Ready to Motivate you this afternoon to move the mountains in your life and in your week! I saw The Shack last night I'll tell you all about it, Tasha Cobbs pulled off the surprise of the year, Tye Tribbett is going on Tour, CeCe Winans has her own day, I have tickets to see The Shack movie, Aki Jamal Durham will be with us for Successful Relationship Practices ...great music, and inspiration, also your inspiring quote of the day, attitude check of the week and the Word of the day!
"I don't want to be the judge anymore" - Mack, The Shack movie
Attitude Check of the Week
A leader's attitude is caught by his or her followers more quickly than his or her actions.
- John C. Maxwell
Word of the Day
Isaiah 25:1 AMP
[Song of Praise for God’s Favor] O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise and give thanks to Your name; For You have done miraculous things, Plans formed long, long ago, [fulfilled] with perfect faithfulness.
Aki Jamal Durham will be back with us this afternoon, and we'll discuss ways to make tough decisions.
Mom and I went to see The Shack last night, what an amazing film, I encourage everyone to see this movie! I'll have more chances to win passes, and later this week we'll have music and some books as well so stay tuned.
Tasha Cobbs Ties the Knot!
GRAMMY ® Award-winning recording artist Tasha Cobbs shocked friends, family and fans this weekend with a surprise wedding to longtime beau, acclaimed music director and producer Kenneth Leonard, Jr.
On Friday, March 3, 2017, the pair exchanged vows before an unsuspecting group of family and close friends who believed they were gathering for a private dinner party. News of the wedding surprised many as it saturated social media, but the nuptials had actually been in the works for quite some time.
“We've never kept our relationship a secret, but with both of us working publicly in the music industry, we wanted the opportunity to celebrate privately,” shares Cobbs. “After a year of premarital counseling and much planning, the timing was finally perfect. It was incredible to be able to surprise those closest to us!”
Kenneth Leonard, Jr. is the accomplished music director and keyboard player for several artists, including Soul singer Anthony Hamilton, R&B songstress Tamia, and Cobbs. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from North Carolina State University, Leonard is also an active music producer. His successful HISound conference equips professional musicians in various areas, including musical skill and industry know-how.
Tasha Cobbs became one of gospel music’s top artists when her 2013 hit, “Break Every Chain,” topped charts and garnered numerous accolades, including a GRAMMY ® Award. Named by Billboard Magazine as the Most Streamed Gospel Artist and Top Female Gospel Artist of 2016, Cobbs is currently working on new music, to be released on Motown Gospel later this year.
Tye Tribbett Bloody Win Tour
CeCe Honored With her own Day!
Congratulations to Cece Winans on being honored with the Key to the City of Valdosta, Georgia last week. City officials proclaimed Vivian Cody proclaimed February 23 Cece Winans Day. Winans shared the occasion on social media. An eventful week for the legendary gospel singer, she also had her first performance at The Opry on Saturday February 25. Winans new project Let Them Fall In Love, released in February and features the single “Never Have To Be Alone”.
Ben Carson’s first full week as secretary of Housing and Urban Development got off to a rough start on Monday after he described African slaves as “immigrants” during his first speech to hundreds of assembled department employees. The remark, which came as part of a 40-minute address on the theme of America as “a land of dreams and opportunity,” was met with swift outrage online.
Mr. Carson turned his attention to slavery after describing photographs of poor immigrants displayed at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. These new arrivals worked long hours, six or seven days a week, with little pay, he said. And before them, there were slaves.
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,’’ he said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
The comparison was first reported by USA Today and quickly drew the ire of social media users who attacked the secretary, who is African-American, for what they saw as racially insensitive comments. On Twitter, the comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg recommended Mr. Carson watch the 1980s mini-series “Roots.”