Why the Death Penalty Just Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Most of us watched and followed yesterday as Troy Davis' fate was determined by the Supreme Court. I have to admit that I had mixed emotions throughout the day as I followed the coverage through several media outlets. I prayed, I cried, I became very angry, I even ALMOST forgot that I was a Christian for a second! Lol With that said, NO ONE has the right to play God!!! Whether it be a guilty or not guilty! Don't get me wrong! I'm not in any way or fashion saying that it's okay to murder someone and NOT pay the consequences. What I am simply saying is that we shouldn't have the power to take a life we didn't create especially since we are guilty until proven innocent instead of "Innocent Until Proven Guilty". Roland Martin made a good point yesterday. If we care so much about cases like this, Why do we avoid jury duty? Our vote might make the difference! It could be a matter of life or death! Think about that!

The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson Debuts at #1

You may remember a few months ago , Matthew Knowles (father of Beyonce Knowles) announced that he had signed Sunday Best's third season winner, Le'Andria Johnson to his new gospel label, "Music World Gospel". I'm starting to wonder if everything this man touches, turns to gold! Released on Sept. 6,2011, Le'Andria's debut album entitled "The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson" has managed to secure the #1 spot on the Gospel and Christian charts. “We are profoundly thankful for the initial success of Le’Andria’s debut project,” said Mathew Knowles, founder, president and CEO of Music World Entertainment. “It shows the power of partnership between music labels and TV, when it is the right brand. We look forward to working with future ‘Sunday Best’ winners and contestants. The feedback from retail has been extremely positive. And the reaction of the music-buying public is very encouraging.  Le’Andria will have a worldwide platform to bring her music and her message to audiences near and far, and we believe she will continue to grow her fan base that she developed on ‘Sunday Best.’” After being out of the national spotlight for over a year, Le’Andria states “It feels good. To God be the glory.”

Has Marriage Become Nothing More Than a Business Deal?

Remember when our grandparents were married till death did them part? What ever happened to that? They say money is the root of all evil. Studies have shown that financial problems are the #1 cause of divorces. There's no denying that the roles have changed in family units. Women are becoming the "head of households". Could this be the reason for the high divorce rate? Most couples are trading in their marriage licenses for divorce papers. 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce. We have got to Here's a gallery of our favorite couples who have (in spite of the ups and downs) managed to do it God's way. Rodney and Holly Robinson- Peete- Married since 1995 Rapper LL Cool J and Simone- Married since 1995 Actor Denzel Washington and Pauletta- Married since 1983. Did you know that Denzel donated 2.5 million dollars to help build the new West Angeles Church of God in Christ facility in Los Angeles? Actor Morris Chestnut and Pam- Married since 1995 NBA Player Horace Grant and Singer Tamia- Married since 1999 Actor/ Actress Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett- Married since 1997 Actor/ Actress Will and Jada Smith - Married since 1997 Actor/ Actress Duane and Tisha Campbell-Martin- Married since 1996 Magic Johnson and Cookie- Married since 1991 Rev. Run and Justine Simmons- Married since 1994 Actor/ Actress David and Tamela Mann- Married since 1988

Changing Your Circle

Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits. ~1 Corinthians 15:33 One of the first things we learn as we grow spiritually is that we sometimes outgrow our friends. It's inevitable! It happens to the best of us. Don't get discouraged! Not everyone , will be happy about the "new you". But don't let that stop you! Keep pushing forward in your Christian walk and God will bring the right people into your life! I remember dating a guy, we became engaged, and I started to notice that he had every excuse in the world when it came to going to church with me. This was a problem. A BIG problem! I was always taught that people come into your life for a reason. So I tried to convince myself that God placed me in my fiancee's life so that I would bring him closer to Him. But what I didn't want to acknowledge is that the same way God brings people in your life, So does the devil! Long story short, HE HAD TO GO!!! Now I make it a point to get an understanding on what kind of relationship he has with God before he can have a relationship with me!

Can You Hear Me Now?

Have you ever tried ignoring God? By that I mean, you pray for answers about a situation. But when God gives you an answer which is not pleasing to you, you convince yourself that it couldn't possibly be the answer God wants you to hear. You continue to ignore His signs. That is, until you get that "Can You Hear Me Now?" moment. Years ago, I was working a job that required me to work weekends. So this meant that I couldn't attend weekly services on Sunday. I prayed on the situation. I asked God to make a way for me to attend services on Sunday. Shortly after, I had a talk with my boss and explained to him my dilemma. He explained that because I was a supervisor he needed someone on the weekends, but if I was willing to step down from my position, he would offer me a position which would allow me to have weekends off. Problem was... I couldn't afford to take a pay cut (or so I thought). After long thought and consideration, I declined the position. Now it was officially time to start my job hunt. Not long after, I received another job offer which offered weekends off. The only problem was that the commute was a bit much. So what did I do? I turned the job down. A week later I was offered a position with another company. The problem with that one was... I wasn't thrilled about having to travel to another state to complete the training. This meant I would be away from my daughter for 2 weeks. As a single mom, this just didn't sit well with me. So once again, I turned down another position. Were these job offers the answers to my prayer? Well...A few months...