Tales From the Pew…..Brace Yourself for a Tuesday Laugh!

TALES FROM TIMG_1657HE PEW

Big Dawg and Lil Wimpy

Episode II: “Lucky Caught Undercover”

THE BALLAD OF BIG DAWGGIE AND HIS GOLDEN CHAIN It could be a day in September, a day you’ll always remember ‘Cause that could be the day that Big Dawggie falls We all got a chance to know him Never heard nothin’ but conflicting things about him Yard dawgs I’m depending on you to tell all of the truth

(Spoken) All the old yard dawgs just looked at each other and said, “young Dawgs

Big Dawggie had a golden chain Where ever he staked his chain was his Claim But when he fell All he left us was some blame.”

Introduction: It was a mild early summer when the old yard dawgs signed their lives away to Big Dawg’s Biscuit program for 20 bags. The dawgs didn’t realize Big Dawggie’s illusionary voluntary offer was a disguised scheme to give up their yards for a future incoming of young Golden Retrievers—fresh out from Obedient University.

dawg2Now that the window of no-return has passed, Big Dawg has settled in with a feeling that he has complete control over all the dawgs in his territory. Or does he? The summer dew that evaporates into thin air reminds the old dawgs that life is filled with uncertainty. A life the dawgs once lived enjoyed and felt secure with while guarding their yards has now evaporated into thin air for many of them.

But go back into your mind and remember Larry’s last will and testament before he breathed his last, “Big Dawg and Lil Wimpy did this to us and the old yard dawgs are pointing their fingers at them.”

Meanwhile, Lucky the impressionist, maintains an unbreakable power over Big Dawg. This unbreakable vex has allowed the lone stranger of Dash Hounds to scour the territory, to search out and convince other younger dawgs, to support his ultimate yard take over scheme. If only there was an Underdog?

To the young dawgs, Lucky’s impressions seem impressive and are convincing enough that Lucky is their future Big Dawg. Convinced by oratory and a chuckling smile by Lucky, some of the young yarders are waiting in line to move into the big dawg house with Lucky once he has taken over. If only there was an Underdog?

Now, the question still remains, “will Big Dawg Listen?” Can he break away from the power of impressions and lead all the dawgs from the heart instead of his clanging golden chain that dangles from his thick neck when he runs the yards? If only there was an Underdog?

At the present, Lucky continues to unfold his undercover scheme for control and power, and the present now finds the impressionist in a meeting with his faithful and loyal hounds. There are five of Lucky’s closes allies in his strategy session. Here, Lucky marks his spot where he plans to eventually succeed Big Dawg and become the leader of all the dawgs. It is a mark of dirty tricks and political gaming that speaks well of Lucky’s nasty squeaky hound of a growl.

Come with me now and listen in as Lucky’s strategy meeting fades up into real time—Lucky’s plan to sell Big Dawg Out.

LUCKY: (Cheerfully smiling) Fellas…we’ve got Big Dawg purring like an old, sleepy kitten. I offered him a dawg biscuit but he said that “he was not in the mood.” Ummm….the last time I saw him his lips were rolling, his canine teeth were locked, and his paw was shaking with anger. But no worries, Big Dawg’s furry coat that covers his massive body will be on my floor as a rug that will warm my paws.

HOUND: You worried Lucky? Your long body and short legs makes an eager target for Big Dawg’s hefty bite.

LUCKY: I ain’t—a scared—of no Big Dawg! He’s canine just like you and me whom you shall learn is not indestructible.

But…for the sake of calling you all together, I now present to you Phase I of our covert plan nicknamed, “Operation Hound Dawg. Already it seems on target for success. (The five dawgs sound their hound of approval while Lucky continues.)

The Big Buy Out of retiring old yard dawgs is working.

The youthful Golden Retrievers are on their way pretty much handpicked by me from Obedient University.

My impressionists’ personality has captivated dawggie land.

And…in a little while hounds, we will control all the yards down here in our territory.

HOUND: Well then what’s gonna happen to Big Dawg? You gonna bury his ashes at yo house?

LUCKY: I have a better idea. I learned it in leadership school for hounds. In fact I wrote my dissertation on this concept for my doctorate on Houndology. Here it is guys….

dawgLet’s be real, Big Dawg is an old dawg mentally numbed by my secret ability of being able to make stellar impressions. Look at it this way….I have bought out and have direct control of many of the young yard dawgs. At the end of my plan, Big Dawg will be given over to animal control and the head keeper known by all the dawgs as Nuts will take care of Big Dawg and send him on to “Dawggie land.”

HOUND: And they conferred a doctoral degree on you for a plan like this?

LUCKY: Watch your bark Hound. Your bark could land you in animal control.

HOUND: You mean, Big Dawg will be handed over to “Nuts?” Nuts is ruthless. That’s why we call him Nuts. Big Dawg will end up road kill! The animal disposal truck will pick Big Dawg up and send him to a recycle plant for road kill and then grind Big Dawg up where his remains will be sold for animal feed.

LUCKY: Listen! Shed no tears over Big Dawg. Who do we fear the most as hounds? Big Dawgs—stupid! We’re supposed to be smarter than the big dawgs!

Some of you all need to go to Obedient University—you’re messing my place up by the way. Hey Spanky! Use a tree! You’re on my spot.

HOUND: It’s not us Lucky. Your marked spots are all over the place. You need to get a maid with a poop scoop to clean-up the poop around here. How about Shirley the Poodle? She knows how to clean-up red marks.

LUCKY: Now here’s a warning to all of ya. . .one more out burst from any of you and Nuts is coming over to take you to animal control with all your poop. You got it!

HOUNDS: (Screaming)

Dr. Lucky….please don’t bring Nuts over here….he’s ruthless….some say he has no heart and comes from hell below. He’s big, ferocious and hates hounds.

LUCKY: Then get your Hound selves together! I’ve paid Nuts off with some of Big Dawg’s Biscuits. He’ll do anything for some biscuits. All you have to do is soak’em in butter and syrup.

All of you get this straight. To my credit I’m a walking sociopath. I have no feelings for Big Dawg or any other dawg that might be in my way. You have to understand dawg life. Big Dawg’s cycle of life will come to a halting end. Get it straight—Big Dawg is road kill Hounds.

By the way I can’t stand the way Big Dawg growls. Have you ever seen Big Dawg’s razor like teeth? No Hounds, Nuts will take care of Big Dawg. Oh by the way, we’re gonna get his main dawg called “Numbers” too….yep….the one who looks like a Rottweiler but acts like a Catahoula Leopard Dog.

(Suddenly arriving is Big Dawg with his golden chain dangling from his neck along with Lil Wimpy who walk through the door into the room while Lucky is speaking.

dogInstantly, the young dawgs kneel on their stomachs and put their heads on the floor. Big Dawg turns around and exposes his back side that has a pearl ring attached. Lucky immediately crawls over to Big Dawg and in front of the Hounds kisses the official Big Dawg ring after which Big Dawg speaks. . . .)

BIG DAWG: Lucky, you have kissed the ring in the tradition of our kind? Will you do what your Big Dawg wishes?

LUCKY: (Lucky swallows a gulp of air frightened by the presence of Big Dawg and then screams. . . .)

Yes Big Dawg, yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! (Uncontrollable)

BIG DAWG: By the way Lucky, I need to speak to you in my office at my Big Dawg Headquarters. You are supposed to be mentoring all the dawgs so they can take care of their yards, but instead the yards are reporting the opposite. I have some work for you to do. By the way, when will the young dawgs arrive from Obedient School?

Oh….wait a minute! For the rest of you hounds….I better see you on your chain, staked in your yards. And I better not get any anonymous complaints from the dawgs in your yard.

Now stop your “yes-ing” and answer my question Lucky! (In a raised tone)

LUCKY: Gracious Big Dawg. . . it is already happening Big Dawg. Don’t forget the Dawg reviews. They give us a whole lot of “bones to pick” when we get through with them.

superdogLIL WIMPY: (Whispering in Lucky’s ear in another Shepherd’s dialect) Lucky….Nuts is in Big Dawg’s office. I thought I should tell you. And a dawg truck with a sign on it that says “Animal Control” is in the yard. Oops! Nuts brought his “dawg disposal bag” that has “some things” you know, “things.” Whenever Nuts shows up with that bag it usually means….well….a one way trip to hell in many pieces.

By the way Lucky, I love the way you kissed Lucky’s backside. Pretty soon you’ll end like me—wimpish.

(If only there was an Underdog. . . .?)

*This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental

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35 Responses to Tales From the Pew…..Brace Yourself for a Tuesday Laugh!

  1. HERE'S MY VERSION says:

    HERE’S MY VERSION OF OUR LEADERS….

    SIGNIFIED LUCKY

    A bunch of little monkeys
    were swinging tree to tree
    signi-fying Lucky
    for all the members to see.

    Then Lucky made his gesture
    and threw some banana cream
    that hit the monkey’s Leader
    and made him really scream.

    Now the signified monkey
    who swings from tree to tree
    lost his head to a branch
    eating some banana cream.

    Too bad signified Leader
    you couldn’t really see
    a head-less dead Lucky
    swinging on a tree.

    Now you hit the same branch
    cause’ you refuse to see
    a signified Monkey
    eating some banana cream.

    Now signified Leader
    swinging from tree to tree
    you’ve lost your head like Luckey
    cause’ you failed to really see.

    So, signified monkeys
    who swing from tree to tree,
    don’t end up like THOSE monkeys
    DEAD, cause’ you fail to see.

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  2. A Signified Monkey says:

    SIGNIFIED LUCKY

    A bunch of little monkeys
    were swinging from tree to tree
    signifying Lucky
    for all the members to see.

    Then Lucky made a gesture
    and tossed some banana cream
    that hit the monkey’s Leader
    and made him really scream.

    Now the signified monkey
    who swings from tree to tree
    lost his head to a branch
    eating banana cream.

    Too bad signified Leader
    you shut your eyes to see
    a monkey called Lucky
    swinging from tree to tree.

    Now you’ve run into a branch
    cause’ you failed to see
    the fall of Lucky the monkey
    swinging from tree to tree.

    Now signified Leader
    swinging from tree to tree
    you’re about to lose your head
    cause’ you fail to see.

    So, signified monkeys
    who swing from tree to tree,
    don’t end up like Lucky
    DEAD, cause’ you fail to see.

    –UNKNOWN

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  3. BAD LEROY BROWN says:

    Buyer beware!buyer Beware!BUYER BEWARE! LUCKY IS SELLING A BILL OF GOODS THAT HE DOESN’T EVEN SUBSCRIBE TO!WHAT KIND OF JOKE IS THIS NEW WORKERS REPORT?HE PURPORTS HIMSELF TO BE THE HARDEST WORKING PASTOR IN THIS CONFERENCE BUT WHAT IS THIS BASED ON?IF HE CAN EFFECTIVELY DO THE JOB AS MINISTERIAL DIRECTOR THEN HOW AND WHEN WOULD HE FIND TIME TO BE SUCH AN EFFECTIVE PASTOR?ONLY SOMEBODY WHO DOESN’T HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT REAL PASTORING IS LIKE WILL BUY INTO HIM AS BEING THE HARDEST WORKING PASTOR IN THIS CONFERENCE!HE WORKS HARD ALRIGHT HARD AT TRYING TO BECOME THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE SWRC!IF YOU PEOPLE HAVE ANY SENSE,YOU WILL SEND HIM BACK ON THE BOAT THAT HE CAME IN ON! YOU DESERVE BETTER AND CAN DO BETTER SHAME ON YOU IF YOU DON’T DO BETTER!SO FAR YOU HAVE GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE WHICH IS NO EXCUSE TO GO BACK TO BAD!A FINAL WORD OF CAUTION:INSPECT YOUR GOODS BEFORE YOU BUY THEM!1.WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LUCKY?2.WHERE DID HE GO TO SCHOOL?3.HOW STRONG IS HIS MARRIAGE?4.WHO ARE HIS COUNSELORS AND CONFIDANTS? 5.WHAT SKELETONS ARE IN HIS CLOSET?6.DOES HE RESPECT HIS COLLEAGUES? 7.WHY DID HE LEAVE WHERE HE CAME FROM?8.DOES HE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS MISTAKES OR DOES HE PASS THE BUCK?9.WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO OFFER THIS CONFERENCE THAT OTHER PASTORS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THIS CONFERENCE 3 OR 4 TIMES AS LONG AS HE HAS? 10.WHAT ARE HI LONG TERM GOALS FOR THIS CONFERENCE AS WELL AS SHORT TERM GOALS?11.WHAT KNOWLEDGE DID HE HAVE ABOUT THE MISSPENDING AND OVERSPENDING AT THE CAMPGROUND?WHAT OTHER FIASCOS HAS HE SECRETLY CREATED?12.FINALLY HOW COULD WE BE SO DESPERATELY STUPID TO GIVE A COMPLETE STRANGER THIS KIND OF POWER AFTER HAVING BEEN DECEIVED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN?WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN?

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    • THE WISE MAN OF ORLEANS says:

      BAD LEROY BROWN….

      You said all the right things to prevent in the future, BUYERS ‘S REMORSE. The present Ministerial clown has clowned SOME in the SWRC as a signified monkey hanging on a tree branch with his tail. Imagine his clownish words of half lies fortelling his assinine climb to the biggest circus event coming your way this September. On stage is not Lucky the dog but Lucky the Monkey.

      HE IS THE SECRET ERASER OF ALLEGED UNSUCCESSFUL PASTORS. THE WORD COMING YOUR WAY IS THAT HE PLANS THE REMOVAL OF OUR MOST ELITE PASTORS OF FORT WORTH AND DALLAS. ONE DOWN AND TWO TO GO…THAT IS…IF HE CLOWNS HIS WAY TO THE TOP AND THE FACINATED SWRC ONLOOKERS WHO LOVE TO WATCH THE MONKEYS ELECT HIM AS OUR FIRST MONKEY PRESIDENT.

      Notice how he imitates some in the spell bound arena? A smile of impressions and jestures that cause some to say, “This is our guy.”

      Are you for real Dino? Is this monkey man really your clown? Your out? Your downtown Charlie Brown the Clown, the beast that was, the beast that is or the beast that clowns?

      I heard that Dino is laughing WITH the clown while Lucky is on Dino’s leash. “NO, NO, NO…” SAYS DINO…”NO BISCUITS FOR YOU LUCKY! YOU CUT OFF YOUR NECK BECAUSE YOU LOOKED AT YOUR TAIL.”

      MORAL LUCKY: Don’t lose your kneck over Dino cutting off your tail! You should have realized how good Dino is at grooming and then cutting off tails.

      So you are right Brown, you get what you bargain for, a tail-less crooket kneck of A–CLOWN. And I mean Lucky the hound dog.

      THE WISE MAN

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    • Just Asking says:

      I hope people read the questions you raised. Finding the answers would help the constituents be in position to make an informed decisions concerning who should be next.

      Will someone find the truth about Lucky and send them in to the Forgotten Shepherdess. I think their is much to learn about Lucky’s past. Don’t you?

      Just asking!

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  4. ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! says:

    ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!

    Some pastors are worried about the Pastoral Report now required to get your travel budget.

    IT IS A BUREAUCRATIC NIGHTMARE PUT TOGETHER BY A SCATTER BRAIN!

    BE ON ALERT: WE HAVE A KILLER DOG ON THE LOSE. Beware of this diseased rabid dog. His bite will kill you with the slow infectious process of the disease described as, bureaucratic rabies. Several pastors have been bitten and are now in the stages of a terminal illness. At first you won’t even know that you have it. But as weeks go by followed by months, you will end up on the lunatic farm—your ministry will die BEFORE your trip to the insane asylum.

    A BETTER WAY OF DESCRIBING IT: your mouth will get dry; then pain, suffering; and last of all, insanity followed by the death of your ministry. It is being reported that some pastors are pulling their hair out at this very moment and are slowly turning into something subhuman similar to a canine species. WE HAVE A KILLER DOG ON THE LOSE.

    The disease is so deadly that the President has decided to remain in a state of silence locked in his situation room with the fear of having been bitten. At the present the office staff is secretly hiding dog sticks in their offices, scared to death that they could be Lucky’s next victim. They also have ordered a special laboratory, tested dog maze for all workers who may come in contact with Lucky just in case they can’t get to their dog stick in enough time. POINT AND SHOOT!

    Lil’ Wimpy and Shirley the Poodle are shivering in their paws wondering if they too are victims of this OUTBREAK.

    ATTENTION ALL PASTORS: WHEN LUCKY COMES TO TOWN MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR DOG STICK AND MAZE AND MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OF 20 FEET. DO NOT TRY TO QUARANTINE LUCKY BY YOURSELF—HE IS ELUSIVE AND DANGEROUS. CALL THE DOG CATCHER OR ANIMAL CONTROL. IT’S TOO LATE FOR A VET. HIS BITE IS DEADLY! SILIVA IS SPILLING FROM HIS MOUTH! WE HAVE A KILLER DOG ON THE LOSE.

    I wonder what will Lucky “the brains” come up with next. Can he really build a rock too big for him to move? WE HAVE A KILLER DOG ON THE LOSE.

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    • ANONYMOUS says:

      DEAR ALERT….

      These recent actions are stupid. Pastors, change happens when when peope act. Are you preachers of actions or words?

      Don’t let a few so called preachers steal your fun in ministry. And the this present stuff makes ministry hard.

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  5. ANONYMOUS says:

    To The Above:

    IF a President and his chosen Administrators bought, sold, spent, misused or misappropriated God’s tithe or your offerings, then the following should be done AFTER you put them out.

    The first to be cut as workers should be THEM. TERMINATED, BOUGHT OUT, RETIRED OR FIRED.

    BECAUSE PASTORS AND MEMBERS DID NOT CREATE THE MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE!

    By the way, if the President was pastoring today in a small community he would not be a productive pastor and has never beem by his standard of work and success.

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  6. An Anonymous Person Who Really Cares About You says:

    Amazing Un-grace!

    A funny thing happened on the way to the animal farm on this past Sunday. One of the senior men found himself in the hot seat of some un-amazing people who wanted to send his A** to “Who Dat” nation. This often wimp of a pastor, an Executive Committee member, found his wimpy self in the throes of un-amazing men and women. This man who believes that it is God’s will for other ministers to relocate to where ever Big Dawg desires by un-amazing gracious recommendations, found himself pleading for some grace.

    In fact street news reveals that a well known pastor even interceded for him. Hey, street news revealed that even Lil’ Wimpy made some noise for Mr. Potato Head not to be sent to “Who Dat” nation. In reverse to what happened to other unfortunate preachers, from his executive seat, the impotent pastor felt the squeezing of Big Dawg’s bite on his “you know what s’.” (To say it kindly)

    What’s wrong with the picture painted by the President’s Dawg team? I’m on the side of the, say nothing, do nothing preacher, and here’s my reasons why. Even though he has rarely spoken for someone else, bad is just bad. The President, along with his courier dog Lucky, would think that the senior men would just GO and lie down and die to solve the SWRC’s financial crisis and losses. Street news reveals that we are still in the red of a quarter of a million dollars ($250,000). Many of the cowardly “crow” preachers will take a dive for some power or a better place even though human wills decide their destiny. Have some respect for your selves preachers! Don’t eat a bone when you can eat steak. Have some dignity.

    It is certain that with this kind of administration, preachers, you might find yourselves getting some Un-Amazing Grace. I mean the kind that cuts through the soul and lasts all the way into retirement. By sitting your silent “A” down and not adequately speaking to issues that concern you and others, makes you deserving of some UN-WANTED GRACE from Big Dawg or some other dawg king that may arise like him.

    Now why is this so un-amazing? The strategy of Big Dawg and his dogs is a contradiction that cannot be reconciled by administration if they continue their ruthless attack on senior and vulnerable men/women. How can Administrators/Departmental personnel, who are senior pastors/workers, not be recommended for termination, retirement or relocation to a small place in “Who Dat” nation? Un-Amazing Grace! The President should step forward on this stupid concocted issue and scratch the whole darn thing—because this crappy, selfish scheme is un-amazing grace.

    It only correctly reveals that administration’s actions are contradictory, because it seems that they have exempted themselves to wait “you” the constituent “out” until September with the hope that you WILL FORGET and be gentle puppies.

    I conclude this comment that grace in the New Testament suggests: favor or good-will. So, the President extended only grace to those who were considered in his circle of favor or good-will, and WRATH to those he condemned with his pompous thumb and etched onto his blacklist—hence UN-AMAZING GRACE.

    By not talking to the men up front and personal, he dished out wrath to save his A**. What UN-AMAZING GRACE! Don’t let your “what s’ end up in the jaws of Big Dawg’s teeth.

    An Anonymous Person Who Really Cares

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    • Let's Get Real People says:

      I like your comment and do not feel that it is far out in left field. Thank you for having the guts to say it in the way you did.

      As a worker looking in and evaluating the process of recent months, if the Conference is in a financial hole, what put us there? It was not the pastors or workers! The administration hired workers. They over spent at the camp ground. They didn’t adequately promote tithe growth. They didn’t make adequate preparations for medical cost. Not workers!

      In other words, we don’t make those kinds of decisions on the church level, What are the departmental Directors for? They are to go out and foster the Mission of the local Conference. In the last three years they failed the Mission that the Executive Committee wrote. They failed everyone on the local level which is the apex of the pyramid that holds the world wide church together.

      From this President none of us should be surprised. He has always been in favor of withholding your pay check if you didn’t get something in because he is the only one who feels he has a work ethic worth anything.

      That pastoral report form they gave you pastors has nothing to do with the IRS. It is for the sole purpose of documenting what a pastor has done or not done so they can have a trail to FIRE YOU some time in the future. If they say that the travel budget that they are giving you is not a part of your salary, why doesn’t treasury list the documentation to show this from the Red Book? If you are audited by the IRS they are not going to help defend you. They are scared to death of the IRS. YOU STILL HAVE TO DOCUMENT YOUR MILEAGE DAILY WHICH YOU CAN’T DO ON THE FORM THEY HAVE FORMULATED AND GIVEN YOU PASTORS! i HAVE LOOKED AT THE FORM FOR MY PASTOR.

      The present issue that you pastors face is a bureaucratic nut that does not no how to run nothing because he has never ran anything. But most pastors are too obtuse to realize this and speak out. Nothing will ever change unless someone says something. You can’t expect someone else to take the heat because you are afraid to lose your job or career. If you don’t speak out you will be a FUTURE VICTIM OF CORPORATE GREED.

      The bottom line comes down to this from my observation of recent months and following this blog: if pastors, worker and members do not get the facts so they can let the Administration know that they are dissatisfied with this kind of leadership we will get more of the same misuse of power after September. And that means you pastor, especially you,

      Let’s Get Real People

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  7. Anonymous and Mad says:

    Rodney….

    What seems to be hard to understand is how members and you pastors can be so impotent. Both laity and pastors can’t see through the maze of a lazy person globe trotting over the SWRC and the NAD field like an untouchable Golden Boy.

    Yet, lazy Lucky would hold you to a higher standard than he would hold himself and deem you a poor worker to impress a despicable President.

    Can’t you see thou mistaken member or pastor?

    The most politically incorrect statement Lucky could say would be that “I work harder and more efficiently than the pastors in the field when in fact that would be impossible; because his time is divided and other people are doing his work for him, which now includes the Communication Director. By the way what is that about–more future preparation to get what? (But the CD seems to be a good person who, unless otherwise proven to be unworthy)

    Sometimes the Dominos fall that way to undeserving yet desiring people who “get over” and get a look from a President who would give some one something that they have NOT EARNED!

    Lucky is lucky but is playing Russian Roulette. But lucky people die young if you know what I mean. Lucky could be in the world tournament of Poker but greed and impression would cause him to lose all because he doesn’t know how to walk away and shut his mouth.

    We have a “Killer” dog on the lose who is “rabbit” with desire. Preachers, don’t get bitten! Rabbis’ is a slow death that ends in moments of insanity. Some ministers can end up functional lunatics. Greed can cause you to go nuts.Rodney remember this: “The last shall be first and the first shall be last.

    Ain’t that something, Rodney?

    Anonymous

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    • YOUR FRIEND IN CHRIST JESUS says:

      Dear Rodney….

      Ministry seems hard and I have to admit that it is very hard. When you have to deal with the forces of indifference that paint a negative picure of a life’s work with by the organizational hierarchy that has forgotten compassion and has no willingness to reach out to WORKERS becomes hard and ambiguous.

      I wonder if Green has seriously taken into account the many workers and members injured by his secret and disgusting decisions. A humble person would reach out to those that feel they have been injured spiritually by him. I hope that he gets it together because judgment is coming.

      As in the movie “American Sniper” it is not how many you killed and snobishly willing to face the Maker, but facing the Ultimate judge when He comes. Judgment is a hard soup to sip on the LAST DAY. Green will have to answer for ALL of his decisions by the One who Knows his heart and intentions.

      I am praying that Green will come around whether he is elected out or not. And in the little time left he will make restituition to those he has injured by the ad hoc devils or a sweet smiling devilish expression.

      Human nature at first wants revenge. As Christians we have to let God determine how justice will be meted out. Justice, even from ministers who cries out from under the alter.

      Maybe Green will come around and take off a steel attitude and remember that Jesus was MERCIFUL!

      HANG IN THERE RODNEY!

      YOUR FRIEND IN CHRIST

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  8. RODNEY KING says:

    WAITING! Waiting! WAITING !If Lil Wimpy used to be such a player why doesn’t HE SHOW SOME GOOD PLAYER STUFF SINCE HE HAS BEEN CONVERTED FROM THE STREETS?EVEN MILD MANNERED CLARK KENT WAS SUPERMAN IN DISGUISE!BUT LIL WIMPY WHAT IS GOING ON?WHY ARE YOU TAKING A BACKSEAT TO LUCKY?LUCKY DOESN’T EVEN KNOW THE TERRITORYL’IL WIMPY PLEASE ASSERT YOURSELF MAYBE YOU SHOULD SHOUT AT SOME OF THE MEETINGS OR GRAB SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING THAT LETS US KNOW YOU ARE THERE! FROM WHERE WE SIT, LUCKY IS STEALING THE SHOW!THE AMAZING THING ABOUT THAT IS THAT HE IS SO LAZY!HE IS AN OPPORTUNIST THOUGH AND HE SEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK SOME TRASH AND GET IN THE NAME OF THE LORD! HE MUST BE AMAZED THAT EVEN THOUGH HE CANNOT SPEAK CLEARLY,THE “JUNGLE BUNNIES” GIVE HIM A PASS!
    WE MUST BEWARE OF THIS TYPE OF PSYCHOPATHIC BEHAVIOR BECAUSE IT IS DANGEROUS AND DESTRUCTIVE!WE HAVE A BUNCH OF BACKSTABBERS,IMPOSTERS,TAKERS,USERS,ABUSERS,AND EXPLOITERS!ALL RUNNING FOR OFFICE ALL SEEKING POWER BECAUSE THE FEEL SO POWERLESS!WE JUST KEEP FEEDING THEIR EGO!BROTHERS AND SISTERS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS STUFF HAS TO STOP!I KNOW IT IS REALLY COLD OUTSIDE NOW BUT AS SOON AS SPRING OFFICIALLY HITS,WE NEED TO HAVE A GOOD OLD FASHIONED PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION!I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE UNATTENDED RALLY DAY OF LAST SUMMER BUT I AM TALKING ABOUT A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION OF WITH HOLDING THE TITHES AND OFFERINGS AND KEEPING THEM IN THE LOCAL CHURCH BANK ACCOUNTS UNTIL WE SEE THE CONFERENCE ACCOUNT FOR THE FINANCES THEY ALLEGEDLY SPENT ON THE CAMPGROUND SO THEY RETIRED SENIOR PASTORS BECAUSE OF THEIR FAILING HEALTH!!!! BUT NOW MIRACLE AFTER MIRACLE WE CAN HIRE NEW PASTORS OUR FINANCES ARE HEALED AND NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THE CAMPGROUND DEBACLE!PASTORS ARE BEING SHIFTED AROUND SO THAT THEY CAN MANIPULATE THE VOTING PROCESS!NOT THE PASTORS MANIPULATE VOTING BUT ADMINISTRATION MOVE PASTORS SO ADMINISTRATION CAN MANIPULATE THE VOTE!THEY WANT TO PUT ON A FRIENDLY SHOW AT THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS BUT THEY WANT TO LIMIT YOUR QUESTIONS!THEY SCHEDULE 2 HOURS WHERE THEY TALK FOR 1 AND A HALF HOURS AND GIVE YOU 30 MINUTES TO ASK QUESTIONS!IN THOSE 30 MINUTES ,ASK THE HARD QUESTIONS!ASK THE TREASURER TO ANSWER THE MONEY QUESTIONS!HOW DID WE GET SO FAR INTO THE RED IN 2013 THAT THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GAVE ADMINISTRATION A NO CONFIDENCE VOTE WHICH TRANSLATED INTO HEALTH CARE COSTS BEING THE MAJOR VILLAIN AND AFTER THEY FORCE RETIRED SOME SENIOR PASTORS THE BUDGET SELF ADJUSTED SO NOW WE ARE IN THE BLACK?ISN’T THE HEALTHCARE COST OF THE PRESIDENT ALONE AS WELL AS ONE OF HIS OWN SELECTED PASTORS HIGHER THAN ALL THE OTHER PASTORS HEALTHCARE COMBINED?ASK THE QUESTION OF WHY WERE NOT ANY OF THE OFFICE STAFF TERMINATED IN LAST YEARS REDUCTION OF STAFF?WHO GENERATES MORE MONEY?PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE OR THE PASTORS IN THE CHURCHES?WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

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  9. Smoky the Bear says:

    Lil Wimpy ,Shirley Poodle and Big Dawg are cooking up a plan to knock Swrc on its hiney again!Anything Lucky suggests is the very thing they should avoid unless they just like losing!Lucky came up with that stupid grant proposal for evangelism and my pastor said we don’t need their stinking chump change if it means going thru those changes!He said WCJones gave you evangelism money and you did evangelism.Then Lucky tricked the big 3 into his stupid redristricking plan!What kind of buffoonery is that?Any visionary leader could see throough all of that ego tripping!What happened to real leadership?What have we done to get so screwed?most of the people in leadership have little to no experience in Pastoring or administration and just because a pastor does well in the church doesn’t mean he will do well in conference office!Since laymen pay the lion share of the tithes and offerings , we may need to look into the policy that throws any yahoo into office because the have tired of being a pastor!Like good old cyrill miller used to say “did God call you or did yo momma call you?” Old Cyrill we could use your leadership skills right now!Your little trainee called a beautiful young woman “Sweetheart” in a public meeting 2 weeks ago and all the pastors were embarrassed and disgusted!I am glad the dead know nothing because this would kill you all over again!

    Your trainee failed miserably and this is not the only time he slipped!Fortunately for him,he only does these slip ups around the negroe people because they are so forgiving and passive!But sooner or later Big Dawg will let it rip in the wrong setting and it will be too late!

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  10. ICE says:

    Alex….

    Your suggestive outcome for the future is, let’s say, rather chilling.

    First, the old ones quit many years ago by the likes of preachers like Frank, Dino, Jerry and their cadre of supporters. Members are tired of their similitude. In other words, they don’t represent all the interest of pastors in this ministerial field at this present time. If they wanted to come together they would announce possible scenarios and include their pundits into their discussions. The three are still frozen in the politics of Iceland–YESTERDAY. So, scratch the RAT PACK, because they are on ICE!

    Second, the so well described Lil Wimpy and Lucky live on the opposite ends of the world. The former is from the North Pole and the latter is from the South Pole. North Pole Lil Wimpy is frozen in TIME while South Pole Lucky is frozen in the future. This puts both of them in the Twilight Zone. The two are presently FROZEN IN ICE HOUSES and this means polarization and out of touch with the mainstream of constituents. So, scratch them, they are on ICE Alex.

    Third, the Fraternity Boys did something that maybe some senior men might not of…should of…..could of…done. The Boys put education above the Second Coming of Christ and caring for their churches as their number one goal in life. From a psychological perspective the Church and Black people are overwhelmed by Doctoral Degrees. It is like driving a Mercedes on the Black side of town. It give an awe presence. Doctoral degrees carries the impetus of someone knowing everything even though they don’t. This of course includes the likes of Dr. Lucky, Dr. Red Stick and so on and so forth. You get it?

    The Baby Boomer Generation was not afforded that opportunity nor supported in the early days, because they believed that Jesus was coming soon and felt the need to take care of their churches AND PREPARE FOR THIS Christ’s UNIVERSAL EVENT. The Baby Boomers became Lifers while the oncoming Fraternity Boys are seekers for pie in the sky. Members are fascinated and fooled by Pie in the Sky preachers.

    (CRED MUST BE GIVEN THOUGH: because the FRAT BOYS are to be congratulated for their educational success which is not the issue. The real issue is a mentality of being better than those who sacrificed for the Frat Brothers to be where they are now. And, their selfish attitude that educational pursuit and achievement automatically paves the way for them to leap over those who have worked a lifetime–WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS ALLOWING THEM TO DO LIKE NONE OTHER POPE BEFORE HIM)

    What members should focus on before the September election is that the Greatest Generation collided with the Baby Boomers because many of them were not afforded the opportunity to go to Andrews or seek out Masters and Doctoral degrees. The Baby Boomers were not encouraged nor financially gifted assistance to work on a doctorate in the previous years because the Greatest Generation was dedicated and believed that Jesus was soon coming which they perceived that a higher education was not important.

    The baby boomers were birthing and raising the Frat Brothers and sending them to College which took most of the Boomers lifetime to do. Consequently, My mother use to always say, “Once you reach the fifties you lose your stamina for education.” Time over took the baby boomers. In other words, the Frat Brother are benefiting through senior ministers work and dedication to God, family and employment.

    Yeah, WC mentioned to ministers at workers meetings to seek out higher degrees, but DID NOT BELIEVE IT NOR WAS HE WILLING TO MAKE THE PATH FOR THE BABY BOOMERS TO GET THEIR HIGHER DEGREES. HE SAW IT MORE AS A THREAT. THIS IS WHY THE PRESIDENT AND OTHERS LIKE HIM NEVER FINISHED ANDREWS BECAUSE WC PULLED THEM O-U-T. God rest his soul–love him anyway.

    What I am saying is: The Frat Brothers are/is putting off the coming of Jesus because of the Master’s DELAY. The Frat Boys have seen and felt the poverty of ministry and the many wives who have left ministers who wanted a “little pie.” Ministers wanted that bigger house, bigger bank account, travel, recognition, and the feeling that they are…..SOMEBODY. Eventually, fascination with DESIRE and becoming lovers of this world, seeking more and more pie in different varieties has the boys NOW in a hypnotic trance. They say….Jesus’ coming has been put off so let me live and enjoy this present life NOW. This is why the present generation, “Y” are called the NOW GENERATION. DID YOU GET IT BROTHER? So scratch the Frat Brothers, they are no ICE.

    NOW BACK TO LIL’ WIMPY AND LUCKY….. WHY ARE THEY SO DANGEROUS?

    Face the facts: both of these men are LAZY. They make you think that they are working hard. THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS ARE DOING THE WORK OF THESE MEN WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS GIVING THEM ALL THE GLORY! Ya man…they travel, they go to meetings, recline in luscious hotels, neck with other preachers which broadens their network of opportunity and gives them regional and divisional recognition.

    Most of the departmental leaders except for a few have little computer skills, organizational skills nor a vision on what the “hell” they really want to do for the Conference. They run from work and want the constituents to let them remain in their offices for as long as they can so they won’t have to be sent back to “them Churches.” They don’t want to go back to them ON ICE congregations because TRAVEL gives them peace and a refuge as place of escape. The thought of going back to them churches just seems to cause them to recuse themselves to seclusion even more. When’s the last time you as a member have ever seen them in your Church–especially the smaller churches. By the way, can you recite with rote memory all the workers in the Office? How many ministers really want any of the departmental persons at their church? If you are honest some of your are afraid that they are spies only to go back and tell how you are NOT DOING.

    So Wimpy is not really a nice guy. He disguises himself as a nice likeable person. Wimps always kill other good people in back rooms with a personal smile. They never stand on the side of good unless it is beneficial to them. And this is what Lil Wimpy has done to fellow ministers in the back rooms. He primes the pump with inaccurate rhetoric and a subtle suggestion of, “I MOVE MR. CHAIRMAN..

    Lucky is nothing more than an impressionist who has many members fooled by his impressions. You cannot efficiently do your job 300 miles away from operations. Nor can you effectively pastor a church when you are out of time most of the time.

    So scratch Lil Wimpy and Lucky they are ICE!

    So where are we Alex? We are an Iceberg floating upon an endless sea slowly dissipating in the warm waters of politics. Melting away while Jesus has announced His coming…soon…and very soon.

    It’s cold in here Alex…CHILL!

    ICE

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  11. Alex Haley! says:

    Li’l Wimpy looks harmless enough but how does he match up to Lucky?I think Lil Wimpy could give Lucky a run for the money because he has been around.He also has a way of looking harmless but he bears watching!He may be quiet but deadly and by the time you plan to attack,he has already placed a hit out on you.Apparently Bid Dawg knew that coming in because he doesn’t give lil Wimpy any trouble.So watch out for lil Wimpy and his element of surprise.He might have an edge on the Fraternity Brothers as well so they have their little game plan in place.But if only the senior men could unite just for survival sake,they could put on one last hurrah that would make everyone stand up and take notice!If only the senior men would unite!They could if only they would because time and experience are on their side!People still remember the legend that the senior men were or worked under and the exciting breakthroughs they made! So senior men get determined to give it one last shot don’t give up the ship we’ve just begun to fight!Like macolm X used to say give me liberty or give me death”!Patrick Henry said it first but Malcolm X said it louder!

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    • ICE says:

      Alex….

      Your suggestive outcome for the future is, let’s say, rather chilling.

      The old ones committed suicide many years ago by the likes of preachers like Frank, Dino, Jerry and their cadre of supporters. Members are tired of their similitude. In other words they don’t represent all the interest of pastors in this ministerial field. If they wanted to come together they would announce possible scenerios and include their pundits into their discussions. The three are still frozen in the politics of Iceland–YESTERDAY. So, scratch the RATPACK, because they are on ICE!

      Second, the so well described Lil Wimpy and Lucky live on the opposite ends of the world. One is from the North Pole and the other is from the South Pole. North Pole Lil Whimpy is frozen in TIME while South Pole Lucky is frozen in the future. This puts both of them in the Twilight Zone. The two are presently FROZEN IN TIME and this means polaraized and out of touch. So, scratch them, they are on ICE.

      Third, the Fraternity Boys did something that maybe some senior men might not of….should of…..could of….done. They put education above the Second Coming of Christ and caring for their churches. The Church and Black peopĺe are overwhelmed by Doctoral Degrees. It carries the impetus of someone knowing everything even though they don’t. This of course includes the likes of Dr. Lucky, Dr. Red Stick and so on and so forth. You get it?

      The Baby Boomer Generation was not afforded that opporutnity nor supported in the early days, because they believed that Jesus was coming soon and felt the need to take care of their churches AND PREPARE FOR THIS UNIVERAL EVENT. The Baby Boomers became Lifers while the oncoming Fraternity Boys are searchers for pie in the sky. Members are facinated but fooled with Pie in the Sky preachers.

      (However, the FRAT BOYS are to be congradulated for their educational success which is not the issue–but a mentality of being better than those who sacrificed for them to be where they are now. Or, that their educational success automatically paves the way for them to leap over those who have worked a lifetime WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS ALLOWING THEM TO DO LIKE NONE OTHER BEFORE HIM)

      The Greatest Generation collided with the Baby Boombers because many of them were not afforded to go to Andrews or seek out Masters and Doctoral degrees. The Baby Boomers were not encouraged nor financially afforded the opportunity to work on a doctorate in times past because the Greatest Generation were dedicated and believed that Jesus was soon coming. The baby boomers were raising them and sending them to College. My mother use to always say, “Once you reach the fifties you lose your stamina for education.” Time over took the baby boomers.

      Yah, WC mentioned this but DID NOT BELIEVE IT NOR WAS HE WILLING TO MAKE THE PATH FOR THE BABY BOOMERS TO GET THEIR HIGHER DEGREES. HE SAW IT MORE AS A THREAT. THIS IS WHY THE PRESIDENT AND OTHERS LIKE HIM NEVER FINISHED ANDREWS BECAUSE WC PULLED THEM O-U-T.

      What I am saying is: The Frat Brothers are/is puting off the coming of Jesus because of DELAY. The Frat Boys have seen and felt the povery of ministry and the many wives who have left them who wanted a “little pie.” They wanted that bigger house, bigger bank account, travel, recognition, and the feeling that they are…..SOMEBODY. Eventually, facination with DESIRE and becoming lovers of this world seeking more and more pie in different varieties has them NOW in a hypnotic trance. They say….Jesus’ coming has been put off so let me live in and enjoy this present life NOW. DID YOU GET IT BROTHER? So scratch the Frat Brothers, they are no ICE.

      NOW BACK TO LIL WIMPY AND LUCKY…..

      Face the facts: both of these men are LAZY. THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS ARE DOING THE WORK OF THESE MEN WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS GIVING THEM ALL THE GLORY! Ya man…they travel, they go to meetings, recline in lucious hotels, neck with other preachers which broadens their network of opportunity and gives them regional and divisional recognition.

      Most of the departmental leaders except for a few don’t have little computer skills, organizational skills nor a vision on what the hell they really want to do for the Conference. They run from work and want the constituents to let them remain and as long as they can in office so they won’t have to be sent back to “them Churches.” They don’t want to go back to them ON ICE congregations because TRAVEL gives them peace and a refuge of escape.

      Wimpy is not a nice guy. Wimps always kill other good people. They never stand on the side of good unless it is beneficial to them.

      Lucky is nothing more than an impressionist who has many members fooled by his impressions.

      So where are we Alex? We are an Icerberg floating in an an endless sea slowly dissipating in the warm waters of politices. Melting away while Jesus has announced his coming….soon….and very soon.

      It’s cold in th here Alex….CHILL

      ICE

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  12. Lois Lane says:

    superman,superman,superman can you hear me?We need somebody who can leap tall buildings in a single bound ,stop bullets with bare hands,stops speeding locomotives,and all that jazz!Superman come out of retirement I know you could use the money besides you made great entertainment whether you wore your Clark Kent costume donned a robe or one of your cute little shining suits!No you wouldn’t tolerate much gospel music and maybe you did have 15 women in new orleans but we had a good time isn’t that all that really matters?You would have been a bettr president than what we got so why not return even in limited portions?I really ,we really need you Superman!Up in the sky !Its a bird its a plane no its Superman!

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  13. The Lone Ranger and Tonto says:

    We need a good stewardship man like the late MM YOUNG !He was a lot of things but he was excellent with stewardship!He went to the churches and preached up a storm presenting stewardship the good ship and everybody got on board!Even Big Dawg was trained by Uncle Miltie to conduct stewardship and he was allright!But apparently Big Dawg does not believe in stewardship because he went to fire workers in order to meet the budget when the council from Sister White was to hire not fire and believe God will provide!What kind of leadership legacy will he leave behind?What other presidents served 4 years and left faster than a speeding bullet?

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  14. MOe,Larry and Curly says:

    Now the picture is very clear,Lucky knows if he can just keep people distracted from the main point , he will slide into Big Dawgs place without a trace of all the backstabbing backbiting late nite tipping and other unscrupulous moves he has made!He probably is laughing his behind off realizing how easy it is to get over on these American bush monkeys!Black Americans go for anything he thinks!They dont check out my background i can talk in a way that they don’t understand me but since they don’t want to hurt my feelings they agree with me so i get my way in the end!
    Black folks wakeup this little banana boy has no good intentions towards the American black folks Lucky is out to make a name for himself and does not care who or what he destroys to do it.It didnt work for him in the islands or the anglo conference but he has found some low self esteemed negroes to play his tricks on!Even Big Dawg who out of pure accident became president,is giving glory and power and credit to Lucky!I though Uncle Tom was dead until they tell me Big Dawg called Lucky the hardest working worker in the conference!Big Dawg could think that because he rarely ever shows up for anything in this conference!We didn’t really know if he was still alive until he showed up for the first town hall meeting!What a fiasco that was!They tell me Big Dawg was ready to fight fisticuffs and all at that meeting!Don’t fight Big Dawg just tell us how you spent i mean misspent money supposedly on the campground and lied and said healthcare caused you fire senior men now all of a sudden there is money to hire young workers?The workers have to pay for their healthcare but you can hire new workers?Why not fire senior workers in the conference office staff?Why not let some of them go?How much money do they produce?It is obvious that it is a money thing to you!What a circus you put on in Houston,calling that lady “Sweetheart”,who do you think you are?Just because the American negroe is passive and patient and pliable and longsuffering,every now and then the white folks let them know that since slavery is over,they do not have to be mistreated even by their own kind!But there is no excuse for a leader of your caliber and experience to use that kind of language in a public forum!Cyrill and Max taught you better than that!I will bet a dime to a donut that you never called a white woman Sweetheart when you were in the Big House on the hill in Burleson!But now you come to the little negroe conference and demean our women calling them Sweetheart!What a lowdown dirty shame!Shame on you I hope your wife didn’t hear you calling some other lady “Sweetheart”!What would your mother say?Don’t worry ,we will remember whether in May,June or September and the same thing that happened to your predecessor is going ton happen to you,Lil Wimpy,Shirley Poodle and Lucky especially Lucky!Sadly enough Big Dawg you have weakened the presidency so bad that even a woman ordained or not could just become president no questions asked!Real Talk who knows Lucky might have made a deal to make a woman Executive Secretary here!

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  15. HONEST INDIAN says:

    DISGUISED BRUTES

    Is the present leadership of the SWRC animals of another kind–brutes?

    Here is the what a brute is:

    1 : of or relating to beasts <the ways of the brute world….
    2 : inanimate….
    3 : characteristic of an animal in quality, action, or instinct: as….
    a : cruel, savage <brute violence….
    b : not working by reason <brute instinct….
    4 : purely physical <brute force….
    5 : unrelievedly harsh <brute necessity….

    I could describe our leaders as, "relating to beasts or inanimate, and cruel." But the best fit is [b] "not working by reason." Now why are they placed under this definition?

    For the last 2 years the constituents and ministers have been told that the Conference was in some deep financial "poopy," almost to the point of insolvency. The Executive Committee was so angered at the over spending at the camp ground and the the 3 leaders going rogue, that they voted no confidence and wanted their resignations. Then, the 3 headstones came up with the bright idea of terminating and retiring workers to "save the Conference." WAS THIS A BRUTISH LIE OR NOT?

    Down in Houston there are respected business persons who sat on and still are sitting on the Executive Committee. One is a pastor and the other a well respected financial business person who actually chaired one of the coommittes that had to confront these earth shattering economic issues. I mention this because some of you in Houston need to get on your high horses and compell these men to tell you ALL the truth and nothing but the truth so you can hold the SWRC Administration accountabe with the facts instead of weak questioning and empty rhetoric.

    How dare the President refer to a woman who asked a question, as "Sweetheart;" as this should be her place and status in the room. Brutish!

    Now, by definition, "not working by reason'" or BRUTISH seems to characterize the 3 leaders well along with the Executive Committee. Now Why….?

    They are still hiring more workers. They are still buying property. They are still spending God's money in out of control fashion. They are still secretly making universal decisions with out your consent. They are now making workers pay for their life inusurance for the first time. They are still under estimating you and disrespecting you as a church member. And these 3, along with the penthouse committtee, together are still refusing to be transparent.

    IF THINGS WERE REALY AS BAD AS THE BIG 3 AND THE FINANCE COMMITTE MADE IT OUT TO BE, HOW DID WE GET OUT OF A CRISIS SO FAST? OR….

    ARE WE STILL IN THE SAME CRISIS? OR….

    WAS THIS ALL A BRUTAL LIE? A CRISIS TO GET YOU TO GIVE MORE AND TO GET RID OF SOME UNWANTED WORKERS? OR….

    TO PAINT A LEGACY ON THE BACKS OF MINISTERS AND WORKERS? ….So they can say on "D" day, " we have gone where no other leaders have within this Conference, the Union, the NAD or the GC. BRUTAL!

    Would you really elect or reelect BRUTES! To do so would make all of us fall under the same definition of being Brutal! That is to put the constituents through another 4-5 years of Brutality led by Brutal Tyrants.

    The only way to get rid of a brute would be to domesticate them. I mean to put them in a zoo where they are "controlled fed" and live in A circumstantial cage of some kind and an illlusory dream world all to themselves where they can enjoy the life of retirement, toegther. Really! ….Where they can contemplate along time over the people they maimed. BRUTES!

    Honest Indian

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Did Big dawg call 1 of the constituents “sweetheart” last Sunday in Houston?How arrogant,cocky and politically incorrect!Having served in Union all those years should teach him that much!Maybe he doesn’t care or know any better!He needs to be terminated on the spot!By the way,Lil Wimpie must go too as well as Lucky and Shirley the fake Poodle!They need to restore all the money that they stole,embezzled and extorted before they leave or not be exonerated until it is replaced!Lucky needs to be sent packing back to Jamaica or Bermuda or both!You know it hard out here anyway!

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Shirley the poodle trots back to the kennel without having to answer about overspending at the campground last year!But will it stand the test of time?What is Wimpy doing about all of this?

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  18. MY EDITORIAL says:

    THE DAILY EDITORIAL

    What a week we have had! If you stop to think about it we are blessed. If you are reading this editorial you are alive. Amen! So today, just before the Sabbath, we can look back and contemplate living when we could be dead. So, while you are reading this blog stop for a moment and give honor to the God who has kept you alive.

    During this week we have explored politics once again from a lens that reveal perhaps, somethings that you might not have thought of, like exploring the future expectations of politics within our Conference. Perhaps you have read some of the recent artlicles and may not agree with some of the content. I would say to all those who may experience such feelings that this is Ok. Because at least you are confronted with your beliefs and values as to whether they are right or wrong.

    Who else would challenge you to explore how you feel or the feelings of others who experienced a different feeling than yours? Let’s grow up together! It is our opinion and our opinions are subject to be wrong.

    Therefore, I say, rather than look at a problem from only one side consider that an issue(s) may have multiple sides, and if you don’t expore the other sides and test them with facts, your opinions or side could be wrong. A worldview is not about whose Christianity is greater than the other person, but really about whether a worldview stands up to Jesus’ biblical worldview in relationship to our/your perceptions and perspectives. Because this is where the hammer hits the road. Salvation rises above the issues we cherish and the opinions of others we don’t agree with.

    What have we learned from the infamous Jim Jones? We have learned that we should never place our trust completely in any so called religious leader. Those who did, lost their lives at Jonestown because they believed Jones’ Satanic worldview. Whoever is our leader(s), we are to hold them under the radar of accountability. Because, if we don’t they can sell, buy or have another self interest that might not be consistent with Jesus’ biblical worldview.

    Consequently, all of our thoughts, decisions, responses, attitudes etc. should be passsed through the teachings of Jesus Christ whether administrator, departmental leader or pastor in a church. Then, what we do or say will have real meaning and our actions will speak louder than words.

    May God bless the SWRC and all who are giving service to the Lord we serve.

    HAPPY SABBATH!

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  19. Leroy Brown says:

    The end is near!

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  20. Johnny Cochran! says:

    These are the times that try men’s souls!What is really going on?Is anybody paying attention?How did Lucky get dropped by texas conference get picked up by the “negroe”conference be given a church that was relatively easy get on conference committee and besmirk his way into ministerial man?How did Frank Dino and Jerry stand idly by due to their hatred of helvius and let Lucky get that spot?Are they smoking dope or doing pure crack cocaine?Talk about Stewardship!This administration has made more mockery of stewardship than all other administrations combined!All 5 states should come together just to kick his behind!
    Listening to stupid Lucky ,calculated snake that he is,the baptisms dropped under the redistricting plan funds were embezzled and misspent on campground and other places,never being accounted for and these same negroes expect to be voted back into office!They have actually done worse than the previous administration if that could ever been imagined possible!We thought his years at the Union would have brought us prosperity and help but instead we have diminished whatever gain we may have accidently acquired under the ruthless and worthless previous administration!The Bible does say that evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse!One inspired writer says that people will change their leaders willingly hoping for an improvement,only to find out that they have gone from bad to worse!Well SWRC has handily won that prize!Now the only thing to do is pray,fast,and throw the entire staff out of the office!Unfortunately this means the janitors too!Everybody must go!No one and nothing should be left to remind us of any former mistakes and mishaps of this administration!The ordained men in the office should be given districts to pastor and if they don’t want that then make them retire!The “administrative assistants” should be forced to retire if they have 30 years and those who don’t have 30 years should begin actively seeking new employment!Lucky should be thoroughly investigated and then sent back to the island that he came from!how dare he make fun of the way we speak and we cannot understand 2 words of what he is saying!Big Dawg with his health condition should never have been asked nor should he have accepted the position of President knowing that he only took it to get even with those who remember how he and his cohorts backstabbed Sister Helen Turner even if they thought she deserved it!These are not spiritual people this is nothing but spiritual wickedness in heavenly places!We need to sober up and be vigilant because our adversary is coming with younger demons planning to come in and take over and vote out those who have born the battle in the heat of the day!How much of a whirlwind are you willing to reap!Watch out because the young little pups are yipping and yapping to be granted highest place and highest privileges and have done nothing close to sacrifice to deserve or earn it!IOf this happens,we cannot say that we were not warned!Pray for this administration!Pray and fast for this administration pray that they will confess and repent and resign or retire before they are voted out or put out before they do anymore damage!pray that their judgment will be swift and public and serve as a reminder that God is not to be trifled with nor does He tolerate mistreatment or lack of respect of His servants ie the pastors!Stand up and be counted before more pastoral casualties take place!Since the gloves do fit,you cannot acquit!!!!!!!!!!!!!Remember, the Union and the Division are looking down on us to see if we want to do the right thing!

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  21. Pastor says:

    As a pastor of this great Conference, and speaking for myself, I am deeply moved by the recent events of our current leadership. When I first came into this Conference it was the the Return of Jesus that motivated me to work beyond a paycheck and sacrifice to see people saved, I still have that desire but it is being hindered and frustrated by “rocks thrown in the road,” big rocks, to kill a pastor’s ministry–to deliberately cause him to stumble and fall. It cuts deep or is like your “friend” who would use a razor sharp blade to cut your throat. It hurts, and ministry should not be visualzed in this way by both Leadership and fellow pastors.

    I would like to think differently toward fellow pastors, but the blunt of their “hammer” I have felt–especially by the ones I loved and trusted. For instance, the worse thing I ever witnessed in the history of the SWRC was the slaughter of God’s Chosen and the utter disrespect and humiliation at ordination service in 2014, followed by the termination and retiring of pastors for leadership’s selfish desires, covered up with empty rhetoric.

    But worse than this–the constituents use to stand against an administration that became “rogue” with their own desires of milking the system for everything and denying the system to the pastors who deserve something. Back in the day the Constituents would address the real issues and if necessary were not afraid to make changes.

    Along side this are pastors who are afraid to stand for anything. Paid off! Or looking for something “better” to ascend to the heights of self glorification. Does this not follow the pretentious character of the devil?

    By the way, it is alright for the so called “in power guys” to say whatever they please about someone whom they feel is not with “them” and their political addiction for power, while they seek to sequester the voices that call their “hand.” Yes, their is nothing wrong with prosecuting our leaders and their decisions in order to get the TRUTH.

    The truth be told is, the average member could careless or is ignorant about the terrible mistakes this President and all under him have done. I see no repentence on their part because they are not sorry for their mistakes and those they injured. I do believe the current President to be vindictive and would cover-up bad deals to save his hide. So yes–prosecute for the truth!

    Don’t get mad at me because I feel this way. Hey this is my opinion! Everyone has one! I want to see Jesus come as much as the President, Secretary or Treasurer including Lucky the Ministerial Man.

    If God put people in office and takes them down why do you use “human means” to stay where you are? That is, to plot the demise of fellow workers in order to hopefully set up a run on the Office so you can stay in place. What are you really afraid of? Being put out? God puts whoever he wants in office UNTIL it becomes a human process of political secrecy and positioning. That cannot be of God.

    An example to refer to might be the kings of Israel or pagan nations. They may not have always been God’s choice but they were still accountable for their stewardship. When will we see the results of God’s choice? Decisions speak well of who God has chosen. Some Presidents and leaders have never been called for those position. They came about through “human means” that circumvented God because WE did not seek God out!

    I don’t think that it is God’s choice to buy property and build mega buildings at a time when we are suppose to be financing evangelism in these last days. We can never reach our communities in this way when the resources are staying up in the penthouse. Or get this–to be hinedered by bureacratic paper work just to get evangelism funds to do our work in the communities we serve. Or a book to fill out just to get our paycheck. This can be compared to all the paper work people had to fill out just to get immediate assistance for help when the hurricanes hit New Oreleans and New Jersy. To this day government funds have never reached the people because of a criminal mind to make it hard for a person to get processed.

    Finally and this thought, the Union President demonstrated where the greatest potential of the World Church exists–it is the local Church. He placed the most significant area of the denomination at the top of the pyramid—meaning that the local church should be considered first–because that is where the money flows from. Kudos Larry Moore! This means that the local pastor should not be hindered with power, control and stupidity for evangelism funds or a pay check (see the Record). Could it be that someone or someones want to show what a great administrator he or they are or control people.

    Let’s rise above RHETORIC and seek God first. Seeking out God means confronting the real issues.

    God bless….Pastor

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    • ANNONYMOUS says:

      Yes I will reply to this….

      In the recent moves, who dId the President pick on? Look at it this way before I answer.

      We know who he didn’t mess with. He did not mess with Thompson, Polite, Cox, Jones, Weegar, Weech, Brooks, Joseph or for equity, anyone in the office. He messed with workers he felt he could get away with, with little resistence. Pastors with smaller congregations, retirees and stipend workers. The former above list are all men who have so called large churches.

      By there own admission it was their strategy because the larger churches in the end have more of a chance to control the large committee that selects who will be on the nominating committee, who eventually will select the President and other leaders.

      Now the President might say that he didn’t do it by himself, a committee did it.This is a cowardly attitude at looking at the past mistakes made by him or his gophers. As President he owns all the decisions both good and bad.

      What he doesn’t admit to is that Lucky has talked about him in a slick way of betrayal behind his back–distancing himself from the President’s actions. How blind!

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  22. I JUST WANT TO KNOW says:

    This is incredible!

    Thank you for the comical depiction of the current political affairs of the Southwest Region Conference. Its funny!

    What people don’t know is that the Ministerial Man is NOT the hardest working departmental/minister in the SWRC. In fact he is lazy. Remember, as mentioned above, he is an impressionist at best. You can’t be working hard for Pastors, members when you you have two jobs–a church 300 miles away from the SWRC office. “A kingdom divided is a sitting duck.” His duck is sitting and reaping all the benefits he can for himself and his future.

    I am not sorry for our Conference if the constituents will let Administrators get a pass for bad management. Leroy said it best that we are in trouble if the Constituents let these people in Dallas get a bye.

    Do something saints!

    Are you aware that the SWRC sold the Kiest Property for $800,000. Did they tell you before they sold the property? Did you know that they recently purchased some property next to the camp ground? Did the President tell you as he promised when he was elected?

    Yet the administrators have told us a year ago that they had to make cuts because the Conference was/is near insolvency. How can you be in a financial dive, then cut workers, increase the districts with three and four churches and continue to spend. Was it really for the purpose of more youthful minister, political strategy or to cover their out right bad unethical behavior? Or all of the above?

    What about the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE? That committee voted “No Confidence” on all 3 Administrators and asked for their resignations. Are you that “nuts” to give any of them a second chance? They are still spending money.

    Comrades in Houston, if it is true that you let the Administrators squeak by, you missed your opportunity of truth. And you will reap the wind. But all is not lost. Investigate these things and be informed as a member concerning your Conference. If they are dishonest to tell you the truth about how God’s money and your money are being spent, then don’t clap your hands with approval. It is insane to do so. Nuts! The men and women sacrificed by their decisions and your inability to address the hard questions are accountable to God for terrible stewardship.

    Have you ever thought why they would hold a Town Hall Meeting on a Sunday morning when most people went home and not to come back on Saturday night? Answer: So you would not have the people present to ask the real important questions.

    Stand up Saints!

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  23. Johnny Cochran! says:

    Great Scott! how did Houston sleep through the chance to expose embezzlement and extortion on the conference level?All the churches being audited and the conference auditing itself?How else could they skate pass being questioned by the constituents about the events over the last twelve months?Who is overseeing the Treasurer?Is she a law unto herself?What does the Union have to say about any of this?Does the Union say anything because our current president was with them for so long?Houston, you missed your opportunity,lets hope the other ares do not!Meantime,Big Dawg,Shirley the Poodle,and Wimpy got off the hook in Houston with Lucky leading the pack!How much evil can they get away with and go unchecked?Tune in tomorrow same time same station!Thyis time the “gloves do fit so you cannot acquit!

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  24. Johnny Cochran! says:

    Leroy where are you getting your facts?Lucky don’t mean any harm he gave us the wonderful redistricting plan and our baptisms took a dive but nobody asked questions about the campground debacle at the last town hall meeting because Lucky helped steer their attention in a total different direction1Nobody asked Big Shirley about overspending at the campground and when some lady asked too many questions Big Dawg shut down the meeting!
    nobody asked about overspending at the campground or the no confidence vot that the big three received for impotent performance
    bidg Dawg ,Big Shirley and Lil Wimpy dodged a few bullets because they didnt have to lie about why they overspent at the campground!Lucky is claiming credit for the distraction!Can you believe Houston slept through that opportunity?

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  25. Leroy Brown says:

    rUN LITTLE CHILUN RUn DE DEBIL DONE LOOSED IN de land!Lucky is full of the devil!He is just about to pour dirt into Big dawgs casket and the assume the throne brining in all young workers who will swear loyalty to him!Even Big Dawg is singing Luckys praises saying he is the hardest working man in ministry not knowing that Lucky plans to kill off all the senior guys replacing them with young loyal guys!Watch out Wimpy Lucky is coming after you too!You better take out Lucky before he takes you out Wimpy Wimpy watchout Wimpy Lucky is out to get you too!I might be your onlyy hope Wimpy call me!
    the workers who are left behind you better watch out you better not pout Lucky is planning to put you out and Southwest Region will become a West Indian Region Conference Mon! Curry Rice,curry chicken,curry everything mon!Bob Marley music and Michael Manley styled government compliments of Lucky Mon!Et Mon!

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