A Though For Today

God never promised that we wouldn’t have challenges. In fact, He said just the opposite. His word says, ‘Be truly glad!…these trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure…’ so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube of fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day of His return.”
― Joel Osteen,

Creflo Dollar

650 Dollar Gulf Stream Airplane

Over time we have witnessed pastors becoming more and more greedy. They are skillful at manipulating their congregation and find ever scripture in the bible to convince them to sow monetary seeds. That is not a bad thing if the people themselves were benefiting from the fruits of these seeds. The problem is they sow the seeds and the pastors reap the fruit and they make themselves richer while their congregation remain poor.

Creflo Dollar’s request that 200,000 thousand people each sow a $300 seed for him to acquire a Gulf-stream G650 airplane show the level of greed that exist in the church. People like Creflo Dollar have a sense of entitlement and they are so caught up with their own selfish wants that they become blinded to the needs of others. They proclaim to teach the word of God but they need to stop and ask themselves is this something that Jesus would have done?

How about raising the money to build houses for the poor, provide college funds for those who have the potential but not the funds to go to college. How about helping to feed the millions around the world who are starving. How about providing clean water to countries whose people still do not having running water. How about helping others instead of wanting to live this life of luxury that makes you feel that travelling in a commercial plane is not for you and you need your own private Jet. I am all for Creflo Dollar owning his sixty-five million dollar jet but he needs to buy it with his own money.

Matthew 24:Verse 24 give us a warning on what to expect it says:
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Again in Luke 18:25 Jesus said;
“Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

I believe many pastors start out with good intentions but along the way become so overcome with greed that they lose their way and they become captives of money. They thirst for it and that thirst is never satisfied.

Thought For Today

“When you are tempted to get discouraged, remind yourself that according to God’s word, your future is getting brighter; you are on your way to a new level of glory. You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come. You may not be everything you want to be but at east you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be.”
Joel Osteen

Fire in Brooklyn claims Seven Lives

The tragedy in Brooklyn is a reminder that in the blink of an eye tragedy can strike and precious lives lost. This is not easy… the pain of the family unimaginable.It is like having a nightmare then wake up to find that the horror  is real. I can’t think of words to give this family comfort but I hope the words of this song might bring solace.

Farther Along

Tempted and tried we’re oft made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long While there are others living about us Never molested, though in the wrong

Farther along we’ll know all about it Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine We’ll understand it all by and by

When death has come and taken our loved ones It leaves our home so lonley and drear Then we do wonder why others prosper
Living so wicked year after year

Faithful till death said our loving Master
A few more days to labor and wait
Toils of the road will then seem as nothing
As we sweep through the beautiful gate

When we see Jesus coming in glory
When He comes from His home in the sky
Then we shall meet Him in that bright mansion
We’ll understand it all by and by

Farther along we’ll know
all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by.

Elaine, Rivkah, Sara, Yeshua, Moshe, Yaakob, and David Sassoon today you are all safe in the arms of the angels and maybe someday your family will understand why.

Prayers for the father who now has the daunting task of burying his seven children while his wife and other daughter fight for their lives.

A Thought For Today

“Too many people are living below their privileges. It’s because their vision has been clouded by past mistakes, disappointments, or how they were raised. They don’t feel like royalty. They don’t think they could be successful and really accomplish what God has put in their hearts. But I believe today, as I’m speaking faith into you, something is happening on the inside.”
― Joel Osteen

A Thought For Today

“The Law of the Garbage Truck,” was this: “Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. It doesn’t have anything to do with you. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me, you’ll be happier.”
― Joel Osteen,

A Thought for Today

God knows your value; He sees your potential. You may not understand everything you are going through right now. But hold your head up high, knowing that God is in control and he has a great plan and purpose for your life. Your dreams may not have turned out exactly as you’d hoped, but the bible says that God’s ways are better and higher than our ways, even when everybody else rejects you, remember, God stands before you with His arms open wide. He always accepts you. He always confirms your value. God sees your two good moves! You are His prized possession. No matter what you go through in life, no matter how many disappointments you suffer, your value in God’s eyes always remains the same. You will always be the apple of His eye. He will never give up on you, so don’t give up on yourself.”
― Joel Osteen

THEFT or MISPLACED FOOD ITEMS??

Jamaican Food Items Goes Missing

A Bronx resident is still baffled about what might have happened to food items sent to a relative in Temple Texas. The food items packed in a USPS box was sent off from the Hillside Station in Bronx on February 18, 2015 for Temple Texas with an expected delivery date of Tuesday February 24th. The package arrived at its destination on Saturday February 28 in the condition seen below.

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If you notice one side of the box is missing and held together with tape. This could have been the result of poor handling which of course is not acceptable since the sender made it clear there was perishable item in the box, specifically…a cake. However that was not the worst part, the package arrived with half of the food items missing. Below is a list of the items sent and the items that the recipient received.

ITEMS SENT
1 tin (2.2LBS) Tastee Cheese
2 Doz Assorted Lasco
2 tins Libbys Corned Beef
8 pks Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn
1 pk 2lb bag roasted peanut in shell
2 pks pimento whole grain
1 pk thyme
2 pks Grace Chicken Noodle Soup
2 pks Grace Pumpkin Soup
2 pks Grace Cock Soup
3 tins Double Duece Ackee
Ginger
1 bt 340ml Wine&rum mixture
1 Fruit Cake
1 Hulla Hoop in case

ITEMS RECEIVED
Cheese None…item did not arrive
lasco- 1 Doz arrived
Corned beef 1 tin
Popcorn 5 pks
Peanut None…item did not arrive
Pimento None…item did not arrive
thyme 1pk
Chicken noodle soup 1pk
pumpkin soup 1pk
Cock Soup 1pk
Ackee 1 tin
Ginger
Wine&rum mixture None…item did not arrive
Fruit cake
Hulla Hoop
Interestingly enough the following items on the left arrived in the box. They were not a part of the original packaging and replaced the missing items. The items on the right are what arrived.

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Despite reports the sender has been unable to get any answer about the missing items or why the package arrived with other items packed in it that were not a part of the original package.

Below is the facilities that the package passed through en route to its destination.
February 28, 2015 , 7:54 am
Out for Delivery
TEMPLE, TX 76501
February 28, 2015 , 7:44 am
Sorting Complete
TEMPLE, TX 76501
February 28, 2015 , 6:40 am
Arrived at Post Office
TEMPLE, TX 76501
February 28, 2015 , 1:35 am
Departed USPS Facility
AUSTIN, TX 78710
February 27, 2015 , 9:52 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
AUSTIN, TX 78710
February 27, 2015 , 2:29 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
COPPELL, TX 75099
February 26, 2015 , 3:24 am
Departed USPS Facility
DALLAS, TX 75398
February 25, 2015 , 11:38 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
DALLAS, TX 75398
February 23, 2015 , 6:18 am
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07097
February 18, 2015 , 4:36 pm
Departed Post Office
BRONX, NY 10469
February 18, 2015 , 2:08 pm
Acceptance
BRONX, NY 10469

This package did not go through every post office in the entire United States. Someone somewhere in one of these facilities must know something about what happened to the package and which facility received it in a damaged condition. Forty eight dollars was spent to ship this package. The items were not insured but surely there should be some accountability. This is unacceptable and raises concern about using the US Postal System.
Do you thing this was an accident and the items got misplaced or it was deliberate theft. You be the judge.

A Thought for Today

“Certainly, other people can pray for you, they can believe for you, they can quote the scripture to you, but you must exercise faith for yourself. If you are always depending on somebody else to keep you happy, somebody else to encourage you or to get you out of trouble, you will live in perpetual weakness and disappointment. You must make a decision that you are going to be a believer. Take charge of your life and decide, “No matter what comes against me, I believe in God. I’m going to have a positive outlook for my life! Other people’s faith can indeed bolster yours. But your own faith will bring you a miracle much faster than anybody else’s. What you believe has a much greater impact on your life than what anybody else believes.”
― Joel Osteen,

Bobbi Kristina

After weeks in a medical induced coma the latest report on Bobbi Kristina condition is that some of her organs are shutting down. This is a serious and sad situation. I for one was hoping that she would pull through. Let us continue to pray for a miracle for as long as she is alive there is still hope. God raised Lazarus from the dead and He can bring her back from the jaws of death with Him all things are possible. Again let us all continue to pray for Bobbi Kristina.