OH HOW WONDROUS…

HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!!!
This is such a great song. I just had to share it with you today. This of course is another one of my favorites that I’ve been listening to for years. It is called “Oh How Wondrous” and sung by John P. Kee & The New Life Community Choir. Check out the lyrics below:

Oh how wondrous is the name of the Lord,
how we worship, His name is to be adored.
God our Maker endured pain, guilt, and strife,
so that we might access our eternal life.

We offer sincere praise,
We stand and bless Your holy name.
Your blood has loosed all the chains,
all men shall proclaim, there’s power in Your name.

How we love You,
Your name is so sweet,
Your joy is complete.

We love You,
we reverence Your face
in this holy place.

Jehovah Jireh, He who provides for us all.
Our Strong Tower, who hears and moves when we call.
Elohim, He created us from the dust.
Jehovah Shammah, the Lord is present with us.

We offer sincere praise,
We stand and bless Your holy name.
Your blood has loosed all the chains,
all men shall proclaim, there’s power in Your name.

How we love You,
Your name is so sweet,
Your joy is complete.

Vamp:

Tenor:
Oh how wondrous is the name of the Lord.

Alto:
Oh how wondrous is the name of the Lord.

Soprano:
So sweet is the name of the Lord.

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HALLELUJAH, SALVATION, AND GLORY…

Revelation 19:1
And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God.

I hadn’t heard this song in a while and then I heard it on the radio this past Friday. OMG!!! This is most definitely one of my favorites. It’s something about the lyrics and the way the song is sung that seems to pull the entire Christian experience all together. I hope you take time to listen………….
I didn’t get a chance to go to church today but this “word” certainly ministered to me today. Whether you went today or not, I hope it will minister to you as well.  The song is being sung by  the United Voices Choir with Stephen Hurd.

WORDUP WEDNESDAY

Surprise!!! I know some of you can’t believe that I’m posting two days in a row. As busy as I am of late, I’m surprised as well. But… I’m going to try to post more this year. I just have to find the time.
I wanted to share this *NEW* song by Marvin Winans – Draw me Close to You / Thy Will be Done. Loyal reader A Renae sent this one to me and I’m definitely glad she did. Very nice song!
Also…….HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: A POIGNANT LOOK AT THE WHITNEY PLANTATION

This… blew me away. This slave plantation museum about an hour outside of New Orleans confronts a poignant look at a past that is not so far in the past. Many want to look pass this part history and treat it as if it did not exist… In case you haven’t seen or heard of the Whitney Plantation Museum, I want you to see that: “The first museum in America dedicated entirely to slavery opened a few months ago in Wallace, Louisiana. Michelle Miller visits the museum and found a surprising history, not only about the plantation, but her own family.” In my own lifetime, and I’m not even 60 years old yet, I’ve seen in person a “white only” water fountain. I did not go to an integrated school until I was in the 5th grade and I used to work at a movie theatre that as a child, all of the black people had to sit in the balcony. I can’t even imagine the experiences of my elders. Thank God I did not have to experience some of the things that they did. I’m not sure that I would have survived.

MEMORABLE MLK, JR QUOTES

I won’t let the day pass without acknowledging MLK, Jr and his major contributions to the Civil Rights struggle. Hopefully I’ll get a chance today to post more but at least this is my initial offering.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader who, like Mahatma Gandhi before him, and Nelson Mandela after him, showed us the way from weakness and division to strength in unity.

He challenged and inspired us to reach deeper within ourselves, despite ourselves, for our best, which sometimes is, simply, better than yesterday. His power endures because it’s rooted in the courage to hold hope and faith in each others potential: “knowing” we can do it… we can be better every day, each in our own way.

On this, the U.S. holiday celebrating his life and legacy, I present you with ten of his extraordinary thoughts on leadership:
•”A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

•”I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”

•”All men are caught…

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello, it is with my deepest heartfelt sympathy I want to inform you about the death of our beloved friend and well known Mrs. 2017. She is survived by 12 husbands , 52 children and 365 grand children. The funeral arrangements will take place on Sunday December 31st at 11: 59 pm.
For more information contact Pastor January on phone number 01 01 2018.
However, 2017 family members asked me to inform you that she accidentally died with ALL your problems, sickness, disappointment, backstabbing, fraudulent actions, lack of accountability, frustration, untimely death, shame, disgrace, barrenness, discouragement, failure, and rejection.
Yet, her successor, Mrs. 2018 asked me to inform you that she is going to compensate you with: Long life, good health, abundant blessings, peace, joy, righteousness, promotion, uplifting, breakthrough, knowledge of self, growth, supernatural miracles, wealth and prosperity.

Mrs. 2018 said feel free to share this to all who will be glad to see Mrs. 2017 dead and buried!

Loyal reader Ann sent this to me. She found it on a Facebook post. I’m not sure who the author is but it is certainly not me. Hopefully you will gather what you need from this post and pass it on to someone else. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! If you’re going out tonight, please be responsible with whatever you do!!!

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING…

Today is December 12, 2017. December 12th is a date that I’ll remember for a long time. Many years ago I became friends with a gentleman named Keith Harrell. Keith was a motivational speaker all over the country. He spoke about attitude. Keith was billed as of the top motivational speakers in the world. He died in 2010 and has left a great mark on this world. If you ever met him, you’d understand why. I usually post something on his birthday every year and this year is no different. Get you attitude adjusted by him today. Just listen to the above video. Thanks for calling today Vanessa. I thought about you this morning as soon as I remembered that this was Keith’s birthday. He’d be proud that we remembered.

HOW GREAT!!!

When I get it, I give it to you…..
This video was sent to me by loyal reader A. Renae. She sure knows what I like. “How Great Thou Art” is such a GREAT SONG that I want it sung at my funeral. On this rendition “JENNIFER HUDSON JOINS PENTATONIX FOR A PERFORMANCE OF “HOW GREAT THOU ART” FROM A VERY PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS, AIRING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 AT 10/9c ON NBC.” Needless to say, I’ll be in front of the tv to watch this or the DVR will be running. This out to get you in the mood to share your thankfulness. Who’s got big plans for Thanksgiving? Share with me what you’ve got going on. See you soon.