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I Love My Droid!

Posted in Family n Friends, Religion, Technology on June 9, 2010 by bakerboi

Hello all, I know long time no hear. I’m obligated to give you an explanation to my whereabouts for the last month or two. You would not believe how busy I have been with my bday, the business, work, deaths in the family, robberies and kids graduating from high school, middle school and grade school. I’ve been a crazy man and it’s all coming to an end in a couple of weeks.

See, I told you it has been too much going in my life. I am thankful the Lord has blessed me with such beautiful family and friends. Without the Lord in my life I would not be making it today. So, anyway here’s what coming in the next day or two. I’m going to fill you in on all the above mention circumstances up to this point, but for right now I’m going to tell you how much I love my fully customizable Motorola Droid.

I have been playing with this thing all day now and I can’t put it down. I have rooted my droid, install OS updates android 2.2 and man this thing is a beast. I can begin to tell you the thing I can do with my droid, it’s unbelievable. Ok, well I will just not right now because I’m blogging from it right now and my thumbs are starting to hurt, lol. Later.

Who Gets Wake Up calls?

Posted in Family n Friends, Hip Hop, Life, Relationships, Religion on January 12, 2010 by bakerboi

OK, skip all the pleasantries and let’s get down to business, baby.  Can you say 50 BABY!!!!!  Inside joke.  Ok, but for real I came across a video I would like yalls to take a look at and tell me what you think.  First, I’m going to say a little something about the video and the meaning I THINK it has.  The video is from Malice of the Clipse and it’s called “Wake Up Calls” and in this video, mini movie where he is going through the motions of everyday life until one day he has to start making all kind of decisions about his life.  Long story short you can take a lot from this piece because it has so many underlying meanings and blunt force trauma meanings as well.

Check it out here:  Wake Up Calls

Now to the questions for today, who gets wake up calls?  I believe we all do, hold up at least the ones who believe.  Everyone gets warnings, some stronger than others depending on  who you are and how your releationship is with the Lord.  In the video Malice quotes Hebrews 12:5 and when ever someone quotes anything from the Bible I search it for myself on my cell (technology, isn’t it great)  and sure enough it’s right there in black and white.

Hebrews 12:5-11 (New King James Version)

5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
“ My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
6 For whom the LORD loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”[a]
7 If[b] you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Can you comprehend what was just said?  Let me know and we will continue this convo later on.  DEEP!!!!!!!

BTW, the Clipse latest album “Til The Caskets Drops” is an instant classic.  Go cop that and enjoy for your listening pleasures.

Instanst Classic

HAPPY FREAKING NEW YEARS, 2010…. LET IT BEGIN!

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Politics, Relationships, Religion on January 7, 2010 by bakerboi

Hey, Hey, Hey….. In the words of Fat Albert.  What the hell’s been going on with yall?  Well, I had a very busy holiday season, had a lot going on.  I had a lost in my family.  My 1st second cousin, cousin Bobby was murdered in Dayton, Oh on December 7, 2009.  It hurt a lot because it was so unexpected and sudden, but I guess that how it goes when it’s your time.  He was young too, he was like 33 and he leaves behind  kids who truly miss him already.  It’s a shame, another family without a father figure.  Do you know what’s funny is that 9 times out of 10 his murders also didn’t have a father figure.  Now, that says something about how a cycle works.

You see a cycle is something that keeps going in the same direction, normally a circle without any chance of being changed or stopping.  That’ s why it’s said you have to BREAK the cycle to accomplish the impossible.  We have to break this cycle of dysfunctional families, single parent homes, black on black crime, violence  and murder.  Nevertheless, we all know that’s not going to happen because for my Christian brother and sisters out there it was already written.  It’s going to get worst before it gets better.  I know I have said that many time before, but yall should know me by now, I’m going to keep saying it until I can’t say it no mo’ (a little down south talk for ya).

I know what you are asking, but how can we change, how can we break the cycle.  That’s a simple answer, instead of looking for others to help us, we have to learn to help ourselves.  We have to take accountability for ourselves, we have to learn to be better parents and teachers, anything that does with community has to be the starting place.  See we’ve looked in the wrong direction, we looked for others for change and hope, but all along we should  have looked to each other and the Lord for strength and guidance in breaking this cycle of genocide.  Yeah, I said it because with the way we’ve been programmed to do for self today, all it has brought us is pain and death.  It’s all about the money, honey and how far you can get and what you can get, which has people without the means thinking that it’s OK to get rich or die trying, when in fact all that leads to is incarceration, death and destruction.  Ultimately, breaking down of the family structure.  Can anyone refute that?  Can you tell me I’m lying?  What are your thoughts, come on.  Talk to me.

Stop Beating a Dead Horse…..

Posted in Blogroll, Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Religion on December 9, 2009 by bakerboi

I haven’t gotten any question or responses from my last two blogs, so I’m assuming that we are all good.  However, when you assume you make an ass out of yourself, so with that said let’s keep it moving and on to the next.

Shouts out to my family RIP Bobby, you will be missed cousin.

Now, I’m writing with a heavy heart, as you can see from the previous statement my family and I have had a lost.  My cousin was shot 4 times in the back while running from his attackers.  I really don’t know where to start, but I will say this, in these times of violence, sorrow and depression protect your neck and keep a watchful eye because anyone can become a victim at anytime.

I have a funny way at looking at death.  I mean, I’m not afraid of dying I’m more afraid of the way I’m going to die.  We’re all guaranteed 2 things in this life and that’s Death and Taxes and you can only run from both of them for so long.  Also, as all of you (all 4 of you we a cult now, lol) should know by now is that I’m a  Christian and I believe the Lord is my savior.  I don’t split roots, meaning there’s no denomination here, all that does is leave more room for the devil to divide.  So for what I’m worth and believe we all owe death.  One way or another we have to answer that call and that’s ok because we were giving life and one day we will have to give it back.  I don’t feel like death is a punishment, like that’s the end all to be all.  I know that it’s the ending of life and the beginning of eternal life, it’s a vessel to get from a place to another.  Meaning, us living here right now is the main vessel and death is the cruise vessel because we’ll rest in peace and don’t have to worry about what’s going on with the living.  At lest for now, because it seems things are changing very fast and if you believe like I do you seem something going on here on this  earth of ours.  Well, that’s another conversation all together, but you can read between the lines.

Well, I said all that to say this.  In my eyes we all have a day when we have to hold ’em and fold ’em and if it’s your day to fold ’em then make sure you are prepared because this life right here my friends is not the end.  However, some people with certain lifestyles can speed up this process and bring death to themselves like a newspaper man brings the morning paper.  If you live a high risk lifestyle to eaches own, but know this for all the thrills and enjoyment of it we all have a price to pay.  May the Lord bless you and yours and Peace.

Fashionably Catholic… (Crickets)

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Religion on July 14, 2009 by bakerboi

150px-Rosary_2006-01-16imagesWhoa Nelly, how are my TbTer’s (Truth Be Told family), yeah I just made that up.  I’m creative like that.  Hell, JD got Lifer’s (and yes, I’m one).  See, it doesn’t take much to become one, you just got to accept it and roll with it.  Like for instance Lifer’s and TbTer’s, these are not clubs per se , but more like ummmmm labels if you will.  You don’t go around screaming in public “Yo, I’m a TbT’er”, unless you could redeem some type of coupon and get you some free ice cream or something.  Would you?  If so let me know I can put something together because I always want to get more readers and make them into TbTer’s, sweet.

Anyway, back to the moral to this post, is it me or are there a large amount of people who are now Catholic.  I mean, I see tons of entertainers and athletes rocking Rosary beads chains with ice out crosses or rosary chain tattoo’s on their neck, arms, hand and feet.  This is what I call being Fashionable Catholic, it’s the 2009 version of the Kafeyah Scarf.  Dont’ get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with your religious preference, just as long as you believe in something greater than yourself, you cool with me.

However, what I do have a problem with is using certain aspects of one religion as a fashion statement and not knowing what’s the truth meaning of the piece as a whole as it relates to the religion.  It’s like the Star of David is in style now and you would see Muslims rocking it hard like it’s what they are suppose to do.  No, not acceptable, when will the line be drawn?  When will enough be enough, tends are coming back around now after 20 years with some little changes, but this is not it.  I remember rocking a Benz symbol back in the day and that was cool because not only did you steal the emblem, you had the nerve to rock it with a chain.  So hard.  Rocking Rosary Beads are not cool, millions of people take that religion very serious, just like other people do with all the other religions of the world.

I can’t front tho, the scarf and the beads do look cool, but does that mean I have to represent something that I’m not or disrespect my own religion by crossing over?  I think that’s the problem in a nutshell, people are not as spiritual or religion like they use to be, it seems now-a-day it’s all about getting yours and not really deciding or declaring what religion or spiritual road your are taking.  And that’s cool for you, but how is it going to be 50 years from now?  Will the line be drawn or will there not be a line on what’s acceptable and anything goes?  I think we’re headed for a different time and there’s a change going on.  More and more people are becoming open to what they once deemed to be against and accepting what was once out of the norm.  Is that good or bad?  I guess it depends on who you ask.

Swine Flu Season………

Posted in Culture, Life, Religion on April 29, 2009 by bakerboi

PLEASE NOTE…IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, PLEASE GOOGLE IT, LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!

Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Think about that for a minute……. AND NOW the BOMB!!!!!

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
ST MATTHEW
CHAPTER 24

1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to ashew him the buildings of the btemple.

2 And Jesus said unto them, aSee ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one bstone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3 ¶ And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the asign of thy coming, and of the end of the bworld?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man adeceive you.

5 For many shall come in my aname, saying, I am bChrist; and shall cdeceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of awars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not btroubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For anation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be bfamines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of asorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall akill you: and ye shall be bhated of all nations cfor my name’s sake.

10 And then shall many be aoffended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many afalse prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because ainiquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax bcold.

13 But he that shall aendure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 And this agospel of the bkingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the cend come.

15 When ye therefore shall see the aabomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the bholy place, (whoso readeth, let him cunderstand🙂

16 Then let them which be in Judaea aflee into the mountains:

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19 And awoe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

21 For then shall be great atribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those adays shall be shortened.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; abelieve it not.

24 For there shall arise afalse bChrists, and cfalse prophets, and shall shew great dsigns and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall edeceive the very felect.

25 Behold, I have told you before.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the asecret chambers; believe it not.

27 For as the alightning cometh out of the beast, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be agathered together.

29 ¶ Immediately after the tribulation of those adays shall the bsun be cdarkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the asign of the Son of man in bheaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth cmourn, and they shall see the dSon of man coming in the clouds of heaven with epower and great fglory.

31 And he shall send his aangels with a great sound of a btrumpet, and they shall gather together his celect from the four winds, from one end of dheaven to the other.

32 Now learn a parable of the afig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that ait is near, even at the bdoors.

34 Verily I say unto you, This ageneration shall not pass, till all these bthings be cfulfilled.

35 Heaven and earth shall apass away, but my bwords shall not cpass away.

36 ¶ But of that aday and bhour knoweth no man, no, not the cangels of heaven, but my Father only.

37 But as the days of aNoe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the aflood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 ¶ aWatch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be abroken up.

44 Therefore be ye also aready: for in such an bhour cas ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45 Who then is a afaithful and bwise cservant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46 Blessed is that aservant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord adelayeth his coming;

49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Too much for you, I know.  Just throwing it out there, put it out there like ummmm what’s this?  And the coldest part is that this is the beginning of sorrow!  Whoa!  Yeah,  nobody’s talking about the truth because we all trying to be politically correct and all because some people don’t believe and that’s cool too, but you know how I do… Beat it in your head to the white meat until you get it.

The Falling Away……

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Politics, Rant n Rave, Relationships, Religion, SEX on April 8, 2009 by bakerboi

Well, hello there my good friends.  Long time no hear, a lot has been going on since we last spoke.  Let me get right to it.  I was speaking to a friend of mind over the weekend about things you and your REAL folks talk about i.e mutual friends, family and all things in between.  My friend brought up my blog and how he loves to read it.  I can dig it, I really appreciated that, I told him.  He goes on to say how I keep it real and raw and again I thanked him for that and I go on to explain why I try to have it that way.  Then in the mist of conversation about this, that and a third we talked about other blogs we like to read and particular time when I let all my friends know to check out a new blog I found because it was cool and it talks about relationships, sex and things of that nature and the response it has gotten from the viewing public.  Then I had an enlightening moment where it was right there as plain as day and I thought to myself and spoke these words “you know it’s a shame how people love to talk about sex and violence, but when it comes to real life raw things people tend to veer away”.

Was this me hating on a fellow Blogger or just making a point about circumstances related to more negative issues as a whole?  It’s not hate because I enjoy being entertained and that’s what it is,  entertainment.  However, you hardly hear about the real Blogs, the people who have to say something concerning our plight.  I mean sometime I cuss, rant and rave, crack jokes and act a damn fool, but most times when I write it’s about something that has bothered me to the point of expressing myself and letting whoever want to know about it, read it.

I guess what I’m trying to say is this and it’s a segway to the title of the blog in the first place.  There’s a Falling Away happening right now as we speak.  For those of you that know what I’m speaking of, know what I mean and for those of you who don’t “Google it”.

Not that I’m the end-all-to-be-all expert on issues of the Bible, but I know somethings and have learned to seen the signs of things to come.  And that’s what I write about, I guess you can say I write on the issues leading up to the Falling Away, for the most part.  The events in our society and the world that just don’t seem right, like things that are not suppose to happen, happens.  Look at all media outlets and tell me what do you see?  I see crime, sex, violence, drug, murder, suicide, economic issues, financial issues and that’s just the beginning of it all.  I just read an article in Newsweek titled “The End of Christian America” and it doesn’t directly link the Falling Away to the article, but you can read between the lines for yourself and see what’s going.  These are trying times in the world right now and it doesn’t look good for anyone.  I just pray that we can make it through safely, but that’s being optimistic, to say the least.  Let’s me see what you think: