RIP Aretha Franklin

There is not much to say other than I shed a few tears when I heard of Aretha Franklin’s passing. I didn’t know her, but my first thought was that we would never hear that Voice live ever again. It’s the same way I felt when my mother passed away. My mother also had an extraordinary singing voice, but more operatic. I remember the sadness I felt thinking I would never heard my mother sing again. I think that’s why I felt that way with Aretha as well. It’s a blessing to have so many wonderful performances by Aretha and I have decided to share 4 of my favorites. There are so many. Enjoy!!!

 

 

Pop Culture

I used to do this regularly, but since I’ve not been blogging regularly, I’ve stopped, but today let’s talk about pop culture.

Facebook is still very popular despite it’s problems with fake news and lack of privacy, but one problem that still is a problem is fake pages. Celebrity fake pages and ministry fake pages. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone befriend me who claimed to be a well-known minister and the next thing you know they are asking you for money. I usually string them along and then let them have it! lol Then I report them to Facebook.

Yesterday a friend sent me a link to a fake page for entertainment mogul Tyler Perry. She was all excited because the post said that he was giving out $100.00 to the first hundred that followed his instructions. I don’t even remember what you were required to do, but I told my friend that it was fake and I had received something similar a while back. I think she was a little skeptical of me more than the fake post because she wanted the money. lol She kept saying that she was probably too late to receive the $100.00 and then she proceeded to post it to her Facebook page against my warning. Long story short the next day Tyler Perry posted this and asked people to share it and that’s why I posting this here. Don’t fall the scams!

 

Later, while I was paging through another social media site, I saw a picture of actress Lisa Raye and to my shock and dismay she has recently become engaged to a random stranger on a TV show called the Proposal. It comes on right behind the Bachelor, but I made up my mind that I would not watch it because I felt it made a mockery of marriage. What is the world coming to? That’s just my opinion!

 

 

This is Interesting

So a few days ago, I posted two videos of my favorite YouTube families. (Yes, I need a life…haha) I am going to post a video for all of the families I watch occasionally and regularly. One day I realized everyone of those families included an African/and or African American wife and a Caucasian husband. Honestly that is pretty much all I see where it comes to interracial couples on YouTube.

Suddenly, I started thinking that maybe there was a reason why I was drawn to these videos and perhaps my future mate is Caucasian. After all the last two men who asked me to go on a date were Caucasian men. So here I was beginning to move toward that mindset when suddenly the Lord reminded me of a prophetic word I received many years ago. The word specifically said my husband was a Black man who everyone was wondering who he would marry. Yep, that was the word.

Not to be deep and spiritual. Just something interesting. Below is a sampling of the families I watch regularly and occasionally. Take a look. lol

The Case of Bill Cosby

 

Bill Cosby, Speech Criminal

It’s all over the news. Formerly, Americas Dad, one of the greatest roles models for Black America, exposed as a fraud! The African-American community was not only upset, but the majority were in denial. It had to be a conspiracy against this powerful Black man. But I knew differently.

Several years ago, before all of Mr. Cosby’s dirty deeds were exposed, God showed me Bill Cosby in a dream. He was in a room with a few other celebrities, which included Chris Brown, who was also being exposed at the time for beating up his then girlfriend Rihanna. I remember waking up from the dream wondering why on earth I had dreamed about Bill Cosby. But with time, it was revealed.

My blog is called “a prophetic walk” for a reason. This calling can be very interesting! And each prophetic person will learn how God deals with them, personally. I know I am a seer. God often shows me things YEARS before it happens. It’s no fun because I am often labeled as false because what I see takes so long to manifest. But it doesn’t matter. It still happens. To date, the longest I have waited to see something God showed me happen has been about 22 years!!! Yes, that long. But in the case of Mr. Cosby, I came to realize, God was showing me, like Chris Brown, some dirt would soon come out on him as well. And I had this dream in 2009!

I have never felt Bill was being railroaded or that there was a conspiracy. From what I heard, it’s a known fact among some in Hollywood that he is a predator. The public just didn’t know it.

So now that Cosby’s die-hard defenders (Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott) have deserted him, what will be his end? Well one thing that is important when anyone is exposed is to admit it and apologize and make amends. But few men have that kind of character, especially in the face of millions of people.

It saddens me that this will be his legacy. All he has done means nothing now. Just like OJ Simpson. But that is why we cannot put people who we don’t really know on a pedestal. The arm of flesh will always fail you! But God won’t. I pray that Bill Cosby will repent and come to know Jesus, because that is his only hope. And I dare say, his drugging and philandering days are over.

So what can we draw from this story? One thing is be who you say you are. But also, be sure your sins will find you out!

Numbers 32:23New King James Version (NKJV)

23 But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out.

RIP Christina Newman

We live in an amazing age. We can now connect with anyone in the world with this device called the computer. We can also form very real connections with people, real or imagined.

I remember a few years back, I found the YouTube channel of a beautiful young wife and mother named Christina Newman. What attracted me to her channel was her passion for eating raw. At the time I was contemplating going raw and was looking at any and everything that has to do with the raw food diet. Christina was a beautiful bubbly young lady who was struggling with her weight and was gaining the victory day by day and I could identify with that struggle.

After a year or two of watching her and following her and following her blog, I was sad to find out that this young mother had an aggressive form of cancer. As a Christian, I immediately began to go into prayer mode and would keep up with her from time to time. Well recently, I thought about her and to my dismay, a quick search online brought up the information about her going into hospice and dying leaving behind a husband, older daughter and very young daughter.

I did not know Christina, but as I said, being online can make you feel very connected to people you have never met. I was devastated and hurt as though she was a member of my own family.

I am so sorry for the loss of this family. A beautiful soul! Rest in Peace Christina Newman and God bless your surviving family!