Monday, December 19, 2005

Da Word... 136!

Gooood... Afternoon!

What's goin' on peeps? Christmas is right around the corner. Yo this year is flying by FAST! N e who, MERRY CHRISTMAS! Remember to represent Christ, and spit da good newz to peeps through action, words, or acts of appreciation. TRU! Aight, on to, da Word!


31 Then Paul said to the centurion and the soliders, "Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved." 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall away.
- Acts 27:31,32

See, Paul was on his way to Rome to come face to face with da Ceasar (if you've been following our story, Paul has been the ball in a game of ping-pong seein' different officials for his alleged crime. You should read these chapters, very good stuff!). So, homeboy is on this ship with a huge crew, soldiers, and other prisoners. They are sailing along, peepin' da weather, and low and behold... they become "lost" at sea and get rocked by MASSIVE hurricane force winds, crashing waves, da whole nine.

One of these nights, Paul gets a message from an angel o' Pops saying, "Yo, no one shall be lost potna, everyone will be saved, but the boat... nada." YEAH! So Paul spits this info to the peeps on the boat. I don't know if they thought he was crazy or not, but.... alas, da sailors are gettin' scared. They try to pull a fast one on everyone else and sneak out via lifeboat. Paul notices this and says to the Centurion and the soldiers, "Yo dawgs, unless these kats continue to rough it with us like homeboys, ya cannot be saved. Peeps will die brutha."

Now this is the interesting part, da soldiers go and cut the ropes to the lifeboat! Why in the heck would they do this? Why are they listening to Paul? I can think of two possible reasons they did. One, maybe they got a deep feeling that Paul was right. Two, they thought Paul was crazy and were thinking instead, "If we are gonna die, we are ALL gonna die. Screw that, ain't NO ONE pullin' a fast one on us!" There are probably other reasons they might have heeded Paul. But REGARDLESS... for whatever reason, selfish or not, these soldiers stopped the sailors from bouncing. The result, EVERYONE was saved. EVERYONE.

Who in the heck on that boat deserved to be saved? Proabably no one. Stuff happens. Get caught in a storm and bam, life can end. Paul of course wasn't worried, cuz he was in tiziiiight with Pops. But by His Grace, GOD stepped in and saved them all. Not through any action of any single individual, but by HIS choice. And most likely Paul, his agent to the Gentiles,
being aboard might have had an influence. Imagine the witness this would bring!

K, pullin' to a close cuz this is a long one. Bottom line, Pops is ILL! And even though we don't deserve anything, God, by His Grace, will step in and give us something. And guess what? He gave us a way to have our sins forgiven, and He gave us a way to have Life... both rich here and now and eternal in the after!


- patrick

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Da Word... 135!

Goood Morning!!!

What's goin' on PEEPS!! What's the word? Things here are going well. Work is streamlining, haven't had to put in any hours over 40 (very nice very niiiiice). My bamboo is growing quite nicely believe you me ;-D heh heh. And a bunch of Jiu JItsu students just got promoted (sweeeet!). Now they are more... how should i say.... deadly. Which means we get to play even more! Aight, on to... da Word!


Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?
- Paul (Acts 26:8)

You know, my dawg Paul has a point there... why in the WORLD are we so shocked and amazed... or think it too incredible that Pops above could raise the dead? I mean... homeboy *is* GOD........ That's BAM right there. Paul is like, "Yo, I mean come ooooooon, sumtim like that for God is a piece of CAKE potna! He is GOD.. duh! Raisin' peeps from the dead to Him is probably like what breathing is for you.. or even being able to comprehend all manner of items via sight and sound.. Yeah, it is ILL!!! But it is not so incredible as to render its possibility of occurrence void."

Paul is in disbelief that there are peeps who believe that raising the dead is too incredible for Pops above. Paul is just shocked and is like, "come on yo.... it comes WITH the whole GOD thing, you know... GOD, all powerful, creator of life, the one who is responsible that we even exist..... dude I mean come oooooooon."

So what can we learn from this? Simply, let's not put God into some box of our own creation that "bounds" him simply because we cannot comprehend the limitless reaches of God's ability. Realize that God is beyond awesome, and there are things Homeboy can do that... whoa.... I mean we can't even BEGIN to imagine what such things might be. But one day we'll catch a chance to peep some of this awesomeness. So don't limit God by your own disbelief! Cuz, my friends, God... is freakin' HUGE!

Aight yo, PeACE!


- patrick

Monday, December 05, 2005

Da Word... 134!

Hey hey!

Good afternoon! What's up! I missed last week, my bad my bad. Hope your thanksgiving was the "bomb diggity", heh heh. And now, Christmas is fast approaching, tru! Aight, on to... da Word!


And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our fathers that I am on trial today.
- Paul ( Acts 26:6 )

BAM! That's pretty much all I gotta say... BAM! That right there is straight commitment... tru loyalty to the cause, to Pops above! I mean, yo, my man Paul has been batted around left and right peeps! He's been dragged from prison to prison, official to official, goin' on WELL over 2 years, being tried and tried again cuz peeps were out to kill him... the list is ENDLESS. But did Paul waver? No way!!! Paul stood resolute, confident in the Lord. Why? Cuz Paul knew Pops above is da ILLEST, most AWESOME, and TRUSTWORTHY potna to have backin' you up SON!

If you got Pops, there is no reason to falter or be afraid. Paul had found truth, and he was tellin' it... so that ALL could come to know this saving and freeing truth. Most importantly, he stood by it, even though doing so brought him "hardship". We all know the quote, "Without struggle there is no progress." If we are not willing to take a stand and fight for that which we believe, ESPECIALLY if it is the TRUTH and that which will set ALL peeps FREE... then what point is there in believing it?

Paul is a bonafide example, he talked the talk, and walked the walk. He was not afraid to face the music and bear any apparent "pains". Why? Because of the hope that he will have life with GOD yall! He was in a win-win situation. By living and fighting, he could bring more people into a knowledge of the truth. If he passed away, he had a super fast ticket straight to Pops above. Therefore, remain steadfast potnas! Hold your ground! Do so in LOVE!

Nuthin' to lose, all to gain, trust in Him!


- patrick

Monday, November 21, 2005

Da Word... 133!

Hey hey! What's goin on people! What's the word! This "Da Word" is comin' at ya from FLORIDA baby! Yeah! I got here thursday night around midnightish. It's been nice bein' at home so far. Home cooked haitian food ;-D mmmmmm, old buddies, da whole nine. Thanksgiving is gonna be the bomb too. Be sure to give thanks on that day to Pops above yo! Be sure to give homeboy thanks everyday. Aight, on to... da Word!


As they stretched him out to flog him, Paul said to the centurion standing there, 'Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who hasn't even been found guilty?'
- Paul (Acts 22:25)

Have I said this before? I'll say it again, Paul is da MAN! Very very resourceful. Homeboy's got skillz, fa real. Here's a little background on the 411: Paul arrived in Jerusalem to spit da word and drop some knowledge, straight wreakin' havoc on Satan's realm. Eventually, da enemy got to work on the crowd, twistin' their minds and thoughts ever so clandestinely, and bam, Paul gets jumped, beat, arrested... da whole nine. Badmamajamma Paul takes it in stride, cuz homeboy is straight rollin' with Pops above. Nuthin' to fear, nuthin' to lose. A roman commander orded Paul be taken to da barracks, flogged and questioned. He wanted to find out just why the crowd was so riled and angry. Just when a Centurion is about to bust open a can o' floggin', Paul busts out with, "Yo! Son! You think it's legit to whup a Roman citizen potna? ... one who hasn't even been found guilty bro?"

CLUTCH potnas! Paul whipped that out at the clutch moment! The centurion backed off with a quickness. He did NOT want that mountain of bricks tumblin' on top of his head, no way peeps. Da centurion relayed this message to the commander, and, after some questioning, the commander was tremblin' in his boots too! No JOKE! See, Paul used a knowledge of the law to turn a bad lookin' situation, into one in his favor... BIG time. There are two lessons we can grasp from this. One is to be knowledgeable -- to know our surroundings, to know as much as we can about a given situation, and to be able to use this information in such clutch moments that will result in BaBAAAAM repercussions, tru! And further, we gotta be able to be resourceful and to use that resourcefulness in ways that will enhance our effectiveness.

The second is that Pops is strategic. It's no coincidence that father-man picked Paul to be his instrument to bring da saving Word to the Gentiles. He knew Paul was a Roman citizen, was very knowledgeable about many things, and was resourceful. When Pops and Paul worked hand in hand, Pops beefed up my man's skillz. Pops will do the same for you. Pops will use us as we are, working with us, beefing up our unique skillz, stations in life, and more to maximize our effectiveness in pumpin' peeps full of Pops, makin' heaven a packed place. Let's get this party started... WORD!

Aight, gotta bounce. PeACE!


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Da Word... 132!

What up whUt uP!!!!! Two days late I am I am! My bad, heh. How are things goin' on in da world? Life? Work? Family? Things here are going well. Went to the dentist today for the first time since I was a young kid.... been a loooong time. And guess what? NO CAVITIES! How do you like THEM apples Michel Rbeiz!!!! HAH HAH! Now don't you owe me a #6 Biggie Sized with Fruit Punch from Wendy's? I forget the bet we actually made, but I *KNOW* it had sumtim to do with grubbage ;-D Aight, on to... da Word!


In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
- Paul (Acts 20:35)

There he goes again! New Testament badmamajamma, my man Paul spittin' ILL truth! WORD! He is droppin' some last couple tidbits of knowledge before he leaves the Ephesians and heads to another destination to again spit the word. Paul is most DEF a tru soldier, heh heh. N e who, the key item that I'd like to bring out in this bad boy is the last bit. My man Paul is imploring these kats to remember da words of da Lord J himself, to remember that, "yo son! It is way more blessed to give, potnas, than to receive!" That is key peeps!

Why in the world would it be more blessed to give than to receive? Well, for one, da Lord J said so! In other words, Pops above done made a promise that if we give, He HIMSELF will bless us 10, 30, 100 fold! Yeah kid!!!!! That is ill, but that isn't what we should focus on nor what J wanted us to focus on. Cuz if we did, that would just be selfish. We'd be lookin for the reward that comes with giving. If that is so, what is the point of givin'? With a mentality like that, we'd only be looking at numero uno. No no no NO! What J is talkin' about is the blessing we receive when giving from the genuine, no strings attached, bottom of our heart potnas!

It's HARD to give without strings attached. It's like we are wired to expect at least SOME kind of recognition. Bump that yall. Think of the times when you gave without any expectation of receiving anything. Wasn't it awesome? You helped somebody out! You brightened someone's day! You UPLIFTED someone from the depths! That feeling is straight AWESOME! That is the blessing J is talkin' about! But that is only the beginning of the blessing! Uplifting another uplifts you. Such altruistic behavior is inevitably recognized by those around you and ultimately you are rewarded with trust, confidence, and closer friendships. Even if you don't realize it, a posse begins to form that will support you! They even begin to talk about you among many other circles. Who knows, then you might even get official recognition. And whoa wait wait... POPS drops some blessings on ya too!!!!

See, it is def, most def, much better, and way more ill, to give... than to receive.

Be blessed potnas! PeACE!


Monday, October 31, 2005

Da Word... 131!

Sup peeps? How ya livin'? Well I hope, well, tru! This past weekend I was in Texas to be a part of a big day in my dawg's life, homeboy got married on Saturday! TRU! Congrats again Alberto! Here's wishing you a long, happy, and fulfilled marriage. And may da blessings of Pops be poured out upon you and your household, word! Aight, on to... da Word!


The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another. Most of the people did not even know why they were there.
- Acts 19:32

Ain't that some stuff? heh, let me give you a little background. My man Paul and his posse were straight representin' in Ephesus. They were representin' da Lord Jesus so well that the kats making hand-made gods started to notice a drop in bizness. Peeps stopped buying these man-made statues of gods! Well, money talks, and these artisans were not happy. So they started a ruckus and got a mob together, straight seized a couple of Paul's potnas, and dragged them into some theater. These artisans were able to insite a crowd by claiming that Paul and his hooligans were discrediting their great goddess Artemis. boo hoo hoo.... But as we can see, it got to a point where the peeps in this mob didn't even know the reason they were there. .....RIDICULOUS SON!!!!!

Potnas, let's not get caught up in the crowd. Crowds are dumb, mobs are worse. Peeps see commotion and are like, "YO!! What is that! Let's get in on this... whatever it is there's a ruckus goin' on, WHAT!!!!!" That's wack potnas. Crowds can be as clear as this or very subtle. In either case, refrain from being swept along. Let's maintain our sense of individualism, and be sure to think for ourselves. Let's be sure to accurately weigh what we observe before us, and act in a manner that is thoughtful, not thoughtless. Let us not let the crowds blindly sway our decisions in all aspects of life including perceptions of success, sexuality, the role of family, respect and dignity, self-control, substances, ethics, da whole nine potnas!!!

Just because many peeps view wealth as success doesn't mean wealth *is* success. Just because many peeps view sex as merely a natural bodily function doesn't mean that we should engage in it as many times as one takes a leak or a dump (some things are meant to be cherished...). No, do not be swayed, but form well thoughtout opinions. Matter of fact, peep what Pops would say, how how my man J would act. You can't go wrong with da author of life.

Aight, PeACE!


Monday, October 24, 2005

Da Word... 130!

What up what UUUUP! Not too much over here, kinda hangin' out ;-D heh heh. I was about to bust this bad boy after I had e-mailed a friend earlier today. But then, I got called away... non-stop work after that, WHAM! heh, s'all good though. N e who, 'nuff of my banter, on to... da Word!


11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
- Acts 19:11,12

So, my man Paul was chillin' in Ephesus droppin' da word left and right like WHAT! Homeboy was hittin' up da streets, da synagogues, da lecture halls... you name it this kat and his posse were there straight representin' for at least two years b4 hittin' up another spot. Then the writer of Acts comes out with this summary to describe the sheer ILL STUFF that went down potna! See, apparently, Pops above did some hooooooooot miracles through my boy Paul. Matter of fact, they were so ILL that mere handkerchiefs, even aprons, held some of that God flow to put the whuppin' on sickness and demons.....

That is ILL son! Imagine, Pops above workin' maaaaad miracles through you, so much so that the mere cloth you touch has the juice to floor kats! That is ILL! And, potnas, that's just a mere GLIMPSE of the stuff Pops above can do! Now imagine if this God backed you up!!!!! OH MAN! Pops is awesome. That's one of the things to get out of this. The second is that Paul was mad tight with Pops, gave all glory and honor to Pops, and allowed Pops above to do amazing things thru himself. He put himself at the mercy of Pops. And Pops took care of him... but not just him. Because of Paul's willingness, Pops above took care of MANY peeps -- a straight pebble in water ripple effect. Imagine what Pops can do thru you... if you let him. Let's give it a shot and put ourselves at the grace and mercy of Pops... I can guarantee Pops above will take care of ya in ways that will blow your mind. Go on, give a little....

Aight peeps! Gotta bounce! Also, drop a prayer or two for parents in general. As we get older, they are getting older too, and health issues start emerging as well. So, take a hot second, and pray for their well being.


Monday, October 17, 2005

Da Word... 129!

What's up all! How's it going? Yo, it's getting colder and colder over here. Fortunately, the heat in my apt building got turned on ;-D YAY! for warm radiators! Makes my crib cozy, and toasty, tru! Aight, on to... da Word!


After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house, where they met with the brothers and encouraged them. Then they left.
- Acts 16:40

UH HUH! You catch dat piece of info in that there blurb that is da hotness? I'll spit it right here fa ya, "and encouraged them." It's interesting, my man Paul is like ALWAYZ encouragin' da bruthas and da sistas... ALWAYZ! And ya have ta ask yourself, "Why, in da world, is THIS brutha fa-ehva encouragin' peeps left and right? What is da secret behind this kinda bidness? What possible purpose or significance is forthcoming from fluffin' peeps' feathers?"

See, potnas, Paul was awesome. We also gotta remember he didn't just encourage peeps, he also laid the smack down. He spoke truthfully even if it would cut deep cuz to not speak truthfully to one another would be to stab your brutha or sistah in the back. Paul kept it real. And encouragement is DEFINITELY a big part of that. Encouragement is da bizomb. I mean, when someone encourages you, how do you feel? Man you start to feel tops! If you were down, you start to get uplifted. You begin to get MORE motivated. You start to have a better outlook on things. You start cheesin' more ;-D I can keep going peeps, the goodness that results is endless.

Encouragement, tru encouragement, is powerful. It brings people closer relationally and enhances the quality of life. Notice it is TRU encouragement, not the so-called encouragement peeps sometimes give to make someone feel good even though what they might be saying is not tru. Naw naw, directed, specific encouragement is where it's at potnas! It also gets people to think more of others and less of themselves. You know, that whole build people up thing, pouring into another's life. Now imagine if EVERYONE started doing this... thinking of others. You know what the collective cheesage on people's faces would be like? The collective joy? The collective motivation to do well and the collective genuine pride in one's work? People would feel appreciated and would respond in a way that is beneficial for all!

Aight potnas, I gotta bounce. Encourage a peep or two today ;-D



Monday, October 10, 2005

Da Word... 128!

What up what up? Hope things are rosy wherever you all may be. It's been raining like CRAZY over on these parts. In fact, it pretty much rained all day Saturday... starting to get cold too. OY! S'aight though, that means snow football is coming soooooon! Aight, on to... Da Word!


He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
- Peter (Acts 15:9)

WOORRRRD! Checkit, new testament badmamajamma Paul and his potna in ministry at the time, Barnabas, came to a head with some kats who came spittin' some CRAZY stuff like, "Yo yo yo yO! Unless you kats are circumsized, according to da custom taught by da original, da first, Moses, yooo.... you can't be saved son!" These peeps were spittin' this to the newly committed gentiles (aka, non-jewish peeps) who came to Christ. So Paul and Barnabas were like, "Yo, back up son, back UP! What in the WORLD kind of nonsense you tryin' to spit kid!?" Needless to say, there was a sharp dispute and debate that surged onward. So, they agreed amongst themselves that P and B would head up to Jerusalem to bring this question before da principle apostles (you know, J's hip original posse).

Cuttin' to the chase, one of J's closest apostles, Peter, stood and laced da track with some SIC truth. Followed by the finishing off maneuver played by Paul and Barnabas...... WAM.. BAM! Thank you very much! So, n e who, Peter spat the above verse. Peter pointed out that Pops above HIMSELF made no distinction, and demonstrated this by giving the gentiles the Holy Spirit, JUST AS HE GAVE the Holy Spirit to da apostles and the other Jewish disciples! No no no, he purified their hearts by FAITH! It is faith that has set them free and brought them saving grace. TRUUUUUUUUUUU! You GO Peter! What's the bottom line? There is no distinction between Jew and Gentile. Anybody who is anybody can come to know God, can come to be blessed by God, can come to know freedom and Life as they have never known before.


PeACE my bruthas and sistas!


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Da Word... 127!

YOOOOOOO! What up peeps! HOW ya LiViN'!!!! Yo it's been a hot second, yeah... buhlee dat. Sorry potnas ;-D These past two weeks have been pretty crazy (like staying at work from 9am till 11:30 pm!!!). Yeah, work has been a task master, heh heh. Peeps are going on vacation so deadlines are pushed closer, not to mention we're getting slightly short staffed... da result, patrick's got mucho work... but that's better than no work! BUHLEE DAT! n e who, on to... da Word!


The voice spoke to him a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'
- da voice... (Acts 10:15)

I mean... yeah! Who in their right man would step to Pops and be like, "yo man, why you tryin' ta give me that? Don't you know that joint is impure? heh, you must be tryin' to play a game on me cuz, heh, yooo... YOU of all beings has got to know... that right there is impure. Hey fellas fellas, Pops just tried to play a prank on me! checkit checkit..." ... I mean honestly.... that's STUPID!!! hah hah, alas, we keep doin' it ;-D n e who...

In this passage, my man J's number one apostle Peter was bein' told the above. See, Peter fell into a kind of trance. Homeboy was peepin' a vision son... a vision. And in this vision, he was being offered some four-footed animals, reptiles, and birds. A voice said, "yo P!!! kill and eat son!" And Peter, heh, my man Peter replies, "WHOA WHOA WHOA! No way Lord, I ain't NEVER grubbed on anything impure or unclean!" Then my boy Peter had to get schooled... 3 times! And then POOF, homeboy came out the vision... and there was a knock at the door.

See, Pops was preparin' Peter for this visit. Three dudes showed up and asked Peter to come over to their boss' crib (a Centurion...). All these kats, and the centurion, were not Jewish. And, see, back in the day Jews did not associate with Gentiles (non-jews)... and they certainly did not eat and chill with them in a Gentile's crib! Pops above wanted to eradicate that kind of thinking... hence da vision.

Moral o' da story? Da gift of Pops, da Word o' God, Salvation potnas, is for ANYBODY! We can't let our prejudices, our pre-conceived notions, and our own judgements stand in the way of a soul and Pops. We gotta realize that we are ALL creations of Pops above, ALL created in His image, and ALL loved by homeboy Pops. And that means Pops does not wish to lose anyone, no not even one. A brutha in Pops is a brutha and a sista a sista. Let us "not call anything impure that God has made clean." Aight, on to some other thangs I gotta do! PeACE!


Monday, September 12, 2005

Da Word... 126!

Hey hey, what's the word potnas? How ya livin'! Me? I'm hungry as alwayz... my lunch is in danger because my eyes are fixated on it like a hawk. heh heh. i've recently had newz about a couple friend's whose grandmothers passed away. If you can, take a moment and drop a prayer for them, and for grandparents in general. Aight, on to... Da Word!


Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them.
- Acts 6:3

Yeaaaa kid, a straight lesson in good leadership skillz (and practicality). See, there arose an issue. It was dope that the number of disciples (ie. peeps turnin' to a life of followin' da Christ and straight reppin' Pops) kept increasing with a quickness, but at the same time, da word says, the Grecian Jews among them had some beef with the Hebraic Jews (uh oh!!!). The former felt that their widows had been being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. One thing to point here, notice that these peeps were taking care of their widows!!!! They didn't just leave them to their own devices, nn nnn, naw lo. Widows were taken care of (as taught by my man J). n e w, back to da verse at hand.

So da apostles were like, "hmm, this is major, but we can't be the ones to handle all the waitin' on da widows... we gots ta head up da ministry of da word son!" And BAM! They decide that 7 kats should be chosen, and not just *any* 7, but 7 fired up and focused individuals son! YEAH! As a leader, ya gotta realize ya can't do everything. See that word "lead" there? Yeah, a good leader is able to delegate responsibility in a way that increases the collective productivity and well being of those he/she leads. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!

Not only did this free up time for the Apostles to continue to do the work they were called to (spreadin' da word far and wide) but it gave others a chance to partake in this ministry, to develop their skillz and abilities, to gain a sense of ownership or belonging, and to allow the body to pull together via involvement. Da pluses of this move keep stacking up! So bruthas and sistaz, let's put this into practice thereby pouring mutual cohesiveness, strength, and development amongst ourselves. But alwayz keep in mind the needs of others above your own and escape the trap of delegation for selfish reasons... cuz that kind just leads to catastrophe son! ...and a pounding jackhammer of a headache you do not want to have, buhlee dat!

Aight potnas, I gotta bounce. Grace and PeACE!


Thursday, September 08, 2005

Da Word... 125!

Yo yo! Sorry this is a few days late, heh heh. It's been CRAZY! MIT is kickin' off. Orientation went on, rush, recruiting, demos, events, da whole nine.... and work on top of that ;-D heh heh. S'all good though, it'll start to quiet down in the next couple days here. Anywho, on to... Da Word!


When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
- Acts 4:13

Yeah that's ROIGHT! That joint is hot. A little background, Peter and John were dragged into a showdown with the Sanhedrin (da Sanhedrin was like da high ruling court of all the top dawgs in Judaism, a straight SUPREEEEME Court potnas). Why? Cuz my boys Peter and John were straight reppin' Christ on da streets potnas... healin' kats left and right and doin' miraculous acts along with other way kool stuff yo! So da priests, da captain of the temple guard, etc, they all got mad nervous. They seized my boys putting 'em in jail for da night. And boom, the next day it was Sanhedrin time, which brings us to the verse above.

See, Peter and John were on the ball. They were straight bold kats speakin' truth and speakin' it without worrying what would happen to them cuz they knew they had the ultimate truth and it must be told! WORD! But these Sanhedrin members were MAAAD surprised! See, Peter and John... they were unschooled riffraff! Fishermen even! Da members of the Sanhedrin probably were like, "RIFFRAFF! And yet, they all up in here takin' it straight to us and we ain't got no come back!!!" Yeah kid! The key point in this verse is that the Sanhedrin were shocked and they took note that..... "these men had been with Jesus."

BAAAAAAAAM! No joke potnas, if you are straight rollin' with J, you will be emboldened and strengthened just like these kats were. You are no schmo spittin' crazy talk, naw, you are spittin' knowledge from on high. If you are rollin' with Christ it means you are tryin' to be like Christ, and if you are tryin' to be like Christ, then you will gradually exude the straight awesomeness that is Christ... there is no greater. Start reppin' Christ potnas! And prepare to shock and amaze! YEAH! And not for selfish gain, but for the eyes of all men to be opened! that all may become free and embrace the amazing wonders of life that is straight burstin' with energy to be unleashed.

Aight potnas, PeACE!


Monday, August 29, 2005

Da Word... 124!

What's UUUP! How are things going? Chillin' over here. Had a pretty long day at work, but i'm back at da crib.... HUNGRY! So, right after this, i'm gettin' some grubbage! buhlee dat! Raise some prayers to Pops above for the peeps being hit by Hurricane Katrina, especially New Orleans. Aight, on to, da Word!


Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are
good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they
are bad, your body also is full of darkness.

- Jesus (Luke 11:33)

Yo yo, this my man J representin' straight from the book of Luke, spittin' MAD knowledge as usual, heh heh. This time, J takes the illustration of a lamp and then applies it to our very being. Genius yo, straight genius. J wants us to pay particular attention to our eyes potnas. Why? Cuz yo, your eyes are like the massive gateway to the world son! Whatever we allow to enter our eyes we also allow to enter our very being peeps! I mean come on, we thrive with our eyes. We could lose the sense of hearing, the sense of smell, the sense of touch... and we'd still be just fine and dandy. But if we lose our sight... YO... that's huge, and will require a MASSIVE change in lifestyle. So we gots to protect our eyes because through them TONS and TONS of information streams in. Images get burned onto our minds, those images then begin to fester as we dwell on them, and then these things begin to affect our thinking, our decisions, and finally our actions! And actions speak louder than words, no doubt!

So what is J sayin'? My homeboy is tellin' us to keep the junk away from our eyes because it *will* affect our light. See, we are supposed to shine potnas, and shine brightly. We can't do that if we keep pollutin' our light with darkness! So let's cultivate an ability to protect our eyes and thus protect our light. Concentrate on those things that uplift ya and make you stronger. Become straight warriors potnas! And let your light shine baby! Cuz light is straight contagious!!!! And oh so beautiful. Don't believe me? Heh, peep a sunrise baby, or even a sunset. It's the reflection of light that gives everything beauty, not to mention motivate endless organisms to life! Imagine what your light could do.....

Aight potnas, gotta bounce. PeACE!


Monday, August 22, 2005

Da Word... 123!

Morning All!

What's UUUUP! Hey, I hope things are going well this fine morning ;-D tru tru. Things over here are going pretty well. I'm famished though (really really HUNGRY!) I don't think I'll make it to lunch. I just might have to get myself a snack, heh heh. In other newz, I'll be starting up a blog for this (the mechanism lends itself well to the style of Da Word). Once that happens, I'll make an announcement with further details. Meanwhile.. on to... Da Word!


Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
Do what it says.

- James (James 1:22)

ranslation: "Don't be a mere groupie potna! Groupies are wack! Instead, roll deep potna, become da real deal." Hah hah, yeaaaah kid! It's so simple and yet resonates LOUDLY. How many groupies do we come across on a daily basis? Actually, a more appropriate term would be poser. Posers are WACK yo! They've got no depth, and all they've got or want is image without the effort! A poser will never ever be great at a thing. If we never make something our own, that is to own the idea or concept thereby making it very real to us within the depths of our very being, then we will never reach our potential. And that's WACK! Why sell yourself short? That's just waisting time (literally waisting one's very life away, cuz time ticks on and we can never reclaim it once spent). What's more, it's neither beneficial for you nor the peeps associated with you. It's just bad all around (especially when posers try to tell peeps anything deep about the thing they're posin'... straight ill representin'!! - as in veryvery bad representin' whether intentionally or unintentionally).

See, all these kats just deceive themselves. And it just gets sad when they actually start to believe they embody the thing they pose (that can get REAL dangerous). Let's not live a lie potnas. Let's live in the real and become the real deal. We ain't got time to waist posin', it ain't worth it. With regards to da Word, let's stop just listenin'. Cuz if we are just listenin', we will then soon forget. The words come in one ear, and they high tail out the other. What possible value resides in that? NONE potnas. Naw lo, instead, let us DO what it says. Actions speak louder than words. By doing, we increase our level of understanding and the depth of that understanding. And guess what? BOOM! You'll feel like you've been hit by a bolt of lighting as epiphanies straight fire off RATTA-TAT-TAT style in your life simply by taking word into action and doing. And you know what that means.... LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!! YEAAAH KIIIIIIIID! You'll start to see just how amazing life truly is... and capture it.

aight, gotta bounce. PeACE!