Showing posts from May, 2011

Lord Have Mercy

Too many people these days, naming and claiming, and too few people kneeling and pleading...
'Lord Have Mercy On Me'

By Michael W. Smith
Jesus, I've forgotten the words that You have spoken
Promises that burned within my heart have now grown dim
With a doubting heart I follow the paths of earthly wisdom
Forgive me for my unbelief
Renew the fire again

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy on me

I have built an altar where I worship things of men
I have taken journeys that have drawn me far from You
Now I am returning to Your mercies ever flowing
Pardon my transgressions
Help me love You again

Repeat Chorus

I have longed to know You and Your tender mercies
Like a river of forgiveness ever flowing without end
I bow my heart before You in the goodness of Your presence
Your grace forever shining
Like a beacon in the night

Gil Scott-Heron

April 1, 1949 - May 27, 2011

From His website:
" American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”.

The Revolution will not be televised

Home is where the hatred is

The Bottle

I'm new here

"Turn around, turn around, t…

Religious People, I can't take them...

A strange title for a blog post from a Pastor to be sure, but an accurate one. I find that the more deeply one studies the scriptures, the more seriously one takes what they read, and the more determined one becomes in the application of the Word of God in their daily lives, the more friction occurs with others of supposedly ‘like faith’. This was initially surprising to me, but I have now come to accept it for what it is, and more importantly I see that once again, Yahshuah/Jesus was quite right in his assessment of the religious world.

In America today, we are surrounded by ‘religion’. There are religions of all sorts, shapes, practices, and beliefs, and unfortunately much of it claims to be ‘Christian’. Am I of the belief that anyone is 100% correct, no. I would never make such a statement, it is far too na├»ve.

However, it is clear that far too many people in the ‘the church’ rely on the teachings of the men and women under whom they sit, and do not spend nearly enough time reading…

Dancin' with Wolves 4

The Pimp Chronicles, Episode Four
Blogger's note:
I recently came across the journal of 'The Right Reverend Riley R. Robinson'
Prophet, Pastor and Presiding Prelate of the
True Anointing Church, Kentucky (TAC KY)

May 17 2011

So I came across a guidebook, on how to keep control of the flock. You can't have them sheep wanderin', you know.
Anyway, here's a tip for y'all who wanna make sure that they don't get outta line...

The formula for Spiritual Character Assassination
And congregational control
– By Roscoe D. Levygne

In leadership, control is key. The Sheep must be led, and it is the responsibility of the shepherd to show them the error of their ways, while lovingly correcting them. The rod corrects, while the staff guides.(Psalm 23) There comes a time though, where one sheep has to be made an example of, in order to keep the others in line. Inevitably, you will be challenged. When this happens, the following strategy should be deployed in order to have …

Oprah's last show...

I heard today that the Oprah show will end soon, and as I began to ponder it, a dream sequence began...

In the middle of her last show, after a particularly touching montage of the 25+ years she has hosted...

She stands, center stage, surrounded by those who owe her their careers and her favorite guests and suddenly, without warning...

Pulls off her face and hair revealing mottled, scaly flesh and gnarled horns, and she spreads her leathery wings, and opens her gaping maw to bear her long rotting flesh-flecked fangs, utters a deep throaty growl, announces herself to be:

Orpaoh (Or-Pah-oh ) the reaper of souls,

That which up to now has been known as Gail begins its slow descent from the ceiling where it has been poised upside down since the show began. In its natural state it is Luthu, spawn of Orpaoh the reaper...

Orpaoh hisses for silence amid the terrified screams of the audience, who are only then beginning to realize in horror, that this is not some TV trick, and that something …