Pentru ca si eu am doua fete, si sunt Tata , nu pot sa nu fiu de acord cu ce spunde aceasta doamna. Hannah Montana , bleahhhh …

mileyDear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you.

Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word “no,” made you change your clothes before leaving the house, or never spanked your butt for deliberate defiance.

If you ever even consider doing something like that, I promise you that I will run up and twerk so you will see how ridiculous twerking looks. I will duct tape your mouth shut so your tongue doesn’t hangout like an overheated hound dog. I will smack any male whom you decide to smash against his pelvis – after I first knock you on your butt for forgetting how a lady acts in public.

Why would I do that? Because I love you and I want you to respect yourself. Miley Cyrus is not edgy or cool or sexy. She’s a desperate girl screaming for attention: Notice me. Tell me I’m pretty. See how hot I am. I know all the guys want me. All the girls want to be me.

You probably know girls who will emulate this behavior at the next school dance. Don’t do it with them. You are far too valuable to sell yourself so cheaply. Walk away. Let the boys gawk and know in your heart that they see only a body that can be used for their pleasure and then forgotten.

I’m sorry if you’ve ever felt sad because I haven’t gushed over everything you’ve done. My role is to praise when praise is due, but also to offer constructive criticism and correction when it is needed as well. I’m sorry if you’ve ever felt demoralized because your Instagram following isn’t in the thousands, and I’m sorry those “selfies” can never capture how amazingly beautiful you truly are. I’m sorry if you’ve ever wished you had a friend instead of a mom, and I promise you that I will probably get worse when you hit high school.

Dear daughter, I am going to fight or die trying to keep you from becoming like the Miley Cyruses of the world.

You can thank me later.




Viata Vesnica???

untitledStiu , sunt Pastor , in concluzie e normal sa cred in viata de apoi . nu? Logic,..  ( logic… ce mai e logic azi?)

Oare cati oameni mai cared azi in viata vesnica?  Viata dupa moarte?  Binenteles ca multi oameni vor spune ca da, cred. Dar eu nu caut afirmatii si intentia mea nu este sa „smulg ” niste declaratii  doctrinare corecte.  Oare astazi mai credem in viata vesnica? Sunt cateva lucrurii pe care le am in vedere atunci cand pun aceasta intrebare.  Cred din toata inima ca daca raspunsul la aceasta intrebare este unul afirmativ , atunci aceasta credinta in viata vesnica  TREBUIE sa se vada. O credinta AUTENTICA in viata vesnica schimba radical modul in care :

1- Noi traim in fiecare zi. Daca cineva crede cu adevarat in viata vesnica, traieste cu sfintenie si curatie de inima. Aceasta credinta ii va modela comportamentul si caracterul.

2- Noi ne vom cheltui resursele noastre. Felul in care ne cheltuim banii, va defini unde ne este comoara noastra si unde e comoara este si inima. modul cel mai simplu , uneori , de-a vedea unde ne este comoara , este sa ne uitam pe ce am cheltuit bani si resursele noastre in ultimele luni. Acolo de este inima!  Cine crede in viata vesnica , va strange comori in cer.  Este credincios in a investi , banii , resursele personale in lucrurile cu valoare vesnica. Va da partea Domnului credincios, va investi si va sustine lucrarea misionara,…… E drept, azi putini mai sunt cei care cred cu adevarat in viata vesnica. Viata de aici, aceasta farama , mizera , si scurta a exsistentei noastre, ne-a captat toata atentia.  …

3- Noi vom vesti Evanghelia. Cine crede in viata vesnica, nu are liniste sufleteasca , pana nu imparte vestea buna a mantuirii cu cei nemantuiti din jurul lui. Pentru cine crede cu adevarat in viata vesnica,  vestirea Evangheliei devine o chestiune serioasa, de viata si de moarte. Este lucrul care poate face cu adevarat diferenta pentru oameni.  Omul cu credinta in viata vesnica, va  spune si va sustine Evanghelia, IN ORICE LOC SI IN ORICE MOMENT.

Oare cati mai cred azi in viata vesnica?  Daca e sa judecam intrebarea dupa felul in care traim, dupa felul in care sunt Bisericile astazi si dupa felul in care credinciosi de azi isi traiesc viata si isi stabilesc prioritatile, ….. putini , cativa mai cred cu adevarat in viata vesnica. Cu regret,…

Sa ne rugam pentru Egipt,..

SAT-7 CEO Commentary

Understanding the present situation in Egypt

– Written by Dr. Terence Ascott, CEO and Founder, SAT-7 International

Nicosia, 18:00 CET, August 15, 2013

Many of us involved in Christian ministry in Egypt are appalled at the misunderstandings about the situation in Egypt being propagated by even normally balanced international media like the BBC, and the way it has, in general, portrayed the Muslim Brotherhood as the victims of injustice.

So, on behalf of myself, Ramez Atallah (General Secretary for The Bible Society of Egypt), Pastor Fayez Ishaq (part of the leadership team at Kasr El Dubarrah Evangelical Church), other ministry leaders in Egypt and the leadership of Middle East Concern, please allow me to paint a bigger picture of what has been going on the past year or so:

Yes, former President Morsi was elected “democratically” in June 2012, but only by the slimmest of majorities, and only 13 million people (out of a total population of 83 million) voted for Morsi at all. And yet he took this as a mandate to do as he wanted, with a winner-takes-all attitude. His new government was not inclusive and he quickly appointed former Muslim Brotherhood leaders (some with previous convictions for violence or incitement to violence) to serve as regional Governors or government Ministers. In November 2012, he illegally gave himself new sweeping powers to act without censure, and rushed through a new pro-Islamic constitution despite the protests and boycotts from liberals, moderate Muslims and Christians, and then he refused to call for new elections – as had previously been agreed to do after a new constitution had been adopted.

And, of course, the economy was very poorly managed by the new Ministers, whose only apparent qualification for office was the fact that they were Muslim Brotherhood loyalists. By the end of 2012 the country’s infrastructure had begun to fall apart, electricity and fuel supplies became unreliable, prices for basic commodities soared and Egypt struggled to get much needed international financing.

By June 30, 2013, on the first anniversary of Morsi’s election to office, the Egyptian people had had enough! Perhaps as many as 30 million people came out to demonstrate against Morsi continuing in office – this included many who had voted for Morsi a year before and, even if the figure of 30 million cannot be independently verified, it is clear that the number of people on the street was far more than the number of people who had ever voted for Morsi. But, unlike the President of any normal democracy, he refused to go, or even seek a renewed mandate through new elections – confirming to many that the Muslim Brotherhood were just using the new democracy in Egypt to establish a theocracy.

In a situation like this, the last line of defence for democracy is the army. They alone have the power to re-start the democratic process and, by (very) popular demand and with due notice, the army did step in and remove the former President – to the absolute delight and relief of MOST Egyptians!

In the past 6 weeks the Muslim Brotherhood has occupied a number of public spaces, to demonstrate for the reinstatement of the former President (currently being held by the army and facing charges related to abuse of power, including substantial material and intelligence support to Hamas). Unlike the peaceful occupation of Tahrir Square by demonstrators in January 2011, and again at the end of June 2013, these Muslim Brotherhood occupations were dominated by calls for violence against the army, the police, the liberals and, specifically, the Coptic Christians in Egypt – all resulting in the violence witnessed on August 14th, when police stations, hospitals, private and public property were destroyed. Many Christian churches (at least 40 so far), homes and businesses were also attacked, as well as a monastery, three religious societies, three key bookshops belonging to the Bible Society in Egypt, three Christian schools and an orphanage.


Scenes from this week’s civil unrest:

Weapons brought to the Rabaa sit-in by civilians.
Weapons brought to the Rabaa sit-in by civilians.


The Coptic Orthodox Pope, HH Tawadrous II made a statement about the attacks on churches this week, saying that this had been expected and, as Egyptians and Christians, we are considering our church buildings as a sacrifice to be made for our beloved Egypt”. Other church leaders have made similar statements, stressing that church buildings don’t make the Church but the Church is the Body of Christ, made of people who have their faith in Him, and that is getting stronger as it passes through these challenging times.

It is also important and encouraging to note that some Muslims went to protect churches and that, in return, many Christians then sent messages to their fellow Muslim citizens saying, “buildings can be rebuilt again, but you are priceless, so stay safe, and don’t worry about the churches”. And the Egyptian government also announced today that the State would take the financial responsibility for the rebuilding of damaged churches.

The Muslim Brotherhood have been, and remain very effective in portraying themselves as the victims to the media, pointing to how Morsi had been “democratically” elected and that the army “coup” was a major setback to the country’s democratic progress. They have known what buttons to push with the Western press and this seems to be the version that most of the World is hearing – but it is not a version of truth that resonates with the vast majority of Egyptians.

And, while the loss of life these past few days has been most regrettable it has not only been Muslim Brotherhood supporters that have died, and there has been scant reporting on the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempts to destabilise Egypt, its calls for violence against the government and its supporters; and there has been a total lack of reporting concerning weapons that the Brotherhood had in the camps and used against the army as it sought to dismantle the sit-ins.

In closing, can I ask for your prayers for this important country – the largest in the Arab World, with the largest Christian Community in the Middle East.

Please pray that:

  • The current violence will end soon
  • The effective rule of law and order will be re-established for the benefit of all citizens
  • There will be effective protection of church and other property against attacks by extremists
  • Egypt will be governed for the benefit of all its citizens, with people of different persuasions able to live alongside one another peaceably
  • Egyptian Christians will have opportunity to play an increasingly prominent and effective role in addressing the needs of all Egyptians and helping to bring healing and reconciliation in the country