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India Arie Ready For Love

Dear LOVE:

Dear LOVE,

I have waited a long time to find you. A few times I thought I had found you, but it wasn’t you; just someone pretending to be you. When I first met you I thought the sun rose in your eyes and set with you each day, but it wasn’t you. I thought being in LOVE meant you becoming my everything, but it wasn’t you. I thought being in LOVE meant being lost in that other person. Not caring so much about what happened to me, but consumed by you, LOVE. It still wasn’t you. I thought I couldn’t breathe without you. I thought the world would end, and me with it; if it weren’t for this LOVE.

I compromised myself thinking that’s what you wanted me to do. I thought it was what you required for me to prove my LOVE. So I did it. Some things I changed because you asked; others because I would have done anything to hold on to you. Somewhere in the midst of this transformation I got lost. It was easy because it was never about me or me wanting to be LOVED. You were the priority…

DON’T PANIC BEFORE YOUR MIRACLE: ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE GOD OR YOUR LYING EYES?

Have you ever been so close to your miracle, your breakthrough that you could smell it, touch it, feel it? That’s where I am. I can’t give up right now, but it does look crazy. GOD doesn’t give vision without fruition. That’s what I keep telling myself. I consider myself a positive and inspirational person, but even I need a word of encouragement. Just as I was praying and crying out to GOD; my sister in Christ sent me a message. Something I needed.

"TO MY BEAUTIFUL SISTER VEELA, ALTHOUGH I DO NOT KNOW YOU BUT LET ME TELL YOU THIS, GOD LOVES YOU, HE HAS YOU IN HIS PLAN, HE HAS SEEN YOUR OBEDIENCE AND YOUR TEARS, BUT HE IS GOING TO TURN IT ALL AROUND AND YOU ARE FAVORED AND ONE DAY SOON YOU WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH SWEETIE."

It didn’t stop there; a good friend called and reminded me of a scripture that GOD gave me at the most critical time. Years ago GOD used a former boss who hated me to give this scripture to me.

7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8…

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE IF IT COULD SAVE A YOUNG GIRL’S/YOUNG MAN’S LIFE? MY OPEN LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER

Dear Court (Courtney):
Where should I start? There’s so much I want to say to you. First let me say that I’m really proud of the woman you are. You’re not my baby, but you’ll always be my baby. Okay so out of 23 years we’ve only had a few disagreements. They were BIG, but only a few. Remember that time we had that argument about Kurtis and you call yourself telling on me? You called Daddy remember? Didn’t you get a surprise? You’ve got to respect the fact that although Daddy lives in Kansas City and we live in Chicago he has never disrespected my decisions or questioned my authority when it came to you. I love him for that.

I had the guiltiest feeling when I decided to divorce Daddy. I felt that I was doing you a disservice. About to turn 5; in all your wisdom telling me how this was for the better, and that you felt better and so should I. I didn’t realize until we were out of the situation; how much pressure you were under. Constantly checking on me and asking if I was okay. Y…

DID I GET HEALED ON THE INTERNET?! ONLY GOD AND ME KNOW

I was contemplating my topic and I received confirmation this morning. I was going to post a particular song and GOD took me a different direction. I came upon Marvin Sapp’s PRAISE HIM IN ADVANCE. I love that song. Something I have to remember for myself, but what touched me was the comment under the video. This person confessed to being on the verge of suicide before they listened to the song. The lyric that stands out for me is, “Praise will confuse the enemy.” Amen to that! That’s part of the reason I wanted the gift of tongues early on. Literally, you ask GOD for a language that is your personal communication with HIM; language that you’ve never lied in, a language that you’ve never used to speak harshly to someone. I was coming home from a concert at Second Baptist when my Mother explained it to me just as my Godfather Otis had explained it to her. She said to think about GOD’S love being all around you and breathe in and out. I did and in that 10 minute drive I receive…