and sermons and more 'random circumstances'. Darn, Shoot, Crap, Freakin', Gosh Darn.... etc etc. What up wit da slang?? I mean, shouldn't you just come out and say the REAL words?? You won't get 'damned' to 'hell' if you swear, will you?? Now I for one have been known to swear. Though I won't intentionally take the Lord's name in vain. G--D--- makes me cringe. Though the 'f-word'... yep... I've used it. Crap... say it all of the time. Shit... say it all of the time. Though why sit on the fence then??? Why not just go all the way and use the BIG words??

How does that look to outsiders?? What do they think when a Christian is using even large amounts of slang??? Are we in this for ourselves or to serve Christ and bring people to Him??

Holy cow/crap/man....

Holy= Exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness. Divine.

I don't know about you but I don't know of much crap or cows or men that fit that description. Sooooo.... are you going to sit on the fence? Back to the afore mentioned sermon.... Luke 14:25-35. Christ asks us to love Him more than anything else. I don't think that is to much to ask of us.

So... I'm not sitting on the fence. I have asked the Holy Spirit to bring to my attention the words that could offend and clean them up. I'm not satisfied being lukewarm. I really don't want to be spit out by HIM either.

Do you? What is God telling you?? Are you willing to listen, even if it is the most menial thing you would have never considered??