Monthly Archives: July 2009

Do What God Says

If you do what I say do you will get your breakthrough,that’s the words I heard while reading Joshua 6:1~21     How very awesome God is and he can make what seems impossible work  Hallelujah! I can just imagine the people of Jericho especially those standing guard,look at those old dumb Israelites down there marching & singing.Don’t they know they cannot defeat us,this is a well fortified city and they cannot get in! Ha they didn’t have a clue as to who they were dealing with,that’s just  like satan when he throws stumbling blocks in our path,he seems to have forgotten to  whom we belong! But if we’ll stand still,we’ll see the diliverance and help we need,and others  all around us will see our God’s help and be amazed at his power to help us. Then some will even come into relationship with Jesus,and that’s what it’s about helping others to see that God is indeed real! And you can trust him all of the time to do as he has said. Wow it is so wonderful the way God just opens up his word to me,I love it,and I love sharing hoping to help others on this journey home. And also reaching out to the unsaved and praying for them to get saved.

Love in Christ Pat

Renewing Your Mind

I heard a sermon this morning that was so good,talking about “renewing our minds” and why it’s important.It’s amazing what our minds hold onto and a lot of times it’s just useless junk,that’s why it’s so very important to do as God has said in Romans 12:2  Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

We have become so use to doing things our way,and the way others think we should do them that it’s really enough to drive you crazy.But getting back to basis is what we need ,for doing things God’s way is more profitable ,and long lasting.God works on the inside bringing about necessary changes on the outside,and as we stay in God’s word it  will bring about long term changes! God is so good and patient with us all,and I am thankful for that!

Love in Christ Pat

“Racism” It’s Still Going On

Dear friends, Two weeks ago outside Philadelphia, sixty-five children from a summer camp tried to go swimming at a club their camp had a contract to use. Evidently, the club didn’t know the kids were largely Black. When the campers entered the pool, White parents took their kids out of the water, and the swimming club’s staff asked the campers to leave. The next day, the club told the summer camp that their membership would be canceled and that they would refund their money. When asked why, the club’s leader said the “kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club.” A “Whites only” pool in 2009 should not be tolerated. The club’s actions appear to be a violation of section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act. Whether or not any laws were violated, a “Whites only” pool should be something every American condemns. I’ve just joined ColorOfChange.org in doing exactly that — will you join me, and email your friends and family asking them to do the same? We’re also calling on the Department of Justice to evaluate suing the facility under federal law. It takes just a moment to do both, here: http://www.colorofchange.org/swim/?id=2026-852485 Obama is President but that doesn’t mean that suddenly all is fine when it comes to race in America. This is a vivid reminder of what we know still lies beneath the surface. We all know stories like this one — similar incidents play out quietly every day in different communities across the country. The difference in this case is that folks got caught and there was a contract in place that makes for a potentially illegal act. Standing up now isn’t just about making things right for these kids in Philadelphia or bringing consequences to this swim club (called the Valley Swim Club). It’s about creating a climate of accountability everywhere. If we can publicly shame the Valley Swim Club and hold them accountable for this incident, it will make others think twice before engaging in this kind of discrimination. Please join me in condemning the Valley Swim Club’s blatant discrimination and calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether they violated civil rights laws. And please ask your friends and family to do the same. http://www.colorofchange.org/swim/?id=2026-852485 Thanks. Here are some links to more info: “Pool Boots Kids Who Might ‘Change the Complexion,'” NBC Philadelphia, 07-08-09 http://bit.ly/90Zyr “60 Black Kids Booted from Philly Pool For Being Black — Speak Out,” Jill Tubman at Jack and Jill Politics, 07-08-09 http://bit.ly/GkJTs “Valley Swim Club: Day Two,” Adam B at Daily Kos, 07-08-09 http://bit.ly/qbpSA “Section 1981 Summary,” Employment Law Information Network http://www.elinfonet.com/1981sum.php

These are the type things that disgust me!!!! So many people still believe they are better because of skin color,which is a lie.

Love in Christ Pat