Great, Powerful and Flawed


I have a decided to start reading more. When I was younger, I used to order books from the school book club and couldn’t wait for them to come. It was like Christmas for me. Then, after I went to bed, I would crack my bedroom door open, so that I could get light from the hallway and sneak and read my books under the covers. That is how much I loved reading.

I have to say that I stopped reading for a while for a few reasons, which I won’t go into, but now suddenly, I have an insatiable appetite for reading. Right now I’m interested in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X and Maya Angelou. I’m also getting ready to go back to school and get my degree. It’s my biggest regret that I did not finish college. But that is about to change.

But that is not what this blog is about. I’ve made a new commitment to write on this blog again, but my posts will not resemble anything from the past. That is done and I’m on to a new future. I am going to finish school, write a few books and read, read, read. Which brings me to the book I just got finished reading.

The name of the book was called “I Shared the Dream” by Georgia Davis Powers. Georgia, who was the first Black senator and first woman senator in the state of Kentucky. She was elected in 1967 and served for 21 years. But I must admit that the reason I read the book is because I read she had an affair with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Many people don’t want to accept this, but Georgia was with Dr. King the night before he was assassinated. I know this to be true only because my oldest brother was mentored by a minister who was in Dr. Kings inner circle. This man confirmed it to my brother.

I remember when I first heard about Dr. Kings infidelities, I was shocked like most people. I remember my Dad, who drove cab in NY for many years telling us how he picked up Dr. King in his cab and how Dr. King lit up a cigarette and he was surprised and we were too (when he told us). But it’s also true, Dr. King was a smoker.

Well as I read Georgia Powers book, I started thinking about men and how there is nothing worse than putting another human being on a pedestal. Women, I think, have this problem more than men. And don’t let him be a man of wealth, prestige or fame. We go nuts!

Georgia was a few years older than Dr. King, middle aged, separated from her husband and not feeling very good about herself. And boom. This civil rights icon wants to take their friendship to another level and she just could not resist. It didn’t help that she had a dream that she was intimate with him, even though, she never had those feeling about him before. I have real issues with cheating, but I actually saw and understood how this could happen to a woman. Even me.

The affair part of their relationship lasted about a year until Dr. Kings death and I believe she was the last woman with him before he died. Not even his wife had been with him (and I mean both physically and sexually). The book dealt with much more than their affair. I found it quite interesting to hear the behind the scenes during that time and also about her own political career.

She seemed to gloat a bit, which women tend to do, when they have been singled out by a “special” man. You can tell that she thought she was the only mistress, but sadly, that is just not true. She also seemed unrepentant. Almost like it was her destiny to be intimate with this great man. I think she had a right to tell her story, but I have to say I was disappointed that she chose to tell it while Coretta Scott King was still alive.

It’s so hard for us to see our “heroes” this way. For many it takes away from their greatness and I have to say I have felt that way. But when we choose to see our heroes as they are, which is human, we will be able to see the good and the bad and appreciate them for what they did.

Georgia Davis Powers was very flawed like us all. She was a serial cheater, but she did a lot for civil rights and the state of Kentucky. She will have to stand before God for how she lived in her personal life as we all will. She is 91 years old still living with her husband.

 

Love Series: About Cheating

Mary-Mary-Tina-Teddy-CampbellThe internet is abuzz with talk of Gospel Singer Tina Campbell’s (Mary Mary) husbands admission of cheating with countless woman. Award winning group Mary Mary have a reality show on WETV and Facebook and Twitter are weighing in on whether or not she should take her husband back.

At first when I heard about it and read her story in Ebony magazine, I admired her courage to try to mend her marriage. Like Tina, I believe that infidelity does not necessarily mean the end of a marriage. I know plenty of couples who have gone through it and are still together to this day. But later more details emerged and it was soon learned that Tina’s husband was unfaithful with a “friend” of the family. Hmmm, that stings…but maybe still they can work it out. After all they have 4 children together.

But the truth has come out that there were several woman and that is when I started thinking differently. Last night (on the show) when Teddy Campbell allowed his wife to believe that things were mending and that it was only one affair I had to change my opinion. I watched the show as Tina’s husband admitted to his brother-in-law that there had been “countless affairs”. Not to insult anyone’s intelligence, but countless means, too numerous to count. That means he lost count which to me sounds like a sexual addiction.

No matter what you think about reality TV, Christians etc, this is definitely an education for the masses. I am shocked at the number of Christians who speak of forgiveness and staying married in a situation like this. Forgiveness is one thing, but staying married is another. It also shows how little Christians know about scripture. One reason for ending a marriage is adultery. And yes, God hates divorce, but when a Christian man cheats “through half of his wifes pregnancies” with women too numerous to count, this is the time to end the marriage. And trust me, I am not a pro-divorce person.

I say this because this man has been irresponsible and has subjected the mother of his children to not only humiliation, but also disease. It’s so sad to see.

Tina’s has spoken out and said she takes full responsibility for her contribution to the problems in the marriage, but no such statement has been given by her husband. Also, when she made the statement I don’t think she knew the extent of her husbands infidelity.

I started thinking long and hard about this subject and started praying for my future mate. I am asking God to uproot any propensity toward adultery out of his spirit NOW. Once he knows the will of God concerning us, it’s time to reel it in. And if he can’t do it, I pray God give him the lesson of all lessons. Like this Pastor’s wife once did, She prayed against adultery in her marriage and just when her husband was about to meet with a woman to cheat, HE GOT STRUCK BY LIGHTENING. lol True story. Needless to say, he has NEVER been unfaithful. Yes, I’m praying for lightening. lol

I’ve been hearing a lot about cheating lately. Once you are married, engaged or even God’s will has been revealed, if you go in another direction you are cheating. Don’t test God because if you do, there will always be consequences.

Matthew 5:32

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32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 5:27-28

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Adultery

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

 

 

Love Series: Drink From Your Own Cistern!

Ancient Cistern

Ancient Cistern

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried! This evening my prayer partner shared this dream with me and although she didn’t know what it meant, I understood it immediately. I won’t detail the dream, but God was pretty much speaking to me and letting me know that someone is “nursing at the wrong breast”. The dream was showing a scenario of two wrongly connected people. But what was amazing is that in this dream, the woman knew that this man was not for her!

I’m telling you, when God is in something, and people are wrongly connected, He will tell all parties involved. And God was clearly showing me that the female party of this scenario, knows that the man she is interacting with is NOT her husband.

I suspected this because of something communicated to me recently, but with the prophetic dream now I know for certain that this is the case.

Sometimes people hold on to what is familiar even when they know it’s wrong. But I will say this. God holds us accountable for what we know and in this dream that is what is going to happen.

It’s like a man who has a wife. When he goes to any other woman to meet his needs it’s called ADULTERY and God is going to deal with it.

Like I said. I couldn’t make this up if I tried! 😉

Proverbs 5:15-21

New International Version (NIV)

15 Drink water from your own cistern,
running water from your own well.
16 Should your springs overflow in the streets,
your streams of water in the public squares?
17 Let them be yours alone,
never to be shared with strangers.
18 May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?
21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord,
and he examines all your paths.

Love Series: Straight Talk

steve-harvey-straight-talk-no-chaser-book-coverI want to scream right now! I just want a real Christian man to take a stand for righteousness! I am so very tired of so-called Christians who do not believe the bible, nor do they follow it. And then they pick and choose what they follow and mix it in with their own philosophy! SPARE ME!

I was reading Steve Harvey’s book and I have to say, I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Harvey. He is trying to help women understand men and that’s a good thing. I know Mr. Harvey is growing in his faith, but I’m going to need someone to stand up and tell the whole truth, even if it’s not what is politically correct!

In his book Steve was talking about what a man is looking for in his twenties, thirties, forties, etc. As I was reading about each stage, Mr. Harvey was sharing why a man does not want to marry until he finds out who he is and get’s himself together and I understand that. But there is a missing link as to why men don’t marry and that is because most men are fornicating.

The truth to why men don’t seek marriage is because they are able to have and are having sex outside of marriage, so there is NO DRIVE whatsoever to get married.

I wish there was one TRUE MAN OF GOD out there who would tell the truth and the whole truth. I’m telling you anytime you hear a man saying he doesn’t want to get married, or is taking his time, it’s because he is a FORNICATOR.

My best friend and I were talking about this minister on the Preacher’s of LA TV show. This man is 63 years old and has been divorced for 20 years. Listen, we keep it real. We were saying the reason the man does not feel the drive to marry is because he is getting a little something on the side. It’s already been confirmed that he had a baby out of wedlock with a young woman. Trust me, when men sit around for years and years and don’t marry, they are not living right, with few exceptions. I only know of one case (for real) where this man has been completely celibate since his divorce.

Oh. God is there anyone out there that will adhere to your word??

1 Corinthians 6:18-20

New International Version (NIV)

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

The Spirit of Adultery

aduleryBeen trying to figure something out. Just wondering why someone is so bent on doing for someone who is NOT his wife. So I began to pray in the spirit for a long time and God spoke. The Lord showed me it’s the spirit of adultery still at work.

Anytime a man wants to do for a woman who is not his mate, it’s adultery. Oh yes. You can be nice. But to become her Boaz, when she is not yours, is the spirit of adultery.

I pray that God break that spirit in the name of Jesus!

Matthew 5:27-28

New International Version (NIV)

Adultery

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Love Series: The Good Wife?

the goodwifeShe’s the perfect wife. She looks the other way while he cheats. She loves him unconditionally. She believes the lie that a man who sleeps with other women loves her. She is the perfect choice for a wife. It’s pure INSANITY…

It’s said that women who want the better things in life, must look the other way…I guess that is true!

You have to wonder about a woman who sticks with a cheater, when it’s been done to her before.

But that is not love. It’s STRONG DELUSION!

1 Corinthians 6:18

New International Version (NIV)

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.