WANNA BE HAPPY?

Check out this music video by one of gospel music’s greats, Kirk Franklin.  This one is called “Wanna Be Happy?”  This song is on Franklin’s latest cd  “Losing My Religion”!

The song is great and the video really gives it a boos in my opinion.  It’s amazing how much life a video gives a song sometimes.  Kirk Franklin has been around the gospel music industry for many years but really struck a chord with music listeners all over the world with the  single, “Stomp”, featuring Cheryl “Salt” James (of Salt-N-Pepa).  The song was a big hit, enjoying heavy rotation on MTV and other music channels, and charting at No. 1 on the R&B Singles Airplay chart for two weeks, even making it into the Top 40. God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation was No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart for five weeks, No. 3 on the Pop charts, and would go on to be certified 3x platinum. It also brought Franklin another Grammy for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, as well as three Grammy nominations.  Enjoy… and be happy.

$188 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER BEING SUED BY HER PASTOR FOR $10 MILLION

 

Powerball winner Marie Holmes became infamous for bailing out her boyfriend Lamarr “Hot Sauce” McDow four separate times. Now the lotto winner is being sued by her pastor for allegedly not fulfilling an oral agreement to give him $1.5 million to build a retreat facility.  This Pastor, Kevin Matthews, is apparently off his medication.  No one owes him any money for anything.  Too many of these “pastors” are after money and will do anything to get it.  According to Black America Web:

The 27-year-old mother of two took home a $127 million lump sum payment following her lottery win in February, 2015.

Pastor Kevin Matthews says he is experiencing emotional and mental distress due to her backing down from a verbal contract they had regarding $1.5 million to purchase land to build a retreat facility.

“Because of the emotional distress and mental stress, they put me through, I had to start taking more medicine for anxiety and depression due to this situation,” says Pastor Kevin Matthews.

Holmes’ attorney, Ruth Sheehan, of The Francis Law Firm, said she was not aware of the situation or the lawsuit. In a recent interview with EURweb, Pastor Matthews says: “God led him to her house and he prayed with her.”

He later met Holmes and ministered to her on several occasions at her new home. He also said he ministered to three other people at her home, and then he eventually asked her to consider giving him money to purchase land to build a retreat. He gave her three different amounts that he needed ($1 million, $1.5 million and $2 million). After several meetings, she agreed to give him $1.5 million to help purchase land to build a retreat center that he says he had been praying about for years.

DAYBREAK

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DAYBREAK

The sun has just peaked over the water

Steadily inching its way upward

Resplendent arrays of colors emerge

Inexplicable patterns appear in the clouds

No two quite the same

The ocean jumps and roars as if its’

Audience is giving a rising ovation.

The cheering crowd then subsides,

But only briefly.  With each

Passing second, the glory ascends

Higher, then momentatily…it pauses

And sits directly on the water.

The birth of this new day has been

Consummated.  whatever else happens

Will be miniscule in comparison.

Have a wonderful day.

© tjroach 2013

GREAT MESSAGE

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I heard a great message

I went to church today

It had such a great impact

I knew I had to pray

Talked about making an impression

And reaching the next generation

Just to positively influence them

Is in fact a great sensation

Some think it’s about the gift of gab

And all they do is talk

Strap on those persuasive shoes

And then begin to walk

I’m sharing with you the concern

And I’ll just do my part

Hopefully… you’ll join in on this mission

And do what’s in your heart

THURSDAY INSPIRATION

This is another one of those songs that I’m really grooving to nowadays.  It is by a singer by the name of Casey J and this one is called “I’m Yours”.  The lyrics come up on the video which is real cool and it really helps when you want to remember the words.  Let me know if you like this one.

THE DRUM MAJOR’S DAUGHTER: BERNICE KING

This is a video where Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest child reflects on tragedy, fear and hope as she sits in the CNN Red Chair.   This video was originally published on youtube.com on August 23, 2013.

ARE YOU TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR?

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The lyrics of Too Close To The Mirror (recorded by Eddie Ruth Bradford)
says the following:

“GUESS I’M TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR
TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE
WHILE YOU SHOWER DOWN YOUR BLESSING
YOUR BLESSING ON ME
NOT ANYTHING I DONE LORD
FOR AS I CAN SEE
GUESS I’M TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR
TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE IN ME”

The magnificent feature about a mirror is that we do not have the capacity to see ourselves as we actually are.  We merely get to see a replication and sometimes that reflection is simply what we hunger to see.  How many of us are misleading ourselves?  It is a good thing that GOD sees us for who we really are.  Don’t be deluded!  It’s not about you anyway!!!

 

TODAYS INSPIRATION

This is one of my top picks for songs last year.  I do have several more but this one really is awesome!!!   The song is called “How Awesome is Our God” by Israel & New Breed (feat. Yolanda Adams).