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!



How Did I Get Here?

fastandprayHow could something that started out in the mind of God suddenly become despised? I’m not talking about me. I just wonder how HIS perfect will, could get to this point.

I am definitely at a turning point. I saw something on Facebook that shook me to the point where I had to get up (see below). I know in order for God’s purpose to come to pass, it’s going to take great discipline and sacrifice.

Yet, others live sloppy lives and it seems they get what they want. But others of us struggle and contend for what HE SAID, and we are tossed by the wayside.  But I have lived this before and I know better. This is the perfect time for this soul-tie to break. The truth is, despite what it looks like, it’s already broken.

If it means I can’t eat for the HOLIDAYS, so be it. I’ll not miscarry this time. I will not watch someone else enjoy what God says belongs to me!

The pain of discipline weighs much less than the heavy load of regret!!

Let the discipline begin!

Cyber Relating

I’ve been going back and forth about the title of this blog. Yes, I know, it seems I come up with a lot of random posts, but really it’s what I am going through at the time. When I first started, I don’t know what the purpose was. I know I wanted to minister through my experiences and I still feel that way. But lately this is been a place for me to vent, so that I don’t do it somewhere else. So forgive me for posting so much. Even if only one persons reads and gets something out of it, I’m okay with that.

I’ve shared on here that have met a few people through cyberspace. I know we all have. A few of the ladies had become phone buddies for a while. Lately, there were only two left and one that I speak to over the phone. The lady that I speak to over the phone is one that I lost contact with, but found again on Facebook and we starting talking again.

The other lady is someone who I have conversed with primarily through instant messages for about 5 years now.  Yes, that long and we have never met! We talked on the phone for a short season, but honestly, it was hard to continue because I couldn’t get a word in. lol For some reason I draw those kinds of people because I’m a good listener.

Lately this relationship has not been great. We have had lots of misunderstanding over the years and honestly I  think I made a mistake continuing. The truth is, I have felt the desire to disconnect many times because of dishonesty. I’m not sure if she realizes it. She is a nice person as far as I know, just not honest. One thing I am NOT is a liar and I really despise lying and hate when people lie on me.

Recently, she has said that I have been ‘stalking” her. Well nothing could be further from the truth. It’s really been quite the opposite. Like I said, I probably should have disconnected a long time ago, but every time I did, she would throw a fit about how she knew I would kick her to the curb eventually. It wasn’t that. It just concerned me that she would distort the truth all the time. And she had done that concerning me on many occasions.

Recently I deleted her off Facebook and my yahoo messenger and she asked me about it and I told her I did and what did she do? She requested my friendship again. lol. But I followed her.

So what is the point of this blog? It’s to talk about how you really can’t know a person in cyberspace. You can relate and get a sense of folks, but some things can’t be determined until you meet.  But the real point of this blog is to say  some folks are best left in cyberspace because you really don’t know what you are dealing with. Tonight, I deleted her for good. Lesson learned!

We Can Do Better

This powerful message posted to Facebook and I wanted to share!

WE CAN DO BETTER! by Tyler Perry

A couple of days ago a storm came through here that was crazy. I’ve never seen that much hail and rain. It reminded me of when I was living in my old house. Every time there was a bad storm I had to go through some major things to get the lights back on in the house. One time there was a storm so bad that lightning hit the house and all the power went out. I looked across the street and my neighbor had power, so I knew the problem was just in my house.

Stay with me, I’m going somewhere here…

I knew I had to get to the circuit breaker to fix what was going on. Now, in my old house, the breaker box was in the attic, and in order to get to it I had to climb a ladder, go up a flight of stairs and then climb over an air conditioning unit, all the while trying to not step through the ceiling joist or I would go straight through the sheet rock. And imagine trying to do all of this in the dark. But I had to do it if I wanted lights on in my house.

I got to the breaker box and started turning the breakers back on. For those of you who are not up on your DIY (do it yourself, LOL), the circuit breakers protect the house from further damage by turning themselves off if they get too much power or pull too much power to them.

As I was thinking about this yesterday I started thinking about us as people, as souls… me, you and any other human on this planet. What is common about us all is that we all, at one time or another, will go through or have been through a storm, and sometimes the storms are so bad that they turn off circuit breakers in our lives. We can look at others who have gone through the same storm and they are fine, like my neighbor across the street. They had power, but I was in the dark. Same storm, but it affected me differently. Many people can have the same experience and get over it but it affects each of us differently. Never let someone tell you to just get over it because they did. It’s not that simple.

When circuit breakers shut down in our lives they usually turn off to protect us from trauma, but just because they turn off doesn’t mean that they are supposed to stay off. A lot of times we leave them off because we don’t want to do all that is necessary to reach the breaker box to turn them back on. So what happens? We begin to live a life that is not as bright and fulfilling as it was originally designed to be. You just stay in the dark because it’s easier to not go through what you need to go through for healing. Trust me, I’ve been there, lived there for a while until I realized that I wanted all the lights on in my soul. I had to get these breakers back on.

Why am I saying this to you? Well I know that God designed all of us to live the fullest life that we can, to live in the light, love and joy. It is my hope and prayer today that you will start to do the work to turn on some of the breakers that may have been turned off in your life by difficult moments. What do I mean by that? If you have a dream and you stopped dreaming because it got too hard, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on. If you decided that you wouldn’t love anyone else because you’ve been hurt, that’s a breaker that’s been turned off. Turn it back on. If you have decided to give up on life because nothing seems to go right, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on. If you have given up on your kids because they won’t do the right thing, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on.

You see what I mean? Go through your life and look at all the people who have hurt you. Look at all the situations that have left you in the dark. Turn those breakers back on. Live in a full house. One of my favorite scriptures says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven.” Light up your soul!


Yes, to Your Will Lord

I am sitting in the library after paying a bill and an acquaintance instant messaged, me talking about her problems with her kids. I mean she was venting…then the person in front of me at the library was looking at some half-naked women on the computer. I was trying to read an email and then someone messaged me from Facebook, all at one time! For a minute I felt like my head was going to pop off, and then I saw this post on my friends Facebook page and it brought such peace:

All I have to say is YES LORD!