Friday, 31 October 2008

The History of Halloween!

Well, its that time of the year again where people get all dressed up all in the name of satan! (sorry i mean halloween) But do we really know what halloween stands for? what it represents?
I do not celebrate it because having researched the history I cannot celebrate a day that glorifies evil and death. Have we come so far, that we can put on a costume without finding out the origins of the celebration.
Do we realise the impact our actions have on the rest of the world? Do we realise that as we are running around "trick or treating" , there are a group of pagans and druids offering up blood sacrifices all in the name of and to satan to commemorate the day.
If you are a Christain and you celebrate Halloween I advice that you research the history before you continue with the "festivities". heres a link to inform you on some of the history behind Halloween.

Personally I chosse to celebrate life in it's entirety. the Bible says that Jesus came, died and rose again so that we would "have life and have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). Hence we should be concerned with life not death. Selah

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The Clark Sisters

My oh my can these sisters belt out a tune, you tube once again has helped me to discover some old and new gospel artists. I was given their miracle album about ten years ago from a brother at my church and at the time I was too young to really appreciate the skills behind theses ladies vocals but having recently stumbled across a few of their videos on YouTube I just say i am extremely impressed. have a look at the link I've posted I'm sure you too will be impressed!


I decided to start bloggin again because more often than not I am confounded with thoughts on what society or people in general believe we should do. We (as a nation) have slipped so far into doing what feels right that our opinions now are so manufactured. Not many people seem to be original; everything goes just as long as the society says its good!Nowadays it’s ok to get drunk and lose your respect and your dignity and embarrass yourself every Friday night. All in the name of “fun” It’s become a ritual to some, if they don’t get wasted on the weekend they feel incomplete.Every Monday when I get to work the first 3 hours of the day are spent listening to stories of various drunken antics that occurred during the weekend. Each person trying to outshine the other based on the amount of alcohol they were able to consume in one night. I find it totally embarrassing! Mainly down to two reasons.The first being my background. I was raised in a strict African household, with strong morals and values. Self-respect meant the up most and still does!. Every child in my environment was trained and raised to show respect to others as well as exude respect.And not in the boring sense! Instilled within us was the mindset to always consider the result before the action. So as to avoid disastrous consequences.This did not mean that we lead a shelter life and never made mistakes!! Of course we did- everybody makes mistakes its just meant that we were more aware of the consequences than of the actions. But I am thankful for my heritage because it has grounded me in ways I can never repay.The second reason is because of my faith. As a born-again Christian, the bible is my daily manual I can’t leave home without taking a dip into it. It has been a force to reckon with in my life. Without it I don’t know where I would be today. It helps me with decisions I make and it lifts me when I feel down. When any of life’s problems come my way I simple delve into it for a quick gulp of wisdom and it works every time.Because I strive to make sure that my life is based on what the word of God tells me to do, I find it hard (most times impossible) to agree with any thing, person or opinion that goes directly against the word of God. I just cant stray from it. It has been too good and too true to me, so my opinion is to forget what society says! As far as I’m concerned they can shut up! I’d rather focus on what God says. If it isn’t of God then I don’t want to know. Selah!