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Uganda’s Invisible Children

Awareness starts with us, as we become aware we have a humanitarian right responsibility to pass on awareness. As a Christ follower, I am obligated to care about children…all children..all races, all sizes, all parts of the world.

As my own awareness grew in this part of the world, my heart breaks for these children, my anger flares against this government that chooses to pretend they are not there, and that this is not happening.  Do you know what is happening in Uganda? Go here and spend some time looking through the videos, google it..but please be aware, that children are being stolen to become a childrens army, killing machines or be killed, and the others who have not been stolen yet live in constant fear that they will.  Mother’s walk their children most of the day to get to a sanctuary that really is not fit for anything to live in, but they are together in a large group. They sleep there on the floor hundreds of them, and then they wake up and walk home and a couple hours will make the trip again to sleep.  They generally get something to eat once a day (if its a good day). They are the government of Uganda’s best kept secret.

Growing awareness is one way to help.  As more people know about these children, the government will be forced to care, not just in Uganda but in our own government, and countries around the world.  There are no figures how many have already died or how many have been taken, no one is counting, that makes it not happening..sooo very sad!  As a Christ follower, I have no choice but to care.  Jesus loves the children…He also said “I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was naked and you did not clothe me..Be gone from me”  I do not want to hear HIM say that to me. At the same time I look at their faces, and listen to their fear,  “these are children created in my image” goes through my mind over and over.  I am sure I will be updating this from time to time.  Praying that every one who reads this will find a way to raise awareness, to find a way to help.  They are children who should not have fear when they sleep that they will be taken, and killed if they cry, and forced to steal and kill more people.  A child Army..and the damage that is done to the ones that are killing….Please help the Invisible Children of Uganda…I can see them, can you?

This is how they sleep together, with a few adults looking over them with guns to try to protect them.

Child Soldier

Do what’s right, human rights are violated.  Created in the image of God…

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Can’t Preach That -revisted..worth it!

Yes we been here before, and it is worth a re-visit!! my son was entertaining me earlier in the week singing this in the pool, with all his Hammer moves.. Now I know you all remember “Hammertime” and “can’t touch this” .  This is to the tune..”Can’t touch this”, and titled  ….

“Can’t Preach that”

(got this here from here)

Download/listen here

You can’t preach that. You can’t preach that. You can’t preach that.

Bad, bad, bad, bad preaching irks me
So hard, Makes me say, oh my word,
What are, you teaching me?
What am I to try to think, heresy?
It’s no good, and it makes me frown,
A really bad exegete breaking it down,
So put it, out of reach
Cuz this kinda stuff, uh, you can’t preach

I told you Joel Osteen
You can’t preach that

Yeah, that’s what you preaching and you know…
You can’t preach that

Get a commentary or something…man…
You can’t preach that.

Yo, let me bust some exegesis
You can’t preach that.

“Send your money, and see
Your bank account grow, you can dress like me.
So move, off of your seat
And get a credit card and catch this beat,
You’ll be rolling, hold on,
The blessings come a flowing
You won’t know what’s going on,
like that, like that
Your bank account growing till it’s really really fat,”
Now that’s dirty, like sand at the beach
And that kinda stuff, uh, you can’t preach.

Yo, I told you Creflo Dollar,
You can’t preach that.

Why you keep preaching that man,
You can’t preach that.

Yo, read you Bible, it ain’t in there man,
You can’t preach that.

You want a choice or freedom
Make your decisions, you know you need um.
Now, you know,
If it was up to you you’d always say “no”
You think, you’re right
You call us heretics all day and night

So stop your crazy speech,
Cuz that of stuff, uh, you can’t preach

That’s word Dave Hunt, cuz you know,
You can’t preach that

Man, where are you getting all that stuff from?
You can’t preach that

Man, why you got to call us heretics?
You can’t preach that

Why don’t you just go write your Berean Call,
Break it down.

Stop…Schuller time

“Go with the times,” it is said,
If you preach like this then your preaching is dead,
So wave your hands in the air
Do what you want, people just don’t care.
Just tell them, some tale
About a puppy dog that lost his tail,
Now ready, set, and jump
Just for a minute let’s sell lots of junk.

Junk, junk, junk

Yeah,
You can’t preach that

Look man,
You can’t preach that

You better get right man cus you know you can’t
You can’t preach that

Read your Bible
School’s back in.

Break it down.

Stop…Phelps time…

(long interlude)

You can’t preach that
You can’t preach that
You can’t preach that
Break it down

Stop…listen up

Paul and new perspective, health wealth, prosperity,
Emerging church, gay marriage, and liberality.

Now why would I ever care for this junk,
I listened to these preachers and each one stunk.

They’re all around the world
From London to L.A.

It’s send me this,
send me that,
send me what you got,
And you’re blessing’ll come today.

You can’t preach that.
You can’t preach that.

Break it down

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Changing the “want to”…

Lord God, our Father in Heaven, we are sadly mistaken..or we are blatantly defiant… we need you to change our “want to”, and cause it to line up with Yours.  We cry, plead, and whine through the storms, yet we make our home there.  You say, “thou shalt not…” and we say “I want to”.  Soften our hearts to your will, help us to keep your Son foremost in our thoughts, who was Obedient to Your will, even to death, on a cross. Help us to remember that we will not go through anything that HE has not experienced and that You know exactly what our fears are, even more than we do.  You alone have authority over everything, change our “want to”.

Often I am confronted with a struggle, a battle of the Wills.  Whether it is with my children, or it is between me and God. Both are situations where someone will lose the battle.  We can become consumed with what we want, and feelings are not always right, and emotions can be disasterous if allowed to make choices, especially life altering ones.  When God has clearly said “do not”, HE MEANS IT!  We will not change HIS mind, this is not a compromise, and HE does not love us more than the one that was rebuked for the same thing…So…why do we push the ticket?

Maybe in all our intelligence of theology, we have lost sight of who HE is.  HE is Holy. HE is Supreme. HE is Pure. HE is our Father who will do whatever it takes to make us look to HIM, and to choose HIS way.  HE calls to us for Obedience, and yet we think we have a choice. The choice is..walking in the blessing or walking without it.  Repercussions to our choices are sometimes more painful than just making the right choice. (this one i know)

God opened up HIS mouth, and we have creation in all its awesomeness! HE hung the stars and named them, I can’t even count them much less call them by name.  HIS plan is more than we can comprehend..HIS power is limitless! HE can change our “want to”, HE can change our “mood and attitude”.  HE will not hear our cries in direct disobedience, unless it is in repentance.  If we are playing a game, to have our “want to”, then later repent when we are done with the thing…oh HE will forgive, but you will feel the repercussions…because HE will not be mocked, HE won’t have it…

Disobedience is not ever rewarded…

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Have you seen her?

You know,.. the girl who looks tattered and torn? Maybe covered in tatoos, maybe just not very easy on your eyes…I am sure you have seen her. My question is, how did you respond to her? or if you responded at all?

I wonder how many times Jesus has put her or him in our path and we choose to cross the street, or look else where.  Did it even cross our minds to make an eye connection with her/him, and maybe offer a friendly smile? Maybe even say “hey, how are you?” and then stand and listen, maybe offer to pray for them with them, maybe offer to take them to dinner, or invite them in for coffee, and try to extend a friendly hand?  Its hard I know…but what a terrible thing it would be if Jesus were disguised, and we rejected HIM..i think about things like that. 

I don’t think its good or cool to just ignore these people and call our selves blessed, and go home and write check to our favorite ministry, or sign up for a missions trip and forget the person we pass on the way to the grocery store who holds a sign …”will work for food”..you don’t have to leave the US to find them, they are here.  (no kick on missions trips – love them, love the hearts God sends on them) Just wondering…why there are so many stickers and shirts and hats with “what would Jesus do” and not many looking like Jesus?  maybe they are not telling us they know, maybe they don’t know what Jesus would do…just my brain….

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What are you reading?? or watching…

You do realize we are responsible for alot of what goes into our minds and eventually becomes a normal thought process?  So I thought I would check in with all my peeples and see just what are you reading and watching..

I will go first..

reading – I Dare You, by J.Meyers

reading-Esther in the Bible , by GOD, and studying under Beth Moore for this one.

watching- guilty of Fox News channel, but limiting it to an hour a day, or I could just hang with them all day.

Okay..your turn!!

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