Hump Day, LOL Wednesday
"What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it."
~ Alexander Graham Bell
Word of the Day
Psalm 73:25-26 AMP
Whom have I in heaven [but You]? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the rock and strength of my heart and my portion forever.
J.Moss Launches Ministry
J. Moss and wife Melanie as they set to launch Living Waters Church in downtown Detroit on March 5th. A month long celebration of special services mark the launch of the new ministry from one of gospel’s powerful voices.
Derrick Starks Continues the Family & Friends Tradition
The late Ron Winans was instrumental in the introduction of great Gospel singers, musicians and songwriters via his Family and Friends recordings. Billboard hit making producer and songwriter Derrick Starks was a recipient of Winans’ opportunity. From that humbling experience, Starks has gone on to additional successes in Gospel music, composing songs for Dorinda Clark Cole (He Brought Me, So Many Times, Take It Back), Bishop Paul S. Morton (Watching Over Me) and others. “One of my earliest songwriting opportunities came via the Ron Winans Family and Friends series’, Starks noted. “Those recordings exposed the country to some great musical gifts; we got to know We Must Work and the song stylings of Jesse Campbell and who can forget hearing Donnie McClurkin sing Stand for the first time?”
The Family and Friends Workshop and Recording is scheduled for August.
Conversation with Troy Sneed
I was blessed to talk to friend of the show, gospel artist/record label executive Troy Sneed. We talked about his new song "Kept By His Grace", his upcoming project, and the record industry as a whole and how consumers can help with gospel music being found in stores across the country.
Bishop Joseph Walker to be featured weekly on BET
Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III, Nashville-based Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church and Presiding Bishop of Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship International, will become the new featured minister on Black Entertainment Television (BET), called “The Relevant Word.” He will be bringing his message of hope in Jesus Christ to homes across the country beginning Sunday, March 5.
Bishop Walker follows in the footsteps of other influential black ministers who have regularly hosted programs on BET. Bishop Walker’s theme, explored weekly, will be “hope” and his messages will encourage listeners to believe in a better life and a better world regardless of circumstances — whether economic hardship, political turmoil, mental anxiety, or physical illness. Bishop Walker will help listeners gain a greater understanding of the biblical definition of hope as a “confident expectation” that, even though aspects of life are unknown and unclear, we are born to fulfill a true destiny.
“I am so honored to be the featured minister for ‘The Relevant Word,’ and I’m extremely grateful to BET for giving me this national platform to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Bishop Walker. “Most importantly, I am eager to encourage listeners across the country to live in hope. Through Jesus Christ, we can come to view the uncertainties of life in a more positive light, believing that God has a greater purpose for us.”
The Relevant Word set to premiere on March 5, 2017 and will air every Sunday at 6:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. CST. For more information on Bishop Walker and Mount Zion Baptist Church, please visit, www.mtzionnashville.org
LAPD names officer who fired gun during struggle with teens
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Police Department has named the officer who was angry with teens walking on his yard and discharged a gun during a scuffle with them outside his home in suburban Anaheim.
Police spokesman Captain Andy Neiman said Monday Officer Kevin Ferguson is back on the job but not working the streets.
Los Angeles and Anaheim police are investigating the confrontation last week that stemmed from an ongoing dispute.
No serious injuries were reported from the incident. Two teens were arrested.
Ferguson’s lawyer has said the officer feared one teen had a weapon.
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