The Poet’s Prayer: Lord Move With Me


Lord Move With Me By: Denise N. Fyffe Lord move with me. Lord, move with me through the shadows of my life. Move with me through the valleys, mountains, and deserts. Lord, many are they who rise up against me and many are they who say Haha there is no help for her in God. … Continue reading The Poet’s Prayer: Lord Move With Me

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The Poet’s Prayer: Lord Bless Me


Lord Bless Me By: Denise N. Fyffe Lord, bless me. Bless me in the hills and bless me in the valleys. Bless me today and bless me forever. Lord, bless me. When they rise up against me, bless me. When they storm against my gates, bless me. When they seek to do me harm, Lord, … Continue reading The Poet’s Prayer: Lord Bless Me

The Poet’s Prayer: Lord Let Your Mercy Speak for Me


Lord Let Your Mercy Speak for Me By: Denise N. Fyffe Lord, let your mercy speak for me, let it whisper above the roar. Let your mercy strive in my life, let it defeat my every foe. Lord, let your light shine through me. Let your love abound. Lord let your mercy be my rod … Continue reading The Poet’s Prayer: Lord Let Your Mercy Speak for Me

Revealing the truth about Charlie Sheen, HIV and Two and a Half Men – Part 2


Revealing the truth about Charlie Sheen, HIV and Two and a Half Men If you live a life or perversion, sin and immorality, you will certainly reap its rewards. For the Bible says: 'For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord'.- Romans … Continue reading Revealing the truth about Charlie Sheen, HIV and Two and a Half Men – Part 2

Revealing the truth about Charlie Sheen, HIV and Two and a Half Men – Part 1


Revealing the truth about Charlie Sheen, HIV and Two and a Half Men If you live a life or perversion, sin and immorality, you will certainly reap its rewards. For the Bible says: 'For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord'.- Romans … Continue reading Revealing the truth about Charlie Sheen, HIV and Two and a Half Men – Part 1

Preachers of LA: Acceptance of Shacking, Fornication?


Preachers of LA is churning along and with it a mix of controversy. Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney, and Bishop Ron Gibson are the featured ministers of this show. Viewers were probably tipping over themselves with all the issues that came to light in Season … Continue reading Preachers of LA: Acceptance of Shacking, Fornication?

Preachers of LA: Comeback flaunts it Lavishly


In Season 1, Episode 1, Comeback of Preachers of LA, viewers are introduced to the cast Clarence McClendon, Deitrick Haddon, Jay Haizlip, Noel Jones, Ron Gibson, Wayne Chaney and their family members. Though you are bombarded by how lavish a lifestyle they lead, - with flashes of 'Bentleys, range rovers, huge mansions, stylish suits, and … Continue reading Preachers of LA: Comeback flaunts it Lavishly

Preachers of LA: Staying True to the Thug Mentality and Swag


Episode 6 - Staying True to You was very intriguing and in keeping with the build up of drama on past episodes. Preachers of LA is proving its weight in gold and at the same time opening the eyes and hearts of people across the world. The focus this week was on Bishop Ron Gibson … Continue reading Preachers of LA: Staying True to the Thug Mentality and Swag

Preachers of LA: A Lession in Perspective and Priorities


Preachers of LA continues to unfold and reveal the difficulties faced by several American pastors, ministers and bishops. In Season 1, Episode 5 – Perspective & Priorities we get to see the pressures and expectations of a pastor who has thousands of members in his flock. We also come to understand that they are also … Continue reading Preachers of LA: A Lession in Perspective and Priorities

Lessons From The Real Preachers of LA


It is easy to understand the opinion of those who may view this Preachers of LA show and cry foul. Some may feel that these Preachers of LA are way off base in the way they choose to handle issues and live life.

Others may question why these preachers would even open their lives up to public examination and scrutiny by participating in a reality show. However, maybe the real question that should be posed is: Why aren’t more ministers, preachers, priests, rabbis, and other spiritual and religious leaders willing to place their beliefs and daily personal practices in open view of the public, or if not the pubic, at least to the church board, spiritual advisors, and ultimately the congregations that they lead?

Perhaps if other clergypersons were more transparent with the way they live their lives, and perform their daily duties and responsibilities, false and fraudulent activities would be more readily identified and checked, and sincere and genuine efforts would be recognized, acknowledged, and gain momentum. Perhaps an increase in accountability would result.

This show is not for the clergypersons who are acting responsibly, accountable to God, their church, or spiritual board and overseers. Rather this Preachers of LA is for the “yes” people who serve as deacons or church board members, who go along with whatever their clergyperson tells them without question, even when there are reasonable objections.

This show is for all of the people who accept membership in a church without reading the by-laws or understanding the tenets of faith of that church. The Preachers of LA is for the people who have questioned why certain preachers do the things that they do, and whether or not such preachers are practicing what they preach without deception.

This show empowers people to expect and demand accountability from their spiritual leaders in the same way those spiritual leaders demand and expect financial support from their congregants….

Thoughts

After watching trailers and previews for the new Oxygen Network show The Real Preachers of LA, it was easy to view the idea of such a show from a perspective of skepticism. The clips that were played on TV and radio commercials gave the impression the show would present a group of LA preachers who are unbalanced in their thinking and their way of life in regards to materialism and prosperity – preachers who seem to excuse what many churches consider to be “inappropriate” conduct and behavior, while reaping the spiritual, and even the secular, and financial protections and benefits of heading a ministry or church, or as the Internal Revenue Service refers to them, Charities-&-Non-Profits/Churches-&-Religious-Organizations.

However, after watching this show for several weeks now, the show has not only proven to be interesting, but it has proven to be relevant as well. The topics that have been discussed on…

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