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I Say A Little Pray For You…

Saying goodbye to the first Lady of Soul636676055426018760-Aretha-Franklin--Atlantic-R

As my title alludes… Franklin family I say a prayer for you this day. A prayer that includes requests for comfort, and peace as you grieve the lost of the patriot of your family. I pray that the good memories will lessen the sadness of your love one no longer being with you.

Like many other young girls during 1967 and 68 I was dancing and singing songs like; Respect, Chain A Fool, Think, and of course the song I referred to I Say A Little Prayer For You.

Many fond memories came to my mind as I listened to songs being played today to honor this woman that was truly blessed with an awesome voice.

I wonder how many know that Aretha Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. Wikipedia








Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.                                          Is. 43:19 King James 2000

Watching my sister come to the desert and put her roots down deep was a joy to watch. Once settled in, it was all over but the shaking; I felt she was like… hmm how much adventure can I expose my family to.    mountain-adventure

At the same time she and her husband desired to instill faith, family, and good work ethics into their children.  Between our two families we have ten children; and I am sure if we had allowed them a vote they would have declared yard work illegal during their teenage years!

I think my sister could grow flowers and vegetables on the moon! oberia's-vines

Over the years I have watched as she took seedlings and cuttings and lovingly nurtured them into beautiful mature plants.

She and her husband enjoy sitting outside in the cool of the morning enjoying nature, the results of her labor, and each other.

Sometimes we may feel forgotten and all alone, as if we are on the backside of the desert. Beat down by the scorching sun and stifling heat (caused by situations and circumstances); just longing for a cup of water for our thirsty souls.

We get so down on ourselves we can’t seem to find beauty in hardly anything. Joy and happiness seem like things that only happen for other people.

Please know there is One who is concerned about our situations, circumstances, and our lives. Just as He promises to bring rivers to the desert places, He offers us living waters for our thirsty souls. “But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”   John 4:14 King James 2000desert-love-mountain-view

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we have a loving Heavenly Father that sees beauty in what some would say is the least of us.

We have but to accept His love.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ”  John 3:16  KJ2000

Thank you to my sister Oberia for sharing her photos with me 🙂

Good Bye To Megyn’s Nana

You did it Megyn…such a lovely tribute to your Nana.  I know you and your family will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family as you say good-bye.

Talk about transparency, to share such personal look into your heart, and you did it with such class. Not in a distasteful way, trying to pull on your viewers heart strings to drum up popularity.

It’s not like I know you personally, but I admire the way you handle yourself and how you report the news. With all this said I just want to say I’m sure your Nana would be very proud of you today.

Prayers for you and your family. May God bless you all as you walk through the coming days and months.

Remember the good times!