Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to My Remarkable Man!

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Thursday I was listening The Michael Baisden Show. It was the last hour of the show and he had ladies calling in to give praise to their men for being great fathers. Listening got me to think about mine. Father’s Day is today. My physical gift of movie and dinner will come late, but I can’t help but to think of some of the many things about him and this special to me.
We have been together 11 years. Like every relationship we have had our ups and downs. Our trials and tribulations. However, through it all he has been a remarkable man and he's a remarkable father. He and my oldest didn't always get along, but I can never take away the fact that he always provided for him. Can't take away the fact that he's tried his best to help me raise another man's child which is never an easy task.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My "Bible in 90 Days" Challenge Intro

I will be honest and say that I have not been the Christian I should be. Like most I get caught up in the daily routines of work and family. Forget to wake up each day and thank the Lord. Avoid making time to read the Lord's glorious words. I make stupid excuses to avoid attending Sunday school and church. I have made more of an effort over the past couple of months, but not enough.

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Activity Update

I haven't posted here for a few weeks because I have been extremely busy. It seems as if I suddenly became overwhelmed with everything at once. There have been a few bad (well unproductive) days a work, but I have had many wonderful experiences with my family.

On May 31st we attended the 1st Annual Pentecost Explosion” worship and praise celebration in Birmingham, AL at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. It was the first time I have been to Birmingham in all the 11 years living here in Alabama. Normally, we don't attend these types of church gatherings, but Ernest was apart of the 1000 voice choir along with his mother and sister. At first I thought it would be a very boreing preaching type celebration. You know the type where you listened to several preachers discuss the word almost repeatedly. However, I was proven wrong. From the moment they ended the annoucements (which took about a good 15 minutes) there was singing, dancing, praising, and excitement. There was absolutely no way you could be there and not feel joy. Not feel blessed. The music was simply wonderful and the choir sounded beautiful. The guest artist was Kathy Taylor. She is a national gospel recording artist, songwriter, producer, and community activist. Her voice is truly a blessing from God. The guest preacher was Reverand William D. Watley, Ph.D. He is the Senior Pastor of the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, NJ. He delivered a wonderful message. It was all truly a wonderful experience and we will no doubt be going back every year. I will also try to share the video with you once I get a copy of it. Hopefully it would move you as much as it did us.