June 23, 2007

Psalm 40:28

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

A True Father © By Debra M. Booth

Most any man can father a child for this we know is true,
but to be a good dad there's a whole lot more for all these men to do.

They have to have strength to endure long days even though their bodies be tired, the love in their hearts has to show in their eyes to the child who so admires.

They have to show honesty through each day and show that life is worth living, they have to show caring in all they do in taking and in giving.

Understanding has to be a big part of the father's heart as well, and though he feels pain or hurts at times he may never, never tell.

They have a great laughter that shows in their eyes and comes rolling from within, to light up the faces of each little child as each day draws to an end.

Hopes for today, Dreams for tomorrow is what they must keep showing, and though they grow old they still feel great joy, for the love of their children keeps growing.

*excerpted from http://www.poetryamerica.com/read_poems.asp?id=428637*

June 15, 2007

Something to Think About......

Notes from Bible Study and Sunday Services

"When people do not have respect for you, they just tolerate you. Anyone who is being tolerated by someone can surely expect some type of abuse to follow." -Les Brown

"I need to reshape the world I live" - Dr. Kenneth Robinson

"My success comes from reliance and total dependence on God" - Dr. June Robinson

"When I understand my purpose, I am unstoppable." - Dr. Kenneth Robinson

"Fear is not the absence of Courage. Fear fuels Courage." - Dr. Kenneth Robinson

"One day of favor is more than a lifetime of all my labor." - Dr. Kenneth Robinson

"Change your diet and change your destiny" - Drs. Kenneth and June Robinson

June 9, 2007

Gospel Music Channel Celebrates Black Music Month

Gospel Music Channel Celebrates Black Music Month
with Concerts and Specials Featuring Gospel Music's Legends and Today's Hitmakers

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) - Gospel Music Channel, the nation’s first and only 24/7 all Gospel/Christian music television network, will celebrate Black Music Month in June with month-long programming that will pay tribute to the rich musical contributions African-American musicians, singers, and composers have made to the culture of our Nation and to the world.

The Gospel Music Channel’s Black Music Month programming will include a diverse and rousing schedule of specials, returning series and special events featuring artists like Ben Harper, Blind Boys of Alabama, Kirk Franklin, Anointed, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Byron Cage, Walter Hawkins, Nicole C. Mullen, The Clark Sisters, Mahalia Jackson, and Shirley Caesar.

Every Sunday in June, prime time will be dedicated to exclusive Black Music Month specials and documentaries:

* June 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Gospel Music Channel presents the documentary special, Mahalia Jackson: Give God the Glory, capturing the excitement of her triumphant European tour of the early 1970's, with performances and behind-the-scenes footage.

* June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Gospel Music Channel presents the digitally re-mastered Say Amen Somebody. This award-winning 1982 documentary, sponsored by Allstate, focuses on two of the pioneers of modern gospel, Thomas Andrew Dorsey and "Mother" Willie Mae Ford.

* June 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Gospel Music Channel presents Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama Live at the Apollo, a one-night-only SRO performance of the Grammy winning album, There Will Be a Light. The show was produced at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater, with backing by Harper’s band, the Innocent Criminals, and featuring electrifying performances with the Blind Boys.

* June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Gospel Music Channel presents Gotta Serve Somebody, The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan, an exclusive special in which today's top gospel artists, including the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Aaron Neville and Shirley Caesar reinterpret the gospel songs of Bob Dylan from his critically acclaimed Slow Train Comin" and Saved albums. The special also includes live footage of Dylan performing When He Returns (Slow Train Coming) during a 1980 concert.

Other highlights for Black Music Month programming on The Gospel Music Channel:

* June 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Gospel Music Channel presents the world premiere of Hometown Gospel: Atlanta. This special delivers the rich history, flavor and contemporary spirit of gospel and Christian music in Atlanta, hosted by Stellar and Grammy Award winner Byron Cage.

* Various times/dates. Faith and Fame. Gospel artists share stories of their lives, family, music and faith. GMC viewers go behind the scenes for a tour of the private world of stars such as Bishop Paul Morton, Blind Boys of Alabama, Yolanda Adams, The Williams Brothers, Byron Cage, Walter Hawkins, and Dorothy Norwood.

* Various times/dates. Front Row Live. Throughout June, powerhouse gospel artists host their own concert performances produced exclusively for Gospel Music Channel. Featured artists include The Clark Sisters and Kirk Franklin.

About Gospel Music ChannelGospel Music Channel (GospelMusicChannel.com) is the first and only 24-hour, advertiser-supported, all music entertainment network devoted to the uplifting, inspiring, and diverse music that is gospel. Gospel Music Channel embraces an audience that crosses cultures and captures generations, delivering a fan base so large and passionate it deserves its own network. From the soulful voices that fill the storied halls of Harlem to the contemporary sounds of today’s Christian pop, rock, hip hop, and R&B, gospel music has never been more diverse, and Gospel Music Channel has it all. GMC can be seen on various cable systems around the country.

Phyllis Caddell
626-795-4077 ext.2

Source: http://www.blacknews.com/pr/gospelchannelblackmusic101.html

June 7, 2007

My Prayer

Dear GOD:

Teach me how to mind my own business! To take of myself. To remember that
there are just certain things that certain people have to go through.

Please remind me:
That I can't fix anyone; nor can I change them, and when there is something
that others cannot do for themselves, they need to come to You, not me.

Give me the Strength to:
Hear with compassion; to watch with empathy; to Pray and trust Your
merciful grace; and how to stay put and still until You tell me to move.

Allow me to be:
A guide to the lost; a teacher to the willing; a Blessing to the meek;
a tool and not a doormat.

Inspire me to:
Give and move on; share without controlling; expect the best for others
no matter how bad it looks; and to know that when I don't do it, You will!

Faith in the Valley

*This was sent to me by one of my email buddies.*