Another heartbreak today…Singer, songwriter, multiple instrumentalist, actor, record producer, film director, ….Musical genius and icon, Prince Rogers Nelson… has died at 57. He sold over 100 million records world-wide making him one of the greatest musical artist of all time…He won seven Grammy’s, A Golden Globe, and Academy Award and inducted in Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame!
Growing up I was the anything from Minnesota fan. It started with PRINCE… People wont share this part but I will because I was a genuine fan! My love for Prince was personal. I’m 5’3 he was all of 5’2. Anything I wanted because my “uncle” knew him well…I got some favored treats!
As “strange ” as he wanted to be… I adored him! His music growing up was my era of edginess. As cutty and racy his lyrics were our parents then, fought against such sexuality!
Our secret about Prince he was also a very good “drummer”…although there was nothing he couldn’t play including the guitar!
I had his first poster which my mother called him “wolf” because of his hairiness! And to be honest, most of the songs I liked from him was somewhat sexually explicit…so I can’t post my true favorites…God No! (LOL)
I know there will be more outpour this week about his history in this music industry, seen as one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time!. His life and legacy was absolutely phenomenal!
To his personal family, the Paisley Park , New Power Generation, and Revolution family, friends and loved ones… our prayers and condolences… are with you… He will be sorely missed!
I think he is one of the most underrated music artist in this country. His soulful and unique sound give that feel of the late great Donny Hathaway but remains with his own authority within the music industry!
Anthony Hamilton is more than my relaxation music… For he is listed among those “artists” when you want to hear a little modern-day “Blues” with the truth and nothing but!…
My dilemma, I can only choose two.
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What is more frightening to me is when the answer has been there all the time and it’s ignored anyway? Freedom is at the door but you refuse to initiate steps toward what might be right but not popular. What I believe it the most painful is when you can be vindicated and others sit in silence instead of standing up to the challenges. The moment that brings you to the tipping point is when you know what was is the correct way and ignore your heart to say or do something!
Standing up may require something but you rather lie to yourself! Facing the giants might be the anxiety of being rejected. Or that you someway or somehow lose because you feel that the majority may be on the same page even in evil.
How can someone be in denial for years and all that they need to know is right there. Our criminal justice system is the same way! Just think how so many are unjustly prosecuted sent to jail for years…and here comes one person blowing it all out of the water?
I thank God for everything that will bring vindication …But have you notice that no matter how much evidence is presented here comes all these excuses, and formalities to not make it right… When the truth comes forth about what people knew all the time …they spend this time trying to conjure up justification! It sets an angry atmosphere and some become bitter because someone knows what happened!
Think about this … It’s strange how so many will go the extra mile for those they favor but can’t handle if the truth comes out about the ones that they favored… It’s time we stop being selective about right decisions. The no snitch seems to active in many sectors and arenas!
I know where some people are instantly when I see inconsistency in character. It’s never okay that someone has been abused, hurt, maimed or killed on watches. To tell the truth is difficult only for those who say one thing but their actions speak another. I pray that people get rid of why should I care…I ask why shouldn’t you care. Life spends this vicious cycle sometimes and it might land at your address… It wouldn’t be so ignored if it was now your turn and people know what to do but fail to do it anyway…That’s hard! All evidence is right in their face but look at it in this perspective… Your pain goes without pain medication in times of crisis…
This reminder of what you wont make it happen for others…God wont let it happen for you!
There are some hit singles to his credit but always reaped sporadic success in the music industry! Remarkably started playing piano at the age of 3. He had been a key board player for the late Sam Cooke, accompanist guitarist for blues musician, Guitar Slim and saxophonist, Big Jay McNeely.
His music has been apart of sample by Dr. Dre in the Hip Hop community.
And I think many kind of slept on his musical abilities… We pray for his family, friends and all that loved him!
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We have the most informative nation in the universe. We have more knowledge about this and that. Yet, we can’t seem to resolve not so complex issues, like violence and poverty. Bad decisions can exacerbate the problems. We have the have the courage to speak the truth!
Let me share what I saw in the raw. Some start by saying one thing but with power comes responsibilities! I saw “causes” being sold on the backs of the poor and the defenseless! When some realize that becoming an activist can be the open door to also abuse!
One thing is said but all you have to do is watch what the lies unfold and the craziness begins… that is why I don’t bother name dropping or calling because I know the days of exposing their agendas come full throttle!
Honestly, how much education do you need to comment on simple things that man has made complex? Feed someone if they are hungry. Stop violence by first having a conscious to want to stop the violence. Think about this? … I find it difficult to believe In anyone that say they are for community trust and building and surround themselves with things people and things that tear down. Realistically speaking, some of the rebellion can be nipped in half if a man finds a wife instead of one night stands. Children in single family homes are a significant part why children go wayward! They need covering and a sense of protection. How can anyone advocate helping communities without talking responsibility…from birth control to self-control. Although, so many see the impact of the father not coming home or being in the home. The sugar coat the conversation with jobs and education. Okay…what about the education of teaching our young ladies to wait… and understand the difference between love. lust and war!
We see the set up to keep the family in pieces which breeds more complications in the long haul. It sounds simple but more and more women aren’t the slightest embarrassed by the multiple children’s fathers. I don’t get it! If you are struggling as one bringing another mouth to feed will bring what? There seem to be money for the foolish things in life but it seems as if being crazy is the new scapegoat. If you can’t handle the pressure what environment are you setting in motion. Ask about the violence. You will hear the cry from the children the abstinence of the father.
Things that I stumble upon until now… Dealing with the cries of the people started in student Council, in elementary, the ability to lead without struggles is a gift… This formed who I am today! The bad things catapult me to be stronger when I deal with rejection and opposition. Who wans to hear another story unless someone is transparent enough to say how bad it was and still is…being victorious in chaos! In public you get these wonderful stories and people are shock that I go there! I’m tired of the superficial you can tell by the way I write that something has pricked my humanness. I appear as the odd ball and that’s fine. I can celebrate me. Haven’t quite grown to a point when my guards have to be down…Hurt and betrayed by too many that say that they loved me and abused by those who can’t understand me! I am not looking for a crowd to follow me!
I am still discovering things about myself. Not perfect but in touch with myself enough to know that there is self-created imbalances. I know who I am will help build others! How much building goes on with so many are self-centered to gain power and prestige at the expense of throwing their own under a bus. If it is called politics there is serious danger to think you are untouchable. When someone is wrong I am witness how God not man cuts them down and off! I think so many lose their way because “self” is on it’s mind on a constant. I know my greatest rewards didn’t come because I “dogged” people to get there! It was because what I “sowed” came back to me 7 times greater!
I am not a number chaser! A number chaser doesn’t necessarily mean the sincerity of people who can only relate on top and never the deeper things. It’s not that you set out to do things on your own it just comes up through life experiences..Either you will become wiser or dumb down for acceptance! Which is still a way of being a fake! I look at the papers and I current events.., Who are we fooling its tearing down rapidly and I am middle age! What’s more frightening is that the love of “self” might be winning temporary.
The cold reality is that people come away with nothing even with the do good-ers is because of the deception of them that stay in prominence pretending to care for the people. How does anyone with the wrong agendas stay in power? Pride comes before destruction! Even when some who have done the wrong things we have to learn the power of letting it go! Their day comes harshly!
I refuse to give away to the maneuvering schemes of those who abuse authority, or lie to get advancement. That’s not success! The first signal of those who got positions or opportunities are “always” afraid they someone wants their position! If you know something is given in right there is never the threat of what one can take or miss. God still elevates based on faithfulness to being a servant not-self servants and hirelings. Assignments in life have term and time limits. Some have missed community upgrades by not being realistic about their own value systems.
FOR EXAMPLE… YOU LOVE PEOPLE …. BUT ABUSE THEM AT THE SAME TIME!
The fact remains that we have some “cut throat” people doing community work and or ministry! Compassion is something that is a deeper part of a personality. Everyone don’t have compassion but prefer accomplishments and accolades for being apart of our country or communities! Some get terribly offended and I ask why when you doing the right things. I agree, persecution come with causes but in time some start to care more about build their resumes and the cause if aborted. It’s in time you see where they really are!
We need to be more aware of the greatest community activism starts within our family unit and then extend from there! so many make money off of trying to save someone else in fact they have missed the mission all together. That’s not the price of discipleship but the ignorance of those who don’t know what discipleship is… The life of the discipleship wasn’t as successful as one likes to teach and preach. They abandoned Christ even in the simplest task even if it was 1 hour of their time. All talk but displayed their love in actions by not having his back. Being a disciple does cost but never at the expense of abusing your own. Although they spent the time seeing all t his wonderful stuff Christ exemplified it was only during each experience that the realize that they didn’t really know Christ! The misconstrued versions of being a disciple and all the work they done… We have to remember God showed us the agenda of his disciples!
When someone tears down their own family to save another is a fraud! Charity begins where? We have to many so-called leaders who say one but do another… How can they save all others when the family dynamics is more powerful than anything in the universe? If mentors and role models are needed for our dying communities and this country…LOVE, LUST AND WAR DIDN’T START ON ITS OWN… THE ATMOSPHERE IS SET FOR MORE MORAL DECAY WHICH LEADS TO MORE TROUBLE DOWN THE ROAD!
Does it not start with what leads? We seem to perfect more sin than honest men!
I bet if you ask just how bad it is at home… there is your answer!
It goes beyond being a true follower of Aretha Franklin it was how she told the story in her music.
She had not only good music but great writers! There were messages that were loud and clear. Her sister Caroline who was also her exceptional writer for her music… A double dose of two of my favorites!
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Grammy nominated, musical genius… aka “a singer’s singer”…Who can emulate his voice and jazz riffs?…At 14 was a member of the national acclaimed ensemble Helen Stephens And The Voices Of Christ.
Music Director for Tremaine Hawkins…beginning his career with the Edwin Hawkins Family… works with the likes of one of my favorites and close friend Nancy Wilson… Quincy Jones on “Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, jazz great Ramsey Lewis. And it was Dannielbelle Hall told him to return back to gospel music.
Pastor Daryl Coley, dies at 60 on yesterday. Made comfortable by his family as he laid in hospice in California. Nothing hurts me more to learn of so many challenges he endured these last few years!
His words rang truth about powerful about sexual promiscuity among gospel artists straight and gay. He exposed the industries under currents for pretending. He publicly admit his struggles.
Disturbed to learn about how so many gospel artist struggle financially and if they are facing hardships there is no real help.
Daryl Coley, was among the whose who and still faced so many hardship and battling diabetes. My heart is heavy because when I see such greatest and what he could have offered to pass his musical mantle. I was pleased to know that Mr. Coley…had matured in so many ways during such difficult times…
We send our best and prayers to his wife and three children, and to all who adored and love Darly!
I will miss you the most!!
May he rest in peace!!!!
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Tonight…was explosive…Donald Trump Rally had to be postponed in Chicago at the UIC forum…Fights broke out and anti Trump protesters… became disruptive…The demonstration was just awful…Serious security concerns…the atmosphere for rioting is ripe.
I am sad that it has come to this…The other unfortunate lie Mr. Trump believes country is angry…
The reality is they don’t like HIM !
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O FOOLISH GALATIANS WHO HAS BEWITCHED YOU…DID YOU RECEIVE “THE SPIRIT BY OBSERVING THE LAW OR BY BELIEVING BY WHAT YOU HEARD…Galatians 3:1-2
For years I tried to understand why people become so DELUSIONAL AND attached to things superficially and think God is in agreement with it. People don’t read the bible they think all because one is a Pastor they know God, and let them understand it and interpret it for them. They aren’t trying to understand it just get by with checking in church for show purposes and not true transformation of being a better “you” in God. That is why many are led astray by their own lust. They feel justified their sin matches someone else’s which leads to little conviction or redemption. In other words people know what ministries walk in integrity and the truth. People will get angry if you are living the life you speak about that is why many “carnal” churches prefer the truth tellers not to be involved or around!
So many claim to be Christian ministers but have unbecoming conduct and feel whatever they do is alright. If you study the bible you find out that so many are not really following God or his order but in fact continually insert personal ideologies, political relations, and philosophies.
This has nothing to do with God and get this…Their credibility with God is often shot! The applauds of saying we “worship” you is destroying the worldly church. The three face side of any human…Me, Myself and I.
I am not trying to be brass… I see the “pissing contest” … Who can do what the best. They have members of the church with the same DNA…Teaches God’s people to buck authority and act like total donkeys to get what they want. Watch the leader it often reflects what she or he condones. Bad attitudes ruin many things in life. I don’t care how educated you are, how popular… You have ask yourself …what do you really attract? Rogue pastors attract rogue and like-minded people and play games on the weak people.These are generally the church addicts. The do everything for the leaders of approval. Never will they be taken seriously. Just mis-appropriately used and quietly dismissed because they don’t qualify. That is why when the “clergy cliques” panic in fear someone is going to join them or expose them. They are like wolves they become territorial and challenge in fear of someone who walks with God for real… They go into on attack mode the lies , the gossip and the game faces to gain grounds b being stern and rude to show whose running what. It’s almost hilarious because God will SEND THE RIGHT PROPHET TO STAND AND CLEAN UP THE MESS. AND WONT CARE WHO DOES WHAT. The prophet(ess) knows who they are in God and are not intimidated but the witches of the day. This upsets generational demons that have been allowed to destroys God’s temples!
Where is this kind of behavior in the bible? Read the book of Jeremiah it will train your spirit about contamination in the pulpit. Pastor can only lead a flock not heaven. What a leader teaches means nothing to God if his or her witness is jacked up!!!
So many are fallen leaders can’t smell the residue of spiritual manure… being in denial and rejected God because they are their own God. So many follow blindly can d can’t see it because of desperation to belong to something or someone. so they become occultism in their behavior to a leader who don’t mount to a hill of beans with GOD!
The need to be in the inner circle of the leader. That circle will consist of the dirt and secrets…. so that requires that you fit in…You got to be sin natured, trust worthy to keep your mouth closed about the dirt on each other and keep each other’s secret. If one mess up trust me he or she is ousted… and have betrayed the loyalty of the leader. It’s no more than another gang. That is why many of them betray each other on a daily but wont make a move in the directions of being honest. Their clergy cliques…reflect another level of trust that is why they complain but wont leave…they are just aS opportunistic as their fraudulent leaders.
That is why when a tainted ministry try to correct the people the feel they above the bible…His or her people know it’s an act…You know why? Because they have seen how low the leader really is… There is no respect because boundaries weren’t set and the sin hair was let down in the midst of them. It’s a joke!
The appearance of having a bond and appearing close the leader ignorantly disclose to much of who they are to the wrong people. Sinning together will bring embarrassment and scandal to the church but they are close enough to blow your business out of the water.
That is why when a leader is too timid and too passive o say certain things is because of fear. What fear? He or she is in fear of what could happen from the audience to the money leaving. Being a disciple means discipline…that is why the church isn’t view in an honest light because of too many lines have been crossed and spiritual abuse is the new normal.
Many that are close not really in relationship with the leader dishes the dirt when they get angry. This IS the very reason why who so many leaders die at the hands of what was in their circle. Being unwise and too open…they are riding out on what they can get not because they respect who you are. It’s typical not trusting a Pastor syndrome many have tainted the call.
It’s the thirst of being around power, money or what they deem celebrity status. That is why many are bitter when a Pastor tries to bring correction…they know he or she is a hypocrite! They have seen your life…and its weak leadership to quite honest. Being too familiar in the end brings the plot of the death of ministries including its followers. Most people who follow leaders like this are missing something in their lives and that’s real relationship with God…I REBUKE IT… A leader should be a conduit or introduction that leads back to God …not your followers but the lover of Christ…
I see through the fakes and the phonies. There is no unified front…it’s whose “ego” needs to be stroked the most. If you are The over inflated egos could careless about winning souls. The fledge desire to have more power than God until they fall on their faces and then they need God. The political jargon that goes on with no respect that the pulpit is totally different from a podium.
Egos desecrate altars all the time…and it spits in the face of God.
You have to question motives when people focus more on themselves than teach the following of God. Egos are ripping the foundation of any church apart. When there is so messiness there is a leader who hasn’t ‘strengthen the fibers of integrity or character. People who follow leaders like this are in love with the fact that they are deemed popular but has actually sold him or herself to the devil.
Deception carry bibles and are on ego trips
I am not surprised at what is allowed in the pulpit. I challenge anyone to read the word of the Lord. It has been around for centuries…God doesn’t do upgrades on himself but he has to with man. Pride is the ultimate destroyer. . So many got into ministry believing that they will be the savior instead of relying and instructing them that God is the what governs them. Experiences does a lot to bring a level of humility but somewhere even in the eras of different movement they have made themselves more than God. I hear what they say but I watch how you relate to God and his people.
Too many aren’t really encouraging each other but they pad their own “egos” with a lot of fluff and bluff… I know about the “buddy systems” in ministry. So many leaders have women on the side, and other ungodly relationships…Some leaders are feel satisfied and glorified that members are more messed up than they are this keeps him or her at a level that I ain’t that bad. Tasteless behavior is rewarded as struggling members…as long as they worship the leader God understands.
Unfortunately, its wicked!!!… I must admit you must have “trained” eyes by God to see all the mess that is done on the down low! ( no pun intended) and it is being labeled as loyalty. What are you being loyal to? Surely God is being left out because it then allows , embracing and incubate demonic behavior. Its dangerous!
Every person God used… there was a some serious transformation… and those who were lovers of themselves…DIED by their own swords! What foolishness goes on in the name of God. How can anyone advocate God being a bona fide fake? Too many Christians are gullible. If any man lack wisdom let him ask? God isn’t a darn bone head… and some are so hardened by life’s experiences…everyone can see the bitterness but them…
Regardless of how much licking goes on in the church arena..Where is the God in it? God meets you where you but some are too liberal and some are too extreme… where is the spiritual balance ? The equilibrium is definite off in the church. God has to raise truth teller. That is why so many people you never heard of is going to come out blasting the lies. Some can’t pass the baton and be the truth because they have been denial for years! All roads don’t lead to God…if you think it does “watch the fruit”… Love is action not telling!
Although many will say…Lord Lord, JESUS …Will say I never knew you… One thing that I discovered that many so-called Christians DO IS …THEY ARE EASILY PERSUADED ON CHARM AND WHAT ENTICES THEM. Effective leadership isn’t getting people to hit your social media page…But how much love of Christ is extended with how to win souls? Winning spiritually to them has nothing to do with God its about status. Doing what looks good in the media. Soul winning is not a priority because it’s about how many can hit your page viewing what’s left of their empty pitiful lives. What’s the point especially in ministry when it’s about tantalizing and sensationalized who you are! Be honest with is this really about?
Whatever issue some people may have… many are led by lies and by their own desires. No matter how much one fist pumps and come into agreement because of political views don’t make that the same side God is on. Many are hateful in their actions, speech and tones and that creates and keeps an atmosphere that divides.
It’s funny when you disagree with their political views and ideologies and you know God’s truth many are offended and then a wall comes when you are present. There is something about God’s truth that makes the pack of wolves hover together from you reaching and exposing where the lies really are. Pastors have no problem with the wolves in their church. He or she honestly believes in being mean-spirited will keep people off of them and from bringing the truth of exactly just how tainted the ministry really is.
Nonetheless they can criticize and ostracize others without blinking or thinking yet, they are NEVER WRONG and don’t quite demand unity when you don’t see it their way… When many say that they are a Christian I find it almost shocking that some even have the nerve, to bring God into their personal conflict because their “egos” feel attacked. If God is about love where is yours? Doing good work doesn’t make our a Christian… nor does it signifies that you belong to God. Dope dealers give to ministries and that’s a good thing because the money is still green.
Today, I have seen some lines crossed…and I know that God is using me to bring exposure to what so many believe we under legitimate men and women of God…In fact… we have more BASTARDS trying to lead God’s people… And Yes, if you think you belong to God you better ask question… and watch what you follow…
As long as we are on the same side then it’s okay…When you are on the Lord’s side why is there any conflict about God’s will when that’s what we should be focused on. Too much nonsense being labeled as being radical when it’s nothing but personal licking! You have to know when you are just too difficult to deal with… You got to know what the truth really is… Yet, may settle for a version of the truth… Another term as one might call “smoothing fur” or showing off… Ego and pride are basically why many Christian leaders can’t unify… If God is the center of your lives…and you are directed from God… everything will level out to the truth no matter what. Being grumpy and mean-spirited… seems to be okay when agendas match…But tell the truth… here comes rationalizing. If so many are so sold out in helping God’s people…when can receive better direction when their if first a true relationship comes with God…No University… can give you his wisdom or power. I am more than disappointed because of the tacky instigation that a lot of people do. Where is the God when one call themselves “radical” and provoke rebellion! So much for God’s love with all the political licking and tirades that this political circle has come to .
They believe they are in right standing. there is a way that maybe thinking that you are too smart might be your problem. Intellect interferes with God all the time. Personal conflicts plead There are many deal with counterfeits.
I don’t claim to know everything about God. Although many of us say we understand truth and no what the truth is…According to whom is the question that I asked. If you say you are a Christian…and the bible is the foundation…Why do we have so many Long Rangers? Why do a spirit of division hinders the church house? Why do many claim to have right relation with God still divide? The answers might surprise you?
The bible was misused then and it more than abuse now…What spiritual goals are maintained without God? Being an intellectual doesn’t exempt God? Yet most ride it on their own ideology about what God wants without the foundation of scriptures and laying before God with answers. The surface Christian is about show.and many are out-of-order. Too many kill in the name of God… and so many instigate division in the name of God . God doesn’t set atmosphere of rebellion! You don’t teach people with subliminal messages of hate and call it love! People are not sold out to God they are sold to cliques and the beguiled. All because you are in solidarity doesn’t means it elevates the thinking of God.
There seems to be a lot of allegiances for each other but the real test …if the egos match they compliment fraudulently to each other…When the test of if you are genuine …men and women of order will be kept aside in fear of who they really are will come to surface…so, they play the humble game and keep the real truth about who and what they are from coming to the surface.
Humility is when they are embracing God’s truth and not their “own” prophetic voices… How can one lead without God being the prophet of all prophets. To be quite honest all spirituality isn’t God but a showdown with the false prophetic voices that use their own agendas to divide God’s people!
If you are messing in the murkiness of wickedness with your prophetic voice… it means nothing to God. Transformation power change lives including egos. A true man or woman of God wont fear his strength and the power to tell you about yourself. Ego’s keep themselves surrounded with lies and compromise! When you have to make a fraud or rogue leader the Lord of our life it speaks volumes to just how far you will go… in your thinking and your actions shows what one loves the most…IT’S CALLED “SELF”…
No matter how educated, intellectual or how smart “you” think you are …trust me there is no wonderful view because of denial, ignorance and spiritual blindness that has you on the basement floor and you have yet to recognize that you have went anywhere…just your over inflated egos!!!