- Created on 05 February 2013
Just when you think you have heard everything, something surprises you.
Just when you think you had heard it all, another malicious and alarming crime committed by a criminal priest, nun, minister or pastor, surfaces.
This one has to be one of the most shocking yet...an Evangelical Pastor managed to abuse victims after convincing them that his penis contains HOLY MILK. The criminal: Valdeci Sobreni Picano of Brazil.
Valdeci Sobrino Picanto is a Brazilian Evangelical Pastor. He has been arrested after deceiving the faithful using the name of the "Holy Spirit," by using these foolish lies.
This criminal pastor claimed that the Holy Spirit would secrete from his penis in the form of "sacred milk". This pastor said that his penis was blessed and that "the Lord had consecrated him with divine milk of the Holy Spirit" and, of course, he had to release it in order to "evangelize". Read the rest of this disgiusting story by going to http://www.christculturenews.com.
Who does this? It's disgusting.
- Created on 04 February 2013
It has truly been an Awesome weekend in the life of Fellowship Chicago music.
At the 2013 Stellar Awards we were amazed at winning in five categories:
- Song of the year: Charles Jenkins, “Awesome” — “The Best of Both Worlds,” Inspired People
- CD of the year: Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, “The Best of Both Worlds,” Inspired People
- Choir of the year: Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, “The Best of Both Worlds,” Inspired People
- Recorded music packaging of the year: Charles Jenkins, “The Best of Both Worlds,” Inspired People
- Traditional choir of the year: Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, “The Best of Both Worlds,” Inspired People
He wants you to know: “Thank you…Thank you…Thank you!!”
- Created on 30 January 2013
Positive thinking doesn't mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore life's less pleasant situations. Positive thinking just means that you approach the unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst.
Positive thinking often starts with self-talk. Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head every day. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information.
Do you find yourself drifting off into the negative when things are hard. Stop take a deep breath and say:
I Will Remain Positive.
Give it a try, and you quickly see how rewarding being positive can be !
- Created on 31 January 2013
Every day my kids have opportunities to feel proud and to want me to encourage them even further.
But rather than say, "Good job, that makes me so happy," I try to find a way to focus it on their efforts. In short, encouraging statements keep the task/ action/ problem/ accomplishment about the child, not about the parent.
Below are eight very simple things that you can tell your child any time to help them feel encouraged and ready to seize the day and take on new opportunities.
I love you.
I know you don't like doing this, and I thank you for doing it anyway. It really helps.
I appreciate your cooperation.
Thanks for helping.
I have faith that we can find a respectful solution.
You are capable.
I love you.
Our children need to know that you love them. It's not always easy to make yourself available to communicate with your children. But you must. Children do hear you. Start with these simple sentences today.
- Created on 28 January 2013
Javon Trotter, the mother of the girl, spoke out in response to the public's outrage, saying she's standing behind her father and is in disbelief about the way people have reacted.
"I'm upset, I'm hurt I can't believe that people would re-post the picture of my innocent baby and say bad things about my father who loves my baby and all kids," she told theGrio. "He would never do anything to harm them. It's hurtful for my whole family."
Social media has been the platform of commentary and criticism since the picture went viral, calling him a pervert and pedophile.
Javon attempted to clarify the incident saying her father was in the whirlpool Jacuzzi in the bathroom when the granddaughter walked in and asked her mother if she could join him. She then said her father and daughter put on swim trunks before getting in the water. Javon says she was present for the few minutes her daughter was in the water.
"I don't understand – it doesn't look bad. I would [have] never thought he would do anything [inappropriate]," she contends. "I don't know why people would think this way. I know my father and he would never do anything to his kids."
Bishop Larry Trotter of Sweet Holy Spirit Church in Chicago is defending himself against claims that he took an inappropriate picture of himself taking a bubble bath with his four-year-old granddaughter.
Trotter recently shut down his Instagram and Facebook pages after receiving a plethora of negative messages stemming from the photograph of he and his granddaughter in a tub. The bishop recently spoke to the "John Hannah Morning Show" on iHeart Radio where he explained the photograph that had people in an uproar.
"Javon took a picture, who is her mother, and one of my family members who has access to my Instagram and Facebook put it out there and I said 'that's paw paw's first lady'. So it was a totally innocent thing. I know some people never bathe with their kids, I've bathed with all of mine. When I was coming up, we shared bath water, I'm not ashamed of what I did, I am ashamed and hurt that it has gone out across the world and people have called me everything from a child molester to a pedophile to a nasty old man and that I should get out of the ministry... the vulgarities have just been terrible,"
This has been a busy week! It should be noted that Elev8.com has refused to post the picture.