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“Stupid is as Stupid Does!”

Lou Coleman

Lou Coleman

By Lou Coleman

“Mama always said, “Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump

 

I tell you, too many of us “Believers” get stuck on stupid. We can be orthodox, faithful in our church attendance, givers, read our Bibles, pray regularly and still be stuck on stupid. Jonah was. In the beginning Jonah was stuck on stupid and he hadn’t learned a thing. And if we continue to keep repeating the same stupid sin, then we too are stuck on stupid.  Yes, the truth cuts, but truth never fears scrutiny.

 

The problem with most of us is that we have an arrested theological development. We go back to the way we always thought and don’t want to be shaken. But as Forrest’s sergeant asked in the movie, “What’s the matter with you? Are you stupid or something?” And just like Forrest, we stand at attention and bark, “Stupid is as stupid does, sir!”

Where am I going with this? Actions speak louder than words. Christian is as Christian does, faith is as faith does, and love is as love does. My friend, if you are still repeating the same sin that you did five years ago; ten years ago or even twenty years ago, and if you’re not growing; if you’re not even baby-stepping spiritually, then you’re probably stuck on stupid. The good news is that you don’t have to stay there. You can grow. You can change… starting today! As the writer of Hebrews challenged, “Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Heb. 12:1). God wants all of us to keep growing in grace until He graduates us and takes us home.

You know there is a huge difference between knowing the truth and living the truth. All the things that Jonah said while he was inside the fish were all things that he knew to be true before he set foot on the boat. But even though he knew it, he didn’t live it. Even though he knew all that about God, it still didn’t stop him from running away from God. I tell you at that point we can be a lot like Jonah. We can know the truth about what God has done for us in Jesus, but that doesn’t mean we always live it out. We can know that we have been saved from our sin, but sometimes our lives don’t show it. Jonah never got it. He was stuck on stupid. He never got over his sin of prejudice. He was still bitter and angry as the book closed. He still had a high opinion of himself and he’s hung on to the petty. Jonah never learned the lesson that God was trying to teach him.  How about you? Or are you a modern day Jonah? “Stupid is as Stupid Does!”

Timeless Elegance and Pearl-fect Fashions

2013 Fashion Show

2013 Fashion Show

ONTARIO, CA- The lovely ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Nu Omega Chapter, and The Inland Ivy Foundation are combining timeless fashions and a legacy of elegance through their annual Fashion Show fundraiser. The show attracts over 300 entrepreneurs, educators, public officials, and other professionals from the Inland Empire, Riverside and San Bernardino communities. Entitled “Timeless Elegance… Through Timeless Pearlfection,” the fundraiser will be held on Sunday, November 9 at the Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel located at 2200 E. Holt Boulevard in Ontario.

The audience should prepare to “expect the unexpected” as the models grace the runway in an array of beauty featuring all shapes, sizes and generations.  The show offers timeless fashions as seen through the pearlescent scope of Los Angeles’ top beauty and fashion experts as provided by Franzine Beauty, Model group and Runway production team.

In addition to the show, guests are invited to splurge in a shopping area featuring local small business owners or indulge in hot and chilled hor d’oeuvres and dessert bar. Guests have the opportunity to win a vast selection of door and raffle prizes ranging from vacation stays in Las Vegas and Oceanside to wine-lovers’ basket and designer clutches.

For Tickets please visit www.akafashionshow.eventbrite.com. For Advertisement and Vendor information please contact Gerri Foxall-Kater and Nellie Moore at akafashionshowhno@yahoo.com.

WHAT IT DO WITH LUE: TOP COOK Competition and Comedy Show

TOP COOK

What It Do beautiful people of the inland empire! So, I have a question. Is food considered art? Well, in my eyes yes, yes, and yes! Okay you guessed it I’m greedy and love to eat new and exciting foods, and this Friday it’s going down! My company LUE Productions is holding a TOP COOK Competition and Comedy Show Fundraiser! Food and laugher goes hand and hand. I will be your lovely event host. Come out and sample a variety of food and get your laugh on, all at the same time.

Who will be known as the TOP Cook for our LUE Productions 2014 TOP COOK Competition and Comedy Show? We have five cooks in the mix. Come watch as these talented and amazing cooks go head-to-head competing for $100, an internet show interview, a write up in the Westside Story Newspaper, a spot in the final competition, bragging rights, and more! The roster of cooks consists of Iesha Nelson, Lawanna Lee, Kawanna Richardson, Lanoris Brown, and Dee Williams.

The following comedians will have you laughing your butt off! They include, Tamiko Kirkland, Bret As-is, and Ms. Arkansas. The event goes down this Friday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at 114 S. Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino. Tickets are on sale now for pre-sale at $8  and it comes with one free drink. Tickets at the door are $10.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/730802746993650.