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Your thoughts: Female preachers/ministers?


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As a woman, I know all too well the ups and downs that women go through in life. The miracle of childbirth, the countless hours of homework, chores, cooking, wiping butts, wiping tears, listening to your husband tell you about who knows what (because you’re only halfway listening to him)….”Yes, dear”…”Oh, really?…”Wow.”…..Yep, it’s called multi-tasking. Although most men would say we are ignoring them, actually, we are listening to you and at the same time planning dinner, setting aside time to “play” with you later and determining what time to put the kids in the tub.

It’s mentally draining. But, even with all of women’s star qualities, we still are underpaid, overworked, unappreciated and sub par in some people’s eyes. But, we also are genuine, thoughtful, loving, caring, supportive, heck, maybe even a little smarter.  🙂  We are just as good as men, right?

So, the hot question today on my Hubpages profile is:

Are women fit to become teachers or ministers?

You really must join in on this one. There are all sorts of views and comments being made…from “women have their place”…to…”why not?”.

The woman in the picture is Joyce Meyer, a female minister, who, unlike some preachers has an approach to preaching that’s like none I’ve ever seen. Because she is a woman, does that make her message any less worthy than a man? Are men threatened by a woman who may be better at explaining things than they do? Is she stepping outside of her womanly duties by spreading the Word of God?

I’m loving all the drama…but more importantly, its great to see how others feel on this subject and open up some sort of dialogue. Want to put your 2 cents in? Or read what others have to say?

Sound off by clicking  here.

Or copy-and-paste the link below. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

http://hubpages.com/question/154259/do-you-think-women-should-be-allowed-or-are-fit-to-become-preachersministers

 

Like this post? Why not repost it or tweet it? And, I challenge everyone who has not heard or seen Joyce Meyer, to check her out and judge for yourself.

Blessings to all,

Stayingalivemoma

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Evicted: 101 year old woman thrown out in the street


What kind of world are we in where someone would actually put a 101 year old woman out on the street? Hearing this makes me cringe. Watching the video makes me cry. Literally, it made me cry. You can watch the video here:

(I must warn you and let you know that it is a little unsettling watching the woman)

http://www.wxyz.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=10783

We really need to find ways to pull together. This world is going to hell in a handbasket. We need prayer people, we need people to pull together and find ways to actually help, not just talk about it. Let me know what you think. And if you need help with rent, diapers, food, utilities, read my article. It has great tips and links that REALLY CAN HELP YOU.

As for those people who actually carried her things out and put them on the street, I know you were just doing your job, but shame on you. I’ve always thought that you job reflects the type of person you are; or at least it should. Had it been me, I probably would have been out of a job because I have a conscience.

I have nothing but deep admiration for anyone that has been blessed enough to live that long. She is a wealth of history of trials and tribulations and perseverance. If you know someone who is elderly in your neighborhood, stop and ask them how they are doing. Ask them if they need anything. Strike up a conversation. Cook them a meal. Give them a ride. They are everyone’s history and they deserve so much more than what we give them.

For assistance with your own rent, utilities, etc., click here: Help or Assistance Needed? The Art of Living Hand to Mouth

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Why are our churches failing us?


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I called a church the other day to get help with my light bill because it was going to be shut off that day.

It’s not that they couldn’t help me that upset me; it’s that they wouldn’t.

You’re not in our area anymore. Sorry. Sorry? That’s all I get? What ever happened to love thy neighbor?

‘You’re not a member of our church so screw you needing help.” Too many times, we hear about churches welcoming us into their “church home”. Come as you are, we are stewards for the Lord, blah, blah, blah.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an atheist, I do believe in God, I am a born-again Christian. But time and time again I get burned by the very people who are supposed to be helping us. I need to eat, just like you need to eat. I need a roof over my head, just like you do. I have a family to support too.

How about you teach me how to fish so I can fish for myself?

Now we have priests raping young boys and megachurch pastors doing inappropriate things with its members and I’m the bad guy?

Hey, I know the church can’t help every single person that calls them. I’m not an idiot. But if someone calls you and they’re getting evicted tomorrow or have no lights on and you CAN help, don’t turn them away just because their not part of your “flock” or don’t live in your zip code or say Amen different from how you do.

Matthew 25 reads:

35‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in36naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?39‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

Come on churches! Don’t turn people away by being a cheerleader for your click. We need churches to help us, motivate us, impress on us! Stop stepping on our backs and looking the other way. If I have no gas in my car, how can I look for a job? If I have no phone or internet, how will jobs contact me? If I have no power, how can I cook for my kids?

Just a little something to think about.

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